B.Sc. in Accounting & Finance

Distance Learning (3 years)

Our B.Sc in Accounting & Finance is a comprehensive three-year course that will introduce you to the all the principles of accounting and finance. You will develop the key skills to excel in the financial marketplace. 

The course has been designed by professionally qualified tutors, who have worked in industry, giving you the benefit of their experience and knowledge. It provides students with all the tools, techniques and practice you need to succeed in a highly competitive financial world. At the same time, and in common with other CIM (BVI) courses, the course has been designed to equip you with management and marketing skills.

By the end of the course, you will have become competent in working in and around the financial marketplace. You will graduate with a fully developed skill set essential for success in your chosen career.

Course Structure
Year 1

1. Financial & Management Accounting
2. Economics
3. Business English
4. Statistics
5. Business Law
6. Business Organisation

Year 2

1. Computer Fundamentals
2. Cost Accounting
3. Financial Planning & Control
4. Auditing 
5. Taxation
6. Financial Management

Year 3

1. Financial Reporting
2. Performance Management & Control
3. Marketing of Financial Services
4. Global Financial Markets 
5. Compliance, Ethics, and Public Governance
6. Project

One of our distinguishing features is that at the end of each year of our three-year Bachelor programmes, we award separate certificates: at the end of the first year a Diploma; at the end of the second year an Advanced Diploma; and, finally, at the end of the third year, a Bachelor certificate. This offers students more flexibility and the freedom to start a degree without committing to the entire length of the course. 

On successful completion of Year 1, you will be awarded the Diploma in Accounting & Finance.
On successful completion of Year 2, you will be awarded the Advanced Diploma in Accounting & Finance.
Finally, upon successful completion of Year 3, you will be awarded the Bachelor of Science in Accounting & Finance.
Entry Requirements
Entry requirements are flexible and vary, but we generally demand:

For entry into Year 1 (Diploma):
(a) Secondary School Leaving Certificate with a good mark
(b) 5 GCSEs and 2 AS/A2s
(c) the equivalent in your country of education
(d) Foundation Certificate from the Chartered Institute of Marketing or from another internationally recognised professional body
(e) proof of good use of English (IELTS/TOEFL/GCSE or equivalent)

For entry into Year 2 (Advanced Diploma): 
(a) Diploma from CIM (BVI);
(c) Certificate from a Chartered Institute or from another internationally recognised professional body;
(d) 40 transfer credits from an internationally accredited university in a relevant field

For entry into Year 3 (B.Sc.):
(a) Advanced Diploma from CIM (BVI);
(c) 120 ECTS from an internationally accredited university in a relevant field;
(d) Diploma in Professional Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing or equal Diploma from an internationally recognised professional body
(e) Membership of the UK Institute of Certified Chartered Accountants, the Chartered Institute of Bankers, the Chartered Insurance Institute, or any such international recognised professional body

We welcome applications for exemptions on a subject-to-subject basis and based on evidence of credentials from recognised Institutions. The maximum number of exemptions allowed is 12 (2 years). Students interested in applying to exempted from modules must complete the appropriate Exemption Form (AEX 60) and submit it to the Admissions Office for consideration with all their credentials and the appropriate exemption fees.
The decision of the Board regarding admissions will be final. No reason for acceptance or rejection will be given to candidates or to anyone else. CIM (BVI) reserves the right to vary its admission criteria from time to time. The Academic Registrar is responsible for the interpretation of the admission criteria and may impose other conditions to be satisfied before admission.

Commencement of Course
Students may apply for admission and start their studies anytime in the year.

This will vary depending which year you are admitted in, but for the full B.Sc. the minimum period is 36 months.

Examination Dates
Exams are held at approved Overseas Centres EVERY JUNE and JANUARY. Students are NOT allowed to sit for the exams before the lapse of 6 months from the date of registration into the programme. Students wishing to enter for the examinations MUST complete an examination entry form (EEF79) and send it to the Institute at least by 30th November for the January Examination session and 30th April for the June Examination session.

Teaching Language
**Please note that the Institute reserves the right to change the fees, syllabus and regulations at any time. Students re-sitting or re-taking a course or changing their centre of study assume full risk of such changes and of any additional fees applicable at the time.
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