BA (Hons) Business, Accounting and Finance

Course details

UCAS Course code N301

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If you're interested in the world of business, or want to develop management skills to enhance your future career, then our Business, Accounting and Finance course is perfect for you. This is a vocational course which seeks to enhance business practice using financial applications, with options to study abroad. We are constantly evolving our portfolio to make sure our degrees are relevant to graduates who want to forge careers in the world of business, whether in this country, Europe or further afield.

Our Business School offers academically rigorous courses which are cutting-edge and focus on growth areas in the business world. From eCommerce and entrepreneurship to international marketing and business administration, if you need a well-rounded, excellent business degree, you are in the right place!

Our experience in producing professional graduates, in demand from employers, means that we are a university for students who want to make sure their degree will get them into the career of their choice. So if you want to get a head start in furthering your future, then our course is here for you.

By taking this course, you will be able to critically evaluate the relationships between business strategy and operational needs, providing creative and innovative solutions through the use of companies' financial resources. 

This award builds from an understanding of basic financial accounts to the consideration of strategic financial planning.

Modules

Year one

Compulsory modules

  • Managing People and Organisations
  • The Business Environment
  • Introduction to Business Finance
  • Fundamentals of Business
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Management Accounting

Year two

Compulsory modules

  • An Introduction to UK Law for Business
  • Management Accounting for Decision Making
  • The Financial Regulatory Environment
  • Corporate Law
  • UK Taxation
  • Introduction to Audit and Assurance

Year three

Compulsory modules

  • Corporate Financial Reporting
  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Management Accounting for Managing Performance
  • Business Valuation and Financial Risk
  • Audit and Assurance in Practice
  • Negotiated Project

Programme specification

For a detailed summary of all course content please read our programme specification for this course.

Download the programme specification (PDF)

2017 entry

96-112 UCAS tariff points.  Potential to succeed can be measured in a number of ways including academic qualifications and skills obtained outside academic study such as work experience.  We have a points range so we can take into account all of the information on your application form and adjust the offer from the evidence provided.

You can find out more about the tariff and qualification options from the UCAS tariff table

Please check selection criteria for any additional entry requirements.

2018 entry

112 UCAS tariff points.

Please check selection criteria for any additional entry requirements.

Making your application

Full-time courses

Apply online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), between September and January; they will send your application on to us. Applications submitted after this date will be considered late and the course you have applied for might be full by this time; however, we will consider you for alternative suitable courses.

Their website www.ucas.com provides all the information you need about universities, courses, locations, entry requirements and financial support. You are allowed to select up to five course choices. You need to use the correct UCAS campus and course codes as not all courses are offered at every campus. You will be asked for the following information when you apply online:

Institution code name: UoC

Institution code: C99

Campus location:

  • A Ambleside
  • B Brampton Road, Carlisle
  • E University of Cumbria at Energus, Workington
  • F Fusehill Street, Carlisle
  • L Lancaster
  • T University of Cumbria in London
  • Y University of Cumbria at Furness College, Barrow-in-Furness

Part-time courses

Applications should be made online directly to the university; visit our website or contact enquirycentre@cumbria.ac.uk for details and guidance. There is no official closing date but we would encourage you to apply as early as possible, as many courses are competitive.

What makes a good application?

We consider all aspects of your application, not simply your qualifications and grades. We look at your academic background and performance, relevant experience (particularly for professional courses where some voluntary or paid experience is required) and your reference. Above all, we look for motivation, commitment and potential - evidence that you can benefit from study at higher education level.

Make sure you include:

  • Relevant qualifications/evidence of ability: check our website for the specific entry requirements required for each course. Tell us your previous academic results and your projected grades.
  • A supportive reference, from an employer or your school or college.
  • A good personal statement.
  • Explain clearly what attracts you to the course and tell us about your wider interests and experience. If you are applying for a course that incorporates professional training and placements, you should include any relevant experience or visits you have made in the workplace. Highlight your individual strengths and qualities, personal skills, capacity for teamwork, contribution to the community and your enterprise, originality and determination. Select some activities which bring out these qualities.

What next?

When we receive your application, we will send you an acknowledgement and if you are successful at this stage you will get either an offer (with an invitation to visit the campus to which you have applied), or an invitation to interview on a particular date. If we are not able to offer you a place on your chosen course we will usually try to offer you a place on a similar course and will contact you to discuss this. Alternatively, if we think you are suitable, but cannot offer you a place on your preferred campus because of the level of competition, we will offer you a place at another campus if one is available.

And if I accept?

The admissions team will contact you and send further information from February onwards about accommodation, and from May/June onwards about preparing to join the university. If you have any other queries, please telephone the admissions offices for information and advice on 0845 6061144.

Deferred entry

We welcome applications for deferred entry on some courses. If you have specific plans during your year out, indicate these on your personal statement as they may be relevant to your course and could enhance your application.

International students

Applications for full-time undergraduate study are made through UCAS. Please see the international pages of our website for full details of our entry requirements (including English language skills) as well as contacts for advice and support.

From 2009 the UK Border Agency introduced a Points-Based Immigration System (PBS) for students coming to the UK from outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Students entering higher education will need to obtain a Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS) plus finance confirmation to obtain a Tier 4 student visa. UK education providers are licensed by the UK Border Agency. When students apply for their visa (or entry clearance) they will need a valid Certificate of Acceptance of Studies from the university. Please note that a CAS is not a guarantee that a visa will be issued.

See the following website for further details: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/studyingintheuk

Our course will prepare you for the challenges of the business world, allowing you to start any career with confidence. You would enter an organisation as a generalist manager with advanced financial acumen. You will develop a robust understanding of applied financial theories and concepts which will ensure that, no matter what field you decide to work in, you will have the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed.

We place a high degree of emphasis on interactive learning within the Business School and provide a supportive environment in which you can develop academically and personally.

Business e-resources are available to students through the Library's OneSearch service. OneSearch is an easy to use, powerful discovery service that searches the university's journal collections, bibliographic databases and library catalogue from one search box.