BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance

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Business Management, Entrepreneurship and Finance

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Fees and Funding

Here's the fees and funding information for each year of this course

Overview

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

MODULES

  • Core Modules
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    Developing Academic Skills

    The main aim of this module is to equip you and develop the academic skills necessary to study at an HEI. This includes an introduction to the structure of higher education and also the learning and study skills necessary to produce quality pieces of work.

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    Developing Academic Literacy

    The aim of this module is for you to develop confidence and autonomy through ‘learning by doing’ process. It will help you develop your academic literacy, appropriate academic voice and skills and to express argument(s) by using credible academic sources. Additionally, it helps you to apply theoretical concepts/positions in their coursework and also to demonstrate these properly in written form. It is also designed to ensure you understand the concept of academic integrity and associated protocols and the use of Word and referencing tools such as Endnote.

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    Inside Business

    This module is designed to give you a broad introduction to the main functions within a business, and assess how associated decisions are made. The aim is to provide you with an understanding of the relevance of these key topics in preparation for future studies in Business or its associated specialisms.

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    The Global Business Enterprise

    This module aims to offers you with a sound base in business and enterprise and support further studies. The module is built around developing your knowledge of the environment within which business, enterprise and entrepreneurship operate and will give you a solid scaffolding for expanding their knowledge of the area.

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    Connecting to Business and Employment through Volunteering

    This module provides you with the opportunity to engage in an activity as a volunteer in a social enterprise or charity. The experience will enable you to witness business processes practice and enables you to identify and try different styles of work. The activity itself will offer you with valuable networking opportunities, the development of employability skills, and experience that can enhance your CV.

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    Mental Wealth 1: Academic and Digital Proficiency

    The module will equip you to succeed in both your studies and subsequent career. This includes the development of individual non-cognitive intelligence; digital proficiency; and cultural intelligence.

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    Fundamentals of Economics

    The module aims to enable you to develop an understanding of the basic economic concepts, theories, ideas and tools and their real-world application.

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    Fundamentals of Business Accounting

    This module will develop and prepare you for entry into the professional workplace or further studies in accounting and finance. As part of this module, you will learn and develop a sound basis of theory and principles, accounting techniques and skills necessary as a foundation for further study and practical experience in accounting.

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    People and Organisations

    This module will introduce you to the variety of work organizations. You will also understand and explore the psychological, sociological and economic explanations of human behaviour in organisations.

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    Business Law

    This module will provide you with knowledge of the constitution and forms of business entities. You will understand the relevant principles of UK law and the legislation governing the formation, structure, and operation of a business and its obligations. As part of the module, your will explore the legal obligations of a professional practitioner and of a professional practice in respect of employees. As you study the module and attend the law clinic, you will be able to analyse problems confronting a business, identify applicable legislation and apply appropriate legal principles.

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    Mental Wealth 2: Graduate Employment Competencies

    This module will provide you with the opportunity to document the development of core employability skills and allow students to acquire tangible evidence to support your employability narrative at interviews.

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    Intermediate Financial Reporting

    This module will help you to develop and enhance your analytical and critical skills. You will learn and examine financial accounting concepts and international accounting standards. You will also learn key theories and application of international accounting standards that underpin the latest thinking in the financial accounting area.

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    Financial Management

    This module is intended to introduce you to the ideas and techniques of running a financially successful business. You appreciate and learn that in order to grow and expand, businesses must both find profitable investments and obtain funds to make those investments.

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    Performance Management Accounting

    This module will develop your knowledge and understanding of management accounting techniques. You will understand how management accounting techniques can be used to support management in planning, controlling, and monitoring performance in a variety of business contexts.

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    Accounting and Tax Clinic

    This module will give you an opportunity to get experience of a practical operational context where you can apply accounting techniques acquired in earlier modules of study.

    Optional Modules
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    Taxation

    The module aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of taxation concepts and principles relating to individuals, partnerships, single and groups of companies operating in the UK and overseas business activities.

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    Optional placement

    This course offers the opportunity of year-long placement between years two and three. If you choose to take this option, you’ll spend your third year on a placement with a relevant company or organisation, adding valuable practical experience to your growing academic knowledge. 

    The extra placement year means it will take four years to complete your studies, instead of three.

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    Mental Wealth 3: Global Enterprise and Consultancy Practice

    This module will develop core employability skills and allow you to develop and demonstrate skills in (i) the analysis of a problem (ii) planning and organising a task, including time management (iii) exercising judgement in the light of observed and published data (iv) compiling a report, (v) teamwork and collaboration and (vi) use of appropriate technologies.

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    Advanced Financial Reporting

    This module will build on your prior year studies and extend your understanding of corporate financial reporting. In particular, you will develop the professional skills to examine and apply consolidation techniques in the preparation and assessment of group accounts. You will develop the analytical skills to solve complex financial reporting problems. You will also have the opportunity and expertise to consider relevant conceptual issues and the application of accounting standards to such issues.

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    Corporate Finance

    This module aims to develop your understanding of corporate financial management decisions in the context of profit seeking organisations. You will also have the opportunity to examine and evaluate how such decisions may contribute to maximising shareholder value.

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    Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics

    The aims of the module are to develop a critical appreciation of the key principles of business ethics, corporate responsibility/citizenship and sustainability, and the relation of these to the workplace and encourage you to critique theories of management and leadership from the perspective of ethics.

    Optional Modules
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    Auditing

    The aim of the Module is to enable you to appreciate the nature, purposes, and detailed procedures of auditing and its relevance in today’s commercial environment. In particular, the module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the process of carrying out the assurance engagement and its application in the context of the professional framework.

HOW YOU'LL LEARN

HOW YOU'LL BE ASSESSED

CAMPUS and FACILITIES

University Square Stratford

University Square Stratford, University Square Stratford

WHO TEACHES THIS COURSE

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

YOUR FUTURE CAREER