Accounting and Finance (with foundation year) BA

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Accounting and Finance (with foundation year) BA

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      4 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Start Date:

      23 September 2019

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 12,000

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    A BA degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Wolverhampton is an excellent first step, whether you plan a career in management, banking, finance, accountancy or almost any other commercial career. It gives you a wide range of exemptions from testing into professional bodies (see below).

    Because it includes a foundation year, this program is accessible to nearly anyone, even if you did poorly at the GCSE level or have been out of school for some time.

    This course is accredited by CIMA and the ACCA. They have recently joined the ACCA’s Accelerate program as well. That means that not only can you select modules which provide important exemptions from testing into full membership with the ACCA, you can engage in the ‘accelerated path to membership’ with that body in your final year. ACCA membership will be a huge help if you are seeking any kid of professional accountancy or accounting related career pathway.

    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 4 years at full time.

    You’ll begin with a foundation year which will bring you up to speed for the rest of the degree program. Then you’ll move on to the basics of accounting as well as learning the key skills of the finance and business world.

    Year 1 (Foundation Year) Modules Include:

    • Academic Skills
    • Business Decision Making
    • Critical Thinking
    • Extended Project
    • Introduction to Management
    • The World at Work: Careers & Personal Development

    Year 2 Modules Include:

    • Business Law
    • Costing
    • Economics for Accounting and Finance
    • Financial Accounting Principles
    • Professional Skills For Accountants
    • Quantitative Analysis for Economics and Finance

    Year 3 Modules Include:

    • Budgeting and Financial Control
    • Finance Principles
    • Financial Reporting
    • Management Accounting: Decision Making Techniques
    • Principles of Business and Corporate Law
    • Taxation of Individuals

    Year 4 Modules Include:

    • Advanced Financial Reporting
    • Auditing
    • Business Taxation
    • Corporate Financial Management
    • Researching Business and Management Issues
    • Strategic Management, Accounting and Control

     

    Learning And Teaching

    Wolverhampton’s teaching methods vary depending on the subject matter being presented, but typically include lectures, skills workshops and blended learning experiences at a minimum. You’ll also do a great deal of reading, study and revision, either individually or in small groups.

    You’ll have many opportunities to conduct work related learning, where you’ll be able to apply what you’ve learned in real world scenarios as well as learn industry specific skills from experts.

    Career Possibilities

    An Accounting and Finance degree from the University of Wolverhampton will get you noticed by employers. You’ll find the professional exemptions you’ll earn and the fast-track membership in the ACCA to be a great advantage when it comes to finding your first roles. Recent graduates have found lucrative roles in Business Management, Financial Services, Finance, Banking and Accounting. Others have gone on to postgraduate study at Wolverhampton or elsewhere.

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 4 year BA degree.

    Applicants must typically have earned 2 A Levels at DD or better or the international equivalent. The full list of qualifications which are accepted 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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