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BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance

BA (Hons) Accounting and FinanceProgramme Overview

  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting and Finance (Awarded by Staffordshire University)
  • Duration: 3 years (Full-time)
  • Location: BUV Campus, Ecopark, Hanoi
  • Timetable: Student’s timetable will be sent to BUV student’s emails prior to the commencement date of each semester

BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance

Following British education system

BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance

Practical approach with work-based project

BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance

Covers both financial and managerial aspects of accounting

BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance

CFAB certificate once graduated

  • Career Opportunities: The Accounting and Finance programme will give you the skills to succeed in careers including Accountant, Auditor, Financial Analyst, Tax Advisor, and Financial Planner.
  • Essential Business Know-how: Accounting information is the language of business, and you will get a very thorough grounding in all the key areas of accounting, taxation, financial accounting, auditing, and corporate governance. Account and Finance presents an opportunity for everyone who wants to make a professional difference: fintech, cryptocurrencies, ethics, organisational decision-making, among many more.
  • Professional Certification: Completion of the degree also exempts you from certain exams in a professional accounting designation, providing you a head-start on your career.
  • Internationally Recognised Programme: BUV also has exchange programmes with leading UK universities, all at the cutting edge of finance.
BA (Hons) Accounting and FinanceCourse structure
BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance Year 1
BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance Year 1

Introduction to Financial Accounting

Introduction to Management Accounting

Professional Accountant Toolkit

Financial Management

Personal Taxation

Economics and Law for Managers

BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance Year 2
BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance Year 2

Financial Reporting

Management Accounting

Fintech & Digitisation

Advanced Management Accounting

Business Taxation

Business Research Methods

BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance Year 3
BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance Year 3

Advanced Financial Reporting

Corporate Finance

Corporate Governance

Auditing and Assurance

Term Project

This module will introduce students to the fundamentals of financial accounting; incorporating international terminology, accounting standards and accounting regulations. Students will develop skills in processing a wide range of accounting transactions, adjustments and corrections and action these using the process of duality. Students will also learn how analyse financial statements using various ratios.
You will learn how to apply accounting standards, theoretical frameworks and principles to a range of financial statements including a statement of financial position which conforms with international accounting standards.
In this module students will learn how to apply accounting standards, theoretical frameworks and principles to a range of financial statements. The main focus will be on accounting for group financial statements and the equity method. Students will also learn about primary aims of not-for-profit and public sector entities and those of profit-oriented entities, the extent to which International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) are relevant to them.
BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance

Programme outcomes

Knowledge & Understanding

Demonstrate a systematic knowledge, understanding and enhanced technical abilities of key aspects of Accounting and Finance. including the acquisition of coherent and detailed knowledge, at least some of which is at or informed by the forefront of defined aspects of Accounting and/or Finance. (QAA Benchmark 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8)

Learning

Recognise the limitations and constraints of knowledge. Learning is based on inquiry, analysis, and evaluation of technical language and current accounting practices (e.g., recording, measuring, and disclosing information in financial reports; management accounting; auditing; taxation) in a specific socio-economic field. (QAA Benchmark: 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8)

Inquiry

Implement accurately established analysis and inquiry techniques, while initiating and executing projects in the Accounting or Finance field. Assessing the use of Information Literacy, including the ethical use of information in Accounting and Finance.(QAA Benchmark: : 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8)

Analysis

Be able to describe and comment on conflicting concepts, contradictions within the framework of preparing and presenting financial reports according to current regulations, and the serious evaluation of arguments, assumptions, abstract concepts, and (potentially incomplete) data to provide an assessment.(QAA Benchmark: : 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8)

Problem solving

Construct a series of corresponding questions to propose a solution—or a sequence of solutions—for a problem and making decisions in complex and unpredictable contexts, including measuring business risks, organizational value, and investment returns.(QAA Benchmark: : 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8)

Communication

Communicate and analyse information, ideas, complex issues, and solutions for both expert and non-expert audiences.(QAA Benchmark: : 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8)

Application

Apply the methods and techniques learned to critically evaluate, reinforce, and apply knowledge and understanding to formulate and sustain arguments, incorporating cutting-edge ideas and techniques in the field of accounting.(QAA Benchmark: : 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8)

Reflection

Demonstrate high proficiency in personal development, recruitment opportunities, and understanding of one's role in the global economy, through skills development based on self-awareness, self-assessment, and self-critique.(QAA Benchmark: : 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8)
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Employability

Apart from Staffordshire University’s internationally recognised degree, graduates in Accounting and Finance will also gain professional accounting qualifications while still in university such as:

  • ICAEW CFAB (the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales’ Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business)
  • ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)
  • CIMA (the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants)
  • CIPFA (the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy)

Our graduates are more than ready to take on various opportunities in business-related and management roles in areas such as:

  • Financial services
  • Banking
  • Taxation
  • Insurance
  • Public sector
BA (Hons) Accounting and FinanceAdmission requirements

Academic Requirements

Aged 17 or over. One of the following qualifications:

  • Vietnamese High School Diploma and Pathway to Staffordshire University Programme

  • Pass 2 subjects at Advanced GCE (A-Level)

  • An access programme passed at the required QAA-recognised standard for entry to Higher Education

  • An award of the European Baccalaureate Diploma, with at least 60 percent overall; English at 60 percent

  • An award of the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 24 points; English at 4 points

English Language Requirements

One of the following:

  • A proficiency test within the last 2 years:

    • IELTS (non UKVI): 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component; or

    • TOEFL IBT: Listening: 17; Speaking: 20; Reading: 18; Writing: 17

  • A proficiency test within the last 5 years:

    • International Baccalaureate (taught in English) Pass in English B at Standard Level grade 5 or High Level grade 4; or

    • IGCSE English: IGCSE English as a first or second language: Grade C; or

    • Cambridge International English GCE O-Level/GCSE: English Language grade A – C

If you have not met one of the above requirements you need to complete IELTS Upper-Intermediate Course at BUV or equivalent.

You don’t need to provide evidence of English language proficiency if any of the following conditions apply: If you’re a UK national; If you’ve completed a full degree from a UK university.

*In case applicants would like to be considered for recognition of prior learning, interviews might be required (if applicable)

BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance

What do our students say?

BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance
Nguyen Binh Mai Suong
2010 Accounting & Finance Cohort

Accounting & Finance is “the one” because I possess some characteristics that would benefit me in this field. I see myself as an organised and detail-oriented person (sometimes kind of a perfectionist). My interest in analysing and exploring the underlying reasons for financial trends also led me to pursue this major. I set a goal of studying at an international university since I was in high school and BUV was one of my top choices. The two main reasons were the opportunity to get an internship from the 1st year (I’m lucky to have my first internship in Y1S1) and a British degree right in Vietnam.

 

Internship opportunities provide us with hands-on experience to familiarise ourselves with the industry and map our career path. I’m grateful because BUV usually holds a lot of workshops and extra classes for us to learn new skills such as Microsoft Office and Digital Marketing, hence gaining a competitive edge when applying for a job.

BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance

Programme pass rate

The pass rate for Accounting and Finance programme in 2022 is 96.91%.

BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance

Fees & financial aid

Fees

Tuition fee information for students enrolling from January 2024:

Tuition Fee Other Fees* Total Fee
Pathway Programme VND 83,840,000 VND 14,690,000 VND 98,530,000
Degree VND 687,780,000 VND 171,978,000 VND 859,758,000
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* Other fees include Education Resource Fee and Student Affairs Fee

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Financial aid

The British University Vietnam (BUV) scholarship fund was established in 2018 with the goal of giving students the opportunity to study UK undergraduate and graduate programmes in an international learning environment. With an aim to improve and increase accessibility to high-quality education, BUV has officially launched the fund valued at 87 billion VND in 2024 with hundreds of scholarships and financial aid made available.

You can visit our Scholarship page to find out more and check your eligibility.

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