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.
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 in Finance and Accounting which dovetails in with the knowledge and skills obtained on this programme.
Please note that part-time study requires attendance during the daytime.
What happens on the course?
You will have the opportunity to undertake a 40 credit placement at Level 5 of study.
5BU005 Supervised Work Experience (40 Credits)
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 abroad - You 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 - The tutors on this programme will have had experience as practicing managers, have 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. Whether pastoral or study advice your personal tutor and course leader are there to give you the support you need, 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.
Having successfully completed this award, you will be able suitably qualified to consider careers in general management, accountancy, banking or finance. Business managers who have an in depth knowledge of finance and accounting techniques which are highly sought after in general management and within the financial services sector. You may also gain exemptions from the professional accountancy bodies for some of the modules studied and this will provide you with a head start in developing a career in accountancy.
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 in Finance and Accounting which dovetails in with the knowledge and skills obtained on this programme
What skills will you gain?
At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to:
1.Develop critical thinking through the application of concepts and principles of accounting and business theories to a wide range of organisations and situations both nationally and internationally.
2.Assess the impact of changing internal and external environmental forces on organisations’ financial and business activities and practices.
3.Develop ICT and other interpersonal skills through a range of approaches, including selecting appropriate tools and techniques for analysing and interpreting data and information using applications software, including accounting software packages and other technologies.
4.Develop a range of accounting skills and management knowledge which will be attractive to employers operating at a local, national and international level.
These modules are correct at the time of publication. Modules may change over time due to validation and continuous monitoring policies. Applicants will be notified in writing of any significant changes to their chosen course(s).
Business in a Global Context
Wolverhampton City Campus
Wolverhampton City Campus
Financial Accounting Principles
Wolverhampton City Campus
Introduction to People at Work
Wolverhampton City Campus
Organisational Structures for Effective Management
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.
Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.
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
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.