Bachelor Degree in Economics and Administration in Stirling in United Kingdom

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Bachelor in Economics

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

Due to its structure and the way it’s taught, Economics is recognised as a good source of transferable skills. Our recent graduates have embarked on a wide range of careers, including management, accountancy and banking, as well as economics itself. Surveys have regularly found Economics to be one of the top four subjects for graduate pay. [+]

Bachelors in Economics and Administration in Stirling in United Kingdom. What causes inflation? Can unemployment be reduced? Can tax be equitable and efficient? These are some of the questions economists try to answer. They also seek to understand issues such as: how do people decide what to buy and what job to do? How do firms decide what to produce and what to charge? What determines the profit they earn? Due to its structure and the way it’s taught, Economics is recognised as a good source of transferable skills. Our recent graduates have embarked on a wide range of careers, including management, accountancy and banking, as well as economics itself. Surveys have regularly found Economics to be one of the top four subjects for graduate pay. In the latest review, all aspects of our teaching had the highest rating. Many of our lecturers have an international reputation. This subject may be studied in combination with a number of other subjects Entry requirements Academic requirements Four-year Honours degree SQA Higher: ABBB - one sitting. AABB - two sittings. GCE A-level: BBB IB Diploma: 32 points BTEC (Level 3): DDM Three-year Honours degree SQA Adv. Higher: ABB GCE A-level: ABB IB Diploma: 35 points Essential subjects: To include Economics. Other qualifications HNC/HND: Year one minimum entry Scottish HNC/D - Bs in graded units English, Welsh and NI HNC/D - Merits and Distinctions. Advanced entry Not available Access courses: Access courses and other UK/EU and international qualifications are also welcomed. Additional information General entrance requirements apply Mathematics Standard Grade (3), National 5 (C), Intermediate 2 (C), GCSE (C) or Level 4 or equivalent. If examinations are taken over two sittings, or there are repeats or upgrades, the entrance requirements may be higher. INTO University of Stirling INTO University of Stirling offers an International Foundation programme for those international students who do not meet the required academic and English-language criteria. These courses offer a route to study at the University of Stirling through an excellent teaching and learning experience located in the high-quality study facilities on campus. International Foundation Successful completion of the International Foundation in Business, Finance, Economics and Marketing to the required standard provides direct entry to year two of this degree. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade C Pearson Test of English (Academic): 54 with 51 in each component IBT TOEFL: 80 with no subtest less than 17 If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner INTO University of Stirling offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree. Structure and content You will take Economics plus two other subjects in Year 1. Economics may be studied as part of a General degree or to Honours level, either on its own or in combination with other subjects. You will have numerous opportunities to develop appropriate work-related skills at every stage of your studies, culminating in the Professional Development and Practice module in Semester 8 which helps you prepare for entering the workplace. Semesters 1 - 4 You will take the following core modules: Introductory Microeconomics: This module analyses how individual markets work, how prices are set, how resources are allocated in an economy and how firms and households respond to changing market conditions Introductory Macroeconomics: Macroeconomics is concerned with issues relating to the economy as a whole such as the general standard of living, unemployment and inflation You will move on to study Intermediate Micro-economics and Intermediate Macroeconomics, which build on the work done in the introductory modules. You will also take Introduction to Quantitative Techniques for Economics and Business in Semester 4. Semesters 5 - 8 All Honours students take core advanced modules designed to develop their knowledge and understanding of the central methods of economic analysis and major policy issues. These are: Using Economic Data Advanced Macroeconomics Advanced Microeconomics Economic Policy In the final year, you will write a dissertation on a subject of your choice. The remainder of the course consists of a number of options, such as: Financial Economics; Monetary Economics and Environmental Economics. Combined Honours students take the same core modules as Single Honours students but replace some of the Economics options with modules in their other subject. Elective Modules ECNU3NV - Environmental Economics ECNU3EE - Energy Economics ECNU3AX - Applied Economics I ECNU3AY - Applied Economics II ECNU3MY - Monetary Economics ECNU3FE - Financial Economics Delivery and assessment There are typically two or three lectures per week on each module. You also attend a weekly meeting in a smaller group, either a tutorial or a seminar, for each module. Your final grade for each module is based on 40 percent for coursework and 60 percent for the examination. Usually the coursework consists of two class tests and some tutorial preparation. In the first two years, a good performance in your coursework gains you exemption from the examination. Study abroad opportunities You have the opportunity to study abroad through Stirling's well-established connections with several international universities. Strengths A high standard of teaching Teaching provision in Economics has been assessed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education and achieved the highest possible rating of ‘commendable’ in all aspects. Many of our lecturers have an international reputation in their specialisms and are at the forefront of research. These strengths are reflected in the modules we offer and underline our commitment to quality in teaching. Strong research improves teaching quality. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, 15% of our research was rated as world-leading and a further 45% as internationally excellent, placing us in the top four Economics units of assessment in Scotland and the top 25 in the UK. Flexible degree courses The Stirling degree is modular and therefore highly flexible. You are not committed to taking the course for which you applied. You do not need to commit yourself to a particular course before the end of your second year. In the third and fourth years there is a range of courses available that allow you to specialise in Economics or to combine the study of Economics with one or two other subjects. Useful skills The structure of our degrees helps to develop useful skills. Assessment is based on coursework as well as examinations. This helps to build up independent learning skills. Communication skills are developed in tutorials where students present arguments orally. Our quantitative modules develop skills in using computers and presenting statistically based arguments. Most Honours students write a dissertation in their final year on which they work independently with a staff supervisor. A good performance can enhance career prospects as many employers and postgraduate admission selectors are particularly looking for the ability to work independently on a project. Good information about your progress The Stirling system of basing grades partly on coursework marked during the semester and on awarding grades for each module taken at the end of each semester means that you are kept well-informed about your progress throughout your university career. A degree result that fairly reflects all your work at Honours level In determining the class of an Honours degree, examiners take into account the grades achieved in all the modules taken in the third and fourth years. There are no final examinations covering work in earlier semesters - many students only do a dissertation in their final semester and have no exams at all at the end of their fourth year. Thus your degree result depends on a range of work done over two years, rather than solely on your performance in examinations concentrated in a few days right at the end of your university career. The rules that the Examiners use to determine the class of degree are published, so you can work out semester by semester what class of degree you are likely to get, and make adjustments to your work effort to achieve the result you want. Career opportunities Economic graduates rank among top 10 earners A Which? University report (April 2015) highlights that Economics graduates rank 7th in the top subjects for graduate starting salaries. Where are our graduates now? Economics graduates are currently working around the world in countries such as: Thailand, Finland, Canada, Luxembourg, Columbia, Malaysia, Spain, Ireland, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates and Norway. Economics graduates are currently helping shape the performance of the following organisations: Accenture BMW Group Lloyds Banking Group Universities around the world Barclays Bank AEGON UK PriceWaterhouseCoopers BNP Paribas Local and central government Disney Merrill Lynch Deutsche Bank John Lewis IBM Economics graduates entering work in the past two years have progressed into roles such as: Debt Products Analyst, Merrill Lynch Economic Analyst, Scottish Water Insurance Consultant, Aviva Credit Risk Analyst, Lloyds Banking Group Graduates of Stirling’s Economics degree from five to ten years ago are now working as: Personal Banker, JPMorgan Chase & Co Compliance Auditor, National Lottery Commission Global Transition Manager, Standard Life Investments Partner (International Trade), Clydesdale Bank Portfolio Manager, Bergen Energi Senior Treasury Analyst, Royal Bank of Scotland Some of our more established graduates are currently employed as: Principal Research Officer, Scottish Government Head of Business Transformation, AEGON Scottish Equitable Investment Manager, Deutsche Bank Head of Risk, Capital One (Europe) Plc Senior Economist, Government Economic Service Executive Director, Goldman Sachs An Economics degree can be a solid foundation upon which to base your career and some of our graduates have use this to progress into some potentially less obvious career including: Senior Procurator Fiscal (Crown Office), Group Finance Director (Kwik-Fit Group), HR Partner (Robertson Group), Global Procurement Manager (Syngenta Crop Protection), Assistant Export Manager (British Trade International), Senior Marketing Analyst (Equifax), IT Specialist (IBM Australia), Social Workers, Teachers and Member of Parliament across the UK. Stirling Management School’s Careers Mentoring Scheme The Careers Mentoring Scheme is open to all 3rd and 4th year students across Stirling Management School. Mentoring is widely recognised as an effective tool for enhancing your career prospects and of ensuring informed choice. This scheme is designed to provide additional support as you progress through your studies, as well as preparing your for progression into your desired professions. Mentors are all former students of Stirling Management School who know what it is like to be unsure about future career plans. They are keen to pass on tips relating to potential careers and applying for jobs. The benefits