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BA (Hons) in Business Studies (Accounting & Finance)
Institute:  CITY College, International Faculty of the University of Sheffield
Category:  Finance
START DATE: October 2017 CITY: THESSALONIKI
DURATION: 3 years EDUCATION VARIANTS: Full Time
DEGREE: Bachelor LANGUAGE: English, Greek
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Secondary Education Diplomas
Candidates for Undergraduate studies should be holders of:

  • a High School Leaving Certificate with good performance or
  • the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or at least six IB Subject Certificates (including at least three at the higher level) with a minimum total of 26 points, or A Levels obtained locally.

Good knowledge of English
Undergraduate applicants must have very good knowledge of the English language certified by:

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.0 or
  • TOEFL internet based 79 or
  • any other recognized certificate proving advanced knowledge of English (Level C2 / “proficiency”) or
  • Cambridge Advanced English certificate (Grade C and above) or
  • any other equivalent qualification

Candidates who have completed their high school studies through the medium of the English Language
are not required to hold an English language qualification.

DESCRIPTION

The recent evolution of the financial environment driven by liberalization, globalization, and modernization of financial markets, has significantly increased the importance of the financial function of modern businesses. Particularly for Greece, the process of financial integration with the EU and the thriving financial markets are major sources of change in the financial environment. In this changing environment, the financial function becomes the most important factor affecting business competitiveness. Hence, today, studies in Accounting and Finance constitute a fundamental part of any curriculum in Business Administration.

The Accounting and Finance course aims to provide students with the theoretical, technical and empirical background necessary for financial problem solving and financial decision making within the complex and changing business environment.

The programme is based on extensive application of financial analysis techniques in key areas of business finance such as financial statement preparation and analysis, managerial accounting, and financial management. An important and particularly interesting part of the programme focuses on techniques that facilitate the analysis of investment in financial markets, namely security and portfolio analysis. Finally, particular emphasis is given to the analysis of the banking sector and the fundamentals of bank management. It must be emphasized that the techniques used in the accounting and financial analysis are supported by the appropriate computer software.

The Business Administration and Economics Department, in association with the well-staffed Computer Science Department of City, is prepared to assist students in acquiring and mastering all necessary skills and expertise.

Units

Level 1

Principles of Management
Principles of Marketing
Quantitative Methods for Business and Finance
Principles of Business Statistics
Information Technology for Management
Principles of Accounting
Academic English Skills
European Union
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Introduction to Law
Business Communication

Level 2

Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics
Organisational Behaviour
Financial Management
Marketing Management Strategies
Decision Making with Information Technology
Management Accounting
Operations Management
Consumer Behaviour
Principles of Commercial Law
Financial Institution and Markets

Units to the value of twenty credits from the following

Sustainable Development and the Greening of Business
Understanding International Conflicts
Sociology
International Politics
Civil Liberties
Legal Environment of Business
Understanding Globalization
Positive Psychology

Level 3

Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Financial Accounting and Analysis with International Financial Reporting Standards
Business Strategy
Money and Banking

Units to the value of sixty credits from the following

Financial Instruments and Market Behaviour
Managing with Information Technology
Portfolio and Security Analysis
International Financial Management
Cost Accounting
Auditing
International Business
Group Accounts & Financial Statement Analysis
Introduction to Econometrics

INFORMATION

Successful graduates are awarded the undergraduate degree of the University of Sheffield.
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business Studies (Accounting and Finance)
The title is awarded directly by the University of Sheffield.
The degree is recognised by UK NARIC.


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