Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and Finance (MQF 6)

Module 1 - 12 ECTS

The Business Environment

This module aims at introducing learners, especially those who are not familiar with the business environment, to organisations, which are made up of various systems and people interacting with one another on a continuous basis. Primarily, it will introduce learners to various organisation types, their stakeholders, the competition within which they operate, and their functions and structure. This will serve as preparation for upcoming modules which will make reference to organisations.

Module 2 - 12 ECTS

Economics and Financial Markets

The module introduces students to the economic environment that impacts the three key financial management decisions related to investment, financing and dividend policy. Students will also be introduced to the use of macroeconomic applications to address real-world issues in current economic policy.

Module 3 - 12 ECTS

Fundamentals of Management Accounting

This module intends to give participants a thorough understanding of the fundamental principles and techniques of management accounting. These principles and techniques are used in business to support informative planning, control and decision-making.

Module 4 - 12 ECTS

Accountancy Law

This module specifically covers various laws and regulations which directly and indirectly impact the field of accountancy and finance. These laws and regulations include employment law and the legal framework relating to the establishment and operation of a business.

Module 5 - 12 ECTS

Principles of Financial Accounting

This module introduces students to the fundamental principles and practices of financial accounting. It first covers accounting techniques, focusing on the recording, processing and reporting of business transactions and events. The module then demonstrates to students how to prepare financial statements and perform a high-level analysis of these statements. It also covers the preparation of simple consolidated financial statements from the individual financial statements of group incorporated entities.

Module 6 - 12 ECTS

Corporate Business Finance

This module aims to provide students with an understanding of, and the ability to, apply the tools and methodologies of business finance theory. It builds on the managements accounting module to explore the financial decision-making processes of businesses.

Module 7 - 12 ECTS

Performance Management

This module elaborates on the content of the management accounting module and allows students to gain further insight into the measurement and management of performance within organisations.

Module 8 - 12 ECTS

Financial Reporting

This module intends to enhance the knowledge and skills in understanding and applying the theoretical framework and accounting standards in the preparation of financial statements and covers the analysis and interpretation of these statements. The module also continues developing on the knowledge acquired in the financial accounting module.

Module 9 - 12 ECTS

Auditing and Assurance

This module introduces learners to the basic principles of auditing and its role in the world of accounting and finance. It primarily covers a variety of areas related to auditing financial statements, allowing students to learn about the need for internal and external audits.

Module 10 - 12 ECTS

Corporate Governance and Ethics

This module focuses on the most important corporate governance legal issues arising worldwide and analyses the influence that these theories have exerted on society and the business community. The module focuses on the overall corporate governance debate and the various corporate governance solutions originating from it. The final part of the module deals with several scenarios in which the adoption of unethical corporate governance approaches led to the infringement of fundamental rights and produced adverse effects in the corporate world and broader society.

Module 11 - 15 ECTS

Maltese Taxation

This module focuses on the Maltese taxation system as it relates to individuals and corporate entities. The aim of the module is for students to develop knowledge and skills of the fundamental principles and key technical areas in taxation. The syllabus considers the separate taxes that an accountant would need to have a detailed knowledge of in order to compute tax liabilities, undertake tax planning and identify compliance issues where necessary.

Module 12 - 15 ECTS

Financial Management

This module builds on the Corporate Business Finance module, allowing learners to understand the fundamental role of a financial manager, mainly in relation to investment, financing and dividend policy decisions in business. Students will also be able to understand the economic environment in which such decisions are made to help them value businesses in the context of this environment and understand how such decisions impact them.

Module 13 - 12 ECTS

Research Methods

This module highlights the main data collection methods to be implemented in researching topics focusing on accountancy and finance. It introduces learners to the collection, evaluation and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, demonstrating to students how to produce clear reports, manage time efficiently, and analyse results effectively. As part of this module, students will be asked to formulate a research proposal.

Module 14 - 18 ECTS

Dissertation

This module is dedicated to the dissertation in accountancy and finance, which focuses on a long academic writing on a topic related to finance or accountancy chosen by the learner themselves. Throughout the course, learners are expected to critique the work of previous academics and assess previous literature focusing on the topic of choice. Furthermore, learners are expected to discuss various theories and methodologies, collect relevant data, conduct an analysis of such data and write it in a report which is clear and understandable and in a good academic format. Learners are expected to carry out the research autonomously under the supervision of an assigned tutor.

Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and Finance (MQF 6)

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Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and Finance (MQF 6)

About this course

 

Gain the technical knowledge and practical expertise for a successful career in finance with our BSc in Accountancy and Finance.

The BSc in Accountancy and Finance has been developed to provide the learners with the necessary and required knowledge and skills to successfully work within the industry of accountancy and finance. Learners will also gain outstanding academic skills which will prepare them to undertake further studies at a higher level and to work effectively within the business environment in a team and individually. It prepares students with the ability to work both within the public and the private sector and to tackle and face any problems which might arise in today’s business working environment. Learners will learn how to:

  • Monitor the interactions between business, key stakeholders and the external environment.
  • Ensure understanding of the macroeconomic themes and their relevance to the business world.
  • Support organisational management in planning, controlling, and monitoring performance in a variety of business contexts.
  • Apply cost accounting techniques to assist informative decision-making.
  • Monitor laws governing the formation and constitution of organisations, including financing types and insolvency laws.
  • Identify the various aspects and sources of the legal system insofar as they impact the field of accountancy and finance.
  • Interpret financial statements taking into consideration financial performance, financial position, and cash flows.
  • Account for transactions in accordance with international accounting standards.
  • Prepare financial statements for single entities and business combinations.
  • Manage information derived from financial audits effectively and monitor the outcome of financial audits and audit reports accurately.
  • Monitor the role of internal and external stakeholders when it comes to corporate governance and corporate social responsibility.
  • Carry out an effective research project related to accountancy and finance.
  • Monitor the provisions of the Maltese taxation law insofar as they relate to the obligations of taxpayers and/or their agents.
  • Deal with different types of business finance taking into account the costs of financial resources.
  • Manage businesses according to their unique investing, financing and/or dividend policy profile.
  • Discuss how effective information management aids organisations in ensuring compliance with regulations.

By the end of this programme, learners will be eligible to advance their studies by pursuing our MBA in Finance.

 

Duration

27 Months

Start Date

May/Oct

Delivery

Face-to-face

Credits

180 ECTS Credits

Awarding Body

This qualification is awarded by Central Mediterranean Business School (CMBS).

 

Kindly be informed that this programme is undergoing accreditation from the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA).

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold:

  • A Matriculation certificate with an Intermediate Pass in Pure Mathematics and Advanced Pass in Accountancy, or equivalent. OR;
  • A recognised MQF Level 4 full qualification in Accountancy and Finance AND
  • Learners should be in possession of suitable English qualifications such as IELTS 6.0 or CEFR, or equivalent.

Assessment Mode

This course implements various methods and techniques of assessment, including examinations, assignments, presentations, research proposals and a dissertation.

Delivery Mode

This Bachelor of Science In Accountancy and Finance degree is delivered through face-to-face classroom-based learning.

 

Who is this course for?

This course is intended for those who are aged 21+ and those aspiring to be accountants or working in the world of finance.

 

Language of Instruction

This programme will be delivered in English.

 

Location of Lectures

Lectures will be delivered at Business Leaders Hub, 160, Mdina Road, Zebbug, Malta, ZBG 9015.

 

How to Apply

Interested candidates can apply by sending an email to admissions@cmbs.edu.mt or by calling us on 2247 0728/48. Applicants will be provided with a link to complete our booking form and will be requested to submit any relevant documents required to process the application.

 

Have questions?

Email us at admissions@cmbs.edu.mt or call on 2247 0728/48 to learn more.

 

 

Price (EU Students): €11,500

Price includes:

  • Access to a comprehensive student management system
  • Overall qualification certificate

  • Course material tutorial support notes
  • Access to online course resources

 

ACCREDITATION PENDING

Kindly be informed that this programme is undergoing *accreditation from the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA).

Should you wish to express your interest to register for this educational programme you are kindly requested to contact us at admissions@cmbs.edu.mt. A student agreement inclusive of payment of registration and tuition fees shall only be signed upon approval of accreditation of this educational programme, by the MFHEA.

 

*Accreditation is a form of certification in which the MFHEA will verify that

 

an academic or vocational programme meets minimum academic and vocational standards. Accreditation ensures that the qualification a student works so hard to obtain meets quality standards, and that it will be recognized as such by other educational institutions and employers. The decisive stage of accreditation is the mapping of the programme to the Malta Qualifications Framework (MQF) and the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) further information on the MFHEA and the MQF/EQF may be obtained from www.mfhea.mt

Syllabus

Module 1 - 12 ECTS

The Business Environment

This module aims at introducing learners, especially those who are not familiar with the business environment, to organisations, which are made up of various systems and people interacting with one another on a continuous basis. Primarily, it will introduce learners to various organisation types, their stakeholders, the competition within which they operate, and their functions and structure. This will serve as preparation for upcoming modules which will make reference to organisations.

