Wolverhampton Business School

Accounting and Finance with Foundation Year

BA (Hons) Full-time 4 years, Part-time 8 years

Financial analysis and general business awareness are at the heart of this joint degree course.

Financial analysis and general business awareness are at the heart of this joint degree course.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code N401
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  • Start Date(s) 17 January 2022, 20 September 2021
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (4 years), Part-time (8 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Wolverhampton Business School
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Why choose this course?

Financial analysis and general business awareness are at the heart of this joint degree course. The course is designed to allow students to develop an awareness of modern business practice through practical activities which aim to equip students with a holistic understanding of how an organisation functions, with specific emphasis on accounting and financial record keeping. 

The foundation year of this course is designed to offer applicants who do not have the required qualifications, a programme which will equip them with a robust toolkit of academic, digital and personal skills required for successful study in higher education. It also provides an understanding of, and insight into, a range of disciplines that underpin their chosen programme of study. In the foundation year students will develop their ability to gain the most out of structured in-class study, and also to manage and evaluate their own independent learning. This wide range of transferable skills is of immense value in both undergraduate study and graduate employment. Upon successful completion of the foundation year, students will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of their subject area to degree level.
Having successfully completed this award, you will have the appropriate skills to consider careers not just in accountancy, but also in general management, banking and finance.

A practical and practice-based programme, this course will equip students with the agile, reflexive and critical thinking skills which are vital for success in modern organisations.  Emphasis will be given to the rapidly evolving financial landscape post-pandemic through both teaching material and real-world examples. 

Through the use of a wide range of concepts, approaches, critical reflection and e-learning forums the course is designed to equip students with a range of personal and intellectual skills in preparation for a career in accounting and general management fields. 

You will acquire core financial skills through case studies, online activities and live projects, through interactions with guest speakers from the financial and business world and through reflecting on your own practice. 

Specifically, the course will create business managers who have an in-depth knowledge of accounting techniques which should be valuable both in general management and within the financial and accountancy services sector.

The degree can also be used as the basis for postgraduate study in the area of finance and general business management for example the Business School has an MSc Finance & Accounting which dovetails in with the knowledge and skills obtained on this programme.

 

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At the end of this course you will be able to:

  1. Construct, using digital and other methods, a wide range of accounting and financial information useful to the management of organisations.
  2. Critically evaluate financial and non-financial accounting information and use this evaluation to identify a solution, or range of solutions to accounting and financial issues and problems.
  3. Communicate a wide range of financial and non-financial information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audience.
  4. Demonstrate the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment requiring the exercise of initiative, personal responsibility and decision making.
  5. Develop skills of independent learning, analysis, synthesis and critical thinking through the application of business and management concepts and principles and the related underpinning theories appropriate to a wide range of business organisations and situations. 

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2021-22
Home Part-time £3100 per year# 2021-22
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12950 per year 2021-22
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21
International Part-time £6475 per year# 2021-22

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

Typical entry requirement: 48 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades DD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades PPP
  • BTEC L3 Diploma - grades MP
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma (Full Award)

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  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

 Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

"The teaching was fantastic throughout the course. The lecturers are very knowledgeable and experienced, they are excited about their subject area and they have time for you. Extra workshops were provided for struggling students, which gave us the opportunity to improve."

Nicola Faulkner, BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance Graduate

"The standard of lectures was high, with the majority of lecturers having previously been in practice or industry before moving into education. They were able to bring real-world examples into the classroom.

The University put great emphasis on teamwork, but as well as being able to work as a member of a team and make presentations as a group, I am also at ease with working on my own, managing my own workload, and meeting set deadlines. 

By the time I had completed my degree, yes I was sad to be leaving University, but I also felt ready to enter the workplace. Over my time at Wolverhampton, I have really grown in confidence and feel I have developed as a person."

Peter, BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance Graduate 

 

 

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for the purpose of exemptions from some professional examinations.

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


Self-funding:

If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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