BSc Accounting and Finance (Dubai)

with Integrated Foundation Year

Start date
September 2019
Duration
4 years
Campus
Dubai
Course Type
Undergraduate, Foundation, Single Honours
Fees

The foundation year fee of your programme is AED 82,030.

Following successful completion of your foundation year the annual tuition fee is AED 94,080.

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The Integrated Accounting and Finance BSc Foundation course combines the highest standards of one of Britain’s leading global universities with a fully integrated student experience and will equip you for a successful career in accountancy or the financial sector, or for a financial role in industry or government

Why study this course?

Our BSc Accounting and Finance course in Dubai will equip you for a successful career in the accounting and finance fields, whether you choose to work in private-sector business or public-sector government settings. We place a strong emphasis on learning how to apply accounting and financial expertise in the exercise of ethically informed judgment in the complex contexts of the modern world.

  • We are one of a handful of business schools in the UK that holds the prestigious ‘triple-crown’ accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).
  • Our strong links with industry mean that rigorous undergraduate academic study is combined with a real practical focus, leading to excellent job opportunities for our students.
  • The University of Birmingham is amongst the top three in the United Kingdom for being most frequently targeted by the country’s top employers.

Your programme of study

Foundation year
Designed for international students who require a preparatory year prior to undergraduate study, the Integrated Accounting and Finance foundation course is equivalent in learning to year 13 of the UK education system. We will ensure you're fully prepared for your undergraduate BSc Accounting and Finance course, immersing you in the university environment and giving you dedicated support in your first year in Dubai.

Successful completion of the Integrated Foundation course will also guarantee you progression onto the BSc Accounting and Finance. You will need at least 100 credits, an average of at least 60%, at least 60% in Academic English and Study Skills and at least 65% in Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics.

The BSc Accounting and Finance programme
As part of your first year of study on our Accounting and Finance course, you will complete 6 core modules. During the second year you will  focus on employability through a range of department organised events designed to help you secure a graduate position at the end of your degree. The modules you take in the third year are designed to raise your knowledge to a managerial level, equipping you with the tools you need to be successful at a senior level within the accounting and finance sector.

Accreditation

ACCA accredited programmeThe University of Birmingham's Accounting and Finance Programmes on the home campus are accredited by ACCA and CPA Australia.  

Students successful completion of the Accounting and Finance degree will be eligible for exemptions from the accrediting professional bodies and will also be eiidgibly for exemptions from Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) professional exams, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA). Each body has their own assessment process but currently students taking the required modules can gain up to seven (7) exceptions from their professional exams. As the Dubai programme is directly comparable to the home programmes we except students to gain the same exemptions. 

Not only did my course prove to be flexible, but it covered a wide range of topics which will help to shape my career after graduation. I would recommend Birmingham Business School to anyone intending to study a related degree because the broad scope of knowledge which is gained in a small amount of time is rather impressive compared to other Institutions offering the same discipline

Nooresahah Hussain, Final Year, BSc Accounting and Finance

Modules

All modules listed for this course are compulsory. 

Foundation year

Core modules

  • Business and the market (20 credits)
  • Quantitative Methods for Business and the Market (20 credits)
  • Academic English & Study Skills (40 credits)

Optional modules

Choose two from the below list:

  • Law (20 credits)
  • Psychology (‘social’) (20 credits)
  • Biology (20 credits)

Year one

  • Economics for Business
  • Financial Accounting and Accountability
  • Decision-Making and Control
  • Numeracy, Statistical Analysis and Financial Literacy
  • Critical Thinking and Academic Skills
  • Business Communication Skills

Year two*

  • Financial Reporting
  • Further Management Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Taxation: Principles and Planning
  • Audit
  • Business Law

* Modules from Professional Pathway were selected because they maximise exemptions from professional exams

Year three

Core modules

  • Advanced Financial Accounting Practice and Theory
  • Advanced Finance
  • Advanced Management Accounting and Control
  • Extended Essay

Optional modules

Choose two from the below list:

  • Professional Development (internship)
  • Public Sector Accounting and Governance
  • Financial Statement Analysis

Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. Unless indicated otherwise, the modules listed for this programme are for students starting in 2019.

Fees

The foundation year of your programme is AED 82,030 2019/20 entry.

Following successful completion of your foundation year we charge an annual tuition fee which is AED 94,080.

Scholarships

We have a number of scholarships available for 2019 entry. Find out more.

How To Apply

To find out more information about our application process please visit our 'How to apply page' before starting your application.


Typical offer:
BBC

Nigeria

Students studying the WAEC or NECO would be required to study a four year integrated foundation and degree programme.   

  • WAEC Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) with at least 5 subjects at grade B3, to include grade B3 in Mathematics for our Engineering and Physical Sciences pathway.
  • NECO Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) can also be accepted with at least 5 subjects at grade B3 or the joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) with 300+ points and at least 5 subjects at grade C4 to include grade B in Maths for our EPS pathway.

Middle East (Thaneweya)

Applicants to the Foundation pathway will require an average of 85% in the Thanawiyan (Secondary School Leaving Certificate), to include 85% in Mathematics for our Engineering and Physical Sciences pathway.

Pakistan

The University will consider students with a Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) (also called Intermediate Certificate), with at least grade B or 70%, to include grade B or 70% in Mathematics for our Engineering and Physical Sciences pathway.

American System

High School Graduation Diploma with 'good'/grade B/GPA 3.0 average, to include grade B in Mathematics for our Engineering and Physical Sciences pathway.

How you'll learn

The main way you’ll learn is by attending lectures, but in some modules these are supplemented with classes which allows you to meet with a tutor in small groups to further your understanding of the material covered in lectures. You’ll also have the opportunity to work in groups and make presentations – both skills that are highly valued by employers.

Contact hours

Modules will be taught in blocks over 30 hours per week. The remainder of the working week consists of self-guided study based on degree programme content and requirements of specific modules.

How you'll be assessed

Your progress is assessed through coursework and exams. Coursework takes a variety of forms, including reports, essays, group presentations, class essays and computer assignments. You must achieve satisfactory results to proceed to the next year. Your final degree is based on marks gained in the second and third years and credits which you build up throughout the whole programme.

As the University of the Year for Graduate Employment in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015-16, Birmingham is the UK’s number one university for securing a graduate-level job.

Our degrees are highly regarded by employers and our graduates are very successful in the job market. In most cases, our graduates go into roles related to their degrees, such as trainee accountancy in professional practice, industry or the public sector, tax consultancy or banking.

Your Birmingham Degree

Your Birmingham degree is evidence of your ability to succeed in a demanding academic environment. Employers target Birmingham students for their drive, diversity, communication and problem-solving skills, their team-working abilities and cultural awareness, and our graduate employment statistics have continued to climb at a rate well above national trends.