Accounting and Finance BSc

The Accounting and Finance degree at the Dubai Campus is a three year BSc degree. The programme of study will enable you to develop an excellent technical and conceptual competence in the accounting and finance disciplines, to enhance your communication, team-working and leadership skills, and to cultivate the reflective and critical skills necessary for your future professional career and your commitment to life-long learning. 

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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”

The Accounting and Finance BSc 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. It provides an excellent grounding for further study at postgraduate level, and for continuing to a professional qualification in accountancy.  To enhance your professional development, the programme places 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. 

Students who successfully complete this degree will be knowledgeable and confident in the business world and beyond. Those who wish to continue to a professional qualification in accountancy may also be able to claim exemptions from some of the examinations set by the UK professional accountancy bodies below:

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW)


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.


All modules listed for this course are compulsory.

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

We charge an annual tuition fee which is (TBC October 2018) per year of study.


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

Entry requirements


3 A Levels. Typical offer AABGCSE 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.


  • 80% ISC/CBSE/Maharashtra or 75% West Bengal or 85% other State Boards

Please view our India page for further information on entry requirements.

Other entry requirements can be found on our international students pages.

International students:

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.

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.

Contact hours

Modules will be taught in blocks over 30 hours per week.

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.