Accounting is more than just a computational skill and this Accounting and Finance course will develop your ability to analyse and evaluate real-life situations and effectively communicate your views and opinions.
The course will begin by considering the practical techniques involved in accounting and finance and then continue to build on skills to critically analyse the theory behind these techniques. It will also develop the interdisciplinary nature of business and integrate accounting with broader subject areas such as economics, law and human resources.
The Accounting and Finance programme at University of Northampton provides a specialised pathway, a proven student support system and has progression courses available. It also offers significant exemptions from the main professional body exams including:
- Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
- Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
- Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
Level 6 has been designed in a way that maximum exemptions from ACCA (all 9 papers from the Knowledge and Skills levels are achieved which is the most popular choice with students. In addition, students would also get exemption from the Operational Level of the CIMA qualification (as this is now CIMAs standard exemption for all UG Accounting degrees). The University of Northampton is just 1 of 4 Universities in the UK that also gets exemptions from the next level of CIMA – Managerial Level.
A typical offer would be BBC at A Level or DDM at BTEC. Standard university Accounting and Finance entry requirements apply. In addition, you should hold Mathematics GCSE at grade C/4 or above or equivalent. We welcome international applicants.
If you have professional qualifications such as AAT (Level 4), IFA, AIA or CAT, you can be considered for direct entry into year two of the degree.
English Language Requirements
All International and EU students applying for a course must meet the following minimum English language requirements:
IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands for study at undergraduate level