Accounting and Finance for International Business top up BA (Hons) 2021/22 entry

Course code:

N900

Study options:

1 year full-time
2 years part-time (UK/EU only)

Location:

Coventry University London

Starting:

September 2021
January 2022

Fees:

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Course code:

LONU051

Study options:

1 year full-time
2 years part-time (UK/EU only)

Location:

Coventry University London

Starting:

September 2021
January 2022

Fees:

Get in touch

Coventry University London

+44 (0) 20 7247 3666


Ask a question
Join our mailing list

Overview

The BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance for International Business Top-up course is aimed at students who already hold a Level 5 qualification in a related field. Typically the student would hold a qualification such as a Higher National Diploma (HND), or equivalent professional qualifications.

The BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance for International Business Top-up is a FHEQ level 6 (single stage course), which is effectively the third year of a standard UK undergraduate degree course. The course is designed to appeal to students who are looking at achieving a higher qualification to boost their career or academic prospects by attaining a Bachelor’s degree, upon successful completion, that helps to prepare them for the international business marketplace or postgraduate study in the United Kingdom and abroad.

Why Coventry University London?

We believe that there is no better place to learn about business than to study in the heart of one of the most successful business and financial centres in the world. Launched in 2010 and located in the City of London, we are minutes away from the Bank of England and the London Stock Exchange, and are surrounded by several blue chip companies.

COVID-19

The University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are prepared for courses due to start in or after the 2020/2021 academic year to be delivered in a variety of forms. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.

Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to Covid-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Student experience

All the support you need, in a top student city

Heart of the City

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What our students say...

My fellow students came from all over the world, providing a deep understanding of the different national and cultural contexts and contributing significantly to making me a better global participant.

Accounting and Finance for International Business top up BA

Course information

Coventry University London offers the BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance for International Business (Top-up) course which is designed with specific emphasis on accounting, finance and international business. The design features aim to develop both academic proficiency and employability, to give students an opportunity to build a sound theoretical and intellectual base, complimented by a wide range of theoretical and practical expertise to help prepare them for potential employment and/or postgraduate study, upon successful completion of the course.

The aim is to provide students with the opportunity to develop the practical skills and experience required if they enter industry, and so that upon successful completion, they have the confidence to enable them to provide sound financial advice and make effective financial decisions.

Benefits of successfully completing the course include providing a wide range of professional skills, including: team working; critical evaluation; self-directed learning; problem-solving; action planning and organising; written and oral communication; questioning and listening. The following personal qualities will also be explored in this course: achievement orientation; initiative and creativity; self-confidence; decisiveness; reflectiveness; adaptability and flexibility.

The course is designed to attract students who have had a wide and relevant industry experience and a background in one or more of the three areas: accounting, finance and/or international business, who are looking to upgrade or refresh their knowledge at Level 6. If you wish to find out if your experience or if your entry criteria academically would be accepted please contact registry.london@coventry.ac.uk.

The course is designed to be global in that it aims to attract a global student body. It also aims to reflect business systems, standards and practices from around the world and draws upon international case studies with the objective of fostering intercultural fluency among students. Therefore, the course aims to develop students’ skills of analysis, clear perspectives on financial strategy and strategic thinking. Further, students will be expected to be more prepared in applying highly effective methods of communication, all of which are expected within industry. On successful completion, students should be well placed to pursue a wide variety of careers in finance, management, accounting, banking, personal and corporate finance and IT in private, public and third sector organisations.

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of students were satisfied with this course

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Overview

The course aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop the practical skills and experience required if they enter industry upon successful completion, and so that graduates have the confidence to enable them to provide sound financial advice and make effective financial decisions.

The course is designed to be global in that it aims to attract a global student body. It also aims to reflect business systems, standards and practices from around the world and draws upon international case studies with the objective of fostering intercultural fluency among students. Therefore, the course aims to develop students’ skills of analysis, clear perspectives on financial strategy and strategic thinking. Further, students will be expected to be more prepared in applying highly effective methods of communication, all of which are expected within industry. On successful completion, students should be well placed to pursue a wide variety of careers in finance, management, accounting, banking, personal and corporate finance and IT in private, public and third sector organisations.

