- 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).
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3 years full time
6 years part time
4 years sandwich programme
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Please note: Entry requirements may change during Clearing.
280 UCAS points from at least two A-levels or equivalent qualifications.
GCSEs at grade C or above in English and mathematics or equivalent qualifications are also required.
Applicants who do not have English as their first language require IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent in a Secure English Language Test.
Applicants with professional qualifications and/or four or more years' full-time work experience are considered on an individual basis.
For more information, UK and EU applicants can contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 8331 9000.
International applicants can contact us on email@example.com or +44 (0)20 8331 8136.
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
Teaching methods include:
- Guest seminars
- Practical lab sessions
- Video materials
- Self‐managed exercises
- Reflective reports
- Computer based learning.
Students are assessed by:
- Individual and group coursework
- Multiple choice tests
- Case studies.
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).
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.
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