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
University of Suffolk
September 2023, January 2024
LD Training Services Limited
- 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).
Knowledge and Understanding
- Demonstrate a systematic understanding of key aspects of accounting and financial management, including acquisition of coherent and detailed knowledge.
Mental or cognitive skills
- Critically analyse, evaluate, apply and interrelate knowledge and skills developed on the programme.
- Demonstrate qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment.
- Demonstrate an ability to deploy accurately established techniques of analysis and enquiry within accounting and financial management.
- Demonstrate the ability to devise and sustain arguments, and to solve problems using a variety of ideas and techniques.
- Demonstrate an appreciation of the uncertainty, ambiguity and limits of knowledge.
Subject Specific and Practical Skills
- Demonstrate evidence of thorough understanding of application of theory in practical situations.
- 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.
- Achieve some or all of the employability skills in the University Graduate Headstart Programme.
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.
|Developing Academic Communication Skills||20||M|
|Management: Putting Theory into Practice||20||M|
|Business in Context||20||M|
|Managing Projects for Competitive Success||20||M|
|Introduction to Accounting||20||M|
|Delivering Successful Projects||20||R|
|Business and Economics||20||R|
|Introduction to Financial Accounting||20||M|
|Introduction to Management Accounting||20||R|
|Management and Managing: An Introduction||20||R|
|Banking and Financial Regulation||20||R|
|Understanding the Entrepreneurial Spirit *||20||O|
|Introduction to Marketing *||20||O|
|Financial Reporting and Analysis||20||M|
|Principles of Taxation||20||R|
|Audit and Assurance||20||R|
|Designing and Running a Research Project||20||M|
|Cost and Management Accounting||20||R|
|Applied Management in Practice *||20||O|
|Business Ethics *||20||O|
|Advanced Financial Accounting||20||M|
|Corporate Financial Strategy||20||R|
|The Enterprising Graduate||40||O|
|Exploring Strategic Management||20||O|
Options (*) are only available when students have exhausted all opportunities on requisite modules.
 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.
|Student Group||Tuition Fees|
|Full-time UK/EU||£9,250 per year|
|Full-time International||£11,790 per year|
Students undertaking BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management will be charged tuition fees as detailed below.
£9,250 per year
£1,454 per 20 credit module
£11,790 per year
£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.