Accounting and Finance BA (Hons)

A vocational course rooted in academic theory, ensuring it is relevant to the needs of the accounting profession, with a significant range of exemptions. 

Overview

This popular course is vocational and also rooted in sound academic theory, ensuring it is relevant to the needs of the accounting profession. It offers a significant range of exemptions from globally renowned professional bodies, which are highly sought after by a wide range of global organisations in accounting or finance.

Reasons to choose…

  • Gain up to nine exemptions from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the maximum number available, as well as exemptions from eight major accounting bodies – CIMA, CII, ACT, AIA, CFA, CIPFA, ICAEW and the CPA – giving you a wealth of industrial knowledge to kick-start your professional career (subject to confirmation and approval).
  • We have close links with employers and professional accounting bodies, giving you an opportunity to enhance your future career prospects through visiting sessions by industry speakers, work placements and networking.

Course modules
Year 1

  • Financial Accounting
  • Global Financial Issues
  • Introduction to Law
  • Management Accounting
  • Professional Communications
  • Quantitative Methods

Year 2

  • Company Law
  • Decision Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Management and Strategy
  • Plus option modules from the following indicative list:
  • Business Taxation*
  • Corporate Finance*
  • Organisation Management**
  • Accounting Standards and Theory
  • Ethics for Professionals
  • Business Intelligence using Excel

Year 3

  • Advanced Decision Management
  • Advanced Financial Reporting
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Plus option modules from the following indicative list:
  • Advanced Corporate Finance*
  • Advanced Corporate Taxation*
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Governance and Sustainability
  • International Business Taxation
  • International Developments in Accounting
  • Investment and Portfolio Management
  • Liquidity and Financial Risk Management
  • Managerial Development and Control
  • Public Sector Accounting and Finance

* ACCA exemption module
** CIMA exemption module

Note:These modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Exact modules may vary in order to keep content current. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. 

Teaching and assessment
Overview

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Tutorials, seminars and workshops are less formal and students will be expected to contribute to the session. Lectures are formal teaching periods that provide key content and assessment material. Group work helps to embed employability skills and it provides an opportunity to learn from each other. Blackboard is used as a virtual learning environment to support study. Each module will have its own shell and will incorporate material such as; lecture slides, tutorial solutions, assessment material, announcements and pilot examination papers.

Assessment will be through a mix of coursework and examinations. Coursework will include: presentations, academic essays, professional reports, multiple-choice tests, reflective reports and numerical computations. Some assessments will be prepared by students individually and others will be prepared in groups. Assessment is typically weighted as follows in your first year:

Exam: 42%

Coursework: 58%

These assessment weightings are indicative only. The exact weighting may vary depending on option modules chosen by students and teaching methods deployed by the academic member of staff each year. Indicative assessment weighting and assessment type per module are shown as part of the module information. Again these are based on the current academic session. 

Contact hours

This is a full-time course and in total you should be prepared to devote approximately 38 hours a week to your studies. In the first year, you will typically have up to 14 contact hours of teaching most weeks. Teaching is through a mix of lectures, tutorials, seminars and lab sessions and the breakdown of these activity types is shown in each module description.

Other: In addition each module provides a two hour surgery each week for individual consultation with the lecturer. You will also have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor and careers and/or subject meetings scheduled throughout the year.

Self-directed study: In order to prepare for, and assimilate, the work in lectures and seminars you will be expected to use our on-line resources, participate in flipped or virtual classroom discussions on our virtual learning environment (VLE) and engage in personal study and revision for approximately 25 hours per week.

Subsequent years follow a similar pattern, however, the contact time will vary depending on your subject mix and options chosen, and the teaching methods appropriate to the module. Further details are contained in each module description.

Accreditations
Accreditations (subject to confirmation and approval)

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.

The number of exemptions awarded will be dependent on the programme and modules selected.

Opportunities and careers
DMU students have taken placements with companies including IBM, Lloyds Banking Group, Ernst & Young, Volkswagen Financial Services and the NHS.

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.

Recent DMU 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. 

Entry Criteria
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
  • UNT (this is not required but is optional)

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!

Fees

Undergraduate
For September 2021/22 entry, our tuition fees for full-time undergraduate local and international students are:

Financial support for students
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.

Welcome 2021 discount
DMU Kazakhstan is thrilled to be launching the first international British university campus in Almaty. In celebration of this we are offering our first ever students our Welcome 2021 discount.

The Welcome Discount seeks to award students who choose to begin a new undergraduate course at DMU Kazakhstan in September 2021.

If you apply to study on a full-time Undergraduate Degree course by 6pm on the 1 August 2021, you will automatically receive a 20% discount off your course fees not just for your first year of study but as part of our special launch event in September 2021, the Welcome 2021 Discount will apply to all 4 years of your study at DMU Kazakhstan.

So don’t miss out on this great offer and start your world class education at DMU Kazakhstan today!

This discount applies to all our full-time taught degree courses, and is available to local and international students.

Family loyalty discount
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 Welcome 2021 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.

Needs and Merit Based Financial Support – 100%, 50% and 33% DMU Kazakhstan Scholarships
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.

The Welcome 2021 and family discounts will not apply to scholarship students.

Contact our Admissions team for further details on funding.

Programme delivery subject to academic approval

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