Accounting, Finance and International Business 

(2018 Entry)

BA (Hons)

The Accounting, Finance and International Business programme at Keele encourages you to take a critical and globalised approach to the theory and practice of management and finance.

Single Honours
Study abroad
Learn a language
International year
Placement year
3 years/ 4 years with international or placement year

UCAS code: NN41

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Course Overview

You will gain a diverse range of knowledge and skills across the three subject areas and engage with other disciplines including law, economics, environmental science, mathematics, politics, psychology and sociology. You will learn both the theoretical frameworks of accounting and finance while also using practical techniques in applied problem solving.

The Finance modules are designed to help you better understand the theories leading to the design of financial institutions, the services they provide and the products they sell. The topics covered range from optimal portfolio creation and management, to project appraisals and financing, to risk management through the use of such derivatives as options, futures and swaps. Our modules are accredited by chartered organisations such as CIMA. Alongside this you will learn how to use industry standard software such as Bloomberg and Sage to organise, present and analyse business data. You can take a placement year between years two and three of your studies, giving you valuable opportunities to apply theories and concepts to real world organisations. A great starting point for a career in business.

What will this mean for my future?

Our programme is recognised by a number of professional accountancy bodies, meaning important exemptions from professional exams, should you choose to further your career in accountancy.

As you will have a solid understanding of management, accounting and finance in their global context you could work in a variety of roles, for example, as an investment analyst, financial trader, banker or investment banker, chartered or management accountant, or tax advisor anywhere in the world. You could also decide to go on to study for a postgraduate qualification in management, accounting or finance.

Indicative modules

First year

  • Accounting Principles
  • Introduction to International Business
  • Economics of Financial Markets
  • Business Law
  • Global Business Environments
  • Financial Accounting
  • Quantitative Methods

Second year 

  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Introduction to Econometrics
  • Managing in the Multinational Corporation
  • Asset Price
  • Operations and Quality Management and/or International Supply Chain Management
  • Portfolio Chance

Third year

  • International Business Strategies
  • The Audit Framework
  • Risk Management with Derivatives
  • Comparative Business Cultures
  • Managing International Projects
  • Management Accounting

Mark Finney

Mark Finney

"The lecturers in KMS are also very knowledgeable and passionate in their field"

Accounting and Finance, 2017