Bachelor in International Accounting


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Program Description

The fast-paced business world is ever-changing, but organisations will always need financial expertise if they are to thrive in the dynamic and global economic environment.

The BA (Hons) International Accounting programme at Lincoln is designed to develop a broad understanding of accountancy and finance in an international context. The programme aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge to work in a variety of professional roles and in a range of business environments, helping organisations make well-informed financial decisions about current and future plans and strategies.

During the course, students are able to gain a thorough grounding in international business and accounting techniques and practices, while also developing the academic skills that would enable them to continue into postgraduate study.

Given the global nature of the programme, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) will be applied throughout the teaching of financial accounting modules to help students understand the issues surrounding codes of professional conduct and ethical behaviour in business.

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How You Study

The course aims to provide students with a thorough grounding in the principles and techniques of international business and accounting.

Students are able to study a range of business and economics modules in the first year, in addition to accountancy and finance.

In the second year, students will be introduced to the theory and practice of financial accounting and management accounting. They will have the opportunity to learn how accounting standards are developed and prepare various financial and management statements. Students will also be able to study International Economics. Optional modules can include Audit and Assurance; and Financial Markets and Institutions.

In the final year, students will be introduced to more advanced financial and management accounting modules. In addition, students can choose from a range of optional modules depending on their field of interest. These modules may include Taxation; Personal Financial Planning; and Private Banking and Wealth Management.

The opportunity to take a year-long work placement after the second year is open to all full-time students on this course. Those who opt to do this will not pay tuition fees for that year but will be required to cover their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs. Students are expected to source their own placement, but tutors can provide support during the process if required.

An Introduction to Your Modules

First Year

  • Introduction to Accountancy and Finance (Core)
  • Introduction to Business Law (Core)
  • Organisational Behaviour (Core)
  • Principles of Economics (Core)
  • Principles of Marketing (Core)

Second Year

  • Finance for Business (Core)
  • International Accounting 1 (Core)
  • International Economics (Core)
  • Managerial Accounting 1 (Core)
  • Monetary Theories and Financial Markets (Core)
  • Audit and Assurance (Option)
  • Competition and Regulation (Option)
  • Financial Markets and Institutions (Option)
  • LIBS International Year Abroad (Option)†
  • Macroeconomic Environment for Business (Option)†

Third Year

  • Financial Management For Business 1 (Core)
  • Financial Management For Business 2 (Core)
  • International Accounting 2 (Core)
  • Managerial Accounting 2 (Core)
  • Behavioural Finance and Economics (Option)†
  • Dissertation (Business) (Option)†
  • Personal Financial Planning (Option)†
  • Private Banking and Wealth Management (Option)†
  • Taxation (Option)†

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

How You Are Assessed

Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

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