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BA (Hons) Accounting And Finance
This course will allow you to top up your existing qualifications to an honours degree in one year, while benefiting from all that Northumbria University has to offer. You’ll build on your all-round knowledge of business, adding expertise in accounting and finance as well as transferable professional and managerial techniques.

The course includes specialist modules that cover financial reporting analysis, strategic management accounting, and international financial management. The course provides an excellent foundation for jobs in finance, banking, government, and general business leadership. One in six of the UK’s top 100 chief executives started out with a finance or accounting degree.

The course is covered by the prestigious AACSB accreditation for Newcastle Business School, which was ‘Business School of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2015. We’re also undergoing a full re-accreditation process with EPAS who require some of the highest levels of relevance, rigour and internationalisation.
MODULES
REF COURSE NAME COURSE DETAILS CREDITS
AF6002 INTERNATIONAL FINANCE AND RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT This module is designed for business students to develop a non-technical understanding of the key aspects of corporate financial theory and practice. The module covers the core aspects of raising capital and determining financing, though to investing capital in major corporate decisions, and finally returning value to shareholders.

Specifically you will study in the module; Sustainable Value Management, Stock Market Efficiency, Capital Asset Pricing Model, Portfolio Theory, International Cost of Capital, Capital Structure Decisions, Dividend Policy, Corporate Valuation and International Merger & Acquisition activity.

The module has a focus on business responsibility of all of those areas, concentrating on professional codes of conduct in areas such as the banking industry, accounting and similar finance areas, and the types of dilemmas that graduates could face in professional practice. This module will develop you as a criticaland reflective practitioner. In the module you will become more aware of the issues that responsible businesses face when attempting to implement financial concepts and theories into practice.

On completion of this module you will have produced a reflective learning journal (in the form of a Blog) based on your evaluation of theory to real world scenarios. As part of that journal will have watched and reflected on appropriate financial documentaries and movies which explore responsible financial management issues. Finally you will be able to apply your academic knowledge to a real world case and be able to critically evaluate the tensions between the financial academic theories as a responsible business attempts to maximise shareholder wealth.
CORE, 20 Credits
AF6004 CONTEMPORARY CORPORATE REPORTING You will learn how to read and critically interpret both the financial information and narrative content of company reports. To do this, you will study the theory and context of corporate reporting, including ethical issues, and the international framework for reporting, as well as very practical techniques such as ratio analysis.

Building on the calculation of ratios studied in previous modules, you will use ratios to help you analyse a company’s performance by selecting appropriate comparators and considering the figures in the context of a company’s industry and its business strategy. You will also consider the role of integrated reporting and sustainability reporting.

You will study impression management theories and apply these to evaluate how companies present themselves in their corporate reports.
CORE, 20 Credits
AF6010 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING On this module you will develop an understanding of the nature of Strategic Management Accounting and its use in strategic decision making, planning and control. There is emphasis on the use of information that relates to factors external to the firm, as well as non-financial and internally generated information.

Historic approaches of traditional management accounting have been criticised for providing misleading information and are compared and contrasted to more modern methods of Strategic Management Accounting to assist in business decision making. You will also gain an appreciation of the ethical issues facing the profession.

On completing the module you will have an appreciation for Strategic Management Accounting and its role in the strategic management of businesses. You will be able to use that knowledge to aid businesses in the decision making process.
CORE, 20 Credits
HR0388 ACADEMIC AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT You will learn advanced academic skills such as how to use structured approaches to read, note-making, research and writing, transferable skills to ensure academic success in all your other academic modules and enabling you to conduct a critical literature review of employability, graduate marked place informed by career theory.

Then using advanced research skills, theory and self-assessment tools you will learn how to choose and apply for a relevant job role and career path, in turn enhancing your employability and transferable academic skills. Finally, you will conclude the module by designing a complete set of graduate application tools for the job role and career chosen and will experience a number of recruitment exercises such as interviews, group exercises and self-branding and presentation to further develop your employability, academic performance and career management skills. The module will be concluded with a theoretical session and a number of practical exercises designed to develop your self-confidence and employability.
CORE, 20 Credits
NX0328 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN BUSINESS On this module, you will learn about critical thinking and reflection, and doing so, you will develop the necessary critical skills to perform both of these effectively as a learner in higher education. You will learn about the necessary academic skills required to undertake a critical review of existing literature on a contemporary issue within the business and management disciplines.

