BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management (Three Year)

Start Dates: October
Duration: Three years full-time
Average Contact Hours: 12 per week
Awarding Body: University of Northampton
UCAS Code: NN11
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The Course

If you’re looking for a traditional three-year course, covering the theory and practice of accounting and financial management, this course is the perfect option for you.

Throughout your degree, you will develop an understanding of ethical principles and dilemmas to create effective solutions. Our course is designed to develop your employability skills, such as evaluation of data and how best to use contemporary information and communications technology. You will learn how to use leading accounting software used in the workplace, and the most up-to-date knowledge on tax and accounting standards.

Teaching and Learning

Throughout your studies you’ll be taught via three methods: lectures, workshops and seminars. The exact format will depend on the modules studied, but you can expect a variety of all three.

Assessments come in a mix of formats, also depending on your chosen options. These include essays, portfolios, exams, reports, group presentation and case studies.

Assessments play a big part in your degree – they are key indicators in measuring your own success, as well as showing your progress to your tutors. If your grades are not as expected, we’ll offer the correct support to ensure improvement.

We constantly monitor assessment results and feedback to make sure our teaching is effective. We adapt our teaching and learning methods to suit our students, offering you a high quality and stimulating educational experience.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

112 UCAS tariff points. We also accept Access to HE and AAT Level 3 qualifications.

EU and International equivalent qualifications may also be accepted.

GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C/4 (or equivalent).

For international applicants, if your first language is not English, you will require Academic IELTS at 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in each category).

Applicants over 21 with a Level 3 qualification and relevant work experience may be considered for non-standard entry.

FEES

UK/EU*: £9,000 per year (Total: £27,000)
EEA and Swiss nationals**: £12,000 per year (Total: £36,000)
International: £12,000 per year (Total: £36,000)

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change. Funding for UK/EU students on this course in 2019/20 is subject to us being registered with the Office for Students (OfS). We have applied for registration with the OfS and expect to have a decision in due course.

**Scholarships are available

Find more information about our International students at Bloomsbury Institute here.

Level/Year Semester 1 Semester 2
Level 4
Year 1
Accountants in Organisations (30 credits) Financial Accounting (30 credits) Management Accounting (30 credits) Business and Corporate Law (30 credits)
Level 5
Year 2
Computer Applications in Accounting (30 credits) Financial Reporting (30 credits) Taxation (30 credits) Auditing in Context (30 credits)
Level 6
Year 3
Performance Management and Control (30 credits) Financial Management (30 credits) Accounting and Finance Research Project (30 credits) Option (30 credits)

Year 3 modules

Students will choose one of the following options for their third year:

Corporate Risk Management (subject to demand)
Small Business Management (subject to demand)
International Finance
Internship Placement (see below)

Internship Placement
You will have the opportunity to take a 30-credit Level 6 Internship Placement module, provided you are on track for a 2:1 and pass an interview during your first year. More information and guidance for this will be given at the beginning of Semester 2 of your second year.

Work Experience
Students will gain valuable industry experience through completing 200 hours of work experience. You can choose to do this full-time during the summer break between your second and third year, or part time throughout your final year.

Accounting and Finance Research Project
Students will also complete an Research Project in Year 3.

Featured Modules

Financial Management is a compulsory module during your third year that guides students to use corporate financial theory and its application in real-life scenarios encountered by entrepreneurs and decision-makers in the world of finance. Moreover, you will have an understanding of the financial management, long-term investment and the working capital management of firms. It will help students to understand the financial decision-making in enterprises. It will focus on ways and methods to cope with risk management in finance.

Accreditations and Employability

Our course is accredited by both ACCA and CIMA – studying with us will grant exemptions from 9/14 ACCA and 9/13 CIMA modules.

We offer the maximum number of ACCA exemptions – you’ll struggle to find this across other universities. This means you’ll not only save time but money too. If you dream of becoming a Chartered or Management Accountant, this is one of the quickest ways to achieve your goal.

You can also benefit from free student membership to ACCA and CIMA, unlocking online communities, free resources and career support services.

At the end of your chosen course, you will be well equipped to work within banking and finance, accounting practice, business and tax consultancy.

Of course, other industries and roles are well suited to the skills and knowledge you will gain, and further study is a popular and recommended route for many.

 

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