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Overview

This course is subject to validation.

Accounting and finance with FinTech are practical, career-focused subjects. Our learning methods reflect the tasks you’ll be expected to carry out in the workforce.

The future of financial transactions, applications and management of finances is expected to be impacted heavily by FinTech. The course will enable you to understand the trends and innovations in the financial industry. We have already started to see the application of FinTech e.g. cryptocurrency, crowdfunding, mobile payment systems. Therefore, studying this pathway will help you to have a good grasp of not only the foundations and applications of FinTech but also on the strategic implementation of FinTech.

It is important to note that the curriculum does not include the technology, coding or programming involved in FinTech but the strategic management of technology.

The  four-year course is perfect if you want a degree in accounting and finance with FinTech, but you don’t have the standard qualifications.

What makes this course different

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Careers

The course will enable you to gain employment in the financial services industry, open up a career in virtually any business or organisation in the private, public or voluntary sectors.

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Industry ready

The course provides exam exemptions from ACCA, ICAEW, CIMA, AIA, CPA Australia and IFA (provided you select the appropriate option modules) and will fast-track you on a path to becoming a qualified accountant.

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Work placement

Learn by doing and enhance practical skills by taking the placement year option.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

From day one, you'll develop the theoretical and practical skills needed to succeed as an investment banker, financial analyst, accountant or finance professional. You will develop soft skills in FinTech that will prepare you career in financial services. An interest in news and current affairs will be an asset as you'll examine and debate current financial issues in light of what you learn.

Throughout the course you'll learn about foundations and applications of FinTech, business analytics, financial and management accounting and the business and regulatory environment in which businesses operate. You'll also learn about financial management and the role of the financial markets and key financial institutions.

A major part of the course involves understanding FinTech and its applications in industry, developing relevant practical skills to prepare you for employment. For example, you'll learn how to:

  • Manipulate, analyse and interpret financial and non-financial data.
  • Prepare financial reports.
  • Apply accounting principles and techniques to a range of business problems.
  • Use industry-standard software.


You'll also learn how to appraise evidence, present and communicate clearly, work in a team and conduct independent research when required, such as when preparing a final-year project on a topic of your choice.

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MODULES

  • Core Modules
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    Developing Academic Skills for Business

    The move from college to university requires the demonstration of skills that many new students find challenging. This module is designed to equip you with the techniques necessary for you to successfully complete your degree.

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    Inside Business

    This module is designed to give you a broad introduction to the main functions within a business, and assess how associated decisions are made. The aim is to provide you with an understanding of the relevance of these key topics in preparation for future studies in Business or its associated specialisms.

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    The Global Business Enterprise

    This module aims to offers you with a sound base in business and enterprise and support further studies. The module is built around developing your knowledge of the environment within which business, enterprise and entrepreneurship operate and will give you a solid scaffolding for expanding their knowledge of the area.

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    Connecting to Business and Employment through Volunteering

    This module provides you with the opportunity to engage in an activity as a volunteer in a social enterprise or charity. The experience will enable you to witness business processes practice and enables you to identify and try different styles of work. The activity itself will offer you with valuable networking opportunities, the development of employability skills, and experience that can enhance your CV.

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    Mental Wealth 1: Academic and Digital Proficiency

    The module will equip you to succeed in both your studies and subsequent career. This includes the development of individual non-cognitive intelligence; digital proficiency; and cultural intelligence.

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    People and Organisations

    This module will introduce you to the variety of work organizations. You will also understand and explore the psychological, sociological and economic explanations of human behaviour in organisations.

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    Fundamentals of Business Accounting

    This module will develop and prepare you for entry into the professional workplace or further studies in accounting and finance. As part of this module, you will learn and develop a sound basis of theory and principles, accounting techniques and skills necessary as a foundation for further study and practical experience in accounting.

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    Fundamentals of Economics

    The module aims to enable you to develop an understanding of the basic economic concepts, theories, ideas and tools and their real-world application.

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    Business Law

    This module will provide you with knowledge of the constitution and forms of business entities. You will understand the relevant principles of UK law and the legislation governing the formation, structure, and operation of a business and its obligations. As part of the module, your will explore the legal obligations of a professional practitioner and of a professional practice in respect of employees. As you study the module and attend the law clinic, you will be able to analyse problems confronting a business, identify applicable legislation and apply appropriate legal principles.

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    Mental Wealth 2: Graduate Employment Competencies

    This module will provide you with the opportunity to document the development of core employability skills and allow students to acquire tangible evidence to support your employability narrative at interviews.

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    Intermediate Financial Reporting

    This module will help you to develop and enhance your analytical and critical skills. You will learn and examine financial accounting concepts and international accounting standards. You will also learn key theories and application of international accounting standards that underpin the latest thinking in financial accounting area.

