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BSc in International Finance (ACCA Professional Qualification pathway)

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What you'll learn

A Bachelor of Science (BSc) in International Finance is a comprehensive undergraduate program designed to equip students with a solid understanding of the global financial landscape. This interdisciplinary course integrates principles of finance, economics, and international business to provide students with a holistic perspective on managing financial resources in an increasingly interconnected world.

The curriculum typically covers core finance topics such as financial markets, investment analysis, and risk management, while also delving into international aspects such as foreign exchange markets, global economic trends, and multinational financial strategies. Students gain proficiency in financial modelling, quantitative analysis, and decision-making skills crucial for navigating the complexities of international finance.

Throughout the program, students are exposed to real-world case studies and practical applications, fostering the development of critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. Additionally, the curriculum often includes courses on international trade, economic policies, and cultural considerations, preparing graduates to work effectively in diverse and dynamic global environments.

Beyond academic knowledge, students often have opportunities for internships, study abroad experiences, or practical projects that further enhance their understanding of international finance in a hands-on setting. Graduates of this program are well-positioned for careers in multinational corporations, financial institutions, government agencies, and consulting firms, where they can contribute their expertise to make informed financial decisions on a global scale. Overall, a BSc in International Finance opens doors to a wide range of exciting and challenging opportunities in the ever-evolving field of international finance.

The Programme comprises two phases; the first phase is the ISDC's International Graduate programme ( IGP ) consist of SCQF Level 7 International Certificate in Business and SCQF Level 8 International Specialised Diploma in business Management awarded by SQA and Delivered by Edvoro.

The second phase is BSc in International Finance Top-Up awarded by Queen Margaret University and delivered by ISDC. The programme will be delivered through ISDC’s Learning Management System (LMS) with dedicated support from Edvoro. Edvoro is the strategic partner to attract high quality learners and value added services. Edvoro works in partnership with ISDC to promote this programme.

Key Benefits

  • Accelerated Progression: Obtain up to 9 Paper Exemptions, fast-tracking your ACCA journey and achieving an International Degree through ISDC's ACCA Professional Qualification Pathway.
  • Time and Cost Efficiency: Save time and money by efficiently bypassing the preparation for exempted papers, allowing for swift progression and potential overall cost reduction compared to standalone ACCA completion.
  • Enhanced Flexibility: Enjoy enhanced flexibility in managing your study schedule, balancing ACCA studies with work, personal commitments, and other activities.
  • Global Recognition: Gain global recognition and respect in the accounting profession, increasing employability locally and internationally by pursuing the ACCA Professional Qualification Pathway.
  • Professional Development: Access professional development resources, staying updated with industry developments, enhancing technical skills, and ensuring competitiveness in the dynamic field of accounting & finance.

About Awarding Body

About Queen Margaret University

Established in 1875 as the Edinburgh School of Cookery, Queen Margaret University has evolved into a distinguished institution with a vision centred on delivering quality education. Founded by Christian Guthrie Wright and Louisa Stevenson, it officially adopted its current name in 1999. Committed to fostering a transformative learning experience, the university aims to empower students to achieve personal goals and make meaningful contributions to society. By offering a harmonious blend of practical and theoretical education, Queen Margaret University prepares students to positively impact the world, reflecting its enduring commitment to excellence in education since its inception over a century ago.

About ACCA

ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), the global body for professional accountants, offers business-relevant qualifications to individuals worldwide, fostering rewarding careers in accountancy, finance, and management. With a community of 233,000 members and 536,000 students across 110 offices, ACCA focuses on professional values, ethics, and governance. Through 98 global partnerships, the organisation collaborates with entities of all sizes to promote global standards. The ACCA Qualification, a leading accountancy program, equips aspiring financial professionals with the skills and values for successful careers and leadership in evolving organisations worldwide.

About SQA

The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) serves as Scotland's national awarding body, overseeing the creation, accreditation, assessment, and certification of qualifications, excluding University Degrees. Established by the Education (Scotland) Act 1996, it operates under parliamentary jurisdiction and is accountable to the Scottish Government. As a globally recognised entity, SQA ensures the quality of certifications, enabling acceptance by international universities for advanced entry and credit transfer into both undergraduate and postgraduate programs. This attests to the credibility and transferability of qualifications endorsed by SQA on an international scale.


What is Included?

ISDC Learning is a new-age Learning Provision of International Skill Development Corporation, ISDC Learning is an Approved Learning Partner of ACCA with Platinum Status. The ISDC's  ACCA Professional Qualification Pathway program is closely aligned with the knowledge and skills modules of the ACCA qualification, offering students a thorough understanding of accounting and finance.

