Accounting and Finance BSc (Hons) 2021/22 entry

Course code:

NN34

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years full-time (study abroad or work placement)

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £9,250

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Faculty:

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
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Course code:

NN34

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years full-time (study abroad or work placement)

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £9,250

Find out more

Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

FBLU028

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years full-time (study abroad or work placement)

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £13,900

Find out more

Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Overview

Understanding the financial world can lead you down many potential future career paths, and a degree in Accounting and Finance can give you the best start.

If you are interested in current financial issues and are considering a potential future career in either accountancy or finance, this course lets you sample the essentials of both disciplines to help you choose which interests you most.

Since almost every management job requires an understanding of budgeting and financial administration, this course can open up much broader potential future career options as, upon successful completion, it will equip you with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills in accounting and finance within a business context.

As part of our focus on your potential future career options, we will also aim to help you to develop the skills often quoted by employers as lacking in graduates including critical evaluation, self-direction and problem-solving, and IT skills.

You’ll also have the opportunity to work on our Trading Floor, which is equipped with 42 dual-screen Bloomberg terminals and a variety of industry standard software, allowing you the opportunity to explore how to put theory into practice.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

To ensure an optimised and continual student experience, the university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

This course is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for the 2021/22 intake. Upon successful completion of the course you will be able to secure certain exemptions from ACCA papers, depending on your choice of modules. Please note that additional papers will be required to be taken to become qualified through the ACCA, which will incur additional costs, and you will also need to fulfil the practical experience requirement. Qualifying will be subject to competitive application, availability, and meeting any applicable visa requirements. If the accreditation of this course changes, we would seek to notify applicants and students as soon as possible.


Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) Australia

Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) Australia

This course is accredited by the Chartered Practising Accountants of Australia (CPA) for the 2021/22 intake. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to secure exemptions from certain requirements to achieving CPA status. Please note that you will still be required to complete the CPA programme and fulfil the practical experience requirement to become certified, which may incur additional fees. This may also be subject to competitive application, availability, and meeting any applicable visa requirements. If the accreditation of this course changes, we would seek to notify applicants and students as soon as possible.

Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS)

Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS)

Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) – Coventry Business School is currently an active member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools, which has a membership of over 120 business schools and higher education providers, and supports its members in maintaining world-class standards of teaching and research.


European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)

European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)

European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) – Coventry Business School is currently an active member of the European Foundation for Management Development, a global membership organisation dedicated to management development, covering over 900 members across 91 countries.

Coventry Business School is recognised by the above memberships for the 2021/22 intake. There is currently no intention for either of these memberships to lapse however if either of these memberships were not to be renewed we would notify applicants and students as soon as possible.

Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)

Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)

This course is recognised by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) for the 2021/22 intake. CII recognition allows you to gain certain exemptions from some professional examinations, upon successful completion of this course (subject to application, availability, meeting applicable visa requirements and additional fees may apply). If there is any change to the recognition of this course by the CII, we would seek to notify applicants and students as soon as possible.


Chartered Institute for Management Accountants (CIMA)

Chartered Institute for Management Accountants (CIMA)

This course is recognised by the Chartered Institute for Management Accountants (CIMA) for the 2021/22 intake. Upon successful completion you will be able to secure exemptions from CIMA papers, depending on your choice of modules. Please note that additional papers will be required to be taken to attain the CIMA qualification, which will incur additional costs, and you will also need to fulfil the practical experience requirement. This may also be subject to competitive application, availability, and meeting any applicable visa requirements. If there is any change to the recognition of this course by the CIMA, we would seek to notify applicants and students as soon as possible.

Our Facilities

Lecture talking to student in the trading floor

Trading Floor

Students have opportunities to practice simulated trading and other finance-related activities using the various types of demo software available in the Trading Floor.

Business Simulation Suite

Business Simulation Suite

Coventry Business School's Business Simulation Suite utilises the latest business simulation software to give students the opportunity to improve their business skills.

DigiComm Lab Seating Area

DigiComm Lab

Designed to build creative minds, the DigiComm Lab is equipped with the latest industry-standard marketing and advertising software and devices to support your creative development.

