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Bachelor in Accounting and Finance (BA) - Frederick
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Frederick University
Nicosia, Cyprus
On campus
Full-time
€8,280.00/year
 840 Points
Duration
4 Years
Language
English

Program Description

The Program in Accounting and Finance (BA) 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 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.

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Objectives

  • 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

Year 1

Semester 1

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

Year 2

Semester 3

Intermediate Financial Accounting I

Cost And Management Accounting I

Introduction To Organizational Theory II

Statistics I

Business Elective

Semester 4

Intermediate Financial Accounting II

Cost And Management Accounting II

Corporate Finance

Statistics II

Business Elective

Year 3

Semester 5

Auditing Theory & Practice I

Taxation I

Derivatives & Risk Management

Business Elective

Business Elective/free Elective

Semester 6

Auditing Theory & Practice II

Taxation II

Research Methodology

Business Electives

Year 4

Semester 7

Advanced Accounting Practice

Business Law I

Investment Analysis, Portfolio Theory & Management

Senior Project I

Business Elective/free Elective

Semester 8

Fixed Income & Financial Institutions

Senior Project II

Business Electives

Careers

  • Accounting
  • Audit firms
  • Banks
  • Financial consulting firms
  • Investment companies
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