Accounting and Business Management (BA Hons)

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Park, Cheltenham

Work on live data and briefs with industry experts, as part of the 'Make it' programme, on our degree ranked in the top 10 of new universities by the Guardian University Guide 2018.

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MAKE IT in Accounting

Make It with a degree accredited by the ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA, AIA and CIM

MAKE IT International
MAKE IT Happen

Become a well-rounded professional understanding both the operations of a business and the finances behind it with this flexible course. In the first year you’ll gain solid grounding on all aspects of accounting and business including understanding organisations, business law and financial accounting. You can then specialise in accounting, business, or both with subjects such as managing international business and management accounting. This degree also measures up to the high expectations of all global accountancy bodies, leading to maximum exemptions from professional exams including ICEAW, ACCA, CIMA, AIA and CIM when you graduate.

From 2018, the University of Gloucestershire Business School will move to a brand-new, state-of-the-art home at our Oxstalls campus in Gloucester. The £16 million development will be home to our Business, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Law and Accounting and Finance courses. Find out more about the new Business School and other developments with our virtual fly-through video and see where you could be taking the first steps towards your career in business.

As well as this, our Make It business experiences are designed to ensure that you stand out from the crowd when you graduate.

Make It international: work with business leaders abroad. See how foreign direct investment can shape the economic infrastructure of an entire country in Ho Chi Minh, an emerging and vibrant city in Vietnam. Explore resource management and how the Vietnamese have maximised resources to become the world's leading coffee exporters. Having global exposure will help you stand out in the job market, no matter whether you plan on having an international career or not. For this vital reason, the trip is included in the cost of your fees.

Make It real: learn from real scenarios. Embedded in your degree are simulations with companies such as ICEAW and ACCA, leading professional bodies within the accounting sector, underpinning your learning with real-world application. Leading international brands and business figures will deliver inspiring lectures and give you real insight into how to succeed in global business. Put your skills to the test and enter the CIMA Global Business Challenge, designed to foster the young business leaders of the future. Create and pitch your business case to a high profile audience with support from an expert business mentor.

Make It happen: grow into a career-ready graduate. Work placement opportunities give you for confidence to put your learning into practice and gain essential contacts. Students have worked for prestigious companies such as IBM, PWC, Boots and BMW. Depending on your interests you will also shadow a business or financial consultant or adviser, work with a regional accountancy or business firm and work within a large corporate department. All of this is designed to give you the skills and the CV to pursue your chosen career.

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Study style

Learn through lectures, seminars, group work, reflective practice, business simulations, problem-solving challenges and presenting. Real world case studies offer you the opportunity to build your expertise while simulations and live pitches give you practical experience. You will have opportunities to work with leading businesses abroad as part of your international trip and be able to complete a work placement as part of your degree. This will prepare you to graduate career-ready.

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2018 entry

112 tariff points

Typical offers

BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

2018 UCAS tariff table

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. To find out more, please email our enquiries team.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country. If you do not meet the academic and English language requirements, you should consider a preparation course at INTO University of Gloucestershire, which will help to prepare you for study on this degree. INTO University of Gloucestershire is based at our Park campus and offers a range of courses including International Foundation Business, Hospitality and Tourism and International Year One Business and Management.

Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. Please email our admissions team for further information.

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If you are unsure whether your predicted grades will carry enough points to study the course, we can help. Whether you’re taking A levels or BTECs, Access courses or anything else the tariff calculator will let you know whether you currently have the grades and advise on what to do next.

Fees

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UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
Single Honours - 3 years full-timeNN24
Single Honours - 4 years placementNNF3

Careers

  • Business manager
  • CEO
  • Corporate business analyst
  • Strategic management accountant
  • Tax advisor
  • Internal auditor

Industry links

You'll benefit from great business links with local, national and international organisations. This includes Hazlewoods (in the Top 40 Independent Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers, and sponsors of our Top Undergraduate Student competition); Pulsin’ that creates ‘live-data’ business challenges; and global cult clothing business Superdry. Not forgetting our accrediting organisation CIMA. Our strong industry links offer exciting placement and internship opportunities that could result in your graduate career. This degree is accredited with Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Association of International Accountants (AIA).

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International travel

You’ll have the option to visit Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to learn about how accounting and business work in unfamiliar environments, or New York City, to experience global business in its most powerful context. You’ll explore resource management and see how the Vietnamese have maximised resources to become the world's leading coffee exporters. You’ll witness social enterprises and learn how foreign direct investment can help shape the economic infrastructure of an entire country. We think these insights are so important we include the trip in the cost of your degree. Ours are the only accountancy courses in the country to provide and pay for an international trip of this nature.

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Extra-curricular skills

In addition to your personal tutor assisting with your academic programme, they will help you identify extra-curricular opportunities to gain wider life skills. For example, placements, voluntary work, clubs, societies, sports and lots more. So not only do you graduate with an accounting and finance degree recognised by the major professional bodies, you’ll have professional exemptions, practical national and international experience plus a wider exposure to life overall. We call this Your Future Plan. It’s why our graduates are in demand. It’s what makes studying at University of Gloucestershire special.

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Student success

Our students have had work experience with IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and BMW and gone on to work for leading firms regionally, nationally and internationally. One of our recent accounting graduates did his placement with international recruitment company SThree plc, and now works in New York as their finance business partner, managing the business’s financial operations for America.

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Our community

Our Business School is a thriving and dynamic place to study. Providing undergraduate, postgraduate and research, our goal is to produce graduates who are ready and prepared for their careers. It’s a philosophy that sets us apart and drives excellence in everything we do. Thanks to this, the professional credentials of our academic staff and the impactive work of our researchers, we are growing quickly and we are emerging as a leading Business School for students looking for a more well-rounded education rooted in vocational insight and experience.

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