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BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance

Accounting and Finance are key functions that lie at the heart of business organisations. This exciting and dynamic discipline is full of local and international opportunities. If you are inclined towards analysis and a methodical approach to work, a career in accounting and finance will serve you well. The BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance programme is designed to provide maximum exemptions from the professional examinations of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Association of International Accountants (AIA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). It also has accreditation with international bodies such as Certified Practising Accountant (CPA), Australia.

The BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance programme developed by Teesside University and offered at Gateway Graduate School as an internal qualification under franchise, provides you with the opportunity to develop practical skills that are highly valued by employers. These include analytical thinking, problem solving, team-working and communication. With a focus on real-world business, the programme helps students understand the broader context in which accounting is practised.


Duration of The Programme and Intakes

The standard duration of the BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance programme is three years.
There will be two intakes every year: January and September

Modules Offered (Degree Year One)

Module Title
Credit Weighting
1. Interpreting and Communicating Business Information
20 Credits
This module provides an essential understanding of quantitative techniques, Spreadsheet analysis tools and forms of data presentation to inform the interpretation and communication of management information.
2. Economic Principles
20 Credits
This module offers an introduction to micro- and macro-economics with an emphasis on the relevance of economics to the understanding of business issues generally.
3. Introduction to Financial Accounting
20 Credits
The module provides an introduction to the basic concepts of financial accounting and develops knowledge of book-keeping, accounting adjustments, and final accounts preparation for a range of organisations.
4. Introduction to Management Accounting
20 Credits
This module provides students with an introduction to essential elements of cost identification, classification and recording within the context of an accounting environment. It establishes the importance of controlling costs from the perspective of business profitability.
5. Business Law and Ethics
20 Credits
This module will develop an understanding of the English legal system and environment as it relates to businesses in general as well as specific legal areas relating to company law, the law of contract and employment law.
6. Management and the Organisation
20 Credits
This module acts as an introduction to business structure and purpose and consider the role of accounting and other business functions. It introduces discussions of ethics and corporate governance and provides skills and knowledge in human resource management.

Modules Offered (Degree Year Two)

Module Title
Credit Weighting
1. Undergraduate Business Research Methods
10 Credits
The module seeks to develop skills in research methods applicable to business and related areas. It is concerned with those disciplines associated with the qualitative and quantitative research methods. The module focus will enable students to plan for an undergraduate level project.
2. Project and Operations Management
10 Credits
This module enables learners to understand the contribution of the operations function to an organisation and evaluate the range of tools used in operations management. The module also enables learners to understand the key importance of projects in an organisation and apply key tools and techniques in project management.
3. Management in a Competitive Environment
20 Credits
This module develops an understanding of tools and techniques for identifying the key types of competitive environment in which an organisation may be located, and examines the range of approaches that the organisation may choose to adopt to address the issues encountered.
4. Accounting for Management Performance
20 Credits
This module builds upon the first level accounting module by examining more fully the use of accounting information by managers to control and assess their organization’s performance. Management accounting information is crucial to the effectiveness of managerial control, which encompasses the measurement, evaluation and enhancement of performance.
5. Financial Accounting
20 Credits
This module builds upon the first level introduction to financial accounting module and develops knowledge and understanding of the theoretical and regulatory frameworks within which financial reporting takes place. The content and application of reporting standards are explored in the context of the preparation of key financial statements.
6. Company Law and Auditing
20 Credits
This module develops knowledge and understanding of the legal and regulatory environment in which accountants operate. It will explore current regulations governing UK companies and the role of the audit within this context.
7. Taxation
20 Credits
This module provides an introduction to tax policy and practice, examining its impact upon both businesses and individuals. It develops an understanding of the objectives of tax systems and skills in the preparation of tax computations for both individuals and corporate entities.

Modules Offered (Degree Year Three)

Module Title
Credit Weighting
1. Advanced Financial Accounting
20 Credits
This module builds upon second level of financial accounting module and records and reports more complicated events and develops knowledge and understanding by analysing and interpreting financial information. It covers the use of techniques to analyse financial risk and performance. The development of accounting standards and external reporting is also discussed.
2. Corporate Finance
20 Credits
This module examines the role of corporate finance and the market context in which it is carried out. The financial markets and their operation will be explored in both a domestic and international setting. The ways in which businesses use these markets to create and maintain shareholder value will be analysed in looking at capital structure, dividend policy and valuation. The use of financial instruments available to reduce risk will also be examined.
3. Accounting for Management Decisions
20 Credits
This module builds upon prior management accounting learning by examining more fully the use of accounting information by managers to inform and enhance the decision making process in their organisation. Management accounting information is crucial to the effectiveness of managerial control, a key element of which involves short and long term decision making.
4. Advanced Auditing
20 Credits
This module provides learners with the opportunity to apply best practice in internal and external audit work and to evaluate audit theory and practice. It also provides skills in the qualitative and quantitative aspects of risk-based auditing.
5. Undergraduate Business Project
40 Credits
The module comprises a learner managed business project, the topic area of which will be associated with the learner’s programme area of study. The project will provide the learner with an opportunity to demonstrate their capability to undertake an individual piece of research within a business context. The project may be an investigation of a relevant issue of academic interest, an investigation of a practical business issue, or a live problem-solving project.