Module 2 - 12 ECTS

Economics and Financial Markets

The module introduces students to the economic environment that impacts the three key financial management decisions related to investment, financing and dividend policy. Students will also be introduced to the use of macroeconomic applications to address real-world issues in current economic policy.

Module 3 - 12 ECTS

Fundamentals of Management Accounting

This module intends to give participants a thorough understanding of the fundamental principles and techniques of management accounting. These principles and techniques are used in business to support informative planning, control and decision-making.

Module 4 - 12 ECTS

Accountancy Law

This module specifically covers various laws and regulations which directly and indirectly impact the field of accountancy and finance. These laws and regulations include employment law and the legal framework relating to the establishment and operation of a business.

Module 5 - 12 ECTS

Principles of Financial Accounting

This module introduces students to the fundamental principles and practices of financial accounting. It first covers accounting techniques, focusing on the recording, processing and reporting of business transactions and events. The module then demonstrates to students how to prepare financial statements and perform a high-level analysis of these statements. It also covers the preparation of simple consolidated financial statements from the individual financial statements of group incorporated entities.

Module 6 - 12 ECTS

Corporate Business Finance

This module aims to provide students with an understanding of, and the ability to, apply the tools and methodologies of business finance theory. It builds on the managements accounting module to explore the financial decision-making processes of businesses.

Module 7 - 12 ECTS

Performance Management

This module elaborates on the content of the management accounting module and allows students to gain further insight into the measurement and management of performance within organisations.

Module 8 - 12 ECTS

Financial Reporting

This module intends to enhance the knowledge and skills in understanding and applying the theoretical framework and accounting standards in the preparation of financial statements and covers the analysis and interpretation of these statements. The module also continues developing on the knowledge acquired in the financial accounting module.

Module 9 - 12 ECTS

Auditing and Assurance

This module introduces learners to the basic principles of auditing and its role in the world of accounting and finance. It primarily covers a variety of areas related to auditing financial statements, allowing students to learn about the need for internal and external audits.

Module 10 - 12 ECTS

Corporate Governance and Ethics

This module focuses on the most important corporate governance legal issues arising worldwide and analyses the influence that these theories have exerted on society and the business community. The module focuses on the overall corporate governance debate and the various corporate governance solutions originating from it. The final part of the module deals with several scenarios in which the adoption of unethical corporate governance approaches led to the infringement of fundamental rights and produced adverse effects in the corporate world and broader society.

Module 11 - 15 ECTS

Maltese Taxation

This module focuses on the Maltese taxation system as it relates to individuals and corporate entities. The aim of the module is for students to develop knowledge and skills of the fundamental principles and key technical areas in taxation. The syllabus considers the separate taxes that an accountant would need to have a detailed knowledge of in order to compute tax liabilities, undertake tax planning and identify compliance issues where necessary.

Module 12 - 15 ECTS

Financial Management

This module builds on the Corporate Business Finance module, allowing learners to understand the fundamental role of a financial manager, mainly in relation to investment, financing and dividend policy decisions in business. Students will also be able to understand the economic environment in which such decisions are made to help them value businesses in the context of this environment and understand how such decisions impact them.

Module 13 - 12 ECTS

Research Methods

This module highlights the main data collection methods to be implemented in researching topics focusing on accountancy and finance. It introduces learners to the collection, evaluation and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, demonstrating to students how to produce clear reports, manage time efficiently, and analyse results effectively. As part of this module, students will be asked to formulate a research proposal.

Module 14 - 18 ECTS

Dissertation

This module is dedicated to the dissertation in accountancy and finance, which focuses on a long academic writing on a topic related to finance or accountancy chosen by the learner themselves. Throughout the course, learners are expected to critique the work of previous academics and assess previous literature focusing on the topic of choice. Furthermore, learners are expected to discuss various theories and methodologies, collect relevant data, conduct an analysis of such data and write it in a report which is clear and understandable and in a good academic format. Learners are expected to carry out the research autonomously under the supervision of an assigned tutor.

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