Accounting and Finance BSc with Integrated Foundation Year

Our Foundation Pathways combines the highest standards of one of Britain’s leading global universities with a fully integrated student experience. 

The Accounting and Finance BSc with Integrated Foundation Year equips you for a successful career in the accountancy profession or financial sector, or for a financial role in industry or government. Highly sought after by diverse employers around the world, we’re proud of our graduates who go onto become accountants, auditors, tax specialists, financial analysts, fund managers, traders, brokers and investment researchers.

Nooresahah Hussain

Final Year, BSc Accounting and Finance

“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”

Foundation year

Designed for international students who require a preparatory year prior to undergraduate study, the foundation programme is equivalent in learning to year 13 of the UK education system.

Successful completion of the foundation year will also guarantee you progression onto the Accounting and Finance BSc programme. *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.

We will ensure you're fully prepared for your undergraduate programme, immersing you in the university environment and giving you dedicated support in your first year in Dubai.

Year one

As part of your first year of study you will complete 6 core modules. 

Year two

During this year will notice a focus on employability through a range of department organised events designed to help you secure a graduate position at the end of your degree.

Year three 

The modules you take in the third year are designed to bring your Accounting and Finance 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.

Modules

All modules listed for this course are compulsory. 

Foundation year

  • Politics in a Changing World (20 credits)
  • Critical Introduction to Law and Legal Skills  (20 credits)
  • Business and the Market (20 credits)
  • Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics (20 credits)
  • Academic English and Study Skills or Advanced Academic English and Study Skills or (40 credits)

Year one

  • Principles of Economics
  • Applied Economics and Statistics
  • The Global Economy
  • Introduction to Mathematics for Economics
  • Financial Accounting and Accountability
  • Decision Making and Control

Year two

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Econometrics
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Finance and Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting

Year three

  • Extended Essay
  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Advanced Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Advanced Finance
  • Advanced Management Accounting and Control

 


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. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to compulsory modules; in this event we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.

Fees and funding

The foundation year of your programme is (TBC October 2018)  2019/20 entry.

Following successful completion of your foundation year we charge an annual tuition fee which is (TBC October 2018) 

Scholarships

We have a number of scholarships available for 2018 entry. Find out more.

Entry requirements

Foundation Pathway entry requirements

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.

 

How to apply

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

We will be accepting direct applications onto this programme from October 2018.

Learning and teaching methods will take the form of lectures, classes, case study work, online assignments and quizzes, presentations and self-directed study.

Work will be assessed via exams, coursework, presentations and a dissertation.

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.