Are you looking to pursue a dream career in accounting and finance, but need extra preparation? Our BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance with Foundation Year course is ideal for those wanting to successfully graduate with a full degree and establish a professional career in the finance industry – regardless of previous qualifications.
Arden’s accounting and finance with foundation degree is designed to provide you with the skills needed to achieve your higher education goals, even if it’s been a while since you last studied. And what’s more, our flexible study options provide the best of both worlds when it comes to the university experience.
Starting with an accounting and finance foundation degree is the perfect option for those looking to improve their study habits, develop a wide range of universal skills, and gain an in-depth understanding of a range of disciplines before continuing to undergraduate study. If this sounds like the best option for you, then we’re here to support you through every stage of your accounting and finance degree studies.
Our accounting and finance foundation degree will equip you with the skills needed to succeed at undergraduate study. You’ll then progress to your accounting and finance degree where you’ll cover a range of specialist topics across a variety of fields – from financial reporting and management accounting, to applying these concepts to inform good financial decision-making in real business situations.
"I was already in the working world and running two businesses. Not to mention I also have a young family, so the freedom online learning offered, and the cost effectiveness of the course, was a big draw for me."
You’ll have 4-12 years to complete your accounting foundation degree and undergraduate degree, meaning that you can take up to three years to complete each level. However, many of our students complete the course in 4-8 years.
On this accounting and finance foundation year course, you’ll have the opportunity to regularly demonstrate what you’ve learned, allowing your tutors to track your progress. As this accounting and finance course complies with ACCA requirements, a high proportion of modules will be assessed by examination. These assessments include:
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.
To be able to study this course, we need to see that you have:
Candidates are required to submit a personal statement (of between 350-550 words) or attend an interview demonstrating an ability to study for the programme. This statement should include:
We also offer an internal English test for applicants. More information on this can be found here.
Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.
Our courses in finance and accounting have been designed with the highest industry standards and forward-thinking practices in mind. We create our modules to reflect professional body standards as well as the critical techniques and skills used today in finance and accounting positions around the globe. I look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.
Accounting and finance skills are high in demand, and employers are seeking candidates who can demonstrate knowledge in a range of specialist areas. That’s why we’ve designed our accounting and finance foundation degree to help you develop into a well-rounded and forward-thinking finance professional - ready to launch your graduate career.
After graduating from your accounting and finance degree with foundation year from Arden, you’ll be ready to enter a variety of business, financial and accounting roles. Graduates equipped with a solid understanding of business management - as well as financial knowledge and accounting skills - are highly valued to many employers.
Every organisation and business around the world requires accounting and finance skills, meaning your career possibilities are endless – but you don’t have to decide right now! In the meantime, some roles you might want to consider are:
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is a powerful global presence within the accountancy profession, inspiring its members and students towards greater success and prosperity.
When a higher education degree course is accredited by the ACCA, that course has been assessed by the ACCA’s professional qualifications approvals team, and exemptions from future ACCA exams are awarded accordingly.
At Arden, our BSc Accounting and Finance is awarded the maximum nine ACCA exemptions. This means that students who go on to study ACCA after graduation will start their studies at the appropriate level, studying only five ACCA papers out of the standard 14 that make up the ACCA qualification.
At Arden University, we’re dedicated to your readiness for the future workplace, and are committed to helping you gain the skills and qualifications you need as you progress in your professional life. Our Fast-Track Your Career promise has been developed to allow you to pursue your master’s degree with us - with no tuition fees to pay - once you have successfully completed your Arden undergraduate degree course.
On successful completion of your bachelor’s course, you can simply apply for the Arden master’s degree of your choice and you’ll then be able to progress with your postgraduate education completely free of any additional course tuition fees.
We’ll provide you with advice and guidance about which master’s course meets your career needs and provides a meaningful pathway from undergraduate to postgraduate study.
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Arden University’s Faculty of Business is an esteemed member institution of the Business Graduates Association (BGA), an international quality assurance body of world-leading education providers who share a commitment for responsible management practices and lifelong learning. Membership with the BGA means that Arden University will support its students’ professional growth, allowing them to contribute to an international network in which ‘Leaders Never Stop Learning’.