De Montfort University Kazakhstan

Business & Law Faculty

Accounting and Finance BSc (Hons)

Overview

Kick-start your professional accounting career on a course that develops industry-ready graduates, with exemptions from professional body exams to speed up the process of becoming a qualified accountant.

Gain core knowledge and skills with various modules covering topics such as Corporate Finance, where you will explore the main principles of corporate financial decision-making and their impact on real-world financial decisions. As you progress, Management and Strategy will come into play, introducing the theory and practical aspects of managing organisations and the people who work for them. Other modules include Audit and Forensic Accounting, Strategic Decision Management and Contemporary issues in Accounting.

Our Trading Room simulates what it’s like to work in the financial industry in trading, portfolio management, investment banking, corporate finance and financial or economic analysis.

Key features

  • You could gain up to the maximum of nine exemptions from ACCA exams if you choose the appropriate modules and be exempt from up to the first eight exams with CIMA - a great start towards gaining your professional qualification and developing a wealth of industry knowledge to kick-start your career.*

  • Benefit from our close links with employers and professional accounting bodies and enhance your career prospects with visiting sessions by industry speakers, work placements and networking events.

  • Gain access to the Trading Room, including self-study certifications and online training materials.

  • Tailor your degree and develop specialist knowledge from one of our optional modules in your final year: Audit and Forensic Accounting or Contemporary Issues in Accounting.

  • Benefit from Education 2030, where a simplified ‘block learning’ timetable means you will study one subject at a time and have more time to engage with your learning, receive faster feedback and enjoy a better study-life balance.

Year one

  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Management Accounting
  • Business Analysis Techniques
  • Regulatory and Ethical Decision Making

Year two

  • International Financial Reporting and Taxation
  • Decision Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Digital Environment

Year three

  • Advanced Financial Reporting and Taxation
  • Strategic Decision Management
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
    • Audit and Forensic Accounting
    • Contemporary issues in Accounting

Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current.

Overview

Teaching and assessment

You will be taught through a combination of large group sessions, tutorials, online resources and self-directed study. Students are given feedback throughout the course to develop and improve their economic and business strategy skills. Through the use of assessments emphasis is placed on research and analytical skills. Assessment may include, but is not limited to, portfolios of learning, online tests, or exams.

Professional body accreditation and confirmation of exemptions is required for all programmes, when newly designed and on a regular basis thereafter. This process is underway to seek such approval from the various professional accountancy bodies to ensure that our students can benefit from the maximum exemptions available to them from their professional exams. Our programme has been designed to reflect the professional body requirements where possible.

You can qualify for exemptions and potentially gain a professional qualification at an accelerated rate from the following bodies:

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • The Certified Practicing Accountants Australia (CPA)
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • The Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA)
  • The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)
  • The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)
  • The Association of International Accountants (AIA)

The professional accounting bodies award exemptions in line with a student’s prior learning to provide the quickest possible route to qualification. A student with exemptions gains from an employability perspective. Such students are a good option to a prospective employer as the employer will not have to cover the costs of the professional examinations or provide study leave, which may disrupt the work schedule.

These exemptions are subject to approval from the professional bodies.

Graduate careers 
A degree in Accounting and Finance opens up a wide range of career opportunities as you develop a broad base of skills that are in great demand with employers.

You may choose to specialise in a discipline that you enjoyed studying on the programme.

Alternatively, you could follow a more business orientated route, with graduates choosing to pursue careers in business analysis, project management or sales management – to name but a few possibilities.

Recent graduates have progressed to careers in positions such as Commercial Finance Analyst at Red Bull, Auditor at KPMG, Cost Technician at PepsiCo, Tax Processor at Grant Thornton and Financial Criminal Analyst at Barclays.

WHO CAN APPLY?

