International Finance and Accounting (English)

StudievormVoltijd
TypeBachelor opleidingen en studieroutes
LocatieEnschede
Opleidingsduur4 jaar
StudierouteFrom September 2018 study programme within Finance & Control

Would you like to play a part in the world of international economics or do you just think it is interesting to study in an international group? Then think about studying International Finance and Accounting (IFA) at Saxion University of Applied Sciences.

International Finance and Accounting

Picture business people walkingAs an international financial specialist, you are indispensable. Every business needs an employee with financial expertise to make sure that the organisation is in good financial health. On top of financial knowledge, you will need to have strong communication skills to present your plans to your manager or the board of directors. During this programme, you gain financial knowledge and develop your intercultural communication skills.

The immediate relation between theory and practical experience is typical for International Finance and Accounting. The study forms an excellent basis for a career in business or public services in your home country or far abroad. There is also a possibility to study your Master's at a Dutch or foreign university. The content is comparable to the Dutch studies of Business Economics.

Language

International Finance and Accounting (IFA) is an English-taught programme. Right from the start we would like to make you feel comfortable with the world of international business. Therefore, we communicate in English about studying IFA at Saxion.

What will you learn?

During this programme, you will acquire knowledge about financial management, financial accounting and business communication. You will also learn research- and computer skills. The lectures are competence-oriented and problem-guided and take place in small classes  with a maximum of 25 persons. These classes have around 15 different nationalities. You will work on internationally-aimed practical cases and have a compulsory semester abroad, for example in Malaysia or UK.

International Finance and Accounting in numbers

Startdate: September
Theory: 50%
Practical and group work: 45%
Studieloopbaanbegeleiding: 5%
   

How to enroll

Due to the new structuring of all economic degree programmes, International Finance and Accounting become a separate study programme within the degree programme Finance & Control. For this reason, International Finance and Accounting is listed in Studielink under the degree programme Finance & Control.

Do you want to ask one of our IFA students a question about this study? Check out our Facebook-page!

Careers in International Finance and Accounting

When you are graduated, you hold the title of Bachelor of Business Administration. This will give you an excellent entrance on the international labour market. However, our studies also creates great job opportunities in your own country.

Your position within these kind of organisations can be:

  • a policy advisor within the European Union;
  • accountant at a bank in Hamburg, London or Paris;
  • or a financial specialist for a multinational company.

Possible careers

With a degree in Finance and Accounting, you can work for many companies in the international job market. This could be a bank or insurance company, but also a multinational in the retail, food or car industry. You could even work for the European Union.

Further education?

Would you like to continue studying? You are welcome to do your Masters in Business Administration or Finance and Accounting at almost every university in and outside Europe.



    Entry requirements for IFA 2017 – 2018

    The information below is written from the perspective of pupils currently in secondary education in the Netherlands. If you have been educated elsewhere but are interested in studying International Finance and Accounting, please check the international entry requirements for more information.

    We recommend that you apply by 1 May to be admitted to the programme of your choice. You will then take part in the study choice test. The outcome of this test is non-binding. If you meet all the entry requirements, you can enrol in the programme of your choice in September. You can apply between 2 May and 15 August, but in that case the outcome of the study choice test will be binding. A negative study choice advice means that you are inadmissible to the programme.

    International Finance and Accounting is an English-language study route for the Finance and Control programme.
    There are additional entry requirements for this study route. For more information, please see the section ‘Additional entry requirements’.

    Havo and vwo

    The information below applies to the academic year 2017 – 2018. These entry requirements are published subject to changes in government policy and Saxion regulations.

    If you have been awarded a havo or vwo diploma with a subject cluster offered at secondary school level until 1 August 2007, your subject cluster is out of date. An easy way to find out whether your subject cluster is out of date is to check whether your cluster contains numbered subjects, such as Economie 1, Economie 2, Wiskunde A1 or Wiskunde A2.

    A havo or vwo subject cluster that is out of date does not give you direct access to higher education. Your diploma will be assessed on the basis of the current havo and vwo subject cluster requirements for the programme of your choice. As a result, your diploma may not meet the entry requirements and you will be deemed ‘inadmissible’ to the programme of your choice. In order to be admitted, you will need to sit a deficiency test before you can be enrolled as a student.
     

