University of Cumbria

Degree level: Undergraduate

Business, Accounting and Finance (with integrated foundation year)

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Course summary

If you’re looking for a course that’ll give you an edge in business, a great employability profile and current industry-specific business knowledge – our Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) accredited degree is for you. We’ve designed you a course - in consultation with industry and professional bodies – so you can gain all the core academic and practical skills you’ll need to adapt and succeed in the global market. Course Overview If you’re looking for a business, accounting and finance foundation course that will develop your skills and confidence in a supportive and dynamic environment then look no further. Your introductory year will be spent developing essential university skills that will enable you to progress to our highly respected undergraduate programme. 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. With our innovative teaching 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 and bolster your business practice. On this course you will...

  • Learn to critically evaluate the relationships between business strategy and operational business.
  • Develop strong business acumen skills including marketing, digital technologies and business administration.
  • Become a confident high-level, financially literate graduate.
What you will learn The BA (Hons) Business, Accounting and Finance has been designed in consultation with industry and the professional bodies to provide you with relevant vocational underpinning skills and knowledge. In the first year, modules are taken together with students on other Business degrees, giving you a strong foundation in all the key business processes essential to understanding the wider role of the accountant in practice. Modules in the second and final years are specialist in nature. Professional identity is created through reflection upon your own personal values, attitudes, morals and beliefs, whilst considering the interaction of these within the legal, ethical and moral frameworks. As you move through the programme you will experience a wide range of roles within the industry providing you with an understanding of the role and purpose of the different professional bodies and therefore encouraging you to develop your own professional identity. Year one
  • Essential University Skills One
  • Contemporary Issues and the Media
  • Business Innovation
  • Essential University Skills Two
  • Leading and Managing Individuals and Organisations
  • Individual Case Study
Year two
  • Managing People and Organisations
  • The Business Environment
  • Introduction to Business Finance
  • Fundamentals of Business
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Management Accounting
Year three
  • 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 four
  • 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.


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13575 Year 1

Additional fee information

These fees are for the first year only. For years 2 - 4, the BA or BSc fee will apply. Visit www.cumbria.ac.uk/studentfinance for more information about student fees and finance, and for details about our alumni discount.
Business, Accounting and Finance (with integrated foundation year) at University of Cumbria - UCAS