BSc Accounting and Finance is accredited by the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Education
Accounting and Finance plays a vital role in any business. Studying at the University of Birmingham Dubai, you will receive the practical grounding required to start your career in this exciting industry along with a wider appreciation of business within a global, legal and social environment that can be applied in a range of different contexts.
Why study this course?
Accounting and finance is a universal language that crosses borders. Our globally respected programme teaches you the roles and responsibilities that apply in whichever country you choose to practise in. Our programmes are aligned with professional accounting bodies across the globe and you will benefit from six exemptions including ACCA, CIMA and CPA Australia.
- Our student-staff ratio is small, so you will get to know your tutor personally and will be able to tailor your study to your personal needs
- Benefit from collaboration with the UK campus and access highly qualified lecturers, who will share their international experience to offer you an enriched education
- You can take an international exchange period in your second year at a number of partner institutions across the world
- We have a tried and tested relationship with all the major professional bodies and offer six exemptions, including ACCA, CPA Australia, CIMA, ICAEW and CIPFA
- Modules are based on the respected UK programme but tailored to the requirements of Dubai
Your programme of study
Designed for international students who require a preparatory year prior to undergraduate study, the Integrated Accounting and Finance foundation course is the 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 at an average of at least 60%, with 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.
The University of Birmingham's Accounting and Finance Programmes on the home campus are accredited by ACCA and CPA Australia.
Students who graduate form the Accounting and Finance degree will be eligible for exemptions from these accrediting professional bodies and will also be eligible 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 six (6) exceptions from their professional exams. As the Dubai programme is directly comparable to the home programmes we expect students to gain the same exemptions.