Through this course, you’ll develop your academic writing, your independent research skills and your practical skills in business and accounting software such as Microsoft Excel, Sage and Oracle. The programme is delivered through a blend of lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations and plenary sessions.
Between them, our staff have accumulated an impressive level of academic and professional experience in public audit, taxation, financial reporting, management accounting and information systems. Occasionally, distinguished external speakers are invited to make presentations on contemporary accounting, finance and business-related issues.
We place particular emphasis on employability, and our lecturers, who have a wide network of industry contacts, can help you with optional work experience placements and projects.
On completion of the course, you’ll receive full exemption from all of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)’s fundamental exam papers.
There are a variety of assessment tools used in the core modules, including essays designed to showcase your writing skills, and presentations designed to prepare you for the job market.
Some modules use more traditional methods of assessment, such as closed-book examinations, in order to gain professional body exemption.
The modules listed below are for the academic year 2018/19 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
Year 1 modules include:
- Business Law (core, 15 credits)
- Fundamentals of Accounting (core, 30 credits)
- Management Information Systems and Ethics (core, 30 credits)
- Professional Skills for Accounting (core, 30 credits)
- The Economic Environment (core, 15 credits)
- Financial Accounting and Company Law (core, 30 credits)
- Key Principles of Taxation (core, 30 credits)
- Learning through Work (core, 15 credits)
- Managerial Finance (core, 30 credits)
- Audit and Internal Control (option, 15 credits)
- Information Technology for Professional Practice (option, 15 credits)
- Advanced Financial Accounting (core, 30 credits)
- Financial Management (core, 30 credits)
- Issues and Controversies in Accounting and Finance (core, 30 credits)
- Assurance Services (option, 15 credits)
- International Corporate Social Responsibility (option, 15 credits)
- Personal Finance (option, 15 credits)
- Project Management (option, 15 credits)
What our students say
„The highlight of my time at London Met so far has been using the resources made available by the University, especially the careers department, along with the skills obtained on my degree to successfully secure an intern finance position in my first year.”
Usman – Accounting and Finance BA student
After the course
Accounting is a subject field with a high demand for graduates.
Opportunities for qualified accountants are extensive, and our graduates have found work with companies such as Angel Finance, BBC, Grant Thornton, Hays Agency, Hartley Fowler LLP, The Courtauld Institute of Art and The Royal Opera House.
There are opportunities for relevant placements, which can give you valuable work experience.
Optional professional placement year with additional professional accreditation
All Business School undergraduate degree programmes offer an optional, 12-month professional work placement, normally taken after the first two years of study. The placement year offers students the opportunity to gain an additional 30 credits at degree level and valuable graduate-level work experience.