BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management with Foundation Year

Course Summary

This is an Honours Degree in Accounting and Financial management which covers a range of subjects in accounting, finance and management to help students embark on a professional career in any of these disciplines. The course incorporates aspects of theory and  practice to help students connect with the real world of business. Accredited by the ICAEW (www.icaew.com), the oldest professional body of accountants in the world, as well CIMA (www.cimaglobal.com) the course also benefits from professional support and engagement.

Level of Award

FHEQ Level 6

Study mode(s) and duration

4 years full time, part-time also available

Awarding Bodies

University of Suffolk

Start date(s)

September 2021, January 2022

Delivering Institution

LD Training Services Limited

Entry is GCSE English language at C/4 or above or equivalent. 80 UCAS tariff points (or above) or an equivalent level 3 qualification (including the ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Business). Where over 21 applicants do not meet academic entry requirements, they will complete a 1000 word essay and have a face to face interview.
  • To provide a coherent and integrated programme of study that will satisfy the needs of students and organisations operating within increasingly complex, dynamic and diverse external environments;
  • To develop students’ intellectual ability; based on analysis, synthesis and reflection, to analyse complex and changing environments;
  • To enable students to be confident and competent in dealing with managerial accounting issues;
  • To provide students with the requisite skills for personal and career development;
  • To enhance students’ employability.

The following statements define what students graduating from the BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management course will have been judged to have demonstrated in order to achieve the award.  These statements, known as learning outcomes, have been formally approved as aligned with the generic qualification descriptor for level 4/5/6 awards as set out by the UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)[1].

Knowledge and Understanding

  1. Demonstrate a systematic understanding of key aspects of accounting and financial management, including acquisition of coherent and detailed knowledge.

 

Mental or cognitive skills

  1. Critically analyse, evaluate, apply and interrelate knowledge and skills developed on the programme.
  2. Demonstrate qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment.
  3. Demonstrate an ability to deploy accurately established techniques of analysis and enquiry within accounting and financial management.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to devise and sustain arguments, and to solve problems using a variety of ideas and techniques.
  5. Demonstrate an appreciation of the uncertainty, ambiguity and limits of knowledge.

 

Subject Specific and Practical Skills

  1. Demonstrate evidence of thorough understanding of application of theory in practical situations.
  2. Demonstrate the acquisition of problem solving techniques, including the ability to accurately collect, collate and analyse information and data which will lead to both valid and reliable outcomes.

 

Key Skills

  1. Achieve some or all of the employability skills in the University Graduate Headstart Programme.

 

[1] As set out in the QAA Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies (2014)

The design of this course has been guided by the following QAA Benchmark,  ICAEW  and CIMA standards:

  • Accounting (2019)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales standards

The BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management comprises modules at levels 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Module Specifications for each of these modules is included within the course handbook, available to students on-line at the beginning of each academic year.

 ModuleCreditsModule Type[1]
Level 3
 Developing Academic Communication Skills20M
 Study Skills20M
 Management: Putting Theory into Practice20M
 Business in Context20M
 Managing Projects for Competitive Success20M
 Introduction to Accounting20M
Level 4
 Delivering Successful Projects20R
 Business and Economics20R
 Introduction to Financial Accounting20M
 Introduction to Management Accounting20R
 Management and Managing: An Introduction20R
 Banking and Financial Regulation20R
 Understanding the Entrepreneurial Spirit *20O
 Introduction to Marketing *20O
Level 5
 Financial Reporting and Analysis20M
 Principles of Taxation20R
 Audit and Assurance20R
 Designing and Running a Research Project20M
 Cost and Management Accounting20R
 Financial Management20R
 Applied Management in Practice *20O
 Business Ethics *20O
Level 6
 Advanced Financial Accounting20M
 Advanced Auditing20R
 Corporate Financial Strategy20R
 Advanced Taxation20R
 Extended Project40O
 The Enterprising Graduate40O
 Exploring Strategic Management20O

Options (*) are only available when students have exhausted all opportunities on requisite modules.

[1] Modules are designated as either mandatory (M), requisite (R) or optional (O). For definitions, see the Framework and Regulations for Undergraduate Awards

On successful completion of the course, students will be awarded a BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management.

The course is delivered at LD Training’s campuses across England, currently situated in London, Dudley and Nottingham. Students studying full-time on BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management are likely to have approximately 216 contact hours for level 3, 288 contact hours for level 4, 270 contact hours for level 5 and 216 contact hours for level 6. The contact hours will be a mix of e.g. lecture, seminar, and practical activity. Students will normally be expected to undertake 30 hours of independent study in an average week, but should be prepared for this to vary based on assignment deadlines and class exercises.

A variety of assessments will be used on the course to enable students to experience and adapt to different assessment styles. The assessment methods used will be appropriate to assess each module’s intended learning outcomes. Assessment on the course overall will be mostly 50% assignment and 50% exam per module, with some exceptions.

The institution is a intending to becoming a recognised Partner in Learning with the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)  for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.

This course is delivered according to the Framework and Regulations for Undergraduate Awards and other academic policies and procedures of the University and published on the below link.

https://www.uos.ac.uk/content/our-policies-and-procedures-delivering-our-services-and-responsibilities

Students undertaking BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management will be charged tuition fees as detailed below.
Student Group Tuition Fees
Full-time UK/EU £9,250 per year
Full-time International £11,790 per year
Payment of tuition fees is due at the time of enrolment and is managed in accordance with the Tuition Fee Policy. There is no regular requirement for students to pay additional course fees. Where supplementary activities are offered there may be a small charge to cover their cost (for example, for transport.)

Students undertaking BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management will be charged tuition fees as detailed below.

Student Group

Tuition Fees

Full-time UK/EU

£9,250 per year

Part-time UK/EU

£1,454 per 20 credit module

Full-time International

£11,790 per year

Part-time International

£1,965 per 20 credit module

Payment of tuition fees is due at the time of enrolment and is managed in accordance with the Tuition Fee Policy.

There is no regular requirement for students to pay additional course fees. Where supplementary activities are offered there may be a small charge to cover their cost (for example, for transport.