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BA Accounting (Beijing Institute of Technology)

This degree programme focuses on the broad areas of accounting and management, with an international emphasis, and is designed to prepare you for a variety of responsible and professional managerial roles in both the public and private sectors.

At a glance

  • Delivered at the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT)
  • Programme is taught entirely in English
  • Opportunity to apply for credit for prior learning from professional bodies including ACCA
  • Gain core skills and knowledge related to accounting and management
Level
Undergraduate
Subject area(s)
Accounting
Award
BA
Duration
4 years
Attendance
Full-time
Programme Director
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Professor Keiichi Nakata

The BA Accounting programme aims to provide a four-year degree-level education in accounting.

The programme is delivered entirely in English at the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) campus in Beijing, by a combination of BIT staff and staff recruited by Henley Business School (60/40 teaching split).

The study of accounting progresses through the programme so that students obtain a critical grasp of core theory along with skills of application and analysis related to this discipline. Students also have the opportunity to apply for credit for prior learning for a range of professional bodies such as Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

The management aspect of the degree offers a grounding in the 'external' environments of the firm - such as markets, marketing and strategy - but then allows students significant flexibility in designing the further features of their degree.

In addition to 17 compulsory degree level modules, students will be required to take 3 non-credit bearing compulsory foundation modules in the first year. There are also a number of additional requirements, as stipulated by the Chinese Ministry of Education and the BIT, that are compulsory and credit bearing in order to achieve the BIT BSc Management award. Please refer to the BIT BSc Management programme specification for details of these additional elements. These are outside the University of Reading qualification.

Part 2

Compulsory modules Credits

An introduction to double-entry bookkeeping and the preparation of financial statements for sole traders and limited companies.

The module aims to help students to develop a sound understanding of the techniques of double-entry bookkeeping, so that they can apply its principles in recording accounting transactions, adjusting financial records and preparing non-complex financial statements.

Academic authors
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Dr Ed Tew
20 [10 ECTS credits]

An introduction to economics for students of business and finance. The module aims to provide an introduction to both microeconomics and macroeconomics sufficient to help students of business and finance understand the economic forces at play and economic framework that underpins their specific field.

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Dr Chao Yin
20 [10 ECTS credits]

People and Organisation is an introduction to Organisational Behaviour in the contemporary workplace. Employing a number of social science disciplines the module invites students to analyse critically the interrelation between individuals, groups and organisations and their influence on one another.

People & Organisations introduces students to a range of mainstream and critical theories as well as empirical studies in the wider field of Organisational Behaviour. Drawing particularly on insights from management and social sciences, students are invited to examine the relations between individuals, groups and the wider organisational environment.


The module introduces students to group psychology and more advanced research on networks and their relation to outcomes at the individual, group and organisational level. We also explore strategic and cultural concerns at the macro-level. The coursework is designed to assess students’ ability to read, relate to, reflect and work with the reading list, conduct their own research, and understand the difference between theory, research, and examples while appreciating the importance of all three in relation to the above aims.

Academic authors
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Dr Adeyinka Adewale
20 [10 ECTS credits]

This module introduces students to the concepts of assurance, governance and ethics in the corporate environment and explores the role of management and auditors in this context.

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Ms Rhianydd Dow
20 [10 ECTS credits]

This module introduces you to different aspects of 'business' and aims to develop your academic and professional skills that will be applied at university and in the workplace.

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Maggie Cooper005 75ipdsq6y
Dr Maggie Cooper
20 [10 ECTS credits]

Part 3

Compulsory modules Credits

This module builds upon the foundations of management accounting established in AC107 Management Information by developing a critical understanding of the main concepts and ideas underlying management control systems.

To build upon the foundations of management accounting established in AC107 Management Information by developing a critical understanding of the main concepts and ideas underlying management control systems. The module aims to provide students with an understanding of the techniques, principles and underlying concepts relating to the provision and use of financial information in organisational decision-making, planning and control. This involves understanding the theories, technical language, practices and their location within the organisational and business context together with developments in contemporary management accounting.

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Tony Graham
20 [10 ECTS credits]

This module introduces the theory and practise of business finance.

This module introduces the role and purpose of the financial management function within a business. It aims to explain the nature and purpose of financial management and to discuss the objectives of financial management decision-making. The module explores the theory and practice of financing decisions. The module aims to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills of financial management, assessing the working capital needs of a business and the ways in which the elements of working capital may be managed.

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Dr Yang Stephanie Liu
20 [10 ECTS credits]

The module is focused on guidance and support in developing your employability, including improving the likelihood of securing your Placement or first job.

Key areas of the job application process as well as successful navigation of the contemporary business environment and the students’ future working environment are covered. It offers a combination of practical and applied elements as well as more conceptual and academic aspects. As a result, it enables the students to obtain a broad range of knowledge while allowing them to actively reflect on their career, employability and apply to their immediate experience.

