BA.Honours International Business & Finance

About BA IBF

The BA (Hons) International Business & Finance offers specialised study for a degree with substantial professional accreditation and exemptions whilst simultaneously allowing for a deeper appreciation of relevant theories in both business and finance and building a critical appreciation of the wider business environment. The programme covers the full range of finance and international business subjects from financial and management accounting, ethics and corporate governance, supply chain management and international marketing, project and relationship management to financial management, taxation, auditing and ancillary areas to ensure that the student acquires the necessary specialist and generic transferable skills relevant to International Business and Finance.

Graduates are prepared for successful careers in accountancy and finance as well as general business and management. Students can take professional exams with the main professional bodies such as ACCA, CIMA, IFA and AIA for which the maximum exemptions are in place.

About UWS

University of the West of Scotland (UWS) is one of the country's largest modern universities, and aims to have a transformational influence on economic, social and cultural development, both in the West of Scotland, and beyond. The University occupies an integral position within Scotland's proud tradition of excellence in education. Offering career-focused and vocationally-relevant qualifications, UWS graduates are equipped with the relevant skills to make an immediate contribution to industry, business, public, and third- sector Organizations. The University provides relevant, high quality, inclusive higher education and innovative and useful research. UWS offers Bachelors, Masters and Research degree options as well as B2B opportunities.

BA IBF Course Over view

Our revolutionary programme, created in conjunction with and validated by UWS, provides students with an Honours Degree in 3 years.

The Degree programme also comprehensively covers both the CIMA and ACCA curriculums together with significant additional content. This unique feature has enabled the BA (Hons) in International Business & Finance awarded by UWS to gain 11 examination exemptions from CIMA and 9 examination exemptions from ACCA at the end of the 2nd year of the Degree.

This is significantly different to what is available in the market: typically Degree programmes are only eligible for maximum exemptions from either CIMA or ACCA upon the completion of the Degree. This is therefore a global first where both CIMA and ACCA have provided the maximum exemptions at the end of the 2nd year of the Degree, prior to the completion of the Degree. Receiving the exemptions at the end of the 2nd year would provide students the opportunity to complete the Degree and the professional qualifications at the end of the 3 years.


The BA is accredited by both ACCA and CIMA for maximum exemptions at the end of 2nd year- a world 1st. 9 exemptions are granted for ACCA and 11 for CIMA. The Third Year of the Program in India is covering ACCA Professional Level and CIMA Strategic Level Papers, it enables the students to Qualify ACCA/CIMA along with the BA.

Career Opportunities

As a global first students will be in high demand among employers. Indian School of Commerce has signed up with many prominent Indian companies to ensure that students receive appropriate work experience through a placement programme. This guarantees that we produce students not just with a paper qualification but career ready graduates with an academic qualification, professional qualification and work experience. Students can explore all the Career Opportunities with ACCA/CIMA Employers too.

Entry Requirements

10+2, PUC, Plus Two or "A" Level Equivalent and subject to the performance in Entrance Examination and Interview.

Advanced Entry : Entry to the Second Year in India is open to ACCA F1/F2/F3&F4 Completed and CIMA Certificate Level and E1 Completed.

Entry to Third Year in India is open to ACCA Advanced Diploma in Accounting & Business Completed students subject to the completion of Two University Modules; Project & Relationship Management and Supply Chain Management & International Marketing.

Entry to Third Year in India is open to CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting Completed students subject to the completion of Two University Modules; Business Taxation and Audit & Assurance.

BA Course Modules

Sem - 01

  • Economic Environment for Business
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Management Accounting
  • Business Environment

Sem - 02

  • Business Law
  • Organisational Behaviour and Analysis
  • Financial Accounting
  • Ethics, Responsibility & Corporate Governance

Sem - 03

  • Management Accounting
  • International Financial Reporting
  • Business Taxation
  • Supply Chain Management & International Marketing

Sem - 04

  • Advanced Performance Management
  • Audit & Assurance
  • Project & Relationship Management
  • Advanced Corporate Reporting and Finance

Sem - 05

  • Strategic Risk Management
  • Strategic Management and Business Analysis
  • Strategic Financial Management
  • Global Developments in Finance

Sem - 06

  • Applied Business Research
  • Strategic Performance Management
  • Project
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