The BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance degree, delivered at CUB at TKH, is a vocationally orientated course that aims to provide students with the personal and professional skills and knowledge required for a range of careers within the accountancy profession, finance sector, or
a financial role in industry or the public sector. A key advantage of this degree is the flexibility that comes from gaining a wide breadth of knowledge across the disciplines of accounting and finance. The ability to apply theory to practice, placing accounting and finance problems in a real world context is a distinctive feature of this course. As well as simulation and practical exercises, such as preparing and analysing financial statements or assessing financial investment options, students will be given the opportunity to apply theory to real-life scenarios that accounting and
finance professionals might encounter on a day-to-day basis.
Main Study Themes
Accounting and finance fundamentals
The basic principles, rationale and methods used in analysing, recoding, planning and managing accounts or finances.
Economics and business
Understanding how businesses operate within the external environment and the impact on finance of things like competition or overseas tax legislation on profit and loss.
Taxation and law
Study of relevant business and competition law, as well as essential knowledge of tax initiatives, such as company, valued added, personal and inheritance tax.
Statistical analysis and quantitative methods
Essential numeracy skills and analysis for financial reporting, forecasting and modelling, for example, evaluating how much debt a company can afford or the optimum percentage sales growth.
The course is very applied in nature and in accordance with the Coventry University education strategy, is designed to facilitate student employment and career development. Employability and study skills are embedded at all levels throughout the course. Students wishing to pursue the
accounting route will benefit from the accounting aspects of this degree which are closely aligned to professional accountancy qualifications. Close alignment to the syllabi of professional accountancy bodies including the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA),
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and Certified Practising Accountants Australia (CPA Australia), helps ensure learning reflects contemporary issues in accounting and finance, and that student learning
meets the needs of employers, ensuring graduates have the skills necessary to effectively and confidently participate in the workplace.