Accounting and Finance BSc (Hons)

 

Course Code

UCAS Code: NN34
International Code: FBLU028

Location

Coventry University (Coventry)

 

Study mode

Full-time
Part-time
Sandwich

Duration

3 years full-time
4 years full-time with study abroad / professional placement

Start date

September 2022
January 2023


Course overview

Study level: Undergraduate

Gain a solid foundation of knowledge and skills for a broad range of potential career options within finance, accountancy or general management. 

Sound financial knowledge and accountancy skills are needed for most forms of business to make the right decisions, develop the right strategies and achieve growth while also considering issues of ethics and sustainability. Almost every management job requires an understanding of budgeting and financial administration to ensure the business remains on track and meets its targets. This highly practical course will give you the opportunity to: 

  • Gain a solid grasp of accounting techniques, taxation, financial legislation, financial management and business strategy and demonstrate how these are being applied in today’s business world.
  • Attain a wide breadth of knowledge across both disciplines of accounting and finance while developing skills often quoted by employers as lacking in graduates including critical evaluation, self-direction and problem-solving, and IT skills. 
  • Apply theory to real-life scenarios that you might encounter on a day-to-day basis as a professional. 
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Global Ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

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Teaching excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

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Employability

Career ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Why you should study this course

By studying this course you will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain ACCA, ICAEW, CIMA and CPA Australia accreditation
    Study on a course with professional accreditation from some of the world’s leading professional accounting bodies.
  • Put your skills to the test
    Prepare and analyse financial statements, as well as studying the impact of finance on real businesses through case studies of a diverse range of organisations.
  • Develop practical skills in our Bloomberg Trading Floor4
    Develop your skills in our Trading Floor, featuring 42 dual screen Bloomberg terminals. You will also have the opportunity to gain the Bloomberg Market Concepts Certificate, on successful completion of a short course (subject to availability).
  • Benefit from real-world exposure
    Prepare for a future career in accounting and finance with a work placement2, typically as a trainee accountant or in a management accounting role. Past students have undertaken placements with L'Oreal, Vauxhall Motors, and Digitus Accountancy Limited.
  • Tailor your studies
    Select from a range of optional modules in your final year, allowing you to tailor your studies to a particular area of interest.

Accredited by:

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 2022/23 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.


Exemptions

Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW)

This course is recognised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) for the 2022/23 intake. Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to secure particular exemptions from certain ICAEW papers, depending on your selection of modules, and you will also need to fulfil the practical experience requirement to qualify as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant. Please note this is subject to availability, meeting any applicable visa requirements and additional costs.

Chartered Institute for Management Accountants (CIMA)

This course is recognised by the Chartered Institute for Management Accountants (CIMA) for the 2022/23 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.

Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)

This course is recognised by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) for the 2022/23 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).


Memberships

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) – Coventry Business School is currently an active member of Ethe 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 2022/23 intake.

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Reflecting on my 3 years at Coventry University, I can wholeheartedly say I have had access to some of the best teaching and learning environments in my life. All my course tutors have a professional way of teaching and are quick to respond to any queries I have had. Coventry University has allowed me meet lifelong friends, partake in numerous new opportunities and further develop many life skills alongside studying for my degree. If I had the chance to study at university again, Coventry would be at the top of the list.

Charlie Seagrave, BA Accounting and Finance student (quoted 2021)
Charlie Seagrave

What you'll study

The main study themes covered on this course 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.
  • Research skills:  Analyse and discuss contemporary accounting and finance issues; explore research methodology and research methods; synthesise and evaluate data from a range of sources.
  • Employability skills:  Designed to provide you with the opportunity to develop a range of generic skills that will be of value in any potential future employment, following graduation, including teamwork, numeracy, literacy, oral communication, ITC skills, and time management.

The course has a common first year curriculum with the Accountancy BSc (Hons) course, providing an opportunity to broaden your knowledge of accountancy and personal finance, together with key elements of business and decision-making. 

Successful completion of the first year provides the foundations for all further study on this course. We will explore a range of topics that cover the basics of accounting and finance, including financial accounting, management accounting, finance, mathematics, statistics and business economics.

