BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance (L6 entry ‘Top Up’)– Buckinghamshire New University

Level 6
120 credits
21 hours per week
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Top-up in Accounting and Finance


Mont Rose College of the Management & Sciences offers Top-up in Accounting & Finance this course in partnership with Buckinghamshire New University.

Level of Course Level -6. Bachelor’s degree with honours
Number of Credit Hours Upon successful completion of the course the student will have completed at least 120 credits
Mode and Length of Study 1 years Full Time
Attendance Full-time student is required to attend 21 hours per week in term time
Workload A full time student will study 120 credits in an academic year, which is therefore equated to 1200 notional hours
Exemptions No exemption is allowed for this programme


A. Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of the programme a graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate and apply understanding and knowledge of accounting systems and processes with a critical interpretation of the main issues and themes that affect the policy and practice of accounting;
  • Explore and evaluate a range of contemporary business and management issues in relation to Accounting and Finance;
  • Analyse empirical evidence concerning financial management, risk, and the operation of global capital markets.

C. Practical Skills

On successful completion of the programme a graduate will be able to:

  • Actively engage in financial reporting, financial statement analysis and interpretation, tax planning, investment, financing and dividend policy decision making.

B. Intellectual/Cognitive Skills

On successful completion of the programme a graduate will be able to:

  • Create, evaluate and assess options to enable effective problem solving and decision-making;
  • Locate, extract and analyse data from multiple sources, including the acknowledgement and referencing of sources.

D. Key/Transferable Skills

On successful completion of the programme a graduate will be able to:

  • Research information about complex business situations using appropriate qualitative, quantitative and ICT techniques and skills;
  • Display a range of personal and interpersonal skills, including the capacity for continuous learning, taking initiatives, performing to deadlines, working in a team, communicating effectively and persuasively, skills which are necessary to enter a career in business organisations or undertake further study.


    Programme Structure:
    Level – 6:

    • BM 617 – International Finance
    • BM 618 – UK Taxation
    • BM 619 – Financial Reporting & Management
    • BM 622 – Strategic Decision Making
    • BM 625 – Business Information Systems

    The objective of the award is to develop knowledge, skills and analytical ability of students to enable them to enter a successful career in business organisations. The general approach to the learning process involves:

    • Combination of tutor and student-led inputs
    • Workshops
    • Self-study and directed research and investigation

    The assessment strategy is designed to ensure the learning outcome are achieved and that there is a progressive development of knowledge and skill.

    The assessment tasks include:

    • Individual Assignments
    • Group Work
    • Examinations
    • Reflective Portfolios
    • Project Work

    Formative assessment enables early feedback to be given on progress and to help students improve performance.
    Assessment at all levels is by coursework, practical tasks and examinations, with some modules being assessed by 100% coursework.

    Subject Benchmark Statement:

    General Business and Management (2007), Finance (2007), BSc Accounting (2007).


    For students progressing by entry with advanced standing to Level 6 an overall Merit profile in an HND, a Foundation Degree or a recognised overseas equivalent is required. In other cases, applications for advanced entry with specific credits towards the degree will be dealt with under Buckinghamshire New University regulations and procedures.

    Start Date

    New intake each: January / September.

    Total Course Duration

    1 year


    On completion of the programme, students will be able to progress to a range of opportunities and careers in the Accounting & Finance profession. Having achieved maximum exemption from ACCA papers, graduates can progress their professional qualifications through the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants or indeed through other equally prestigious accountancy professional bodies, such as the ICAEW, CIMA etc.

    Recent graduates from this course have gone on to jobs such as: Accounting Assistant, Personal Banker, Financial Analyst, Payroll Assistant and Graduate/Trainee Accountant.

    The academic strength and rigour of the BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance programme means that students are sufficiently prepared to consider entering the field of academic research.


    The tuition fee is £9,250 per annum. Students on this course may be fully funded by the Student Loan Company.This facility is only available to UK and other European Union students. For more information, please contact the admissions team at or T: +44 20 8556 5009


    Please apply through UCAS and for assistance, contact via email, our Admissions Department, or, by post to Mont Rose College 267 Cranbrook Road London IG1 4TG. 

    Admission Office:
    Mont Rose College of the Management & Sciences,
    Shakespeare House – South Campus,
    267 Cranbrook Road, Ilford , Essex IG1 4TG
    Phone: +44 20 8556 5009