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BA Honours Accounting and Finance


Course length: 3 years full time

Course starts: September 2015

Course leader: Dr. Cedwyn Fernandes

Programme Details

In Year 1 you will learn to use CIMA Sage accounting software and gain an official CIMA Sage user’s certificate. Middlesex was the first university in the UK to provide certificated CIMA Sage training. From the second year onwards you will choose from an extensive range of modules that explore the broader business environment, and gain an understanding of the pivotal role of accounting to the success of organisations across the globe.

Our three-year degree covers: Financial Management, Accounting, Finance, Business Law, Business Economics, Analysis and Taxation.

You will develop a set of transferable skills to support you on your career journey, such as advanced analytical thinking and problem solving. You will learn how to work effectively in teams as both a leader and collaborator and become a confident communicator both written and verbally, ensuring you can communicate effectively in a business environment.

Special Features

  • Degree is tailored so that students receive the highest possible number of exemptions from the professional body examinations including the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
  • Unique programme combining accounting and finance knowledge and skills.
  • As well as theoretical knowledge, the programme includes the use of Sage to develop additional employment skills.
  • Middlesex Accountancy and Finance graduates progress into careers with a wide range of prestigious organizations, including KPMG and Deloitte Touché
  • Internship opportunities available through the Careers and Employability Service.
  • Option to transfer to London campus.


Year 1

  • Business Economics (30 Credits) – Compulsory
  • Financial Accounting (30 Credits) – Compulsory
  • Financial Data Analysis (30 Credits) – Compulsory
  • Management Accounting (30 Credits) – Compulsory

Year 2

  • Advanced Financial Accounting (30 Credits) – Compulsory
  • Advanced Management Accounting (30 Credits) – Compulsory
  • Business Law (30 credits) – Compulsory
  • Banking Theory and Practice (30 Credits) – Optional
  • Business Environment Analysis (30 Credits) – Optional
  • Operations Management (30 Credits) – Optional
  • Trade and International Business (30 Credits) – Optional

Year 3

  • Accounting Theory (30 Credits) – Compulsory
  • Finance (30 Credits) – Compulsory
  • Taxation (30 Credits) – Compulsory
  • Audit and Assurance (30 Credits) – Optional
  • Authentic Leadership Development (30 Credits) – Optional
  • Corporate Governance (30 Credits) – Optional
  • Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation (30 Credits) – Optional

* Subject to modules on offer.

You will gain advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of accounting and finance and learn to understand management concepts within an international business context. BA Accounting and Finance is the ideal first step to becoming a qualified accountant.


Number of Modules Tuition Fees Per Module Tuition Fees per Year* Tuition Fees Total
12 AED 12,500 AED 50,000 AED 150,000

* Fees for full-time enrolment i.e. 4 modules per year. Students who wish to enrol for more than 4 modules must have extenuating circumstances and get special permission from their Programme Coordinators and pay for the additional module(s).

Entry Requirements

We normally make offers on 300 UCAS tariff points. GCSE English and Maths with a minimum of Grade C are required, however, the minimum points required for entry are 160 UCAS tariff Points, for more details please click here. 

Career Opportunities

An Accounting and Finance degree opens the doors to a range of careers, many with excellent progression and competitive salaries. You can also pursue a career as a professional accountant following accreditation.

Middlesex Accounting and Finance graduates progress into careers with a wide range of prestigious organisations in the following roles: Trainee Accountant, Accounts Assistant, Audit Trainee, Financial Risk Analyst, Finance Assistant, Credit Controller, etc.


The following documents must accompany an Application for Admission download here or  apply online. 

  • Two (2) recent passport-size photographs
  • Copy of your passport and your UAE residency visa, if available. Candidates who wish to apply for Middlesex University sponsored student visas can findmore information here
  • International Foundation Programme: Applicants should submit copies of secondary school records including a certificate of completion and a statement of grades/marks. Students may need to additionally provide results of their GED Tests.
  • >Undergraduate Programmes : Applicants should submit copies of secondary school records including a certificate of completion and a statement of grades/marks. If you are seeking credits for previous study completed at university/post-secondary level, please provide official documents (e.g. transcripts, certificates, etc) showing the subjects completed and marks/grades achieved along with detailed information on the content of courses and an explanation of the grading system.
  • Postgraduate Programmes : Students should submit copies of their undergraduate qualifications including degrees and/or a statement of completion and transcripts showing grades/marks. For the MBA programme, students must additionally provide evidence of minimum 3 years professional full-time work experience. For candidates without a degree, a full description of the jobs is essential, to show clearly your successful career path and the contribution you can make to your postgraduate programme. You must provide information on the employer(s): size of Company (e.g. annual turnover, number of employees, geographical breadth), own responsibilities (e.g. size of budget, number of people reporting to you, to whom you report) and job content.
  • Two (2) academic references
  • A personal statement (200 words or more)
  • Evidence of satisfying the English Language requirements, where applicable.

If you require additional services such as a Middlesex University sponsored Student Visa or housing in our Halls of residences or our Transportation services please indicate this clearly on the application form.

Applications with the supporting documents should be sent to the Admission Office by the required ‘Application Deadlines’ on the following contact details:

Admissions Office

Middlesex University Dubai
Room 002, Block 16
Dubai Knowledge Village

PO Box 500697
United Arab Emirates

Email: admissions@mdx.ac

For admissions related enquiries call: +971 (0)4 3678100 OR +971 (0)4 3751212
To contact us via Fax dial: +971 (0)4 3678043