On completing this, you will be able to perform a critical literature review on a subject appropriate to your degree programme. Here, you will be introduced to the module, before identifying how to select a contemporary issue within business and management. You will learn about the development of critical thinking and what is meant by a literature review as well as the importance of being able to write a literature review. You will learn how to get started in this development by searching for sources and developing essential research skills including reviewing literature and critical evaluation, before going onto develop your own critical literature review which represents the module assessment.
CORE, 20 Credits
NX0329 SUPPORTING STUDY This is a non-credit bearing module, and forms an extension to the 120 module credit points on your top-up programme. The module is designed to provide a greater understanding understanding of academic expectations for your direct entry into the final year and to support you in the transition process of your learning experience

The aim of the module is to facilitate the development of your independent learning over the one-year course. Induction and on-going personal support activities are to be phased in line with the academic development and the need to support the delivery of programme modules. On completion of this module, you should be able to complete the process of transition directly to the final year. This will include your personal and academic development activities. You will also be able to seek learning resources and study support, including academic and social integration.
CORE, 0 Credits
SM0382 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT AND CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY You will learn how organisations can compete successfully in economic terms while managing their corporate, social and environmental responsibility.

At the end of the module you will learn to critically evaluate the factors which underpin an organisation’s success (or otherwise) in managing the triple bottom line and will have learned how to use appropriate frameworks to analyse research material and draw useful conclusions.
CORE, 20 Credits
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
In addition to a good secondary school profile, it is recognised that successful admission of the programme is dependent upon the ability of the students in the English Language. All students must have an adequate command of written and spoken English to be able to study any programme which leads to an award of the University.

The minimum pre-entry requirements into QFBA-Northumbria University programmes are as follow:

  • A high school certificate recognized by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Qatar.
  • CNAQ graduates who have successfully completed the 3-year diploma in Business Management. Other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
  • Application Form - Online

  • ID / Passport

  • Passport Sized Photo

  • High School Transcript

  • College Transcript (if applicable)

  • IELTS (if applicable)

  • Application Fee: QR 300
APPLICATION TIMELINE
Application opens January 1
Application deadline: Initial closing date for applications is 1st August. Applications received after this date will be considered, on a first-come-first served basis, until the Programme is full.
Academic year starts in September
FEE SCHEDULE
Tuition fee: QR 64,000 per year
Application fee: QR 300

𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘧𝘦𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘣𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘪𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘰𝘳 𝘤𝘢𝘴𝘩 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘜𝘯𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘳 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘭𝘰𝘨𝘪𝘯
MODULES
REF
AF6002
COURSE NAME
INTERNATIONAL FINANCE AND RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
COURSE DETAILS
This module is designed for business students to develop a non-technical understanding of the key aspects of corporate financial theory and practice. The module covers the core aspects of raising capital and determining financing, though to investing capital in major corporate decisions, and finally returning value to shareholders.

Specifically you will study in the module; Sustainable Value Management, Stock Market Efficiency, Capital Asset Pricing Model, Portfolio Theory, International Cost of Capital, Capital Structure Decisions, Dividend Policy, Corporate Valuation and International Merger & Acquisition activity.

The module has a focus on business responsibility of all of those areas, concentrating on professional codes of conduct in areas such as the banking industry, accounting and similar finance areas, and the types of dilemmas that graduates could face in professional practice. This module will develop you as a critical and reflective practitioner. In the module you will become more aware of the issues that responsible businesses face when attempting to implement financial concepts and theories into practice.

On completion of this module you will have produced a reflective learning journal (in the form of a Blog) based on your evaluation of theory to real world scenarios. As part of that journal will have watched and reflected on appropriate financial documentaries and movies which explore responsible financial management issues. Finally you will be able to apply your academic knowledge to a real world case and be able to critically evaluate the tensions between the financial academic theories as a responsible business attempts to maximise shareholder wealth.
CREDITS
CORE,20 Credits
REF
AF6004
COURSE NAME
CONTEMPORARY CORPORATE REPORTING
COURSE DETAILS
You will learn how to read and critically interpret both the financial information and narrative content of company reports. To do this, you will study the theory and context of corporate reporting, including ethical issues, and the international framework for reporting, as well as very practical techniques such as ratio analysis. Building on the calculation of ratios studied in previous modules, you will use ratios to help you analyse a company’s performance by selecting appropriate comparators and considering the figures in the context of a company’s industry and its business strategy. You will also consider the role of integrated reporting and sustainability reporting. You will study impression management theories and apply these to evaluate how companies present themselves in their corporate reports.

Building on the calculation of ratios studied in previous modules, you will use ratios to help you analyse a company’s performance by selecting appropriate comparators and considering the figures in the context of a company’s industry and its business strategy. You will also consider the role of integrated reporting and sustainability reporting.

