About the BA (Hons) Business Management with Accounting programme
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.
Standard entry requirement for the degree will be 80 UCAS points, with a minimum of grade ‘C’ or level 4 in both GCSE Maths & English.
TEC Partnership will also encourage applications from non-traditional learners who lack formal academic qualifications. All such non-traditional applicants will be interviewed, set an appropriate piece of work and a judgement made taking into account their academic potential and relevant experience.
The entry requirement will be a 1500 word comprehension test that includes a research task, information gathering, basic analysis and mathematical/statistical skills. Within the entry test, applicants will need to demonstrate both a Level 3 standard and the potential to study on a degree programme, bringing them in line with the standard of traditional applicants.
What you will learn
At Level 4, modules are :
- Business Environment
- Business Research and Study Skills
- Organisational Behaviour
- Enterprise Project
- Financial Accounting
- Customer Focus and Marketing
At Level 5, modules are:
- Managing the Self
- Career Planning and Progression
- Research Methods
- Management Accounting
- Operations and Strategic Management
- Financial Accounting for Limited Companies
At Level 6, modules include:
- Financial Performance and Ethics
- Sustainability for Business
- Financial Auditing
- Dissertation; or
- Small Business Plan (option of 1)
- Global Economics and the Policy Environment; or
- Business Analysis
Learning & Teaching Methods
This course is primarily designed for face-to-face learning, with attendance during lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses, or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the campus is closed, TEC Partnership will deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted, with some lessons taking place in small groups and others using online sessions and support.
Business and Management is a diverse subject and therefore requires a wide range of teaching and assessment methods. The evolving nature of the digital world and the impact on the ever-changing business domain lends itself to a variety of contextualised assessments, teaching methods that incorporate practical scenarios, and situational case studies which are strongly aligned to the demands of the workplace. 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, practicals, discussion groups, virtual forums, business mentoring, and business start-ups.
Develop students’ understanding of a wide range of organisations including private, public and not for profit encouraging evaluation of their management, the economy and the business environment,, whilst preparing them with appropriate transferable skills for a career in a variety of roles within business and management, or to equip them with the skills to create a business start-up
Develop and enhance a wide range of business skills including people management, personal attributes self-awareness and business knowledge that equip graduates to become effective global citizens in a changing and dynamic business world.
Build an understanding of the fundamental nature of organisations, including internal and external drivers such as purpose, structures, leadership, governance, and management, together with the individual and corporate behaviours and cultures that exist within and between different organisations and their influence upon the differing environment.
Provide an insight and develop knowledge and skills in marketing and sales, considering different approaches for segmentation, targeting, positioning, generating sales and the need for innovation in product and service design with a further focus on the management of external customers, and their expectations developing excellence in customer service and the application of the internal customer concept.
Develop students understanding and practical skills of finance including the sources, uses and management of finance and the use of accounting and other information systems for planning, control, decision making and managing financial risk.
Develop student’s employability and enterprise capability and to ready them for a career in graduate level management within the various business sectors, and therefore enable them to become active participants in the graduate labour market.
The focus on employability is driven both institutionally and at programme level. As an institution, Grimsby Institute have designated employability officers, and an alumni association provides networking contacts for employment and internships.
Employability is inherent within the programme, with all modules having an employability theme, ensuring that students are learning relevant knowledge that can be applied to the work place.
Business graduates are able to enter a range of professions after graduation. Graduate training schemes are encouraged and students are supported through applications; guest speakers and employers are invited in to provide information on opportunities that arise. Students are able to undertake administration roles, business analysts, finance, human resources, marketing, self-employment and consultancy roles. The ultimate aim of the programme is for students to enter the workplace fully equipped with the necessary skills to provide, most importantly, effective management and leadership within their chosen career environment.
Graduates wish to continue in education may progress onto a Master’s degree, teaching qualification or professional course – CIPD, CMI, AAT.