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 Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
- The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
- The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
- The Chartered Institute of Public Finances and Accounting (CIPFA)
- The Association of International Accountants (AIA)
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:
- provide students with the appreciation of and insight into the role of accounting in the context of business governance, project management and accounting information systems;
- provide students with a knowledge and understanding of the conceptual and practical aspects of accounting;
- provide a foundation for further study or professional development;
- develop core skills in computer literacy, numeracy, written and oral communication and teamwork;
- develop critical and analytical problem-solving skills to prepare students for a range of careers in accounting and business generally and their future role in society.
Duration: 3 years
English language requirements: GCSE English at Grade 4 (previously grade C) or above, or IELTS 6.0 with no component less than 5.5 in each band, or equivalent
Study mode: Full-time blended learning: Daytime, or Evening and Weekend