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Accounting and Finance

Frederick University
Nicosia, Cyprus
Full-time
€8,280.00/year
993 Points
Duration
4 Years
Language
English

Program Description

The Program aspires to contribute to strengthening Cyprus’ competitive advantages in financial services in the European and global context. As a direct response to the needs of the society and of the industry, the program aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed for a career and further academic progression of studies in accounting and finance.

The design of the program syllabi provides both the academic and practical knowledge needed for laying the foundation for postgraduate studies in accounting and finance and obtaining professional qualifications in accounting.

Entry Requirements

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Education
High School Diploma (or equivalent)
16
English Level
IELTS
6
or
TOEFL (paper based)
550
or
TOEFL (internet based)
75
or
IGCSE
C
Required Documents
Certified Copy of the English Certification
ID Certified Copy
Passport Certified Copy
Certified Copy of the High School Diploma (or equivalent)
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Notes:

Information about admission:

  • Candidates for a bachelor degree program should submit a school leaving certificate from a recognized six-form secondary school (high school) with an average grade of 75% (Greek Cypriot secondary schools) or a grade “C” or its equivalent (other secondary schools), or equivalent qualification. Candidates who submit a six-form secondary school leaving certificate but do not meet the above grade requirements may be admitted on a probationary status, if they show potential for educational advancement. The probationary status will be removed, subject to a satisfactory academic performance. Candidates admitted on probationary status may also be asked to enroll in foundation courses in order to improve their skills and/or to take reduced load.
  • A recent certificate of good conduct issued by the police of the candidate's country of origin or residence, if necessary translated in Greek or English. The good conduct certificate should be original and issued less than 6 months prior to the beginning of the semester for which the student is applying. The names and titles of the persons issuing and certifying the document should be clearly stated therein.

Interviews:

  • Personal interviews are not normally required as part of the admission process; however, Frederick University reserves the right to request an interview before making a final decision on accepting an applicant.

More information:

  • There may be an additional application fee by this University.

Objective of the Program

  • To equip students with knowledge, competencies, and professional integrity to effectively function as specialists in the field of accounting and finance.
  • To endow students with independent critical thinking, encourage creativity and academic rigor to pursue career goals and further graduate studies.
  • To provide students with the opportunity to pursue a professional accounting qualification (such as ACCA, ACA etc.) with the advantage of obtaining significant exemptions from the exams from certain accounting bodies (e.g., Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Association of International Accountants (AIA).
  • To prepare students for a career in the investment industry by following closely the chartered financial analyst (CFA) curriculum preparing students wishing to pursue the CFA qualification.
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Learning Outcomes

  • Record, analyze, report, and interpret financial accounting information for external reporting purposes.
  • Interpret financial information for management (internal reporting) purposes and perform cost and management accounting.
  • Use techniques and methods for preparation and audit of financial statements.
  • Outline and apply auditing theories and auditing standards.
  • Prepare tax computations in various areas of taxation for both individuals and companies and make suggestions for tax planning.
  • Apply finance techniques for capital budgeting and financing of investments.
  • Analyze financial issues relating to financial markets and the risk management of financial institutions.
  • Analyze and understand the use modern financial techniques for portfolio investments, evaluating risk and the valuation of securities.
  • Synthesize the functions of the international financial markets and the operation of the EU executive institutions.
  • Develop computer and statistical skills for analyzing data, reading, and understanding academic literature and performing research.
  • Develop specific communication skills for presentation and written reports, learn how to work in groups and participate in joint projects.
  • Develop the skills necessary to perform teamwork and leadership, creativity and information retrieval and research.
  • Enable students to cope with assessing economic information and evaluating different beliefs and opinions, develop their own set of arguments and values and apply theories to problem and economic policy issues.
  • Develop important management skills for understanding the structure of organizations and managing human resources.
  • Apply knowledge and understanding for navigating their businesses within the legal framework as applicable to individuals and corporations.
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Curriculum

Semester 1

Introductory Accounting I

Introduction to Microeconomics

Business Finance I

Mathematics I

Business Elective

Semester 2

Introductory Accounting II

Introduction to Macroeconomics

Business Finance II

Mathematics II

Introduction to Organizational Theory I

Semester 3

Intermediate Financial Accounting I

Cost and Management Accounting I

Corporate Finance I

Introduction to Organizational Theory II

Statistics I

Semester 4

Intermediate Financial Accounting II

Cost and Management Accounting II

Corporate Finance II

Statistics II

Business Elective

Semester 5

Advanced Accounting Practice

Auditing Theory & Practice I

Taxation I

Business Elective

Semester 6

Advanced Accounting Theory

Auditing Theory & Practice Ii

Taxation II

Business Law I

Research Methodology

Semester 7

Senior Project I

Business Elective

Business Elective

Business Elective

Free Elective

Semester 8

Financial Markets and Institutions

Senior Project II

Business Elective

Business Elective

Free Elective

Careers

The graduates of the accounting and finance program obtain the knowledge and skills required for a career in the accounting and more broadly in the financial sector. The graduates of the program are employed as accountants or financial analysts in:

  • accounting
  • audit firms
  • banks
  • financial consulting firms
  • investment companies

They also fulfil the requirements for employment in the public and private sectors in management related positions utilizing their skills and knowledge in accounting and financial analysis.

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