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Accounting and Finance

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Financial management

Our Accounting and Finance degree concentrates on the practical applications of accounting and finance theories, boosting your employability by developing you as a business-ready graduate.

• Work-based learning - from case studies, problem-solving to work placement opportunities - ensure graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills to meet current and future market needs.
• Graduates will be eligible for exemption for some ACCA and AIA examination papers.
• Graduates of this programme are eligible for Associate (AFA) level membership.
• All our graduating students will also achieve a level 5 Diploma/Certificate in Leadership & Management from the Chartered Management Institute worth over £1,300 at no extra cost.
• All of our lecturers are professionally qualified in Accounting or Finance.
• Work placement opportunities are available to all of our students who demonstrate a good standard of engagement and professionalism during their studies.
• Depending on the modules chosen, graduates will be eligible for exemption for up to six ACCA examination papers (F1, F2, F3, F4, F5 and F9) and up to six AIA examination papers (Paper 1, Paper 2, Paper 3, Paper 4, Paper 6 and Paper 8). In addition, graduates of this programme are eligible for Associate (AFA) level membership.
• As our degrees are accredited by the CMI, all our graduating students will also receive a level 5 Diploma/Certificate in Leadership & Management from the CMI worth over £1,300 at no additional expense.

You can also choose to study this course with a foundation year BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance (four years including foundation year) UCAS code: A268.

*Subject to re-accreditation

Modules

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4)

Although you will study core business and marketing modules in year one, we quickly enable you to focus on accounting and finance topics. You will study economics, financial and data analytics and an introduction to financial markets. In years two and three you will specialise in either accounting or finance and your module options will offer significant depth of expertise.

We will introduce business practitioners into your learning schedule who will provide an insight into the real-life situations and challenges they encounter in the business world. As you develop, your confidence and awareness will grow and you will leave us ready to enter into business life.

MODULES

Introduction to Financial Accounting
Business Communication Skills for Marketing
Economics
Business, Finance and Technology Management
Marketing Essentials
Data Analytics and Understanding ‘Big Data’

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5)

MODULES

CORE MODULES
Advanced Management Accounting
HRM for Business
Engaging and Leading People
Business Law
Enabling technologies and business opportunities in finance

OPTIONAL MODULES

Taxation and Business Planning
Competitive Intelligence Research
Work placement 2
Work-based project

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6)

MODULES

Strategic Thinking
Advanced Financial Management
Financial Strategy
Audit and Assurance
Dissertation

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment methods

As part of our commitment to preparing our graduates for the professional workplace, we recognise the need to provide a variety of assessment methods that retain academic rigour, but also offer students opportunities to develop themselves in a variety of ways. Consequently, across most modules students will be assessed by methods such as traditional examination, oral examination, case study evaluation, presentations, blog writing and management report writing.

TEACHING AND LEARNING

Wrexham Glynd?r University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.

We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.

The Uni


Course locations:

Wrexham

Wrexham (Main Campus)

Department:

North Wales Business School

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Financial management

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
29%
Male students
71%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
13%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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A
D

After graduation


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Business and management

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,400
low
Average annual salary
88%
low
Employed or in further education
44%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
8%
Managers and proprietors in hospitality and leisure services
7%
Other elementary services occupations

Over 2,000 students graduated with a degree in finance in 2015, and a sign of the strength of the finance industry, numbers are on the up. Over half of finance graduates go into the finance industry, with accountancy and financial advice roles particularly popular. It's also quite common for finance graduates to go into jobs which require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications — finance graduates who take further study are more likely to be studying accountancy than finance. About a third of graduates start their careers in London - but Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham are other popular locations for finance graduates to work.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business and management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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