• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
Offered to overseas students, this Accounting and Finance for International Business (Top-Up) at Coventry University has been designed with specific emphasis on international accounting and finance. We adopt a multidisciplinary approach, which covers economics, business strategy, marketing, financial planning and accounting through a range of mandatory and optional modules.
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Do you speak another language? If finance piques your interest too, then international accounting could be the ideal career path for you.

Successful completion of this Accounting and Finance for International Business (Top-Up) at Coventry University will enable you to qualify to Bachelor’s level in Accounting and Finance, provided you already hold a Level 5 qualification, such as a Higher Diploma, DipHE or Foundation Degree, for final year entry, or a Level 4 qualification, such as a Higher National Certificate, Higher Apprenticeship, on CertHE, for second year entry. Existing qualifications should be in a related field.

Primarily targeted at international students, it is designed with a specific focus on accounting and finance in an international context, incorporating the advanced study of at least one European language, to better prepare you for global careers in business, accountancy or financial management.

Career prospects

This top-up degree is designed to give you the opportunity to develop the practical skills and experience so that you can enter international employment in accounting or finance with the confidence to give sound financial advice and make effective financial decisions.

You can also benefit from a wide range of desirable professional skills, including: team working; critical evaluation; self-directed learning; problem-solving; action planning and organising; written and oral communication; questioning and listening. The following personal qualities will also be addressed in each of the skills modules: achievement orientation; initiative and creativity; self-confidence; decisiveness; reflectiveness; adaptability and flexibility.

On successful completion, you should be well placed to pursue a wide variety of careers in finance, management, accounting, banking, personal and corporate finance and IT in private, public and third sector organisations. You could pursue roles as an accountant, auditor, business analyst, investment consultant, stock controller, tax assistant or teacher.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description
      • 1 year full-time (Final year entry)
      • 2 years full-time (Second year entry)
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Finance
  • Academic English for Accounting and Finance
  • Management Accounting for Business Decisions
  • Financial Theory
  • Corporate Reporting and Analysis

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

To be accepted for the programme students must possess 240 credits (120 ECTS) at level 1 and 2 obtained in a relevant subject area.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Coventry

  • 656 - 1060 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


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