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    Financial Management

    This module is intended to introduce you to the ideas and techniques of running a financially successful business. You appreciate and learn that in order to grow and expand, businesses must both find profitable investments and obtain funds to make those investments.

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    Performance Management Accounting

    This module will develop your knowledge and understanding of management accounting techniques. You will understand how management accounting techniques can be used to support management in planning, controlling, and monitoring performance in a variety of business contexts.

    Optional Modules
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    Taxation

    The module aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of taxation concepts and principles relating to individuals, partnerships, single and groups of companies operating in the UK and overseas business activities.

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    Accounting and Tax Clinic

    This module will give you an opportunity to get experience of a practical operational context where you can apply accounting techniques acquired in earlier modules of study.

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    Auditing

    The aim of the Module is to enable you to appreciate the nature, purposes, and detailed procedures of auditing and its relevance in today’s commercial environment. In particular, the module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the process of carrying out the assurance engagement and its application in the context of the professional framework.

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    Optional placement

    This course offers the opportunity of year-long placement between years two and three. If you choose to take this option, you’ll spend your third year on a placement with a relevant company or organisation, adding valuable practical experience to your growing academic knowledge. 

    The extra placement year means it will take four years to complete your studies, instead of three.

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    Mental Wealth 3: Global Enterprise and Consultancy Practice

    This module will develop core employability skills and allow you to develop and demonstrate skills in (i) the analysis of a problem (ii) planning and organising a task, including time management (iii) exercising judgement in the light of observed and published data (iv) compiling a report, (v) teamwork and collaboration and (vi) use of appropriate technologies.

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    Advanced Financial Reporting

    This module will build on your prior year studies and extend your understanding of corporate financial reporting. In particular, you will develop the professional skills to examine and apply consolidation techniques in the preparation and assessment of group accounts. You will develop the analytical skills to solve complex financial reporting problems. You will also have the opportunity and expertise to consider relevant conceptual issues and the application of accounting standards to such issues.

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    Corporate Finance

    This module aims to develop your understanding of corporate financial management decisions in the context of profit seeking organisations. You will also have the opportunity to examine and evaluate how such decisions may contribute to maximising shareholder value.

HOW YOU'LL LEARN

Accounting and finance with FinTech are practical, career-focused subjects. As far as possible, learning methods will reflect the tasks you'll be expected to carry out when you start work.

With an emphasis on learning practical skills, underpinned by a sound knowledge of key principles, theories and regulations, you'll learn in ways that include:

  • Field trips to companies and financial institutions to see how professional accountants and finance professionals operate.
  • Teamwork, to share ideas and insights and produce work together.
  • Guest speakers representing a cross-section of finance, accounting and business expertise.
  • Practical tasks. For example, you can learn how to trade in stocks and shares with our Bloomberg trading platform. This will develop investment management skills that will look impressive on your CV.
  • Lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops.


You'll also be expected to undertake a great deal of independent study outside of formal teaching time, supported by our specialist business library and a selection of digital materials, financial databases, handbooks, notes and other resources.

If you take a placement year in industry, you'll 'learn by doing' and enhance your practical skills. But even if you don't choose this option, we'll support you to find work experience or an internship during the course, which can earn you credits towards your final degree.

Our accounting and finance course is one of only a few in London which is accredited by six accountancy bodies.  Our team of academic staff are dedicated to ensure that your experience and engagement at UEL will be first class.

HOW YOU'LL BE ASSESSED

Foundation Year - 100% coursework;

Year 1 - mainly 100% coursework except two modules that have 50% exams;

Year 2 - 40% coursework, 60% examination;

Year 3 - 80% -100 exams, with two modules having 20% coursework.

You will receive detailed feedback outlining your strengths and how you can improve. We aim to provide feedback on assessments within 15 working days.

CAMPUS and FACILITIES

University Square Stratford

University Square Stratford, University Square Stratford

WHO TEACHES THIS COURSE

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

Dr Eric Boahen

Dr Eric Boahen is a Senior Lecturer at the Royal Docks School of Business and Law, University of East London.

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YOUR FUTURE CAREER

A UEL degree in accounting and finance with FinTech will leave you in an excellent position to gain work in a variety of business sectors.

Some students choose to continue their studies with a relevant postgraduate degree, such as the MSc International Accounting and Finance, MSc Professional Accounting, MSc Financial Management or MSc Risk Management.

Others obtain employment and go on to achieve their ACCA, ICAEW, CIMA, CPA Australia, IFA or AIA qualifications while working.

The kind of roles that you can expect to be open to you after graduation include:

  • Investment banking analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • Personal financial advisers
  • Investment analyst
  • Client adviser
  • Compliance officer
  • Financial accountant
  • Management accountant
  • Budget controller
  • Tax advisor
  • Origination loan officer
  • Internal or external auditor

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.