Terms & Conditions

BA with Honours in Accounting & Finance with Law – 2023 entry

Duration of programme: 4 years (where students join the programme in year 1)

Award on successful completion: Bachelor of Arts with Honours

Accreditation: ICAS, CIMA, ACCA and AIA

Location of delivery: Abertay University, Bell Street, Dundee

Composition of the programme: 120 SCQF (Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework) credits in each academic year, delivered mostly in modules of 20 credits each, with 60 credits taken in term 1, and 60 credits in term 2 each year.

Contact hours and workload: Each academic year typically requires 1200 hours of student effort; on average across the 4 years of this programme, 20% of that time is in lectures, seminars and similar activities; the remainder is independent study.

Assessment methods: Being a professionally accredited programme, there is a strong reliance on exams as assessment. However, students are well prepared for these with lots of examples being practiced in class in advance. Additionally, a wide range of other assessment techniques are used, such as presentations, online discussions, and development of recommendations/possible solutions to live business projects from a wide range of organisations.

Academic staff: This programme is delivered by staff of the Division of Accounting, Business and Management in the School of Business, Law and Social Science. Staff profiles can be viewed a https://www.abertay.ac.uk/staff-search

Core modules in the programme:

  • Introduction to Accounting
  • The Nature of Management
  • Business Economics
  • Financial & Management Accounting
  • Finance and statistics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Legal systems & Methods
  • Employment Law
  • Business Law (Accountants)
  • Business Organisations
  • Intellectual Property
  • Management Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • International Financial Management
  • International Financial Accounting
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Advanced International Financial Accounting

Other modules that may be offered, but are subject to change over time:

  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Investment & Portfolio Management
  • World Trade and Export
  • Contemporary Issues
  • Auditing
  • Financial Markets
  • Work Placement
  • Ethical Business in Society
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Start-up
  • Intro to Tax

Developments in the discipline: This programme is heavily shaped by the requirements of the main accounting professional bodies, from which it gets professional examination exemptions and accreditations. These bodies regularly review their curriculum and changes are reflected in the delivery of this programme.

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