Edinburgh Napier University

BA (Hons) Accounting with Economics

Edinburgh Napier University
In Edinburgh

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Important information

Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Edinburgh (Scotland)
Duration 4 Years
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Edinburgh (Scotland)
  • Duration:
    4 Years

Course introduction:
Accounting is about so much more than crunching numbers. 

On this joint degree course, the added focus on economics will widen the application of your accounting skills to include strategic roles which explore and utilise trends in the global marketplace and national economies. You’ll learn and develop a combination of accounting, finance, economics and other business skills including accounting techniques and policies relating to corporate finance, tax, auditing, corporate governance, management accounting, corporate reporting and statistics.  You’ll also learn to use and apply relevant IT systems and acquire knowledge of law, economics and the business environment. Accredited by major UK accounting institutes, this highly regarded course will prepare you for a range of careers in accounting or further stu.

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Edinburgh (Midlothian/Edinburghshire)
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Craiglockhart Campus, EH14 1DJ


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· Requirements

Minimum year 1 SQA Higher BBBC Standard Grade 3/National 5 C in Maths and English. A Level  CCC GCSE grade C in Maths and English. Irish Leaving Certificate  B2, B2, B3, B3 at Higher Level Ordinary Level grade C in Maths and English. BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3 Minimum grades MMM (Merit, Merit, Merit) in a related subject.  GCSE grade C in Maths and English. International Baccalaureate Diploma Award of Diploma with points overall to include three HL subjects at grade 5.  4 points in SL Maths and English. European Baccalaureate Pass at % or above with...

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What you'll learn on the course

IT Law
Business Environment
IT Auditing
Accounting MBA
Management Accounting
Financial Training
IT Management
Skills and Training

Course programme

All our Joint Honours Accounting degrees involve the same compulsory accounting modules but concentrate your option choices into a specialised route. This is a full-time course studied over four years. You’ll study six modules over two trimesters per year. On successful completion of Year 3, you'll be eligible for an unclassified degree, and on successful completion of Year 4, an Honours degree. The course is also available on a part-time basis which involves fewer than six modules per year but takes longer to complete. You’ll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, workshops, directed learning and independent study. We offer tuition that is supported by experienced teaching staff and strong industry connections. Guest speakers from the corporate, government and financial worlds add value to the course. In addition, transferable skills of time management, project management, communication, collection and management of data and IT skills will serve you well in the future, whatever your career choice. Most importantly, this course is accredited by major UK accounting institutes including: Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA) Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (CIPFA) Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) Accreditations from these accounting bodies highlight the relevance of this course for the modern business environment. What you study Year 1 Financial Accounting Management Accounting Introduction to the Financial Services Sector Principles of Economics Accounting Information Systems One option Year 2 Corporate Accounting Business and Corporate Law Reporting Corporate Performance Financial Management Management Science and Statistics World Economy Year 3 Advanced Corporate Reporting Advanced Management Accounting Corporate Financial Management Business Economics Two options including Taxation and Auditing Year 4 DissertationFour options Option modules include: International Accounting Current Issues in Finance Innovations in Management Accounting Corporate Social Responsibility Strategic Management Accounting Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study. You can view a list of all current modules in our module catalogue.

Additional information

A joint degree in accounting with economics can open the door to a wide range of careers including: trainee accounting roles leading to professional qualification (within accounting firms, commercial organisations or public sector bodies) general management opportunities assistant accountant in a range of companies taxation work and further training further study (e.g. ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA, ICAS)

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