BA Degree in Business Administration: Finance

"This internship has provided me with the necessary skills of working efficiently without error and maintaining a strong focus throughout the day that will help me to be successful after Richmond"
Thomas Rutherfoord, Finance Intern Summer Semester

BSc in Accounting and Finance

Go beyond the quantitative techniques central to accounting and finance and draw from various disciplines, such as statistics, economics, law and information technology, to gain a truly solid grounding in the field. With a generalist business and management core, this degree will not just allow you to pursue careers in accounting and finance but is also relevant to managerial areas.

Reasons to study here

  • Acquire advanced theoretical and practical knowledge and master the computational and calculation skills demanded by the industry
  • Gain exemptions from some of the professional accounting examinations, accelerating your progress towards gaining qualifications which are recognised and essential for working in accountancy and finance
  • Specialise in a number of courses including financial accounting, managerial accounting, applied accounting, financial reporting, taxation and auditing
  • Benefit from the opportunity to gain practical work experience, specific to accounting and finance organisations, through an internship – essential criteria many recruiters look for in candidates
  • Learn a variety of transferable business skills such as problem solving, analysing, IT and written and oral communication – essential criteria for employers
  • Acquire a broad understanding of the accounting, finance and commercial sectors
  • Gain access to top graduate schools, including those in the UK and USA

Testimonials

I interned at AGC Partners. AGC Partners is a small, technology-focused, Boston-based Investment Bank that offers advisory services with respect to mergers and acquisitions (M&A) as well as capital financings.

During my internship I was responsible for supporting the London operations in any way possible. I was involved in both the preparation of pitch books as well as deal material and market research. Throughout my internship at AGC Partners I gained valuable insight into both the processes of Investment Banking as well as my own personal career choices. I did not only have the chance to observe the daily routines and challenges of an Investment Banker but also got to apply and improve my financial and analytical skills.

Marlene Dieckert
Marlene DieckertFinance Intern at AGC Partners, Spring Semester 2014

I am a rising senior and interned for the Finance Department at The International Transport Workers’ Federation.

Working for the ITF was a revealing experience; I learned about the scope of my interests and if those interests coincide with a future in Finance or Accounting. This internship has provided me with the necessary skills of working efficiently without error and maintaining a strong focus throughout the day that will help me to be successful after Richmond.

I mostly am enjoying the positive relationships that I am building with my co-workers, which I hope will persist after I leave in August.

Working at the ITF is both challenging and comforting, and I am grateful for this experience.

Thomas Rutherfoord
Thomas RutherfoordFinance Intern at The International Transport Workers’ Federation, Summer Semester 2013

It’s not just about study, this is your story

Studying abroad

Whether you’re studying in another country, or studying here at the university in London, with Richmond University you have the opportunity to study abroad. That could mean trying out university in London for a semester to a year, studying overseas at any of our partner locations across the world, or taking part in a world internship – designed to give you the experience you need to complement your programme.

Employability

We offer career support and advice throughout your studies, doing everything we can to make sure you stand out from the crowd when you graduate. Just by taking part in a liberal arts degree, you’re learning a wealth of transferable skills, including learning to adapt to the working climate – essential criteria employers look for. You could also benefit from work experiences and internships as part of your programme; giving you an extra advantage at the start of your career.

Post graduation

  • Accountancy
  • Tax Advisory
  • Analyst
  • Management Consultancy
  • Banking
  • Business and Management

BSc Degree in Accounting and Finance is currently validated by The Open University.

ACCREDITED PROGRAMME

ACCA accredited programme

Students who study this programme will gain exemptions from the ACCA qualification as follows:

  • Papers F1 – F4
  • Paper F5
  • Paper F6
  • Paper F7
  • Paper F8

Duration: FT– 4 years (including one year at QCF Level 3)


When: Starting Fall and Summer 2015/ January 2016


Where: Come to the Richmond Campuses in London and have the opportunity to study in any of our partner campuses in America and Italy.

Tuition Fees: 2016/17 entry per annum, students from:

UK/EU

£9000

US

$36,000

Rest of the World

£14,500

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You may also be able to get help with fees through one of our scholarships.

You could study this programme as a minor instead, alongside a different major:

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