What our graduates say

Studying Accounting and Finance at Coventry University has helped me get an insight into the relevant information on how businesses work and operate. I am looking to utilize these skills in the future and to start my own business.

Karan Talwar, BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance, graduated 2019

Course information

A key advantage of successfully completing this course is the flexibility that comes from gaining a wide breadth of knowledge across both disciplines of accounting and finance, with the opportunity to choose from a number of optional modules including Principles of Taxation, Audit and Assurance, Business Strategy or Portfolio Management.

As well as simulation and practical exercises, such as preparing financial statements or assessing financial investment options, you will have the opportunity to apply theory to real-life scenarios that you might encounter on a day-to-day basis as a professional. In the past, students have analysed financial statements from supermarket giants’ Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons; they’ve also looked at the competencies and skills of easyJet in comparison to its competitors to try to ascertain what has contributed to its financial success.

As an Accounting and Finance student at Coventry Business School, you’ll also have access to our Trading Floor, which is one of the largest of its kind in Europe. As well as being integrated into some of your modules, you will also have the opportunity to study towards professional certifications, such as the Bloomberg Market Concepts Certificate, in your own time using the Bloomberg terminals located in the Trading Floor (subject to availability). Such certifications could help develop skills that could be useful in any potential future career.

15th

Ranked in the top 15 Universities in the United Kingdom

Guardian Good University Guide 2020

Course specification
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Modules

Overview

In the first year, you will study a range of modules that cover the basics of accounting and finance and provide the necessary numeracy skills, including financial accounting, management accounting, mathematics, statistics and business economics.

Modules

  • Introduction to Finance

  • Introduction to Economics

  • Introduction to Management Accounting

  • Statistics for Finance and Accounting

  • Business Mathematics

  • Financial Accounting

  • Law for Business

  • Academic and Employment Skills

Overview

In your second year, you will have the opportunity to further deepen your knowledge of key areas of both accounting and finance through mandatory modules such as Management Accounting, Accounting Information Systems and Principles of Financial Investment. You’ll also have the option to select an optional module allowing you to tailor the course to your own areas of personal interest.

Modules

  • Financial Reporting

  • Accounting Information Systems

  • Management Accounting

  • Professional and Academic competencies

  • Principles of Financial Investment

  • Optional modules

    Choose one of the following modules:

    • Economics of Banking and Finance
    • Financial Services 
    • Principles of Taxation

Overview

After the second year, you have the option of taking a placement/study abroad year on an industrial placement or spending 12 months studying abroad to broaden your international perspective*.

Past students have secured placements with firms such as PwC, Ernst & Young, Deloitte, Jaguar Land Rover and the NHS, as well as positions with small and medium sized firms based in the West Midlands. A placement provides an excellent opportunity to obtain appropriate discipline-specific work experience on a much more significant scale than vacation or part-time work.

If you wish to undertake the optional study abroad/placement year*, you will take either the Placement Year module or the Study Abroad Year module which both typically run for a full academic year between years 2 and 3 of your course. You are able to progress onto the relevant module if you have successfully completed the first two years of the course (i.e. having accumulated 240 credits) and have a confirmed opportunity two weeks prior to the start of the academic year, however we encourage international students to confirm their placements earlier to ensure they are able to meet any applicable visa requirements. Students opting for either the work placement or study abroad module* will be registered on a non-credit bearing module and therefore no additional tuition fees apply. While the modules do not bear credits, they do require completion of a marked assessment reflecting on your placement/study abroad or work placement experience. Following successful completion of this assessment, the module selected will appear on your final academic transcript. Students will thus graduate with 360 credits in total, assuming successful completion of their final year.

*Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

Modules

Overview

In the final year of study, a wide range of optional modules are available to further tailor your studies – from Portfolio Management to Audit and Assurance. You will be required to conduct a project to demonstrate your understanding of accounting and finance; students often choose a specific contemporary issue of interest to them.

One former student followed up his placement working at the NHS by studying in-depth the option to build a new hospital using a private finance initiative (PFI), another studied the impact of financial fair play regulations introduced by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) from 2012, which prevent professional football clubs spending more than they earn and getting into financial difficulties.

