Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Glyndŵr University (Prifysgol Glyndŵr)

Accounting and Finance (with Foundation Year)

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Course summary

Our Accounting and Finance degree concentrates on the practical applications of accounting and finance theories, boosting your employability by developing you as a business-ready graduate. • Work-based learning - from case studies, problem-solving to work placement opportunities - ensure graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills to meet current and future market needs. • Graduates will be eligible for exemption for some ACCA and AIA examination papers. • Graduates of this programme are eligible for Associate (AFA) level membership. • All our graduating students will also achieve a level 5 Diploma/Certificate in Leadership & Management from the Chartered Management Institute worth over £1,300 at no extra cost. • Work placement opportunities are available to all of our students who demonstrate a good standard of engagement and professionalism during their studies. • Accounting and Finance at Wrexham Glyndwr University was ranked 15th in the UK for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2017). • Depending on the modules chosen, graduates will be eligible for exemption for up to six ACCA examination papers (F1, F2, F3, F4, F5 and F9) and up to six AIA examination papers (Paper 1, Paper 2, Paper 3, Paper 4, Paper 6 and Paper 8). In addition, graduates of this programme are eligible for Associate (AFA) level membership. • As our degrees are accredited by the CMI, all our graduating students will also receive a level 5 Diploma/Certificate in Leadership & Management from the CMI worth over £1,300 at no additional expense. You can also choose to study this course as a standard 3 year programme without the foundation year BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance UCAS code:4J68

Course details

Modules

YEAR 1 (FOUNDATION YEAR) Students will be introduced to the basic concepts in finance, which will equip you for further studies. You will gain knowledge of the rules of numeracy in the business context and use methods to solve business problems. Through an introduction to business you will investigate the business functions of HR, Marketing and Accounting and Finance with an opportunity to explore the different elements of a business, including structures, and different types of ownership. MODULES • The Skills You Need • Contextual Studies • Fundamentals of Finance • Fundamentals of HRM • Introduction to Business • Introduction to Marketing Following completion of your foundation year, you will move onto the standard three-year programme. You will study core business and marketing modules which will enable you to focus on accounting and finance topics. You will study economics, financial and data analytics and an introduction to financial markets. In years two and three you will specialise in either accounting or finance and your module options will offer significant depth of expertise. We will introduce business practitioners into your learning schedule who will provide an insight into the real-life situations and challenges they encounter in the business world. As you develop, your confidence and awareness will grow and you will leave us ready to enter into business life. YEAR 2 (LEVEL 4) MODULES • Introduction to Financial Accounting • Business Communication Skills for Marketing • Economics • Business, Finance and Technology Management • Marketing Essentials • Data Analytics and Understanding ‘Big Data’ YEAR 3 (LEVEL 5) MODULES CORE MODULES • Advanced Management Accounting • HRM for Business • Engaging and Leading People • Business Law • Enabling technologies and business opportunities in finance OPTIONAL MODULES • Taxation and Business Planning • and Competitive Intelligence Research • Work placement 2 • Work-based project YEAR 4 (LEVEL 6) MODULES • Strategic Thinking • Advanced Financial Management • Financial Strategy • Audit and Assurance • • Dissertation The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment method

As part of our commitment to preparing our graduates for the professional workplace, we recognise the need to provide a variety of assessment methods that retain academic rigour, but also offer students opportunities to develop themselves in a variety of ways. Consequently, across most modules students will be assessed by methods such as traditional examination, oral examination, case study evaluation, presentations, blog writing and management report writing. TEACHING AND LEARNING Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential. We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
A268
Institution code:
G53
Campus name:
Wrexham (Main Campus)
Campus code:
W

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

This course is not currently available to those requiring a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Wrexham Glyndwr University takes into account a variety of qualifications and experience when considering applications to our programmes. If you are unsure if the qualifications you currently hold will be accepted for entry, or if you're not sure you'll achieve the required UCAS Tariff points, please contact us at [email protected] for further advice and guidance.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Accounting and Finance (with Foundation Year) at Glyndwr University, Wrexham - UCAS