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Accounting and Finance for International Business (Top-up)
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Accounting and Finance for International Business (Top-up)

Coventry University
On campus
1 Year

Program Description

Do you speak another language? If finance piques your interest too, then international accounting could be an ideal potential future career option for you.

Successful completion of this ‘top-up’ programme will enable you to qualify to Bachelor’s level in Accounting and Finance, provided you already hold a Level 5 qualification, such as a Higher Diploma, DipHE or Foundation Degree, for final year entry, or a Level 4 qualification, such as a Higher National Certificate, Higher Apprenticeship, on CertHE, for second year entry. Existing qualifications should be in a related field. For more information, please refer to the Entry Requirements tab.

Primarily targeted at international students, this course is designed with a specific focus on accounting and finance in an international context, incorporating the study of English language for business, to better prepare you for potential global career options in areas such as business, accountancy or financial management.

You can benefit from industry-standard facilities, including our Trading Floor, which features 42 dual-screen Bloomberg terminals. Rated ‘excellent’ in 2019 by Eduniversal, an annual ranking of Business Schools, Coventry Business School has close relationships with some of the leading professional bodies in the UK and are active members of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS).

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Chartered Practising Accountants of Australia (CPA)

Entry Requirements

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Program Benefits

  • Specialist content covers the identification, analysis and solution of financial decision making.
  • Outstanding facilities include our Trading Floor, currently one of the largest of its kind in Europe, featuring 42 dual screen Bloomberg terminals.
  • Opportunity to access support from the university’s sigma centre, which can provide maths and stats help and advice through drop-in sessions with experienced staff (subject to availability)
  • Professional accreditation from some leading professional accounting bodies, including those with a global reach, such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Chartered Practising Accountant Australia (CPA). Please refer to the Accreditation and Professional Recognition and Exemptions section.
  • Experienced staff, who have worked as auditors for large scale professional services firms in different countries and as ACCA markers in the UK (please note that staff are subject to change).
  • Opportunity to join a variety of student led societies, including the Accounting and Finance society, the Investment Society and the Financial Trading Society.
  • Study at Coventry Business School, ranked ‘excellent’ by Eduniversal, an annual ranking of business schools in over 150 countries, in 2019.
  • Opportunity to network with like-minded professionals and visit key financial institutions, which have previously included the London Stock Exchange and Bank of England (subject to availability and additional costs may apply).



Principles of Finance

Business Accounting For Decision Making

English Skills for Finance

Employability Skills in Finance

Governance and Ethics in Finance

Software Applications in Finance

Quantitative Analysis

Academic English for Accounting and Finance

Intercultural communication skills for Accounting and Finance

Corporate Reporting and Analysis

Financial Theory

International Finance Management

Management Accounting for Business Decisions

Case Studies in Accounting & Finance


On successful completion, you should be well placed to pursue a wide variety of potential future career options in:

  • finance
  • management
  • accounting
  • banking
  • personal and corporate finance
  • IT in private
  • public and third sector organisations

You could explore potential future roles as a/an:

  • accountant
  • auditor
  • business analyst
  • investment consultant
  • stock controller
  • tax assistant
  • teacher

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