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Course Essentials

Do you want to work in accountancy or finance?

Our BSc (Hons) Accounting & Finance Degree course at Arden University has been designed with your career in mind, covering everything from financial accounting and managing information systems to accounting and financial reporting.

Arden's Blended Learning programme combines face-to-face lectures at one of our study centres - based in LondonManchester or Birmingham - with the flexibility of online study at a time and place to suit you.

On successful completion, you will be equipped with essential financial and management accounting skills, as well as a strong, broad and practical knowledge of the world of finance.

 

When can I study?

Requiring just 8 hours of classes a week at your chosen UK study centre, courses are scheduled as follows: 

  • Weekdays*: 2 days per week, 4 hours per day (either 9.00–13.00 or 13.30-17.30)
  • Evenings**: 2 evenings per week 17.30–21.30
  • Weekends**: Saturdays

In addition to the 8 hours of face-to-face teaching each week, you will have an additional 12 hours online tuition.

This is perfect if you want more guided learning but need the flexibility to study around work, family or other commitments.

*hours will be allocated by Arden
**subject to numbers

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ACCA Accredited

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Arden's Accounting & Finance Degree course is an Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) accredited programme. Successful completion of this Degree carries maximum exemption to ACCA Membership (papers F1 to F9).


Add value to your CV with Cisco Networking Academy

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As part of this course, you’ll also have access to the industry-renowned Cisco Networking Academy. These FREE business and technology courses complement our degree modules, are valued by employers and will further enhance your CV, helping you stand out in the sector. See the 'Industry Skills' tab below for more information.


Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
360
UCAS Course Code:
N10F
Course Title:
BSc (Hons) Accounting & Finance (ACCA)
Duration:
3 years
Intake Status:
Accepting applications
Study Mode:
Blended learning
Exemptions Available:
Yes
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
Study Centre:
LON, BIR & MANC Based
Next Open Day:
Sat 22nd Jun
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects
  • Study Centres
  • Industry Skills

This BSc Accounting & Finance Degree course from Arden University will provide you with key skills in financial reporting and management accounting, and knowing how to apply these to inform good financial decision making in real business situations.

Modules 

Level 4

  • Financial Accounting
  • Cost Accounting
  • Developing personal and management skills
  • Business Maths
  • Understanding the Business Environment
  • Managing Information Systems

Level 5

  • Business Law
  • British Tax System
  • Accounting and Audit Framework
  • Financial Reporting
  • Management Accounting
  • Decision Making

Level 6

  • Audit
  • Financial Management
  • Ethics
  • Professional, Statutory and Current Accounting Issues
  • Research Methods & Dissertation

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may me subject to change.

Assessments

Assessments at Arden provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used. However, to comply with ACCA requirements a high proportion of modules will be assessed by examination.

Other methods of assessment include:

  • Assignment
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Exams
  • Dissertation

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your Blended Learning studies we will provide you with mock examinations and tutor feedback on every assessment you submit. If required, your Arden tutor may be able to give you suggestions for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real life settings.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page, or you can apply for this course online here.

This Accounting & Finance Degree course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course with Arden University you must have either:

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in Maths and two other subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

If you have work experience

We are happy to consider an application from you at Arden if you can show us you have the motivation to study the programme.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We’ll also ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience.

Next steps

Applying for this Blended Learning course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

How much is my course?

2

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Upon completion of this Accounting & Finance Undergraduate qualification with Arden, you will be prepared to enter a variety of business, financial and accounting roles. Candidates equipped with a solid understanding of business management as well as financial knowledge and accounting skills are highly valued to many employers.

Some roles you might consider are:

  • Accountant
  • Finance Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Actuarial Analyst
  • Investment Banking
  • Broker
  • Tax Advisor

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to take on further study. You could continue your studies with Arden University and enrol on any of the following Postgraduate courses:

While studying you can maximise your career success by making use of our online careers portal. This has useful tools such as an online interview simulator, CV builder, global jobs search engine and employer videos and e-learning courses covering essential business skills.

