Bath Spa University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Business and Management (Accounting) - Professional Placement Year

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Course summary

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This is the 4 year course which includes a Professional Placement Year. Budding entrepreneur? Accounting manager in the making? BA (Hons) Business and Management (Accounting) at Bath Spa University is an innovative course offering specialism in accounting, allowing you to develop the core skills you need to excel in all kinds of businesses. You’ll experience an exceptional learning environment, with supportive academic staff with business experience to assist you along the way.

  • Develop as a person to achieve your potential through learning about accounting and how it works.
  • Have the flexibility to choose modules that you’re interested in.
  • Bring in modules from areas outside of your course.
More about the Professional Placement Year A Professional Placement Year (PPY), traditionally known as a sandwich year, is where a student undertakes a period of work with an external organisation for between 9-13 months. The placement occurs between the students' second and third years of undergraduate study. Students can engage in up to 3 placements to make up the total time and are required to source the placement(s) themselves with support from the Careers & Employability Team.

Course details

Modules

Year one - Gain a broad understanding of today’s business environment – from the context that organisations operate in through to trends in economic thinking and the importance of data in business. Modules will cover topics such as organisations and the business environment; economics and globalisation; managing data. Year two - Focus on the inner workings of businesses. Use business techniques to solve problems and start developing the skills that employers look for. Modules cover key themes including creativity and innovation in business. At the end of the year, you can choose to embark on a ten-month business placement or a ten-week summer placement - applying what you’ve learned so far in the real world. Year three - Develop and explore your business learning, with a focus on management accounting. Undertake an in-depth business research project in accounting. You’ll also have a chance to set up a business on your own or with fellow students. Other topics to explore include: managing sustainability; organisational strategy; new trends in management; creating and hosting festivals and events; and strategic human resource management.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed in a wide range of ways that test your business knowledge and management skills. These could include presentations, work related projects, group-work, computer based simulations, podcasts, examis, essays, videos and business reports.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
11R6
Institution code:
B20
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 4

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS 6.0 - for visa nationals, with a minimum score of IELTS 5.5 in each element.

Unistats information

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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

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Business and Management (Accounting) - Professional Placement Year at Bath Spa University - UCAS