Modules

  • International Finance

  • Corporate Financial Management

  • Project

  • Optional modules

    Choose three of the following modules:

    • Audit and Assurance
    • Advanced Financial Reporting
    • Advanced Management Accounting
    • Business Strategy
    • Portfolio Management
    • Investment Analysis

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

In more detail...

  • Outstanding facilities include our Trading Floor, which features 42 dual screen Bloomberg terminals – we are also currently a Bloomberg Experiential Learning partner, which recognises our commitment to integrating our terminals into our courses.
  • Coventry Business School was ranked ‘excellent’ in 2019 by Eduniversal, an annual ranking of business schools in over 150 countries.
  • In your third year, there is the opportunity to select from a range of optional modules, allowing you to tailor your studies to a particular area of interest.
  • Professional accreditation from some of the UK’s leading professional accounting bodies, whose representatives have visited our previous students in the past to speak about the professions and give advice and guidance on how to potentially secure a job (subject to availability). Please refer to the Accreditation and Professional Recognition and Exemptions section.
  • Practical focus includes preparing and analysing financial statements, as well as studying the impact of finance on real businesses through case studies of a diverse range of organisations, including easyJet, Ryanair, Apple and Ben & Jerry’s.
  • Access to the university’s sigma centre, which provides maths and statistics support through drop-in sessions with experienced tutors.
  • Support from our employability team throughout your course. Many of our employment team have previously worked in industry and have experience of being a recruiter; they understand the labour market, the skills employers look for and the processes used by employers to select candidates. Please note that staff may be subject to change.
  • Opportunity for all students to apply for an internship or sandwich placement*, typically as a trainee accountant or in management accounting role, with previous students working at large firms in retail, healthcare and professional services, as well as a large number of small to medium-sized accountancy firms and business organisations.

Opportunity for all students to apply for an internship or sandwich placement, typically as a trainee accountant or in management accounts, which previously has included companies such as Tesco, the NHS, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), IBM, Toys R Us, as well as a large number of small to medium-sized accountancy firms and organisations.

Our main study themes are:

  • Accounting and finance fundamentals: The basic principles, rationale and methods used in analysing, recoding, planning and managing accounts or finances.
  • Taxation and law: Study of relevant business law, as well as knowledge of company and personal tax.
  • Economics and business: Understanding how businesses operate within the external environment and the impact of for example competition or overseas tax legislation on profit and loss.
  • Statistical analysis and quantitative methods: Essential numeracy skills and analysis for financial reporting, forecasting and modelling, for example, evaluating how much debt a company can afford or the optimum percentage sales growth.

This course is available on a three-year full-time basis or a four-year basis, where between Years Two and Three there is one year of supervised work experience or a 12-month period studying abroad*. The Faculty’s employability team, the Talent Team, will support you in finding a suitable placement, preferably in an accounting or finance-related position in a private, public or charitable organisation.

The course can also be studied part-time, over six years. Find out more information on part-time study, including how to contact us directly to discuss how this course will be structured if you choose to take it on a part-time basis. Wherever possible, we introduce professionally relevant coursework and experiences. This may be a simple discussion about recent legislative changes or, for example, a look at whether a company’s commitment to environmental accounting, such as planting trees to offset their impact on global resources, is genuinely making a difference or just a marketing ploy. As part of the Principles of Taxation module, you may be tasked with defending a fantasy budget or debating contemporary tax issues like transfer pricing.

We also usually take part in an annual ‘Tax Week’, together with universities in Italy, Belgium and Germany, where students work together to tackle European-wide tax problems. Previously, for example, they have presented findings and recommendations on behalf of a UK company with overseas subsidiaries, which requires knowledge of international corporate reporting, UK and overseas taxation and management reporting.

The Faculty of Business and Law’s Progress Coaches are available to all students with the Faculty, and can answer questions and give advice throughout your time on the course, on academic issues as well as personal ones.

* Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

Teaching methods include: weekly lectures, small group seminars and tutorials.

Meet our staff

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Philip McCosker is an Academic Course Director for Accounting degrees

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This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include formal examinations, phase tests, essays, group work and presentations.

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.

On successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Understand the complex and dynamic global business environment in which accounting operates including awareness of interdependencies between the regulatory, legal, ethical and economic frameworks.
  • Identify, extract and interpret data from a variety of financial and other numerical sources using appropriate financial analysis techniques and an appreciation of statistical concepts.
  • Record and summarise transactions and other global economic events; prepare financial statements in compliance with relevant regulatory requirements; and show awareness of the contexts in which accounting data and information is processed and used by different stakeholder groups.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the financial needs of business entities, an appreciation of how theory and evidence may be used to guide practice; the workings of capital markets; and the relationships between risk and return.
  • Critically evaluate a range of contemporary theories, models and concepts in accounting and finance, and synthesise these to devise optimal strategies for entities.
  • Apply critical, analytical and problem-solving skills, including critical analysis and evaluation of data, drawing reasoned conclusions to formulate effective strategies for individuals or organisations.
  • Use contemporary information and communications technology for the acquisition, analysis and communication of information.
  • Effectively communicate and present quantitative and qualitative information, analysis and findings in a form appropriate to the intended audience.
  • Evidence effective critical self-reflection, ethical awareness, intercultural awareness and well-developed interpersonal skills including numeracy, global networking, collaborative problem-solving and effective time management.

We set out below the typical teaching contact hours that you will receive on this course. Teaching contact hours will vary in different semesters and years of study and may vary due to module selection. In addition to the contact hours below, we offer the opportunity to attend additional optional sessions, including sessions with the Faculty’s progress coaches, or to meet with staff during their advice and feedback hours.

Within your first and second year, you will have around 12 contact hours of teaching a week which includes:

  • Medium group teaching: practical classes, seminars or workshops per week.
  • Large group teaching: lectures each week.

In your final year, if you are undertaking a project/dissertation, there is a greater emphasis placed on independent study and therefore total contact hours may be reduced.

In addition, you will be expected to undertake a significant amount of studying and revising in your own time each week, including some guided study using for example, seminar exercises or online activities.

You will have the opportunity to take part in a number of overseas field trips*, designed to help further your ability to work in different cultural contexts and with students from other countries. In the past, our students have had the opportunity to visit universities in China and Malaysia to study alongside students, see how finance is taught internationally, appreciate the issues in different countries and broaden their perspectives.

Closer to home, you can participate in European field trips* as part of the annual Tax Week initiative or the annual Audit Week, both of which are conducted in partnership with European universities, and see students work collaboratively on related projects.

Coventry University also offers the Global Leader’s Programme, an extracurricular option designed to help develop you into a potential future world leader in your field – with the opportunity to engage in workshops, networking and international experiences.* There is a fee to join, but it covers you for the whole three year programme.

* Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2018/19, we provided a total of 5,469 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni in 2016/17


5,469

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2018/19


12,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally since 2016


12

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

What our graduates say

Coventry University offers a great amount of student support and field trips. Additionally, Coventry University has a Global Leaders Program (GLP) which allow students to attend workshops and further focus on personal development.

Karan Talwar, BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance, graduated 2019

Entry Requirements

University Course Code: FBLU028
A Level BTEC IB Diploma GCSE requirement
ABB-BBB DDM 31-30 points Minimum 5 GCSE's graded 9-4 / A* - C including Maths and English.

A-Levels

A-Level applicants are required to have three
 A2 Levels. Coventry University may include AS grades within an offer for certain courses, but we are not able to accept two AS Levels in place of one A2 Level. In some courses it may be necessary for entrants to have passed specific A2 Levels in nominated subjects. Please see the course pages for more information.

Access Diplomas

The Access Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit, plus GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics at grade C or above.

Coventry University welcomes applicants who have completed, or who are studying, the Access to HE Diploma developed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Successful completion of the course will require you to gain 60 credits with at least 45 to be achieved at Level 3 (with the remainder at Level 2). In some cases we will require you to have gained Merit or Distinction grades in a number of units or in nominated subjects. For more information on the entry requirements for your chosen course please see the relevant course pages.

