Accounting and Financial Information Systems, BA Hons

  • Want to work with numbers and solve business problems? Looking to use leading entreprise systems like SAP and SAGE 50 accounts?
  • This degree has professional accreditations such as CIMA and ACCA, increasing your career earning potential within finance
  • Study a degree ranked within the top 3 in London for student satisfaction for its accounting and finance subjects (Complete University Guide 2017).

Overview

Overview

Our degree has been developed with input from professional accountancy bodies and financial institutions. Courses focus on practical skills using software and systems such as MS Excel, MS Access, Visual Studio, SAP ERP 6.0 and SAGE 50 accounts software.

If you successfully complete this degree with the relevant course options, you will be exempt from a number of exam papers leading to professional qualifications from ACCA, AIA, CIMA and CIPFA.  This will set you on the path to becoming a qualified accountant after university and increasing career earning potential within accountancy sector.

You will study core and optional courses with an emphasis on financial systems and models, including quantitative analysis and management accounting control systems.

Career development

We have strong connections with the City and companies in Canary Wharf, the financial centres in London. This offers you networking, mentoring and internship opportunities, making it a perfect location to start your career.

You will have the option to undertake a work placement in your third year, providing insight and practical skills which employers seek in graduates. Previous university students have secured placement years at the NHS and Walt Disney.

Extracurricular activities

Our Greenwich Employability Passport scheme recognises and rewards your participation in additional activities such as part-time work, volunteering, student societies or industry guest lectures.

We will encourage you to join societies such as Trading and Investment and take part in student competitions like the UK Trading Challenge. We are proud that our team of first year Greenwich students won the competition, beating teams from many other universities. 

Ranking

Our accounting and finance subjects at the University of Greenwich are ranked:

  • Third in London for student satisfaction in the Complete University Guide 2017
  • Third in London for course satisfaction in the Guardian University Guide 2016. 

Outcomes

This degree aims to:

  • Prepare you for a career in the accountancy, finance and business analysis sectors with a strong emphasis on financial systems and models
  • Equip students with the necessary skills to be able to function in a complex and changing business environment.

What you'll study

For information on courses for this programme click here.

Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

112 UCAS points from A-levels, including two A-levels at grade C. No more than 12 points should come from AS-levels. 

GCSE English language and mathematics with a minimum of grade C are required.

We also accept:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent.

If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

Alternatively, students with an overall IELTS of 5 or 5.5 can study our Pre-Sessional English language programme prior to degree studies

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 20 8331 8136.

In addition

Direct entry to Year 2 or Year 3 is available for qualified applicants.

We welcome applications from mature students.

What people say

''I managed to secure an internship at IBM UK. My interpersonal skills and self-confidence have soared equipping me for any business and professional undertaking. The experience I have had at the University of Greenwich is truly magnificent and one I will treasure for life."

Jerome Anthony Adams
BA Hons Accounting and Financial Information Systems

Extra information

Assessment

Teaching methods include:

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops
  • Guest seminars
  • Practical lab sessions
  • Video materials
  • Self‐managed exercises
  • Reflective reports
  • Computer based learning.

Students are assessed by:

  • Examination
  • Individual and group coursework
  • Multiple choice tests
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Case studies.

Professional recognition

Successful completion (with the relevant options) provides exemption from:

  • 5 of 9 foundation-level papers of ACCA
  • all 5 certificate-level papers and 1 of the 6 managerial-level CIMA papers
  • 1 to 6 foundation-level papers of AIA; 4 out of 12 papers of CIPFA.

Students who complete the sandwich year (work placement) may gain an additional qualification, the Diploma of Professional Experience (DPE).

Careers

You will graduate from this degree with a valuable combination of accounting and business knowledge and transferable analytical, software and systems skills.

You may pursue employment as a business or financial analyst or work in financial modelling for large organisations. You may also consider undertaking a trainee accountancy position or pursuing roles in specialist finance or general business management.

The Business School has a dedicated Employability Office to assist students in securing a placement during their sandwich year. Working with over 200 companies they also offer a range of internships, mentoring schemes and networking opportunities.

Find out more about our careers and employability support.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

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Greenwich Campus

The university's largest campus is centred on three baroque buildings designed by Sir Christopher Wren at the end of the 17th century.

DLR Cutty Sark (approx. 3 min walk)

Greenwich and Maze Hill (approx. 8 walk)

Greenwich Pier - Ferry service (3 min walk)

TFL buses frequently run close by.

Public 'Pay and display' car parks nearby.

Campus bus service every half hour between campuses.

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