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Course summary

Course overview

  • Our BA (Hons) Accounting and Business course, based at our Burnley Campus, offers you the opportunity to gain a solid grounding in accounting, and an understanding of the other aspects of the business environment.
  • This course gives you the opportunity to specialise in two disciplines, providing you with a greater career choice and a range of highly transferable skills. You’ll be based at our Burnley Campus in Pennine Lancashire, where you’ll benefit from small class sizes and a friendly, supportive learning environment.
  • If you’re interested in a financial career within the accountancy profession, industry or commerce, you’ll gain a sound understanding of accounting and financial studies. It would also be of interest to those seeking a broader career in a business enterprise working in operations, management and business development with a strong understanding of financial management that drives business strategy and decisions.
  • You’ll learn the skills necessary to interpret financial information and make management decisions in a wide range of business situations.
Why study with us
  • Accounting at the University is 1st in the UK for learning opportunities and 1st in the North West for teaching quality - National Student Survey (NSS) 2019.
  • Gain valuable insight into the nature of the accounting process and its varied applications in business, including subjects that are fundamental to understanding an enterprise’s financial position.
  • The programme recognises the challenges and limitations encountered by placing excessive reliance upon financial information in decision-making, acknowledging the subjectivity and flexibility needed in best practice.
Further Information Students interested in further study can choose to seek exemptions from the accountancy professional bodies.  The Year 1 accounting modules on the programme are recognised by the professional bodies: Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).  On completion of the programme, you will be able to apply for exemptions from professional papers if you are interested in pursuing a career in accountancy.


Year 1 • AC1100 Introduction to Financial Accounting • AC1200 Introduction to Management Accounting • AC1300 Information Systems & the Business Environment • HR1025 The Functions of Business • HR1026 Business and Management Project •Year 2 • AC2110 Financial Accounting for Managers • AC2210 Management Accounting Techniques • MD2135 Operations and Research • HR2046 The Business Landscape • Optional Modules choose from either • AC2420 Finance for Managers in Business • HR2047 The Business Professional (for students who intend to opt for placement year) • Compulsory Modules for Students on Work Placement Year • MD3004 Work Placement • Compulsory Modules for Students on International Study Year • BC3008 International Study • Year 3 • AC3110 Financial Reporting for Managers • AC3210 Decision Making for Business • MD3135 Business Strategy • HR3065 Leadership and Management • HR3064 Management Project

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Unistats information

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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

Additional fee information

*subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Accounting and Business at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS