Buckinghamshire New University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Business and Finance with Foundation Year

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Course summary

Our BA (Hons) Business and Finance degree is designed to help you build on skills in investment and commercial banking, insurance, consultancy and financial markets. Recognised by a range of professional bodies such as, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and CIMA, you’ll have the opportunity to gain a prestigious finance degree while the demand for qualified specialists in finance is at an unprecedented demand. Graduates can, therefore, expect a rewarding career and unlimited choice of the industry they wish to work in. Why study this subject? In the industry, business and finance are inextricably linked. Having a good understanding of one area enhances your knowledge of the other If you want to pursue a career in the finance sector and you’re keen to apply a range of general management skills, then this degree is for you. It is particularly relevant if you’re interested in a management role in banking or financial services. Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? Being successful in business starts with having a broad range of skills, and our BA (Hons) in Business and Finance will help prepare you for your future career. You’ll learn how to manage profit-making or providing value to stakeholders. Knowing how to communicate your business strategies is crucial and we’ll help you to confidently make decisions. There will be opportunities for you to explore your own business ideas and launch your own enterprise. You can also take work-based learning to enhance your understanding and gain credits towards your degree. We have a strong practical element to our business courses with real live briefs set by our contacts in the industry. We’ve had students consulting major companies and helping start-ups to get their businesses on the move. Our focus on recreating the industry on campus gives a boost to your employability. Some of the companies we have worked with include Initials, Jargon PR, Medico, Mindshare, Primal, Scannappeal and Simpler PR. At BNU we want you to get the most out of your time with us. Studying a course with a professional accreditation gives you the opportunity to get workplace experience, learn about new developments in the industry and apply for membership with the accrediting body. When you graduate, you’ll be exempt from some exams, and will be even closer to your chosen career. The following professional bodies currently accredit this degree:

  • ACCA – Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • ICAEW – Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • CIMA – Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • IFA - Institute of Financial Accountants
BA (Hons) Business and Finance graduates are also eligible for membership at various levels for the IFA and ICAEW. What will I study? Our BA (Hons) Business and Finance introduces business and finance theory. Modules have been designed to help you apply your learning to practical situations, gaining the vital skills you need for a successful career. We cover a mix of financial accounting, management accounting, financial management, auditing, taxation and strategic management modules that blend together to give you an understanding of the financial world and the topical issues affecting that world. What are my career prospects? This qualification opens doors in management in a variety of sectors. There is also the opportunity to study to become a professional accountant with a number of exemptions from initial exams. Graduates will be able to progress to a range of opportunities and careers in general business and finance, such as:
  • Business information systems
  • Marketing
  • Human resource management
  • Accounting and financial management.

Course details

Modules

Year one Preparing for Success Knowledge and Creativity Preparing for Success Self-development and Responsibility Inquiry Based Learning Introduction to Business Studies Year two Financial Accounting Computerised Accounting Data Insight for Business Decisions Accountant in Business Organisations Global Business Environment Graduate Challenge Management Accounting Career Viewpoint Year three Advanced Management Accounting Business Consulting Contemporary Business Economics Consulting in Practice Project Management Financial Management Financial Reporting (I) Corporate Business Law Year four Research Methods Strategic Agility Corporate Governance and Ethics International Finance Financial Reporting (II) Developing Leadership and Management Skills Dissertation (optional) Consultancy Project (optional)

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through: essays and reports; presentations; projects and enterprise activities; examinations. In your final year, you will undertake either a Dissertation or a Consultancy Project, which is a major piece of independent research focused on strategic business issues. You will have the opportunity to collaborate on projects and live briefs with students from other business management degree programmes, gaining the practical and transferable skills you need for your career.


How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

EU

Wales

England

International

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Application codes

Course code:
NN14
Institution code:
B94
Campus name:
Buckinghamshire New University
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

For information about applying to Buckinghamshire New University as an International applicant, please visit https://www.bucks.ac.uk/study/international

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.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks/general-entry-requirements


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
91%
Student satisfaction
76%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
88%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £14250 Year 1
International £14250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Buckinghamshire New University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships. For more information, please visit https://www.bucks.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/financial-support-bursaries-and-scholarships

Business and Finance with Foundation Year at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS