Where better to study international finance and accounting than in the Square Mile, the heart of the world's leading financial centre?
The world will always need people who manage, record, interpret and communicate the way money moves through the hands of individuals, businesses and governments. Successful practitioners are detail-oriented, responsible and discreet, and may be relied upon for advice by anyone from families to chief executives and governments.
Studying finance and accounting doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll go into accountancy: it’s also excellent preparation for any professional or leadership role, in any industry. People with these skills will always be in demand, and can benefit from stable, highly paid jobs with excellent career progression. Graduates from this course have a very strong chance of getting onto a programme with a top employer.
Why Coventry University London?
We believe that there is no better place to learn about business than to study in the heart of one of the most successful business and financial centres in the world. Launched in 2010 and located in the City of London, we are minutes away from the Bank of England and the London Stock Exchange, and are surrounded by several blue chip companies.
This course will immerse you in a fascinating subject that can lead to a successful international business career. On graduation or at any point in the future, you could choose to go into finance/ accounting or any other professional or managerial role.
This highly practical course makes the most of the bustling financial district surrounding the campus. You’ll encounter some of the world’s biggest banks and businesses thanks to networking, guest speakers and company visits. *There may be opportunities for internships, consultancy projects and simulations, and you could apply for UK or international work placements.
You’ll be taught by tutors with superb international experience, who will draw on their work and research to illustrate your learning. Since the course is accredited by leading professional accountancy bodies, you’ll gain a range of exemptions from ACCA and CIMA examinations upon successful completion of the course. You’ll learn to use a wide range of industry-standard software, and this is one of few courses leading to SAGE/CIMA certification, demonstrating your ability to use the market leader in accounting software.
When you graduate, you’ll be ready to take the first steps into a high-flying business career in the private or public sectors anywhere in the world.
This course is accredited by leading accountancy bodies including ACCA and CIMA, which means you should be well-prepared to sit exams to qualify as an accountant, and you may be exempt from some exams with ACCA and CIMA. You should also be equipped for a career beyond accounting, because the financial acumen, business skills and global outlook you’ll have begun to develop will be superb preparation for a career anywhere, in any professional or management role.
You’ll be adept at problem-solving and decision-making, and should have an understanding of how to balance risk and investment. You’ll also have had the opportunity to gain a wide range of softer skills, such as teamwork and communication, which will be highly transferable across all industries and employers.
Where our graduates work
Past graduates of this course have had a wide array of career options to choose from. Some have joined ‘big four’ international accounting and consultancy firms. Others have joined private businesses of every size, insurance companies, or not-for-profit organisations such as charities. Some have gone into local and central government departments either in the UK or overseas. Some set up their own companies as entrepreneurs.
As a graduate yourself, you might decide to become an accountant and then to work within a private business or at a global accountancy firm. Alternatively, you could choose to go into consultancy; become a taxation specialist, a financial analyst or an independent financial advisor; or even start your own company.
Recent graduates have secured roles with Ernst & Young, KPMG, NHS, China Construction Bank, and Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holdings. Many are employed in successful accounting firms and financial institutions in the UK and internationally.
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