Accounting and Finance is your gateway to a career in a vast range of industries – graduates with a finance background are in high demand from employers, and can go on to work at the highest level of organisations of all kinds. The skills you develop over the three years will help you provide decision-making, planning, organisational, and financial advice to everyone from the government to digital start-ups to global brands. You’ll graduate ready to step into the workplace as a trainee Chartered Accountant, or as a management trainee. Wherever you end up, you’ll be well prepared to fly high. This University Academy 92 (UA92) course is awarded by Lancaster University and delivered by UA92 at the UA92 campus in Manchester. For more information, take a look at our website: www.ua92.ac.uk Your UA92 degree goes far beyond the traditional academic experience. UA92 provides you with more than just a degree, we aim to prepare you for life. Through the course you will study a series of subject modules but will also undertake our credit bearing character and personal development curriculum modules, based on an industry set brief, which will help you to situate your subject knowledge and personal skills in industry. Our ambition is to take you on a personal development journey. It’s about discovering just how much you’re capable of and graduating a better version of you. From leadership to resilience and effective team working, it’s all covered by our Character and Personal Development curriculum.
Our industry-led approach means our leading partner organisations are integral to the UA92 experience; co-developing course curriculums and providing unique experiences for our students. Each academic year is split into 6 blocks, of which you will study for 4. In each block you will study just 1 subject module, allowing you to focus your learning. You’ll study topics in depth, often working in small groups with academic experts and advanced practitioners. The Accounting and Finance subject modules are: Year 1 (Level 4) Business and Technology You’ll get to grips with the basic concepts required for effective business management, understand the critical role accounting and finance professionals play in achieving ethical and efficient practices and develop knowledge in key areas such as law and regulations, governance and data protection. Economics for Business You will study the basic principles of the Macro and Micro-environment, the effects of government intervention on the market, supply and demand and market outcomes. Introduction to Financial Accounting You will gain an understanding of the basic principles and concepts of financial accounting, the elements that make up financial statements and how they are prepared. Introduction to Management Accounting In this module you will gain an understanding of the financial and managerial concepts required to enable managers to make better decisions, the purpose of applying costing techniques, as well as, the role of budgets in decision-making and how this can impact organisational behaviour and performance. Year 2 (Level 5) Financial Reporting You’ll study the conceptual framework used when preparing financial statements and how to apply it. You’ll also develop the skills and techniques used to analyse and interpret financial statements such as ratio analysis. Advanced Management Accounting You’ll gain an understanding of the concepts and techniques used to develop a business strategy, approaches to management accounting such as strategic pricing, risk analysis and project appraisal techniques, and the techniques and theories surrounding management accounting. Corporate and Business Law In this module, you’ll develop knowledge and skills in specific legal areas relating to accounting and finance and recognise the need to seek specialist legal advice when necessary. Financial Management You’ll develop your knowledge and learn how to exercise professional judgment in relation to the financial management function. By understanding working capital management and the need for investment appraisal and business valuations, you’ll be able to make justified recommendations relating to the financial management of an organisation in private and public sectors. Year 3 (Level 6) Advanced Financial Reporting You will learn to compare and contrast sources of funding for various projects, analyse and provide recommendations on findings from the interpretation of financial statements and identify the limitations of the tools available for interpreting financial statements. Taxation You’ll get to grips with the tax systems relating to individuals and groups of companies, as well as the various areas of tax including corporation tax, VAT and income tax; understand the importance of accuracy and the implications surrounding incorrect calculations. Audit and Assurance You’ll gain an understanding of the importance and process of audit and assurance within an organisation and the regulatory framework governing accounting and finance practitioners. Project In this module you will complete a project, on an area of interest in accounting and finance, that demonstrates your research, problem-solving and use practical skills by performing an evaluation and communicating the results.
No traditional end-of-year exams* You are assessed within each subject module – so you learn it, then you prove it. Assessment methods include individual and group work which is undertaken in a range of formats related to your subject. This may include writing an essay or producing a report, presenting findings or creating audio/visual projects. Practical assessment is favoured where possible, for example, Media and Communication students producing a Podcast, or Sports Coaching students running a coaching session. You’ll have the opportunity to learn, develop and demonstrate a wide range of practical and applied skills and competencies. *For Accounting and Finance students you will sit some exams within your modules to obtain the necessary exemptions from the ACCA.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Certified Accountants, Chartered Association of
- Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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
In addition to meeting the academic criteria, if your first language is not English, you may be asked for a recognised English language qualification. This is especially important if you are not a national of a majority English speaking country or you haven't completed a degree in English. If you are an international student, in order to obtain a Tier 4 student visa, you are required to demonstrate that you have the correct level of English language competency to study in the UK.
We also require GCSE at grade C/4, including Maths and English. We will operate a flexible admission policy and treat all students individually. We will look at your application as a whole, and give careful consideration to your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable), as well as your personal statement and work experience.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9000||Year 1|