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2019/20 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BSc Accounting and Finance

Programme code:BS-ACCTUCAS code:N420
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Joanna Ye Contact address:Y.Ye@lubs.leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

- GCSE English Language: grade B/6 (alternatively grade C if a grade B has been achieved in GCSE English
- GCSE Mathematics: grade A/7 (alternatively grade C at AS or A Level Mathematics).
- A level: grades AAA (excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project Qualification).

When English is not the first language, students will need to provide evidence of English language ability through qualifications such as TOEFL (score of 92 overall, with no less than 21 in listening, 21 in reading, 23 in speaking and 22 in writing) and IELTS (score of 6.5 overall, with no less than 6 in listening, speaking, reading or writing), all in accordance with standard Business School entry requirements and policy.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Leeds University Business School

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Leeds University Business School

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Accounting

Programme specification:

BSc Accounting and Finance is a specialist programme for students wishing to enter the accountancy profession, a career in finance or a general management role. The course focuses on the way financial information is generated, used, managed and reported by organisations. Drawing on accounting and finance theory, as well as professional practices and techniques, this single honours programme allows students to develop the analytical, quantitative, presentation and other transferable skills required by leading employers in accounting, finance, and other business sectors.

Programme Aims

Graduates of this programme will be:

1. Technically competent in key areas of their field and prepared for a successful career in accounting and finance
2. Proactive problem solvers with an ability to formulate feasible solutions to complex financial and commercial scenarios
3. Alive to the implications and relevance of the knowledge boundaries in current empirical research in accounting and finance
4. Professional in their approach to ethical and practice dilemmas
5. Global citizens sensitive to the alternative national and cultural contexts in which accounting and finance is practiced
6. Effective communicators and self-confident team players.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following 100 credits of compulsory modules:

LUBS1035Foundations of Finance20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS1055Academic and Professional Development for Studies in Finance20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS1285Mathematics and Statistics for Economics and Business 1B10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1915Introduction to Financial Accounting10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS1925Introduction to Management Accounting10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1952Economic Theory and Applications for Finance30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Students who have only completed GCSE Maths will be required to study the following module:

LUBS1275Mathematics and Statistics for Economics and Business 1A10 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study 10-20 credits of discovery modules, depending on Maths qualification achieved, in order to make up a total of 120 credits for the year.

Candidates will be required to pass 100 level 1 credits in order to progress to Year 2, made up as follows:

- Either Pass 80 credits of compulsory Pass for Progression (PFP) modules AND pass the additional 10 credit Maths module (LUBS1275 Mathematics & Statistics for Economics and Business 1A) if taken AND pass 10 credits of additional compulsory or discovery modules; or

- Pass 80 credits of compulsory Pass for Progression (PFP) modules AND pass 20 credits of additional compulsory or discovery modules.


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following 90 credits of compulsory modules:

LUBS2205Corporate Finance20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS2225Credit and Financial Analytics20 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2270Commercial Skills for Finance Professionals10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2290Intermediate Financial Accounting20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS2295Intermediate Management Accounting20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

IMPORTANT - When considering your optional modules, please take into account any modules you intend to study in subsequent years, as there might be modules you need to complete in your current year of study that are required to fulfil pre-requisite conditions of future modules.

Candidates will be required to study a minimum of 10 credits from the following optional modules:

LUBS2020From Study to Work10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2050Industrial Economics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2140Intermediate Microeconomics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2226Applied Credit Analytics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2230Mathematics for Business and Economics 210 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2260Banks and Banking Systems10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2420Business Economics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2610Intermediate Macroeconomics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2690Global and Ethical Awareness in Business10 creditsNot running in 201920
LUBS2810Business and the Legal Environment20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS2970Corporate Social Responsibility10 creditsSemester 1
MATH2530Financial Mathematics 210 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits of discovery modules, which may include further choices from the optional modules list, in order to make up a total of 120 credits for the year.

Candidates will be required to pass 100 level 2 credits in order to be able to progress to Level 3, made up as follows:

- Pass 90 credits of compulsory modules AND pass 10 credits of additional optional and/or discovery modules


Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following 40 credits of compulsory modules:

LUBS3631Contemporary Issues in Accounting10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3645Advanced Finance10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3650Critical Cases in Accounting and Finance20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study one of the following 30 credit optional modules:

LUBS3316Dissertation for Accounting, Banking and Finance30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3670Financial Analysis30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Candidates will be required to study a minimum of 30 credits from the following optional modules:

LUBS3003Business Ethics20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3070Strategic Management20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3116Private Equity10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3120Forensic Accounting and Finance10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3140Behavioural Finance10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3150International Banking and Finance10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3160Financial Derivatives10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3541Principles of Auditing10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3550Auditing and Assurance Services20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3620International Business Finance10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3655Professional Portfolio Management10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3690Principles of Taxation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3880Corporate Governance10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3885Management Decision Making20 creditsNot running in 201920

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits of discovery modules, which may include further choices from the optional modules list, in order to make up a total of 120 credits for the year.

Candidates will be required to pass 100 level 3 credits in order to be eligible for the award of an Honours Degree made up as follows:

Pass LUBS3650 Critical Cases in Accounting and Finance (20 credits), AND pass 30 credits of either LUBS3316 Dissertation for Accounting, Banking and Finance OR LUBS3670 Financial Analysis AND pass 50 credits of additional modules which can comprise of compulsory, optional or discovery modules.

Last updated: 15/08/2019

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