This degree is for you if you:
- wish to go on to take professional accountancy qualifications. You may be able to gain exemptions from several of the examinations of professional accountancy bodies (depending on the courses taken). We do advise you to contact the relevant bodies for advice
- are professionally qualified in the accountancy field and would now like to take a degree
- have not yet decided which profession to pursue and are interested in the fields of accounting and finance.
To provide a thorough grounding in accounting and finance, within a strong social science framework.
The degree consists of 12 courses when taken through the Standard Route and 9 courses through the Graduate Entry Route.
Students who enter the degree via the Standard Entry Route need to sit 12 courses. Up to 4 exemptions may be awarded.
Such students need to pass at least 10 courses or the equivalent (any exemptions awarded will count towards the total of 10 courses) to graduate.
Students who enter the degree via the Graduate Entry Route need to sit 9 courses. No further exemptions are awarded.
Such students need to pass all 9 courses to graduate.
Prestige and career progression
Graduates of the BSc Accounting and Finance degree who wish to continue their studies towards professional accreditation in the financial or accounting professions can take advantage of a ‘fast track’ agreement with two professional bodies: the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA). Subject to passing the required combination of courses on your degree, you will be exempt from certain modules required on the route towards professional accreditation.
Many of the graduates have gone on to secure positions with major players both within and outside of the finance industry, including banks and investment houses.