of the scheme include: Improving your employability skills Building your confidence and self-esteem when applying for jobs Searching and applying for suitable jobs, writing CVs, interview skills Providing an insight into the world of work and a particular industry For more information, and to discover other ways in which our alumni get involved with our students, visit Getting involved Internship – What they are and why you should consider doing one? An internship is an opportunity offered by an employer to students (or interns) over a fixed, limited period of time, which enables the student to gain practical experience. The Career Development Centre has details of internships available around the world with large private sector organisations, as well as opportunities with smaller local businesses which are promoted through both the Third Sector Internship Scheme, the Saltire Foundation, and our very own Stirling Internship Programme. As a student, you will automatically be registered onto the University’s Vacancy & Events System which means that you will receive regular updates regarding new opportunities as they become available. Six reasons why you should consider an internship: Boost your CV and stand out from the crowd in order to have an edge in the graduate job market Make professional connections which may lead to the offer of a job upon graduation Test your career choices – internships can ease your transition into future careers or alternatively, help you decide that you don’t want to work in that area after all ‘Real world’ business experience, enabling you to put theory into practice Develop transferable skills such as communication, team working, problem solving, decision-making, initiative and creativity Help fund your studies by earning a full-time salary during the vacation periods [-]

Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons) in Accountancy and Finance

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years January 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc) in Accountancy and Finance course is designed specifically for students planning a career in the Accountancy profession and/or the wider financial sector. Apart from the additional finance content which offers a specialisation for entering the professions in the banking and investment industries, the main difference from the single Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc) programme is that there is no requirement to do a dissertation in Semester 8. [+]

The Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc) in Accountancy and Finance course is designed specifically for students planning a career in the Accountancy profession and/or the wider financial sector. Apart from the additional finance content which offers a specialisation for entering the professions in the banking and investment industries, the main difference from the single Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc) programme is that there is no requirement to do a dissertation in Semester 8. The Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc) in Accountancy and Finance degree is also accredited by ICAS, CIMA, CIPFA and ACCA who will grant you significant exemptions from their exams when you have a Stirling degree. 3rd in Scotland - 2017 Good Uni Guide Accounting & Finance at Stirling is ranked 3rd in Scotland and 14th in the UK, according to the 2017 Good University Guide. According to the 2016 National Student Survey, 91% of students were satisfied overall with the quality of teaching, and across all questions in the survey, Accounting & Finance at Stirling received the highest score of all Scottish universities. Accreditation Nowadays, if you are planning to do professional Accountancy training, you will need a university degree and a recognised professional qualification. All the Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc) degrees (single and joint) are accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland (ICAS) who will all grant you significant exemptions from their exams when you have a Stirling degree. For full details on exemptions please contact the Accounting and Finance Division. What makes us different? Accounting and Finance prizes ICAS Charles Scott Prize A prize of £100 is awarded annually to the Bachelor of Accountancy student with the highest overall performance in modules ACCU9A1 and ACCU9A2 in the same academic session. KPMG Prize There are three prizes of £200 awarded annually to the students with the highest overall performance in each of the modules ACCU9A4, ACCU9AA and ACCU9A6. Annual visits There are annual visits by professional bodies including the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Entry requirements Academic requirements Four-year Honours degree SQA Higher: ABBB - one sitting AABB - two sittings GCE A-level:BBB IB Diploma: 32 points BTEC (Level 3): DDM Essential subjects: Mathematics preferred Three-year Honours degree SQA Adv. Higher: ABB GCE A-level: ABB IB Diploma:35 points Essential subjects: To include Accountancy and Economics. Preference given to those with Mathematics. Other qualifications HNC/HND: Year one minimum entry Scottish HNC/D - Bs in graded units English, Welsh and NI HNC/D - Merits and Distinctions Advanced entry Year 2 entry may be possible with an HND in Accounting. Please consult our Advanced Entry pages for more information. Access courses: Access courses and other UK/EU and international qualifications are also welcomed. Additional information General entrance requirements apply. Mathematics Standard Grade (3), National 5 (C), Intermediate 2 (C), GCSE (C) or Level 4 or equivalent. If examinations are taken over two sittings, or there are repeats or upgrades, the entrance requirements may be higher. INTO University of Stirling INTO University of Stirling offers an International Foundation programme for those international students who do not meet the required academic and English-language criteria. These courses offer a route to study at the University of Stirling through an excellent teaching and learning experience located in the high-quality study facilities on campus. International Foundation Successful completion of the International Foundation in Business, Finance, Economics and Marketing to the required standard provides direct entry to year two of this degree. