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Accounting and Financial Information Systems, BA Hons

Increase your career and earning potential with an accounting and financial information systems degree which is accredited by professional accounting bodies such as CIMA and ACCA.

Our degree in accounting and financial information systems focuses on systems and models, including quantitative analysis and management accounting controls. It also teaches software and systems skills such as Excel, Access and SAP to give you the essential practical skills you'll need.

The course is accredited by professional accounting bodies CIMA and ACCA. This means that if you successfully complete this degree with the relevant modules, it may reduce the number of exam papers you have to sit in order to gain professional accounting qualifications.

Popular roles for our accounting and financial information systems graduates include business and financial analysts, or working in financial modelling.

UCAS points

112 (view full requirements)

Course/institution codes

NN43 G BA/AFIS

Concerned about grades?

We offer an extended degree in this subject that you can access with lower entry requirements.

Location

Duration

  • 3 years full-time
  • 6 years part-time
  • 4 years sandwich

UK/international fees

What you should know about this course

  • Ideal for those who like to work with numbers, solve business problems, and learn about leading enterprise systems like SAP and SAGE 50 accounts
  • This degree is accredited by the professional bodies CIMA and ACCA, increasing your career earning potential
  • Our accounting and finance subjects are ranked in the top 3 for course satisfaction in London (Guardian University Guide 2018)
  • Ranked top 7 in London for satisfaction with teaching in Accounting and Finance subjects (Complete University Guide 2019).

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

We are an experienced team of academics and industry professionals. Trained postgraduate researchers also contribute to seminar teaching with their latest research-led insight. Our teaching is informed by research and consultancy work.

Accounting & Finance

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Entry requirements

If you are

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

GCSE mathematics at grade C / 4 or above and English language or literature at grade C / 4 or above.

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.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses, such as the International Baccalaureate.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

Concerned about grades?

We offer an extended degree in this subject with lower entry requirements. Our extended degrees include a foundation year to prepare you for degree-level study.

How you will learn

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • 1-to-1 tutorials

Further details to be confirmed.

Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Contact hours may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

Average intake per year is 40-50. Lecture sizes are normally 30-240, and seminars/tutorials are 15-30. This varies by module, if shared between degrees.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you'll need to dedicate self-study time (around 20-30 hours per week) to prepare for coursework, presentations and exams.

You can use Stockwell Street library and online resources to support further reading and research.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of contact hours (lectures, seminars, etc), independent learning, assessments, and field trips. Each credit equates to around 10 hours of study. Contact hours may vary depending on your modules.

In addition, during the week you can also:

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework

Further details to be confirmed.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include ‘practice’ assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

We aim to provide feedback on assignments and to release examination results within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

Academic year:

  • 24 September 2018 to 28 June 2019.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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* For full fees information please visit our fees information pages.

Fees information International fees

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

Accommodation pages

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

Computers on campus have access to software which is paid for by the university. However, students may wish to purchase a personal copy of any particular software they wish to use off-site.

For professional bodies, applications for membership need to be submitted directly to the specific professional body. Details of application costs can be found on their websites.

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

Work placements are optional, and you are responsible for arranging your placement with support from the university.

Previous students have secured a placement year at the NHS and Disney.

How long is my placement?

Work placements are 9-12 months of full-time paid work. You take this between the second and third years of study.

What are the financial arrangements?

UK placement annual salaries range between £13,000-£18,000 pro rata. Some charity/voluntary work organisations offer travel costs and lunch expenses in lieu of a full salary.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

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

You may pursue a career 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.

Are internships available?

Internships are optional, and last for a minimum of six weeks. Gain a Certificate in Professional Practice and valuable employment experience before graduating.

Do you provide employability services?

Our Business School Employability Team is committed to supporting your journey towards a rewarding graduate destination. We provide a professional service to empower you to achieve your potential. Services include:

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

Access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need support to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Support from the department

Our Greenwich Employability Passport Scheme will make your CV stand out to employers. It recognises your efforts in part-time work, volunteering, sports and societies during your studies.

Our i3Centre provides business start-up support, mentoring, workshops and competitions. Develop your business ideas by entering our Enterprise Challenge, which rewards innovation.

Accommodation information

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