Buckinghamshire New University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Business and Finance

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Course summary

Our BA (Hons) Business Finance degree is designed to help you build on skills in investment and commercial banking, insurance, consultancy and financial markets. Recognised by a range of professional bodies such as, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and CIMA, you’ll have the opportunity to gain a prestigious accounting and finance degree at the same time as qualifying as part-qualified accountants. Demand for qualified specialists in accounting and finance has always exceeded supply. Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? You’ll learn how to manage profit-making or providing value to stakeholders. Knowing how to communicate your business strategies is crucial and we’ll help you to confidently make decisions. There will be opportunities for you to explore your own business ideas and launch your own enterprise. You can also take work-based learning to enhance your understanding and gain credits towards your degree. We have a strong practical element to our business courses with real live briefs set by our contacts in the industry. We’ve had students consulting major companies and helping start-ups to get their businesses on the move. Our focus on recreating the industry on campus gives a boost to your employability. Some of the companies we have worked with include Initials, Jargon PR, Medico, Mindshare, Primal, Scannappeal and Simpler PR. At BNU we want you to get the most out of your time with us. Studying a course with a professional accreditation gives you the opportunity to get workplace experience, learn about new developments in the industry and apply for membership with the accrediting body. When you graduate, you’ll be exempt from some exams, and will be even closer to your chosen career. The following professional bodies currently accredit this degree:

  • ACCA – Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • ICAEW – Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • CIMA – Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • IFA - Institute of Financial Accountants.
Graduates are also eligible for membership at various levels for the IFA and ICAEW. What will I study? Modules have been designed to help you apply your learning to practical situations, gaining the vital skills you need for a successful career. We cover a mix of financial accounting, management accounting, financial management, auditing, taxation and strategic management modules that blend together to give you an understanding of the financial world and the topical issues affecting that world. How will I be taught and assessed? We have a bustling business department with lots of expertise. All our business courses cross over, with some modules being shared across the degrees. We believe in breaking down barriers and giving our students every opportunity to expand their network while with us. Our lecturers have extensive industry and academic experience. They’ll help you mix theory with practice, informing your teaching with their knowledge. We attract many guest speakers, including former students who share their business acumen. Every year we run BizFest, where successful business leaders come to BNU to share their thoughts on business ventures and the future of their industries. Being so close to London gives us some amazing industry links, giving you the chance to gain experience in the real world. Our focus on real life experience gives you that competitive edge when heading into employment. Delivery across the programme will take the form of a combination of interactive lectures and seminars as well as one-to-one workshop and tutorial sessions. You'll be assessed through:
  • essays and reports
  • presentations
  • projects and enterprise activities
  • examinations.
In your final year, you will undertake either a Dissertation or a Consultancy Project, which is a major piece of independent research focused on strategic business issues.

Course details


Year One: Accounting Systems in Business Organisations, Business Environment, Management Accounting, People and Organisations, The Graduate Challenge, Career Viewpoint. Year Two: Advanced Management Accounting, Enterprise Projects, Small Business, Project Management, Contemporary Issues in Accounting & Finance, Business Analytics, Economic Analysis. Year Three: Dissertation, International Finance, UK Taxation, Financial Reporting and Management, Consultancy Project, Strategic Decision Making, Business Information Systems, International Marketing Management, Strategic Human Resource Management.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the three-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a degree course, can apply for a four-year programme including a Foundation Year.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £12500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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