Finance and Business at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS

Course summary

This programme gives you the grounding you need if you are interested in the world of business and finance. We’ll help prepare you for a career in business and its operations, as well as develop your entrepreneurial capabilities to run your own business. Our Finance and Business course is recognised by a number of professional bodies and offers graduates the opportunity to gain a prestigious business and finance degree. You can also obtain a number of exemptions and memberships at various levels from these professional bodies. This programme is deliberately designed to prepare you for the employment market and will also give you the confidence to excel in your career options. Our BA (Hons) Finance and Business degree is led by a dedicated and experienced course team. Benefit from their industry knowledge and the industry links they bring to the course. Many of our guest lecturers are industry-experts and alongside your lecturers, they’ll nurture your learning and professional development. As well as this we offer a mix of industry inspired modules, allowing you to acquire a wide range of skills useful for dealing competently with real-life, practical problems. While also providing opportunities for undertaking work experience. This course has a shared first year across multiple specialisms. After your first year, if you want to study a different specialism you can choose to change between BA (Hons) Finance and Business and BSc (Hons) Finance and Accounting. What will I study We are focused on providing you with all the building blocks you need to create a solid understanding of the business environment. Your first year will be integrated with the BSc (Hons) Finance and Accounting course. You’ll be taught a range of modules that cover both courses, allowing you to collaborate with fellow students. During your second year you will study advance management accounting, business law and practice. We’ll also introduce you to financial reporting. This module will teach you how to apply accounting standards and the theoretical framework in the preparation of financial statements of entities. You’ll learn to apply, analyse and evaluate the principles and theories you have learned and be able to reference and apply them to contemporary situations. By putting your knowledge into practice, you’ll feel confidence and well-equipped for your future career. The focus in your final year is to prepare you for life after BNU. Modules such as international finance, corporate governance and ethics, advanced financial reporting, combined with your previous years knowledge as well as an independent research dissertation will enhance your employability within the finance and business industry. What are my career prospects? You will graduate with an industry accredited degree from the ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW which means that you start one step closer to becoming a fully qualified accountant. Recent graduates from this course have gone onto jobs such as:

  • Accounting Assistant
  • Personal Banker
  • Financial Analyst
  • Graduate Accountant.
You will also be equipped to develop and manage your own businesses, be this sole proprietorships, partnerships or companies.


Year one Core Modules Management Accounting Financial Accounting Business and Technology Computerised Accounting Global Business and Sustainability Introduction to Data and Analytics Year two Core Modules Advance Management Accounting Financial Management Consulting in Practice Financial Reporting 1 Responsible Enterprise and Ethical Research Business Law and Practice Year three Core Modules Sustainable Strategic Agility and Innovation Financial Reporting 2 Corporate Governance and Ethics International Finance Independent Professional Project

Assessment method

At BNU we like to foster an interactive and student-focused teaching style where we blend lectures, seminars, one-to-one workshops, tutorial sessions, independent study and guest speakers to enhance the learning experience. Our lecturers work hard to ensure that you learn the latest industry standard practices and knowledge. To support in the delivery of this we also welcome industry experts and professionals to deliver guest lectures who share their experience of the latest trends and what companies are looking for. A range of assessment methods will be employed during your studies, including: • Essays • Reports • Exams • Oral presentations (individual and group) • Dissertation

Professional bodies

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

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

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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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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15000* Year 1
International £15000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Sponsorship information

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Finance and Business at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS