Wolverhampton Business School

Accounting and Finance with Sandwich placement

BA (Hons) Sandwich 4 years

This award equips you with the relevant skills and knowledge to pursue a career in accountancy, finance, banking and a wide range of management roles.

This award equips you with the relevant skills and knowledge to pursue a career in accountancy, finance, banking and a wide range of management roles.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code N402
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  • Start Date(s) 23 September 2019, 21 September 2020
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Sandwich
  • Course Length Sandwich (4 years)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton
  • School Wolverhampton Business School

Why choose this course?

This award equips you with the relevant skills and knowledge to pursue a career in accountancy, finance, banking and a wide range of management roles.

The programme has been designed specifically to provide you with maximum exemptions from internationally recognised accounting professional body examinations, giving you a head start when it comes to qualifying as an accountant. In addition to your academic studies, you will also be trained in the use of accounting software, analytical skills and report writing and further employability skills which will enable you to better adapt to the rapidly changing environment of work.

All students have the opportunity to take an optional placement year providing valuable workplace experience and significantly improving your employability on graduation. In addition, during your studies you will have the opportunity to meet with accounting and business practitioners through guest lectures and other special events.

 

The University of Wolverhampton has recently partnered with ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) in their Accelerate programme which allows final year students an accelerated path to ACCA membership, enhanced career prospects, discounted fees, access to the global ACCA community to provide practical assistance with studies and future career.

 

The degree can also be used as the basis for postgraduate study. For example, the Business School has an MSc in Professional Accounting and Finance which provides an opportunity for you to both complete your ACCA qualifications and also gain a Masters in Accounting and Finance within an eighteen month period. You will be in a unique position of having an excellent academic and professional qualification taught by market leaders in both fields. You will have the knowledge and ability to succeed in the world of finance.

You may also study Accounting or Finance as part of the following joint awards: 

 Please note: Part-time study requires attendance during the day.

   

What happens on the course?

Sandwich Year

You will have the opportunity to undertake a 40 credit placement at Level 5 of study.

5BU005 Supervised Work Experience (40 Credits)

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

This award provides enhanced employment opportunities in the financial sector. Specifically through its exemptions from Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualifications it provides a fast route to gaining a professional accountancy qualification. These accountancy qualifications are internationally recognised so a career in accountancy will enable successful students to broaden their careers into an international arena. The BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance award will also enhance the opportunities of successful students in the fields of banking, finance, financial services and business management, by providing an enhanced exposure to accounting, finance and business knowledge and skills.

 

The degree can also be used as the basis for postgraduate study. For example, the Business School has an MSc in Professional Accounting and Finance which provides an opportunity for you to both complete your ACCA qualifications and also gain a Masters in Accounting and Finance within an eighteen month period. You will be in a unique position of having an excellent academic and professional qualification taught by market leaders in both fields. You will have the knowledge and ability to succeed in the world of finance.

 

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Enhancing your employment and career prospects

Studying with the Business School gives you a head start in your career through offering:
 
Professional body exemptions - The course provides the opportunity to gain exemptions for Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and  Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) which will make you attractive to employers as you will be a significant way towards becoming a fully qualified accountant.
 
Internships - You can choose to gain valuable work experience through taking an internship (sandwich placement) as part of your programme of study.  Full support in preparing and securing internships is provided through our dedicated support team.  
 
Study abroadYou can choose to undertake one semester or a full year study abroad at one of our EU partners, as part of your programme of study.  
 
Working with real managers - We find many opportunities for you to work with practising managers, from company projects, guest lectures and site visits through to short internships or full year long sandwich placements. 
 
Developing real business skills - Studying at Wolverhampton will allow you to develop the skills businesses demand including IT, project management, team working and leadership.
 
Careers support and guidance - You will be able to gain an Employability Award.  Having developed your CV and enhanced your interview skills you will be able to undertake a short internship to prepare yourself to gain employment on graduation.
 
Volunteering - You can gain valuable employability skills through volunteering.  Opportunities exist for you to work with voluntary organisations.
 
Starting your own business - Not only will you develop the business acumen necessary to start and manage your own business but on-going support is available both during your studies and on graduation to help you make a success of your business start-up.
 
Management mentors - You will have the opportunity to be mentored by a senior manager from the region through our Institute of Directors mentoring scheme or alumni.

A supportive professional study environment

Your learning experience at the Business School will be enhanced by:
 
Tutors who know about business - Tutors on this programme have experience as practicing managers, worked with business in an advisory capacity or will be researching business and management in order that what you learn is current, leading edge thinking which has real relevance to the world of business.
 
A friendly and supportive environment - We are known for the support we provide to our students.  Your personal tutor and course leader are there to give you the support you need, whether pastoral or study advice, when you need it.
 
Blended learning - The School has developed a blended learning approach where lecture and tutorial activities are supported by online learning to become a seamless learning experience both in and outside of the classroom.
 
Flexibility - The programme offered gives you flexibility over your study options as you progress and develop, whether this is choosing to study abroad or take an internship or being able to move between the courses we offer.
 
Professional body informed programmes - The school has strong professional body links and these are used to inform the curriculum to ensure they reflect the latest professional thinking and standards and to maximise the exemptions and accreditation you will gain alongside studying your programme.
 
Internationalisation - Our international student and staff body and a curriculum underpinned by internationalisation will enable you to learn how to operate in a global business environment.

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

  1. Construct, using digital and other methods, a range of accounting and financial information useful to the management of organisations.
  2. Critically analyse financial accounting and business information from a range of national and international sources.
  3. Critically discuss current financial accounting and business issues.
  4. Provide solutions to financial and accounting issues and problems.
  5. Critically discuss the role of accounting in the management of organisations.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Sandwich £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Sandwich £9250 per year 2020-21
International Sandwich £12000 per year 2019-20
International Sandwich £12250 per year 2020-21

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

2019 Entry

  • GCSE Maths at grade C+ / 4 or Functional Skills Level 2 Mathematics 

Please note we do NOT accept GCSE Short Courses.

Plus Either

  • 'A' Levels grades BBC - CCC
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade MMM, BTEC QCF Diploma grade DD
  • Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction).
  • AAT Level 3 Accounting
  • 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 seehttp://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Consideration will be given by the School to applicants with Accounting experience

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

 

"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 

 

 

Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations through the Accredited degree accelerated route.

Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)

Accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) for the purpose of some exemptions from professional examinations.

Association of International Accountants (AIA)

Accredited by the Association of International Accountants (AIA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

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

Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA)

Recognised by the Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA) for the purpose of eligibility to register as a Professional Financial Accountant.

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

Accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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