Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Accounting and Finance (Top Up)


Document Icon Duration: 9 months (Part-time)
Intake: Feb / June / Oct 2017
Delivery: 2 weekdays evening classes /week

University of Derby UK

Join UK Top 50 University Degree Programme (Guardian University Ranking 2017)

University of Derby

University of Derby LogoFounded in 1851, The University of Derby served as the main and largest education provider for Derbyshire City, England, United Kingdom. Today, it is one of the UK’s leading modern and innovative Universities with over 300 undergraduate programmes and 22,000 students from 121 countries, spread across 5 academic colleges and 3 campuses. The University of Derby prides itself in having a clear vision to offer a value-added UK education that is more personal, relevant, and business-focused.

Dedicated to teaching and focusing on delivering real world experiential learning, the University of Derby has received accreditations from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

Derby Rankings

International Standing and Rankings

The Guardian University League Table
Top 50 Universities in the UK – 2017
#17 in UK for Accounting & Finance – 2016

The National Student Survey
Scored 88 for overall Satisfaction League Table – 2015
Scored 86 for Overall Satisfaction League Table – 2014

Times Higher Education
Winners of Knowledge Transfer Initiative of the Year
Category – THE Leadership & Management Awards 2015
Winners of Excellence and Innovation in the Arts & Outstanding Support for Students
Category – THE Awards 2013

International Student Barometer
The University of Derby International Student Centre has been ranked Number 1 for student support in the 2015 International Student Barometer (ISB)*

The ISB tracks and compares the decision-making, expectations, perceptions and intention of international students from application to graduation. With feedback from over 164,0000 in 57 countries across all student types, levels and years of study, the ISB is the leading benchmarking tool used to track the international student experience.

Accredited by Quality Assurance Agency (QAA-UK)

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You can have full confidence in the University of Derby’s quality and standards. All Derby programmes, whether delivered online or on campus, comply with the standards monitored by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and are therefore recognised by the UK government.

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All Derby degrees are recognised by the UK government 1 . Candidate with a degree from a university accredited by its home government will be considered for appointment into the Singapore Civil Service 2. The programmes are also registered with Committee for Private Education. (CPE), Skillsfuture Singapore.

1https://www.gov.uk/check-a-university-is-officially-recognised/recognised-bodies

2http://www.ifaq.gov.sg/PSD/

*www.i-graduate.org/services/international-student-barometer

The Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Accounting and Finance (Top Up) programme brings together the twin disciplines of Accounting and Finance and is the ultimate qualification for aspiring accountants, ACCA holders and finance professionals. This accounting degree programme enables you to use your analytical skills, financial expertise and strategic insights to forge a career within the financial services sector.

Our appointed faculty possess backgrounds in industry and commerce, alongside their academic expertise. In addition to teaching undergraduate programmes, they teach professional body courses – ACCA and CMA – as well. This means you will be well prepared for the external ACCA professional papers.

Based on prior experience and qualifications, this programme aims to provide students with exemptions from ACCA or CIMA professional qualifications*. This shortens the time required for you to become a fully-qualified member of your chosen professional body.

Direct Honors UK Double Major Degree

Accounting & Finance DegreeUniversity of Derby’s Accounting and Finance degree is ranked 17th in the UK (The Guardian University League Table 2016).

This degree brings together the twin disciplines of Accounting and Finance and is the ultimate qualification for aspiring Accountants, ACCA and finance professionals. This programme enables you to use your analytical skills, financial expertise and strategic insights to forge a career within the financial services sector.

Where does it lead?

There is always a demand for accounting graduates. In fact, Singapore is the fourth most active hiring market in the world for accounting and finance professionals. According to research released by Robert Half Singapore during the launch of its 2015 Asia Salary Guide, 94% of CFOs report difficulty recruiting quality finance and accounting professionals.

Graduates that are Recognized and Respected Globally

Our graduates have gone on to work for local public practices and multinational accounting firms, and have also taken up accounting careers in international banks and other large businesses. As an accountant and finance professional, you will have the opportunity to work in many diverse fields, anywhere in the world.

Programme Highlights

Graduates that are Recognized and Respected Globally

Graduates from the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Accounting & Finance Programme have gone on to work for local public practices and multinational accounting firms taken up accounting careers in international banks and other large businesses. As an accountant and finance professional, you will have the opportunity to work in many diverse fields, anywhere in the world.

  • 9 Months’ Direct Honours Degree
  • Ranked among Top 50 Universities in the UK (The Guardian University League Table)
  • Coursework & Assessment focused
  • 40% PIC grant applicable for company-sponsored participants
  • Weekday evening classes catered for busy professionals

Achieving the Gold Standard Professional Recognition

Our appointed faculty also possess backgrounds in industry and commerce alongside their academic expertise. As well as teaching degree programmes, they also teach professional body courses – ACCA and CIMA – which means you will be well prepared for the external ACCA professional papers.

