University of Essex

As a Top 30 University in UK, the University of Essex (UOE) stays committed to delivering quality programmes and maintaining close links with many professional bodies. The University of Essex was awarded the University of the Year by the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2018.

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Multiple Accreditations for Accounting and Finance Programme

  1. Get up to 7 ACCA, 6 CIMA, 6 ICAEW1 and 2 Singapore CA Qualification (Foundation)2 paper exemptions after graduation3
  2. Aligned to the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) syllabus, which covers 30% of the CFA Level I curriculum4

Strong Industry Relevance for Banking and Finance Programme

  1. Get up to 7 ACCA paper exemptions after graduation
  2. Aligned to the IMC syllabus, which covers 30% of the CFA Level I curriculum

Insightful Decision-Making Knowledge for Management and Marketing Programme

  1. Provides deep management perspective with Marketing subjects
  2. Deep dive into popular subjects such as Management Psychology, Digital Marketing and Social Media

 

1 To be eligible for credit-based exemptions, ICAEW requires that students apply for credit within 5 years of completion and have achieved a minimum mark of 50% in all modules of their Degree programme relevant to their application for credit.

2 Students who scored a minimum of 60% passing score for BE111 Management Accounting I, BE113 Management Accounting II and BE132 Auditing can be exempted for the Accounting for Decision Making (ADF) and Assurance (ASF) modules under the Singapore CA Qualification (Foundation Level). Exemptions granted will be subject to the sole discretion of Singapore Accountancy Commission at any time.

3 Please refer to this link for further information on professional accreditations for ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW programmes.

4 The IMC provides the ideal foundation for those with future plans for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Programme. IMC cover 30% of the CFA Level I curriculum. For more information, please refer to CFA Society UK.

 

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Benjamin Koh
Benjamin Koh
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Accounting and Finance (Top-up)
"From property management to training and credit management, Benjamin Koh recently made a bold career switch and saw the need to acquire new knowledge. Halfway through the University of Essex Accounting and Finance programme, he embarked on a new r..." Read More

Benjamin Koh

Benjamin Koh

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

From property management to training and credit management, Benjamin Koh recently made a bold career switch and saw the need to acquire new knowledge. Halfway through the University of Essex Accounting and Finance programme, he embarked on a new role as the Head of Business Development at a regional distributor for spices.

“I took up this programme because it covers exactly what I need to hone my skillsets in understanding regional markets and company financials. Though I’m only mid-way through the Degree programme, the modules have been useful and highly applicable to my job daily,” said Benjamin.

While juggling between work and studies is no mean feat, Benjamin has been managing well. He shared, “Having a focused mindset is important. A strong motivation to learn so I can perform better at work keeps me going.”

Vina Xu
Vina Xu
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Accounting and Finance (Top-up)
"Drawn by the possibility of obtaining several exemptions for ACCA papers* and relevance of the programme syllabus, Vina Xu decided to embark on an Accounting and Finance Degree with University of Essex. Currently an Accountant with an establish..." Read More

Vina Xu

Vina Xu

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

Drawn by the possibility of obtaining several exemptions for ACCA papers* and relevance of the programme syllabus, Vina Xu decided to embark on an Accounting and Finance Degree with University of Essex.

Currently an Accountant with an established local accounting firm, Vina has found her learning journey to be enjoyable thus far. “This double specialisation programme provides holistic knowledge of both accounting and finance that’ll be useful for my future career,” said Vina.

With about 3 more months to go before completion of her studies, Vina recounted her experience in managing work and studies. She shared, “I spent a fair bit of my weekends and public holidays catching up on my revision. Thankfully, the programme schedule is flexible and designed to suit working professionals. This makes my balancing act easier.”

Jerome Quek
Jerome Quek
Entrepreneur, Online E-commerce
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Banking and Finance (Top-up)
"I chose University of Essex due to its global ranking. In addition, I loved the curriculum because it offered modules that are industry-relevant such as Bank Risk Management and E-commerce in Business. They helped me in my decision making as an..." Read More

Jerome Quek

Entrepreneur, Online E-commerce

Jerome Quek

Entrepreneur, Online E-commerce

Programme taken: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Banking and Finance (Top-up)

I chose University of Essex due to its global ranking. In addition, I loved the curriculum because it offered modules that are industry-relevant such as Bank Risk Management and E-commerce in Business.

They helped me in my decision making as an entrepreneur in terms of cash flow and how to run my online e-commerce business.

Also, another reason why I took up the University of Essex Bachelor’s Degree programme is because its partner, Kaplan, who has established itself as the leading private education institution.

Programmes Offered

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Accounting (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Accounting and Finance (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Banking and Finance (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Financial Management (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time

Business and Management

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Management and Marketing (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Hotel Management (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Full-time