BA (Hons) Business and Accounting

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Course Description


A strong business degree is an incredible start to your career. By combining it with accounting you’ll have the chance to build a firm foundation in business with a strong focus on accounting practices. You’ll study a whole range of key business areas, including accounting, marketing, operations, management, human resources and the role of business in society. We’ll also help you explore everything from strategic leadership, performance and business management to ethics, enterprise and creative problem-solving.

The Qualifications have developed the learner’s ability to:
• Develop important skills and knowledge required to become an accountant.
• Develop strong intellectual capabilities.
• Explore everything from strategic leadership, performance and business management to ethics, enterprise and creative problem-solving.
• Develop a plan and implement a new product or service for their organisation.

  • Entry Requirements
  • The qualification can be offered to Learners from age 18. The Learners need to ensure that they have
    sufficient capability at the right level to undertake the learning and assessment.

    English language requirements
    The Qualifications have been designed to be accessible without artificial barriers that
    restrict access and progression:
    • IELTS minimum 5.0- 6.5 overall with no fail.
    • Minimum 3A Levels or equivalent qualification.
    • Pass 5 GCSE subjects

    We consider applicants:
    • Who have demonstrated some ability and possess Qualifications at Level 3, for example, ‘A’ Levels or vocational awards.
    • Who have spent some time in an organisational role and wish to develop their careers further.
    • With professional experience looking to change careers through work-based learning.

  • Units & Assessment
  • • Principles of Marketing
    This initial marketing module, which assumes no prior knowledge of marketing, aims to introduce students to some of the key ideas of marketing and is suitable for both marketing and non-marketing students. It examines the environment within which organisations operate and the role of marketing within the organisation so that students can understand the context within which marketing personnel work and the different activities which are carried out under the umbrella term of ‘marketing’.

    • Economics for Business
    This module aims to enable students to understand the economic context of modern business by introducing and developing an appreciation of the utility of economic approaches in studying the business environment. The basic tools and approaches which economists use; demand and supply and industry analysis, among others; will be introduced and applied to help understand the economic issues involved and the public policy which can be derived.

    • Quantitative Methods for Business (UJH)
    This module introduces the student to a number of essential mathematical and statistical techniques that are extensively used in business and management. Particular attention will be paid to the circumstances in which the methods considered should be employed. The following quantitative methods are likely to be included in this module: equations and graphs; measures of location and dispersion; weighted averages and indices; probability and normal distribution; basic optimisation; critical path analysis; correlation and simple linear regression; time series forecasting; investment; simulation. Appropriate software (eg : Excel) will be used to support learning.

    • Accounting Principles
    To gain an introduction to financial accounting, management accounting and finance, suitable for those who intend to specialise in these areas subsequently.

    • The Accounting Professional
    The module provides students with a series of academic skills and study strategies underpinning subsequent studies and successful graduation. The module is composed of several themes which will include communication, thinking and methods of enquiry, IT literacy, numeracy and the nature of knowledge.

    • People and Organisations
    This module aims to provide students an introduction to the key concepts in human resource management and behaviour in contemporary organisations. It will consider the micro context of human resource management, performance and development, equality and diversity and international human resource management, predominantly taking an organisational perspective but drawing on other disciplinary approaches where applicable.

  • Career Development
  • This course gives you the opportunity to start developing your career through professional work-based learning. You will be paid UK minimum wage for a 20hour a week placement for the duration of your course, and will also be awarded an accredited Level 6 professional qualification from a UK awarding body.

  • Progression
    • On completion of your studies, you may be given a full-time graduate opportunity by your employer
    • You may wish to further your studies by taking on an academic masters programme or a level 7 professional qualification
    • You may also wish to start your own business through our enterprise education programme
    DURATION: 3years
    START DATE: Sept 2021
    COURSE FEE: £23,000 per year
    COURSE TYPE: Campus & Workplace
    AWARD: Hons Degree + Professional Level 6
    LOCATION: Hertfordshire, United Kingdom


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