University of Cumbria

Degree level: Undergraduate

Business, Accounting and Finance

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Course summary

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If you’re looking for a course that’ll give you an edge in business, a great employability profile and current industry-specific business knowledge – our Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) accredited degree is for you. We’ve designed you a course - in consultation with industry and professional bodies – so you can gain all the core academic and practical skills you’ll need to adapt and succeed in the globally changing business landscape. Why Choose University of Cumbria You’ll get a firm grasp of the fundamentals of business with a sound knowledge of applied financial theories, concepts and resources. But you won’t just learn theoretically about business - you’ll be doing it. With our innovative teaching you’ll find yourself leading a lecture, or turning the classroom into a mock accountant’s office, giving you every opportunity to build your boardroom and business confidence and bolster your business practice.

  • 9/10 of our business graduates are employed or in further study (DLHE 2017)
  • Accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Use the latest technology and packages needed for the real business world
  • Graduate with a solid portfolio of work to present to a future employer
  • Our strong links with regional businesses and with partnerships nationally and internationally boosts your placement and employment prospects
  • Opportunity to work with real businesses on project-based assignments
  • Great tutor support and we get to know you because our class sizes are small
  • Taught by academic tutors who are current industry consultants and published experts
  • Tutors are involved in international research, keeping your learning right up to date
  • Tailor-make your own courses to fit your future career path
  • We’ll push you to your academic limit, so you graduate being the best you can be
You will live and learn in a professional environment in our dedicated Business School on our Lancaster campus. And, our Business School is also home to the Centre For Regional Economic Development, where our academics work with local authorities together with large and small organisations to research and analyse contemporary issues affecting local and regional economies in the north of England. In a fast-paced, evolving business world it's imperative to stay up to date with topical trends and changes and we ensure that your core academic learning is current. It means you’ll be best placed to graduate with high-quality skills, a sound knowledge of the real business world, coupled with firm academic know-how to boost your employability. Our course will give you all you need to step successfully into the business, accounting and finance industry. Our degree programme aims to make you a high-level, financial-literate graduate. It will see you critically evaluating the relationships between business strategy and operational business needs and giving you the opportunity to develop your skills to provide creative and innovative solutions of companies' financial resources. From eCommerce and entrepreneurship to marketing and business administration and how digital technology has remodelled the business world - we'll teach you all you need to become a well-rounded, excellent business graduate. Modules Year one Managing People and Organisations The Business Environment Introduction to Business Finance Fundamentals of Business Principles of Marketing Management Accounting Year two An Introduction to UK Law for Business Management Accounting for Decision Making The Financial Regulatory Environment Introduction to Audit and Assurance Year three Corporate Financial Reporting Corporate Financial Management Management Accounting for Managing Performance Business Valuation and Financial Risk Audit and Assurance in Practice

Course details


Year one - Compulsory modules: Managing People and Organisations, The Business Environment, Introduction to Business Finance, Fundamentals of Business, Principles of Marketing, Management Accounting. Year two - Compulsory modules: An Introduction to UK Law for Business, Management Accounting for Decision Making, The Financial Regulatory Environment, Introduction to Audit and Assurance. Optional modules (subject to availability and demand): Responsibility, Ethics & Sustainability in Practice, Corporate Law, An Introduction to Taxation, Managing Operations, International Economics. Year three - Compulsory modules: Corporate Financial Reporting, Corporate Financial Management, Management Accounting for Managing Performance, Business Valuation and Financial Risk, Audit and Assurance in Practice. Optional modules (subject to availability and demand): Advanced Taxation, Negotiated Project.

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  • Certified Accountants, Chartered Association of

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Points of entry

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  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
International £10500 Year 1

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Business, Accounting and Finance at University of Cumbria - UCAS