BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management (Two Year Accelerated)

Start Dates: October
Duration: Two years full-time (including summer holidays)
Average Contact Hours: 15 per week
Awarding Body: University of Northampton
UCAS Code: NN12
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The Course

Our accelerated degree condenses three years of study into two years. This course is ideal if you want a quick pathway to a career in accounting, and to potentially save money along the way.

You will study the theory and practice of accounting and financial management. You will develop an understanding of ethical principles and dilemmas in order 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 year of study, you’ll be taught via three methods: lectures, workshops and seminars. The exact format will depend on the modules you choose to study, but you can expect a range 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, but in also letting your tutors know your progress. 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 we are teaching you in the most effective way. We adapt our teaching and learning methods to suit our students, to offer you a high quality and exciting education.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

120 UCAS tariff points.

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.

You will also need to attend and pass an interview.

FEES

UK/EU: £11,000 per year (Total: £22,000)
EEA and Swiss nationals*: £18,000 per year (Total: £36,000)
International: £18,000 per year (Total: £36,000)

*Scholarships are available

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

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

Year 2 modules

Students will choose one of the following options for their second 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 first 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 at the end of your first year, or part time throughout your final year.

Accounting and Finance Research Project
Students will also complete a Research Project in year 2.

Featured Modules

International Finance is an optional module at Level 6 that studies the rules of interactions between transnational corporations and institutions as well as other actors in the global economic order. This module aims to provide students with an overview of the global financial system and core concepts used in international finance. In particular, it aims to analyse how the international dimension of finance affects the environment in which businesses operate, and how international finance affects the decisions of the firm.

Performance Management and Control is a compulsory module at Level 6 that builds on the Level 4 module, Management Accounting, and develops management accounting theory and techniques in more detail and to a greater depth. It facilitates decision-making by developing expertise in management accounting techniques, to ensure students are competent to prepare and analyse accounting data, apply it to a range of planning, control and decision-making situations and adapt it to change. It also compares and contrasts both traditional and modern accounting and finance techniques where appropriate.

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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