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BA (Hons) - Business, Accounting and Finance (Top Up)

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.

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Accredited by:

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

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Course Overview

This award is for those who have studied business management or a combination of business with another subject, who now want to develop their financial skills.

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...

  • Be provided with the knowledge, technical accountancy skills and a variety of practical skills that enable you to take up a range of opportunities and careers in accounting.
  • Enable you to develop your intellectual capacity and cognitive skills through the acquisition of vocationally related knowledge and problem solving abilities.
  • Develop the ability to reflect upon your role as a professional accountant in business and the wider society.
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Course Structure

What you will learn

This award is for those who have studied business management or a combination of business with another subject, who now want to develop their financial skills.

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.

Year one
  • Corporate Financial Reporting
    Study the specific techniques involved in the preparation of published financial statements for individual companies and groups of companies in accordance with international accounting standards.
  • Corporate Financial Management
    Critically evaluate the role of professional accountants in business through the lens of organisational sustainability.
  • Audit and Assurance in Practice
    Understand the practical processes and procedures used by auditors in conducting audit engagements, including the provisions of the International Standards on Auditing.
  • Business Valuation and Financial Risk
    Further develop your understanding of the role and skills expected from a senior financial manager responsible for the finance function of a business organisation.
  • Management Accounting for Managing Performance
    Develop your budgetary planning skills.
  • Advanced Taxation (optional module)
    Build upon the knowledge developed during the module, An Introduction to Taxation.
  • Negotiated Project (optional module)
    Enhance your skills in critical thinking, negotiation, time management, communication and influencing through an independent piece of study or research.

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