• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

Partnered with the CISI, the online Management Accounting Top-up (Hons) course from University of Derby is directly mapped against the teaching of their foundation qualification, Introduction to Investment, with the option to take the exam upon completion of our course. It explores the complex and challenging nature of the management accounting and business environment.

University of Derby Online Learning is the first online University degree programme in the UK to be partnered with the Chartered Institution for Securities and Investment (CISI), the largest and most widely respected professional body for the securities and investment profession in the UK, with a growing number of global financial centres. Our Management Accounting BSc (Hons) Top-Up degree course has been closely mapped against the CISI’s Introduction to Investment foundation qualification, helping you to prepare you for its exam, which can be taken at the University of Derby campus or at one of the CISI’s global test centres.

Furthermore, students wishing to pursue the Introduction to Investment qualification will benefit from a 50% saving on the exam fee and the work book. A one-off registration fee will be payable to become a CISI Student Member, giving you access to a number of membership benefits designed to support your studies and broaden your career development. We are offering a limited number of scholarships to cover the cost of the CISI Registration Fee, exam fee and workbook – a select few will be chosen upon enrolment.

The Introduction to Investment qualification is the first step on the CISI qualification pathway, and is also recognised by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). It will be of special interest to you if you are interested in a career in wealth management, operational investments, financial planning, compliance and risk, and stock broking. Upon completion of this foundation qualification, there is then an option to join the CISI as an Affiliate member (subject to annual membership fee).

Tutors that work to the latest professional standards

Our teaching staff are all professionally qualified and have industry as well as academic experience. They also teach on the professional body courses, such as ACCA and CIMA, which means they understand the most current professional standards. That’s important because you need to be sure that what you’ll learn is up to date and relevant to today’s business world.

Career

This course appeals to those already in middle management level roles but would like to progress to more senior roles.  It can provide you with the skills to help you apply for roles such as:

  • Business Analyst
  • Investment Banker
  • Management Consultant
  • Financial Controller

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      1 - 2 years of part time study
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Financial Strategy
  • Independent Study 
  • Research Methods
  • Risk Management
  • Strategic Management

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • 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

For direct entry onto the course you will need one of the following:

  • CIMA Advanced Diploma (E2/P2/F2) in Management Accounting
  • ACCA - Any 6 papers from F1-F9
  • HND or Foundation Degree in business, accountancy or finance or equivalent overseas qualification
  • Edexcel BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Business with accountancy or finance
  • ICAEW Professional Stage qualifications
  • CIPFA Professional Diploma.

If you do not meet the entry criteria above but have one of the qualifications listed below, you may be eligible to join the course after passing a level 5 Macroeconomics for Business module.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4740 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4740 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4740 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4740 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Funding

  • We have a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA).
  • We award scholarships based on your application to study; there is no separate form to complete. All applications from eligible students will be considered for a scholarship by our international admissions team. We will notify you of your scholarship when we make you an offer, and apply your discount to your remaining fees.
  • You must be applying for a full-time degree and applications for postgraduate research, online studies, foundation and pre-sessional language programmes are not eligible for a discount or scholarship.

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