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Department of Accounting at South Bank University United Kingdom

The Accounting & Finance Department is one of the largest academic departments in the University. There are 24 full-time academic members of staff, most of whom have both academic and professional qualifications. Seven of the 24 staff members - i.e. almost a third - have doctorates. The majority of staff have worked as accounting and finance professionals in industry and/or commerce and are thus able to provide a reflective and practical context to the academic study of the subject area. Staff engage in a range of research, scholarly and professional activities ensuring that the teaching is dynamic and up to date.

The main work of the Department is teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the BCIM Faculty, as well as professional programmes developed in conjunction with professional bodies like the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (>>ACCA) and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (>>ICSA). The Department is closely affiliated with the Faculty’s Programme in Accounting, which runs a suite of postgraduate courses in Charities Accounting and Administration. These enjoy a high reputation. Other postgraduate courses include Accounting with Finance (offered to qualified accountants), Corporate Governance, Finance & Accounting, and an MSc in International Finance & Investment/Banking. See the >>Programme in Accounting page for further information.

The reputation and professional standing of these programmes attracts students from all over the world to study at the University. New courses under development include a BSc (Hons) in Financial Management being developed to be compatible with the first two tiers of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (>>CIMA) professional examinations and a suite of postgraduate programmes to be delivered by e-learning, including an MSc in Internal Auditing.
2. Quality Inspection Documents
The Accounting & Finance Department was subject to inspection by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (>>QAA) in 2004. The following relevant documents are available for downloading:

Accounting Subject Benchmark Statement
Draft Finance Subject Benchmark Statement
Masters Awards in Business & Management
QAA Inspection Report.
3. Useful Links
>>The Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA)
This website offers much useful information for intending and present students, and some downloadable reports and articles. Essential data for students on ACCA linked courses.

>>The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA)
This website is a good first stop for finding information regarding governance and regulatory issues in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors and on the role of Chartered Secretaries. Essential data for students on ICSA linked courses.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
This incorporates a well maintained library of links to other websites containing accounting-related matter. Make this your first stop for most searches for accounting material outside perhaps the CIPFA website (see below) for the public sector. All fields are covered, and there is a wealth of links to international materials. The website also offers a range of publications, some downloadable, and information for students. The members’ facilities are very sophisticated.

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
This website has good information for students and members and a publication ordering system.

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accounting (CIPFA)
This is a good first stop for finding the website of any public sector organisation. There is also the usual information for students and members, and a good range of downloadable reports.

Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA)
Benchmark Statement of Academic Standards for Accounting.

Accounting Sciences at University of North West South Africa

Die Skool vir Rekeningkundige Wetenskappe bied die volgende programme aan . Hierdie kwalifikasies sluit drie professionele rigtings in:

Program vir Geoktrooieerde Rekenmeestersopleiding (GR)
Program vir Bestuursrekenmeestersopleiding (CIMA)
Program vir Forensiese Rekenmeesterskap (FORP) [kliek vir brosjure]
Program vir Finansiële Rekenmeestersopleiding (SAIPA)

Die professionele rigtings is die volgende (professionele kwalifikasies word tussen hakies aangedui):

Geoktrooieerde Rekenmeesterskap (GR)
Suid-Afrikaanse Instituut vir Geoktrooieerde Rekenmeesters (SAIGR)
B Com (Geoktrooieerde Rekenmeesterskap)
Geoktrooieerde Bestuursrekenmeesterskap (CIMA)
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
B Com (Bestuursrekenmeesterskap)
Finansiële Rekenmeesterskap (CFA)
South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA)
B Com (Finansiële Rekenmeesterskap)

MSc PGDip Management Accounting at University of Abertay Dundee

This one year course is designed for graduates from a wide range of backgrounds who are either keen to seek an academic qualification in this area or who wish to focus on the management accounting and subsequently to progress towards a professional qualification with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Business management requires an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the financial implications of decision-making. With recent growth in Business the demand for management accountants is on the increase. Business success relies upon key individuals with a detailed knowledge of the environment in which the business operates and the ability to forward plan and effectively manage risk.

Our MSc/PGDip Management Accounting, delivered by respected researchers, offers the blend of theory, knowledge, analytical and practical skills required for understanding the implications of decision making within organisations. This programme will enable you to understand the key issues which relate to strategic decision making within business and provide essential knowledge for the success of global organisations.

