University of Cumbria

Degree level: Undergraduate

Business, Accounting and Finance (with integrated foundation year)

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Course summary

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If you’re looking for a course that’ll give you a solid foundation in business, give you the opportunities to work with real businesses and every chance to build a great employability profile – our Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) accredited degree is for you. We’ve designed you a foundation course - in consultation with industry and professional bodies – so you learn the basics of financial accounts to strategic financial planning and progress onto the full BA(Hons) degree. Why Choose University of Cumbria You’ll get a firm grasp of the fundamentals of business with a sound knowledge of applied financial theories, concepts and resources. But you won’t just learn theoretically about business - you’ll be doing it. Our innovative teaching can bolster your business practice because you’ll find yourself leading a lecture, or turning the classroom into a mock accountant’s office, giving you every opportunity to build your boardroom and business confidence.

  • 9/10 of our business graduates are employed or in further study with 6 months of graduating (DLHE 2017)
  • Use the latest technology and packages of that in the real business world
  • Accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Opportunity to work with real businesses on project-based assignments
  • Graduate with a solid portfolio of work to present to a future employer
  • Our strong links with regional businesses and with partnerships nationally and internationally boosts your placement and employment prospects
  • You get great tutor support and we get to know you because our class sizes are small
  • Taught by academic tutors who are current industry consultants and published experts
  • Tutors are involved in international research, keeping your learning right up to date
  • Study in a professional environment in our dedicated Business School
  • Tailor-make your own courses to fit your future career path
  • Graduate being the best you can be, because we will push you to your academic limit
  • Opportunity to study abroad to give you first-hand experience in international business
You will live and learn in a professional environment in our dedicated Business School on our Lancaster campus. And, our Business School is also home to the Centre For Regional Economic Development, where our academics work with local authorities together with large and small organisations to research and analyse contemporary issues affecting local and regional economies in the north of England. In a fast-paced, evolving business world it's imperative to stay up to date with topical trends and changes and we ensure that your core academic learning is current. So, if you’ve studied business management or a combination of business with another subject and now want to develop your financial skills, our vocational programme is just for you and will give you all you need to step successfully into the business, accounting and finance industry. Modules Foundation year Essential University Skills 1 Contemporary Issues and the Media Business Innovation Essential University Skills 2 Leading and Managing Individuals and Organisations Individual Case Study Year one Managing People and Organisations The Business Environment Introduction to Business Finance Fundamentals of Business Principles of Marketing Management Accounting Year two An Introduction to UK Law for Business Management Accounting for Decision Making The Financial Regulatory Environment Corporate Law UK Taxation Introduction to Audit and Assurance Year three Corporate Financial Reporting Corporate Financial Management Management Accounting for Managing Performance Business Valuation and Financial Risk Audit and Assurance in Practice Negotiated Project

Course details

Modules

Foundation year - Compulsory modules: Essential University Skills 1, Contemporary Issues and the Media, Business Innovation, Essential University Skills 2, Leading and Managing Individuals and Organisations, Individual Case Study. Year one - Compulsory modules: Managing People and Organisations, The Business Environment, Introduction to Business Finance, Fundamentals of Business, Principles of Marketing, Management Accounting. Year two - Compulsory modules: An Introduction to UK Law for Business, Management Accounting for Decision Making, The Financial Regulatory Environment, Corporate Law, UK Taxation, Introduction to Audit and Assurance. Year three - Compulsory modules: Corporate Financial Reporting, Corporate Financial Management, Management Accounting for Managing Performance, Business Valuation and Financial Risk, Audit and Assurance in Practice, Negotiated Project.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Certified Accountants, Chartered Association of

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
N235
Institution code:
C99
Campus name:
Lancaster
Campus code:
L

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you are over 21 and returning to study after being in relevant employment for a minimum of 3 years and do not meet the published entry requirements for Year 1 of our degree courses, please do not assume you are not qualified to join us. Our experienced Admissions and Academic staff will review your prior qualifications and professional experience to support your application. The Integrated Foundation Year programmes support your return to education and are specifically designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree but may not have all the necessary qualifications, skills or experience to join the degree in Year 1. Contact our Course Enquiries Team for more information.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
89%
Student satisfaction
90%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6000 Year 1
Scotland £6000 Year 1
Wales £6000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6000 Year 1
EU £6000 Year 1
International £7500 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Business, Accounting and Finance (with integrated foundation year) at University of Cumbria - UCAS