You will study impression management theories and apply these to evaluate how companies present themselves in their corporate reports.
CREDITS
CORE, 20 Credits
REF
AF6010
COURSE NAME
STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING
COURSE DETAILS
On this module you will develop an understanding of the nature of Strategic Management Accounting and its use in strategic decision making, planning and control. There is emphasis on the use of information that relates to factors external to the firm, as well as non-financial and internally generated information.

Historic approaches of traditional management accounting have been criticised for providing misleading information and are compared and contrasted to more modern methods of Strategic Management Accounting to assist in business decision making. You will also gain an appreciation of the ethical issues facing the profession.

On completing the module you will have an appreciation for Strategic Management Accounting and its role in the strategic management of businesses. You will be able to use that knowledge to aid businesses in the decision making process.
CREDITS
CORE, 20 Credits
REF
HR0388
COURSE NAME
ACADEMIC AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT
COURSE DETAILS
You will learn advanced academic skills such as how to use structured approaches to read, note-making, research and writing, transferable skills to ensure academic success in all your other academic modules and enabling you to conduct a critical literature review of employability, graduate marked place informed by career theory.

Then using advanced research skills, theory and self-assessment tools you will learn how to choose and apply for a relevant job role and career path, in turn enhancing your employability and transferable academic skills. Finally, you will conclude the module by designing a complete set of graduate application tools for the job role and career chosen and will experience a number of recruitment exercises such as interviews, group exercises and self-branding and presentation to further develop your employability, academic performance and career management skills. The module will be concluded with a theoretical session and a number of practical exercises designed to develop your self-confidence and employability.
CREDITS
CORE, 20 Credits
REF
NX0328
COURSE NAME
CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN BUSINESS
COURSE DETAILS
On this module, you will learn about critical thinking and reflection, and doing so, you will develop the necessary critical skills to perform both of these effectively as a learner in higher education. You will learn about the necessary academic skills required to undertake a critical review of existing literature on a contemporary issue within the business and management disciplines

On completing this, you will be able to perform a critical literature review on a subject appropriate to your degree programme. Here, you will be introduced to the module, before identifying how to select a contemporary issue within business and management. You will learn about the development of critical thinking and what is meant by a literature review as well as the importance of being able to write a literature review. You will learn how to get started in this development by searching for sources and developing essential research skills including reviewing literature and critical evaluation, before going onto develop your own critical literature review which represents the module assessment.
CREDITS
CORE, 20 Credits
REF
NX0329
COURSE NAME
SUPPORTING STUDY
COURSE DETAILS
This is a non-credit bearing module, and forms an extension to the 120 module credit points on your top-up programme. The module is designed to provide a greater understanding understanding of academic expectations for your direct entry into the final year and to support you in the transition process of your learning experience

The aim of the module is to facilitate the development of your independent learning over the one-year course. Induction and on-going personal support activities are to be phased in line with the academic development and the need to support the delivery of programme modules. On completion of this module, you should be able to complete the process of transition directly to the final year. This will include your personal and academic development activities. You will also be able to seek learning resources and study support, including academic and social integration.
CREDITS
CORE, 0 Credits
REF
SM0382
COURSE NAME
STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT AND CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY
COURSE DETAILS
You will learn how organisations can compete successfully in economic terms while managing their corporate, social and environmental responsibility.

At the end of the module you will learn to critically evaluate the factors which underpin an organisation’s success (or otherwise) in managing the triple bottom line and will have learned how to use appropriate frameworks to analyse research material and draw useful conclusions.
CREDITS
CORE, 20 Credits
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
In addition to a good secondary school profile, it is recognised that successful admission of the programme is dependent upon the ability of the students in the English Language. All students must have an adequate command of written and spoken English to be able to study any programme which leads to an award of the University.

The minimum pre-entry requirements into QFBA-Northumbria University programmes are as follow:

  • A high school certificate recognized by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Qatar.
  • CNAQ graduates who have successfully completed the 3-year diploma in Business Management. Other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
  • Application Form - Online

  • ID / Passport

  • Passport Sized Photo

  • High School Transcript

  • College Transcript (if applicable)

  • IELTS (if applicable)

  • Application Fee: QR 300
APPLICATION TIMELINE
Application opens January 1
Application deadline: Initial closing date for applications is 1st August. Applications received after this date will be considered, on a first-come-first served basis, until the Programme is full.
Academic year starts in September
FEE SCHEDULE
Tuition fee: QR 64,000 per year
Application fee: QR 300

𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘧𝘦𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘣𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘪𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘰𝘳 𝘤𝘢𝘴𝘩 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘜𝘯𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘳 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘭𝘰𝘨𝘪𝘯