BA (Hons) Business, Accounting and Finance (with foundation year)

9/10 of our business graduates are employed or in further study with 6 months of graduating (DLHE 2017)

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Course code N235

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Course code N235

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Duration Full-time, 4 Years
Start date September 2020
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If you’re looking for a course that’ll give you a solid foundation in business, give you the opportunities to work with real businesses and every chance to build a great employability profile – our Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) accredited degree is for you.

We’ve designed you a foundation course - in consultation with industry and professional bodies – so you learn the basics of financial accounts to strategic financial planning and progress onto the full BA(Hons) degree.

Why Choose University of Cumbria

You’ll get a firm grasp of the fundamentals of business with a sound knowledge of applied financial theories, concepts and resources. But you won’t just learn theoretically about business - you’ll be doing it.

Our innovative teaching can bolster your business practice because you’ll find yourself leading a lecture, or turning the classroom into a mock accountant’s office, giving you every opportunity to build your boardroom and business confidence.

  • 9/10 of our business graduates are employed or in further study with 6 months of graduating (DLHE 2017)
  • Use the latest technology and packages of that in the real business world
  • Accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Opportunity to work with real businesses on project-based assignments
  • Graduate with a solid portfolio of work to present to a future employer
  • Our strong links with regional businesses and with partnerships nationally and internationally boosts your placement and employment prospects
  • You get great tutor support and we get to know you because our class sizes are small
  • Taught by academic tutors who are current industry consultants and published experts
  • Tutors are involved in international research, keeping your learning right up to date
  • Study in a professional environment in our dedicated Business School
  • Tailor-make your own courses to fit your future career path
  • Graduate being the best you can be, because we will push you to your academic limit
  • Opportunity to study abroad to give you first-hand experience in international business

You will live and learn in a professional environment in our dedicated Business School on our Lancaster campus.

And, our Business School is also home to the Centre For Regional Economic Development, where our academics work with local authorities together with large and small organisations to research and analyse contemporary issues affecting local and regional economies in the north of England.  

In a fast-paced, evolving business world it's imperative to stay up to date with topical trends and changes and we ensure that your core academic learning is current.

It means you’ll be best placed to graduate with high-quality skills, a sound knowledge of the real business world, coupled with firm academic know-how to boost your employability.

Our course will give you all you need to step successfully into the business, accounting and finance industry.

Course Study Options

This course is also available as a standard course or with a sandwich placement.

Standard course

Sandwich placement

Graduate destinations

You will be well prepared for the challenges of the business world, with the skills to start any career with confidence. Your robust understanding of applied financial theories and concepts will prove useful no matter what field you go into.

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