Accounting and Financial Management BA

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Accounting and Financial Management BA

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      3 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time/Part Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 11,790

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    A BA in Accounting and Financial Management from the University of Suffolk combines expertise in finance and management accounting, leadership and the practicalities of managing an organisation. It is dedicated to making you ‘career ready’ right from graduation as well as laying the groundwork for your professional development.

    You’ll learn specific business and accounting skills as well as how to best embody the university’s 5 ‘big ideas’ of Advocacy, Plurality, Accountability, Application and Empowerment.

    This degree program is delivered by UOS’s famous Business School, and is fully accredited by major professional bodies like the ACA, CIMA and the ACCA. That means you’ll receive exemptions form testing into full membership with these bodies, making your journey to professional status a much simpler one. The Business School is a Partner in Learning with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (the ICAEW), and employers will recognise what this says about your skill as a graduate.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This program is typically delivered over three years at full time.

    In addition to the mandatory and requisite modules of the program, you will be able to specialise your education by selecting optional modules throughout your studies.

     Year 1 Modules Include:

    • Business Economics (Requisite)
    • Business Law (Requisite)
    • Entrepreneurship (Optional)
    • Financial Markets and Institutions (Requisite)
    • Introduction to Accounting (Mandatory)
    • Introduction to Business Finance and Quantitative Methods (Requisite)
    • Management and Managing: an introduction (Requisite)
    • Marketing Fundamentals (Optional)

    Year 2 Modules Include:

    • Business Ethics (Optional)
    • Business Management in Practice (Optional)
    • Cost and Management Accounting (Mandatory)
    • Financial Management (Requisite)
    • Financial Risk Management (Requisite)
    • Intermediate Financial Accounting (Mandatory)
    • Modern Banking (Requisite)
    • Topics in Business Research (Mandatory)

    Sandwich Year (optional)

    Taking a year in professional or industrial placement is a great way to ensure that you have the real world skills and experience employers demand fresh from graduation. You’ll also be able to begin building a professional network early, helping to ensure later success.

    Year 3 Modules Include:

    • Auditing and Assurance (Optional)
    • Dissertation (Mandatory)
    • Financial Strategy (Mandatory)
    • Strategic Management (Mandatory)
    • Strategic Management Accounting (Optional)
    • Taxation (Optional)

    Learning & Teaching

    The curriculum of the University of Suffolk’s courses takes advantage of the school’s smaller size to make best use of flexible, creative learning. Traditional models (lectures, seminars, etc.) will be used side by side with Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) and fully integrated employability content.

    In addition to optional participation in placements and internships in order to impart real world skills pertaining to your chosen specialty, you’ll be taught widely applicable (and highly transferrable) skills.

    Career Possiblities

    UOS’s degree programs are all designed to make you a highly employable graduate. The curriculum is constantly updated to ensure that you are learning the best practices of a wide range of organisations, and that you are familiar with the latest thinking in the field. Recent graduates have taken exciting and rewarding roles as Tax Advisers, Economists, Management Consultants and more. Others have continues their studies at the MBA level.

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in a full BA degree.

    Students must typically have been awarded 112 UCAS Tariff Points to apply. The full list of accepted qualifications can be found here.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. An IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no section scoring less than 5.5 would qualify, for example.

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