The course

UCAS code
NN34
Duration
Up to 4 years
Location
Edinburgh
Delivery type
Full-time

Contact

Overview

Our Accountancy and Finance course offers you the chance to develop the skills necessary for a successful career in accountancy and financial services. If you graduate from this accountancy course, you’ll have the opportunity to work in a wide range of professional, commercial and industrial areas – offering the foundation for a variety of business and management careers.

Heriot-Watt is the top ranked university in Scotland for undergraduate accountancy and finance degrees in Guardian University League Tables 2018.

Accreditation

As our flagship accounting degree, this accountancy and finance course is accredited by a number of institutions for exemptions from some professional examinations:

Course content

   Detailed course guide
Year 1

Semester 1

  • Management in a Global Context
  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Elective (Accounting Profession & Practice *)

Semester 2

  • Enterprise and its Business Environment
  • Introductory Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Elective

* Denotes a course required by the professional accountancy bodies for accreditation purposes

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Markets Theory
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Elective (Commercial Law *)

Semester 2

  • Management Accounting in Organisations
  • Corporate Financial Theory
  • Option (Social & Environmental Accounting *)
  • Elective (Business Entities *)

* Denotes a course required by the professional accountancy bodies for accreditation purposes

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Management Accounting Techniques & Decisions
  • Auditing and Assurance
  • Elective (Accounting Information *)

Choose one from:

  • International Bond & Currency Markets
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Semester 2

  • Contemporary Issues in Financial Accounting
  • Research Methods
  • Elective (Taxation *)

Choose one from:

  • Financial Derivatives
  • Managing Corporate Value

* Denotes a course required by the professional accountancy bodies for accreditation purposes

Year 4

Semester 1

Choose three from:

  • Professional and Critical Theory
  • Accounting Theory
  • Public Sector Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting: Decision-Making
  • Agency Theory and Corporate Governance
  • Risk Management & Derivatives
  • Level 4 Economics course, subject to pre-requisites

Semester 2

Choose three from:

  • International Accounting
  • Corporate Reporting
  • Contemporary Issues in Taxation
  • Accounting History
  • Contemporary Issues in Finance
  • Equity Markets & Fund
  • Level 4 Economics course, subject to pre-requisites

Across both semesters

  • Dissertation

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