Coventry University - BSc Accounting and Finance for International Business Top-Up

Coventry University

BSc Accounting and Finance for International Business Top-Up

Do you speak another language? If finance piques your interest too, then international accounting could be an ideal potential future career option for you.

Successful completion of this ‘top-up’ programme will enable you to qualify to Bachelor’s level in Accounting and Finance, provided you already hold a Level 5 qualification, such as a Higher Diploma, DipHE or Foundation Degree, for final year entry, or a Level 4 qualification, such as a Higher National Certificate, Higher Apprenticeship, on CertHE, for second year entry. Existing qualifications should be in a related field. For more information, please refer to the Entry Requirements tab.

Primarily targeted at international students, this course is designed with a specific focus on accounting and finance in an international context, incorporating the study of English language for business, to better prepare you for potential global career options in areas such as business, accountancy or financial management.

You can benefit from industry-standard facilities, including our Trading Floor, which features 42 dual-screen Bloomberg terminals. Rated ‘excellent’ in 2019 by Eduniversal, an annual ranking of Business Schools, Coventry Business School has close relationships with some of the leading professional bodies in the UK and are active members of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS)

Entry Requirements

To be accepted onto the two-year option of this course, you must have 120 credits at Level 4.

To be accepted onto the one-year option of this course, you must have 240 credits, with 120 at Level 4 and 120 at Level 

An IELTS of 6.0 overall. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Career Prospects

This top-up course is designed to give you the opportunity to develop the practical skills and experience so that you can explore potential international employment options, upon successful completion of the course, in accounting or finance with the confidence to give sound financial advice and make effective financial decisions.

Upon successful completion, you can also benefit from a wide range of desirable professional skills, including: team working; critical evaluation; self-directed learning; problem-solving; action planning and organising; written and oral communication; questioning and listening. The following personal qualities will also be addressed in each of the skills modules: achievement orientation; initiative and creativity; self-confidence; decisiveness; reflectiveness; adaptability and flexibility.

On successful completion, you should be well placed to pursue a wide variety of potential future career options in finance, management, accounting, banking, personal and corporate finance and IT in private, public and third sector organisations. You could explore potential future roles as an accountant, auditor, business analyst, investment consultant, stock controller, tax assistant or teacher.

Alternatively, you may decide to pursue postgraduate study opportunities by studying courses such as MSc Accounting and Financial Management or MSc Finance here at Coventry Business School, which could further enhance your employability. Please note that further study opportunities are subject to competitive application, availability, meeting any applicable visa requirements and additional costs may apply.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your potential future career options and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your potential future career.

Course Details

Aimed at international students, this top-up course has been designed with specific emphasis on international accounting and finance. We adopt a multidisciplinary approach, which covers economics, business strategy, marketing, financial planning and accounting through a range of mandatory and optional modules.

An advanced module in English is mandatory, which aims to support development of your English skills to a higher level and with a focus on the language used in international business arenas. You will have the chance to practise and learn how to write reports in a suitable academic style on recent accounting, finance and international business topics, such as recent financial crisis and Brexit, then present your findings to help build your confidence in communication skills.

You will consolidate your previous studies, while having the chance to develop the higher level skills needed for international business. For example, by examining real-life case studies in financial accounting, management accounting, financial theory and international finance, you will have the opportunity to develop your analytical and critical thinking skills. We encourage you to adopt a problem-based approach to identify, analyse, apply and evaluate real-world business problems, such as the implication of globalisation and relevance of international/corporate social responsibility.

You will study how organisations interact with stakeholders within the external environment, with the opportunity to identify the different users of financial data and their varying needs, investigating the adequacy of information disclosure in corporate annual reports.

You will also look at some of the challenges facing financial management in an international context, such as overseas initial public offerings and variances of regional accounting standards. You will have the opportunity to gain experience in a range of accepted techniques and practices, like consolidation of financial statements and investment appraisal, considering how to apply them in different contexts, for example, evaluation of overseas investment opportunities.

Year 1

Principles of finance
Business accounting for decision making
English skills for finance
Employability skills in finance
Governance and ethics in finance
Software applications in finance
Quantitative analysis

Year 2

Academic english for accounting and finance
Intercultural communication skills for accounting and finance
Corporate reporting and analysis
Financial theory
International finance management
Management accounting for business decisions
Case studies in accounting & finance

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