Course content

During the four-year programme you will acquire valuable knowledge about financial management, financial and management accounting and Investing. You will also learn practical skills and professional communication. You will work on business cases with an international focus and have a semester abroad, for example somewhere in Europe or perhaps Asia. The lectures are problem-guided and take place in classes with a maximum of 25 students of around 10 different nationalities.

THE FIRST YEAR 

Working on basic knowledge

The focus this year will be on the basic knowledge you will need as a financial specialist. You will attend lectures on micro/macroeconomics, financial management accounting, international law, financial management and business communication.

ACCA - Accelerate Programme

ACCA-accelerate programme partnershipThe partnership between ACCA and Saxion University will mean that graduates of the Bachelor of International Finance & Accounting Programme will be able to add ‘ACCA Student’ onto their CV to enhance their employability skills internationally; whilst showing their commitment to a future in accounting, finance and business management. The programme gives students/graduates of accredited accounting and finance programmes an early start to a successful career by awarding the IFA Programme with 6 ACCA exemptions.

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Study load

  • 50% Theory
  • 45% Practical and group work
  • 5% Study career counseling

International Finance and Accounting programme is structured around the following themes:

  • ​Financial Management
    Emphasis in this course is on issues of Investment and Financing. We will discuss: investment selection methods, the functioning of the stock exchange, valuation of shares and bonds, risk measures, the ‑ nancing theory of MM, mergers/take-overs and the functioning of derivatives (options, futures). What risks are associated with investing abroad and mergers with (take-overs by) foreign companies? This course has ground in common with International Financial Management.
  • ​Financial Accounting
    The Financial Accounting course can be divided into three areas: Annual Accounting/Reporting (for example the relevance, reliability and comparability of information in the Annual Report), International Financial Accounting (about IFRS, US-GAAP and the different accounting traditions) and Business Administration.
  • ​Management Accounting
    In this course planning and management activities of business are addressed. Topics are: expenses and net price, stock rating, performance assessment, budgeting and control and quality management (TQM, Six Sigma, etcetera). We will also discuss different management and reward systems and styles and see that they strongly depend on the cultural background of the company.
  • ​Professional Skills
    Other essential professional skills that we will cover, such as Computer Skills, Professional Communication, Business English, Intercultural Groupwork and Ethics.
  • Internship
    During your internship you work independently on professional tasks in a business organization in The Netherlands or abroad. You get to experience the coherence between the various disciplines within the organization as well as working under deadlines.

THE SECOND YEAR

Developing an international perspective

From the second year on we will go into the matter of finances more deeply. You will learn to look at economic relations, financial markets, currency markets, investments, risk management, marketing and international laws and rules in the field of economics, finance and accounting from an international perspective.

THE THIRD YEAR

From theory to international practice

In the third year you will gain more profound knowledge of financial and management accounting and auditing and further improve your research skills. It is also time to deploy your theoretical knowledge in an internship in an international business environment.

THE FOURTH YEAR:  

Doing your minor and your Research and Advisory Report

Your minor is very valuable for your future professional situation or follow-up study. In your minor you can either study a specific topic in-depth or broaden your range of courses. You will continue your studies by doing your Research and Advisory Report. The periods both take half a year and you will spend one of these semesters in a country other than your own.

Degree: Bachelor of Science (BSc)

When you are graduated, you hold the title of Bachelor of Science. This will give you an excellent entrance on the international labour market.