Accounting and Business Management (BA Hons)

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Study mode

Full-Time or Placement

Length

3 Years (Full-Time)
4 Years (Placement)

Campus

Oxstalls, Gloucester

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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.

The University of Gloucestershire School of Business and Technology is situated in a brand-new, state-of-the-art centre at our Oxstalls campus in Gloucester. The £18 million development is home to our Business, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Law and Accounting and Finance courses. Find out more about this and other new developments with our virtual fly-through video and see where you could be taking the first steps towards your career in business.

Access real-world business experiences and challenges. 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.

A personal tutor to help you identify exciting new opportunities. 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 and be able to complete a work placement as part of your degree. This will prepare you to graduate career-ready.

Course modules

You'll study a variety of modules from 'Applied Quantitative Techniques' to 'Forensic Accounting'.

Take a look at the course content for full details of all the modules you'll study on this course.

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2020 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.

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.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country.

Grade 4/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 contact our admissions team if you have a question.

Fees

See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.

UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
BA (Hons) - 3 years full-timeNN24
BA (Hons) - 4 years placementNNF3

Careers

  • Business manager
  • CEO
  • Corporate business analyst
  • Strategic management accountant
  • Tax advisor
  • Internal auditor
  • Management Accountant
  • Management Consultant
  • Business Planner
  • Business Analyst
  • Business strategist

Placement information

Andrew Shelton, Graduate.

"The vast number of placements was simply outstanding." Andrew Shelton, Graduate

Placement type:

12-Month, Optional

Duration:

12 months, full-time (minimum 35 hours per week)

Location:

Placements can be carried out in the UK or overseas; popular overseas placement destinations include the USA, China and Europe. You may even wish to source your own placement in other countries.

Visa requirements:

If carrying out a placement abroad, there may be a visa requirement.

Financial arrangements:

On your placement year you will pay a reduced tuition fee and are still eligible to apply for a maintenance loan. Financial support is also available from the Student Finance Team by contacting moneyadvice@glos.ac.uk.

Placement support:

You will have access to guidance from the Placements Team throughout your placement search, and for the duration of your placement year. You can contact the Placements Team on placements@glos.ac.uk.

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). Accreditation's for this course are reviewed annually.

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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 School of Business and Technology 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 School of Business and Technology for students looking for a more well-rounded education rooted in vocational insight and experience.

School of Business and Technology

Our School of Business and Technology is a thriving and dynamic place to study. We are growing quickly and emerging as a leading collaborative hub thanks to the professional credentials of our academic staff and the impactive work of our researchers.

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