BTEC Level 3 Diplomas

The University will accept the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma for entry to most courses. In some cases we will require applicants to have studied either certain named modules or a specific named Diploma. The appropriate course page will have full information on the entry requirements. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry to degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that provide a total volume of study that is equivalent to three A2 Levels. For example, you could be studying a BTEC Level 3 Diploma plus an A2 Level, or a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma plus two A2 Levels. Where a specific A2 or BTEC subject is required for entry then you must be offering this as part of your combination of qualifications.

Please visit our page on European entry requirements for more information about specific country information.

Portfolio

Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance amongst other things. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force from time to time.

English as a Foreign Language: An IELTS of 6.0 overall. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Select your region to find detailed information about entry requirements:

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS 6.0. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

What our graduates say

What really attracted me to Coventry University is that it offered an option of a sandwich year for this course, along with plenty of international placements.

Sara Ahmed, BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance, graduated 2019

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.

Starts

Fee


September 2021

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship.

Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2021

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2021

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £13,900 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

Course essentials at no extra cost

We're committed to communicating study costs clearly to make sure you're not faced with having to make any unexpected payments.

This is why our ‘Flying Start’ package provides you with a few course essentials. Your full-time fee for an undergraduate degree will cover the following:

UK field trips

Any mandatory site visits and trips within the United Kingdom.

Key material

This can include core textbooks, software and equipment.

Laser prints

1,000 A4 sides of black and white laser printing credits per year.

Optional year

Pay no tuition fees for optional work placements or study abroad trips.

The following are additional costs not included in the fees: Any optional overseas field trips or visits: £400+ per trip. This course may incur additional costs associated with any field trips, placements or work experience, study abroad opportunities or any other opportunity (whether required or optional), which could include (but is not limited to), equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire, travel, accommodation and visas).

EU student fees

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year remain eligible for the same fees as home students and the same financial support. Financial support comes from Student Finance England, and covers undergraduate and postgraduate study for the duration of their course, providing they meet the residency requirement.

For tuition fee loans

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland for the three years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that three year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

For maintenance loans

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the UK and Islands for the five years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that five year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

What our alumni say

What I like most about is Coventry University is that it is a very multicultural and opens doors for students to embrace their heritage through societies and more. I have decided to get involved with this and open a Somali society, for example.

Sara Ahmed, BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance, graduated 2019

Career prospects

Graduate Immigration Route visa

Based on current information from the UK Government, international students whose study extends beyond summer 2021 may be eligible for a visa under the UK Government’s Graduate Immigration Route, which will enable students to stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to two (2) years. Check the most up to date guidance available to check your eligibility and any updates from the UK Government before making an application or enrolment decision.

Our course is designed to give you the opportunity to gain the practical skills and experience needed for your potential future career, so that upon successful completion you have the confidence to give sound financial advice and make effective financial decisions.

You’ll also benefit from exploring a wide range of desirable professional skills, including team working; critical evaluation; self-directed learning; problem-solving; action planning and organising; written and oral communication; presentation; questioning and listening. The following personal qualities will also be addressed in each of the skills modules: achievement orientation; initiative and creativity; self-confidence; decisiveness; reflectiveness; adaptability and flexibility.

On successful completion, you should be well placed to pursue a wide variety of potential future careers options in areas such as finance, management, accounting, banking, personal and corporate finance, business, or education in private, public and third sector organisations. Alternatively, this course could set you on the path towards a professional qualification as a Chartered Accountant.

Additionally, you may decide to continue your studies at postgraduate level to further enhance your employability. Here at Coventry, we offer the MSc Accounting and Financial Management and the MSc Professional Accountancy, which is designed to help prepare you for exams with the Association for Chartered Certified Accountants. Please note that further study opportunities are subject to competitive application, availability, meeting any applicable visa requirements and additional fees may apply.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your potential future career options and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your potential future career.

Where our graduates work

Our past graduates have gone on to work in a number of roles including trainee-chartered accountants, finance assistants and financial advisors.

95%

of students in work or further study six months after finishing this course (DLHE 2016/17)

What our graduates do

This course allowed me to secure offers from high profile multinational companies even before graduation. I also spent a year in Rotterdam studying with students from around the globe.

Natalia Wawrowska, BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance, graduated 2014, now Buyer at Aston Martin Lagonda
Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. A copy of the 2020/21 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the university will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.