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1 Accounting & Financial Management

2 Your Guide to Academic and Professional Success School Leaver with minimum 3 x C at A-Level or equivalent and IELTS of year undergraduate degree programme at the University of Buckingham starting in January, July or September. You are now exempted from 7 ACCA Papers and 5 CIMA papers. Now choose your next route: Fast-track the completion of your Professional Qualification: ACCA or CIMA Complete the 1 year MSc in Accounting and Finance to help you in entering senior management positions within the Accounting and Business world. Enter the professional world with a variety of career paths to choose from including: Banking Financial Services Accountancy Consultancy Actuarial Services " I found that former students had excelled in their chosen fields and that the accounting degree programme was recognised and respected"

3 Undergraduate Accounting and Finance: Recent corporate scandals across the world have drawn attention to the importance of accountancy and finance. Degree programmes designed to meet the demands of the 21st Century, but which still teach the underlying skills, make it an exciting time to be studying accounting and finance at Buckingham. The flagship Accounting and Financial Management programme provides an academically rigorous study of the principal accounting and finance disciplines. It also has a strong vocational orientation, providing significant exemptions from the examinations of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). The combination of a fast-track two year programme and the number of exemptions attained makes Buckingham Business School a very attractive option to the Accounting and Finance student. Exemptions: Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA). Paper 1.1 Preparing Financial Statements 1.2 Financial Information for Management 1.3 Managing People 2.1 Information Systems 2.2 Corporate and Business Law 2.4 Financial Management and Control 2.5 Financial Reporting Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Full exemption from Certificate in Business Accounting: C1 Management Accounting Fundamentals C2 Financial Accounting Fundamentals C3 Business Mathematics C4 Economics for Business C5 Business Law Finance, thus gaining an Honours degree and Master s degree in just three years. Those wishing to pursue a career within the financial services may pursue our Master s programme in Financial Services. Courses in: Business, Economics, Information Systems, Law Quantitative Methods, Financial Accounting Financial Reporting, Management Accounting Finance, Auditing, Financial Risk Management Taxation, Information Systems. FACTFILE The following BSc (Econ) (Hons) are offered: Accounting and Financial Management NN43 Duration 2 years full time or 2 years + 1 term Start dates January & July (8 terms), September (9 terms) Entry requirements 3 grade Cs at A2 level (240 UCAS points), or equivalent Minimum of 5 subjects, including mathematics, at grade C or above at GCSE, or equivalent For non-native English speakers, IELTS of 6.0 minimum (or the equivalent) Admissions Tutor Dr. Mike Lucas, BA(CNAA), DPhil, FCMA Web: Career options: While the Accounting and Financial Management degree programme provides a platform for a career in accounting and finance, it also serves as a basis for a career in general management, banking, financial services and consultancy (for which a solid grounding in accounting and finance is increasingly recognised as desirable). Graduates wishing to become professional accountants can fast-track the completion of the relevant professional qualification. Those wishing to use accounting and finance training for wider management may wish to pursue our Master s programme in Accounting and

4 MSc in Accounting and Finance Special features This programme is designed for managers of the future, recognising the need for businesses to serve a wider range of stakeholders. We offer a rigorous and intellectually demanding study of the core disciplines of: Financial Reporting Corporate Finance Strategic Management Accounting Auditing together with a wide range of options. A special feature of the programme is the Individual, Organisation and Society foundation course, which looks at alternative conceptions of the role of business in society, in order to prepare you for the study of Accounting and Finance from a wider societal perspective A dissertation, which forms a substantial part of the assessment of the programme, will allow you to develop your interests in either mainstream or wider business and societal aspects of Accounting and Finance You will study in an international environment with students from over 80 different countries at the University. We employ a global, entrepreneurial mindset and are sensitive to learning from other cultures We provide a supportive and team-based atmosphere, with an eclectic staff group drawing from broad experience within the accounting and finance world The programme structure is as follows: Individual, Organisation and Society Methods and Models (quantitative methods, information systems and research methodology) Financial Reporting Corporate Finance Strategic Management Accounting Auditing Options include: FACTFILE Taxation Banking and Financial Markets Business Law MSc in Accounting and Finance Full-time MSc: 1 year (4 terms) Part-time MSc: 2 years (8 terms) Start date January Entry requirements 2:2 Honours degree, or the equivalent, with significant accounting content, or Professional accounting qualification or relevant work experience Good command of the English language (IELTS 6.5 or the equivalent) Further information Programme Director, Irena Jindrichovska Web:

