OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT
BA Accounting and Financial Management Top-up
This course is designed for holders of a HND in Business (Accounting and Finance) or equivalent qualification. Students can obtain a full honours degree in one year.
The course equips graduates with the crucial skills required for an entry-level position in financial accounting, management accounting, finance, auditing and taxation.
This degree is the first step on the ladder to becoming an accountant. To progress, a professional qualification is also essential. Most students will go on to take a professional accounting qualification with one of the major international accounting bodies, such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) or the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
This course is accredited by CIMA and ACCA. Our students also benefit from free student membership to both ACCA and CIMA throughout the duration of their studies. This means that our students can take advantage of both ACCA and CIMA online communities and free resources and career support services relevant to their studies such as: interview tips, CV support, discussion forums, graduate vacancies, information about networking events, and career skills classes run by employers.
You can learn more about CIMA membership benefits and ACCA membership benefits on their respective websites.
On this course you will undertake a rigorous and coherent study of the theory and practice of accounting and financial management and develop an understanding of how accounting and financial management is shaped by and impacts on legal, ethical, social, political, environmental and economic norms.
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All of our Accounting and Financial Management courses are ideal for students who aspire to work in the accounting or financial professions.
This course is specifically designed to develop students’ employability skills including:
Graduates are therefore well-placed to pursue careers in areas such retail banking, investment banking, risk-analysis, insurance and management consultancy.
This is a one year course. There are two semesters in the year year. Students complete 2 x 30 credit modules each semester (including the research project in semester 2), enabling students to concentrate on fewer modules at a time. Modules are assessed in different ways, e.g. essays, problem questions, case studies, reports, presentations and examinations.
1 year full-time
September or January
The University of Northampton
UK/EU 2017/18: £6,150 per year
Total course fee: £6,150
EEA and Swiss nationals 2017/18*: £12,000 per year
Total course fee: £12,000
International 2017/18: £12,000 per year
Total course fee: £12,000
Please note that international students, who require a Tier 4 VISA will not be permitted to work during their studies.
* Scholarships are available
UK/EU - http://www.lsbm.ac.uk/scholarships
EEA - http://www.lsbm.ac.uk/eea-scholarships
Upon graduation your degree will be classified as follows:
1st Class Honours
Upper Second Class Honours (2.1)
Lower Second Class Honours (2.2)
Third Class Honours
Your degree classification is based upon your performance in ALL modules.
University of Northampton Academic Regulations
The BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management is awarded by the University of Northampton, and is governed by the University's Academic Regulations. Most of the University’s degrees are made up of 20-credit modules and therefore some of the Regulations apply differently to the BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management because it consists of 30-credit modules:
1. Accumulated Failure (Regulation 3.7.2)
If, after exhausting all opportunities for reassessment, you fail modules to the value of 90 credits, you will be withdrawn from further study.
2. Condonement (Regulation 3.7.12)
You must pass every module in order to successfully complete your degree.
3. Maximum number of credits that can be studied in each academic year (Regulation 3.3.2)
If, after exhausting all opportunities for reassessment, you fail a module your studies will continue into an additional academic year.
You can find the University's Academic Regulations here. The University's Student Handbook provides an explanation of the Regulations.
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