This course will help you develop a better understanding of accounting standards and financial regulations and provide the skills and techniques needed for making informed investment decisions in dynamic business environments. It will also help you understand the power and limitations of accountancy and financial techniques and how they complement other subject areas, particularly those which fall under the wider umbrella of business.
You can also benefit from professional body exemptions. The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) awards exemptions from its F1 to F9 papers for those students successfully completing relevant units. The Association of International Accountants (AIA) awards exemptions from its foundation and professional level 1 paper for those students successfully completing relevant units. This degree is accredited by the ACCA and the AIA.
We will consider you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study. In order to achieve 16 years of education equivalence from Higher Education Commission Pakistan, it is essential to have completed 12 years of local education (Metric/Intermediate) or 8 O-levels and 3 A-levels. In other instances, you will normally need to have the following:
Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry: email@example.com Admissions open for semesters commencing in January and September of every year. Ensure you allow adequate time for your application to go through the normal admission procedure of two weeks. Visit your nearest campus in time for securing a place in the programme.
Year 1 – Level 4
|Business Practice Explored Compulsory||Introduction to Accounting and Finance Compulsory|
|Introduction to Economics Compulsory||Numerical Skills for Finance and Economics Compulsory|
Year 2 – Level 5
|Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation Compulsory||Data Analysis for Finance and Economics Compulsory|
|Management Accounting Compulsory||Personal Development and Employability Compulsory|
|Social and Environmental Reporting Compulsory||Financial Markets: Theory and Practice Optional|
|Taxation [UK] Optional|
Year 3 – Level 6
|Audit and Assurance Compulsory||Financial Management Compulsory|
|Financial Reporting Compulsory||Specialist Project Unit (Accounting, Finance and Economics) Compulsory|
The assessment strategy on this course is bound to a large degree by PSRB requirements; thus, unseen tests and examinations dominate the types of assessment employed on the course. However, their format and type vary from online objective tests to written multi-task examinations. Compulsory and objective questions will be used to encourage you to study across the breadth of the syllabus, whereas the multi-task questions will assess your ability to simultaneously assimilate a wide range of information, apply and justify your choice of several ideas and concepts to make informed decisions or recommendations.
Accounting and finance are not only about numbers and the manipulation of numbers; rather, it is a systematic way of preparing, reporting, presenting and analysing financial data to inform business or investment decisions. You will develop a number of transferable skills, including the ability to present your findings, both verbally and in writing, in a professional, clear and concise manner. Written reports are designed in a way that promotes critical thinking as you move up the stages of the course, from knowledge, comprehension and simple explanations in the early stages to application, analysis, appraisal and synthesis as you get closer to graduation. In your final capstone (specialist project) unit, you will be required to produce an individual and independent piece of work which will place demands on your academic judgement and integrity whilst being the most challenging but yet enjoyable and rewarding experience you will encounter.
The University of Bedfordshire fee will be directly payable to the university on the given deadline, which will be communicated to the student in the Acceptance Letter when the student successfully secures a place in the programme. The fee will be due annually for the duration of the degree. IVY fee will be charged on a semester-wise basis. There will be two semesters in one academic year, starting in January and September of each year. Contact the admissions team at your nearest IVY campus:
We have a limited number of scholarships that we offer to different students on the basis of the categories they fall into. Fee waivers are offered on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please access the Scholarship Policy and Form for further details.
As a graduate of Accounting and Finance courses, you will be able to work with a range of organisations varying from accountancy, banking, financial management, corporate governance and management consultancy. This degree opens the doors to a range of careers, the majority of them with excellent progression and competitive salaries such as junior Financial Analyst, Trainee Accountant, Audit Trainee, Finance Assistant, Credit Controller and Payroll Assistant. The course is also aligned with ACCA and attracts maximum exemption from the ACCA, which is a leading professional accountancy qualification.
By covering a breadth of topics, you’ll have your pick as to which career path to choose upon graduating. Whilst studying you will develop skills including:
As a graduate of this accounting and finance degree, you’ll be prepared to enter a variety of business, financial and accounting roles. Candidates equipped with a solid understanding of business management, financial knowledge and accounting skills are highly valued and sought after by many employers, meaning there are a variety of job roles you might want to consider, such as:
On completing this course, you are well-placed to develop your academic knowledge by pursuing the following:
The programme is taught using face-to-face learning. Students will have access to IVY resources as well as the University of Bedfordshire BREO/VLE to complete their studies/modules. Support will be provided by local and link tutors at IVY and UOB.