You will be taught by a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team of academics, with a wealth of expertise.

*At the time of going to press, this course was under development and is therefore offered subject to approval

Core Themes
What you study

Your core programme will include essential foundation areas of management accounting, financial accounting and finance. The second semester further develops the international elements and deepens your knowledge of Strategic Management Accounting. Throughout the programme we place emphasis on contemporary and emerging financial topics which you will often explore through case studies. You will also develop your research and interpersonal skills via our integrative seminar programme which will expose you to the latest thinking and events in this area.

How you learn
In addition to attending lectures, you will be required to contribute actively to group and seminar discussions. You will be able to develop your own specialist knowledge of the oil and gas sector through highly relevant and contemporary modules and your dissertation which will develop and deepen your knowledge. You will work in multi-national teams, prepare case analysis or develop scenarios, and deliver presentations using professional tools.

How you are assessed
Assessment is diverse to reflect the broad range of knowledge and skills you will develop throughout the programme, and also to recognise the diverse learning style preferences our students bring to our programme. You will be assessed through conventional examinations and coursework, and through presentations, team work and skills-based tasks.

MSc PGDip Management Accounting at University of Abertay Dundee

Introduction
Key Features
• Strong international emphasis
• Specialisation through bespoke modules in Risk Management and Strategic Management Accounting
• Emphasis on widening your career opportunities within the field of management accounting
• Case study approach and practical focus
• Multi-cultural teaching team and learning experience
• Company insight and guest speakers
• Management skills and career development programme
• Specialised Dissertation of your choice

This one year course is designed for graduates from a wide range of backgrounds who are either keen to seek an academic qualification in this area or who wish to focus on the management accounting and subsequently to progress towards a professional qualification with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Business management requires an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the financial implications of decision-making. With recent growth in Business the demand for management accountants is on the increase. Business success relies upon key individuals with a detailed knowledge of the environment in which the business operates and the ability to forward plan and effectively manage risk.

Our MSc/PGDip Management Accounting, delivered by respected researchers, offers the blend of theory, knowledge, analytical and practical skills required for understanding the implications of decision making within organisations. This programme will enable you to understand the key issues which relate to strategic decision making within business and provide essential knowledge for the success of global organisations.

You will be taught by a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team of academics, with a wealth of expertise.

*At the time of going to press, this course was under development and is therefore offered subject to approval

Core Themes
What you study
Your core programme will include essential foundation areas of management accounting, financial accounting and finance. The second semester further develops the international elements and deepens your knowledge of Strategic Management Accounting. Throughout the programme we place emphasis on contemporary and emerging financial topics which you will often explore through case studies. You will also develop your research and interpersonal skills via our integrative seminar programme which will expose you to the latest thinking and events in this area.

How you learn
In addition to attending lectures, you will be required to contribute actively to group and seminar discussions. You will be able to develop your own specialist knowledge of the oil and gas sector through highly relevant and contemporary modules and your dissertation which will develop and deepen your knowledge. You will work in multi-national teams, prepare case analysis or develop scenarios, and deliver presentations using professional tools.

How you are assessed
Assessment is diverse to reflect the broad range of knowledge and skills you will develop throughout the programme, and also to recognise the diverse learning style preferences our students bring to our programme. You will be assessed through conventional examinations and coursework, and through presentations, team work and skills-based tasks.

Career Opportunities:
Your advanced understanding of business and the impact of decision making on an organisations financial position will be valuable to any organisation, domestic or international, that operates in the global arena. The programme prepares you for management accounting or finance roles with significant responsibility in any industry or sector.

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants at University College Northampton

In order to make maximum progress in a career in management accountancy, it is essential to become a full member of a recognised accountancy body. CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) is the most sought after qualification for accountants in industry and commerce both in the private and public sectors. It is recognised as the UK’s leading management accounting qualification.

Special course features
Northampton Business School is a CIMA approved centre under the Learning Through Partnership scheme
Northampton Business School has had impressive examination pass rates in recent years
Course content

The CIMA course commencing in September prepares students for the May examinations. The Business School offers a comprehensive range of CIMA papers at all levels.
Typical modules include
Business Law
Business Mathematics
Economics for Business
Integrated Management
Management Accounting Fundamentals
Management Accounting Performance Evaluation
Management Accounting Strategy
Organisational Management and Information Systems
Test of Professional Competence in Management Accounting

Accounting and Finance BA at University College Northampton

Course aims

Accountants and finance specialists have a central role in all types of organisations, ranging from the public to the private sector, within industry and commerce, whether within the UK or abroad. The accountant is not only concerned with providing financial information, but is also a key player in the provision of management information to enable successful decision-making, planning and control.

