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Professional Accounting in Business

Pearson College London (including Escape Studios)

UCAS Code: N400 | Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

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3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Accountancy

This specialist degree is focused on accounting within the operations of companies. It will give you a practical grounding in accounting as well as a solid foundation of business knowledge. Our Professional Accounting in Business degree is strongly aligned to professional body qualifications, covering and providing exemptions for the first nine papers of the ACCA qualification, along with the opportunity to obtain exemptions from elements of both the CIMA and ICAEW ACA qualifications. Our degree has a strong focus on the application of technical skills learnt to real commercial contexts.

Modules

Our programme has also been awarded Credit for Prior Learning with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) for their ACA professional qualification. This means that you will be able to apply for exemptions for 7 of the 15 exams, effectively having completed all of the certificate level exams and one from the professional level as part of completing your degree.

YOUR FIRST YEAR (LEVEL 4)

All of our Pearson Business School students study a core module in their first year to provide a holistic introduction to business.

Core business module – Principles of Business
Our unique 60 credit module ‘Principles of Business’ consists of four interlinked parts which are designed to give you a holistic introduction to business.
Part 1 of the module focuses on the overall purpose of business and the set up and infancy of organisations.
Part 2 gives a technical introduction to the pillars of business: finance, law, management, marketing and innovation.
Part 3 consists of simulated placements where students are given the opportunity to apply the theories learnt in part 2.
Part 4 brings together each of the pillars of business in the context of strategy, governance, ethics, and leadership before concluding with the end of an organisation’s lifecycle.

Accounting Modules: The other 60 credits of your first year are made up of four 15 credit modules which are designed to give you a practical grounding in accounting:
Principles of Management and Reporting and Decision Making (15 Credits)
Principles of Corporate Reporting (15 Credits)
Introduction to Business Economics (15 Credits)
Business Mathematics (15 Credits)

YOUR SECOND YEAR (LEVEL 5)
To give you the best experience, we aim to have more industry engagement than any other higher education institution with the opportunity to take part in industry projects and in your second year you’ll really start to focus on building connections and gaining experience. Facilitated by our talent development team, you’ll be guaranteed the opportunity to apply for an internship (subject to eligibility criteria).

Core modules:
In your second year, the modules are focused on giving you the skill set to become an accountant. You will study technical accounting modules plus business modules to develop your professional skill set.

Fundamentals of Corporate Law (30 Credits)
Corporate Reporting 2 (30 Credits)
Taxation for Professional Accountants (15 Credits)
Managing Organisational Performance (15 Credits)
Financial Assurance and Risk Management (15 Credits)
Business Ethics (15 Credits)

You will also take part in simulated placements throughout the programme. This will give you the opportunity to apply what you have learnt by solving real world problems.

YOUR THIRD YEAR (LEVEL 6)
In your final year you will further develop your technical skills and then bring everything you have learnt together to solve real business problems. You will undertake two consultancy projects, such as redundancy or restructure, to apply your knowledge to real life scenarios.

Core Modules:
You will study four core modules and undertake a final project which will give you a prized workplace skill–the ability to research independently and present your findings.

Technical Consultancy Project (30 Credits)
Advanced Financial Management (15 Credits)
Strategic Consultancy (30 Credits)
Sustainability and Purposeful Business (15 credits)
Final Project (30 Credits)

Assessment methods

Throughout your degree we use a range of methods, designed to reflect the kind of activities you may be asked to do in the workplace, either individually or as part of a team. For example; report writing, data analysis, preparing strategies and presentations.

You’ll also submit different types of coursework, give presentations and sit written exams as part of the assessments for your modules.

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Course location:

Pearson College London

Department:

Pearson Business School

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