Regular fees: 5040 GBP
If you already have an accounting and finance qualification at HND/foundation degree level, this course allows you to top it up to a full BA (Hons) degree in one to two years.
We have partnered with the CISI (Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment) for this course. It is also directly mapped against the teaching of their foundation qualification, Introduction to Investment, with the option to take its exam upon completion of our course. Gaining the full bachelors degree can improve your career prospects, strengthen your CV and allow you to move on to a masters degree at a later date, should you wish to.
It’s a popular choice for busy professionals or those returning to work who want to get all the benefits a full degree brings but need a flexible study pattern. We accept a range of qualifications for entry onto the course.
You can apply for module exemptions and module credits from prior learning and experience towards this course
If you have already completed ACCA or CIMA papers, you may be eligible for exemptions from specific modules. Further details can be found in our Exemptions section.
Have you already studied at another institution, completed a training course, or does your work experience appear equivalent to one or more modules of your chosen course? If so, you may able to translate this prior learning into credits towards your course modules so you don’t have to study them again.
For undergraduate courses you can apply for credits up to 50% of each stage. Depending on your former learning this could mean you only need to complete one module and an independent study project to complete the course. Further information about applying for credits for prior learning can be found in our recognition of prior learning section.
Further details can be found in our Exemptions section.
Ideal for aspiring accountants and others
This online Accounting and Finance top-up degree will give you a thorough understanding of Accounting and Business concepts. It is ideal if you want to go on to be a professional accountant or work within the financial services sector. However, having a good understanding of Accounting and Finance is an advantage in any profession today. So, even if you don’t want to work in financial services, you will find this online top-up degree valuable.
Tutors that work to the latest professional standards
Our teaching staff are all professionally qualified and have industry as well as academic experience. They also teach on the professional body courses, such as ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants), which means they understand the most current professional standards. That’s important because you need to be sure that what you’ll learn is up to date and relevant to today’s business world.
CISI Education University Partnership
We have the first online university degree programme in the UK to be partnered with the CISI, the largest and most widely respected professional body for the securities and investment profession in the UK, with a growing number of global financial centres. Our Accounting and Finance (Top-Up) BA (Hons) has been closely mapped against the CISI’s Introduction to Investment foundation qualification, helping you to prepare you for its exam, which can be taken at the University of Derby campus or at one of the CISI’s global test centres.
Furthermore, students wishing to pursue the Introduction to Investment qualification will benefit from a 50% saving on the exam fee and the work book. A one-off registration fee will be payable to become a CISI student member, giving you access to a number of membership benefits designed to support your studies and broaden your career development. We are offering a limited number of scholarships to cover the cost of the CISI registration fee, exam fee and workbook – a select few will be chosen upon enrolment.
The Introduction to Investment qualification is the first step on the CISI qualification pathway, and is also recognised by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). It will be of special interest to you if you are interested in a career in wealth management, operational investments, financial planning, compliance and risk, and stockbroking. Upon completion of this foundation qualification, there is then an option to join the CISI as an affiliate member (subject to annual membership fee).
What you will study
We will advise you of your study plan - the running order and availability of the modules - when you are invited to enrol.
If we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, this may not be offered. In addition, where demand is high, some modules may be subject to a cap.
For this top-up degree, you will need to complete a total of 120 credits. This will be made up from the core modules (adding up to 80 credits) and two of the optional 20-credit modules in your preferred area of Accounting and Finance.