Accounting is more than just a computational skill and we intend to develop the student’s ability to analyse and to evaluate real-life situations and then to effectively communicate their views and opinions. The course also offers significant exemption from the main professional accountancy bodies, namely the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Special course features
Specialised pathway
12 month optional work-based learning
Proven student support systems
Significant exemptions from professional body exams

Course content

Accounting is more than just a computational skill and we intend to develop the student’s ability to analyse and to evaluate real-life situations and then to effectively communicate their views and opinions. The course also offers significant exemption from the main professional accountancy bodies, namely the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Stage one

The first stage of the course will lay the foundation for future study.

Stage two

The second stage will further develop the core area of accounting and finance. Students will be able to choose additional modules to map onto a chosen career pathway.

Stage three

In the final stage, students will cover two core areas in corporate finance and advanced accounting. These modules, in particular, will help to develop skills of critical analysis and synthesis. Students will then have a choice of modules to reflect their career aspirations. Accompanying the formal study will be the production of an individual project or dissertation, which will offer the opportunity to integrate and consolidate material from all three stages of the course and to investigate issues of interest in greater depth. Students also have the option of completing a one-year sandwich placement with a company of their choice before commencing the final stage of study. The benefits of the placement year are enormous, both in terms of personal and career development, networking and in most cases, financial reward.

Typical modules include
Advanced Financial Reporting
Corporate Finance
Cost and Management Accounting
Financial Environment
Financial Management
Financial Reporting
Information Systems Management
Investment Management
Strategic Business Analysis
Theory and Practice of Taxation

Tuition Fees of Accounting at University Campus Suffolk

Tuition Fee Residential /
Other Fee Total Fee
Home and EU Students
Foundation Science (Full time) 1 (UCS Ipswich) £ 1,550 £ - £ 1,550
Full Time BA, BSc or Foundation Degree Programe £ 3,145 £ - £ 3,145
Part Time BA, BSc or Foundation Degree Programmes 1 10 Credit modules £ 155 £ - £ 155
20 Credit modules £ 310 £ - £ 310
40 Credit modules £ 620 £ - £ 620
60 Credit modules £ 930 £ - £ 930
Postgraduate Diploma in Personnel Management Full time £ 2,500 £ - £ 2,500
Part Time (Yr 1) £ 1,155 £ 625 £ 1,780
Part Time (Yr 2) £ 1,155 £ 1,000 £ 2,155
Part Time (Yr 3) £ 1,155 £ - £ 1,155
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - All routes Year 1 £ 3,465 £ - £ 3,465
Year 2 £ 3,465 £ 2,000 £ 5,465
Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies (DMS) (UCS Bury) £ 2,310 £ - £ 2,310
MA Human Resource Strategy (60 credits) £ 1,155 £ - £ 1,155
Postgraduate Certificate in Employment Law (60 credits) £ 1,155 £ - £ 1,155
Postgraduate Certificate in Design Context & Practice (60 credits) £ 1,155 £ - £ 1,155
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Full time £ 2,350 £ - £ 2,350
Part Time (Yr 1) £ 720 £ - £ 720
Part Time (Yr 2) £ 720 £ - £ 720
Threshold Award £ 105 £ - £ 105
Certificate £ 385 £ - £ 385
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Certificate Level £ 385 £ - £ 385
per module Managerial Level £ 475 £ - £ 475
Strategic Level £ 495 £ - £ 495
Postgraduate Health Studies - All routes Standard Modules £ 385 £ - £ 385
(per 20 credits) Clinical Modules £ 775 £ - £ 775
International Students 2
Classroom based courses £ 9,300 £ - £ 9,300
Laboratory / Studio / Placement Based Courses £ 11,520 £ - £ 11,520
Foundation Science Course (UCS Ipswich) £ 5,760 £ - £ 5,760

CIMA at University Campus Suffolk

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) at University Campus Suffolk

What does the course involve?
The CIMA is one of the leading accountancy bodies in the UK. It also has a significant influence on the international stage. The University Campus Suffolk CIMA course has been awarded Learning Quality Partner status by CIMA.

