Accountancy BA (Hons) (N410)


Coventry University

Accountancy BA (Hons)

Requirements / Wymagania

Minimum 2 przedmioty na poziomie rozszerzonym (j. ang. się wlicza) - minimum 55%
J. angielski - minimum 75%
Średnia z matury


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Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.


Course information

With a focus on contemporary accounting and finance thought and practice, our degree aims to equip you with the personal and professional skills and knowledge for a career in the worlds of business, accounting and finance.

The ability to apply theory to practice, placing accounting and finance problems in a real-world context is a distinctive feature of this course. As well as simulation and practical exercises, such as preparing accounts or assessing financial investment options, you will be expected to apply theory to real-life scenarios that you might encounter on a day-to-day basis as a professional.

In the past, students have analysed the detail of corporate accounts from retailers such as Next plc and Marks and Spencer; they’ve also looked at the competencies and skills of Easyjet in comparison to its competitors to try to ascertain what has contributed to its financial success.


Year one

The course has a common first year curriculum with the BA Accounting and Finance, providing an opportunity to broaden your knowledge of accountancy and personal finance, together with key elements of business and decision-making. As this course progresses, however, optional modules are limited to accommodate a significant number of mandatory accounting and financial management modules and gain maximum exemptions from papers of the professional bodies.

Successful completion of the first year provides the foundations for all further study. We will cover a range of topics that cover the basics of accounting and finance, including: financial accounting, management accounting, personal finance, mathematics, statistics and business economics.

  • Introduction to Personal Finance
  • Accounting Fundamentals A
  • Academic and Professional Training
  • Mathematical Techniques for Accountants
  • Introduction to Business Economics
  • Accounting Fundamentals B
  • Statistical Analysis for Finance and Accounting

Year two

Building on the basic theory and principles of accountancy and finance, the second year focuses on threshold concepts. This includes, for example: management accounting including capital investment appraisal, marginal costing, opportunity cost; financial accounting including the application of international financial reporting standards and interpretation of financial statements; principles of UK taxation including personal and corporate tax; and an introduction to business law. 

There is the opportunity to look at specialist subjects, such as accounting information systems, which provides great exposure to SAGE and SAP, the two leading systems used widely by small businesses and major global companies. Research skills should also be developed in this year in preparation for a final year project in an accounting related topic of your choice.

  • Principles of Taxation
  • Law of Business and Business Organisations
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Academic Research and Employment Skills

Optional modules

1 from the following:

  • Economics of Banking and Finance
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Principles of Financial Investment

Placement year

After the second year, you have the option of taking a sandwich year on an industrial placement or spending 12 months studying abroad to broaden your international perspective. 

Your dedicated Employment Personal Tutor (EPT) will provide support in finding a suitable placement, which provides an excellent opportunity to obtain appropriate discipline-specific work experience on a much more significant scale than vacation or part-time work.

Final year

The final year of study is designed to provide a greater level of specialisation, enhancing your analysis and rigour, evaluative and critical thinking.

You will be required to write a dissertation to demonstrate your understanding of accountancy and students often choose a specific contemporary issue of interest to them. Recent topics have included: the problems in accounting for internally generated intangible assets; the impact of UEFA Financial Fair Play Rules on the financial performance of football clubs in the English Premier League; and using accounting techniques to predict the likelihood of corporate bankruptcy.

  • Advanced Study for Accounting and Finance (Dissertation)
  • Business Strategy
  • International Corporate Reporting
  • Performance Management

Optional modules 

2 from the following:

  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Audit and Internal Control
  • Investment Analysis
  • Corporate Governance and Ethics
  • Advanced Issues in Banking

Why choose this course?

This is a specialist, vocationally oriented degree that aims to prepare you for careers as a professional accountant, in practice, industry or the public sector.

Our degree is recognised by the Association of International Accountants (AIA), Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) Australia, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW).

Our syllabus is closely linked with the requirements of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW). The curriculum and assessment is designed to impart the knowledge needed to pass the professional qualifications, providing a significant number of exemptions, depending on which optional modules you take (further information will be provided when it comes to making your module decisions).

