The BSc (Hons) Business Accounting programme is designed to provide you with the appreciation of, and insight into, the role of accounting in the context of business governance, project management and accounting information systems. Throughout your studies you will build your knowledge and understanding of the conceptual and practical aspects of accounting, providing a foundation for further study or professional development depending on your chosen career path.
In your first year, you will study 6 compulsory modules which are designed to give a solid grounding in the subject area of accounting and prepare you for a more detailed exploration of the subject in your second year.
In the second and final year, you will be required to devote more time to ethics, governance and controversial accounting principles. You will study accounting rules and apply accounting skills. There is more emphasis on discussion, critical evaluation, reflection and anticipation of likely future developments in accounting.
The programme benefits from exemptions and accreditations from various accounting bodies, including:
The University covers the costs of students to join the ACCA’s Accelerate and CIMA University schemes which give graduating students associated membership of both professional bodies.
The programme aims to:
There are six compulsory modules in the first year. These modules are designed to give a solid grounding in the subject and bring all students to a standard level of competence to pursue further study in the subject.
In the second year, you will study three modules designed to enhance your capabilities in areas of Financial Accounting and Management Accounting as well as in Financial Project Management. You will then study Personal Financial Behaviour, which will develop your understanding of personal financial products and behaviour, as well as what influences it.
In the final year, you will study four compulsory modules designed to advance skills and knowledge appropriate to graduate level. You will then have a choice of two modules, Work Internship or Business Start-Up.
In the second and third years, you are required to devote more time to ethics, governance and controversial accounting principles. You will study accounting rules and apply accounting skills. There is more emphasis on discussion, critical evaluation, reflection and anticipation of likely future developments.
Overall the degree prepares you for employment, not just through the knowledge and understanding of business you gain but through your personal development and the development of traits and skills that employers seek. Being able to work well as a team to create a presentation, meet deadlines, be able to manage your workload effectively, to communicate clearly, to be analytical and to communicate justified arguments are all key skills required in employment. You will develop all of these on your degree as a result of both the way you are taught and engage in learning, as well as the way in which you are assessed.
All learning and teaching take place in seminar sized groups and within these sessions, you will be presented with a wide variety of learning opportunities including: formal lectures, seminars, guest speakers, online videos – prequels and sequels, fortnightly round-ups. Fortnightly Round-Ups are one hour online live chat sessions with your module tutor on MyLearning. These are open to all students on the module.
Your learning will also be supported by technology. Increasingly your tutors will be using existing and emerging learning technologies to engage you in e-learning activities. Your programme will be facilitated using a variety of media and online tools (MyLearning on UniHub, podcasts, wikis etc) which will allow you flexible access to a diverse range of online resources, quizzes and learning materials as well as collaborative tools with which you can engage and learn with your peers.
One of our study options available for UK nationals includes evenings and weekends.
This study option offers exactly the same levels of student support and the ability to balance your full-time studies with your personal life