The B.Sc. International Finance is a prestigious program designed to enhance students' skills and knowledge in accounting. Completion of the qualification requires meeting all credit requirements, providing students with a well-rounded education tailored to their interests and career objectives.

Key Features:

  1. Globally recognized qualification accredited by the ACCA, UK
  2. 9 Paper Exemptions for ACCA (Knowledge & Skill Level Examinations)
  3. Pathway to Achieving the ACCA Professional Qualification
  4. Advanced Digital Learning for greater flexibility, accessibility, and affordability
  5. Valuable knowledge and skills applicable across various industries and sectors

Assessment

Performance on the course will be assessed by Closed books exam, reports, case study, Group discussions, Viva, Essays, presentations etc.


Entry Requirements

  • SCQF Level 6 or Equivalent.
  • Proficiency in English.

Why gain Qualification

Accelerate your Accounting and Finance Career with the Degree

The opportunity presented by ISDC offers an exhilarating path to concurrently pursue the ACCA Professional Qualification and Degree. The ACCA qualification serves as a gateway to diverse career prospects across sectors such as public accounting, financial services, corporate finance, and consultancy.

The advantages of this pathway are numerous, encompassing accelerated career progression, cost-effectiveness, sustained professional development, and global recognition. Opting for the ACCA Professional Qualification Pathway not only allows for a swift advancement in the field of Accounting and Finance but also facilitates the attainment of Degree, providing a comprehensive and efficient route to enhance your professional journey.

Career Pathways

BSc in International Finance Programme equips individuals with the expertise and knowledge necessary for diverse and demanding career paths in various business sectors. Ranging from roles in accountancy and consultancy to corporate finance, management accounting, and government positions.

ACCA qualification opens doors to diverse career paths:

  1. Public Practice:  Secure positions in renowned accounting firms, specialising in offering services like audit, tax, and advisory.
  2. Private Sector: ACCA members are highly sought after in industries such as finance, banking, and consulting, with opportunities ranging from financial analyst to CFO, eventually progressing into leadership roles.
  3. Public Sector: ACCA qualification holders contribute to government and other organisations, engaging in financial planning, budgeting, and audit activities.
  4. Not-for-Profit Sector: ACCA members play a vital role in NGOs, charities, or other public interest entities, leveraging their financial and accounting expertise to support various causes.
  5. Academia & Research: PhDs holding an ACCA qualification can pursue teaching or research positions at universities or research institutions.
  6. Global Mobility: ACCA, being a globally recognised qualification, equips individuals with transferable skills, enabling them to work seamlessly across different countries, cultures, and regions. The ACCA designation is a key facilitator for a career with international reach.
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Course Content

Phase 1

SCQF Level 7:

Principles of Business Management Credit - 20
Marketing Management Credit - 20
Personal and Professional Development Credit - 20
Talent Management Credit - 20
Business Economics Credit - 20
Fundamentals of Business Accounting Credit - 20

SCQF Level 8:

Change Management Credit - 20
Business Analytics for Decision Making Credit - 20
Business and Professional Ethics Credit - 20

The Pathways:

  1. Accounting and Financial Management

Phase 2: BSc International Finance Top-Up:

Modules Papers SCQF Level Credits
Accounting & Finance for Operations FA & MA 9 20
Business Operations & Technology BT 9 20
Corporate Law, Business Ethics & CSR LW 9 20
Audit & Taxation AA & TX 9 20
Financial Information for Performance Management PM 9 20
Financial Reporting & Management FR & FM 9 20

Mode of Learning

Mode of Learning

The Programme comprises two phases; the first phase is the ISDC's International Graduate programme ( IGP ) consist of SCQF Level 7 International Certificate in Business and SCQF Level 8 International Specialised Diploma in business Management awarded by SQA and Delivered by EDVORO.

The second phase is BSc in International Finance Top-Up awarded by Queen Margaret University and delivered by ISDC. The programme will be delivered through ISDC’s Learning Management System (LMS) with dedicated support from Edvoro. Edvoro is the strategic partner to attract high quality learners and value added services. Edvoro works in partnership with ISDC to promote this programme.

  • Duration 24 - 28 Months
  • Credits 360
  • Intake Regular
  • Study Mode Online / Blended
  • Course Materials: Well Structured
  • All Inclusive Cost Yes
  • Tutor Desk Yes
  • Support Desk Yes
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