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Accounting & Finance BSc

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Overview

With a focus on technology and innovation, our Accounting & Finance BSc will prepare you for the finance challenges of the future.

This course is designed for the finance professional of tomorrow. Technology is coming to the forefront of the industry and we will equip you with the skills you need to succeed in an ever-changing financial landscape.

With a focus on areas such as algorithmic trading, analytics and artificial intelligence, this course will give you a hands on experience of financial study. You will gain a practical understanding of how to implement the concepts and methods you've learned during your studies, exploring both theory and practice while developing a solid skill set to take into any accounting or financial career.

Key Benefits
  • Partners in Learning - King's College London are part of the 'Partners in Learning' programme with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
  • Interdisciplinary study - explore cutting edge developments in AI and analytics alongside core financial disciplines such as corporate finance, management accounting, taxation, and risk management.
  • Central Location - with London's square mile right on our doorstep, students will have access to a central hub of finance and commerce.
  • Broad skill development - discover other areas to enhance your understanding of accounting and finance, such as business law, economics and organisation & society.
  • Theory & Practice - focus across both the theoretical principles of accounting and finance and more rigourous practical skills designed to give graduates a strong platform from which to access their chosen career.

Key information

UCAS code NN34

Duration 3 years

Study mode Full-time

Course type Single honours

Further details

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty King's Business School

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Description

We’ve designed this course to open your mind to a broad range of financial functions and principles. From management accounting and financial reporting to business law and investment management, you’ll explore different disciplines to help you understand every aspect of accounting and finance.

Research plays a vital role in the way you learn at King’s. And this helps you develop vital analysis skills and understand the latest strategies for managing global businesses.

When you study at King’s you won’t just learn about finance – you’ll be in the centre of a city with a thriving economy. There are always opportunities to learn more about the industry and meet people who know everything there is to know. 

Teaching style

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials and independent study. A typical 15 credit module will include a 1 -2 hour lecture and a 1 hour tutorial each week. We encourage critical analysis and debate on contemporary management issues.

At King's, we place great emphasis on independent study and research and encourage students to discuss their ideas and discoveries.  As a student of management you will use resources which include books, newspapers and magazines, the internet, social media, TV and radio and more to understand the discipline: how things were done and have developed; contemporary management issues and challenges; and what might be in the future. 

Assessment

Assessment methods depend on the modules you will be studying, the primary methods of assessment used for this course are written examinations, presentations (both individual and group), in-class tests and coursework.

Location

King's Business School benefits from being situated right in the heart of London, one of the most exciting cities for finance in the world. We are close to the Square Mile – the hub of international commerce & finance, a short tube journey from Canary Wharf, home to world leading institution such as JP Morgan Chase,  Morgan Stanley, Barclays, and many more.

We are surrounded by the many famous attractions and cultural highlights that London has to offer, including the South Bank Centre, the West End, several museums and galleries and much more. Most teaching takes place on the Strand and Waterloo Campuses. 

Structure

Year 1

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

During the first year, students are required to take the modules listed below. Students also have the opportunity to take one additional 15 credit module.

Additional credit modules are optional and do not count towards progression. Options offered may vary from year to year.

Required Modules

You are required to take the following modules:

  • Introduction to Financial Reporting (10 credits)
  • Microeconomics (10 credits)
  • Principles of Finance (10 credits)
  • Mathematics for Accounting & Finance (10 credits)
  • Organisational Behaviour (10 credits)
  • Social Science & Modern Business (10 credits)
  • Business Ethics (10 credits)
  • Introduction to Management Accounting (10 credits)
  • Macroeconomics (10 credits)
  • Capital Markets & Financial Institutions (10 credits)
  • Statistics for Accounting & Finance (10 credits)
  • Programming for Accounting & Finance (10 credits)
Optional Modules

Additional credit modules

There are no optional modules available in your first year, but you can choose to study one additional credit module. Additional credit modules do not count towards progression, but contribute to your overall degree score:

  • A Foreign Language (15 Credits)

 

Year 2

During your second year, you will complete the required modules outlined below, plus three optional modules. Students also have the opportunity to take one additional 15 credit module. Additional credit modules are optional and do not count towards progression. Options offered may vary from year to year.

Required Modules

You are required to take the following modules:

  • Corporate Finance (15 credits)
  • Management Accounting (15 credits)
  • Financial Accounting & Reporting (15 credits)
  • Asset Management (15 credits)
  • Audit and Assurance (15 Credits)
Optional Modules

You are required to take three of the following optional modules, which may typically include:

  • Technology and Innovation (15 Credits)
  • Law and Management (15 Credits)
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship (15 Credits)
  • Markets, Organisation and Society (15 credits)
  • Human Resource Management (15 Credits)
  • Government & Business (15 Credits)
  • Industrial Organisation (15 Credits)
  • Career Development: Theory & Practice (15 Credits)
  • The Psychology of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (15 Credits)
  • Work and Organisational Psychology (15 Credits)
  • Governance and Accountability (15 Credits)
  • Audit and Assurance (15 Credits)
  • Algorithmic Approaches in Accounting and Finance (15 Credits)
  • Consumer Behaviour (15 Credits)
  • Strategic Management (15 Credits)
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics (15 Credits)
  • International Business (15 Credits)
  • Intermediate Microeconomics (15 Credits)
  • Managing Diversity & Inclusion (15 Credits)
  • Introduction to Econometrics (15 Credits)
  • Economics of Strategy (15 Credits)
  • Econometrics Project (15 Credits)
  • International Trade (15 Credits)