You will need 120 credits to pass the year.

Modules

  • This module aims to provide you with an understanding of the importance of business finance, and of the constraints and opportunities relating to business finance.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to introduce you to the economic environment in which a business organisation operates. It also helps you to develop an understanding of basic economic concepts that are applicable to careers in business, accountancy, and finance.

    Compulsory

  • The principal aims of this module are to

    • Introduce you to the nature and behaviour of costs, the various approaches to the treatment of overheads and the different methods of costing available to the professional management accountant.
    • Introduce you to the concept of budgeting, measurement of variances, contribution analysis and other accounting concepts.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to provide you with transferable skills required for subsequent accounting and finance modules. In addition it provides the statistics based skills required to obtain exemptions from professional qualifications. The module will give the student a grounding in two principal areas:

    • ICT skills: basic I.T. based numeracy skills and also accounting data-based research skills using appropriate databases resources.
    • Statistics: an introduction to statistical methods relevant to accounting and finance including: descriptive statistics, statistical inference and regression modelling.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to develop your ability to apply appropriate mathematical techniques to financial and economic problems. It starts by applying basic mathematical methods that you will have covered at GCSE level or equivalent, and then introduces you to other techniques in the context of financial and economic applications.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to introduce you to the main principles behind recording and presenting financial information for external reporting worldwide, the systems and techniques used by businesses to produce these statements and the core concepts underpinning these statements.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to identify and deal with a range of legal issues likely to be encountered in business. This will include an understanding of how the law works and the ability to apply the law to appropriate scenarios.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to provide you with a range of skills which will enable you to become effective learners and enhance your employability. During the module you will be introduced to a range of subject specific knowledge and communication skills. In addition you will be introduced to a personal development planning and will be encouraged to become reflective learners.

    Compulsory

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.

You will need 120 credits to pass the year.

Modules

  • This module builds on the Financial Accounting module and focuses primarily on the preparation and interpretation of published financial statements by public limited companies. Through use of real world examples, you will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and apply a number of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) and accounting theory in the preparation of published financial statements for entities, including a simple group structure. You will also develop the skills necessary to critically analyse and interpret these financial statements and become aware of limitations in published accounting information.

    Compulsory

  • The Accounting Information Systems module explores the processes by which financial and management accounting is supported by various Enterprise Resource Planning Tools such as (SAP), and market leading software such as (SAGE) in the decision-making process.

    Compulsory

  • This module investigates how relevant accounting techniques can be used to assist managers in decision-making. The aims are for students to understand the techniques, be able to apply them to business situations and to be aware of their limitations.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to further develop and practice a range of key skills required of the professional accountant and financier.

    Your academic research and writing skills will be improved by your having to identify a principal research question and carry out an initial literature review. Through this you will be prepared for the project or dissertation in accounting or finance required in the final year.

    Compulsory

  • This module looks at the goals of the firm and the roles of the financial markets, financial managers and stock market indices. It examines capital appraisal techniques and will equip you to understand various classes of financial assets and how they can be valued, how the cost of capital can be measured and the debate over whether capital structure affects the cost of capital.

    Compulsory

  • Choose one from the following modules:

    Economics of Banking and Finance - 20 credits

    The module examines the underlying principles and characteristics of money and banking that are the foundation for understanding their role in the economy. The aims of the module are to enable you to analyse the nature and functions of financial institutions, and to equip you with the necessary tools and concepts to explain and interpret the process of financial intermediation. It establishes a fair understanding of the system of regulation in financial markets.

    Financial Services - 20 credits

    This module intends to provide you with an understanding of the functions and operation of retail financial services in the UK and the international context. It aims to provide an advanced knowledge of the main financial products offered by the financial service industry in the UK and in other major countries. These will include investment, savings, borrowing, insurance and pension alternatives available to individuals. It also provides a background to financial advice at the personal level through an understanding of the regulation framework and the decision -making process.

