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Course summary

In the world of commerce business and finance are inextricably linked. If you enjoy analysing data, crunching numbers and controlling the figures, our Finance programme and pathways are the perfect way to develop your skills, ready for a career in the finance world. We work hard to ensure you graduate workplace ready. Having a degree that is recognised by professional bodies – ACCA, IFA, CIMA and ICAEW – means you will have the advantage of being able to start your career being exempt from a number of professional exams. This course is also offered as a four-year programmes, including an initial Foundation Year. The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate programme. Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? At BNU we want you to get the most out of your time with us and being workplace ready is something we are proud to offer you. Both of our Accounting and Business pathways are recognised by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and offers graduates the opportunity to gain a prestigious Accounting and Finance degree at the same time as qualifying as part-qualified accountants. This is achieved by giving you the opportunity to gain maximum exemptions from all nine ACCA papers at the Fundamentals level (F1-F9). In addition, you can also obtain exemptions from up to 7 modules from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). You can also obtain membership at various levels for the IFA and ICAEW. This will ensure you enter the job market with a competitive degree, relevant experience and a confidence that you can make your mark in the corporate world. What will I study? Our Finance programme covers a mix of financial accounting, management accounting, financial management, auditing, taxation and strategic management skills which will allow you to explore a wide range of subject areas to give you an understanding of the financial world and the topical issues affecting us. Our Finance and Accounting pathway offers the opportunity to study a mix of subjects, including financial accounting, management accounting, financial management, auditing, taxation and strategic management. Each topic has been designed to blend together to give you an understanding of the financial world and the topical issues affecting it. You will be provided with a thorough grounding in accounting and finance not only in preparation for employment, but also for further study at post-graduate level. 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. Being able to develop your skills by applying your knowledge to real life circumstances is important as this allows you to gain the confidence and ease to do so post-graduation. In your final year, the emphasis will be on transitioning you from student to graduate. You will undertake more independent learning and develop your depth of understanding through a combination of critical analysis and evaluation. This will be shown through either a dissertation on a topic of your choice or a consultancy project, which involves independent research focusing on strategic business issues. What are my career prospects? There has always been a big demand for qualified specialists in accounting and finance, meaning that you can expect to graduate with a variety of rewarding career options ahead of you. With the diverse nature of accounting and finance you can seek out jobs in any sector, from business, banking, non-profit to international corporations. Not only will you be graduating with a coveted qualification, the additional benefit of having studied a degree accredited professional bodies.


Foundation year Preparing for Success: Knowledge and Creativity Preparing for Success: Self Development and Responsibility Inquiry Based Learning Introduction to Business Studies Year one Core Modules Management Accounting Financial Accounting Business and Technology Computerised Accounting Global Business and Sustainability with Academic Skills Introduction to Data and Analytics Year two Core Modules Advance Management Accounting Financial Management Financial Reporting 1 Introduction to UK Taxation (Personal Tax) Responsible Enterprise and Ethical Research Business Law and Practice Year three Core Modules Financial Reporting 2 International Finance UK Taxation (Corporation Tax) Independent Professional Project International Auditing

Assessment method

At Buckinghamshire New University 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.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the 3-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a Level 4 course, will be considered for the 4-year programme including a Foundation Year.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

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 Accounting with Foundation Year at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS