This course will provide you with the knowledge and understanding of business and accounting theories and their strategic applications to organisations operating within a highly digitised and changing global environment. Through the use of a wide range of concepts, approaches, research techniques and e-learning forums the course will equip you with a range of personal and intellectual skills in preparation for a career in accounting, financial, banking and general management fields.
You will be provided with opportunities to advance your ICT skills through the use of applications software, accounting packages and other technologies. The diversity of topical areas covered in the study programme will help you develop your own understanding of global citizenship applicable to local, national and international communities.
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.
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 a MSc Finance & Accounting which dovetails in with the knowledge and skills obtained on this programme.
Please note that part-time study requires attendance during the daytime.