    Entry requirements havo/vwo

    You have been awarded a havo or vwo diploma with the required subject cluster and can demonstrate that you have either passed your school-leaving examination or obtained a vavo certificate in the subjects listed below:

    Havo profiel

    Toelaatbaar

    Natuur en Techniek (NT)Yes
    Natuur en Gezondheid (NG)Yes, with economie or m&o
    Economie en Maatschappij (EM)Yes
    Cultuur en Maatschappij (CM)Yes, with economie or m&o and wiskunde A or wiskunde B
      

    Vwo profiel

    Toelaatbaar

    Natuur en Techniek (NT)Yes
    Natuur en Gezondheid (NG)Yes
    Economie en Maatschappij (EM)Yes
    Cultuur en Maatschappij (CM)Yes
    Deficiency test in case of missing or insufficient number of subjects

    If you have not taken the subjects listed above, you must sit a Saxion deficiency test prior to the start of the programme. In order to be admitted, you must pass both of the exams listed below:
    - Economie or Management & Organisatie exam, AND
    - Wiskunde A or Wiskunde B exam

    Mbo entry requirements

    As of 1 August 2015, mbo4 pupils are no longer automatically admissible to hbo programmes. A number of additional entry requirements may apply for certain combinations of mbo and hbo programmes. This is the case for so-called unrelated transfers, where you transfer from an mbo programme to an hbo programme in a different professional field.
    Saxion has decided to overlook these requirements, since research has shown that over the last few years this group of students has not performed any worse at Saxion than other students who transferred from mbo programmes. However, research outcomes on a national level show the contrary, which is why Saxion will continue to monitor the situation for any changes.


     

    Other Dutch diplomas

    You have been awarded a Dutch preliminary study diploma which has been judged to be at least equal to a vwo, havo or mbo (level 4) diploma, or you have been awarded a Dutch certificate to demonstrate that you have passed the first-year or final examination of a higher education programme (hbo or university). See also ‘Redressing deficiencies for other diplomas’.

    Diploma from abroad

    You have been awarded a non-Dutch diploma which has been judged to be at least equal to a vwo, havo or mbo diploma.

    Redressing deficiencies for other diplomas

    Even if you are admissible on the basis of another Dutch diploma or a diploma from abroad, you should bear in mind that you must still meet the subject cluster requirements. If you do not meet these requirements, you must sit a deficiency test prior to the start of the programme and pass both of the exams listed below:
    - Economie or Management & Organisatie exam, AND
    - Wiskunde A or Wiskunde B exam

     

    21+ exam

    If you do not meet one of the requirements listed above and you will have reached the age of 21 by 1 September 2017, you can sit a 21+ exam prior to the start of the programme. You will be admitted to the programme if you pass all of the parts of the 21+ exam listed below:
    - English exam
    - Aptitude test consisting of 4 components of the DAT (Differentiële Aanleg Test) and 1 component of the Drenth test series
    - Economie or Management & Organisatie exam
    - Wiskunde A or Wiskunde B exam

    The entry requirements which are assessed by means of the deficiency test and the 21+ exam are laid down in a separate brochure.

     

    Additional entry requirements

    Additional requirements
    As the programme is taught entirely in English, a good command of the English language is essential. We adhere to the international standard IELTS 6.0, which means you must have been awarded a grade of at least 7 for your English school-leaving examination.

    More information

    For more information, please contact the student desk:
    - Deventer: 088 – 019 3773
    - Enschede: 088 – 019 1808


    The student desks are open from Monday – Friday between 09:00 – 17:00. They are happy to help all (aspiring) Saxion students, irrespective of the location of their programme.

    Toelatingseisen 2018/2019

    The information below is written from the perspective of pupils currently in secondary education in the Netherlands. If you have been educated elsewhere but are interested in studying International Finance and Accounting, please check the international entry requirements for more information.

    We recommend that you apply by 1 May to be admitted to the programme of your choice. You will then take part in the study choice test. The outcome of this test is non-binding. If you meet all the entry requirements, you can enrol in the programme of your choice in September. You can apply between 2 May and 15 August, but in that case the outcome of the study choice test will be binding. A negative study choice advice means that you are inadmissible to the programme.

    International Finance and Accounting is an English-language study route for the Finance and Control programme.
    There are additional entry requirements for this study route. For more information, please see the section ‘Additional entry requirements’.

    Havo and vwo

    The information below applies to the academic year 2018 – 2019. These entry requirements are published subject to changes in government policy and Saxion regulations.

    If you have been awarded a havo or vwo diploma with a subject cluster offered at secondary school level until 1 August 2007, your subject cluster is out of date. An easy way to find out whether your subject cluster is out of date is to check whether your cluster contains numbered subjects, such as Economie 1, Economie 2, Wiskunde A1 or Wiskunde A2.

    A havo or vwo subject cluster that is out of date does not give you direct access to higher education. Your diploma will be assessed on the basis of the current havo and vwo subject cluster requirements for the programme of your choice. As a result, your diploma may not meet the entry requirements and you will be deemed ‘inadmissible’ to the programme of your choice. In order to be admitted, you will need to sit a deficiency test before you can be enrolled as a student.
     

    Entry requirements havo/vwo

    You have been awarded a havo or vwo diploma with the required subject cluster and can demonstrate that you have either passed your school-leaving examination or obtained a vavo certificate in the subjects listed below:

    Havo profiel

    Toelaatbaar

    Natuur en Techniek (NT)Yes
    Natuur en Gezondheid (NG)Yes, with economie or m&o
    Economie en Maatschappij (EM)Yes
    Cultuur en Maatschappij (CM)Yes, with economie or m&o and wiskunde A or wiskunde B
      

    Vwo profiel

    Toelaatbaar

    Natuur en Techniek (NT)Yes
    Natuur en Gezondheid (NG)Yes
    Economie en Maatschappij (EM)Yes
    Cultuur en Maatschappij (CM)Yes
    Deficiency test in case of missing or insufficient number of subjects

    If you have not taken the subjects listed above, you must sit a Saxion deficiency test prior to the start of the programme. In order to be admitted, you must pass both of the exams listed below:
    - Economie or Management & Organisatie exam, AND
    - Wiskunde A or Wiskunde B exam

    Mbo entry requirements

    As of 1 August 2015, mbo4 pupils are no longer automatically admissible to hbo programmes. A number of additional entry requirements may apply for certain combinations of mbo and hbo programmes. This is the case for so-called unrelated transfers, where you transfer from an mbo programme to an hbo programme in a different professional field.
    Saxion has decided to overlook these requirements, since research has shown that over the last few years this group of students has not performed any worse at Saxion than other students who transferred from mbo programmes. However, research outcomes on a national level show the contrary, which is why Saxion will continue to monitor the situation for any changes.

    Other Dutch diplomas

    You have been awarded a Dutch preliminary study diploma which has been judged to be at least equal to a vwo, havo or mbo (level 4) diploma, or you have been awarded a Dutch certificate to demonstrate that you have passed the first-year or final examination of a higher education programme (hbo or university). See also ‘Redressing deficiencies for other diplomas’.

    Diploma from abroad

    You have been awarded a non-Dutch diploma which has been judged to be at least equal to a vwo, havo or mbo diploma.

    Redressing deficiencies for other diplomas

    Even if you are admissible on the basis of another Dutch diploma or a diploma from abroad, you should bear in mind that you must still meet the subject cluster requirements. If you do not meet these requirements, you must sit a deficiency test prior to the start of the programme and pass both of the exams listed below:
    - Economie or Management & Organisatie exam, AND
    - Wiskunde A or Wiskunde B exam

     

    21+ exam

    If you do not meet one of the requirements listed above and you will have reached the age of 21 by 1 September 2018, you can sit a 21+ exam prior to the start of the programme. You will be admitted to the programme if you pass all of the parts of the 21+ exam listed below:
    - English exam
    - Aptitude test 
    - Economie or Management & Organisatie exam
    - Wiskunde A or Wiskunde B exam

    The entry requirements which are assessed by means of the deficiency test and the 21+ exam are laid down in a separate brochure.

     

    Additional entry requirements

    Additional requirements
    As the programme is taught entirely in English, a good command of the English language is essential. We adhere to the international standard IELTS 6.0, which means you must have been awarded a grade of at least 7 for your English school-leaving examination.

    More information

    For more information, please contact the Servicepoint Studentenbalie:
    - Deventer: 088 - 019 3773
    - Enschede: 088 - 019 1808

    The student desks are open from Monday – Friday between 8.00 - 16.30. They are happy to help all (aspiring) Saxion students, irrespective of the location of their programme.

    First year

    In the foundation year, we work primarily on basic knowledge, which you will need as a financial specialist. There are no boundaries. You will follow lectures in micro/macroeconomics, financial accounting, international law, financial management and business communication.

    Second year

    From the second year on, we will go more deeply into the matter of finances. We will teach you 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.

    Third and fourth year

    In the third year you will get a more profound knowledge in the subjects of accounting, auditing and research skills. It is also time to deploy your theoretical knowledge in an international, practical environment. You will learn to do this during your internship.

    In your elective course, you will concentrate on a subtopic of your choice. You can choose to either study a specific topic in-depth or broaden your range of courses. You continue your studies by doing your graduation research project in the fourth year. The two periods both take half a year and you will spend this time in a country other than your home country.

    Is International Finance and Accounting the right programme for you? Then visit one of our open days and meet students and lecturers who can tell you more.

    Have you already done so and do you want to find out what it’s like to study at Saxion? Is there anything else you want to know about the programme? Then try it out for yourself. There is one way to try out International Finance and Accounting: visit a trial day.

    Trial dayPicture four Saxion students
    During a trial day, you’ll join a first-year student for the day to experience what it’s really like to study at Saxion. The difference between a taster day and a trial day is that you take part in actual classes during the latter. This might make them a little more difficult to follow, but will give you a good idea of what an average day at Saxion is like, how classes function and how much homework there is to be done.

    Select a trial day from the overview and sign up by clicking below:
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    Need help?
    Do you want to take part in a trial day, but have additional questions? Get in touch with the Saxion Information Centre or send us a message on Facebook or Twitter.