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Business Management with Accounting is designed to equip students with an in-depth understanding and knowledge of accounting in business. Students will study some common modules on this pathway but will also study specialised accounting modules. It will provide students with an overview of accounting that will enable them to pursue a career in accounting in a variety of differing accounting roles and is aligned to professional accounting qualifications. In addition to the specialised accountancy modules, in the final year students will have the opportunity to choose to complete a dissertation or a small business plan as their level 6 project - the dissertation offering a more traditional route for a student who wishes to research a particular business area of interest, or the small business plan, which will enable those students wishing to start their own business to develop the skills necessary.
Inherent within the programmes is the theme of enterprise with an emphasis on employability, ensuring the student progresses through the modules developing and gathering skills that will enable them to graduate and move onto further education, employment, graduate schemes or self-employment.Personal development and self-management is also a common thread throughout the programme in order to allow students to develop in confidence and capability, accruing a range of transferable skills applicable to both private and public sectors and including business related professions such as accountancy, personnel, consultancy, business start-up, marketing and administration.
At Level 4, students gain the introductory skills and knowledge essential for academic and professional achievement, with the following obligatory modules:
• Business Environment
• Business Research and Study Skills
• Organisational Behaviour
• Enterprise Project
• Financial Accounting
• Customer Focus and Marketing
The academic focus at level 4 is on research for writing, using data and analysing statistics, relevant academic theory and an introduction to critical business subject areas.
At Level 5, students build upon these level 4 skills and general knowledge and understanding to expand their aptitude to learn through practical research and student-led discussion. In order to specialise in, develop an in-depth understanding and practical application of business and theory students critically examine business theory and apply this to real organisations. Obligatory modules are:
• Managing the Self
• Career Planning and Progression
• Research Methods
• Management Accounting
• Operations and Strategic Management
• Financial Accounting for Limited Companies
At Level 6, the modules will enable application of knowledge and understanding. Building on previous years’ modules, students will be able to critically evaluate, problem solve and synthesise what has been researched, taught and learnt in order to assess and critique effectively the impact of business theory on business practice. The final focus for students is the choice of a dissertation element or small business plan, encapsulating the learned content across a significant themed project.
Modules at this level include:
• Financial Performance and Ethics
• Dissertation (part 1) or Small Business Plan (part 1)(option of 1)
• Global Economics and the Policy Environment or Business Analysis (option of 1)
• Sustainability for Business
• Financial Auditing
• Dissertation (part 2) or Small Business Plan (part 2) (option of 1)
The assessment approach is intended to ensure the student’s breadth and depth of knowledge is tested, aiding and enhancing understanding of the subject of Business and Management. The assessment methods combine traditional and innovative formats, practical in application and incorporating opportunities for formative assessment and feedback to ensure students are able to achieve module outcomes effectively.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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|Campus name||Nuns Corner Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
The Institute recognises a wide range of entry qualifications as being equivalent to A’ level standard; if students hold a qualification not listed above please contact the Institute's admissions team on +44 (0) 1472 311222 ext 434. International students must evidence they possess a satisfactory command of English language in terms of reading, writing, listening and are expected to have achieved Level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR), as defined by UK Visas and Immigration.
|UCAS Tariff||80 points|
|Access to HE Diploma||P: 45 credits|
Students are also required to hold English and Maths GCSE (or equivalent) grade C/grade 4 or above. In line with the widening participation brief, the Institute encourages applications from students who lack formal academic qualifications. All such applicants will be set an appropriate piece of work and a judgement made taking into account their academic potential and relevant experience.
Additional entry requirements
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£8,500||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£8,500||Year 1|
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