The Module is designed to be delivered in the autumn. The lectures and seminars will run in parallel with the placement application process, therefore providing students with further support.

The module content, as well as delivery style, are designed to strengthen the students’ success rate of obtaining successful placements and future jobs upon graduation – fostering an in-depth understanding of the recruitment and development process.

Academic authors
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Dr Tatiana Rowson
20 [10 ECTS credits]

This module considers management of business focused Information Systems (IS), and introduces you to the interplay of management, organisational and information technology IS dimensions.

It covers enterprise applications, and allows students to appreciate the symbiotic relationship between company information infrastructures and business capability. This module is delivered at both Beijing Institute of Technology (Autumn) and University of Reading (Spring).

This course introduces students to the fundamentals that underline the design, implementation, control, evaluation, and strategic use of information systems in business. After introducing conceptual foundations underlying information systems, the course considers, from a business perspective, categories of information systems and their purpose in modern business. Although the course considers some information technology issues, the course aims to deliver a socio-technical perspective of information management from a management perspective.

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Dr Stephen R Gulliver
20 [10 ECTA credits]

This module builds on the part one Assurance, governance and ethics module to equip students with the necessary skills to undertake audit work.

This module aims to develop students’ understanding of the critical aspects of managing an assurance engagement (including audit engagements). This will include an understanding of the current factors, including legal and ethical factors, surrounding the acceptance, planning, managing, concluding and reporting on assurance engagements

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Ms Rhianydd Dow
20 [10 ECTS credits]

This module looks closely at the content and application of a range of international financial reporting standards.

This module aims to develop and add to the knowledge, understanding and skills of financial accounting and reporting acquired on the level 4 modules Introductory International Financial Accounting A and B (AC105a and AC105b), and Introduction to Accounting (AC101 or AC110) ). The module also aims to foster in students, an inquiring and critical attitude towards issues in financial accounting and reporting.

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Dr Ekililu Salifu
20 [10 ECTS credits]

Part 4

Compulsory modules Credits

This module builds on the concepts and techniques of management accounting introduced in AC107 and AC220 or AC 208. Management accounting may be seen as a way of providing information in three main areas: costing, decision-making, and planning and control.

The emphasis of this module will mainly be on the last two areas (i.e., decision making and planning and control). In reality, however, it is often difficult to separate any one area from the other two. For example, standard costing provides costing information which is then used as a tool for planning and control.

This module aims to further develop students’ critical understanding of the role of management accounting in organisational decision making and control. It seeks to provide students with a critical conceptual and technical understanding of management accounting tools and techniques relating to the provision and use of financial and managerial information in organisational decision-making, planning and control. An emphasis is placed on the strategically focused organisation in the modern business environment.
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Dr Ekililu Salifu
20 [10 ECTS credits]

The module aims to provide an analytical framework for an understanding of the firm’s major financial decisions by considering the theoretical models that explain these decisions. It develops the knowledge, understanding and skills of financial management introduced in AC203, Business Finance

The module aims to introduce students to key perspectives, theories and practices in Advanced Business Finance by considering inflation and taxation effects on investment appraisal, the effects of capital structure, portfolio analysis, different approaches to business valuation and tools of risk assessment and measurement.

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Dr Dan Zhou
20 [10 ECTS credits]

An introduction to the moral norms of international accounting and financial management, the ethical choices to which they give rise and the resources on which such choices can be based.

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Ms Rhianydd Dow
20 [10 ECTS credits]

This module is designed to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills acquired in the prerequisite modules through their application to real-world business problems and case study scenarios.

This module aims to provide students with an understanding of how businesses develop and implement strategy, and to apply and evaluate that knowledge. At the end of the module, students should have a good understanding of the external and internal environment of the firm and the how they influence strategic decision making.

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Dr Joe Lane
20 [10 ECTS credits]

This module aims to develop knowledge, understanding and critical appreciation of a broad range of topical issues facing the accountancy profession and industry.

This module aims to develop and add to the knowledge, understanding and critical appreciation of a broad range of topical issues facing the accountancy profession and industry. This is achieved via a more detailed consideration of the theoretical and empirical evidence relating to a range of contemporary contextual topics.

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Dr Ronita Ram
30 [15 ECTS credits]

This module looks closely at a number of international financial reporting standards and at the preparation of consolidated financial statements.

20 [10 ECTS credits]

The module or course content descriptions set out on this page are correct for those being taught in the current academic year. Modules or course content marked as optional are indicative and may be subject to change.

This programme is accredited directly by professional accountancy bodies: ACCA and ICAEW. Students on the programme can obtain exemptions from professional examinations when they successfully complete the degree programme.

ACCA

  • F1 Accountant in Business
  • F2 Management Accounting
  • F3 Financial Accounting
  • F4 Corporate and Business Law
  • F5 Performance Management
  • F9 Financial Management

ICAEW

  • Accounting
  • Business & Finance
  • Assurance
  • Management Information
  • Financial Management

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