Additional credit modules

Students can take one additional credit module:

  • A Foreign Language (15 Credits)

Year 3

Required Modules

In your final year of study, you will complete the following required module:

  • Derivatives and Risk Management (15 Credits)
  • Accounting, Organisations & Society (15 Credits)
Optional Modules

You are required to take six 15-credit of the following optional modules, which may typically include:

 

  • Mergers and Acquisitions (15 Credits)
  • Taxation (15 Credits)
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital (15 Credits)
  • Fixed Income  (15 Credits)
  • Advanced Audit and Assurance (15 Credits)
  • Applied Economics (15 Credits)
  • Project (30 Credits)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (15 Credits)
  • Globalisation and Employment (15 Credits)
  • Organisational Change (15 Credits)
  • International HRM (15 Credits)
  • International Financial Systems (15 Credits)
  • Communication in Organisations (15 Credits)
  • International Marketing (15 Credits)
  • Leadership: Theory and Practice (15 Credits)
  • Marketing Communications (15 Credits)
  • International Corporate Governance (15 Credits)
  • Company Law (15 Credits)
  • The Social Psychology of Financial Markets (15 Credits)
  • Applied Econometrics (15 Credits)
  • Money and Banking (15 Credits)
  • Economic Growth (15 Credits)
  • Public Economics and Public Policy (15 Credits)
  • Health Economics (15 Credits)
  • Governance and Accountability (15 Credits)
  • Financial Statement Analysis (15 Credits)
  • London Living (Classroom Project) (15 Credits)

Entry requirements

 

Required grades

AAA

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A-levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

Required grades

35 points overall (including TOK/EE) and three Higher Level subjects at 666

Required grades

45 Level 3 credits: 36 must be awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit

Required grades

D3 D3 D3

Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) will be considered

Required grades

Further information below

If you are taking the new RQF BTEC Nationals (2016), you will not be required to fulfil the module requirement stipulated above - you will only need to get the right overall grade. If you are taking the QCF BTEC Nationals (2010), you must achieve both the required overall grade and the specified module grades. If you are unsure which BTEC you are studying, your teacher or school/college counsellor should be able to tell you.

Required grades

Further information below

If you are taking the new RQF BTEC Nationals (2016), you will not be required to fulfil the module requirement stipulated above - you will only need to get the right overall grade. If you are taking the QCF BTEC Nationals (2010), you must achieve both the required overall grade and the specified module grades. If you are unsure which BTEC you are studying, your teacher or school/college counsellor should be able to tell you.

Required grades

Further information below

If you are taking the new RQF BTEC Nationals (2016), you will not be required to fulfil the module requirement stipulated above - you will only need to get the right overall grade. If you are taking the QCF BTEC Nationals (2010), you must achieve both the required overall grade and the specified module grades. If you are unsure which BTEC you are studying, your teacher or school/college counsellor should be able to tell you.

Required grades

85% overall

Required grades

Visit our admissions webpages to view our international entry requirements and English language entry requirements.

Required subjects

Mathematics

Preferred subjects

None

Further information and other requirements

A-level AAA

Including grade A in Mathematics.

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A-levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer. 

Access to HE Diploma

D: 36 credits

M: 9 credits

P: 0 credits

Must include Level 3 Study of Mathematics.

Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 36 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit.

Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 D3

Including grade D3 in Mathematics

Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010)   DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in A level Mathematics.
BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010)   DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in A level Mathematics.
BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010)   D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in A level Mathematics.
Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers

AAB at Highers

and

AA at Advanced Higher

Including grade A in Advanced Higher Mathematics.

Must be a combination of three Scottish Highers and two Scottish Advanced Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject.

International Baccalaureate 35 points

including 6,6,6 at Higher Level with Higher Level Mathematics.. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Note: IB students studying the new Maths curriculum would be required to study either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretation at Higher Level to meet the subject requirement for this programme.

Other International Qualifications   Visit our admissions webpages to view our international entry requirements.
English Language Requirements Band B Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15th 2020

Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2020-2021 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees EU:

Students starting their programme in 2020/21 (September 2020) who are eligible to pay EU fees will pay the same rate of tuition fees as UK students. This will apply for the duration of their programme, but may be subject to change by the UK Government for subsequent cohorts from 2021/22.

The UK tuition fee for the 2020-2021 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2020-2021 academic year is £26,700 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Additional costs/expenses

The following table gives you an indication of additional costs associated with your course.  These costs are not included in your tuition fees.

Item

Description

Professional Body Registration

Accounting Lab Registration fee of £29.99 for the Accounting & Financial Management module in year 1. Registration is not compulsory, and the cost is subject to change. 

Study Abroad

If you study abroad as part of your course, King's will not be charged tuition fees by the host university (although some partners do charge a small administration fee for applying). Please see the Study Abroad webpages for details of the relevant partner universities.

King’s will continue to invoice for a proportion of King's tuition fees.  At present these are as follows: 

  • Home students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for £6,000 for King’s tuition fees for the year.
  • Home students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for £1,350 for King’s tuition fees for the year.
  • Overseas students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for two thirds of the King's tuition fees for the year.
  • Overseas students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for one third of the King's tuition fees for the year.

You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling. 

 In addition to the costs above, you can also expect to pay for: 

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions 
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Society membership fees 
  • Stationery 
  • Gradutation costs
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 

For further information, please visit our fees and funding pages.

Financial help and support

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