Our BSc Accounting and Finance course in Dubai will equip you for a successful career in the sector.
Highly sought after by employers around the world, our graduates go on to become accountants, auditors, tax specialists, financial analysts, fund managers, traders, brokers and investment researchers.
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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.
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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- 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
- Financial Reporting
- Management Accounting
- Corporate Finance
- Taxation: Principles and Planning
- Business Law
- Advanced Financial Accounting Practice and Theory
- Advanced Corporate Finance
- Advanced Management Accounting and Control
- Extended Essay
Choose two from the below list:
- Professional Development
- 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 2020.
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.
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.
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
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.