Business Management with Accounting is designed to equip students with an in-depth understanding and knowledge of accounting in business. Students will study some common modules on this pathway but will also study specialised accounting modules. It will provide students with an overview of accounting that will enable them to pursue a career in accounting in a variety of differing accounting roles and is aligned to professional accounting qualifications. In addition to the specialised accountancy modules, in the final year students will have the opportunity to choose to complete a dissertation or a small business plan as their level 6 project – the dissertation offering a more traditional route for a student who wishes to research a particular business area of interest, or the small business plan, which will enable those students wishing to start their own business to develop the skills necessary.
Inherent within the programmes is the theme of enterprise with an emphasis on employability, ensuring the student progresses through the modules developing and gathering skills that will enable them to graduate and move onto further education, employment, graduate schemes or self-employment.Personal development and self-management is also a common thread throughout the programme in order to allow students to develop in confidence and capability, accruing a range of transferable skills applicable to both private and public sectors and including business related professions such as accountancy, personnel, consultancy, business start-up, marketing and administration.
Applicants require 80 UCAS points. Students are also required to hold English & Maths GCSE (or equivalent) grade 4 or above.
Applicants with no traditional entry qualifications will be interviewed, set an appropriate piece of work and a judgement made taking into account their academic potential and relevant experience.
Those students wishing to enter through advanced standing may do so through the APCL and APEL process.
Learners will benefit from smaller class sizes that will provide them with support and guidance in their studies often on a one to one basis. Students will further benefit from a range of guest lectures from industry experts, practical workshops and employability fairs to maximise the learning experience. The approach will vary between theoretical, analytical and academic pedagogies, and practical and experiential approaches.
The use of self-directed learning, as learner’s progress through levels 4, 5 and 6, will allow students to develop their independent study skills and increase their evaluation and analytical skills.
Across all modes of delivery traditional and digital, the following teaching methods will be deployed:
Lectures, seminars, workshops, field work, employability related learning, employer based case studies, ‘live’ or ‘real’ world projects. Guided learning, study trips, simulations, practical’s, discussion groups, virtual forums, business mentoring, business start-ups.
Upon successful completion of this degree, graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to pursue a new career, or advance an existing one in business and management related roles within the private or public sectors and which have a specific focus on finance and accountancy.