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Professional Certificate in Accounting: Standard pathway

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This OU certificate is made up of 60 credits.

What you will study

Stage 1

You’ll start your studies with the 30-credit module Financial accounting (B291)undergraduate.qualification.pathways.S25-1,module,B291,,1, which will teach you how financial statements are prepared and help you develop the skills to prepare them yourself. You’ll also explore differences in financial accounting for different businesses, building an understanding of the frameworks underpinning accounting and audit practice.

Next, Management accounting (B292)undergraduate.qualification.pathways.S25-1,module,B292,,1 (30 credits) provides a substantial grounding in the fundamentals of management accounting in different organisations and environments. You’ll gain an applied knowledge and understanding of the purpose, principles and scope of management accounting.

We do not recommend studying both modules at the same time.

Modules quoted in qualification descriptions are those that are currently available for study. As the structure of our qualifications is reviewed on a regular basis, the University is unable to guarantee that the same selection of modules will continue to be available in future years.

How long it takes

Typically it takes one year part-time study to complete this qualification, but you can take up to four years.

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