    Principles of Taxation - 20 credits

    The overall aims of this module are to enable you to develop knowledge and understanding in the core areas of UK tax related to business and their employees, and to prepare simple tax computations for individuals and companies.

    Optional

Whilst we would like to give you all the information about our placement/study abroad offering here, it is often tailored for each course every year and depending on the length of placement or study abroad opportunities that are secured. Therefore, the placement and study abroad arrangements vary per course and per student. Request further information about going on a placement or study abroad year.

In your third year you have the option to apply for a placement, or study abroad year2, which can be spent overseas (studying with one of the participating universities or working) or on a placement in the UK2.

We currently have active relationships with several employers. Our Talent Team has also previously organised careers events, including TalentFest, which hosted a number of speakers from different organisations to give careers advice including KPMG, Natwest, McKinsey & Company, Fidelity International. Coventry Business School’s employability staff in the Talent Team can provide you with a wide range of support services in order to help you apply for a placement opportunity2, including mock interviews and CV writing workshops.

If you wish to undertake the optional study abroad/placement year2 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 can 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.

Modules

  • Optional

  • Optional

The final year of study is designed to provide a greater level of specialisation, with the chance to enhance your analysis and rigour, evaluative and critical thinking. 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 or dissertation to demonstrate your understanding of accounting and finance; students often choose a specific contemporary issue of interest to them.

You need 120 credits to successfully pass the year.

Modules

  • The aim of this module is to provide you with an understanding of the international dimension of finance and how this impacts upon business. By the end of this module you should appreciate the workings and operation of currency derivatives markets, the international money and capital markets and the principles of currency risk management.

    Compulsory

  • The overall aim of this module is to provide you with a deeper understanding of the scope and nature of the financial management issues that exist within modern corporations.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to provide you with an opportunity to apply and develop your research skills by extending your knowledge, understanding and powers of critical analysis within a specialist domain. You will chose an academic area related to your programme of study and apply your independent learning skills to research this area in depth. You will receive academic support through a series of group supervisions and will be allocated a project supervisor.

    Compulsory

  • Choose three from the following modules:

    Audit and Assurance - 20 credits

    The module builds on and requires knowledge and understanding of financial accounting and reporting developed by Financial Reporting and Analysis or equivalent. Its aim, for different business entities operating in an international environment, is to develop understanding and critical evaluation of:

    • Internal control risks and organisational responses, and
    • Audit processes and their application in the context of the external regulatory framework.

    Advanced Financial Reporting - 20 credits

    The module focuses primarily on the preparation of published financial statements by public limited companies. The module aims to enable you to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and apply International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) and accounting theory in the preparation of published financial statements of entities, including groups. 

    Advanced Management Accounting - 20 credits

    This module seeks to equip you to design, use and critically appraise management and cost accounting information systems. You will learn how to employ advanced management accounting techniques, but also to evaluate their strengths and limitations and appreciate when different techniques may or may not be appropriate in the light of recent research in this area. 

    Business Strategy - 20 credits

    This module aims to provide a firm foundation for understanding and applying a number of strategic management models, concepts and techniques. Through the use of case studies and real world examples, you will consider the usefulness of strategic management in enabling businesses to assess competitive conditions, evaluate corporate capabilities, and identify means for them to establish a sustainable competitive advantage. It will therefore explore the techniques of strategic analysis and evaluation available to companies, aiming to develop their strategic options, choices and business performance. 

    Portfolio Management - 20 credits

    This module examines how portfolios are structured, monitored and managed for maximum effectiveness. It develops your understanding and ability to apply asset allocation, portfolio strategies, international diversification and performance evaluation techniques.

    Investment Analysis - 20 credits

    This module provides you with an understanding of: the characteristics of bond and equity financial investments, and methods used in their valuation. The teaching of the model will be focused around the use of practical problem-solving exercises using, where possible, real-world financial data. 

    Optional

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.


How you'll learn

Combining theory and practice, our course is designed to give you the opportunity to gain the practical skills and experience needed for your potential future career.

Combining theory and practice, our course is designed to give you the opportunity to gain the practical skills and experience needed for your potential future career. Learning and teaching incorporates lectures, seminars, tutorials, presentations, projects, workshops, simulation and practical exercises.