5 MSC in Financial Services The Financial Services Industry is conscious of a lack of good graduates with in-depth knowledge of Financial Services. The Programme is therefore aimed at those who wish to excel in the industry quickly and successfully. While there are a number of generic programmes in Financial Services at MSc level they virtually all fail to provide adequate detailed knowledge of the Financial Services Industry. There is a marked absence of an MSc Programme which provides suitable training and insight into the real world of Financial Services and its products. The University of Buckingham is developing a specialist programme to start in January 2007 to fill this void and will be directed towards students who wish to enter the Financial Services industry in areas including insurance broking, the pensions industry and mortgage brokerage. There will be two main elements to the Programme, the practical and vocational orientation of the teaching will be complimented by academic rigour required at MSc level. Students will produce a dissertation under the guiding supervision of professional and academic faculty. This dissertation will be a substantial piece of research providing an overall assessment of the students achievement. FACTFILE MSc in Financial Services Start date January Entry requirements 2.2 Honours degree, or the equivalent, with significant accounting content or Professional financial services qualification or relevant work experience Good command of the English language (IELTS 6.5 or the equivalent) Further Information Programme Director, Petar Sudar Web: Whilst having sound academic foundations, this degree is vocationally oriented towards the needs of the financial services industry. It enables graduates to gain substantial exemptions from professional bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Insurance.

6 Staff Profiles Dr. Mike Lucas Dr. Mike Lucas BA (CNAA), Dphil (Buckingham), FCMA is head of Accounting and Finance and specialises in Management Accounting. Prior to entering the academic world Mike had many years experience at senior level in industry and commerce. His research interests include the gap between management accounting theory and practice and he has written many articles in this area. He is also interested in the changing role of business and accounting in the emergence of a socially and environmentally sustainable capitalism. Mike is a keen musician and has played guitar for many years. He puts his talent to good use playing regularly at University and other social events. Irena Jindrichovska Dr. Irena Jindrichovska MSc (Prague) Dphil (Prague) is a lecturer in Finance and Accounting and Programme Director of the MSc in Accounting and Finance. She is co-author of several books published in her native Czech Republic on the finance sector and has written numerous research articles for international accounting journals. Her current academic interests include an international study into Corporate Financing Decisions in Transitional Countries: a Study of Management Perceptions in Hungary, Poland and Czech Republic. Her areas of expertise include Banking, Market-based Accounting, International Accounting, Capital Markets and Emerging Capital Markets. Petar Sudar Petar Sudar BSc, MSc, MSI, is a Lecturer in Accounting and Financial Management and he currently teaches Financial Reporting (UK GAAP and IAS), Introduction to Financial Accounting, and MBA Finance. After he graduated with a first class BSc in Finance, Accounting and Banking, Petar worked as an investment banker managing a portfolio of multimillion US dollar loans and later lectured in investment theory. He then joined the MSc Finance programme at Strathclyde University in Glasgow, and later the PhD programme in Accounting at the same university. Alongside his studies, Petar engaged in research and publications. His research has been published in the UK and also presented at academic conferences in the UK, Hungary, Croatia, Australia, Denmark and the Czech Republic. Petar is also a member of the Securities and Investment Institute, UK. Petar is a keen stamp collector, a football and Formula 1 fan, and he also enjoys travelling. Paul Tuck Paul Tuck BSc (Bristol), FCA is a lecturer in Accounting and Auditing and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He has spent more than 20 years as a professional accountant both in professional practice and as an independent interim financial manager for commercial and financial services companies. His areas of expertise include Auditing, Financial Accounting, Financial Reporting, Corporate Governance, International Accounting and Management Accounting. His academic interests include the interface between the theoretical and practical aspects of Accounting and Financial Reporting.

7 Key features of the University of Buckingham The best ratio of teaching staff to students of any UK university Guaranteed small class sizes and an unparalleled level of individual attention to each student s academic welfare, social needs and interests An ideal location about half an hour from Oxford and Milton Keynes and one hour from London Guaranteed accommodation in our Halls of Residence on campus A beautiful and secure campus in a traditional market town location A student community which is truly diverse in nationality and ethnicity Quality and recognition through our Royal Charter and Quality Assurance Agency review Buckingham s entry requirements can be flexible: a typical offer will be 3 C s at A Level for a Bachelors degree but work and other life experience can also be taken into account Programmes at all levels from Access programmes to Bachelors degrees, Masters degrees and MPhil/PhD research programmes For further information, please refer to the web site at: or contact: The Admissions Office The University of Buckingham Hunter Street Buckingham MK18 1EG UK Tel: Fax:

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