Programme And Module Handbook
 
Programme Specification


Date Specification Approved 18/10/2018
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 894C
Delivery Location Dubai
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 3 Year(s)
Accreditations This programme has no outside accreditations
Aims of the Programme The programme aims to develop rounded, confident individuals who are ready to outperform in their chosen career.
We aim to:
a) Develop the analytical capabilities of individuals
b) Improve our students’ communication and presentation skills
c) Encourage our students to be critical thinkers with the self-assurance to make decisions based on the evidence provided.
d) Cultivate independent learners who look to critically evaluate material by integrating knowledge from multiple sources.
e) Encourage students to develop a deeper approach to learning that allows them to formulate their own student focused understanding of concepts related to accounting and finance.
f) Advance team building qualities that will help to enhance employability.
g) Achieve a balance between the conceptual and applied aspects of the subject of finance and accounting.
h) Nurture understanding in a breadth of disciplines.

Entry to the suite of BSc programmes in Dubai is into year One (stage 1). Year one is a foundation year and are given a thorough grounding in the subject areas that they will continue to develop in later years. The modules studied mirror those on the UK programme.
In Stage Two we adopt a specialist approach. As students are only offered the professional accounting pathway. All of the in Year 2 are compulsory. The modules The modules on the programme mirror those modules already offered in the are consistent with those offered on UK based professional accounting pathway.
Stage Three offers modules which will enable them to buuild on knowledge gained in year 1 and year 2. Modules continues the focus on developing accounting knowledge with the aim of maxumising exemptions from the progessional accounting bodies. The year is underpinned by a compulsory Extended Essay, which allows the student to investigate in-depth an area of personal interest. The optional modules offered in the UK, the modules have been chosen as the most appropriate modules for the coherence of the programme, and the most suitable for the Dubai market.
Students completing this degree will qualify for partial exemption from the professional examinations of the ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW, ICAS, 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:
The foundations of accounting and finance in both conceptual and applied aspects;
The main current technical accounting language and practices and be able to apply them to current accounting contexts
The alternative technical language and practices of accounting and be able to apply them to current and future accounting contexts
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
The contemporary theories and empirical evidence concerning accounting and the firm and be able to evaluate critically such theories and evidence
The theories and empirical evidence concerning financial management, risk and the operation of the capital markets
The international perspectives on accounting and professional ethics
Lectures, classes, seminars, self-directed study, on-line materials
Examination, individual coursework, group coursework
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:
Analytical capability and a critical approach to problem solving
The ability to formulate and deliver logical and precise arguments
Research skills including methodology, analysis and interpretation;
An appropriate portfolio of skills including oral and written communication; team working, presentation and IT skills.
Demonstrate a basic ability to use and interpret the information on financial statements & carry out simple statistical & financial analysis.
Lectures, classes, essay, Academic and Professional Skills module, IT lectures,
Assignments, Assessed essays, Assessed extended essay, Essays, company monitoring and assessed presentations.