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.

In addition to the academic content, we explore a wide range of professional skills on the course, including: team working; critical evaluation; self-directed learning; problem-solving; action planning and organising; written and oral communication; presentation; questioning and listening. We’ll also explore the following personal qualities in each of the skills modules: achievement orientation; initiative and creativity; self-confidence; decisiveness; reflectiveness; adaptability and flexibility.

As an Accounting and Finance student at Coventry Business School, you’ll also have access to our Trading Floor. 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 Floor4 (subject to availability). Such certifications could help develop skills that could be useful in any potential future career.

This course can be offered on a part-time basis. Whilst we would like to give you all the information about our part-time offering here, it is tailored for each course each year depending on the number of part-time applicants. Therefore, the part-time teaching arrangements vary. Request further information about part-time study.

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: 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.

The contact hours may be made up of a combination of face-to-face teaching, individual and group tutorials, and online classes and tutorials.

As an innovative and enterprising institution, the University may seek to utilise emerging technologies within the student experience. For all courses (whether on-campus, blended, or distance learning), the University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via online technologies and methods.


Assessment

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
  • 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.


International experience opportunities

You will have the opportunity to gain an international experience in many ways. Coventry is a multicultural university, so our typically diverse student and staff body helps to facilitate a multicultural learning environment. Coventry University aims to give you the global opportunities needed to become a truly global graduate, enhancing your employability on a global scale. Choose from language classes, studying or working abroad, international field trips, summer schools, leadership development or work experience2.

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 will have the opportunity to participate in European field trips2 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.

Please note that all international experience opportunities may be subject to additional costs, competitive application, availability and meeting applicable visa and travel requirements are therefore not guaranteed2.

My absolute passion is making the complex issues of accounting and finance easily understandable to students. I am a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with over 15 years of teaching and research experience at various universities in three different countries; I love bringing that experience to my teaching and inspiring learners to think about the possibilities that studying this course can potentially open up.

Dr Hafij Ullah, Assistant Professor in Accounting (quoted 2021)
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Accounting and Finance at Coventry University has provided me with a rigorous and comprehensive platform for building my accounting and finance knowledge in a systematic way. The Bloomberg Trading floor and huge amount of online academic resources are of great help to us students.

Yilong Chen, BA Accounting and Finance (quoted 2021)
Yilong Chen

Entry requirements

Typical offer for 2022 entry.

Requirement What we're looking for
A level BBB
GCSE Minimum 5 GCSE's graded 9-4 / A* - C including English
BTEC DDM
IB Diploma 30 - 31 points 

We recognise a breadth of qualifications, speak to one of our advisers today to find out how we can help you.

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Are you eligible for the Fair Access Scheme?

We believe every student should have the opportunity to dream big, reach their potential and succeed, regardless of their background.

Fair Access Scheme

Select your region to find detailed information about entry requirements:


You can view our full list of country specific entry requirements on our Entry requirements page.

If you do not have the typical entry requirements, you may want to consider studying this course with an international foundation year. Upon successful completion our International Foundation Year - Accounting and Finance or International Year One (Accounting and Finance) will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to progress onto this undergraduate degree.

Alternatively, visit our International hub for further advice and guidance on finding in-country agents and representatives, joining our in-country events and how to apply.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall.
  • If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course. 
  • For more information on our approved English language tests visit our English language requirements page.
  • To be accepted for the programme students must possess 240 credits (120 ECTS) at level 4 and 5 obtained in a relevant subject area, covering either accounting or finance.

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Fees and funding

2022/23 Tuition fees

Student Full time Part time
UK £9,250 per year Not available
International £15,300 per year Not available

For advice and guidance on tuition fees and student loans visit our Undergraduate Finance page and see The University’s Tuition Fee and Refund Terms and Conditions.

We offer a range of International scholarships to students all over the world. For more information, visit our International Scholarships page.

