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BA (Honours)

Accounting and Finance for International Business (1 year top-up)

Develop your existing knowledge and skills in accounting and finance, enhancing your career prospects with an honours degree.

Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year †
International: £12,750 per year
How long will I study? 1 Year/3 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What is the UCAS code? NN43
When do I start? September, January
Placement available? Yes

Course summary

  • Top up your existing accounting and finance qualifications to a full undergraduate degree.
  • Use case studies and real-world economic data to illustrate examples, applying them to the real world, taught concepts and ideas.
  • Develop practical skills and business understanding alongside academic knowledge, allowing you to progress to masters study.

Suitable if you have a foundation degree, HND or equivalent in accounting or finance, this course gives you a broad understanding of both accounting and finance within the business environment, suitable for a wide range of careers and allowing you to build on previous studies and experience.

How you learn

We introduce the main principles of accounting and we will also familiarise you with the business environment companies work in, then deepen understanding of the role and scope of finance. We use a balanced approach between theory and practice to understand both accounting and finance from different perspectives using teaching staff who have worked in industry and practice.

You learn through

  • coursework
  • computer-based assignments
  • group assessments
  • presentations
  • time constrained exercises
  • multiple choice tests
  • case study assessments

Course leaders and tutors

Beverly Mowthorpe
Beverly Mowthorpe

Senior Lecturer in Management Accounting, across all years of our undergraduate degree. I am also the personal tutor to all of the Chinese students on the Accounting … Read more

Future careers

Our graduates are well equipped for a range of careers as the course develops skills that are required by a broad range of industries in both the private and public sectors. We have a team of specialist recruitment advisers and run a range of careers and recruitment events. We have an excellent employment record with over 90% of our graduates securing jobs or going on to further study within six months of graduation.


The course has been developed with the curriculum recommended by main professional accountancy bodies (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) in mind and as such it enables you to progress to the higher level of these professional qualifications and gain professional recognition more quickly.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Equipment and facilities

We are one of only a few universities to invest in Bloomberg Terminals housed in a dedicated Bloomberg Suite. The terminals deliver data, news and analytics to global financial professionals and you have the opportunity to gain practical experience of using this industry-standard technology.

Entry requirements

EU and International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.


You can take an optional placement in year three.

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Consultancy Project Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Corporate Reporting And Analysis Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Financial Markets Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Financial Strategy Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Implementing Strategy And Change Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 40%
Module: Performance Management And Analysis Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £9,250 per year.

† If your course is studied over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation and/or Government regulations. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £12,750 per year.

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Financial support for home/EU students

How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Accounting, banking and finance courses (PDF)

Legal information

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.


How do I apply?

You can apply for this course through UCAS.

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