COVENTRY UNIVERSITY

Business

Foundation  |  Placement Year:   No

If you are interested in current financial issues and are considering a career in either accountancy or finance, this course lets you sample the essentials of both disciplines to help you choose with interests you most. 

Since almost every management job requires an understanding of budgeting and financial administration, this degree can open up much broader career opportunities as it will equip you with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills in financial management within a business context. As part of our focus on your career prospects, we will also help you develop the skills often quoted by employers as lacking in graduates – critical evaluation, self-direction and problem-solving – incorporating analysis, presentations and negotiation techniques into your studies.

It’s one of many reasons why our graduate employability levels are so good – with 87% in work or further study after six months (DLHE 2014/15) ; and why student satisfaction is high, 96% in the latest National Student Survey (NSS) 2016.  

Programme description

If you are interested in current financial issues and are considering a career in either accountancy or finance, this course lets you sample the essentials of both disciplines to help you choose with interests you most. 

Since almost every management job requires an understanding of budgeting and financial administration, this degree can open up much broader career opportunities as it will equip you with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills in financial management within a business context. As part of our focus on your career prospects, we will also help you develop the skills often quoted by employers as lacking in graduates – critical evaluation, self-direction and problem-solving – incorporating analysis, presentations and negotiation techniques into your studies.

It’s one of many reasons why our graduate employability levels are so good – with 87% in work or further study after six months (DLHE 2014/15) ; and why student satisfaction is high, 96% in the latest National Student Survey (NSS) 2016.  

Key Modules

Our degree is designed to give you the practical skills and experience so that you can enter employment with the confidence to give sound financial advice and make effective financial decisions. 

You’ll also benefit from a wide range of desirable professional skills, including: team working; critical evaluation; self-directed learning; problem-solving; action planning and organising; written and oral communication; presentation; questioning and listening. The following personal qualities will also be addressed in each of the skills modules: achievement orientation; initiative and creativity; self-confidence; decisiveness; reflectiveness; adaptability and flexibility.  

On successful completion, you should be well placed to pursue a wide variety of careers in finance, management, accounting, banking, personal and corporate finance, business, marketing, education or IT in private, public and third sector organisations. Alternatively, this degree could set you on the path towards professional qualification as a Chartered Accountant, if you decide to follow specialist financial roles as an accountant, auditor, business analyst, investment consultant, stock controller or tax assistant. 

Alternatively, you may decide to continue your studies at postgraduate level to further enhance your employability. Here at Coventry, we offer the MSc Accounting and Financial Management.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

Module & Subject

In the first year, you will study a range of topics that cover the basics of accounting and finance, including: financial accounting, management accounting, personal finance mathematics, statistics and business economics. We will also begin to cover statistical analysis, ensuring you have the appropriate numeracy and mathematics skills needed for the quantitative methods you will explore from Year Two.

Modules 

  • Introduction to Personal Finance

  • Accounting Fundamentals A

  • Academic and Professional Training

  • Mathematical Techniques for Accountants

  • Introduction to Business Economics

  • Accounting Fundamentals B

  • Statistical Analysis for Finance and Accounting

Entry Requirements
  • For entry to Year 1, you will need to successfully complete and pass the Foundation programme. Exceptional candidates with good marks in the Bangladeshi Higher School Certificate (HSC) may be considered for Year 1 of a Bachelor degree programme. We would also accept candidates studying for A-Levels with the correct number of tariff points.

       You may also apply for Year 1 if you have completed the first year            of  a relevant degree. Advanced standing to Year 2 is possible if you          completed 60 credits of a relevant degree in Bangladesh or to Year          3 of some degrees if you have completed 90 credits of a relevant            degree in Bangladesh

We also welcome students with the International Baccalaureate diploma. We require 28 points or more to be considered for direct admission to Bachelor degree courses.

  • IELTS - 4.5 overall with a minimum of 4.0 in writing
  • Hsc grade minimum 50% and ssc minimum 60%

Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 1 year
Course Fee:  13750.00
Course Level: 
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,November) -(15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Coventry University Priory Street Coventry, United Kingdom
Intake Deadline
JANUARY
SEPTEMBER