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Course summary

The Foundation Year is a one-year full-time programme that provides an entry route for UK students to the BSc Accounting and Finance. The Foundation Year is designed to prepare you for the subjects that will be covered in more depth throughout the rest of your degree. Part of City, University of London, the Foundation Year is delivered by Bayes Business School (formerly Cass), ranked among the top 25 business schools in Europe*. On successful completion of the Foundation Year you will have obtained a fundamental knowledge of Mathematics, Probability and Statistics, Economics, Accounting and Finance, Computing and IT to ensure that you are fully prepared to enter Year 1 of the main degree. These modules have been carefully designed to include material that you will come across on the BSc Accounting and Finance degree. Upon successful completion of the Foundation Year you will proceed onto the BSc Accounting and Finance degree. Over three years – or four if you choose to take a work placement or study abroad year – you gain a thorough grounding in a wide range of core and optional modules. You will become proficient in all areas of accounting and finance, from financial accounting and corporate finance to financial management, taxation and economics. As a leading global business school in the City of London, we offer all Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) students unrivalled access to the best of global business intelligence and innovation and this is no exception for accounting and finance students. You will be taught by world-leading academics who are at the forefront of research in accounting and finance, as well as accountancy and finance professionals who practice at the highest levels of the industry in London and globally. In each year of your degree, you will study a core set of modules that will allow you to focus on finance and accounting, alongside modules that will broaden your studies into other areas of economics and business. In fact, the Accounting and Finance degree at Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) contains more credits than the majority of all other accounting and finance degrees in the UK. By studying for 450 credits rather than the standard 360 credits during your degree, you are able to obtain in depth understanding in specialisms such as business forecasting, asset management, Visual Basic programming and corporate social responsibility. During your time on the Accounting and Finance degree, we support your professional and personal growth in a number of ways. As well as hosting a series of business networking events at our state-of-the art building, we also employ a variety of assessment methods, including presentations and group-based projects, ensuring you develop your communication skills throughout. All first and second year Accounting and Finance students are eligible to apply for the Micro-Placements Programme which offers you the opportunity to apply for a 3-5 week summer placement, exposing you to a real-life business environment at a London-based employer. All Bayes undergraduate students will also choose from a range of professional experience modules so that when you graduate you are equipped with the knowledge and experience to make you an attractive candidate to employers. You will also take a career-focused module suitable for your chosen course to help you prepare for entering the job market.

  • Financial Times European Business School Ranking 2021 "

Modules

  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Foundation Probability and Statistics
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Introduction to Finance and Accounting
- Introduction to Microsoft Office Suite

Assessment method

Some assessment is by coursework which you take home and complete with the aid of your notes. There will be continual assessment using class tests but no large formal exams. Percentage of the course assessed by coursework The approximate percentage of the course assessment is as follows:0% written, 17% practical, 83% coursework.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
N3N4
Institution code:
C60
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please note this course is only open to Home fee-paying applicants.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.bayes.city.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/actuarial-science-foundation


Unistats information

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79%
Student satisfaction
75%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7000 Year 1
Scotland £7000 Year 1
Wales £7000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

As a global institution, Bayes Business School aims to foster greater racial diversity in business. Therefore Bayes has launched a new scholarship for undergraduate black British students. We are offering ten scholarships for Black UK-domiciled undergraduate students from lower than average income households. Each scholarship covers the full tuition fee (at home-fee level) and a £6,000 annual stipend for three years. Scholarship holders will also be offered mentoring and support. The Bayes International Scholarship is awarded to students who achieve exceptional grades. The scholarship will be awarded as a discount in the fee amount due in the first year of their study only. City, University of London also offers scholarships for UK students who achieve exceptional grades. The scholarship will likely be awarded as a discount in the fee amount due in the first year of their study only. Please visit www.bayes.city.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/application-and-funding/scholarships for further information about scholarships including eligibility criteria. Eligibility criteria for students starting their studies in September 2023 will be updated in September 2022. Conditions are subject to annual change.

Accounting and Finance (Foundation) at City, University of London - UCAS