BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance

General

Program Description

Why do some companies soar and others go bust? How can profits go up while the share price comes down? Accountancy gets to the heart of these questions. If you love numbers and variety and want a sound technical knowledge and understanding of the business world, accountancy and finance could be your ideal degree. This degree is ranked 7th in the UK in The Times, 2019. The same curriculum is delivered in the Lancaster University Leipzig campus.

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We encourage you to pursue your interests, develop your strengths, and move towards your ideal career. Accredited by British accountancy bodies, this degree provides graduates with exemptions from many core-professional examinations. The ‘Professional Pathway’ within this degree even includes the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) exams. This means, on graduation you’ll be further along the Chartered Accountants route than many of your contemporaries.

In your first year, you’ll study accounting and finance using real-world data from actual companies. You will also discover more about economic issues such as inflation, costs and pricing. You will also get advice on how to build your CV.

Second year core subjects include auditing, financial accounting, risk, corporate finance and management accounting for business decisions. You can also select from courses such as law, management decision making and advanced finance topics like hedging. Your third year builds on this knowledge while offering specialist options such as ethics, investments and taxation.

Whether it’s a tech start-up or a multinational industrialist, every company needs an accountant. Your studies can also be a route into corporate finance and business. Many Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) began their careers as accountants.

Did you know? Our Management School is quadruple-accredited by AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA and the Small Business Charter.

Curriculum

Year One Modules

  • Introduction to Accounting and Finance
  • Principles of Economics
  • Professional Skills
  • Quantitative Methods for Accounting and Finance

Year Two Modules

  • Accounting Information Systems and Auditing
  • Career Skills in Accounting and Finance 1
  • Management Accounting for Business Decisions
  • Principles of Finance
  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Statistical Methods for Business

Year Three Modules

  • Career Skills in Accounting and Finance 2
  • Financial Accounting I
  • Financial Accounting II

Entry requirements

  • A-Level: BBB
  • GCSE: Mathematics grade B or 6, English Language grade C or 4
  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each component.

Other Qualifications

  • International Baccalaureate: 30 points overall with 15 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects
  • BTEC: Distinction, Merit, Merit

We welcome applications from students with a range of alternative UK and international qualifications, including combinations of qualification. Please contact us if you have any questions!

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

Lancaster University Leipzig is a branch campus of Lancaster University, UK. LU Leipzig offers a range of degree programmes, with the university committed to providing the same academic quality and fu ... Read More

Lancaster University Leipzig is a branch campus of Lancaster University, UK. LU Leipzig offers a range of degree programmes, with the university committed to providing the same academic quality and fully rounded student experience as in the UK. Lancaster University´s operation in Leipzig has been approved by the Saxon State Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Arts. The campus is located in the heart of the City of Leipzig and welcomes both German, EU and international students. Read less