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Accounting and Business (Accelerated)

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

104 UCAS Tariff Points

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

UCAS Tariff

104

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

This 2 year, accelerated programme will attract applicants wishing to seek employment in the areas of business management, accounting and finance. It will equip graduates with the subject-specific skills and knowledge in both business management and accounting that will also underpin progression to professional qualifications, should the graduate wish to take this route. It will also equip graduates with the skills and knowledge to enter into a career within business management. The course is set to offer a coherent coverage of the main areas in itself:

• Business Management is concerned the with how organisations are formed and managed within a range of sectors, including initial funding, growth and cultures.
• Accounting is concerned with the provision of financial information for a variety of business purposes, including decision making, planning and controlling activities, performance measurement and external reporting.
• Finance is concerned with financial decision-making, asset pricing, risk management and the organisation and behaviour of financial markets.

The curriculum will be delivered in a modular approach, but with all learning coming together to form a coherent study scheme at each level. Students will also be supported in recognising the connections between modules and the progressive nature as they move through various levels.

Woven into the curriculum as a part of the studies undertaken by all students enrolled on degree schemes at UA92 is the Target Talent Curriculum (TTC). This series of modules explores underpinning general and transferable skills and competences which support personal and character development. Learning from the TTC modules will also support students in their subject specific learning enabling continuity of character and personal development throughout the whole programme of study.

Modules

Level 4

Management & Organisations

The operations and processes associated with management of, and within, organisations are explored along with key theoretical frameworks which have been used to shape present custom and practice. Areas such as theories and approaches to management, management information and decision making, management and business ethics, governance and oversight and organisations in relation to operation, control and management.

Economics for Business

The role of business organisations in the market economy, and the study of the micro-economic environment on businesses. Examine the rationale for government intervention in the market. The module also looks at the influence of the macroeconomic and global environment on organisations, operation of the macro-economy, policies to deal with inflation, unemployment and balance of payments.

Introduction to Financial Accounting

The principals of and connection between finance and accounting exploring the financial approaches taken by businesses and techniques for financial analysis. The module will examine methods and approaches used by accountants in the operation of normal practice.

Introduction to Management Accounting

Use of management accounting information for management purposes; cost-volume profit analysis, direct and indirect costs, and costing methods. The role of budgets in decision-making, and impact upon organisational behaviour and performance.

Level 5

Business Ethics & Sustainability

'Taking the right course’. Takes into account all the factors of doing business; production, business processes, and the company behaviour with customers and communities in which it operates. It is about doing the right thing in everything the company does.

Advanced Management Accounting

Build knowledge of concepts, theories, tools and techniques of management accounting, cost accounting, budgeting and forecasting. How these apply in practice. Includes the design and implementation of management information and control systems.

Corporate & Business Law

Develop knowledge of the general legal framework and of specific legal areas relating to business, recognising the need to seek further legal advice where necessary.

Global Perspectives in Managing People and Organisations

How globalisation of markets with social, political and cultural change, means economic activity now operates across borders. This means that the management of HR must address issues lie cross-cultural working.

Level 6 Subject Specific Modules

Project

Focus on an area of interest in accounting and business. Demonstrate research, problem solving and practical skills by undertaking a piece of work, performing evaluation and communicating results. The project may be related to a practical problem defined by a third party, proposed by staff or proposed by the student where this can be aligned to meet outcomes.

Contemporary Issues in Business and Management

How organisations develop and implement strategy. Issues like understanding environment, leadership, driving sales and operating in international markets are analysed through case studies, workshops and industry guest lectures.

Audit & Assurance

External auditing and other assurance services. Theoretical and practical aspects of the audit process will be considered; recent developments in the organisation, the regulatory framework governing practitioners and factors affecting the evolution of the practice of auditing and other services.

Enterprise & Innovation

Understand the definition and scope of entrepreneurship. Learn about the influence of national culture and economy on entrepreneurship and explore the characteristics of entrepreneurs. Learn about the role and importance of small firms to the economy, and about social enterprise and economy. Understand the balance of risk and reward in starting a new venture and they will investigate and reflect on their own entrepreneurial and enterprising characteristics.

Assessment methods

While engaging with this degree you will gain theoretical understanding of the topics you are exploring, you will also have opportunities to learn, develop and demonstrate a wide range of practical and applied skills and competencies. Therefore, University Academy 92 (UA92) will incorporate practical and competency based assessment of the attainment of the module and programme intended learning outcomes, where that is appropriate.

Assessments will include individual and group work which is undertaken and submitted, in a range of relevant formats, as coursework in-module. These will include essays, reports, literature reviews, reflective logs and diaries, self and peer evaluations, group and individual presentations along with subject-specific skills and competency assessments. Where exams are required to gain Professional Body exemptions, these will also be completed in-module and there will be no traditional end-of-year exams.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£10,800
per year
International
£20,655
per year
Northern Ireland
£10,800
per year
Scotland
£10,800
per year
Wales
£10,800
per year

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Department:

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