Accounting & FinancialManagement
Undergraduate Accounting and Finance:Recent corporate scandals across the world havedrawn attention to the importance of accountancyand finance. Degree programmes designed to meetthe demands of the 21st Century, but which stillteach the underlying skills, make it an exciting timeto be studying accounting and finance atBuckingham.The flagship Accounting and Financial Managementprogramme provides an academically rigorous studyof the principal accounting and finance disciplines.It also has a strong vocational orientation, providingsignificant exemptions from the examinations of theChartered Association of Certified Accountants(ACCA) and Chartered Institute of ManagementAccountants (CIMA). The combination of a fast-tracktwo year programme and the number of exemptionsattained makes Buckingham Business School a veryattractive option to the Accounting and Financestudent.Exemptions:Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA).Paper 1.1 Preparing Financial Statements1.2 Financial Information for Management1.3 Managing People2.1 Information Systems2.2 Corporate and Business Law2.4 Financial Management and Control2.5 Financial ReportingChartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).Full exemption from Certificate in BusinessAccounting:C1 Management Accounting FundamentalsC2 Financial Accounting FundamentalsC3 Business MathematicsC4 Economics for BusinessC5 Business LawFinance, thus gaining an Honours degree andMaster’s degree in just three years.Those wishing to pursue a career within the financialservices may pursue our Master’s programme inFinancial Services.Courses in:Business, Economics, Information Systems, LawQuantitative Methods, Financial AccountingFinancial Reporting, Management AccountingFinance, Auditing, Financial Risk ManagementTaxation, Information Systems.FACTFILEThe following BSc (Econ) (Hons) are offered:• Accounting and Financial Management NN43Duration2 years full time or 2 years + 1 termStart datesJanuary & July (8 terms), September (9 terms)Entry requirements• 3 grade Cs at A2 level (240 UCAS points), orequivalent• Minimum of 5 subjects, includingmathematics, at grade C or above at GCSE,or equivalent• For non-native English speakers, IELTS of 6.0minimum (or the equivalent)Admissions TutorDr. Mike Lucas, BA(CNAA), DPhil, FCMAEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWeb: www.buckingham.ac.uk/business/Career options:While the Accounting and Financial Managementdegree programme provides a platform for a careerin accounting and finance, it also serves as a basisfor a career in general management, banking,financial services and consultancy (for which a solidgrounding in accounting and finance is increasinglyrecognised as desirable). Graduates wishing tobecome professional accountants can ‘fast-track’ thecompletion of the relevant professionalqualification. Those wishing to use accounting andfinance training for wider management may wish topursue our Master’s programme in Accounting and
MSC in Financial ServicesThe Financial Services Industry is conscious of a lackof good graduates with in-depth knowledge ofFinancial Services. The Programme is therefore aimedat those who wish to excel in the industry quicklyand successfully.While there are a number of generic programmes inFinancial Services at MSc level they virtually all failto provide adequate detailed knowledge of theFinancial Services Industry. There is a markedabsence of an MSc Programme which providessuitable training and insight into the real world ofFinancial Services and its products.The University of Buckingham is developing aspecialist programme to start in January 2007 to fillthis void and will be directed towards students whowish to enter the Financial Services industry in areasincluding insurance broking, the pensions industryand mortgage brokerage.There will be two main elements to the Programme,the practical and vocational orientation of theteaching will be complimented by academic rigourrequired at MSc level. Students will produce adissertation under the guiding supervision ofprofessional and academic faculty. This dissertationwill be a substantial piece of research providing anoverall assessment of the students achievement.FACTFILEMSc in Financial ServicesStart dateJanuaryEntry requirements2.2 Honours degree, or the equivalent, withsignificant accounting content orProfessional financial services qualification orrelevant work experienceGood command of the English language(IELTS 6.5 or the equivalent)Further InformationProgramme Director, Petar SudarEmail: email@example.comWeb: www.buckingham.ac.uk/business/Whilst having sound academic foundations, thisdegree is vocationally oriented towards the needs ofthe financial services industry. It enables graduatesto gain substantial exemptions from professionalbodies such as the Chartered Institute of Insurance.
Staff ProfilesDr. Mike LucasDr. Mike Lucas BA (CNAA), Dphil (Buckingham), FCMA is head ofAccounting and Finance and specialises in Management Accounting.Prior to entering the academic world Mike had many years experienceat senior level in industry and commerce. His research interests includethe gap between management accounting theory and practice and hehas written many articles in this area. He is also interested in thechanging role of business and accounting in the emergence of asocially and environmentally sustainable capitalism. Mike is a keenmusician and has played guitar for many years. He puts his talent togood use playing regularly at University and other social events.Irena JindrichovskaDr. Irena Jindrichovska MSc (Prague) Dphil (Prague) is a lecturer inFinance and Accounting and Programme Director of the MSc inAccounting and Finance. She is co-author of several books published inher native Czech Republic on the finance sector and has writtennumerous research articles for international accounting journals.Her current academic interests include an international study intoCorporate Financing Decisions in Transitional Countries: a Study ofManagement Perceptions in Hungary, Poland and Czech Republic.Her areas of expertise include Banking, Market-based Accounting,International Accounting, Capital Markets and Emerging CapitalMarkets.Petar SudarPetar Sudar BSc, MSc, MSI, is a Lecturer in Accounting and FinancialManagement and he currently teaches Financial Reporting (UK GAAPand IAS), Introduction to Financial Accounting, and MBA Finance. Afterhe graduated with a first class BSc in Finance, Accounting and Banking,Petar worked as an investment banker managing a portfolio of multimillionUS dollar loans and later lectured in investment theory. Hethen joined the MSc Finance programme at Strathclyde University inGlasgow, and later the PhD programme in Accounting at the sameuniversity. Alongside his studies, Petar engaged in research andpublications. His research has been published in the UK and alsopresented at academic conferences in the UK, Hungary, Croatia,Australia, Denmark and the Czech Republic. Petar is also a member ofthe Securities and Investment Institute, UK. Petar is a keen stampcollector, a football and Formula 1 fan, and he also enjoys travelling.Paul TuckPaul Tuck BSc (Bristol), FCA is a lecturer in Accounting and Auditingand a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England andWales. He has spent more than 20 years as a professional accountantboth in professional practice and as an independent interim financialmanager for commercial and financial services companies. His areas ofexpertise include Auditing, Financial Accounting, Financial Reporting,Corporate Governance, International Accounting and ManagementAccounting. His academic interests include the interface between thetheoretical and practical aspects of Accounting and FinancialReporting.
Key features of the University ofBuckingham• The best ratio of teaching staffto students of any UK university• Guaranteed small class sizesand an unparalleled level ofindividual attention to eachstudent’s academic welfare,social needs and interests• An ideal location about half anhour from Oxford and MiltonKeynes and one hour fromLondon• Guaranteed accommodation inour Halls of Residence oncampus• A beautiful and secure campusin a traditional market townlocation• A student community which istruly diverse in nationality andethnicity• Quality and recognitionthrough our Royal Charter andQuality Assurance Agencyreview• Buckingham’s entryrequirements can be flexible: atypical offer will be 3 ‘C’s at ALevel for a Bachelors degree butwork and other life experiencecan also be taken into account• Programmes at all levels fromAccess programmes to Bachelorsdegrees, Masters degrees andMPhil/PhD researchprogrammesFor further information, please refer to the web siteat: http://www.buckingham.ac.uk/business/or contact:The Admissions OfficeThe University of BuckinghamHunter StreetBuckinghamMK18 1EGUKTel: +44 1280 820313Fax:+44 1280 824081Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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