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Accounting and Finance (Extended Degree) - BA (Hons)

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Why study this course?

This four-year extended degree course aims to provide a sound conceptual foundation for a professional, managerial or business career. It will help you understand current thinking, analyse current problems in accounting and finance, and help you deal with the rapidly changing business environment.

More about this course

The first level aims to provide an introduction to university study and a general introduction to the accounting and finance business. It seeks to develop your personal skills and study skills in preparation for Level 4 where the core modules of the course satisfy some of the requirements of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Association of International Accountants (AIA). You can use the Level 6 option modules to gain further exemptions.

Our teaching staff have academic and professional experience in public audit, taxation, financial reporting, management accounting and information systems. External speakers are also invited to give presentations on contemporary accounting, finance and business-related issues.

Assessment

You'll be assessed through exams, group work and a dissertation.

Fees and key information

Course type Undergraduate
UCAS code N401
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Entry requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • at least one A level (or a minimum of 40 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)
  • English Language GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent)

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2018/19 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 modules include:

  • This module currently runs:
    • all year (September start) - Monday afternoon
    • all year (September start) - Tuesday morning
    • all year (September start) - Tuesday afternoon
    • all year (January start) - Thursday morning

    This sister module to MN3100 focuses on the skills needed for success in business. It provides students with opportunities to become aware of the essential communication,
    problem-solving, decision-making, commercial awareness, and the various other skills needed for succeeding in business. It is also designed to introduce and reinforce essential transferable skills with a focus on personal development, planning and reflective learning. The module aims to:

    • enhance and develop students’ communication and study skills in preparation for an undergraduate degree in Business
    • develop self-awareness, and reinforce the concept of reflective practice to allow students to develop into effective reflective practitioners
    • introduce students to researching subject material from a wide variety of sources
    • create in students a keen awareness of the business environment and to develop creative and dynamic approaches to contemporary business problems

    The module aims include helping students to improve their:

    • academic reading and Writing
    • researching and report writing
    • application of knowledge
    • communicating and presenting orally and in writing
    • problem solving and decision making
    • self-assessment and reflection
    • Creativity

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  • This module currently runs:
    • all year (September start) - Tuesday morning

    Brief description - This module focuses on the accounting requirements of business organisations for internal and external reporting and decision making. It will examine the financial and management accounting techniques and decisions for sole traders and limited companies.

    Delivery - It will be delivered using lectures and seminars across the teaching year.

    Assessment - It will be assessed using one in-class test on the principles of double entry bookkeeping ( 20% ), one piece of coursework on the principles of financial accounting ( 40% ) and one piece of coursework on the principles of management accounting( 40% ).

    Module aims –

    1. to enable students to understand the underlying principles of double entry bookkeeping, the financial and management accounting processes and to prepare/construct relevant accounting statements
    2. to enable students to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of accounting information systems and how they relate to the decision making uses of financial accounting statements
    3. to enable students to analyse and interpret the financial accounting statements of a limited company
    4. to enable students to understand management accounting techniques and their relevance to management decision making

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  • This module currently runs:
    • all year (September start) - Friday morning
    • all year (September start) - Friday afternoon
    • all year (January start) - Monday morning

    This module introduces students to the contexts of business. Business functions including innovation, operations, marketing, human resource management, finance and accounting, all of which interact with one another, can only be fully understood when the environmental, organisational, and strategic contexts within which the business operates are also understood. The focus of this module is the development of students’ understanding of how business organisations work and operate in the wider environment. Students’ have opportunities to examine the various functions of businesses and their relevant environments. They will analyse a variety of business situations and cases. This module introduces students to the concept of globalisation in terms of its impact on socio-cultural, political, economic and technological factors. The main aim of the module is to introduce students to the impact of various contexts on business itself, and to provide them with opportunities to enhance a wide range of academic and business skills such as commercial awareness, and sensitivity in terms of people and cultures.

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  • This module currently runs:
    • all year (September start) - Wednesday morning
    • all year (September start) - Tuesday afternoon
    • all year (September start) - Tuesday morning
    • all year (January start) - Friday morning
    • all year (January start) - Wednesday morning
    • all year (January start) - Tuesday afternoon

    This module aims to provide students with a thorough overview of the numerical and technological skills needed to analyse data in the context of business analysis. The module encompasses aspects of mathematics, statistics and information technology relevant to not only the business management course but also to all other UG courses. The module focuses on numbers and data and their computational and analysis techniques that leads to the understanding of Accounting, Finance, Business, Aviation and Economics related information. Students will make use of a range of facilities on Excel to calculate, analyse and present efficiently.

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Modules for this course are to be confirmed. Please check back at a later date or call our course enquiries team on +44 (0)20 7133 4200 for details.

After the course

Opportunities for qualified accountants are extensive and our graduates have found work with companies such as Angel Finance, Courtauld Institute, Grant Thornton, Hays Agency, Hartley Fowler LLP, BBC and The Royal Opera House.

Moving to one campus

If you're starting your course from September 2019, you will be taught at our campus in Holloway, Islington.

At our Islington campus you'll benefit from state-of-the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and a wide range of social spaces.

Additional costs

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

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How to apply

Apply to us for January 2019

Start a degree in the new year. Applying is quick and easy – simply call our January hotline on or apply to us online.

If you're a UK/EU applicant applying for full-time study you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified.

UK/EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University.

Non-EU applicants for full-time study may choose to apply via UCAS or apply direct to the University. Non-EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University, but please note that if you require a Tier 4 visa you are not able to study on a part-time basis.

When to apply

The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.

If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.

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