Accounting and Financial Information Systems, BA Hons

Accounting and Financial Information Systems, BA Hons

Our accounting and finance subjects at the University of Greenwich are ranked within the top 3 in London for course satisfaction in the Guardian University Guide 2016.  Our degree has been developed with input from professional accountancy bodies and financial institutions. Courses focus on practical skills using software and systems such as MS Excel, MS Access, Visual Studio and SAGE 50 accounts software.

If you successfully complete this degree with the relevant course options, you will be exempt from a number of exam papers leading to professional qualifications from ACCA, AIA, CIMA and CIPFA.  This will set you on the path to becoming a qualified accountant after university and increasing career earning potential within accountancy sector.

You will study core and optional courses with an emphasis on financial systems and models, including quantitative analysis and management accounting control systems.

We have strong connections with companies in Canary Wharf, one of the financial centres. This offers you networking, mentoring and internship opportunities, making it a perfect location to start your career.

You will have the option to undertake a work placement in your third year, providing insight and practical skills which employers seek in graduates. 

We will encourage you to join societies such as Trading and Investment and take part in competitions for example the UK Trading Challenge. We are proud that our team of first year Greenwich students won the competition, beating teams from many other universities. 

The aims of this degree are:

  • To prepare you for a career in the accountancy, finance and business analysis sectors with a strong emphasis on financial systems and models
  • To equip students with the necessary skills to be able to function in a complex and changing business environment.

UCAS code

NN43 G BA/AFIS

Department

Accounting & Finance

Location

Greenwich Campus

Attendance

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
6 years part-time

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

280 UCAS points

FROM at least two A-levels or equivalent qualifications

PLUS GCSEs at grade C or above in English and mathematics or equivalent qualifications.

* Applicants who do not have English as their first language require IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent in a Secure English Language Test.

* Applicants with professional qualifications and/or four or more years' full-time work experience are considered on an individual basis.

Assessment

Students are assessed through examinations and coursework. Further information for each subject is available in the 'What you'll study' section.

Professional recognition

Successful completion (with the relevant options) provides exemption from: 5 of 9 foundation-level papers of ACCA; all 5 certificate-level papers and 1 of the 6 managerial-level CIMA papers; 1 to 6 foundation-level papers of AIA and 4 out of 12 papers of CIPFA.

What careers could I pursue?

You will graduate from this degree with a valuable combination of accounting and business knowledge and transferable analytical, software and systems skills. You may pursue employment as a business or financial analyst or work in financial modelling for large organisations.

You may also consider undertaking a trainee accountancy position or pursuing roles in specialist finance or general business management.

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 4

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Year 5

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 6

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Sandwich

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Work Placement (Business School)

Year 4

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

Accounting & Finance

We offer professional qualifications in accountancy, financial services or insurance and give students the chance to combine industry expertise with practical business skills.

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Undergraduate placements

The Business School has a dedicated Placements Office to assist students in securing a placement during their sandwich year, preferably with an organisation relevant to their programme or preferred career path. To find out more visit the department's placements page.

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