Internships

In a competitive job market graduates need to seek ways to stand out from the crowd. Employers today are looking for experience as well as academic qualifications. Internships enable students to gain experience while pursuing the academic qualifications and increase their employability. An internship within industry is invaluable because it will enable you to apply your skills in a real working environment, test out your chosen career path and develop contacts in the industry. Students who have been on internship will return to their degree studies with improved confidence in their abilities and are much more likely to gain graduate employment when they complete their degree studies.

As part of your degree studies, you will have the opportunity to undertake internships with reputed organisations in Sri Lanka. Internships are available for periods of 8 to 12 weeks during the annual summer holidays from June to September. Students who start their academic year in early October will be able to do a maximum of two internships (one per year in each of the first two years of studies) during their degree studies. However, students who start their academic year in January will be able to do a maximum of three internships (one per year in each of the three years of studies) during their degree studies.

The Gateway organisation is well-connected with the industry and we have provided internship opportunities to our students in the past at leading firms in Sri Lanka such as the Hatton National Bank. We are also in discussions with leading multinational audit firms for special internship arrangements for the BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance students of GGS. However, internships cannot be guaranteed as they are always competitive. The final decision on the selection of interns will be taken by the employers. As such, students are encouraged to be proactive in seeking and obtaining their own placement and show flexibility with their target companies. If you choose to undertake an internship you will be provided with an internship tutor. These members of staff are there to provide support and guidance if you are thinking about this option.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must meet one of the following requirements to gain admission for the first year of degree studies:

  • A minimum of two Advanced Level subjects (UK/Local) along with a minimum of grades C for the subjects of Mathematics and English at OLs/IGCSEs.
  • OR
  • The NCC Level 3 International Foundation Diploma in Higher Education Studies offered by Gateway Graduate School

Academic Progression Opportunities

The BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance is designed such to enable the development of a broad set of competencies related to the fields of Accounting and Finance. Students will have the opportunity to complete various professional qualifications in Accounting and Finance with significant exemptions. These include qualifications from prestigious British bodies such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Association of International Accountants (AIA) as well as the Certified Practising Accountant (CPA, Australia qualification. As such, students will be able to become full-fledged Accounting and Finance professionals within a few years of graduation.

Teesside University is ranked within the top 10% of the universities worldwide by the prestigious Times Higher Education ranking system. It is also a reputed public university in the UK. As such, a degree qualification from Teesside University will enable you to gain admission at some of the leading universities in the UK, Australia, US, Canada and Singapore for postgraduate studies in fields related to Accounting, Finance, Financial Economics Investment, Banking, Business Management and so on. Teesside University is recognised by the University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka. Hence, students will also be eligible to progress onto postgraduate programmes of Sri Lankan state and private universities.

Career Opportunities

Upon graduation, you will be able to enter the dynamic and growing sectors of Accountancy, Finance, Business Consultancy, Banking and Investment. You will also have the opportunity to seek international opportunities, particularly when you combine the BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance degree together with the acquisition of professional qualifications such as the ACCA or CPA (Australia). Holding a qualification in the area of Accounting and Finance will place you well to develop your business career to a strategic level within multinational and local companies.

We provide an environment that allows you to develop the ‘extra’ practical employability characteristics that will make you more interesting to employers in the job market in the years to come. The programme is designed to incorporate employability skills development alongside your degree. Our staff utilise their extensive business connections to provide many and varied opportunities to engage with potential employers through fairs, guest lectures, live projects and site visits. In addition we offer a series of workshops and events in all years that ensure you are equipped with both degree-level subject knowledge and the practical skills that employers are looking for in new graduate recruits. Our careers service work with prestigious local and multinational organisations with the view of guiding our students towards suitable employment destinations.

Recognition

Teesside University which will award the BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance qualification offered at Gateway Graduate School, is an accredited public university in the UK. It is recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Sri Lanka since it is listed in the International Handbook of Universities (http://www.ugc.ac.lk/en/recognition-of-foreign-universities.html).
* Subject to final approval by Teesside University