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Business Accounting

Business Accounting


BA (Hons) Business Accounting

In any business an understanding of the organisation’s finances is crucial to decision-making and future success. The study of accounting and finance not only develops numerical skills, but will teach you how to analyse business accounts and use them to inform decisions and shape the direction of an organisation. The application of these problem solving skills can be applied to a range of business procedures and practices

Overview

Studying this course you will cover topics which are fundamental to good business practice including marketing, economics, human resource management, finance and accounting. You will also develop your IT and communication skills along with developing an understanding of the business environment, financial accounting, taxation, financial management and reporting, strategic management and international business. You will have the opportunity to choose options from a range such as leadership, business law, statistical analysis, marketing and a work-based project.  You will study an accounting research project in the final year of the degree.

Key Facts

  • Students complete a module that is accredited to the Sage programme. This can improve your employability upon graduating as Sage skills are highly desirable for employers
  • Lecturers have considerable industrial and professional experience
  • Excellent links with professional bodies and local businesses
  • Broad range of study which covers general business topics as well as financial matters
  • A common first year allows you to be able to select your final choice of degree title and specialism at the end of that year
  • The degree may lead to basic exemptions from a range of professional exams at foundation level and help towards membership of professional accountancy bodies such as Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) or the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Personal Development Planning is integrated throughout the course. This will help ensure you develop the skills framework necessary for effective personal, academic and career management

Course Content

Studying this course you will cover topics which are fundamental to good business practice including marketing, economics, human resource management, finance and accounting. You will also develop your IT and communication skills along with developing an understanding of the business environment, financial accounting, taxation, financial management and reporting, strategic management and international business.

You will have the opportunity to choose a range of options such as leadership, business law, statistical analysis, marketing and a work-based project. You will study an accounting research project in the final year of the degree.

Career Opportunities

Accounting and finance offers a wide range of career opportunities. Many organisations help graduates to complete the professional qualifications to become accountants. This course not only equips you with accounting skills but also the skills to become an effective manager. 

Employability and Assessment

Employability

Glyndŵr University is committed to ensuring all of our graduates are well-equipped for the world of work. Click here to read more about the success of our employability support.

Assessment

Assessment is a combination of assignments and examinations. Assignments include case studies, group presentations, reports, on line discussions, research projects, company reports and analysis.

Modules

Year 1

  • Business Context
  • Marketing Principle and Business Practice
  • Academic and Personal Development
  • Managing Financial and Statistical Data
  • People Management and Organisational Behaviour
  • The Festival and Events Industry
  • Or an elective from another subject area

Year 2

Compulsary modules:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Managing Finance and Information
  • Marketing Planning, Management and Control
  • Business Taxation
  • Financial Accounting

Choose one option module from a selection including:

  • Employment Law
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership and Development*
  • Or an elective from another subject area

* You must complete this module to obtain the award of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Diploma in Management and Leadership

Year 3

Compulsary modules

  • Strategic and Operations Management
  • Financial Decision Making
  • Financial Reporting
  • Research Project

Choose one option module from a selection including:

  • Global Marketing
  • Statistical and Data Analysis
  • Business Law
  • Or an elective from another subject area

Course Duration and Fees

Duration

Full-time

Three years

Fees

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Entry Requirements and Applying

240 UCAS tariff points at GCE A Level or equivalent and GCSE Mathematics and English at Grade C or equivalent. Appropriate AS-Level and Level 3 Key Skills qualifications will also be taken into account.

UCAS code: NN14

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