BA (Hons) International Finance and Business Accounting
New curriculum for the Next Decade
The BA (Hons) International Finance and Business Accounting programme 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. Possessing the key academic skills relating to accounting and finance will enable you to apply these in a business setting and make strategic decisions.
Successful graduates will receive generous exemptions towards the professional accountancy qualifications ACCA or CIMA, and can continue tuition towards these at Prague College. There is also the option to progress to the MSc International Management programme.
Features of the Programme
• Three-year internationally-recognized British degree, delivered in English
• Accountancy and finance skills required in the contemporary business world applicable both locally and internationally, with a particular focus on topics such as Business Fin-Tech Systems
• 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
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, or through blended learning. Full-time study means completing the programme in three years, and attending the university. For working students, the blended learning programme can be completed in three years, based on a pattern of three semesters per academic year, and involves distance learning.
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.
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.
What you study
Graduates need to understand and cope with changes in the external business environment, and understand how financial, cultural, legal and institutional differences affect the operation of international business. To be able to do this, you will have to develop a range of specific finance, accounting and managerial skills and develop a range of values to allow you to develop your career and contribute to wider society. Below highlights exactly what you will study during the programme:
- Issues in the Contemporary Business Environment
- Contemporary Marketing Practices
- Employee Management
- Financial Accounting and Reporting
- Business Project Management
- Management Accounting
- Statistics for Business Decision Making
- Business Fin-Tech Systems
- Economics and International Business Strategy
- Operations and Supply Chain Management
- Advanced Management Accounting
- Financial Management
- Undergraduate Business Research Methods
- Advanced Financial Accounting
- Ethical Frameworks & International Corporate Governance
- Finance and International Financial Markets
- Undergraduate Finance & Accounting Project
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.