Course content

During the four-year programme you will acquire knowledge about financial management, accounting and investing. You will discuss ethical dilemmas, learn how to debate and how to deal with cultural differences. You will work on business cases with an international focus and have a semester abroad at one of our many partner universities. The lectures are problem-guided and take place in classes with a maximum of 25 students of around 10 different nationalities.


Working on basic knowledge

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

ACCA - Accelerate Programme

The partnership between ACCA and Saxion UAS offers graduates of the Bachelor of International Finance and Accounting the option to add ‘ACCA Student’ to their CV. This enhances your employability and shows your commitment to a future in accounting, finance and business management. It gives you an early start to a successful career.

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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 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?
  • ​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 an organization as well as working under time pressure.


Developing an international perspective

In the second year we will dive into the field of finance more deeply. You will learn how to look at economic relations, financial markets, currency markets and accounting from an international perspective.


From theory to international practice

In the third year you will deepen your knowledge of financial and management accounting and auditing and you will further improve your research skills. Furthermore you will deploy your knowledge and skills during your internship in an international business environment.


Doing your minor and writing your Research and Advisory Report

Your minor is very valuable for your future professional situation or follow-up study. During your minor you can either study a specific topic in-depth or broaden your range of courses. You will continue your studies by writing 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 graduate, you will be awarded the title Bachelor of Science. This will give you an excellent entrance to the international labour market.

👩‍🎓 This is what your education looks like!