BSc in Accounting and Finance – Richmond University
  • Tuition Fee

    £9,250.00 (UK/EU)

    £14,500.00 (INT)

    $38,000.00 (US)

  • Duration

    4 Years (Full-time) (including one year at QCF Level 3)

    January and September start dates

  • Accreditation

    Richmond University QAA

    Middle States Commission of Higher Education (US)

  • Location

    Richmond Hill Campus

Programme Overview

The BSc Accounting and Finance programme is primarily designed for students who are interested in following a career in accountancy or in obtaining professional accounting qualifications at the start of their business career. Students will gain advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of accounting and finance and learn to understand management concepts within an international business context.

This programme goes beyond the theoretical and quantitative techniques fundamental to accounting and finance. It draws from various disciplines, such as statistics, economics, law and information technology in order to gain a truly solid understanding of the field. With a generalist business and management core, this degree will not just allow you to pursue careers in accounting and finance but in relevant managerial fields as well.

Students will develop a set of transferable skills, such as problem solving and advanced analytical thinking, to support them in their professional journey. Students will learn how to work effectively individually and in teams to become confident communicators both written and verbally in order to ensure they can communicate and liaise effectively in a business environment.

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

Top 5 Reasons To Study Accounting and Finance:

  • Acquire advanced theoretical and practical knowledge and master the computational and calculation skills demanded by the financial 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, perform data analysis, IT and written and oral communication – essential criteria for employers
  • After you graduate

    Career Paths
    World Bank, Credit Suisse, Greenpeace USA, Stonewall, The United Nations Children’s Fund, BBC, Bloomberg L.P, PwC, NBC News, Christies, Al Jazeera

    Further Education
    CASS Business School, London School of Economics and Political Science, SOAS, University of London, University of Cambridge, University of Sydney

    Career paths for graduates
    Accountancy, Tax Advisory, Analyst, Management Consultant, Financial Consultant, Banking, Business and Management, Wealth Management, Corporate Finance

  • Career Support

    We offer career support and advice through our Careers & Internships Office that will assist and guide you in your study choices to make sure you stand out from the crowd when you graduate. Through internships you will gain business acumen, beneficial work experiences and transferable skills which will give you a competitive advantage in a fast-paced working environment. Work while you study across 5 continents through our partners Connect123 and CRCC Asia with destinations in Spain, Argentina, South Africa, China, Japan, Vietnam and Australia.

Modules breakdown

Core Modules

CORE SUBJECTS

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

YEAR 3

YEAR 4

Foundations of Business

Financial Accounting

Advanced Managerial Accounting

Taxation

Functions and Applications

Managerial Accounting

Advanced Financial Accounting

Financial Reporting

Transitions I

Introduction to Microeconomics

Fundamental Analysis

Audit and Assurance

Transitions II

Introduction to Macroeconomics

Corporate Finance

Money and Banking

Scientific Reasoning

Computer Applications in Management

Principles of Investment

Financial Institutions and Markets

Creative Expression

Calculus with Applications

Legal and Ethical Concepts in Management

 

Research and Writing I

Probability & Statistics I

  

Plus 3 QCF Level 3 Electives

Research and Writing II

  
 

Plus 2 FHEQ Level 4 Electives

  

Electives

ELECTIVE MODULES

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

YEAR 3

YEAR 4

  

Plus two of the following:

Plus five of the following OR Internship and three of the following:

  

Compliance and Regulation

Quantitative Models in Finance

  

Organisational Behaviour

The Global Investor

  

Operations Management

International Finance

  

Governance and Sustainability

Wealth Management

  

Game Theory and Decision Methods

World Internship in Finance (6 CREDITS)

  

Plus 2 FHEQ Level 5 Electives

Internship in Finance (6 CREDITS)

  

Competition and Strategy

 

Entry Requirements

A Level: 96 UCAS points

US High School Diploma (or equivalent): 2.5 GPA minimum (on 4.0 scale)

International Baccalaureate: 24 IB points (year 1) BTEC National Diploma: MMM.

Completion of Year 12-13 International equivalent secondary school qualification with a minimum grade average of grade of C including mathematics and English

English Language Requirements (Non Native English Speakers)

Qualification

Undergraduate

Validity Period

IELTS (Academic)

5.5 with 5.5 in Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing

2 Years

TOEFL IBT

72 with 17 Listening, 18 in Reading, 17 Writing, 20 Speaking

2 Years

Pearson Test of English

51 with 51 in each component

2 Years

First, Advanced, Proficiency – taken after January 2015

162 overall (no less than 162 in each component)

No Expiry

Cambridge First: Advantage, Proficiency – taken before January 2015

Cambridge First: Grade B overall (No less than B in any component)

No Expiry

 

Cambridge Advanced: Grade C (no less than C in any component) less than C in any component)

No Expiry

 

Cambridge Proficiency: Level C1 certificate

No Expiry

How to apply

You apply directly using the Common Application ($50.00) or the Richmond One Line Application. In order to submit your application you will need the following information

  • Details of your education history, including the dates of all exams/assessments
  • The email address of your referee who we can request a reference from, or alternatively an electronic copy of your academic reference
  • A personal statement – this can either be emailed as a Word Document or PDF, or completed online
  • An electronic copy of your in process or completed high school (secondary school) transcript and graduation certificate

When to apply

We encourage you to complete your application as early as possible, even if you are completing your undergraduate programme of study. In this case you will be offered a place that is conditional on successfully completing a specified qualification and English language qualification if applicable. If you would like your application to be considered for a Richmond bursary, an early application is strongly recommended

Application process

Admission is by interview unless you live outside the UK when we may interview you via Skype or by telephone. We may also determine your suitability on the basis of their application and qualifications alone. Find out more about applying.

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UCAS Course Code

NN34
  • The programme is recognised in the US via our MSCHE accreditation.
  • The programme is currently validated in the UK by The Open University.
  • Major
  • US Federal Aid is available
  • SFE loans currently awaiting designation.

Full Time 3-4 Years

Including one year at QCF Level 3
(subject to credit transfer)

Contact our admissions team for more details:
admissions@richmond.ac.uk

Please note: Non US students are eligible

Useful Links

Undergraduate Prospectus

What our students say

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 DieckertFinance Intern at AGC Partners, Spring Semester 2014

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

Where to find us

Richmond Hill Campus

Queen’s Road
Richmond-upon-Thames
TW10 6JP
England

+44 (0) 208 332 8200 (Main Switchboard)