Modules

  • Term A:

    Modules:

    • 6005AFE Financial Management
    • 6020AFE Financial Reporting
    • 6022AFE International Business in Emerging Markets

     

  • Term B:

    Modules:

    • 6018AFE Audit and Assurance
    • 6021AFE Corporate Reporting and Analysis
    • 6023AFE Strategy and International Business Simulation

In more detail...

  • This course is accredited by the leading professional associations and is designed to reflect what businesses want from graduates.
  • You’ll graduate from this course with a clear idea of the career options open to you in the world of international finance and accounting – and beyond.
  • Coventry University is ranked 12th in the UK (out of 121 universities) for accounting and finance, according to the Guardian University League Tables 2018.
  • You’ll develop a wide range of highly transferable soft skills, including confidence, teamwork, research, report-writing, communication and presentation skills.
  • Your tutors and the Employability Team at Coventry University London have an extensive network of business contacts, which can lead to visits, tours, networking and placement opportunities.
  • In your final term, your studies will culminate in a major project which will stretch your strategic thinking. You could choose from an internship, a dissertation, a global business simulation, or an entrepreneurship business plan.
  • You’ll learn a wide range of professional and technological skills which will smooth your transition into the world of finance or accounting, or support a return to your career at a higher level. For example, you’ll have learned to use industry-standard software.
  • Accounting and finance as a profession: Students will have the opportunity learn how to accurately gather, record, analyse, model and present key financial information, both for internal and external use, within the appropriate frameworks.
  • Internationalisation: Students will have the chance to analyse and explore perspectives in which accounting and finance operate both at a local and an international level, so that they should appreciate the role of accounting and finance and how it affects the markets
  • Cross-cultural perspective: The course aims to enhance students understanding of a cross-cultural perspective on the business operations of global organisations
    Strategy and International Business: The course aims to explore and critically review how international businesses operate and formulate strategies using management techniques and models so as to remain competitive.

The content will be delivered through University staff and supplemented by representatives from industry such as experts, consultants and contractors (subject to availability), who will provide information on leading edge industrial practice.

This top-up 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. You can make an enquiry about part-time study by emailing registry.london@coventry.ac.uk.

Activity based learning and flipped online methods are used throughout the delivery of the module to maximise the opportunity for applying theory and processes to real life situations. This will be a blended learning course that may take both online and on-campus students, depending on the number of candidates and their geographical spread.

In a typical week, your teaching may include a combination of face-to-face teaching, online classes and tutorials which are interactive and may involve group discussions, debates and case studies.

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.

Teaching methods may include:<br> Lectures, seminars, workshops, problem-based learning, case studies, individual research, work placement, guest lectures, field trips, ICT & specialist software, simulations, group discussions.

Learning will be assessed using a combination of exams and coursework such as essays, reports, presentations, simulations and workshop activities.

With all our assessments our aim is to help students demonstrate subject knowledge and have the chance to develop professional skills such as professional report writing, structuring a logical argument, analysing data or making a compelling presentation

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

A student who successfully completes the course will have achieved the following Course Learning Outcomes:

CLO1

Analyse the perspectives in which accounting and finance operate both at a local and an international level, to appreciate the role of accounting and finance and how it affects the markets;

CLO2

Critically evaluate the major theories, empirical evidence and techniques in accounting and finance, and apply the same to practical problems;

CLO3

Analyse business transactions, interpret financial statements and other financial data and assess the environment in which data can be managed using a variety of accounting systems within different organisations;

CLO4

Apply a cross-cultural perspective on the business operations of global organisations; critically review how international businesses operate and formulate strategies using management techniques and models so as to remain competitive.

Students will typically receive around 6 hours of contact teaching per week. The contact hours may be made up of a combination of face-to-face teaching, individual and group sessions, and online classes. Students will also be expected to spend a significant amount of time conducting independent study.

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.

The University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are prepared for courses due to start in or after the 2020/2021 academic year to be delivered in a variety of forms. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.

Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to Covid-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

What our students say...

I work as a graduate analyst for RBS, in Corporate & Institutional Banking Operations. This wouldn’t have been possible without the support and learning I got at Coventry University London.

Graduate, Accounting and Finance for International Business top up BA

Entry Requirements

HND Foundation Degree GCSE requirement
Merit profile Merit profile Minimum 5 GCSEs at A*-C including English Language and Mathematics 

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.

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: 6.5 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.