You’ll be taught by teaching staff that includes qualified accountants with substantial experience in practice and industry, many with active research interests in areas such as auditing, banking, stock markets and return on investments. They aim to bring contemporary practice into the classroom, for example, monitoring relevant news stories like the furore around public pensions or executive bonuses, to stimulate debate and discussion.

Throughout the course, teaching is designed to cover desired professional skills. You’ll have access to the largest academic trading floor in Europe, which incorporates the best analytical, news and data platforms to give you first-hand experience of these industry-standard tools. A second-year optional module - Accounting Information Systems - allows you to use industry-standard business software packages, including SAGE and SAP. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in a range of activities which develop you personally and professionally. These include: group presentations, online phase tests, such as ‘My accounting lab’ and graduate assessment days, interview techniques and telephone interviews.

Study themes

Your main study themes are:

  • Financial and management accounting: How businesses use accounting information to inform and assist the management decision making process and how performance is reported on a consistent and regular basis to stakeholder groups including shareholders.
  • Taxation and law: Study of relevant business and competition law, as well as essential knowledge of tax initiatives, such as company, valued added, personal and inheritance tax.
  • Economics and business: Understanding how businesses operate within the external environment and the impact of things like competition or overseas tax legislation on profit and loss.
  • Statistical analysis and mathematical techniques: Essential numeracy skills and analysis for financial reporting and management accounting, including discounted cash flows and cost, volume, profit analysis.
  • Research skills: Analyse and discuss contemporary accounting and finance issues; exhibit an understanding of research methodology and research methods; synthesise and evaluate data from a range of sources.
  • Employability skills: Develop a range of generic skills that will be of value in employment including teamwork, numeracy, literacy, oral communication, ITC skills, and time management

How you'll be taught

This course is available on a three-year full-time basis or a four-year sandwich basis, where between Years Two and Three there is one year of supervised work experience or a 12-month period studying abroad. The Faculty’s Employability and Placements Unit will assist you in finding a suitable placement, preferably in an accounting or finance-related position in a private, public or charitable organisation.

Traditional teaching methods include weekly lectures, small group seminars and tutorials. We also use a range of innovative practical exercises, such as trade games to reinforce the integrative nature of accounting assessment.

Wherever possible, we try to incorporate topical issues from the news and introduce professionally relevant coursework and experiences. As part of the ‘Principles of Taxation’ module, you may be tasked with defending a fantasy budget, debating contemporary tax issues like transfer pricing and horizontal monitoring. We also take part in an annual ‘Tax Week’, together with universities in Italy, Belgium and Germany, where students work together to tackle European-wide tax problems.

We enjoy the highest levels of student satisfaction and, in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2016, 100% of students felt staff were good at explaining things. Throughout your studies, your academic personal tutor (APT) will review and discuss your progress with you and will be available for advice during published hours.

On completion

On completion, you should have knowledge of:

  • The fundamental functions of and contexts in which accounting and finance operates.
  • The impact of statutory and regulatory legislation and their impact.

On completion, you should be able to:

  • Evaluate contemporary theories and empirical evidence concerning the operation of accounting and finance in the wider contexts of capital markets, business and society.
  • Communicate accounting and finance concepts, models and techniques in a clear and precise style through written and oral work.
  • Analyse and draw reasoned conclusions concerning structured and unstructured problems from sets of data drawn from a range of sources.
  • Analyse and discuss contemporary accounting and finance issues using appropriate accounting and finance principles and conventions.
  • Synthesise and critically evaluate relevant qualitative and quantitative data in the areas of accounting and finance from a range of sources.
  • Record and summarise transactions and other economic events in accounting systems for presentation and decision-making purposes.
  • Prepare and analyse financial statements through the use of recognised accounting conventions, statistical methods and computer-based techniques.
  • Analyse and produce financial solutions to complex business decisions. 


How much does it cost?

Full-time Home and EU: £9250 (per year)

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