Accounting and Finance

BSc (Hons)

Study level
3-9 years
Study locations
London, Birmingham, Manchester, Berlin or Online
Accredited by
BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance

Course Overview

With a curriculum that is career-focused and industry informed, this BSc Accounting and Finance degree is designed to provide you with a thorough understanding of accounting and finance within the wider context of business and management. You’ll be taught by industry-leading academics with extensive experience in the accounting and finance sector, learning how to develop and apply accounting and finance strategies that enhance corporate value in the workplace.

As an ACCA accredited course, this degree in accounting and finance can be tailored to your career goals – and offers a range of specialist modules from financial accounting to business law and the British tax system. This means that when you graduate, you’ll be equipped with essential financial management accounting skills and the practical knowledge to excel in an industry you love.

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This course is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), so you’ll leave with a degree that is recognised in both academic and professional fields. As this programme is recognised by ACCA you can enter further studies at an appropriate level, rather than starting anew.

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This ACCA accredited BSc Accounting and Finance course will provide you with key skills in financial reporting and management accounting, and the ability to use these to inform good decision-making in real business situations. The specialist modules explored on this degree will help you to graduate as a well-rounded professional who is ready to take on all manner of challenges. 


You have 3-9 years to complete your course, meaning that you can take up to three years to complete each level – however, many of our students complete the course in 3-6 years.

Level 4

  • Financial Accounting
  • Cost Accounting
  • Developing Personal and Management Skills
  • Business Maths
  • Understanding the Business Environment
  • Management 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 and Dissertation

How do we assess you?

You’ll be assessed in a variety of ways throughout your BSc Accounting and Finance degree, providing your tutors with the opportunity to see your progress and for you to demonstrate your strengths and understanding. As this accounting and finance course complies with ACCA requirements, a high proportion of modules will be assessed by examination.

Other methods of assessment may include:

  • Assignments
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Dissertations

At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.

What do you need to study with us?

Our aim is to make learning as accessible as possible by ensuring that you can join us, wherever you are.

That's why we keep our requirements simple. All you need is a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.

With this one tool, you'll be able to access information, advice, support, learning materials and our online library, as well as create assignments, keep notes, and collaborate with other students effectively.


Our BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance degree has standard entry requirements. To be able to study this course, we need to see that you have:

  • GCSE Grade C in Mathematics , or equivalent.
  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent

English Proficiency

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 80; or equivalent

We also offer an internal English test for applicants. More information on this can be found here.

We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study this degree.

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

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Before joining your BSc Accounting and Finance course, it’s always nice to know who you’ll be learning from and spending time with. This degree is led by a group of experienced, qualified and enthusiastic lecturers who design the course modules alongside professionals in the industry. 

We don’t expect our students to already have a definite career path in mind when enrolling with us, especially when you’ve got so many exciting career paths to choose from. Instead, we prepare you with a range of transferable skills that will allow you to understand a range of different organisations at all levels, so you’ll feel confident enough to make a decision about where your future lies after graduating. 

What can an accounting and finance degree do for me?

By mastering the fundamentals of accounting and finance, you’ll be able to demonstrate to employers how valuable you are. Just as valuable, are the key skills you can develop with this undergraduate course, including:

  • The ability to research and present information to various audiences
  • Analysis and evaluation of financial data
  • Effective communication, problem solving and decision making skills 
  • A solid understanding of business environments and financial management
  • The ability to work independently and within a team

What can I do after Arden University?

As a graduate of this accounting and finance degree, you’ll be prepared to enter a variety of business, financial and accounting roles. Candidates equipped with a solid understanding of business management, financial knowledge and accounting skills are highly valued and sought after by many employers, meaning there are a variety of job roles you might want to consider, such as:

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

Achieving your degree will help you to accelerate your career progression. But there’s more! Beyond the core programme itself, Arden students will receive additional support and guidance, developing your employability and CV even further.

Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to student support advisors who are here for you. They’ll help you to enhance your academic skills, guide you with your orientation and offer tailored career support. This means you’ll have guidance at every stage of your degree from our extensive community of students and fellow alumni, who can offer 1-2-1 advice for your future beyond Arden University.

Outside of this, you’ll also have unlimited access to our online platform, iLearn – providing you with all the learning resources and tools needed to excel in your studies. 

Which study mode is right for you? You’ll have the choice to complete your degree via online learning or blended learning. Here’s a quick summary of both options, so you can choose the flexible learning model that works best for you. 


It’s a great way to study if you’re looking for flexibility. It was challenging to balance a full-time job with my degree but once I was in a routine, it was much easier to manage everything. Online learning has actually helped me become very good with time management and given me the ability to prioritise tasks.

Toby Bradley
Toby Bradley
BA (Hons) Business & Accountancy
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Blended Learning

How does it work?

Blended learning involves face to face, on campus, teaching, including eight hours of time-tabled classes spread over two mornings, afternoons, or evenings, at one of our study centres. This study mode provides an element of structure to your day, where you’ll join your fellow classmates at specific times to learn. 
Students are then required to complete the rest of their studies online at a time and place that suits them.

With blended learning you can choose to study weekdays:


  • two mornings (9.00am to 1.00pm)


  • two afternoons (1.30pm to 5.30pm)

Find out more about Blended Learning.

Online Learning

How does it work?

With online learning, you decide when and where you work through your self-guided learning materials, without being held to a set lecture timetable. If you’re interrupted during a lesson, simply pause the materials and continue later. You can also communicate and collaborate with your tutor and classmates through live online forums and email. 

Find out more about how Online Learning works.