Accounting and Financial Information Systems, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 72 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    11500 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
The Business School has an excellent reputation in the field of accounting and finance. This Accounting and Financial Information Systems programme from the University of Greenwich has been developed with professional accountancy bodies and financial institutions, providing services such as insurance, investment and commercial banking and asset management.

About

Our accounting and finance subjects at the University of Greenwich are ranked within the top 3 in London for course satisfaction in the Guardian University Guide 2016. Our degree has been developed with input from professional accountancy bodies and financial institutions. Courses focus on practical skills using software and systems such as MS Excel, MS Access, Visual Studio and SAGE 50 accounts software.

If you successfully complete this degree with the relevant course options, you will be exempt from a number of exam papers leading to professional qualifications from ACCA, AIA, CIMA and CIPFA. This will set you on the path to becoming a qualified accountant after university and increasing career earning potential within accountancy sector.

You will study core and optional courses with an emphasis on financial systems and models, including quantitative analysis and management accounting control systems.

We have strong connections with companies in Canary Wharf, one of the financial centres. This offers you networking, mentoring and internship opportunities, making it a perfect location to start your career.

You will have the option to undertake a work placement in your third year, providing insight and practical skills which employers seek in graduates.

We will encourage you to join societies such as Trading and Investment and take part in competitions for example the UK Trading Challenge. We are proud that our team of first year Greenwich students won the competition, beating teams from many other universities.

The aims of this degree are:

  • To prepare you for a career in the accountancy, finance and business analysis sectors with a strong emphasis on financial systems and models
  • To equip students with the necessary skills to be able to function in a complex and changing business environment.

Accreditation

Depending on their chosen options, students attract differing levels of exemption from professional bodies such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and Association of International Accountants.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      3 years full-time; 4 years sandwich; 6 years part-time

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Financial Accounting 
  • Introduction to Management Accounting 
  • Personal and Professional Development 1 (Accounting)
  • Quantitative Methods 
  • Introduction to Finance and Economics 
  • Management Accounting and Control Systems 2 
  • Administration, Accounting and Taxation for Small Entities 
  • Project Management (Finance Track) 
  • Internationalisation, Trade and Markets 
  • Taxation
  • Banking: Principles, Practice and Regulation
  • Managing Business Finance 
  • Financial Markets, Instruments and Institutions
  • Islamic Banking and Finance 1 
  • European Languages 
  • E-Business 
  • Managing Business Processes with SAP 
  • Taxation 
  • Banking: Principles, Practice and Regulation 
  • Managing Business Finance 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

UK educational background:

  • 112 UCAS points from A-levels, including two A-levels at grade C. No more than 12 points should come from AS-levels. 
  • GCSE English language and mathematics with a minimum of grade C are required.

We also accept:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education.
Non-UK educational background:

  • If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent.
  • If you require Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    11500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11500 GBP per year and a duration of 72 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 72 months.
  • UK/EU part time fee - Pro-rata full-time fee

Living costs for London

684 - 830 /month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Scholarships:

Greenwich Scholarship Programme -  Available for students who attend programmes where fees are over £6,165 for full-time students and over £4,624 for part-time students 

Loans: 

Tuition Fee Loan - Apply, and you could get up to £9,000 each year. This is paid directly to your university or college in three installments throughout the year. You don't have to pay back the loan until you're earning at least £21,000 a year.

Maintenance Loans – These loans are available to help cover living expenses. The amount you get depends on whether you live with your family, and in or outside London. Loan amounts currently range from £6,704 to £10,702. 

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