Awarded ByStaffordshire University, UK
Ranking1439( World Ranking Staffordshire University Source: webometrics)
About the course
BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance with Forensic Accounting is an excellent springboard from which to launch a professional career in accountancy or to pursue further study. It is well established, and is designed to provide a thorough understanding of the principles and practice of accounting and related subjects. Students on the course have the flexibility of developing and building their specialist knowledge within an Accounting and Finance context whether in industry or public service. The award covers an in-depth knowledge of the core areas for those intending to move into the Accounting profession as well as those specialised areas such as tax, forensic and investment. The programme also includes an option for students to undergo an industrial internship programme which will equip them with practical employment skills.
This programme is specifically designed to provide:
Knowledge & skills in identifying, investigating and examining evidence skills, including the processes in how to identify financial statement misrepresentation, transaction reconstruction, tax evasion and other improper accounting activities.
Accounting skills for use in litigation – civil, criminal and corporate world.
Effective oral and written communication skills related to forensic accounting.
Abilities in building and presenting a fraud case and understanding the impact it can have on an organisation.
Upon completion of B.A (Hons) in Accounting & Finance, students are eligible for exemptions in the below Professional Accounting Bodies.
- ACCA-9 Papers Exemptions out of 14 Papers
- CIMA-7 Papers Exemptions out of 16 Papers
- CPA -6 Papers Exemptions out of 15 Papers
- ICAEW- 8 Papers Exemptions out of 15 Papers
- CTIM- 5 to 6 Papers exemptions out of 8 Papers
- MAICSA- 12 Papers Exemptions out of 16 Papers
This level provides a valuable platform of knowledge to the study of accounting in the modern world. Students will be equipped with mathematical, communication skills and be conversant in the technical language and practices of the accounting sector in the market economy. It also provides students with an understanding of the legal, business and social environment in which accounting operates.
Entrepreneurial skills focusing on understanding the principles and concepts of entrepreneurship, generating business ideas, and also in managing small businesses is also introduced in this level.
Quantitative and Statistical Methods
Introduction to Management
Business and Communication Skills
Financial Accounting 1
Financial Accounting 2
Accounting Information Systems
Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
This level provides the introduction to practices of forensic accounting and relationship to auditing in setting characteristics by reliance on information technology. This area of understanding will be supported by Introduction to Forensic Accounting, Auditing and Assurance, and Advanced Auditing.
The programme also offers the benefit of training in the SAP system, the world-leading enterprise software suite. The students will have the hands-on training with the system in the lab and ensures that they will be thoroughly acquainted with this important software application.
At this level, all students are introduced to the Business Research Methods which exposes them to how to write research proposals and conduct research.
Advanced Financial Accounting
Introduction to taxation
Cost and Management Accounting
Auditing and Assurance
Integrated Business Processes with SAP ERP System
Business Research Methods
Management Accounting Techniques
Introduction To Forensic Accounting
At APU, we encourage our students to be entrepreneurial and innovative. After the completion of Level 2, students will undertake a short internship/industrial training of a minimum of 12 weeks. This will provide our students opportunities to engage with realworld business problems both in our programmes and in our renowned Professional Training placements.
In this level students are provided with a detailed study of audit, examination and investigation issues from a financial perspective. Often, this will involve the preparation for a court case where forensic accountants are presented by expert witnesses. In some cases, forensic accountants are used as a proactive measure to find areas for potential concern. This area of understanding will be supported by Advanced Forensic Accounting, Forensic Accounting & Legal Environment and Forensic Auditing & Information Technology. All students at Level 3 will have to undertake an investigation module and a supervised project in their respective discipline. This project will further develop the academic and practical aspects of the student’s chosen area of study and reinforces independent learning skills.
Ethics and Corporate Governance
Strategic Management Accounting
Financial Risk Management
Advanced Forensic Accounting
Public Sector Accounting
Forensic Auditing and Information Technology
Forensic Accounting and Legal Environment
Investigation in Forensic Accounting
Forensic Accounting Project
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