Studying Accounting and Finance at the University of Birmingham Dubai provides the basis for sound decision-making in business. As the world recovers from a global pandemic, this has never been more important.
BSc Accounting and Finance is accredited by the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Education
Accounting and Finance plays a vital role in any business. By studying the BSC Accounting and Finance 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 nine 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 nine exemptions, including ACCA, CPA Australia, CIMA, ICAEW and CIPFA
- Modules are based on the respected UK programme but tailored to the requirements of Dubai
The Accounting and Finance BSc 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 in the UK are accredited by ACCA and CPA Australia. Students graduating from our Accounting and Finance degree will be eligible for exemptions from the 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 seven (7) exceptions from their professional exams. As the Dubai programme is directly comparable to the home programmes we expect students to gain the same exemptions.
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Choose two modules from the below list:
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 2021. 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.
To find out more information about our application process please visit our 'How to apply page' before starting your application.
- Typical offer:
3 A Levels. Typical offer AAB. GCSE Mathematics and English at grade B required.
General Studies not accepted as one of three A2s, but a good performance may be taken into account if you fail to meet the conditions of the offer and have General Studies as a fourth A2.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
6,6,5 at Higher Level with a minimum of 32 points overall.
Please view the Middle East section on the international country page for further information on entry requirements.
AAB = 80% ISC, CBSE, Maharashtra or 80% West Bengal or 90% Other State boards. Mathematics and English at GCSE grade B equivalent required.
Please view our India page for further information on entry requirements.
The University will consider students who have taken A Level examinations and/or the International Baccalaureate (IB).
Either a total of 3 distinct subject tests from APs and/or SAT subject tests or one year at a Community College or USA University.
Other entry requirements can be found on our international students pages.
Depending on your chosen course of study, you may also be interested in one of our foundation pathways, which offer specially structured programmes for international students whose qualifications are not accepted for direct entry to UK universities. Further details can be found on Birmingham International Academy web pages.
You will benefit from flexible teaching methods – our small cohort means our lecturers don’t just talk at you, you will be engaged in conversations via small group seminars and practical workshops.
We have a thriving Accounting and Finance Society that you are automatically enrolled on, so from day one, you are a valued member of our supportive community.
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.
We pride ourselves on our graduates high levels of employability and will help you to plan, manage and achieve your career goals, giving you the competitive edge when it’s time to start job hunting.
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
You get the same globally respected qualification as offered on the UK campus without having to leave Dubai. There is no distinction, so you have the same opportunities as our UK-based graduates
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.