Accounting and Finance

BSc, 3 years

This is for you if.... you are interested in learning the skills, expertise and analytical knowledge necessary for working in areas such as professional accountancy, investment banking, management consultancy and financial management.

Course Description

The BSc in Accounting and Finance will provide you with a solid foundation and technical skills in accounting and finance. We will help you to develop quantitative, communications and information technology skills and the ability to apply these skills in an accounting and finance context. You will learn how managers, shareholders and other stakeholders make decisions in organisations.

The course will prepare you for a career or further training opportunities in the accounting and finance professions - in the public and private sectors or in voluntary organisations. If you are interested in postgraduate study this course will prepare you for the increasingly independent aspects of further study and research.

We are currently in discussions with UK and international accreditation bodies with the aim of securing exemptions from certain professional qualifications for our graduates.

Key Facts
Typical offer
ABB
UCAS code
72N7
Start date
October 2016
Department
Management
Contact

Admissions enquiries
+44 (0)116 252 5281
cssadmissions@le.ac.uk

Course enquiries
+44 (0)116 252 5520
ulsmugadmiss@le.ac.uk

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Why Leicester?

We are a member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools and hold a Small Business Charter Award in recognition of our role in helping to kick-start British enterprise.

Throughout the programme there is an emphasis on the demands of employers for critical and analytical problem-solving skills that you will require to keep pace with rapid changes in the workplace.

You will have the opportunity to gain a global outlook and real-world experience through our year abroad and placement year opportunities.

Our 12 Bloomberg terminals let you see how traders work and also access financial news and information, including real-time stock quotes 24/7. By using this industry standard platform, you will develop skills that top employers ask for.

Course Structure

Year 1

Year 1

You will also learn about the foundations of finance, management and economics and begin to acquire the basic statistical skills to prepare you for your dissertation in your third year. The modules that you take this year will provide you with a solid base for the more specialised modules of the second and third years.

Modules

  • Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Accounting Theory
  • Management Accounting
  • Foundations of Finance
  • Foundations of Management
  • Foundations of Economics
  • Understanding and Using Statistical Information
  • Management Studies Tutorials

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Year 2

Year 2

In your second year you will begin to specialise in specific topics on accounting and finance. On the finance side you will learn the essentials of corporate finance; corporate governance and the pricing of financial futures and forward contracts. The Research Methods module will help prepare you for your final year dissertation, whilst an option module will allow you to focus on a subject that particularly interests you.

Core Modules

  • Accounting, Decision Making and Control
  • Foundations of Financial Reports Analysis
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Financial Market Products: Futures and Forwards
  • Research Methods

Option modules

Choose one option module from:

  • Accounting for Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Accounting Theory
  • Macro-Finance
  • Public Accounting

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Year 3

Year 3

Your final year will introduce you to the study of financial markets and advanced accounting topics. You will study financial markets in a very novel way, analysing how organisational and technological dimensions of the markets affect price behaviour. You will also learn about the pricing of option contracts and will study a semester-long module on advanced financial accounting, regulation and auditing. A dissertation – a major piece of independent research supported by one-on-one supervisions with a member of faculty – and two optional modules will give you the chance to explore in more depth the subjects and issues that interest you the most.

Core modules

  • Financial Markets Products: Derivatives Pricing 1
  • Financial Markets Products: Derivatives Pricing 2
  • Advanced Financial Accounting: Regulation and Auditing
  • Social Studies of Finance
Plus your Dissertation

Option modules

Choose two option modules from:

  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Accounting for Non-Profit Organisations
  • Advanced Option Pricing
  • Behavioural Finance and Investment Strategies
  • Finance for Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Performance Measurement in Financial Institutions
  • Technology in Financial Markets

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Major/Minor Degrees

Major/Minor options allow you to create your own degree. You can concentrate on one subject as your Major (75% of your course) while broadening your knowledge with a Minor subject (25% of your course).

Why not complement your Major with a subject that you enjoyed before, or which has vocational elements that can boost your career prospects? Alternatively, you may want to try something completely new that you’ve always been interested in, like a language.

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Teaching and Assessment

In your first year, you will typically attend approximately six hours of lectures and a similar number of seminars. You will also attend a number of small-group tutorials in which contemporary issues are discussed, drawing on the tools and theories taught in other parts of the curriculum.

You will have regular meetings with your personal tutor to discuss progress in your studies. Your personal tutor will also provide a sympathetic ear for all matters of personal concern, whether they be academic, financial, housing, career or social issues.

As well as exams and essays, you also undertake some assessed group work, including presentations and reports.

Entry Requirements

  • A/AS-levels: ABB. Two AS-levels may be considered in place of one A-level. General Studies accepted.
  • EPQ with A-levels: BBB + EPQ at grade B. Two AS-levels considered in place of one A-level. General Studies accepted.
  • GCSE: Maths at grade B plus English Language at grade C.
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass relevant diploma with some credits distinction.
  • International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 30 points, with grade 4 in SL Maths.
  • BTEC Nationals: Full Diploma DDD, plus any subject/GCSE requirements.

Other national and international qualifications considered. If you do not meet the entry requirements for this course, you can apply for the International Foundation Year run by our dedicated International Study Centre. The ISC provides academic and English language support to help you progress to your chosen undergraduate degree at the University of Leicester.

Second Year Entry may be possible with suitable qualifications.

Selection Process

Applicants are not normally interviewed. If you receive an offer you will be invited to visit the School of Management.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

International Qualifications

Find your country in this list to check equivalent qualifications, scholarships and additional requirements.

Countries List

Fees and Funding

Career Opportunities

Throughout your degree there is an emphasis on the demands of employers. We know that they are looking for critical and analytical problem solving skills, the ability to work in a team and the ability to present and communicate ideas, along with the personal and professional skills in order to keep pace with rapid changes in the workplace. This course will provide you with excellent opportunities to develop these skills. Many of our graduates have gone on to enjoy careers in a broad range of public and private sector organisations nationally and internationally. Others have chosen to further enhance their employability by embarking upon postgraduate study.

Careers

Our Career Development Service is here to support you, with advice on interviews, CVs, work experience, volunteering and more. From Freshers’ Week to Graduation and beyond, they are here to help you reach your professional goals.

Course Qualification Duration UCAS Code Availability
Accounting and Finance BSc 3 years full-time 72N7 Apply Now
Accounting and Finance with Year Abroad BSc 4 years, full-time 72N7 Apply Now
Accounting and Finance with Placement Year BSc 4 years, full-time 72N7 Apply Now
Course
Accounting and Finance
Qualification
BSc
Duration
3 years full-time
UCAS Code
72N7
Availability
Course
Accounting and Finance with Year Abroad
Qualification
BSc
Duration
4 years, full-time
UCAS Code
72N7
Availability
Course
Accounting and Finance with Placement Year
Qualification
BSc
Duration
4 years, full-time
UCAS Code
72N7
Availability

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