We will consider other qualifications for a pre-result unconditional offer providing that you have an appropriate proven performance at GCSE (or equivalent) level and predicted grades in line with grades that we expect to see at A-level. Other qualifications that we may consider for a pre-result unconditional offer include: the International Baccalaureate Diploma, BTEC Level 3 qualifications, Cambridge Pre-U and combinations of qualifications (e.g. BTECS plus A-levels).

An unconditional offer is what it says it is. So if you don’t meet your predictions then your place at Coventry is still guaranteed. However we would hope and expect that you continue to work hard to make the most of your potential and be best prepared to study at university level.

We can’t but our experience over the years has shown us that students like you with a track record of high grades and excellent predictions are very likely to achieve those grades. Our assessment takes into account all elements of your application to allow us to take a holistic view of your potential. There is still the opportunity to gain one of the Coventry University Scholarships if you achieve the required grades so there is a financial incentive to aim high. Unconditional offers are only made to individuals who have demonstrated their commitment so we believe their focus and determination is unlikely to waver in the final stages of their qualifications.

No, the unconditional offer is only available to those who will take up their place in 2019.

What our students say...

My fellow students came from all over the world, providing a deep understanding of the different national and cultural contexts and contributing significantly to making me a better global participant.

Accounting and Finance for International Business top up BA

Starts

Fee


September 2021

£9,250 (per year)


January 2022

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships and bursaries

We offer a variety of scholarships and bursaries to students at Coventry University to help fund the cost of your study. Eligibility may depend on your circumstances and academic achievement.

Starts

Fee


September 2021

£15,000 (per year)


January 2022

£15,000 (per year)


Scholarships and bursaries

There are a number of scholarships available to international students at Coventry University. EU students may be eligible for a transition bursary.

This course may incur additional costs associated with any field trips, or work-related activities or any other opportunity (whether required or optional), which could include (but is not limited to) travel, accommodation, activities and visas.

This course may incur additional costs associated with any equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire

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.

Reduced course fees for EU students

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students who are starting their course in September 2021 and onwards will be classified as an international student. To support our EU community who are affected by this change, Coventry University are providing an EU Member State Transition Bursary.

Students ordinarily domiciled in an EU Member State who prior to the 2021/22 academic intake qualified for UK fees (home fee status), are eligible for the EU Member State Transition Bursary. This will bring fee levels for those students across the Group into line with those of UK students for courses starting in the 2021/22 academic year.

Review more details on our EU Member State Transition Award/Bursary page.

What our students say...

My fellow students came from all over the world, providing a deep understanding of the different national and cultural contexts and contributing significantly to making me a better global participant.

Accounting and Finance for International Business top up BA

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.

On graduation, you’ll be ready to begin or advance a high-flying career in finance and accounting, or a related business discipline, anywhere in the world.

The course aims to develop students as individuals who are well-equipped to meet potential management challenges of the future. They will, therefore, emerge from the course with well-developed skills of analysis, clear perspectives on financial strategy and strategic thinking, and highly effective communication and research skills, all of which are demanded by employers in the private, public, Accounting and Finance sectors.

This course is currently accredited by leading accountancy bodies including ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW, which means you should be well-prepared to sit exams to qualify as an accountant, and you may be exempt from certain some exams with ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW. Please note that this is subject to criteria and fees. See the Accreditation and Professional Recognition section for further information.

On successful completion, students should be well placed to pursue a wide variety of careers in finance, management, accounting, banking, personal and corporate finance and IT in private, public and third sector organisations.

97%

of students in work or further study six months after they left university

DLHE 2015/16

Where our graduates work

The financial acumen, business skills and global outlook you’ll have begun to develop will be superb preparation for a career anywhere, in any professional or management role. Some of our graduates have joined ‘big four’ international accounting and consultancy firms. Others have gone into banking, investment, insurance, business, government or the charity sector, either in the UK or internationally.

You might decide to become an accountant and then to work within a private business or at a global accountancy firm. On the other hand, you could go into consultancy; specialise in taxation or financial analysis; become an independent financial advisor; or even start your own business.

What our students say...

Each student is prepared for their future through career workshops, one-to-one employability advice, local volunteering opportunities and personal industry mentors.

Graduate, Accounting and Finance for International Business top up BA
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 2021/22 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.