Accounting and Business Management (BA (Hons))

University of Gloucestershire

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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
3 - 6 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 13500 per year

All study options

About Accounting and Business Management at University of Gloucestershire

This course provides students with excellent knowledge and skills in accounting, finance and business management including an international perspective. The course content is enriched by input from business leaders and leading accountancy bodies to ensure that students are sufficiently prepared for the demands of the world of work.

The course combines modules in business management, accounting and financial management. The business management aspects focus on solving business issues, enabling each student to broaden their knowledge and skills set whilst working individually and in groups to solve current and emerging business problems. The accounting and finance elements of the course provide students the full range of technical and academic skills which are critical to successfully managing modern organisations in a global context.

A high percentage of business directors have a finance background. This course provides you with both the business and accounting skills to have a successful career within many business environments, both in the commercial and not-for-profit sectors, whether setting up your own business or working for a large international organisation.

Illustrative modules

Year 1

  • Management Contexts
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting 
  • Introduction to Management Accounting


Year 2

Compulsory modules:

  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managing Business Operations


Placement year

You have the opportunity to spend your third year in a paid work placement. A number of high profile accountancy related placements in companies such as IBM, Sony, Marks & Spencer and Xerox are available each year, as well as in accountancy practices ranging from small local and regional firms to the Big Four companies.

Year 3

  • Building and Sustaining Strategy
  • Strategic Financial Management 
  • Strategic Management Accounting
Benefits
  • accreditation of prior learning enabling those with the Association of Accounting Technicians qualification to fast-track their degree studies
  • a dedicated team of professionally qualified tutors with significant practice and industry experience providing vocationally relevant teaching
Employability
  • accountant in practice or industry
  • financial services roles
  • general or specialist business management roles
How will the course be assessed?

The course uses a variety of methods of assessment, to give every student the opportunity to reach their potential. These range from the more traditional examinations and essays, to simulations, presentations, portfolios and podcasts.

Recent guest lecturers/speakers
  • Angie Petkovic, Managing Director, APT Marketing
  • Adam Moore, Senior Marketing Executive, ICAEW
  • Simon Graham, Environmental Strategist, Commercial PLC (Cheltenham)
Accreditations
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • Association of International Accountants

 

 

 

 

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InternationalInternational academic equivalent. An international foundation course may be required for entry.IELTS 6.0 overall in English with no less than 5.5 in any other band or equivalent.

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