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade C Pearson Test of English (Academic): 54 with 51 in each component IBT TOEFL: 80 with no subtest less than 17 If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner INTO University of Stirling offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree. Structure and content The Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc) in Accountancy and Finance course is designed specifically for students planning a career in the Accountancy profession and/or the wider financial sector. Apart from the additional finance content which offers a specialisation for entering the professions in the banking and investment industries, the main difference from the single Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc) programme is that there is no requirement to do a dissertation in Semester 8. The Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc) in Accountancy and Finance degree is also accredited by ICAS, CIMA, CIPFA and ACCA who will grant you significant exemptions from their exams when you have a Stirling degree. Semesters 1–3 You will take core modules in the following: Accounting I An understanding of the basic concepts required to prepare and analyse financial statements. Accounting II An examination of the basic accounting techniques used by management accountants to help in decision making and in the formulation of future plans. Finance I An examination of the two key aspects of corporate finance: the financing decision and the investment decision. The evaluation of investment risk and return. Introduction to financial securities and financial markets. Basic principles of security valuation. You are also required to study Economics (Introductory Economics), Business Management (The Global Business Environment) and Business Law. Semesters 4–8 You will develop a critical understanding and analytical approach to subjects directly relevant to Accountancy and Finance. Core advanced modules include: External Reporting Finance II Accounting Information and Employment Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions Personal Financial Planning Applied Management Accounting Taxation Advanced Financial Accounting Auditing You will choose further advanced modules in accountancy and finance from a list of electives. Delivery and assessment Teaching is by a combination of formal lectures, seminars, practical workshops and tutorials. The course of small group tutorials provides feedback and reinforcement of lecture topics throughout each semester. Assessment is by a combination of coursework and examinations. You will have numerous opportunities to develop appropriate work-related skills at every stage of your studies, culminating in the Professional Development and Practice module in Semester 8 which helps you prepare for entering the workplace. For Honours students, all advanced modules undertaken during the final two years of the course count equally towards their overall degree classification. Development of Personal Transferable Skills IT skills through completion of computer workshops (EXCEL & SAGE) and assignments, and by obtaining module information using Succeed Communication skills through active tutorial participation; written coursework and oral group presentations Self management through meeting coursework deadlines (set release and deadline dates) Inter-personal skills through sharing skills and understanding in tutorials and practical computer sessions and group presentations Research skills through the coursework research project Critical reflection through awareness of how personal skills meet the needs of an employer in an accounting / business setting. Academic skills of problem solving, numeracy, analytical and logical thinking. Study abroad opportunities You may apply to study at a European university as part of the ERASMUS programme. In addition, you may also apply to study in the US under the University’s exchange scheme with a wide range of universities in North America, Australia, Hong Kong and Japan. Career opportunities Where are our graduates now? Accountancy and Finance graduates are currently working in a wide range of countries around the world including: UK, Norway, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Japan, Mongolia, Ireland, Canada, Vietnam and China. They are contributing to the performance of both finance-related organisations, as well as a range of other private and public sector bodies including: JP Morgan PwC Halifax Bank of Scotland Ernst & Young Diageo BBC Unilever Deloitte KPMG Biggart Baillie Audit Commission Goldman Sachs IBM HSBC Lloyds Banking Group Grant Thornton Royal Bank of Scotland Proctor & Gamble NHS Scotland Arcadia Group Morgan Stanley Recent graduates have started their careers in the following roles: Associate, PwC Commercial and Performance Analyst, SSE Audit Associate, Deloitte UK Trainee Financial Advisor, Greaves, West & Ayre Graduate Finance Analyst, Aston Martin Part Qualified Accountant, Yousaf & Co Ltd Graduates who left Stirling up to ten years ago have now forged careers in the following areas: Chartered Accountant, Dickson Middleton Senior Analyst, Lloyds Banking Group Senior Associate, Deloitte UK Auditor, Audit Scotland Assurance Technician, Ernst & Young Management Accountant, Standard Life plc Business Services Manager, RSM Tenon Some of our more established graduates are currently employed as: Senior Partner in their own firm Chief Financial Officer, Energy Australia Finance Director, BiP Solutions VP (Operational Risk Management), J.P. Morgan Head of Quality Review, ICAS Investment Director, Bank of Scotland Equity An Accountancy degree doesn’t only set you up for a career in the financial sector; some of our graduates have built upon their initial university experience and are now working as Solicitors (McClure Naismith), Reporters (EquityRadar), Social Worker (Barnardos), Editor/Cameramen (BBC Scotland), and even a High Court Judge (Court of Session, Edinburgh). A wide range of employers recognise that a student with an accounting/finance background has had a strong business-focused education which will have equipped them with important skills (numerical, communication, problem-solving etc). This explains why graduates from this Division have such a strong employment record. Career Development Centre The University has an excellent Career Development Centre, situated in room 3A1, which not only provides access to professional career advice and employment resources, but also runs career planning units and workshops. The Careers Liaison Officer is Chris Coles and he offers a link between the Academic School and the Career Development Centre. Chartered Accountancy Training Positions for Chartered Accountancy training (CA) are normally advertised in the autumn prior to graduation (Semester 7) with many firms taking part in a ‘milk round’ of interviews in October and November each year. It is very important for Year 3 students hoping to get a CA training contract to prepare application forms and CVs before returning to Year 4, as the deadlines set by firms can be as early as mid-October. Many organisations offer internships and placements and it can also be useful to contact local firms to see if relevant experience can be gained. All of which will help when applying for a Training Contract position. There are CA positions with the three Chartered Accountancy Institutes in the UK: Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) Chartered Accountants Ireland (oversees both Ireland and Northern Ireland) Other bodies offering accounting qualifications include: the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA). These vacancies come up throughout the year and students should check the relevant websites: cimaglobal.com/cimatraining www.accaglobal.com/graduate Internship – What they are and why you should consider doing one? An internship is an opportunity offered by an employer to students (or interns) over a fixed period of time, which enables the student to gain practical experience. The Career Development Centre has details of internships available around the world with large private sector organisations, as well as opportunities with smaller local businesses which are promoted through the Third Sector Internship Scheme, the Saltire Foundation, and our very own Stirling Internship Programme. As a student, you will automatically be registered onto the University’s Vacancy & Events System which means that you will receive regular updates regarding new opportunities as they become available. Six reasons why you should consider an internship: Boost your CV and stand out from the crowd in order to have an edge in the graduate job market. Make professional connections which may lead to the offer of a job upon graduation Test your career choices – internships can ease your transition into future careers or alternatively, help you decide that you don’t want to work in that area after all ‘Real world’ business experience, enabling you to put theory into practice Develop transferable skills such as communication, team working, problem-solving, decision-making, initiative and creativity Help fund your studies by earning a full-time salary during the vacation periods [-]

Bachelor in Accountancy (Hons)

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years January 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

This course provides the first part, to a superb standard, and it also helps you start towards the second, as many professional bodies will grant you significant exemptions from their exams when you have a Stirling degree. [+]

Bachelors in Economics and Administration in Stirling in United Kingdom. Keen to become an accountant? Then you'll know you ideally need both a university degree and a recognised professional qualification. This course provides the first part, to a superb standard, and it also helps you start towards the second, as many professional bodies will grant you significant exemptions from their exams when you have a Stirling degree. We have a great deal to offer you. Our teaching and research both have superb reputations for quality. We also provide a great range of courses and an exciting and rewarding system of learning and assessment.‌ You may take the BAcc degree as a three-year specialist degree or a four-year Honours degree. Students taking the BAcc Honours degree must write a dissertation on an accounting topic of their choice. We also offer a BAcc Honours degree in Accountancy and Finance, which provides considerable scope for you to study a variety of topics. The BAcc Honours degree in Accountancy can also be combined with other subjects, please see below. 