BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management (3 Year)

This 3-year course equips graduates with the crucial skills required for an entry-level position in financial accounting, management accounting, finance, auditing and taxation.

ACCA Accredited ProgrammeCIMA University PartnerThis degree is the first step on the ladder to becoming an accountant. To progress, a professional qualification is also essential. Most students will go on to take a professional accounting qualification with one of the major international accounting bodies, such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) or the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

This course is accredited by CIMA which means our graduates have been granted exemptions from eight CIMA exams. In addition, this course is also accredited by the ACCA and our graduates are also granted similar exemptions from nine ACCA exams. This means you can save yourself a lot of time and stress in the future, because this degree will equip you with a whole host of ready-made exemptions from the exams of the two leading professional accounting bodies in the UK.

Our students also benefit from free student membership to both ACCA and CIMA throughout the duration of their studies. This means that our students can take advantage of both ACCA and CIMA online communities and free resources and career support services relevant to their studies such as: interview tips, CV support, discussion forums, graduate vacancies, information about networking events, and career skills classes run by employers.

You can learn more about CIMA membership benefits and ACCA membership benefits on their respective websites.

On this course you will undertake a rigorous and coherent study of the theory and practice of accounting and financial management and develop an understanding of how accounting and financial management is shaped by and impacts on legal, ethical, social, political, environmental and economic norms.

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Employment

All of our Accounting and Financial Management courses are ideal for students who aspire to work in the accounting or financial professions.

This course is specifically designed to develop students’ employability skills including:

  • Critical evaluation and analysis
  • Evaluation of data
  • Use of contemporary information and communications technology to acquire and analyse information.

Graduates are therefore well-placed to pursue careers in areas such retail banking, investment banking, risk-analysis, insurance and management consultancy.

 

Key Information

We have September start dates for this course. There are two semesters each year. Students complete 2 x 30 credit modules each semester, enabling students to concentrate on fewer modules at a time. Modules are assessed in different ways, e.g. essays, reports, portfolios, presentations and examinations.
 

Duration:

3 years full-time

Campus:

Bloomsbury

Start Dates:

September

Awarding Body:

The University of Northampton

 

Fees

UK/EU 2017/18*: £6,150 per year
Total course fee: £18,450

EEA and Swiss nationals 2017/18*: £12,000 per year
Total course fee: £36,000

International 2017/18: £12,000 per year
Total course fee: £36,000

Please note that international students, who require a Tier 4 VISA will not be permitted to work during their studies.

* Scholarships are available

UK/EU - http://www.lsbm.ac.uk/scholarships
EEA - http://www.lsbm.ac.uk/eea-scholarships

 

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants normally require UCAS tariff points as below: 

    Entry in Sep 2017: 112 UCAS tariff points
     
  • Please note, the UCAS Tariff Points system has changed for 16-17. For more info about the new system, click here.
  • Applicants also require a GCSE Grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics (or equivalent).

    If a candidate meets the UCAS points requirements (but does not have GCSE English Language and/or Mathematics at Grade C or above), then they will also be required to pass our own internal English Language test (test and interview) and/or pass our own internal Mathematics test(s) in order to meet our entry requirements. (This only applies to UK, EU and EEA applicants. International applicants WILL require GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above, or equivalent).

    Note: From 2017, English and Maths GCSEs will be graded from 9 to 1, rather than A* to G. All other GCSE subjects will follow with the new grading system in 2019. A current grade 'C' in the new system will be considered to be a '4'. Click here for a quick explanation of the new GCSE grading system from our blog.
  • Applicants must have completed Year 11 (Key Stage 4) Secondary School, or equivalent, at least 2 years prior to the start of the course.
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language require IELTS at 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in each category).


Modules

Level/Year Semester 1 Semester 2
Level 4
Year 1
Accountants in
Organisations
(30 credits)
Financial
Accounting
(30 credits)
Management
Accounting
(30 credits)
Business and
Corporate Law (30 credits)
Level 5
Year 2
Computer Applications
in Accounting
(30 credits)
Financial
Reporting
(30 credits)
Taxation
(30 credits)
Auditing in
Context
(30 credits)
Level 6
Year 3
Performance
Management
and Control
(30 credits)
Financial
Management
(30 credits)
Accounting and Finance
Research Project
(30 credits)
Option
(30 credits)

Students complete one of the following Level 6 option modules:

  • Corporate Risk Management
  • Small Business Management
  • International Finance
  • Internship Placement

 

Featured modules

The Internship Placement is an optional module available at Level 6 to students with a strong academic performance at Levels 4 and 5. Advice on how to prepare for the module is given in the second semester of Level 5.

A significant amount of learning can be achieved by carrying out practical activities in a workplace. Students are required to undertake 200 hours of work experience on a part-time basis during their final year. This module offers an exciting opportunity to gain professional experience in any relevant area of accounting and finance.

Financial Management is a compulsory module at Level 6 that guides students to use corporate financial theory and its application in real-life scenarios encountered by entrepreneurs and decision makers in the world of finance. Moreover, they will have an understanding of the financial management, long-term investment and the working capital management of firms. It will help students to understand the financial decision making in enterprises. It will focus on ways and methods to cope with risk management in finance.

 

Degree classification

Upon graduation your degree will be classified as follows:

1st Class Honours
Upper Second Class Honours (2.1)
Lower Second Class Honours (2.2)
Third Class Honours

In calculating your degree classification, modules at Levels 0 and 4 are ignored. Your degree classification is based upon your performance in modules at Levels 5 and 6.

 

Professional Body exemptions

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

The course is accredited by CIMA, providing graduates with exemptions from the following CIMA examinations:

C01 Fundamentals of Management Accounting
C02 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
C03 Fundamentals of Business Mathematics
C04 Fundamentals of Business Economics
C05 Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law
E1 Organisational Management
P1 Management Accounting
F1 Financial Reporting and Taxation

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Our application for ACCA accreditation has been approved and our graduates can gain exemptions from the following ACCA examinations:

F1 - The Accountant in Business
F2 - Management Accounting
F3 - Financial Accounting
F4 - Corporate and Business Law
F5 - Performance Management & Control
F6 - Taxation
F7 - Financial Reporting
F8 - Auditing in Context
F9 - Financial Management

 

University of Northampton Academic Regulations

The BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management is awarded by the University of Northampton, and is governed by the University's Academic Regulations. Most of the University’s degrees are made up of 20-credit modules and therefore some of the Regulations apply differently to the BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management because it consists of 30-credit modules:

1. Accumulated Failure (Regulation 3.7.2)

If, after exhausting all opportunities for reassessment, you fail modules to the value of 90 credits, you will be withdrawn from further study.

2. Condonement (Regulation 3.7.12)

You must pass every module in order to successfully complete your degree.

3. Maximum number of credits that can be studied in each academic year (Regulation 3.3.2)

If, after exhausting all opportunities for reassessment, you fail a module your studies will continue into an additional academic year.

You can find the University's Academic Regulations here. The University's Student Handbook provides an explanation of the Regulations.
 


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