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United Kingdom, Coventry / London
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Accredited by The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
On the successful completion of this course you will be eligible for
9 exemptions of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
(ACCA) qualification and will be exempted from seven papers from the
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) syllabus. Without
this degree, completing these papers would normally take a minimum two
to three years, assuming you pass first time.
If you choose this course you will benefit from:
- Links with employers including IBM and the National Health Service
(NHS) and professional accounting bodies such as the Institute of
Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) who have delivered
sessions with students in commercial awareness, key skills for getting
a job and working in the accountancy profession
- Placement opportunities with companies and organisations, such
as Tesco, the NHS, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), IBM, Toys R Us, as
well as a number of small to medium sized accountancy companies
- Opportunity for hands-on experience of using market leading
accounting and business software packages, from SAGE for the small and
medium enterprises, to SAP for the international companies
- Access to academic staff with relevant professional backgrounds
and industry experience, who bring this into their teaching
The first year provides the foundations for all further study. You
will complete modules in Introductory Financial and Management
Accounting, plus Business Law, Economics, Mathematical Techniques,
Statistics and IT.
The second year builds on these foundations with mandatory Financial
and Management Accounting and Corporate Law modules and options in
Taxation, Finance and Business Management. Research skills are also
developed in this year in preparation for a final year project in a
topic of the your own choosing.
The final year requires you to study International Corporate
Reporting, Performance Management, Financial Management and Corporate
Finance, while there are further options in Audit, Portfolio
Management and International Finance.
View the course structure and module list from year one through to
your final year.
On successful completion of your degree, you will be well-equipped
for a career either in a professional firm of accountants, such as
KPMG, PwC and Grant Thornton or as an accountant in industry, working
for companies like Tesco, IBM, Virgin Group, Next or Marks and
To complete your professional qualification you will need to complete
final exams and have three years of professional training and work
experience. Salaries increase in line with experience and a newly
qualified accountant in the Midlands could earn up to £42,000,
according to a Hays survey in 2011.