Bachelor of Arts (Hons) - Accounting and Finance (with Foundation Year)

4 years
5,500 GBP/year
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
Multiple Locations / Germany , United Kingdom
Arden University

Program description

This course is available to study through Arden’s blended learning study mode at our study centres in  London Tower Hill, London Holborn, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds and Berlin, Germany.  The course is also available to students as a fully online programme, which gives you the convenience of being able to study from anywhere in the UK or worldwide.

Blended learning is suitable for students who prefer face-to-face classes with their teacher and classmates and who live within commuting or driving distance of one of our UK study centers.

Even if it has been a while since you last attended school, Arden's accounting and finance with foundation degree is created to give you the skills you need to succeed in your higher education aspirations. Additionally, our versatile study options give you the best of both worlds in terms of your university experience.
Before moving on to undergraduate education, students who want to establish better study habits, acquire a wide range of universal abilities, and have a thorough understanding of a variety of topics can start with an accounting and finance foundation degree. If you decide that this is the ideal course of study for you, we will assist you at every stage of your accounting and finance degree program.

Program structure


Foundation year

  • Modules for July 2023
    • Using Numeracy, IT, & Data (20 credits)
    • Research Skills and Using Information (20 credits)
    • Values, Ethics, and Working Collaboratively (20 credits)
    • Developing Academic Skills (20 credits)
    • Structure of Business (20 credits)
    • Technology in Organisations (20 credits)
  • Modules from September 2023 onwards
    • Preparing for University Success
    • Exploring the Business Environment
    • Advancing your Academic Skills
    • Becoming an Effective Leader
    • Planning for Your Future Success
    • Investigation & Innovation Project

Level 4

  • Introduction to Business Economics (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Finance (20 credits)
  • Financial Accounting (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Management Accounting (20 credits)
  • Quantitative Methods for Accounting and Finance (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Financial Technology (20 credits)

Level 5

  • Financial Reporting (20 credits)
  • Financial Markets and Institutions (20 credits)
  • Performance Management (20 credits)
  • Corporate and Business Law (20 credits)
  • Security Analysis and Valuation (20 credits)
  • Applied Financial Skills (20 credits)

Level 6

  • Corporate Financial Management (20 credits)
  • International Finance (20 credits)
  • Taxation (20 credits)
  • Audit and Assurance (20 credits)
  • Investment and Portfolio Management (20 credits)
  • Financial Management Project (20 credits)


In Berlin Study Centre (Germany)

  • Fee per level - 10,500 EUR

Studying Online

  • Foundation Year Fee - 4,000 GBP
  • Fee per level - 5,500 GBP

Requirements for applicants

  • Passes at grade C (grade 4) or above in three subjects at GCSE level OR 45 credits at Level 2 or equivalent – if your qualifications are older than 3 years we would also ask to see a professional CV.
  • Applicants may be considered based on a minimum of 12 months of professional work experience evidenced with a CV and Reference if they do not meet the qualification requirements.  
  • We also offer this course as a standard bachelor’s degree without foundation year.

Candidates are required to submit a personal statement (of between 350-550 words) or attend an interview demonstrating an ability to study for the programme. This statement should include:

  • Your motivation for undertaking the programme
  • Why you’ve chosen your particular course
  • Any long-term goals or career aspirations

English Proficiency

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 80; or equivalent

About the university

Arden University provides flexible and accessible higher education. From our beginnings in 1990 as the online learning partner for British institutions, we've developed to provide both online and blended learning degree programmes that match the needs of modern living. We offer more than 90 career-focused degrees, many of which are recognised by the British Psychological Society, the Chartered Management Institute, the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation, the Association for Project Management, and others.

Our mission is to shape business. You choose the self-development course and learning style, and we'll provide you the skills and insight to succeed.

Many of our students work, have families, and other commitments while studying, yet they require a Degree, Master's, or MBA to maximize their career. We love offering students the flexibility to study and attain their goals, even when they're too busy to visit a study center or be on a schedule. We hope you'll join.

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