Course Overview

BSc Accounting and finance in Arden University UK 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.

Program Mission

The modules reflect professional body standards as well as the critical techniques and skills used today in finance and accounting positions around the globe. 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.

Admission/Entry Requirements

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 one of the following:

  • At least 50% in HSSC (intermediate)
  • At least 2 A level passes at C or above
  • At least Merit/Pass/Pass in the BTEC Extended Diploma
  • A completed Access to Higher Education Diploma Equivalent qualifications such as International Baccalaureate
  • Completion of a recognised access programme or equivalent

Non-standard entry is also considered. Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry: 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

Financial Accounting Compulsory Cost Accounting Compulsory
Developing Personal and Management Skills Compulsory Business Maths Compulsory
Understanding the Business Environment Compulsory Management Information Systems Compulsory

Year 2 – Level 5

Business Law Compulsory British Tax System Compulsory
Accounting and Audit Framework Compulsory Financial Reporting Compulsory
Management Accounting Compulsory Decision Making Compulsory

Year 3 – Level 6

Audit Compulsory Financial Management Compulsory
Ethics Compulsory Professional, Statutory and Current Accounting Issues Compulsory
Research Methods and Dissertation Compulsory


You’ll be assessed in a variety of ways throughout your BSc Accounting and Finance degree, providing your tutors with the opportunity to see your progress and for you to demonstrate your strengths and understanding. As this accounting and finance course complies with ACCA requirements, a high proportion of modules will be assessed by examination. Other methods of assessment may include assignments, essays, presentations, and dissertations.

Fees and Funding

Arden University 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.

Career Prospects

As a graduate of BSc Accounting and finance in Arden University, UK, 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:

  • The ability to research and present information to various audiences
  • Analysis and evaluation of financial data
  • Effective communication, problem-solving and decision-making skills 
  • A solid understanding of business environments and financial management
  • The ability to work independently and within a team

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:

  • Accountant
  • Finance Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Actuarial Analyst
  • Investment Banker
  • Broker
  • Tax Advisor

Further Study

On completing BSc Accounting and finance in Arden University UK, you are well-placed to develop your academic knowledge by pursuing the following:

  • Post-graduate study, for example, Taught Masters courses in Business Administration, Business and Management, Human Resource Management, and Project Management
  • Professional courses, for example, CMI, CIPD, CIM, ACCA, CIMA, APM
  • PGCE Applied Business
  • Research degrees

Mode of Study

The BSc Accounting and finance in Arden University UK is taught using face-to-face learning. Students will have access to IVY tools and resources as well as Arden University’s iLearn/VLE to complete their studies/modules. Support will be provided by local and link tutors at IVY and AU.