3rd in Scotland - 2017 Good Uni Guide Accounting & Finance at Stirling is ranked 3rd in Scotland and 14th in the UK, according to the 2017 Good University Guide. According to the 2016 National Student Survey, nine out of ten students were satisfied overall with the quality of teaching, and across all questions in the survey, Accounting at Stirling received the highest score of all Scottish universities. This subject may be studied in combination with a number of other subjects Accreditation It is usual, if you are planning to do professional accountancy training, to get both a university degree and recognised professional qualification. All the Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc) degrees (single and joint) are accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland (ICAS) who will all grant you significant exemptions from their exams when you have a Stirling degree. For full details on exemptions, please contact the Accounting and Finance Division. What makes us different? ICAS Charles Scott Prize A prize of £100 is awarded annually to the Bachelor of Accountancy student with the highest overall performance in modules ACCU9A1 and ACCU9A2 in the same academic session. KPMG Prize There are three prizes of £200 awarded annually to the students with the highest overall performance in each of the modules ACCU9A4, ACCU9AA and ACCU9A6. Accounting and Finance Undergraduate Dissertation Prize A research-based prize of £200 is open to all students on the single Honours BAcc course and is awarded to the student(s) who submits the best undergraduate dissertation(s). The prize may be shared if more than one dissertation achieves the highest grade. Ede and Ravenscroft Prize The Ede & Ravenscroft prize of £700 is awarded on academic merit to the top graded 2nd Year student within each School. In 2016 the prize was awarded to Holly Masterson, a Stirling Management School student studying the Bachelor of Accountancy and Economics course. Annual visits There are annual visits by professional bodies including the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Entry requirements Academic requirements Four-year Honours degree SQA Higher: ABBB - one sitting AABB - two sittings GCE A-level: BBB IB Diploma: 32 points BTEC (Level 3): DDM Essential subjects: Mathematics preferred Three-year Honours degree SQA Adv. Higher: ABB GCE A-level: ABB IB Diploma: 35 points Essential subjects: To include Accountancy and Economics. Preference given to those with Mathematics. Other qualifications HNC/HND: Year one minimum entry Scottish HNC/D - Bs in graded units English, Welsh and NI HNC/D - Merits and Distinctions Advanced entry Year 2 entry may be possible with an HND in Accounting. Please consult our Advanced Entry pages for more information. Access courses: Access courses and other UK/EU and international qualifications are also welcomed. Additional information General entrance requirements apply. Mathematics Standard Grade (3), National 5 (C), Intermediate 2 (C), GCSE (C) or Level 4 or equivalent. If examinations are taken over two sittings, or there are repeats or upgrades, the entrance requirements may be higher. INTO University of Stirling INTO University of Stirling offers an International Foundation programme for those international students who do not meet the required academic and English-language criteria. These courses offer a route to study at the University of Stirling through an excellent teaching and learning experience located in the high-quality study facilities on campus. International Foundation Successful completion of the International Foundation in Business, Finance, Economics and Marketing to the required standard provides direct entry to year two of this degree. International Diploma The International Diploma in Business, Finance, Marketing and Humanities prepares you for entry to year three of this degree. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade C Pearson Test of English (Academic): 54 with 51 in each component IBT TOEFL: 80 with no subtest less than 17 If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner INTO University of Stirling offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree. Structure and content The Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc) course is designed specifically for students planning a career in the Accountancy profession. Semesters 1 – 3 You will take core modules in the following: Accounting I An understanding of the basic concepts required to prepare and analyse financial statements. Accounting II An examination of the basic accounting techniques used by management accountants to help in decision making and in the formulation of future plans. Finance I An examination of the two key aspects of corporate finance: the financing decision and the investment decision. The evaluation of investment risk and return. Introduction to financial securities and financial markets. Basic principles of security valuation. You are also required to study Economics, Business Management and Business Law. Semesters 4 – 8 You will develop a critical understanding and analytical approach to subjects directly relevant to Accountancy. Core advanced modules include: External Reporting Finance II Taxation Advanced Financial Accounting Accounting Information and Employment Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions Personal Financial Planning Auditing Issues in Accounting Applied Management Accounting Accounting Dissertation Delivery and assessment Teaching is by a combination of formal lectures, seminars, practical workshops and tutorials. The course of small group tutorials provides feedback and reinforcement of lecture topics throughout each semester. Assessment is by a combination of coursework and examinations. For Honours students, all advanced modules undertaken during the final two years of the course count equally towards their overall degree classification. Development of Personal Transferable Skills IT skills through completion of computer workshops (EXCEL & SAGE) and assignments, and by obtaining module information using Succeed Communication skills through active tutorial participation, written coursework and oral group presentations Self management through meeting coursework deadlines (set release and deadline dates) Inter-personal skills through sharing