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BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management

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UCAS code: 
Institution code: 

Three years full-time.

Four and a half to nine years part-time.

Typical Offer: 

2017 entry: 110 UCAS tariff points (or above) 

2018 entry: 112 UCAS tariff points (or above)

BBC (A-Level) DMM (BTEC)

Please see Entry Requirements below.


This course brings together the disciplines of accounting, finance and management. We are Partners in Learning with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales - the oldest professional body of accountants in the world. The BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management degree from University of Suffolk can help you step into the worlds of banking, accounting or financial management upon graduation.   Confidence in the calculation and interpretation of business performance is critical to the success of any enterprise. Students coming to the University of Suffolk will build that self-confidence, and can use this degree to go into a professional career in accounting, banking or starting their own business. We help students search for suitable jobs and share and encourage the development of excellent links with businesses. The subjects taught are closely related to those in professional examinations, and will significantly help if students choose a professional career route ACCA, CIMA or ACA. Ultimately this degree will improve your future career prospects in a business environment that is becoming increasingly more financially driven.

The University offers high standards of teaching and learning situated in beautiful buildings and facilities, with great scope for student interaction and group work. Our expert guided field trips to the City of London are very successful and students find them educational and memorable.

Field trips

Expert tour guide Ruth Polling explaining the global history of the City of London, one of the most important centres of global finance. 

We welcome applications from international students from all over the world, and help them learn and enjoy their educational experience in the UK. If you have any questions about the course, you are welcome to contact Dr. Atul Shah, Course Leader.

Upon graduation students can seek employment in a professional area and get an additional professional qualification, by working and studying at the same time. In a very practical way, the degree will help students manage their own finances. Students may also decide to study further for an MBA degree. Learn how the Suffolk Business School summer internship progamme can enhance your employability.  

Find out more about our links with a major local employer, Willis, and read a student view on internships.

Read a testimonial from Agnieszka, a recent University of Suffolk business graduate and find out about her experiences on the summer internship programme.

Find out more about what employers are looking for when recruiting graduates.

Course modules

The following comprehensive range of subjects will be taught during the degree, to prepare you for a solid business, banking or professional career:

First Year
Introduction to Business Finance and Quantitative Methods
Business Law
Business Economics
Introduction to Accounting
Introduction to Business Finance and Quantitative Methods
Financial Markets and Institutions
Principles and Functions of Management

Second Year
Financial Risk Management
Intermediate Financial Accounting
Financial Management
Modern Banking
Research Methods
Cost and Management Accounting

Third Year
Advanced Financial Accounting
Financial Strategy
Strategic Management
Plus one from the below list:
Strategic Management Accounting (option)
Taxation (option)
Auditing and Assurance (option)

Students' work is assessed through a mixture of written assignments, case study reports and group work, presentations and examinations. This helps them build a variety of skills alongside the actual learning and studying, enabling them to be rounded graduates ready for the workplace. To succeed on this course, you need a good level of numeracy, a high level of curiosity and enthusiasm, and a desire to make the most of the learning and social experience here.

Full downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record.

Fees and finance

  • Full-time Tuition fee: £9,250 p.a.
  • Part-time Tuition fee: £1,454 per 20 credits (Please contact the Infozone for further information).
  • International Tuition fee: £10,080 p.a.

Further Information

  • Detailed information about Tuition Fees.
  • Find out more about Financial Support eligibility.
  • Also see Loans and Grants.
  • At University of Suffolk, your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with you course that you will need to budget for. See Course Costs.

Entry requirements

Academic Requirements

2017 entry: 110 UCAS tariff points (or above) BBC (A-Level) DMM (BTEC)
2018 entry: 112 UCAS tariff points (or above) BBC (A-Level) DMM (BTEC)

A good level of numeracy is needed to succeed on this course. 

Also see How to Apply.

International Requirements

IELTS 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) where English is not the students' first language.

Also see International and EU.


Dr. Atul K. Shah is passionate about teaching, research and leadership and has a breadth of distinguished achievements. He has a PhD from the London School of Economics (LSE) where he was a Research Fellow and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & W...

Dr Dababrata Chowdhury (Daba) is a Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Marketing at the University of Suffolk.  He graduated in Computer Science and Engineering (BSc) from Turkey and then completed his MBA and PhD at the Plymouth University.  His principal research interest is...

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Tom was recruited as a lecturer at the University of Suffolk in January 2012.  He brought with him both practitioner experience and academic proficiency from a number of other universities. ...

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