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International Finance & Accounting BA (Hons)

The rise in importance and complexity of international finance & accounting poses a challenge for multinational organisations and those who wish to pursue a career in the sector. The BA Hons International Finance & Accounting programme is designed to provide you with a critical understanding of some of the key theories, approaches and issues in the field of international finance. The programme covers the decision-making of companies operating internationally and discusses issues related to international monetary systems, investment and risk management, exchange rate regimes, measuring and managing currency exchange risk, capital budgeting for multinational organisations and also institutional complexities of operating within a global, competitive and unpredictable environment. The programme provides an ideal and valuable foundation for those contemplating a career in multi-national business, the financial sector or for pursuing advanced studies.

Learning Environment and Assessment

You will benefit from a variety of teaching and learning methods including lectures, seminars, practical workshops, group activities, personal research and case studies. Personal study and independent research also form an integral part of the course. You will also have the option to develop your skills in a variety of areas such as IT, web searching, social media, advanced excel and specialist Microsoft packages.

Assessment will be a mix of assignments, reports, oral presentations, group assessments, essays, investigating companies and tackling briefs / case studies from industry and short examinations. During the year you will, on average, attend 12 to 14 hours of formal study per week. There will be professional body visits during the programme.

Key Information

  • Duration:

    Full Time: 3 years Part Time: 5 years

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Delivery:

    Campus, Full-time

  • Award Type:

    BA (Hons)

  • UCAS Code:

    IF10

  • Campus:

    Preston (Campus code: U)

  • Start Date:

    Year One – September 2018; Year Two and Year Three for Direct Entrants: September 2018 and January 2019

  • Fees 2018/19

    Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU)

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Scholarships and Bursaries

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Entry Requirements

Successful applicants must possess one of the following:

112 points at A2 – General Studies accepted

BTEC Extended Diploma : Distinction, Merit, Merit

BTEC Diploma : Distinction*, Distinction*

Other acceptable qualifications include:

  • Scottish Certificate of Education Higher Grade
  • Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Grade
  • International Baccalaureate
  • BTEC National Certificate/Diploma
  • Kite marked Access Course

UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and  above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.

Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, relevant work or life experience and who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from degree-level studies are welcome and will these applicants will be interviewed. If applicants have not studied recently they may need to undertake an Access programme first.

International / European students

International / European students with equivalent qualifications will be considered.  All students applying to the University of Central Lancashire must show that they have a good level of spoken and written English and must demonstrate a minimum of IELTS (Level 6.0) (with no component score lower than 5.5) or equivalent

Direct Entry to Year 2 (Level 5) or Year 3 (Level 6):-

For direct entry into Level 6, applicants must have completed a minimum of 2 years of undergraduate study in a field related to Accounting and Finance.

For admission on to Level 5, applicants must have completed at least one year of undergraduate study in a field related to Accounting and Finance.

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Course Overview

Year 2 Direct Entry

Second Year

  • AC2110 Financial Accounting for Managers
  • AC2210 Management Accounting Techniques
  • AC2400 Finance for Managers
  • AC2650 Introduction to Financial Services Markets
  • AC2906 International Financial Management Techniques
  • BC2002 Learning and Development for Business and Management Education

Third Year

  • AC3110 Financial Reporting for Managers
  • AC3210 Decision Making for Business
  • AC3410 Financial Management for Business
  • AC3650 Risk & Capital Markets
  • AC3908 International Financial Environment
  • AC3310 Accounting Information Systems skills with SAGE and SAP ERP

Year 3 Direct Entry

  • AC3110 Financial Reporting for Managers
  • AC3210 Decision Making for Business
  • AC3650 Risk & Capital Markets
  • AC3908 International Financial Environment
  • AC3310 Accounting Information Systems skills with SAGE and SAP ERP
  • BC2002 Learning and Development for Business and Management Education

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Course Handbook

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry: 2018 Entry
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.

Tuition Fees & Finance

*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2017/18 fees please refer to our fees page.

Further Information for students

You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page.

Entry Requirements

For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.