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Comments about BA Accountancy and Finance - At the institution - Huddersfield - West Yorkshire
This degree provides a basis for a wide choice of careers in the fields of professional accountancy, finance, banking, insurance, public sector, personnel and general management. It enables graduates to enter for the examinations of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) with maximum possible exemptions, and attracts exemptions from CIMA, CIPFA, ICAEW, ICAS and ICSA. A number of graduates have chosen to pursue further study through the Department's MA in Accounting and Finance.
Entry Requirements Normally 240 points which must include one 12 unit award or two six unit awards plus GCSE Mathematics and English at grade C or above.
BA Accountancy and Finance
A common first year across all accountancy programmes comprises of:
Management and Cost Accounting
Accountants in Organisations
Core modules in the fields of:
Managerial Accounting and Finance
Accounting Information Systems
Year 3 Full-time/Year 4 Sandwich
Core modules in the fields of:
Issues in Accounting and Finance (case studies and skills)
Optional modules are available in the fields of:
Financial Services Products
Management Science Applications
Investment and Portfolio Management
Insolvency Law and Practice
Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Action
Personal Financial Planning
Teaching and Assessment
Our teaching and learning methods are tailored around the requirements of the subjects studied. Teaching and learning methods can include one-hour lectures, workshops, tutorials and seminars and may use case studies, computer-based learning or other approaches. You will have opportunities to develop personal and team working skills such as working in a group and communicating effectively, which are vital skills for your future employment.
Our assessment approaches are directly linked to the knowledge and skills you will develop.
This course offers the opportunity to study abroad during the second year of study in the Netherlands at an English-speaking university business school.
You can improve your academic and career potential through an optional work placement year.
The course makes use of information technology in teaching and learning to enhance your learning experience.
The course offers the possibility of a wide variety of career opportunities in accountancy, business and management.
The course has an emphasis on skills development that can enhance your career prospects and development.
Business Placement Year (optional)
You can choose to take a paid business placement at the end of two years of study. You can apply to a wide range of sizes and types of business organisations through our Business Placement Unit. These placements provide an opportunity to see accountancy and finance in action. They help you develop the knowledge and skills obtained on the course and see the pervasive influence of accountants in organisations. This is also an excellent opportunity to develop your skills and find out what employers are looking for.