BSc Accounting and Finance Degree Online from Arden University, UK

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Arden University - BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance (ACCA) Online:
The BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance (ACCA) programme is suitable both for individuals who are starting their career and those who are already working in the field of business but who want to gain qualifications necessary to achieve promotion or industry switching. With physical study centres in London, Manchester, Birmingham, & Berlin, Arden University specialises in offering high quality degree programmes, including an online study option for UK and international students around the world.

BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance (ACCA):

Photo of BSc Accounting and Finance Degree Online from Arden University, UK• This degree programme covers the major tools and theories of accounting and finance, giving you the skills to apply them to real-world situations.

• The programme’s ACCA accreditation (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) gives a maximum exemption to ACCA membership (papers F1 to F9).

• The programme is geared toward career driven individuals who would like to gain the skills required to enter into the realm of business with a focus in accounting and finance.

• On completion of this Undergraduate Accounting & Finance qualification, you will be prepared to enter a variety of business, financial and accounting roles.

• Candidates equipped with a solid understanding of Business Management as well as financial knowledge and accounting skills are highly valued to many employers. Some career roles students consider include
Accountant, Finance Analyst, Financial Manager, Actuarial Analyst, Investment Banking, Broker, Tax Advisor.

Course Modules:

Image of BSc Accounting and Finance Degree Online from Arden University, UKLevel 4:

Developing Personal & Management Skills
Starting from your own personal management, you’ll work up to team management, and then learn to apply theories of motivation, conflict management, and empowerment to larger organisations.

Business Maths
You’ll develop basic mathematical concepts for problem-solving in the business environment, and become familiar with spreadsheets, and the tools, and skills you’ll need in the world of accounting and finance.

Financial Accounting
This module introduces the regulatory framework related to account preparation, and technical proficiency in the use of double-entry accounting techniques. 

Cost Accounting
Learn to make the numbers on a spreadsheet work for you by using statistical techniques to support management in monitoring performance, controlling, and budgeting.

Understanding the Business Environment
Understand core business concepts such as supply and demand, competition, markets, and government effects. within this module.

Management Information Systems
All organisations share the basic functions of HR, production, sales, marketing, and accounts. You will learn to collect the information these departments generate ethically, and organise it into effective systems.

Level 5:

Business Law
This module explores the essential theories and practices of modern business law, and the ways they relate to each other. You’ll cover topics such as contractual and tortious relationships, raising finance, insolvency, management relations, and explore contemporary ethical issues facing modern businesses.

British Tax System
In this module, you’ll encounter income tax, national insurance, VAT, and begin to understand how calculations are applied to individuals and businesses.

Accounting and Audit Framework
Develop a sound understanding of the accounting regulatory framework with this module, which covers the standards of business financial reporting. You’ll have the chance to analyse and interpret information to support and build your knowledge of audit and assurance concepts.

Financial Reporting
This module introduces you to account preparation, and the national and international formats in use. You’ll learn to dig more deeply into the numbers, interpret what the figures are really saying, and report these findings to multiple stakeholders.

Management Accounting
This module will help you establish a grasp on the numbers at play, and to use terms such as activity based costing (ABC), absorption costing, and marginal costing. You’ll learn to make the numbers work for you and make smart decisions through accounting techniques such as balanced scorecards.  

Decision Making
You will form an understanding of the problems incurred from scarce resource, pricing, and make-or-buy decisions. You’ll learn why risk and uncertainty are important elements in financial decision-making, and how to apply some basic methods to help resolve the inherent risks.

Level 6:

You’ll understand why external auditors are necessary for a company to demonstrate their accounts are properly constructed to represent the reality of the business. Internally, audit ensures control systems function correctly, and business resources are safeguarded.

Financial Management
Learn to plan for different outcomes in the key areas of investing, financing, and dividend policy with this module. You’ll get the chance to analyse and interpret the financial policies of a firm and look at the ways they can manage risk.

Get to grips with the important area of business ethics, and their implications, in this module which looks at the use of sweatshop labour, environmental damage, and corporate tax planning. You’ll consider the impact of globalisation on the current corporate landscape, and what this means for ethical practices.

Professional, Statutory and Current Accounting Issues

During this module, you’ll explore the role of international financial institutions, such as the World Bank, and IMF, and compare different approaches to developing international accounting rules and regulations. You’ll get the chance to look at current issues such as convergence/harmonisation of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), and the impact of globalisation on finance.

Research Methods & Dissertation
With your supervising tutor, you will determine an interdisciplinary area related to your degree to research, giving you the opportunity to specialise in an area of the programme that has most interested you.

Entry Requirements:

Photos of Arden University - BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance (ACCA) Online• To be eligible for this BSc (Hons) Accounting & Finance (ACCA) course you must have either:

• Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in Maths and two other subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent. For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

• If you have work experience:
We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study this programme online.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We’ll also ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience.

Address: Arden House, Middlemarch Park, Coventry, England CV3 4FJ, UK & England