University of Central Lancashire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Accounting and Financial Studies (Foundation Entry)

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Course summary

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Foundation Entry degree courses are designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to enter directly onto their chosen Honours degree programme. This degree, accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), is designed to provide you with a sound understanding of accounting and financial studies and is ideal if you’re interested in a financial or related consultancy career within the accountancy profession, industry or commerce. This course provides a sound understanding of accounting and financial studies for students interested in a financial or related consultancy career within the accountancy profession, industry or commerce. It would also be of interest to those seeking to service these industries, such as a career in information systems development. Such a course may therefore be described as satisfying the education needs of a student seeking to obtain the skills necessary to become a financially astute professional, making real changes, and contributing to the creation of new systems for business, but who do not see qualifying as an accountant as a necessary prerequisite for such a career. This course may, therefore, be described as going further than a traditional course in accounting in providing the skills required by finance professionals who are often not provided within the framework of a more traditional undergraduate accounting education. However, this course is also eminently suited to those who think that they may ultimately wish to pursue a career as a professional accountant.

Course details

Modules

Year 1: Managing Business Information (Year long), Skills for HE (Year long), Business in Context (Semester 1), Introduction to Enterprise (Semester 1). Choose two from: Accounting and Economics (Semester 2), Managing People and Organisations (Semester 2), Marketing and Retail (Semester 2) Year 2 Compulsory Modules: Business Economics, Fundamentals of Financial Accounting, Fundamentals of Management Accounting, The Business Environment, Business Law, Introduction to Personal & Professional Practice. Year 3 Compulsory Modules: Financial Accounting for Managers, Management Accounting Techniques, Professional Skills Development, Finance for Managers in Business, Professional Ethics, Introduction to Accounting Information Systems for Entrepreneurs & Enterprise, Learning and Development for Business and Management Education. Optional Sandwich Year. Year 4 Compulsory Modules: Financial Reporting for Managers, Decision Making for Business, Accounting Information Systems for Entrepreneurs & Enterprise. Year 4 Optional Modules: Financial Management for Business, Research Methods, Undergraduate Dissertation, Professional Ethics for the Manager, Fit 4 Work, Learning and Development for Business and Management Education.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Certified Accountants, Chartered Association of
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
F524
Institution code:
C30
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
U

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £5500 Year 1
England £5500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5500 Year 1
Scotland £5500 Year 1
Wales £5500 Year 1
Channel Islands £5500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note fees for the foundation year will be £5,500, and then £9,250 per year for the remainder of the course. *subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Accounting and Financial Studies (Foundation Entry) at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS