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BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance

Our Accounting and Finance degree has been developed to equip you with relevant industry knowledge. Many of our graduates secure employment with leading financial organisations.

 

This is the only Accounting and Finance degree in Scotland which has a year-long salaried work placement. Many of our students do so well in their placements that they are offered a job by their placement employer to return to the organisation after graduation.

 

We have established close links with professional accounting bodies and employers, which ensures our course is relevant for today’s accounting profession. You will benefit from the knowledge and expertise of our teaching staff on accounting modules who are all Chartered Accountants, many of whom qualified with a Big Four firm: Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

 

The latest data from HESA shows that accounting and finance graduates from RGU are more likely to be employed than their counterparts at the London School of Economics.

 

Year 1

 

·      Financial Accounting

·      Management Accounting

·      Personal and Business Finance

·      Management Concepts

·      Introductory Economics

·      People Management

·      Business Law

·      Business Ethics

 

Year 2

 

·      External Reporting

·      Financial Decision-Making

·      Management and Cost Accounting

·      Finance for Business Decisions

·      Quantitative Business Techniques

·      Business Creation and Growth

·      Business Information Systems

·      Advanced Business Law

 

Year 3

 

·      Placement - plus two modules

·      Theory of Auditing

·      Practice of Auditing

·      Non-placement route - continuing students

·      Literature Project

·      The Theory of Auditing

·      The Practice of Auditing

·      The Economic Environment

·      Corporate Governance

·      Money and Financial Markets

·      New Business Project

·      Non-placement route - advanced entry students

·      External Reporting

·      Financial Decision-Making

·      Management and Cost Accounting

·      Finance for Business Decisions

·      Literature Project

·      The Theory of Auditing

·      The Practice of Auditing

·      Money and Financial Markets

 

Year 4

 

·      Management Accounting Decision-Making and Control

·      Personal and Business Taxation

·      Financial Reporting Issues and Applications

·      Financial Accounting for Groups and Companies

·      Business Development and Strategy

·      Corporate and Capital Taxes

·      Corporate Financial Management

·      Corporate Ethics

 

Modules and delivery order may change for operational purposes.

 

The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course disclaimer for more information.

 

 

SQA Higher: ABBB

 

GCE A level: BBC

 

Irish Leaving Certificate Higher: AB2B2B2

 

IB Diploma: 29 points

 

Alternative qualifications: Equivalent overseas qualifications and some access programmes will be considered. Entry to year 2 for relevant HND qualifications

 

Degree Link Programme: A relevant HND from one of our partner FE colleges may be considered for year 3 entry. Students will follow the Non-placement route in year 3.

 

English language requirements

for candidates for whom, English is not their first language.

 

* All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.

 

Professional Accreditation

The Honours degree is fully accredited by the DETC

Students who enter the degree in years 2 or 3 are considered on an individual basis by the professional bodies.

 

 

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