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessments, facilities and support services. There may be additional costs not covered by this fee such as accommodation and living costs, recommended reading books, stationery, printing and re-assessments should you need them. Find out what's included in your tuition costs.


Facilities

We have a range of facilities available4 to support our accounting and finance students in putting the theories you are taught into practice.

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The Trading Floor

The Trading Floor is an invaluable facility which allows you to get hands-on with industry-standard software. Housing 42 dual-screen Bloomberg terminals, the facility can add a dynamic practical element to your course.

 

 

 

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Talent Team

Employability is at the forefront of all our accounting and finance courses. Our dedicated Talent Team are also on hand to help. They can assist you in applying for work placements, graduate level jobs and offer skills development workshops, and also organise networking events to introduce you to potential employers and industry contacts.

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sigma Centre

The Sigma Centre is housed in our Lanchester Library and offers maths and statistics support through drop-in sessions and bookable appointments. It is the ideal place to help you navigate any issues you might have while studying an accounting and finance degree.

 

 


Careers and opportunities

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.

Designed to prepare you for a successful career in finance, accounting or management, this course offers opportunities to gain industry experience, such as field trips, live cases with clients, business simulations and work experience2.   On successful completion, you should you have the confidence to give sound financial advice and make effective financial decisions. 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
  • 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.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your potential future career options and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. You will have the support of the faculty’s dedicated Talent Team which has an extensive network of employers with a wide range of internship possibilities2.

The Talent Team will also support you (subject to availability) with workshops and guidance on the various aspects of the employment process such as preparing your CV, interview practice and mock assessment centres, as well as putting on frequent employer events, which should allow you to network with potential future employers offering graduate roles, internships and placements.

Where our graduates work

Our past graduates have gone on to work for companies spanning a range of sectors such as BDO, Britvic, Meggit, ICON plc, and The Wigley Group.

Typical roles that graduates from this course may progress to include Finance Analyst, Account Technician, Audit Graduate Scheme, and Finance Graduate Scheme.

Further study

Upon successful completion of our Accounting and Finance BSc (Hons) course, you may wish to continue to further your studies at postgraduate level with our Accounting and Financial Management MSc or Finance MSc here at Coventry Business School. You can explore all of your options using our postgraduate course search tool.

You may be entitled to an alumni discount on your fees if you decide to extend your time with us by progressing from undergraduate to postgraduate study.

Please note that further study opportunities are subject to competitive application, availability, meeting any applicable visa requirements and additional costs may apply.

I undertook a year-long placement with Bombardier Services UK Limited. It helped me to see what life would be like after university and has somewhat prepared me for what is coming next. It can be a struggle to picture what happens next after university but now I have a clearer view in my mind of what is to come.

Charlie Seagrave, BA Accounting and Finance student (quoted 2021) 
Charlie Seagrave

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  • 1Accreditations

    The majority of our courses have been formally recognised by professional bodies, which means the courses have been reviewed and tested to ensure they reach a set standard. In some instances, studying on an accredited course can give you additional benefits such as exemptions from professional exams (subject to availability, fees may apply). Accreditations, partnerships, exemptions and memberships shall be renewed in accordance with the relevant bodies’ standard review process and subject to the university maintaining the same high standards of course delivery.

    2UK and international opportunities

    Please note that we are unable to guarantee any UK or International opportunities (whether required or optional) such as internships, work experience, field trips, conferences, placements or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (which could include, but is not limited to, equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire, travel, accommodation and visas), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable travel COVID and visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the visa requirements, please contact the International Office.

    3Tuition fees

    The University will charge the tuition fees that are stated in the above table for the first Academic Year of study. The University will review tuition fees each year. For Home Students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, the University 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.

    For International Students, we may increase fees each year but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation. If you defer your course start date or have to extend your studies beyond the normal duration of the course (e.g. to repeat a year or resit examinations) the University reserves the right to charge you fees at a higher rate and/or in accordance with any legislative changes during the additional period of study.

    4Facilities

    Facilities are subject to availability. Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to COVID-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

    Student Contract

    By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. The 2022/23 Contract is currently being updated so please revisit this page before submitting your application. 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.