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BSc (Hons) in International Accounting

Course Overview

The pace of global economic change is relentless. Companies wanting to stay ahead of their competition will be looking for people that understand the challenges and factors involved in this changing outlook. The accountant has become a key player in providing management information to enable successful decision making, planning and control.

To achieve this, BSc (Hons) International Accounting degree will help you consider the practical techniques involved in Accounting and Finance, and continue to develop skills to critically analyse the theory behind these techniques.

More than just a degree, this programme also offers significant exemptions from the Association of International Accountants’ (AIA) exams.

Key information

    Course name

    BSc (Hons) in International Accounting Top-up

    Total academic credits

    120 credits

    Qualification awarded

    BSc (Hons) in International Accounting

    Awarding body

    University of Northampton

    Academic level

    Undergraduate (QCF_NQF Level 6)

    Study mode

    Online via LSM’s award-winning e-learning platform


    12 months

    Tuition fees




    Course location


Academic entry requirements

A Higher National Diploma or equivalent (Edexcel, ABE, NCC) or Foundation Degree in a related field. Alternatively, applicants must hold professional qualifications up to level 5 such as AIA, IFA, ACCA, or CIMA. International students with Higher Diplomas or degrees from their own country will be considered.

The EduQual Diploma in Business Management (Accounting and Finance - SCQF, Level 8) is also accepted as an entry pathway for this programme.

English entry requirements

A good command of English (equivalent to IELTS 6.0 or above) or; evidence that you have been instructed and assessed predominantly in English for a significant part of your educational career.

Assessment methods

Coursework and a supervised independent business research project

Progression route

Postgraduate study or Professional career

Career opportunities

Finance Officer, Accounts Assistant, Financial Analyst in private and public sectors


  • Accounting Dissertation –                               40 credits
  • International Money and Finance –                 20 credits
  • Corporate Governance -                                 20 credits
  • Accounting and Finance for Managers -         20 credits
  • Business Communication -                             20 credits


Reasons for choosing this course

The aims of the degree are designed to provide students with an integrated academic and professional learning experience conceived and structured to enable students to gain the knowledge, understanding and skills to pursue and sustain professional accounting careers in industry or practice.

This programme equips its graduates to:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the role and function of accounting and how its various disciplines interrelate and contribute to the effective management of organisations
  • Develop a critical understanding of the key concepts within the main accounting disciplines to enable their real application at a professional level
  • Develop an understanding of professional judgement and professional ethics, including the competence, confidence and maturity to apply it in the appropriate contexts
  • Gain a comprehensive and systematic knowledge of the theories, models and techniques of accounting, including being able to critically evaluate their effectiveness in different situations
  • Develop a range of skills and attitudes which facilitate effective transitions into the work environment, including an appreciation of the responsibility of accountants as leaders in organisations
  • Become effective communicators of complex financial findings and reasoned recommendations


Learning methods

The course is delivered through blended learning which is a structured study option that uses a combination of support elements from London School of Marketing (LSM) Academic team and its partners or Local Access Point.

LSM will be responsible for course delivery, and your Local Access Point will be responsible for providing IT infrastructure and administrative support.

As a partnership’s student, you will be part a part of the academic community and you will receive the chance to interact with personal tutor in London and fellow students around the world.


Learning resources

The following is included for all study modes:   

  • Course materials that include structured lecture notes, practical applications with real-world examples, and case studies that challenge you to apply your knowledge
  • Assessment materials accessible through our Integrated Modular Study System (IMSS) e-learning platform
  • Access to the LS Online Community to keep in touch and share with fellow students
  • A comprehensive e-library containing recommended study texts and reference books for online reading
  • Mintel market reports, including industry reports, financial analysis and company information
  • Two complementary digital publications to support your revision

In addition to the above, you will also receive the following:   

  • A welcome webinar at the beginning of the course
  • Further online webinars for assignment and exam workshops
  • A dedicated one-to-one tutor to provide comprehensive support throughout the course
  • One-to-one supervision for all major project modules

London School of Marketing (LSM) online learning platform offers multiplatform accessibility. Therefore, LSM delivers the course straight to your smart phone, tablet, laptop or desktop and students can choose to study whenever or wherever they prefer.