BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management Top-up

International applications for October 2018 are now closed. 

This course is designed for holders of a HND in Business (Accounting and Finance) or equivalent qualification. Students can obtain a full honours degree in one year.

The course equips graduates with the crucial skills required for an entry-level position in financial accounting, management accounting, finance, auditing and taxation.

CIMA - ACCA - ICAEWThis degree is the first step on the ladder to becoming an accountant. To progress, a professional qualification is also essential. Most students will go on to take a professional accounting qualification with one of the major international accounting bodies, such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) or the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

This course is accredited by CIMA  and ACCA. Our students also benefit from free student membership to both ACCA and CIMA throughout the duration of their studies. LSBM is one of only four higher education institutions in London to offer free CIMA student membership to all students on eligible courses. This means that our students can take advantage of both ACCA and CIMA online communities and free resources and career support services relevant to their studies such as: interview tips, CV support, discussion forums, graduate vacancies, information about networking events, and career skills classes run by employers.

You can learn more about CIMA membership benefits and ACCA membership benefits on their respective websites.

In addition, LSBM was pleased to announce on 20 June 2018 that it is now a Partner in Learning with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). There are over 150,000 ICAEW Chartered Accountants, who are trained, developed and supported so that they have the knowledge and values to help build local and global economies that are sustainable, accountable and fair. You can learn more about the benefits of this partnership for our accounting students in our blog post 'The ICAEW Advantage'.

On this course you will undertake a rigorous and coherent study of the theory and practice of accounting and financial management and develop an understanding of how accounting and financial management is shaped by and impacts on legal, ethical, social, political, environmental and economic norms.

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All of our Accounting and Financial Management courses are ideal for students who aspire to work in the accounting or financial professions.

This course is specifically designed to develop students’ employability skills including:

  • Critical evaluation and analysis
  • Evaluation of data
  • Use of contemporary information and communications technology to acquire and analyse information.

Graduates are therefore well-placed to pursue careers in areas such retail banking, investment banking, risk-analysis, insurance and management consultancy.


Key Information

This is a one year course. There are two semesters in the year year. Students complete 2 x 30 credit modules each semester (including the research project in semester 2), enabling students to concentrate on fewer modules at a time. Modules are assessed in different ways, e.g. essays, problem questions, case studies, reports, presentations and examinations.


1 year full-time



Start Dates:

October or January

Awarding Body:

The University of Northampton



UK/EU 2017/18: £6,150 per year
Total course fee: £6,150

EEA and Swiss nationals 2017/18*: £12,000 per year
Total course fee: £12,000

International 2017/18: £12,000 per year
Total course fee: £12,000

Please note that international students, who require a Tier 4 VISA will not be permitted to work during their studies.

* Scholarships are available



Entry Requirements

  • Applicants normally require a Pearson or SQA HND in Business (Accounting and Finance). An equivalent Level 5 qualification awarded by bodies such as ABE, CIM, NCC, ATHE may also be accepted.
  • Comparable overseas qualifications, such as the Chinese Dazhuan Diploma, are also accepted for admission onto the course.
  • Applicants who have successfully completed the first 2 years of a 3-year degree, or 3 years of a 4-year degree may also be eligible.
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language require IELTS at 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in each category).


Level/Year Semester 1 Semester 2
Level 6
Year 1
Performance Management and Control (30 credits) Financial
(30 credits)
Accounting and Finance Research project (30 credits) Corporate Reporting and Tax (30 credits)


Degree classification

Upon graduation your degree will be classified as follows:

1st Class Honours
Upper Second Class Honours (2.1)
Lower Second Class Honours (2.2)
Third Class Honours

Your degree classification is based upon your performance in ALL modules.


University of Northampton Academic Regulations

The BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management is awarded by the University of Northampton, and is governed by the University's Academic Regulations. Most of the University’s degrees are made up of 20-credit modules and therefore some of the Regulations apply differently to the BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management because it consists of 30-credit modules:

1. Accumulated Failure (Regulation 3.7.2)

If, after exhausting all opportunities for reassessment, you fail modules to the value of 90 credits, you will be withdrawn from further study.

2. Condonement (Regulation 3.7.12)

You must pass every module in order to successfully complete your degree.

3. Maximum number of credits that can be studied in each academic year (Regulation 3.3.2)

If, after exhausting all opportunities for reassessment, you fail a module your studies will continue into an additional academic year.

You can find the University's Academic Regulations here

Teaching Weeks

October 2017

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