Programme And Module Handbook
Programme Specification

Date Specification Approved
College College Social Sciences
School Birmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Partner College and School
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title B.Sc. Accounting and Finance Full-time
Programme Code 770B
Delivery Location Totally Taught Abroad
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 2 Year(s)
Accreditations This programme has no outside accreditations
Aims of the Programme This programme aims to develop the intellectual, analytical and communication skills of students by providing them with a breadth of knowledge of accounting and finance, together with the transferable skills (for example in group and team working) that are necessary to apply this knowledge in new and challenging contexts. The underlying philosophy of the programme is that students study all aspects of accounting and finance throughout the programme to levels appropriate for successful careers in accounting and finance and commerce.

Entry to the BSc Accounting and Finance programme in Singapore is direct to stage two. All students have completed Diplomas that require them to achieve the learning outcomes that would have been achieved had they studied Stage One in Birmingham.

Students completing this degree will qualify for partial exemption from the professional examinations of the ACCA and CPA (Australia).
Programme Outcomes
Students are expected to have Knowledge and Understanding of: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
1) The foundations of accounting and finance in both conceptual and applied aspects

2) The main current technical accounting language and practices and be able to apply them to current accounting contexts

3) The alternative technical language and practices of accounting and be able to apply them to current and future accounting contexts

4) The skills in recording and summarizing transactions and other economic events, in the preparation of financial statements, in analysing the operations of a business and in financial analysis and projections

5) The contemporary theories and empirical evidence concerning accounting and the firm and be able to evaluate critically such theories and evidence

6) The theories and empirical evidence concerning financial management, risk and the operation of the capital markets

7) The international perspectives on accounting and professional ethics
Lectures, classes, seminars, self-directed study, case based workshops, on-line teaching materials
Examinations, Group coursework, Coursework essay and pre-seen case based examination
Students are expected to have attained the following Skills and other Attributes: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
1) Analytical capability and a critical approach to problem solving

2) The ability to formulate and deliver logical and precise arguments

3) Research skills including methodology, analysis and interpretation

4) An appropriate portfolio of oral and written communication skills, team working, presentation and IT skills

5) Demonstrate a basic ability to use and interpret the information on financial statements & carry out simple statistical & financial analysis.
Essays (formatively assessed), group work based projects;
Formatively assessed presentations;
Extended Essay briefings and training;
Presentation coaching, formatively assessed presentations and workshops;
Lectures and classes
Work based project, and assessed essays;
Coursework essays and presentations;
Extended Essay;
Assessed presentations, essays and extended essay;