Accounting and Finance BSc Hons

The BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance degree encompasses the study of both accounting and finance. It develops essential competencies necessary for managers in any industry.

About the Programme

The accounting courses involve detailed technical material to enable you to grasp key concepts necessary for analysing and preparing information to meet companies’ external financial reporting requirements.

The hands on experiences acquired during this course will allow you to gain strong skills in time management, resource management, qualitative decision making and analytical thinking.  These are the essential competencies necessary for managers in any industry and/or company to make impactful and informative decisions which ultimately contribute to the success of the company.

We combine the practical aspects of finance with the business environment – as a student here, you will have the added advantage of being able to engage with and use case studies from real firms to aid you in understanding and appreciating finance first hand.

Based on your academic standing you have the option of spending your second year at our main Lancaster campus in the UK.  This is great for those of you who would like to take a year to experience the British culture without putting your studies on hold.  Other benefits of a year abroad is the opportunity to develop your cultural competence and to widen your global network.  It broadens your education in a new teaching and learning context and provides you with different perspectives on your discipline.

Exemptions have been awarded by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for our BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance programme (2020-2024).

Many of the modules studied for an Accounting and Finance degree at Lancaster will help our graduates gain up to 6 exemptions, should they decide to pursue chartered accountancy.

This means that graduates interested in becoming chartered accountants via the ACCA route, will have to write far fewer exams in order to do so.

Course Structure

Year 1             Year 2            Year 3           


Intro to Accounting and Finance

Statistics and Computing for Management

Intro to Management Science/ Operational Research

Principles of Economics

Accounting Information Systems and Auditing

Principles of Financial Accounting

Intro to Statistical Methods for Business

Management Accounting for Business Decisions

Principles of Finance

Intro to financial accounting for managers


Financial Accounting I

Advanced Management Accounting

Financial Accounting II

Employability

2 optional modules*
* Our optional modules cover topics under the field of Marketing, Politics and International Relations Economics and International Relations as well as additional Financial Management courses

Assessments

  • Coursework and Exams
  • Form of assessment – report, presentation, portfolio, etc
  • Exam periods: May and August

Employability is one of the key objectives of this course and the modules prepares you (as well as gives you an edge) to be able to get employed with the necessary skills needed in the industry you plan to practice in.  It also prepares you if you intend on continuing this subject as a professional course.

We combine the practical aspects of finance with the business environment – as a student here, you will have the added advantage of being able to engage with and use case studies from real firms to aid you in understanding and appreciating finance first hand.

Your skills acquired during this course will allow you to gain strong skills in time management, resource management, qualitative decision making and analytical thinking. These are the essential skills necessary for managers in any industry and/or company to make impactful and informative decisions which ultimately contribute to the success of the company.

Fees and Funding

For full details of the fees for this programme, and the University’s financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please click here.

Grade Requirements

  • ‘A’ Levels – Pass in 3 ‘A’ Level subjects at grade CCC or 96 tariff points plus grade C or 4 in five GCE/IGCSE or Grade 6 in GCE ‘O’ Level subjects including English and Mathematics.
  • Full Diploma Certificate is ABCE. Also applicant must have had credit passes in five (5) subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science or Social Studies in the General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE) or Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) or West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE)
  • Higher National Diplomas (HND) from a recognised Polytechnic in Ghana with a Final Grade Point Average (FGPA) of 3.0 or better in any field, are eligible to apply to this UG programme. In addition, such applicants MUST have WASSCE Grade C6 in the best 6 subjects, to include three core subjects and three electives (core subjects must include English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science or Social Studies) OR Grade C or 4 in five GCE/IGCSE or Grade 6 in GCE ‘O’ Level subjects including English and Mathematics.
  • International Baccalaureate – Overall mark of 27 points in total average score with 16 points from the best three HL subjects with English and Mathematics and Higher Level Grade 5 or Standard Level Grade 6.
  • French Baccalaureate – Overall mark of 10 as a total average score with a minimum of 11 in the English Language and 11 in Mathematics.
  • Option International Baccalaureate (OIB) – overall marks of 9.5 in the total average score with a minimum 10.5 in English Language and 10.5 in Mathematics.
  • USA High School Graduation Diploma – 2.8 GPA plus grades 3,3 and 3 in AP (Group A subjects).
  • Canada Secondary School Diploma – Ontario: 60% average in six Grade 12 U or M level courses
  • First degree from any recognised university.