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Undergraduate Degree in Accounting and Finances

  Degree in Accounting and Finance

1.- Objectives and admission profile
2.- Curriculum
3.- English Itinerary
4.- Mobility
5.- Internships
1.- Objectives and admission profile
 The main objective of the Degree in Accounting and Finance is to make students develop competences and skills useful to undertake activities related to the business world, giving special attention to accounting and financial management. This will be possible by providing graduate students with knowledge, skills and abilities to identify and assess problems related to the measurement and registration of business operations and to the management and analysis of investments.
This Degree has a clear professional approach, which also offers subsequent advanced studies in these fields. Specifically, the main areas in which graduates may develop their careers are:
·         Administration: Accounting and tax systems.
·         Financial Management and Management control.
·         Advisory and Management consulting.
·         Financial and insurance entities.
·         Auditing.
·         Professional activity: reports, files, judicial expertise, business valuation etc.
The profile of students undertaking these studies is very different. However, it is advisable to have certain skills like:
-           Willingness to develop management and administration activities in different functional areas of the company or other organizations.
-           Ability to understand and use logical resources.
-           Ability to analyze, organize, plan and make decisions.
-           Ability for oral and written communication.
-           Ability for team work.
-           Critical thinking.
-           Willingness to learn languages, especially English.
2.- Curriculum
The Degree in Accounting and Finance lasts 4 years. The minimum number of credits required to earn the Degree is 240 credits, distributed as follows:
Type of subject
 ECTS credits
Basic Core
Compulsory Internships
Final Degree Project
 3.- English Itinerary
The Degree in Accounting and Finance of the University of Oviedo offers the possibility to take part of the subjects of the first year in English. Classes in English will be available in the mornings.
To take subjects in English, candidates must score a minimum of 7 points in the English Language Test of the University Entrance Examination (PAU). Those applicants who do not meet this requirement must certify a B1 level of English.
if the demand exceeds the number of vacancies, preference will be given to students willing to take the full itinerary and they will be selected according to the final grade obtained in PAU.
Taking subjects in English means that students get 0,3 ECTS for every 6 ECTS credits completed in English and they will be highly considered in the section process for the Erasmus grants, aimed at stays at European universities (English).
If students complete a minimum of 120 ECTS credits in subjects taught in English, either through subjects offered by the University of Oviedo, or through stays at foreign universities that have an agreement with the University of Oviedo, they will be granted the Certificate of Bilingual Itinerary in the Degree in Accounting and Finance, which will be attached to the European Diploma Supplement. In the total 120 credits, students may include Erasmus internships and the Final Degree Project. The School of Economics and Business cannot guarantee that this option is available in this Degree without completing a course at a foreign University.
In any case, those students who take some of the subjects in English, but do not complete the full itinerary (120 ECTS), will have their credits, internships in a foreign country and mobility, recognized in the European Diploma Supplement.
4.- Mobility
Mobility in and out the Spanish territory is essential for every university student and it is particularly relevant when considering the objectives of this Degree.
Mobility programmes allow students to complete part of their studies at a different university with academic recognition guaranteed.
The School of Economics and Business is taking part in the SÓCRATES-ERASMUS programme of the European Union and the SICUE-SÉNECA programme of Spain, aimed at promoting student mobility in the European Union and Spain respectively.
In addition, the University of Oviedo has signed cooperation agreements with Non EU universities, with the purpose of exchanging students, and which are usually open to different Degrees.
Through the SÓCRATES-ERASMUS programme, the School of Economics and Business has signed cooperation agreements with more than 60 universities of 17 European countries, which allow students to complete their studies in five different languages (English, French, Italian, German and Portuguese).
Thanks to the SICUE-SÉNECA programme, students from the School of Economics and Business may complete an academic course at any of the Spanish universities that have an agreement.
More information at  http://econo.uniovi.es/movilidad
5.- Internships
Internships are based on the development of work activities that give students the possibility to complete their academic training acquiring certain competences related to professional experience through internships in companies or institutions that have signed an Educational Cooperation Agreement with the University of Oviedo. The main objective, in accordance to article 11 of the External Regulation Practices of the University of Oviedo (BOPA February, 25, 2009), will be to allow students to apply practical knowledge acquired in their academic training, providing them with the proper skills to develop their professional careers and facilitating their incorporation into the labour market.
In the Degree in Accounting and Finance, internships are available in the fourth year and they are compulsory. Internships are considered a compulsory subject - 9 credits, which is equivalent to 180 hours.
The companies that host internship students are the most important companies in the region.


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