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University of Essex

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Accounting and Finance (Top-up)

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University of Essex

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Accounting and Finance (Top-up)

This Degree programme is accredited by three major Accountancy professional bodies and is suitable for students intending to pursue a career in Accountancy or Financial Services sectors.

What makes this programme compelling is that students can get exemptions from Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) qualifications after they graduate. They can get exemptions1 for:

  • Up to 7 ACCA papers (Fundamental level)
  • Up to 6 CIMA papers
  • Up to 5 ICAEW papers

This programme is also aligned to Investment Management Certificate (IMC) syllabus. IMC provides the ideal foundation for those with future plans to enroll in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) programme as it covers 30% of the CFA Level I curriculum2.

After graduation, students may choose to pursue the following roles (but not limited to):

  • Accounting Associate
  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Finance Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Trading Representative

This Degree programme can be completed in a minimum of 18 months on a part-time basis. Below is the programme structure:

  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Management Accounting 1
  • Management Accounting 2
  • Corporate Finance
  • Portfolio Analysis
  • Financial Modelling
  • Introduction to Banking
  • Current Issues in Financial Reporting
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Options and Futures
  • Financial Markets and Monetary Policy
  • International Finance
  • Risk Management and Financial Institutions

For more information, please fill up the enquiry form so that our programme consultants can get back to you.

This Degree programme accepts a wide range of qualifications, which include:

  • Polytechnic Diploma
  • Kaplan Diploma
  • Other Private Diplomas and/or Foreign qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis

In all cases, the final decision on admission to the programme rests with the University.

English Requirements:

  • Applicants are required to meet the University’s English language requirement3

Delivery Methods:
Students will attend a combination of lectures, tutorials and workshops on the programme. Each unit is provided with 24 hours of academic induction/seminar sessions on evening weekdays.

Assessment Methods:
Each unit is assessed by any combination of mid-term tests, individual essays, reports, individual and group presentations. Assessment methods may vary according to individual unit requirements.

Students who successfully complete and pass the units stipulated in the programme structure will be awarded the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Accounting and Finance from University of Essex.

The Degree will be the same as that awarded to the on-campus graduates.


Tuition Fee:

The tuition fee covers university registration, study guides, intensive seminars and workshops, assignments, examination (if applicable), projects, Degree (if earned) and transcript.

  • Programme tuition fee: S$21,400.00 (payable in 6 instalments)
  • Receive S$400 referral bursary when you recommend your friend to join our Degree programme*

Education Loan:
You can finance your fees through education loans with affordable monthly instalment payments**. Please click here for more information.

Amex 0% interest on instalment payment effective 1st June 2017 (for instalments ranging 6 - 24 months)

Non-tuition Fee:

  • Non-refundable application fee: S$181.90

Note: all prices are inclusive of 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST). Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown. All fees are subject to change annually. The fees above have been updated and are accurate as of 15 November 2017. For more information about the programme, please contact our programme consultant.

Click here for Terms and Conditions for Rebates and Offers.

There are 2 intakes per year. Please contact our programme consultants to obtain a copy of the class schedules.

1 For more information, please refer to Essex Business School. The University of Essex reserves the right to cancel units or change the learning outcomes and content of units at any time and without notice. This may affect the exemptions students may receive from all or some of the professional bodies. In addition, the professional bodies may change the number of exemptions they award to Degrees programmes at their discretion and without notice. Students will only receive formal notification of any exemptions when they register as a student member with one of the professional bodies.
2 For more information, please refer to CFA Society UK. CFA and Chartered Financial Analyst are registered trademarks owned by CFA Institute.

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** Terms and conditions apply. Education loan is subject to bank’s approval.