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.
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.
Contact hours vary by course and can take many forms, including lectures, seminars, and workshops. A full-time undergraduate student should expect to undertake a minimum of 37 hours of study each week during term-time, supplementing contact hours with independent study. This is an important aspect of university-level education. As a general rule, you will be expected to spend two to three hours working independently for every hour in class.
Methods of Assessment
The way in which you will be assessed will depend on your chosen course. It may include coursework, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work, or presentations. A full breakdown of current assessment methods can be found on the individual course pages of this website. The University of Lincoln’s policy is to ensure that staff return assessments to students promptly.
Analysis of Business Data (Core)
Introduction to Accountancy and Finance (Core)
Introduction to Business Law (Core)
Organisational Behaviour (Core)
Principles of Economics (Core)
Principles of Marketing (Core)
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)†
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)†
How You Are Assessed
The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports, or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances, or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year.
The programme is specifically designed to assess students without the restrictions imposed by professional bodies in order to obtain exemptions.
For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships.
Entry Requirements 2021-22
GCE Advanced Levels: BBC
International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall
BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit
Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points
Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English and Maths. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.
The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications.
We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.
If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages for information on equivalent qualifications.
EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page.
If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.
Teaching and Learning During Covid-19
At Lincoln, Covid-19 has encouraged us to review our practices and, as a result, to take the opportunity to find new ways to enhance the student experience. We have made changes to our teaching and learning approach and to our campus, to ensure that students and staff can enjoy a safe and positive learning experience. We will continue to follow Government guidance and work closely with the local Public Health experts as the situation progresses, and adapt our teaching and learning accordingly to keep our campus as safe as possible.
Work Placement Year
All full-time students on this course have the opportunity to take a year-long work placement after the second year. A work placement can allow students to gain valuable experience and apply their learning in practice. Students are encouraged to obtain placements in the industry and do this independently, although tutors may provide support and advice during this process.
Please note that students who choose to undertake a work placement do not pay tuition fees for that year, but are required to cover their travel, accommodation, and general living costs.
There are also opportunities for relevant work experience and career development as part of the degree course itself, as well as through various other Lincoln International Business School and University schemes. For more information about this please visit LIBS work placements pages.
Student Managed Investment Fund
Lincoln International Business School offers the Student Managed Investment Fund (LSMIF), which is an investment fund created, operated, and maintained by students within the school, with everything running within the real-world environment of finance.
Students will be managing real money with the objective of positive returns whilst managing risk. Industry veteran and long-time lecturer Hao Quach will help support the students throughout, with many years of experience in all aspects of investment banking and 20 years teaching in multiple countries, Hao will use his experience to ensure the stability of the fund and provide guidance.
A degree in International Accounting can prepare students for a career in accountancy, taxation, financial management, investment banking, insurance, financial services, and many other fields.
Working in Partnership
Lincoln International Business School works with students and organisations to enhance the contribution of business to society. For students, that means developing their business skills and knowledge to improve their career readiness.
The University of Lincoln is a member of AACSB, a global nonprofit association connecting educators, students, and businesses to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders.