Business And Finance

With a high school diploma or a Common Equivalency Diploma (GED), you possibly can apply to any of FIT’s associate diploma applications. Be part of Man Kawasaki (writer, The Art of Social Media), Mari Smith (co-writer, Facebook Marketing: An Hour a Day), Chris Brogan (co-author, The Impact Equation), Jay Baer (creator, Youtility), Ann Handley (author, Everybody Writes), Michael Stelzner (creator, Launch), Michael Hyatt (author, Platform), Laura Fitton (co-creator, Twitter for Dummies), Joe Pulizzi (creator, Epic Content Advertising), Mark Schaefer (author, Social Media Defined), Cliff Ravenscraft, Nichole Kelly, Ted Rubin, Chalene Johnson, Darren Rowse, Joel Comm, Kim Garst, Martin Shervington, Marcus Sheridan, Gini Dietrich, Pat Flynn, John Jantsch, Andrea Vahl and Brian Clark—just to name just a few.

Either International Accounting Standards and Policy: This module introduces and evaluates key accounting issues related to International Financial Reporting Standards required by investors. For example, the economic role of accounting standards, provisions and contingent liabilities, business combination, accounting for executive share options, financial instruments, pension accounting, and recent accounting topics in academic research e.g. accounting conservatism and accounting information environment.

Of course, whatever you decide, a degree in finance or management would not necessarily shackle you to a career in banking or business. If you eventually decide to take your expertise elsewhere, you’ll have gained a unique set of skills including negotiation, numeracy, pitching, teamwork and networking, which are highly valued by employers in many other sectors.

Recipients can get a 50% reduction on tuition fees for up to four years of full-time study for selected degrees. You will be taught by an enthusiastic team who are experienced in all aspects of international business and whose research will enrich your learning. They are supported by industry experts, including our Visiting Professor of Banking, Professor Trevor Williams who is Chief Economist at Lloyds Bank PLC.

You will learn how to read and critically interpret both the financial information and narrative content of company reports. To do this, you will study the theory and context of corporate reporting, including ethical issues, and the international framework for reporting, as well as very practical techniques such as ratio analysis. Building on the calculation of ratios studied in previous modules, you will use ratios to help you analyse a company’s performance by selecting appropriate comparators and considering the figures in the context of a company’s industry and its business strategy. You will also consider the role of integrated reporting and sustainability reporting.