A degree in accounting and finance has long been viewed as an excellent grounding for a career in business, regardless of whether you intend to become a professionally qualified accountant or not. For students that are already considering undertaking a professional accounting qualification, this course has been structured to provide the maximum possible number of exemptions (9 foundations papers in total) from the professional examinations of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the global body for professional accountants. Whether you want to move into auditing, financial reporting, management accounting or financial services, this could be the course for you. You’ll develop subject-specific skills alongside important transferable skills like communication, enterprise, problem-solving and quantitative analysis. The course syllabus has also been carefully designed to combine both theoretical and practical aspects of finance and accountancy. This enables students to gain an excellent grounding in accounting and finance tools and techniques, together with the wider understanding and real-world insights required by all finance professionals. The extended degree course has been specifically designed to ensure that candidates gain the skills needed to succeed at degree level. For students who do not meet our standard entry requirements for admission to one of our undergraduate degree courses, ARU London offers the option of an extended four year degree course. Modules help to develop skills in writing assignments, mathematics, computing, public speaking and presenting, whilst developing an understanding of the modern business world. Prospective students should expect to undertake significant amounts of reading and independent study outside of the classroom (approximately 12 hours per week during term time). This course has particular appeal for candidates who want a change in career and candidates wanting to return to education. Our innovative courses ensure that what you learn can be practically applied to the business world as well as preparing you to tackle the academic workload of a full degree course.
Foundation Year: Semester 1 Research Skills 1 Professional Communications Data Skills Personal Development in Professional Settings Semester 2: Research Skills 2 Global Debates The Pitch Project Year 1 Business Environment Academic and Professional Skills Business Planning Introduction to Financial Accounting Year 2 Legal Aspects of Business Managing Business Performance Financial Reporting for Business Taxation for Business Sustainability in Career Development Year 3 Financial Management in Organisations Business Strategy Financial Auditing Undergraduate Major Project (Integrated Case Study)
Assessments are varied and take the form of written essays, reports, and business correspondence, as well as tests in mathematics and presentations. The Building a Business module is worth double credits and is assessed by a semester-long group project ending in delivering a business pitch in front of a panel. The best performing groups also then present their ideas to senior management. Students should expect to work on written assignments of 1000-3000 words for most modules, due in at the end of the semester.
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Applicants studying for other qualifications should contact ARU London to discuss their circumstances. We also welcome applications from mature individuals who can demonstrate appropriate, relevant work experience. All applicants are required to have at least 5 GCSEs at C/4 or above including English and Maths. Students whose first language is not English and who have not previously studied in the UK are required to have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on our assessment of your overall suitability for the course. We treat everyone as an individual which means we will look at your whole application including any relevant work experience and personal circumstances as well as your educational qualifications. Please contact [email protected] for more information.
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|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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