Students in the final year of secondary education institutions;

Students in the final year of technical, vocational, post-secondary and higher education institutions;

Graduates from secondary, post-secondary or higher education institutions.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

As part of the selection process the Admissions team will consider the following

Your Qualifications + English Language ability + Personal Statement

1. Qualifications

Kazakhstan Qualifications

  • Diploma of Secondary Vocational Education

OR

UK Qualifications

  • 5 GCSE/IGCSE’s at A*- E, or two GCE A levels (grades A- E), or three GCE AS levels (grades A-E)

OR

  • International Baccalaureate
  • International Baccalaureate IB – a minimum of 20 points
  • International Baccalaureate IB – Middle Years Programme – 28 points with a minimum grade of 3 in each component

2. English Language

We care about your success.

Having a good foundation in English that you will further develop and enhance during your studies with us will give you the confidence and skills that will set you up for success.

The standard entry requirement is IELTS 5.0 (no component below 5.0)

3. Personal Statement

As part of the selection process we will ask you to submit a short statement in English to describe your ambitions, skills, and experience. Your personal statement supports your application to study at the university. It’s a chance for you to say why you’d like to study a particular course or subject, and what skills and experience you possess that show your passion for your chosen field. It is an opportunity for you to write about YOU!

4. Letter of Recommendation from your last education institution

You will need to provide a reference letter from your previous school or college’s teacher, counsellor, or principal.   

Undergraduate
For September 2023/24 entry, our tuition fees for full-time undergraduate local and international students are 12,500$.

We are committed to supporting students and firmly believe that finance should not be a barrier to accessing world class university education

We will be offering a large number of discounts and scholarships as part of our offering.

Our Admissions team are here to provide you with advice on all aspects of money matters, including tuition fees, financial help and on funding your studies.

  • Early Bird Discount
  • Apply and pay your security deposit by 15th January 2023 and take advantage of the following offer:
    - receive early bird discount by paying of 8% for your first year’s tuition fees
    - you pay 11,500 USD

    Apply and pay your security deposit by 15th May 2023 and take advantage of the following offer:
    - receive early bird discount by paying of 5% for your first year’s tuition fees
    - you pay 11,875 USD

    Your tuition fee is fixed at 12,500 USD for the remaining 3 years of study
    - no fee increases!

  • Pay in Advance Discount
  • Apply and pay full payment in advance and take and advantage of the following offers:
    - 5% discount by paying for 1 year in advance
    - 7% discount by paying for 2 years in advance
    - 8% discount by paying for 3 years in advance
    - 10% discount by paying for 4 years in advance

    The Family Loyalty Discount is for local and international students. When 2 or more family members enrol at the same time a further 5% discount will be given off your course fees for each family member for each year they are enrolled on a full-time course, whether that is an undergraduate degree, graduate degree or English language course. The discount will be offered for a maximum of 2 family members and the family discount will be applied after any discount is applied.

    You must be the sibling, spouse or child of someone who is either currently studying on, or has graduated from, a full-time course here at DMU Kazakhstan. That relative must also be (or have been) classified as a local or international student.

    Siblings: you and your sibling can have one or both parents in common.

    Children/parents: you can be related by blood or by marriage.

    Spouses: You can become eligible for this discount by marrying someone who is currently studying at the University.

    Future great leaders and changemakers can come from anywhere. Financial challenge and limitations should not prevent the next great business CEO, entrepreneur, lawyer, future diplomat from gaining the tools, skillsets and networks to bring positive change and create impact.

    We are proud to offer a range of income based and merit-based full and partial scholarships that will enable the most promising and talented young students from across the region to join our leading innovative university, despite financial adversity or economic hardship.

    Early bird 2023 discount

    Contact our Admissions team for further details on funding.

    Contact Us
    • +7 727 339 00 90 (Admissions)
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    • officedmuk@dmuk.edu.kz (General Enquiries)
    • admissions@dmuk.edu.kz (Admission)
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    • Almaty City, Medeu District, 120/48, premises 4, Al-Farabi Ave., 050044, Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan
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