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BA (Hons) International Finance and Business Accounting

 

New curriculum from September 2018

The BA (Hons) International Finance and Business Accounting course provides a three-year business education designed to give students the practical and theoretical skills to enable them to pursue a wide range of careers in the field of Accounting, Finance, Business Management and Entrepreneurship. 

You will study in a highly practical environment, gaining the experience and skills required by a range of employers. Successful graduates can go on to enter employment in areas of accounting and finance, take professional accountancy qualifications such as ACCA or CIMA with generous exemptions, or progress to the MSc in International Management at Prague College.

For the pre-2018 curriculum, please see here

 

Features of the Programme

• Three-year internationally-recognized British degree, delivered in English 
• Accountancy and finance skills required in the contemporary business world, both locally and internationally
• Professional skills in negotiation, teamwork, leadership and international business management
• Cooperation with international companies and professional accountancy bodies such as ACCA and CIMA
• Major educational partners Teesside University (University of the Year, UK, 2009/10) 
• Opportunity to build a solid academic foundation that will allow students to proceed with postgraduate studies
• Cooperation on international projects and internships in organizations

Assessment

The programme is assessed via a variety of methods including live practical projects, assignments, examinations, team work, and presentations. However, all assessments are designed to suit the requirements of the module and may also include case studies and technical exercises. Particular emphasis is placed on assignments that model real-world scenarios. Assessments are designed to build on the work you undertake in your modules and contribute to the development of knowledge and skills, with particular emphasis on meeting the requirements for exemptions from ACCA and CIMA courses.

Modes of Study

Students can choose to study full-time, part-time or in Block Delivery. Full-time study means completing the programme in three years, and part-time students can complete the full degree in four years on the basis of two semesters per year. For working students, the Block Delivery course can be completed in three years, based on a pattern of three semesters per academic year.

Progression

Students who have completed two or three years in a similar programme are invited to apply directly to the final year of the Bachelor's degree. In particular, students with a good DiS diploma (VOŠ) or related Czech Bachelor's degree are encouraged to apply for entry to the final year of the Bachelor's degree.

This degree is the first step into a wide range of finance and accounting career opportunities around the world, including positions in large international organizations, the public sector, as well as family businesses and SMEs.

Our students use this degree to launch new businesses and entrepreneurial careers, and graduates find work in a range of industries. Students may also continue with a Master’s degree or a professional qualification such as ACCA or CIMA at Prague College.

Programme Structure

The programme is composed of 'modules', each of which consists of related topics. Modules usually comprise a number of different learning activities. These are generally lectures – 'an oral presentation intended to present information or teach a large group of people about a particular subject', and tutorials – 'intensive, classroom based tuition to smaller group of students'.  Each module has a credit rating which indicates the amount of learning involved.  You will be provided with a weekly schedule which denotes the times of lectures and tutorials.

Each academic year is organized as indicated in your separate student academic year plan.  There is a welcome week with a course induction before the first teaching week.

This programme takes three years to complete if you study full-time, and four or five years if you study part-time. 

There are no classes scheduled outside of the teaching weeks. You are not required to attend the College during this period, but you may be expected to undertake some private study.


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What you study

Each module has a credit rating which indicates the amount of learning involved. Modules are usually worth 20 credits, but some are 40 credits. Regardless of individual module sizes, all full-time students study 120 credits a year.

YEAR ONE

  • Issues in the Contemporary Business Environment
  • Contemporary Marketing Practices
  • Business Fin-Tech Systems
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Business Project Management
  • Management Accounting

YEAR TWO

  • Statistics for Business Decision Making
  • Business Law and Ethics
  • Economics and International Business Strategy
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Financial Management

YEAR THREE

  • Undergraduate Research Methods
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Ethical Frameworks and International Corporate Governance
  • Finance and International Financial Markets
  • Undergraduate Finance & Accounting Project

 

Entry requirements

1. Confirmation of completed high school (secondary school) or previous college education, which could be one of the following:

  • a Czech high school diploma (maturita)
  • two A-level passes
  • a Prague College Foundation Diploma (based on Pearson Level 3 diploma units and Prague College units)
  • equivalent education from other countries, assessed individually

Students with experience or equivalent education in some subjects of the programme may be granted advance credit after completing the required Assessment of Prior Learning or Experience documentation.

2. Proof of English level upon entry, which could be one of the following:

  • IELTS score – 6.0
  • Versant language exam - score equivalent to 6.0 IELTS
  • TOEFL iBT score of at least 79
  • FCE (A)


3. A letter of motivation (300 words)

4. Final interview – a formal discussion with the applicant and final confirmation of the application process.

 

Tuition & Payment

The Prague College academic year has two semesters starting late September and mid-February. An intensive summer semester runs in June.

Prague College Scholarships

All applicants are eligible to apply for scholarships which may be awarded in consideration of academic excellence, social engagement in school activities or generally in society, financial need and special circumstances. We also have a special fund to support students coming from Czech-language and Slovak-language secondary schools and universities

Successful scholarship winners can have from 5% up to 30% of their tuition covered for either a single academic year or the duration of the programme.

Apply early. The number of scholarships is limited. Ask us for details!

Financing

Czech students are eligible for Gaudeamus student loans from Komercni Banka. Some students from other countries have received funding from their home countries to study at Prague College, and if you think you may be eligible for funding from your home country do not hesitate to ask for our advice and support.

When to pay

A deposit on tuition ensures new students a place on the programme. Full tuition for the first semester is due two weeks before starting the programme, except in the case of late registrations.

International students pay the first semester, relevant registration fees and the first semester rent for accommodation before starting the visa application process.

Continuing students pay the next semester tuition two weeks before the end of the current semester.

Early payment discounts 

You can save up to 8% if you pay the academic year in advance. The discount is calculated as 1% per month for each month the individual semester payments are paid early.

New students do not receive a discount on their first semester, but if they choose to pay the first year up front, then they would receive the discount for the second semester.

Payment plans

Students who have finished the first semester, and who make all their payments by the due date, can apply for a payment plan for an administrative fee of 700 Czk per semester plus 1% surcharge for each installment.

Contact us now if you have any question regarding tuition deadlines, early payment discounts or your eligibility for a payment plan.

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Teaching Faculty

  • Stefano Cavagnetto

    Stefano Cavagnetto

    Head of the School of Business

  • Dave Gannon

    Dave Gannon

    Associate Head of School of Business

  • Bruce Gahir

    Bruce Gahir

    Associate Head of School of Business / Programme Leader

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    Lucie Rivera

    Blended Learning Coordinator

  • Joel Imhoof

    Joel Imhoof

    Principal Lecturer

  • Thomas Draper

    Thomas Draper

    Associate Lecturer

  • Tamara Ayrepetova

    Tamara Ayrepetova

    Associate Lecturer

  • Larry Koch

    Larry Koch

    Associate Lecturer

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    Vidhu Maggu

    Associate Lecturer

  • Gillian Pritchett

    Gillian Pritchett

    Associate Lecturer

  • Manuel Mayerhoffer

    Manuel Mayerhoffer

    Associate Lecturer