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.