Coventry University - BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance

Coventry University

BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance

Understanding the financial world can lead you down many potential future career paths, and a degree in Accounting and Finance can give you the best start.

If you are interested in current financial issues and are considering a potential future career in either accountancy or finance, this course lets you sample the essentials of both disciplines to help you choose which interests you most.

Since almost every management job requires an understanding of budgeting and financial administration, this course can open up much broader potential future career options as, upon successful completion, it will equip you with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills in accounting and finance within a business context.

As part of our focus on your potential future career options, we will also aim to help you to develop the skills often quoted by employers as lacking in graduates including critical evaluation, self-direction and problem-solving, and IT skills.

You’ll also have the opportunity to work on our Trading Floor, which is equipped with 42 dual-screen Bloomberg terminals and a variety of industry standard software, allowing you the opportunity to explore how to put theory into practice.

Entry Requirements

A Level :



IB Diploma :

31-30 points

GCSE requirement m

inimum 5 GCSE's graded 9-4 / A* - C including Maths and English.

IELTS: 6.0 overall (with at least 5.5 in each component area)

Career Prospects

Our course is designed to give you the opportunity to gain the practical skills and experience needed for your potential future career, so that upon successful completion you have the confidence to give sound financial advice and make effective financial decisions.

You’ll also benefit from exploring 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; presentation; 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 careers options in areas such as finance, management, accounting, banking, personal and corporate finance, business, or education in private, public and third sector organisations. Alternatively, this course could set you on the path towards a professional qualification as a Chartered Accountant.

Additionally, you may decide to continue your studies at postgraduate level to further enhance your employability. Here at Coventry, we offer the MSc Accounting and Financial Management and the MSc Professional Accountancy, which is designed to help prepare you for exams with the Association for Chartered Certified Accountants. Please note that further study opportunities are subject to competitive application, availability, meeting any applicable visa requirements and additional fees 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

A key advantage of successfully completing this course is the flexibility that comes from gaining a wide breadth of knowledge across both disciplines of accounting and finance, with the opportunity to choose from a number of optional modules including Principles of Taxation, Audit and Assurance, Business Strategy or Portfolio Management.

As well as simulation and practical exercises, such as preparing financial statements or assessing financial investment options, you will have the opportunity to apply theory to real-life scenarios that you might encounter on a day-to-day basis as a professional. In the past, students have analysed financial statements from supermarket giants’ Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons; they’ve also looked at the competencies and skills of easyJet in comparison to its competitors to try to ascertain what has contributed to its financial success.

As an Accounting and Finance student at Coventry Business School, you’ll also have access to our Trading Floor, which is one of the largest of its kind in Europe. As well as being integrated into some of your modules, you will also have the opportunity to study towards professional certifications, such as the Bloomberg Market Concepts Certificate, in your own time using the Bloomberg terminals located in the Trading Floor (subject to availability). Such certifications could help develop skills that could be useful in any potential future career.

Year 1

Introduction to finance
Introduction to economics
Introduction to management accounting
Statistics for finance and accounting
Business mathematics
Financial accounting
Law for business
Academic and employment skills
Law for business
Academic and employment skills

Year 2

Financial reporting
Accounting information systems
Management accounting
Professional and academic competencies
Principles of financial investment

Optional modules choose one of the following modules:
Economics of banking and finance
Financial services
Principles of taxation

Placement/study abroad year
Work placement module
Placement / study abroad

Year 3

International finance
Corporate financial management

Optional modules choose three of the following :
Audit and assurance
Advanced financial reporting
Advanced management
Accounting business
Strategy portfolio management
Investment analysis

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