What study centres are available?

Blended courses are available at study centres throughout the UK and include:

Or you can discover all Arden study centres

Studying via Blended Learning with Arden

When you sign up for one of our Blended Learning Degrees and become a student at an Arden University study centre, you get the best of both worlds. All the rich online resources and materials that our online students benefit from alongside the structure and personal tuition of a full-time Degree. Blended Learning is ideal for students who want the routine and support of regular lectures, without the full-time commitment.

What can I expect from Blended Learning?

  • You will spend 2 set days per week at your chosen study centre
  • These classes will be led by your Arden module tutor
  • During these sessions you will be encouraged to debate, discuss and ask questions to develop your understanding and acquire key skills
  • Because it combines online learning you can access materials and resources online 24/7
  • The online content includes tutorials, lessons, exercises, study support and chat forums
  • All your coursework and assignments are uploaded to a secure online zone for marking
  • You can contact a tutor or the support team via Skype, email, webchat or phone

What facilities are available at Arden study centres?

Our modern study centres give you access to all the technology and services you need to support your studies and you'll find them all buzzing with students, tutors and staff.

Outside of your lectures, you can expect access to things like:

  • Computers and IT equipment
  • Internet
  • Printing facilities
  • Individual and group study space
  • Restaurants
  • Leisure facilities

Enhance your career with Cisco Networking Academy

Cisco Networking Academy is a platform providing Business and IT professionals with a space to develop their careers in the industry, with study-at-home courses helping them acquire new skills at a pace that suits them.

Established in 1997, the Networking Academic has more than 9 million members – and you could become one of them!

About Cisco Networking Academy

Take a look at the video below to learn all about Cisco Networking Academy, how it works and how it can benefit you.

 

Key Benefits

Gain core skills:
Access a range of exciting Business-related topics, from basic computer skills through to 'Be your own boss' and cybersecurity – there’s something for everyone, no matter their skill level.

Add value to your CV: 
Gain a competitive advantage in the jobs market, with courses endorsed by a multi-billion-dollar leader in the IT sector.

Get your LinkedIn badge: 
For each course you complete, you can acquire a badge for your LinkedIn profile, highlighting your skills to potential employers, and proving that you’re highly engaged and proactive in enhancing your self-development.


How does it work?

Once you enrol with Arden, you will receive access to Cisco’s online, self-paced courses through your learning platform, iLearn. Here, you’ll be able to pick and choose which courses you’d like to study.

You’ll study the course content as and when it suits you. The hours required to complete a course vary; the majority take between 30 and 70 hours.

These courses are an added extra – it’s entirely up to you whether you complete one, 10 or none at all! Your participation (or decision not to study these additional extras) won’t have any effect on your degree or the grades you receive.

Fees

No matter how many courses you study with Cisco, these are free of charge. However, if you’d like to receive a LinkedIn badge certification, this will cost between £150 and £200 per badge.

Course Details & Modules

This BSc Accounting & Finance Degree course from Arden University will provide you with key skills in financial reporting and management accounting, and knowing how to apply these to inform good financial decision making in real business situations.

Modules 

Level 4

  • Financial Accounting
  • Cost Accounting
  • Developing personal and management skills
  • Business Maths
  • Understanding the Business Environment
  • Managing Information Systems

Level 5

  • Business Law
  • British Tax System
  • Accounting and Audit Framework
  • Financial Reporting
  • Management Accounting
  • Decision Making

Level 6

  • Audit
  • Financial Management
  • Ethics
  • Professional, Statutory and Current Accounting Issues
  • Research Methods & Dissertation

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may me subject to change.

Assessments

Assessments at Arden provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used. However, to comply with ACCA requirements a high proportion of modules will be assessed by examination.

Other methods of assessment include:

  • Assignment
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Exams
  • Dissertation

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your Blended Learning studies we will provide you with mock examinations and tutor feedback on every assessment you submit. If required, your Arden tutor may be able to give you suggestions for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real life settings.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page, or you can apply for this course online here.