As with all professional courses, the emphasis is not just on the acquisition of knowledge although this is important, particularly at the foundation level. When students reach the strategic level, issues are considered more from a strategic perspective, so that on successful completion of the programme students have the relevant skills, knowledge and awareness to deal with all financial matters in the business world.

What modules will I study?
Certificate Level
Fundamentals of Management Accounting
Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
Fundamentals of Business Mathematics
Fundamentals of Business Economics
Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law
Managerial Level
Management Accounting - Performance Evaluation
Financial Accounting and Tax Principles
Organisational Management and Information Systems
Management Accounting - Decision Management
Financial Analysis
Integrated Management
Strategic Level
Business Strategy
Financial Strategy
Risk and Control Strategy
TOPCIMA (the case study)
How will I be assessed?

All modules will be assessed by unseen examinations which are set and marked by the CIMA. These take place in late May and November each year.

What can I go on to do with a CIMA qualification?

On successful completion of the foundation level a Certificate in Business Accounting will be awarded. Success at the Managerial level will lead to the award of an Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting. Once all examinations have been passed students will become qualified management accountants and, when relevant work experience has been confirmed, the CIMA will award Associate Member status.

CIMA revision sessions

Regardless of how or where students study for their CIMA qualification, University Campus Suffolk offer revision sessions for all management and strategic level modules.

These sessions are offered between March and May for two hours per module per week. Each module runs for five weeks.

Graduate in Accounting at Saad College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences

The Programme
This course provides an opportunity for graduates with non-relevant degrees to pursue an intensive course of study in accounting and accounting related modules. The course has been designed on a modular basis and you are expected to successfully complete nine modules for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Accounting. Core modules include: Financial Accounting; Principles and Practices of Management Accounting; Economic Environment; Law; Taxation; Business Information Systems; Regulatory Framework of Accounting; and Financial Management. Optional modules include Audit and Internal Review; Organisation and Management; and Business Strategy.

Entry Conditions
You should normally have gained a second class honours degree in a non-relevant discipline from a university of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, or an equivalent standard in a professional or other qualification. Exceptionally, applicants who do not satisfy the requirements may be admitted if they can provide evidence of their ability to undertake the programme through the accreditation of prior experiential learning.

Professional Recognition
Suitable choices of modules taken may lead to exemption from the nine fundamental examinations of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants; some of the Managerial level examinations of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, or the CA Proficiency 1 (CAP1) examinations of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

Duration and Mode of Attendance
Two semesters of full-time study, beginning in late September.

Department of Accounting at Rhodes University

The Department of Accounting is one of the largest departments at Rhodes University, with sixteen staff members and more than 800 students.

The Department is accredited by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants for purposes of the qualifying examinations for admission as Chartered Accountants. Graduates of the department have consistently achieved outstanding success in parts 1 and 2 of the qualifying examinations. The accredited courses also grant exemption for most of the intermediate-level modules of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

In addition to the Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy (equivalent of the CTA), the department also offers a Postgraduate Diploma in Taxation. This program has become a popular choice among students who do not wish to qualify as chartered accountants.

The department also offers a Masters degree in Taxation. This degree is done by coursework and thesis on a part time basis and increasingly is being recognised by the profession.

The department contributes to research in the field of accountancy through regular conference presentations, contributions to text books and publications in journals.

The lecturing staff are successful academics as well as professional accountants, many of whom have impressive achievements to their names.

Most staff members are involved locally on governing bodies, audit committees and in many advisory capacities.

The department is well represented in the local region of the South African Accounting Association with staff members holding the positions of chairman, secretary and subject heads for financial accounting and taxation. Staff are also active in attending and presenting papers at conferences. The department expects this to grow as its postgraduate opportunities are expanded through the offering of additional postgraduate degrees and diplomas.

The staff in the department have an open door policy, as far as is possible, bearing in mind that we have many other duties. We encourage students to ask questions, challenge their lecturers’ viewpoints and provide constructive criticism of study material, lectures and tutorials. This must obviously take place within the parameters of good manners and acceptable standards of discipline and behaviour. We also believe in transparency and fairness. You are preparing to enter a profession in which ethics plays a cardinal role. We, as a department, abide by our ethical code both in the letter and the spirit, and we expect the same from our students.