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BA (Hons) - Business, Accounting and Finance (sandwich year)

If you’re looking for a course that’ll give you an edge in business, a great employability profile and current industry-specific business knowledge – our Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) accredited degree is for you.

We’ve designed you a course - in consultation with industry and professional bodies – so you can gain all the core academic and practical skills you’ll need to adapt and succeed in the global market.


Accredited by:

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants & The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

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Course Overview

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.

With our innovative teaching 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 and bolster your business practice.

On this course you will...

  • Learn to critically evaluate the relationships between business strategy and operational business.
  • Develop strong business acumen skills including marketing, digital technologies and business administration.
  • Become a confident high-level, financially literate graduate.
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Course Structure

What you will learn

The BA (Hons) Business, Accounting and Finance has been designed in consultation with industry and the professional bodies to provide you with relevant vocational underpinning skills and knowledge.

In the first year, modules are taken together with students on other Business degrees, giving you a strong foundation in all the key business processes essential to understanding the wider role of the accountant in practice.

Modules in the second and final years are specialist in nature. Professional identity is created through reflection upon your own personal values, attitudes, morals and beliefs, whilst considering the interaction of these within the legal, ethical and moral frameworks.

As you move through the programme you will experience a wide range of roles within the industry providing you with an understanding of the role and purpose of the different professional bodies and therefore encouraging you to develop your own professional identity.

Year one
  • Managing People and Organisations
  • The Business Environment
  • Introduction to Business Finance
  • Fundamentals of Business
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Management Accounting
Year two
  • An Introduction to UK Law for Business
  • Management Accounting for Decision Making
  • The Financial Regulatory Environment
  • Introduction to Audit and Assurance
  • Responsibility, Ethics & Sustainability in Practice (optional module)
  • Corporate Law (optional module)
  • An Introduction to Taxation (optional module)
  • Managing Operations (optional module)
  • International Economics (optional module)
Year three
  • Corporate Financial Reporting
  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Management Accounting for Managing Performance
  • Business Valuation and Financial Risk
  • Audit and Assurance in Practice
  • Advanced Taxation (optional module)
  • Negotiated Project (optional module)

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