University of Wolverhampton Accounting and Finance

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University of Wolverhampton Accounting and Finance

University of Wolverhampton Accounting and Finance

 

BA (Hons)Accounting and Finance

This award equips you with the relevant skills and knowledge to pursue a career in accountancy, finance, banking and a wide range of management roles.

The programme has been designed specifically to provide you with maximum exemptions from internationally recognised accounting professional body examinations, giving you a head start when it comes to qualifying as an accountant. In addition to your academic studies, you will also be trained in the use of accounting software, analytical skills and report writing and further employability skills which will enable you to better adapt to the rapidly changing environment of work.

All students have the opportunity to take an optional placement year providing valuable workplace experience and significantly improving your employability on graduation. In addition, during your studies you will have the opportunity to meet with accounting and business practitioners through guest lectures and other special events.

The University of Wolverhampton has recently partnered with ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) in their Accelerate programme which allows final year students an accelerated path to ACCA membership, enhanced career prospects, discounted fees, access to the global ACCA community to provide practical assistance with studies and future career.

Find out more about the Accelerate programme

The degree can also be used as the basis for postgraduate study in the area of finance and general business management. For example, the Business School has a MSc in Finance and Accounting which dovetails in with the knowledge and skills obtained on this programme.

You may also study Accounting or Finance as part of the following joint awards:

Please note: Part-time study requires attendance during the day.

“The teaching was fantastic throughout the course. The lecturers are very knowledgeable and experienced, they are excited about their subject area and they have time for you. Extra workshops were provided for struggling students, which gave us the opportunity to improve.”

Nicola Faulkner, BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance Graduate

“The standard of lectures was high, with the majority of lecturers having previously been in practice or industry before moving into education. They were able to bring real-world examples into the classroom.

The University put great emphasis on teamwork, but as well as being able to work as a member of a team and make presentations as a group, I am also at ease with working on my own, managing my own workload, and meeting set deadlines.

By the time I had completed my degree, yes I was sad to be leaving University, but I also felt ready to enter the workplace. Over my time at Wolverhampton, I have really grown in confidence and feel I have developed as a person.”

Peter, BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance Graduate

This award provides enhanced employment opportunities in the financial sector. Specifically through its exemptions from Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualifications it provides a fast route to gaining a professional accountancy qualification. These accountancy qualifications are internationally recognised so a career in accountancy will enable successful students to broaden their careers into an international arena. The BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance award will also enhance the opportunities of successful students in the fields of banking, finance, financial services and business management, by providing an enhanced exposure to accounting, finance and business knowledge and skills.

The degree can also be used as the basis for postgraduate study in the area of finance and general business management. For example, the Business School has a MSc in Finance and Accounting which dovetails in with the knowledge and skills obtained on this programme.

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  1. Construct, using digital and other methods, a range of accounting and financial information useful to the management of organisations.
  2. Critically analyse financial accounting and business information from a range of national and international sources.
  3. Critically discuss current financial accounting and business issues.
  4. Provide solutions to financial and accounting issues and problems.
  5. Critically discuss the role of accounting in the management of organisations.

ACCA logo CIPFA, ICAEW, CII, AIA

Our BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance course offers exemption from professional qualifications with:

  • the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)
  • the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • the Association of International Accountants (AIA).

We have recently partnered with ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) in their Accelerate programme which allows final year students an accelerated path to ACCA membership, enhanced career prospects, discounted fees, access to the global ACCA community to provide practical assistance with studies and future career.

2018 Entry

  • GCSE Maths at grade C+ / 4

Plus Either

  • ‘A’ Levels grades BBC – CCC
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade MMM, BTEC QCF Diploma grade DD
  • Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits – of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction).
  • AAT Level 3 Accounting
  • If you’ve got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please seehttp://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Consideration will be given by the School to applicants with Accounting experience

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

2018/9 Home/EU International
Full time £9,250 £11,700
2017/8 Home/EU International
Full time £9,250 £11,475
Part time # £2,835

* We are currently unable to confirm these fees.

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

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