Accounting and Finance BA

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Accounting and Finance BA

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      3 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 12,400

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    The University or Worcester’s BA degree in Accounting and Finance is a great way to take the first steps towards a career as a professional accountant or to build your portfolio in the financial services industry. It will give any numerate, analytical student the specific skills they need to impress employers in these fields.

    In addition to a building a core understanding of the world of accountancy and finance, you’ll explore the issues facing the banking and investment world today. You’ll learn about the effects of globalisation, sustainable business and modern systems of governance.  

    The degree program includes the option of a year spent in paid professional placement between years 2 and 3. This is not required, but is a wise choice for many students. It will not only give you a great deal of real world experience within your chosen career pathway, it will help you begin building the professional network which could help define your early career.

    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 degree program is typically delivered over 3 years at full time. You’ll also have the option of adding a year in professional placement, making this a 4 year program.

    Year 1 Modules Include:

    • Introduction to Financial Accounting
    • Introduction to Management Accounting
    • Law for Accounting and Finance
    • Unlocking Individual Potential

    Year 2 Modules Include:

    • Financial Markets and Investment
    • Financial Reporting
    • Management Accounting
    • Unlocking Organisational Potential

    Placement Year (optional)

    You’ll have the option of arranging a year in paid working placement at an organisations of your choice with full support from the university. This will be a wonderful opportunity not just to gain the exact skills you’ll need to build your ideal career, but to impress at least one potential employer with your drive, talent and learning.

    Year 3 Modules Include:

    • Advanced Financial Reporting
    • Advanced Management Accounting
    • Applied Economics
    • Audit and Ethics
    • International Banking and Finance
    • Internship II
    • Rethinking Organisational Value
    • Saving the Planet, One Organisation at a Time
    • Strategic Business Management
    • Strategic Financial Management
    • Taxation

    Learning & Teaching

    The University of Worcester’s Business School relies on a wide range of teaching methods. You’ll attend formal lectures and interactive tutorials, read independently, and interact with business and industry throughout the program. You’ll learn practical skills in workshop modules and in laboratory sessions, you’ll visit accounting and finance businesses and make use of the university’s famed Personal Academic Tutoring system in order to exceed in all areas as well as choosing your own specialisations.

    Career Possiblities

    The University of Worcester’s Business School is highly focuses on preparing you to take your place in an exciting and rewarding career. You’ll work with people from organisations like HM Treasury, Grant Thornton and KPMG as you learn, and these can make valuable contacts when seeking out roles in International Trade, Insurance, Banking, Finance or Accounting.

    You’ll also have earned exemptions form professional bodies such as the CIPFA, CIMA, ICAEW and ACCS. These will prove very attractive to employers, and can greatly shorten your journey to full professional status.

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 3 year BA degree.

    Applicants must typically have earned 112 UCAS Tariff points or the international equivalent. 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. A good IELTS score would qualify, for example.

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