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The University of Derby is approved by ACCA as a ‘Gold Standard’ institution, reflecting the high-quality professional tuition and curriculum’s alignment to the ACCA Professional papers.

 

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

*UOD Accounting & Finance graduates can qualify as ACCA members upon successful completion of the ACCA exams, the online Professional Ethics module, and 3 years of relevant work experience.

By embarking on the ACCA pathway, you can:

  • Use the knowledge and skills gained from the degree to strengthen your preparation for the ACCA exams.
  • Gain an internationally recognized professional qualification that provides you with the credentials needed to become a complete finance professional and qualified accountant.
  • Accelerate and gain a head start towards achieving the ultimate ACCA member status.

Advantages of ACCA Membership

As an ACCA member*, you will enjoy excellent recognition from employers around the world and gain access to a first class range of services and resources that will help further develop your career in accountancy and finance.  The benefits include:

  • Increased earning potential
  • Increased access to career opportunities
  • Added flexibility in career choices
  • Enhanced career mobility – the ACCA Qualification is recognised around the world
  • Opportunities to build your professional network by being part of a globally influential body

Be Globally Recognised as a CIMA Member

Cima Member

By becoming a CIMA member you will join the world’s largest professional body of management accountants. You will be able to use the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation and be part of a truly global network. The CGMA designation is powered by two of the world’s leading accounting bodies – CIMA and AICPA. It aims to establish management accounting as the most valued profession in business worldwide.

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

ICAEWThe Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) was established by Royal Charter in 1880.[3] It has over 144,000 members. ICAEW Chartered Accountants are highly respected professionals who can work anywhere in the world, in any organization and industry – at any level. The opportunities are endless.

Excellent Salary

ICAEW Chartered Accountants are highly valued professionals around the world. The ACA qualification is a unique combination of knowledge, skills and experience and as a result ICAEW Chartered Accountants reap the benefits of a lucrative career, earning an attractive salary.

Great Job Security

90% of the top 100 Best Global Brands 2011 employ at least one ICAEW Chartered Accountant.* ICAEW Chartered Accountants are renowned for being highly-skilled and credible professionals, and as a result their skills are in demand across a vast range of sectors and industries, worldwide. They are recognised as leaders in accountancy, finance and business, and highly respected and valued for their expertise, problem solving and leadership skills.

Personal and Professional Support

ICAEW members benefit from access to free, confidential and impartial advice on both a personal and professional level throughout their career.

Curriculum

Designed for busy professionals, our learning framework allows you to tailor the programme around your commitments and priorities. The 9-month study schedule is designed to accommodate and complement the work commitments of today’s busy professionals. Classes are conducted twice per week on weekday evenings (7:00pm-10:00pm).

5 Core Modules

  • Investing & Financial Markets
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Financial Strategy
  • Management Accounting – Performance Evaluation
  • Issues in Global Business & Corporate Accountability

Key Takeaways

  • Identify and solve key financial challenges in a global business context
  • Gain proficiency and confidence in Financial and Accountancy analysis
  • Improve your work performance and understanding of Practical strategies and applications for corporate finance and accounting
  • Upon completion, you will be awarded the same degree as awarded on campus

Testimonials

Chean Sock Hoon Profile“I am very happy with my result, with this, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Aventis and its faculty for all your efforts and especially your patience to guide us throughout the course.”

Chean Sock HoonGeneral Manager, Chancellor Oil

Chin Wan Bing ProfileMost courses that I have attended in the past usually place more emphasis on theoretical knowledge instead of real-world application. However, University of Derby focuses more on the real-world application aspect which is more relevant to what we do at work daily. Case studies, presentations and assignments are also often used to incorporate realism and practicality into the classroom. The faculty members are highly qualified and patient, making it ideal for working professionals.

Chin Wan Bing Accountant, Menck

 Admission Criteria

University of Derby

The Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Accounting & Finance 9 months Top-up degree considers a wide range of qualifications with relevant work experience. These include:

  • Polytechnic Diploma or equivalent in a relevant business discipline; or

  • Mature candidates (at least 30 years old) with minimum 8 years of working experience.

  • Non-relevant Diploma may be required to undertake relevant additional modules in order to fulfill the required credit points*.

  • Applicants are required to meet the university’s English entry requirement.

*The final decision rests with the University.

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Amy Edwards

“I chose Derby because it has gold accreditation from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). This degree has provided me with an excellent understanding of practical accounting principles that has been very helpful, as I made the transition from studying to working in practice.”

Amy Edwards
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Accounting and Finance
University of Derby