The Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc) course is designed specifically for students planning a career in the Accountancy profession.
Semesters 1 – 3
You will take core modules in the following:
- Accounting I
An understanding of the basic concepts required to
prepare and analyse financial statements.
- Accounting II
An examination of the basic accounting techniques used by management accountants to help in decision making and in the formulation of future plans.
- Finance I
An examination of the two key aspects of corporate finance: the financing decision and the investment decision. The evaluation of investment risk and return. Introduction to financial securities and financial markets. Basic principles of security valuation.
You are also required to study Economics, Business Management and Business Law.
Semesters 4 – 8
You will develop a critical understanding and analytical approach to subjects directly relevant to Accountancy.
Core advanced modules include:
- External Reporting
- Finance II
- Advanced Financial Accounting
- Accounting Information and Employment
- Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions
- Personal Financial Planning
- Accounting Dissertation
You will choose further advanced modules in accountancy and finance from a list of electives.
View full Accountancy and Finance module descriptions.
Teaching and assessment
Teaching is by a combination of formal lectures, seminars, practical workshops and tutorials. The course of small group tutorials provides feedback and reinforcement of lecture topics throughout each semester. Assessment is by a combination of coursework and examinations.
For Honours students, all advanced modules undertaken during the final two years of the course count equally towards their overall degree classification.
Development of Personal Transferable Skills
- IT skills through completion of computer workshops (EXCEL & SAGE) and assignments, and by obtaining module information using Succeed
- Communication skills through active tutorial participation, written coursework and oral group presentations
- Self management through meeting coursework deadlines (set release and deadline dates)
- Inter-personal skills through sharing skills and understanding in tutorials and practical computer sessions and group presentations
- Research skills through the coursework research project
- Critical reflection through awareness of how personal skills meet the needs of an employer in an accounting / business setting
- Academic skills of problem solving, numeracy, analytical and logical thinking.
Students can also exit with a BA in any of these subject combinations.