The BSc Accounting & Finance degree has been introduced to the Cass portfolio as a result of demand from employers for professionals who are well-prepared for careers in accountancy. It is one of a small number of UK degrees supported by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
The BSc Accounting & Finance degree gives you a solid grounding in all areas of accounting and finance, including financial accounting, assurance, audit, taxation, law, corporate finance and financial management. You will also gain skills and knowledge in the key areas of economics, maths and statistics. In each year of study for the BSc Accounting & Finance, you will choose a number of elective modules which allow either to focus more deeply on finance and accounting, or to broaden your studies into areas including languages, business law and corporate social responsibility.
The BSc Accounting & Finance degree is available as a three year programme or a four-year options which offer excellent opportunities to gain relevant work experience to prepare you for your career, and to make contacts in the business world.
BSc Accounting & Finance is designed in conjunction with the ICAEW, giving you the opportunity (should you meet all the relevant criteria) to achieve the maximum exemptions/credit for prior learning from the ICAEW's ACA qualification, as well as preparing you for the four external examinations.
Placements and internships
A key part of a Cass degree is the opportunity to gain professional experience working for a leading organisation. All Cass students are eligible to take either a short-term internship or a one-year placement programme as part of your degree.
The experience of working for a leading institution can be invaluable in terms of your future career. It will enable you to acquire skills and competencies sought by graduate employers, and give you an edge over the competition.
Cass Business School fully prepares you for these placements, with a dedicated Placements Office to help you with CVs, interview techniques and tips on how to make a winning application.
There are a wealth of placement opportunities available for students on the BSc Accounting & Finance programme.
The placement year would contribute towards the work experience requirements of an ACA training agreement with an ICAEW training employer.
Available study abroad programme structure and partner institutions
1. Sandwich Year Abroad
You can spend a year of your degree course studying at one of our partner institutions, between your second and third year of study. This would add a year to your degree so you would complete your degree in four years.
Increasingly, host universities offer courses taught in English, although in some cases you will need appropriate foreign language skills. You can also choose to combine your study overseas with an internship, which involves spending six months studying and the remaining six months working. You would be expected to organise your own internship, although some of our partner schools may be able to help you.
This additional year of study will not count towards your degree classification. However, your degree title will state that you have studied abroad and the partner university will give you a transcript of the modules you have studied there.
Host institution (Sandwich Year, Accounting and Finance)
QUT is triple accredited (AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS). The Garden Point campus is in Brisbane's central business district next to the city Botanic Gardens and the Brisbane River.
The University of Vienna was founded in 1365 and is the oldest university in the German-speaking world. You will be studying classes in the Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics.
Like Cass, HEC is triple accredited (EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB) and was the first school in North America to achieve this. There are opportunities to study in French or English.
UBC was ranked 22nd in the Times Higher Education World Rankings 2012. Their Sauder School of Business is accredited by EQUIS and AACSB.
Like Cass, ESCP is triple accredited (EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB) The Paris campus is located in the centre of the city. The Masters in Management, from which you will take classes, is currently ranked 3rd in the Financial Times rankings.
ESSEC is a highly ranked business school located in Cergy-Pontoise, around 35 minutes from central Paris. It is both EQUIS and AACSB accredited.
Located in the capital of Germany, you will need appropriate German language skills to study here and will take classes from the School of Economics and Management.
TU Munich is ranked in the top 100 world universities (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2011/12).
LUISS Guido Carli is a private Italian university located in the heart of Rome. You are able to study in either Italian or English and there is an intensive Italian language course available before the start of term.
RSM is consistently ranked in the top 10 business schools in Europe and has 'triple crown' accreditation (AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS). You will study all modules in English.
Located in the business district in Oslo, BI is EQUIS accredited. It is a self-owned, not-for-profit foundation whose sole focus is education and research.
NUS is ranked 3rd in the QS Asian University Rankings 2011 and is one of the top 40 world ranked universities (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2011/12). More than 1,000 exchange students visit NUS each year.
NTU is ranked among the top 1% of universities worldwide. In 2011/12 they received around 900 exchange students from around the world.
The UPF campus is located in the heart of Barcelona. You would be taking classes from the Faculty of Economics and Business Sciences where delivery is in English, Spanish or Catalan.
Situated in the heart of Madrid's financial district, IE Business School is ranked 1st in Europe (FT European Business School rankings 2012)
The Cass BSc Accounting and Finance is delivered in strategic partnership with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and has been designed for students to achieve maximum exemptions for the Associate Chartered Accountant qualification (ASA).
This will give you a significant head start on the road to becoming a fully qualified accountant. These exemptions are from the knowledge and application modules of the ACA qualification. More information on the ACA qualification.
|A-levels||AAA (one of which must be maths, chemistry or physics)|
|BTEC NND||Distinction Distinction Distinction plus A-level maths or a science at grade A|
|IB||35 points overall including 6,6,6 in Higher Level subjects (one of which must be maths, chemistry or physics) and 5 in all Standard Level subjects. Consideration will be given to 1 bonus point.|
You may notice that the entry requirements for BSc Accounting and Finance have changed from A*AA to AAA. This change has been made because, upon analysis, students who achieve AAA at A level cope well with the academic rigours of this course. We are also bringing Cass Business School in line with other top universities.
In addition to the above, GCSE Maths (grade A) and English language (grade C) or equivalent is required.
If you are studying General Studies, Critical Thinking or a native language A-level then these subjects will not be included in any offer condition.
We accept a wide range of International and other UK qualifications at Cass. Typical offers for International and other qualifications
English language requirements
If your first language is not English, we will require evidence of English language proficiency. Minimum requirements are:
|IELTS||6.5 with a minimum of 6 in any unit|
|TOEFL||100 internet-based total with a minimum of 23 in all sub-tests|
||English language grade C
Application and fees
All applications should be made through UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. Applications are made via Apply, UCAS's online application system.
Institution code: C60 (Cass Business School and City University)
Course code: NN43
You can find more information at UCAS and in the UCAS Handbook.
- UK/EU students: £9,000 per annum
- Non-EU international students: £14,000 per annum
|Pre-sessional Maths (Part 1)||12 Sept 2012||21 Sept 2012|
|Induction week (Part 1)||24 Sept 2012||28 Sept 2012|
|Teaching||01 Oct 2012||14 Dec 2012|
|Vacation||17 Dec 2012||11 Jan 2012|
|Exams||14 Jan 2013||25 Jan 2013|
|Teaching||28 Jan 2013||12 Apr 2013|
|Vacation||15 Apr 2013||10 May 2013|
|Exams||13 May 2013||07 Jun 2013|
|Graduation (Part 3)||15/16/17 Jul 2013||TBC|
Your career after Cass
As a graduate of this course, you will be well-placed to enter a career in accountancy, or in other areas of finance and financial markets.