The programme aims to develop technically accomplished individuals with strong theoretical and practice-based knowledge in the field of accounting. The programme is professionally oriented with a high level of accreditation to support exemption from professional examinations. Students will be thoroughly grounded in the knowledge and applications of accounting theories and practice focusing on financial accounting, management accounting and financial management. Students will focus on the application of knowledge in a real-world context, incorporating consideration of the advance in digital technologies, sustainability, ethical, and regulatory developments in the changing business environment. The programme focuses on developing students as strategic decision makers, able to synthesise technical and theoretical knowledge and apply their learnings to drive business performance, resolve financial problems and work successfully in a collaborative and multicultural business environment. The Bloomberg Trading Suite gives access to the industry standard financial database for research and investment decision making. Students have the opportunity to act as business advisers through our Business Clinics, providing accounting and tax information to support new entrepreneurs, small companies and charities. The programme embeds industry guest lectures and professional body engagement at all levels of study, offering opportunities to network with potential future employers. All students are required to develop workplace skills through internships, volunteering, the sandwich placement or a study year abroad, taking one of a group of final year modules emphasising the importance of experiential activity which is CV enhancing and “real world”, engaging students beyond the campus.
General Entry Criteria
2 passes in A Level/HSC (At GCE A/L, a pass is considered E and above. HSC pass is considered C and above.), and 3 O’Level/SSC passes with C grade and above.
3 passes in A Level/HSC (At GCE A/L, a pass is considered E and above. HSC pass is considered C and above.) OR
Attainment of a Level 4 qualification in a related field
Attainment of a Level 4 Foundation Study Programme approved for the specific Diploma programme.
Foundations of Financial Accounting
Introduction to Management Accounting
Economic Principles in a Contemporary Context
Introduction to Managerial Finance
Statistics and Data Management
Professional Development for Accounting and Finance
Essential Information Skills
Management Accounting and Decision Making
Principles of Taxation
Financial Accounting and Reporting
Applied Management Accounting
Governance and Accountability
One optional module (15 credits)
Market Analysis for Private Investors
Credit Management: Theory and Practice
Personal Financial Planning
Corporate Reporting Theory and Practice
One optional Module (15 Credits) (*module required for maximum exemption eligibility)
Business Strategy and Technology*
Islamic Banking and Finance
Credit Risk Analysis and Management
Strategic Management Accounting
Advanced Case Study
Work integrated Learning
Cross-Cultural Learning and Development
Two Optional Modules (15 credits) (*module required for maximum exemption eligibility)
Further Tax Theory and Practice*
International Financial Management
On the successful completion of this programme participants will be able to have:
Knowledge and Understanding of;
Key theories and principles for preparing and analysing financial statements
Key theories and techniques in management accounting and performance evaluation
Key theories and techniques required for the financial management of an organisation
Key theories, regulations and practices of governance, ethics and management of financial risk in an organisation.
Key external and internal factors that shape the performance of organisations and the strategic tools that are available for managers.
6 Accounting information systems and the application of technology in the collection production and evaluation of information.
Gather, evaluate and apply quantitative and qualitative data and evidence from a range of resources
Apply analysis and critical thinking skills to make appropriate decisions in challenging contexts
Prepare and present financial statements for multiple users and contexts
Produce costing statements for a range of products and services
Prepare and present budgetary control information appropriate to the cultural, structural and managerial context of an organisation
Apply suitable techniques for short-term and long-term investment decision making purposes in different organisational contexts
Apply appropriate techniques for estimating the value of business organisations and their underlying assets
Apply appropriate techniques for evaluating the performance of business organisations.
Design financial reporting systems relevant to organisational contexts
Identify and take account of the organisational, motivational, ethical and sustainability issues underpinning the production, presentation, interpretation and evaluation of financial information.
Apply strategic decision making in a variety of organizational contexts
Transferable skills and other attributes;
Communicate effectively using a variety of media
Demonstrate effective team working skills
Recognise ethical and sustainability challenges and apply ethical reasoning in a professional context
Apply software packages and technology for data management and analysis
Recognise diversity and cross-cultural perspectives in a business context.
Demonstrate self-reliance and independence in learning and professional development
Apply enterprising and creative behaviours in a professional context
Be self-aware and reflective.