BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance Top-Up


Course Duration

18 months


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Delivered & Awarded by

University of Derby

About this Course

If you already hold an HND or Foundation degree in Accounting and Finance or an equivalent qualification, top it up to a full Accounting and Finance BA (Hons) degree in 18 months with this online course. Partnered with the CISI, our course 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 bachelor’s degree can improve your career prospects, strengthen your CV and allow you to move onto a Master’s 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.

Career Info

We have designed the degree to help you get maximum exemptions from a range of professional qualifications*. This shortens the time required for you to become a fully qualified member of your chosen professional body.

Our past students have gone on to work for local public practices, multinational accounting firms and taken up accounting careers in merchant banks and other large businesses. As an accountant you will have the opportunity to work in many diverse fields, anywhere in the world.

* Please check with your regional professional body to find out more about the exemptions available to you.


  • Financial Strategy
  • Independent Study
  • Management Accounting Performance Evaluation
  • Contemporary Reporting Issues
  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Investing and Financial Market Behaviour
  • Personal Taxation (non-exam route)

About University of Derby

The University of Derby operates with a vision to offer high quality, value for money study options with a personal learner-oriented approach. Since 2001, the University has offered online distance learning to students who required more flexible study options. The online courses are designed specifically for that purpose and are delivered by professional lecturers with extensive knowledge in their subject areas. The course materials combined with the support of a responsive academic team, ensure that students receive a well-supported learning experience.

Entry Requirements​

You need to have one of the following qualifications:

  • HND or Foundation Degree in Accounting or Finance or international equivalent
  • ACCA F1-F6 or ACCA F1-F5 and F8
  • CIMA Advanced Diploma
  • ABE Advanced Diploma in Business Administration
  • IBAM Advanced Diploma in Business Administration

If you do not hold one of the above Accounting or finance qualifications, but have a HND or Foundation Degree in business or equivalent overseas qualification, you may be eligible to apply for our BSc (Hons) Management Accounting (top up) degree as an alternative.

BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance

Gaining the full bachelor’s degree can improve your career prospects, strengthen your CV and allow you to move onto a Master’s degree.

Delivered & Awarded by

University of Derby


18 months


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