skills and understanding in tutorials and practical computer sessions and group presentations Research skills through the coursework research project Critical reflection through awareness of how personal skills meet the needs of an employer in an accounting / business setting Academic skills of problem solving, numeracy, analytical and logical thinking. Study abroad opportunities You may apply to study at a European university as part of the ERASMUS programme. In addition, you may also apply to study in the US under the University’s exchange scheme with a wide range of universities in North America, Australia, Hong Kong and Japan. Career opportunities Where are our graduates now? Accountancy graduates are currently working in 21 countries around the world including: USA, Australia, Thailand, Switzerland, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Brazil, Germany and the United Arab Emirates. They are contributing to the performance of both finance-related organisations, as well as a range of other private and public sector bodies including: JP Morgan NHS Scotland HSBC Ernst & Young PwC Arcadia Group Unilever Diageo BBC Biggart Baillie Deloitte KPMG IBM Audit Commission Goldman Sachs Grant Thornton Royal Bank of Scotland Morgan Stanley Lloyds Banking Group Halifax Bank of Scotland Proctor & Gamble Recent graduates from Stirling’s Accountancy degree have started their careers in the following roles: Associate, PwC Commercial and Performance Analyst, SSE Audit Associate, Deloitte UK Trainee Financial Advisor, Greaves, West & Ayre Graduate Finance Analyst, Aston Martin Part Qualified Accountant, Yousaf & Co Ltd Graduates who left Stirling up to ten years ago have now forged careers in the following areas: Chartered Accountant, Dickson Middleton Senior Associate, Deloitte UK Auditor, Audit Scotland Assurance Technician, Ernst & Young Management Accountant, Standard Life plc Business Services Manager, RSM Tenon Some of our more established graduates are currently employed as: Senior Partner in their own firm Chief Financial Officer, Energy Australia Finance Director, BiP Solutions VP (Operational Risk Management), J.P. Morgan Head of Quality Review, ICAS Investment Director, Bank of Scotland Equity An Accountancy degree doesn’t only set you up for a career in the financial sector; some of our graduates have built upon their initial university experience and are now working as Solicitors (McClure Naismith), Reporters (EquityRadar), Social Worker (Barnardos), Editor/Cameramen (BBC Scotland), and even a High Court Judge (Court of Session, Edinburgh). A wide range of employers recognise that a student with an accounting/finance background has had a strong business-focused education which will have equipped them with important skills (numerical, communication, problem-solving etc). This explains why graduates from this Division have such a strong employment record. Career Development Centre The University has an excellent Career Development Centre, situated in 3A1, which not only provides access to professional career advice and employment resources, but also runs career planning units and workshops. The Careers Liaison Officer for the Division is Chris Coles and he offers a link between the Division and the Career Development Centre. Chartered Accountancy Training Positions for Chartered Accountancy training (CA) are normally advertised in the autumn prior to graduation (Semester 7) with many firms taking part in a ‘milk round’ of interviews in October and November each year. It is very important for Year 3 students hoping to get a CA training contract to prepare application forms and CVs before returning to fourth year, as the deadlines set by firms can be as early as mid-October. Many organisations offer internships and placements and it can also be useful to contact local firms to see if relevant experience can be gained. All of which will help when applying for a Training Contract position. There are CA positions with the three Chartered Accountancy Institutes in the UK: Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) Chartered Accountants Ireland (oversees both Ireland and Northern Ireland) Other bodies offering accounting qualifications include: the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA). These vacancies come up throughout the year and students should check the relevant websites: cimaglobal.com/cimatraining uk.accaglobal.com www.icas.com Internship – what they are and why you should consider doing one? An internship is an opportunity offered by an employer to students (or interns) over a fixed period of time, which enables the student to gain practical experience. The Career Development Centre has details of internships available around the world with large private sector organisations, as well as opportunities with smaller local businesses which are promoted through the Third Sector Internship Scheme, the Saltire Foundation, and our very own Stirling Internship Programme. As a student, you will automatically be registered onto the University’s Vacancy & Events System which means that you will receive regular updates regarding new opportunities as they become available. Six reasons why you should consider an internship: Boost your CV and stand out from the crowd in order to have an edge in the graduate job market. Make professional connections which may lead to the offer of a job upon graduation Test your career choices – internships can ease your transition into future careers or alternatively, help you decide that you don’t want to work in that area after all ‘Real world’ business experience, enabling you to put theory into practice Develop transferable skills such as communication, team working, problem-solving, decision-making, initiative and creativity Help fund your studies by earning a full-time salary during the vacation periods [-]