Accounting and Finance (Dual degree with SII-DUFE ) BSc (Hons) - 2024/5

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance (Dual degree with SII-DUFE)

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Accounting and Finance (Dual degree with SII-DUFE)
DipHE Accounting and Finance (Dual degree with SII-DUFE)
CertHE Accounting and Finance (Dual degree with SII-DUFE)

Professional recognition

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for the purpose of exemptions from some professional examinations.

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UKA10071 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY UKA10071 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits

JACs code

100105, 100107

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Surrey Business School

Programme Leader

HAN Liang (SII DUFE)

Date of production/revision of spec

22/09/2023

Educational aims of the programme

  • Produce individuals who are recognised as highly competent professionals in their field and highly sought after by employers
  • Develop future leaders who can apply thinking skills critically and creatively to recognise and solve complex real-world problems in an ethical and sustainable manner
  • Develop the use of digital skills in strategic financial and business decision-making
  • Provide opportunities to develop resilience and resourcefulness to tackle unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with confidence
  • Develop a global citizenship mindset including the ability to engage effectively with people from different backgrounds
  • Provide an excellent, world-leading learning and teaching environment with teaching input from both researchers and experienced accounting and finance practitioners
  • Underpin learning with understanding and application of global sustainability objectives in an ethical manner

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Demonstrate a high degree of technical competence in financial and management accounting and reporting, financial management, tax strategy and compliance, and risk management KCPT BSc (Hons)
Critically evaluate strategic financial decisions regarding financial planning, investment, corporate restructuring, and risk management based on understanding of finance theories and the global regulatory, sustainability, and macroeconomic environment KCPT BSc (Hons)
Reflect on the full range of sustainability issues and stakeholder awareness when making strategic business decisions within a global environment KCPT BSc (Hons)
Apply digital skills in strategic financial and business decision-making and develop the digital mindset required to succeed as an accounting and finance professional in the workplace KCPT BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate the business acumen, resilience, ethical ethos, leadership skills, and critical thinking skills required by future industry leaders CPT BSc (Hons)
Develop qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment and begin to explore possible future career paths CPT CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate relevant knowledge and understanding of organisations and the external global environment in which they operate K CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Apply underlying concepts and principles associated with financial and management accounting K CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Use basic international accounting principles in the preparation of simple financial statements and product cost analysis CP CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Apply financial mathematics with digital skills in financial and business decision-making CPT CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Appreciate legal and ethical requirements to both disclose and work towards global sustainability objectives C CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Develop personal resilience and resourcefulness to tackle unfamiliar situations T CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment including exercising professional and ethical judgement in financial planning and decision making CPT DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Integrate relevant knowledge and understanding of finance theories in the operation of global financial markets K DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Use a range of international accounting and finance principles to undertake critical analysis of information and propose solutions to financial problems arising from that analysis KCPT DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Analyse emerging issues in digital management information and accounting systems KC DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate the ability to use digital coding effectively in a finance context PT DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Reflect on a range of sustainability issues and stakeholder awareness C DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Understand the limits of their knowledge and effectively communicate their analysis C DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate a reasonable degree of technical competence in financial and management accounting and reporting, financial management, tax strategy and compliance, and risk management KCPT Ord, BSc (Hons)
Evaluate strategic financial decisions regarding financial planning, investment, corporate restructuring and risk management based on understanding of finance theories and the global regulatory, sustainability and macroeconomic environment KCPT Ord, BSc (Hons)
Reflect on a range of sustainability issues and stakeholder awareness when making strategic business decisions within a global environment KCPT Ord, BSc (Hons)
Apply digital skills in strategic financial and business decision-making PT Ord, BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate key business skills (applicable to students who undertake the Professional Training Year) P
Analysis of business operations (applicable to students who undertake the Professional Training Year) P
Self- reflection and awareness (applicable to students who undertake the Professional Training Year) P

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over three academic years, consisting of 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of 480 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6 and the optional professional training year). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 1 - FHEQ Level 4

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester

Module Selection for Year 1 - FHEQ Level 4

N/A

Year 1 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 4

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
1

Module Selection for Year 1 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 4

N/A

Professional Training Year (PTY) -

Module Selection for Professional Training Year (PTY) -

N/A

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) Y
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
Study exchange (Level 5) N
Dual degree Y

Other information

The programme record is for students starting at SII-DUFE (Year 0 & 1) and then have the option to take part of their study at The University of Surrey in the UK (Years 2& 3).

First year at SII-DUFE (year Zero) and using DUFE credits system (1 credits = 1 class hour). NOTE: apart from the DUFE modules listed, there are required social studies in Chinese degrees, but these have not relevance to the British / Surrey award and are not listed.

Surrey's Curriculum Framework is committed to developing graduates with strengths in employability, digital capabilities, global and cultural capabilities, sustainability, resourcefulness, and resilience.

Global and Cultural Capabilities: The programme is delivered in an interactive and collaborative way, in a cohort that commonly represents a wealth of nationalities and backgrounds. Students are encouraged to engage with, and learn from, diverse perspectives through interaction and teamwork. The accounting and financial models introduced in the programme are applicable to companies across the globe. Students are familiarised with concepts that are standard all over the world with some variations depending on country regulations and/or cultural differences.

Digital Capabilities: Students will use excel to better understand accounting and finance related modelling and enhance their digital capabilities. For several projects, they need to source and evaluate information and data via online resources to aid their learning. Additionally, they are encouraged to use current media and cloud/file sharing for communication and teamwork. Throughout the programme, students learn to navigate the Virtual Learning Environment and other digital resources to aid their learning and undertake research.

Employability: This programme is accredited by five professional accountancy bodies and thus improves employability. The programme aims to develop accounting and financial awareness and modelling skills that are highly sought after by employers. Students develop the ability to evaluate problems, devise and critically analyse solutions, and apply knowledge to real-world business. The tasks and assessments undertaken are specifically chosen to mimic professional life and equip students with knowledge and skills that are highly valuable to employers. As a result, students build and enhance individual and professional skills.

Resourcefulness and Resilience: Students solve problems as well as critically analyse the solutions, thereby fostering openness to different perspectives and developing their own viewpoints. In addition, through independent and guided learning, students develop attributes such as confidence, adaptability, self-regulation, self-efficacy, problem-solving and decision-making abilities. By the final year, students will have the ability to respond positively and effectively to opportunities and challenges both as an individual and within a group.

Sustainability: The programme aims to develop students┬┐ understanding, awareness, and capability to develop innovative solutions to deal with key agendas related to specific sustainability and ethically related areas such as socially responsible business conduct. The nature of the programme requires students to critically assess issues in corporate governance, accountability and ethics, corporate failure, ethical implications, and responsible investments. Students will learn to adapt to changing contexts in terms of technology, institutions, and markets.

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2024/5 academic year.