Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Accounting and Finance

Provided by PSB Academy


Awarded by Coventry University

Course introduction


This accounting and finance degree course brings together the twin disciplines of accountancy and finance. Students will get a solid grasp of accounting techniques, business strategies, financial legislation and management, and taxation and understand how they are being applied in today’s business world.

This degree is recognised by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW). It is also on the list of universities recognised for admission to Singapore CA Qualification (Foundation) programme.

Upon graduation, students will receive exemptions of up to*

  • 9 ACCA papers
  • 5 Singapore CA papers
  • 4 ICAEW papers
* Graduates will receive formal notification of exemptions when they register with the professional bodies.

  • Double Skillsets
    Earn combined skills and knowledge from two subject areas
  • Direct Entry to Academic Year 2
    Enjoy module exemptions with a diploma qualification and complete in 16 months with honours (Applies to maximum exemptions from registered duration of 28 months & subject to university approval).
  • Learn from Industry Practitioners
    Gain industry insights with our industry-experienced lecturers

Potential Career Opportunities
  • Accountancy & Financial Management
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Business Development & Consultancy
  • Financial Analysis (Equities, Credit and Risks)

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

Academic Year 1

  • Mathematical Techniques for Accountants
  • Statistical Analysis for Accountancy and Finance
  • Introduction to Business Economics
  • Introduction to Personal Finance
  • Academic and Professional Training
  • Management Accounting Foundations
  • Financial Accounting Foundations
Academic Year 2
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Decision Management
  • Principles of Taxation
  • Principles of Financial Investment
  • Economics of Banking and Finance
  • Professional and Academic Competencies
Academic Year 3
  • International Corporate Reporting
  • Investment Analysis
  • Audit and Internal Control
  • Performance Management
  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Advanced Study for Accounting and Finance
The delivery of modules is subject to change and may not follow the sequence as shown above.

Modules Per Trimester
  • 3
Mode of Assessments
  • Assessments include assignments, tests, projects, and final examinations.

Entry Requirements

Local Qualifications

Direct Entry to Academic Year 2

  • Local Polytechnic Diploma in Accountancy, Banking, Business, Finance, or Management-related fields; OR
  • PSB Academy Diploma in Business Administration (Accounting and Finance); OR
  • Other Private Institutions Diplomas in Accounting/Business-related fields; OR
  • ACCA or CAT professional qualifications; OR
  • Students with other qualifications will be considered as a case-by-case basis
Direct Entry to Academic Year 1
  • 3 GCE ‘A’ Levels (At least 1 business-related subject such as Business, Economics, and Mathematics);
For all cases, students’ admission to this programme ultimately depends on the University’s final decision.

English Language Requirements
  • 1 GCE ‘O’ level English (Grade C6) or equivalent; OR
  • IELTS score of at least 6.0; OR
  • PSB Academy’s Certificate in English Proficiency course; OR
  • PSB Academy’s Certificate in Academic English course; OR
  • An equivalent English language qualification

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Students will be studying between 3 to 4 modules per trimester and complete within 16* to 28 months.
[Part-time option available]

*Only for students with direct entry to academic year 2.

Intake Periods

  • March, July, November

Fees & Funding

Singapore-based Students

  • Academic Year 2 Entry: S$21,571.20 (payable in 4 instalments)
  • Academic Year 1 Entry: S$32,356.80 (payable in 4 instalments)

International Students
  • Academic Year 2 Entry: S$21,571.20
  • Academic Year 1 Entry: S$32,356.80
  • Tuition fees exclude textbooks fees.
  • All fees may be subject to change annually. These fees stated are accurate as of 30 October 2020.
Mandatory Fees

Singapore-based Students
Application Fee: S$128.40
Student Development Fee (New Students): S$321.00
Student Development Fee (Progressing Students): N/A

International Students
Application Fee: S$450.00
Student Induction and Development Fee (For New International Student): S$1,070.00
Students Induction and Development Fee (For Progressing International Student): S$321.00
Student’s Pass issuance and multiple journey visa fees (varies by country): S$60.00 – S$90.00

All fees may be subject to change annually.