Entry Requirements

This Accounting & Finance Degree course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course with Arden University you must have either:

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in Maths and two other subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

If you have work experience

We are happy to consider an application from you at Arden if you can show us you have the motivation to study the programme.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We’ll also ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience.

Next steps

Applying for this Blended Learning course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Fees & Funding

How much is my course?

2

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Career Prospects

Upon completion of this Accounting & Finance Undergraduate qualification with Arden, you will be prepared to enter a variety of business, financial and accounting roles. Candidates equipped with a solid understanding of business management as well as financial knowledge and accounting skills are highly valued to many employers.

Some roles you might consider are:

  • Accountant
  • Finance Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Actuarial Analyst
  • Investment Banking
  • Broker
  • Tax Advisor

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to take on further study. You could continue your studies with Arden University and enrol on any of the following Postgraduate courses:

While studying you can maximise your career success by making use of our online careers portal. This has useful tools such as an online interview simulator, CV builder, global jobs search engine and employer videos and e-learning courses covering essential business skills.

Study Centres

What study centres are available?

Blended courses are available at study centres throughout the UK and include:

Or you can discover all Arden study centres

Studying via Blended Learning with Arden

When you sign up for one of our Blended Learning Degrees and become a student at an Arden University study centre, you get the best of both worlds. All the rich online resources and materials that our online students benefit from alongside the structure and personal tuition of a full-time Degree. Blended Learning is ideal for students who want the routine and support of regular lectures, without the full-time commitment.

What can I expect from Blended Learning?

  • You will spend 2 set days per week at your chosen study centre
  • These classes will be led by your Arden module tutor
  • During these sessions you will be encouraged to debate, discuss and ask questions to develop your understanding and acquire key skills
  • Because it combines online learning you can access materials and resources online 24/7
  • The online content includes tutorials, lessons, exercises, study support and chat forums
  • All your coursework and assignments are uploaded to a secure online zone for marking
  • You can contact a tutor or the support team via Skype, email, webchat or phone

What facilities are available at Arden study centres?

Our modern study centres give you access to all the technology and services you need to support your studies and you'll find them all buzzing with students, tutors and staff.

Outside of your lectures, you can expect access to things like:

  • Computers and IT equipment
  • Internet
  • Printing facilities
  • Individual and group study space
  • Restaurants
  • Leisure facilities
Industry Skills

Enhance your career with Cisco Networking Academy

Cisco Networking Academy is a platform providing Business and IT professionals with a space to develop their careers in the industry, with study-at-home courses helping them acquire new skills at a pace that suits them.

Established in 1997, the Networking Academic has more than 9 million members – and you could become one of them!

About Cisco Networking Academy

Take a look at the video below to learn all about Cisco Networking Academy, how it works and how it can benefit you.

 

Key Benefits

Gain core skills:
Access a range of exciting Business-related topics, from basic computer skills through to 'Be your own boss' and cybersecurity – there’s something for everyone, no matter their skill level.

Add value to your CV: 
Gain a competitive advantage in the jobs market, with courses endorsed by a multi-billion-dollar leader in the IT sector.

Get your LinkedIn badge: 
For each course you complete, you can acquire a badge for your LinkedIn profile, highlighting your skills to potential employers, and proving that you’re highly engaged and proactive in enhancing your self-development.


How does it work?

Once you enrol with Arden, you will receive access to Cisco’s online, self-paced courses through your learning platform, iLearn. Here, you’ll be able to pick and choose which courses you’d like to study.

You’ll study the course content as and when it suits you. The hours required to complete a course vary; the majority take between 30 and 70 hours.

These courses are an added extra – it’s entirely up to you whether you complete one, 10 or none at all! Your participation (or decision not to study these additional extras) won’t have any effect on your degree or the grades you receive.

Fees

No matter how many courses you study with Cisco, these are free of charge. However, if you’d like to receive a LinkedIn badge certification, this will cost between £150 and £200 per badge.

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