Course details

Study options

Full-time: 4 years

UK/EU fee

£9,250 per year* (2020/21)

International fee

£14,045 per year (2020/21)

UCAS points

72 (September 2020 entry)

UCAS code

N474

Course level

Undergraduate

Qualification

BA (Hons)

Start date

September

Location

Derby Campus

Course description

Top10Accounting and Finance at Derby ranked Top 10**The Guardian University Guide 2020
Top10Accounting and Finance at Derby has been ranked 9th for Teaching Quality**Times/Sunday Times 2019 University Guide

Foundation Year - helping you to achieve more

Including a foundation year as part of your four-year study programme will give you a head start in your academic and professional life. The foundation year offers the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence – with extensive support from our expert staff – before you advance to stage one of your honours degree. It could also be beneficial if you are planning a career change and want to get to grips with aspects of subjects which are new to you.

Our degrees with a foundation year are continuous, meaning that you won’t need to apply again once you have successfully completed the first year.

A professional perspective

A high-performing business professional has to meet high expectations. Our new BA (Hons) Business Accounting and Finance gives you the versatility, flexibility and broad knowledge base to meet those expectations. You’ll mix a strong grounding in financial and management accounting with business strategy and the capacity to lead an organisation. It’s a powerful combination marking you out for rapid advancement in any branch of contemporary business - anywhere in the world.

You’ll be working towards professional accountancy qualifications with industry bodies like the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), one of the world’s largest accounting bodies, and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) as part of your course.

After successful completion of this course, you’ll be eligible to apply for all 10 of the maximum exemptions offered by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). You will also gain many other exemptions from professional bodies ACCA and ICAEW.

During your undergraduate studies, you can register with CIMA, giving you access to a range of benefits whilst on your degree. This added support combined with your CIMA syllabus exemptions will all help fast track your career once you graduate.

You’ll also gain hands-on experience with the latest professional data and information services, including Bloomberg and specialist accounting software.

Keeping it real

Experience counts; with a year-long industry placement or summer internship on offer, there’s every opportunity for you to build your skills, networks and professional profile.

We’ll ensure you can adapt and achieve success in the face of business change. You’ll practise your skills by solving real problems for real organisations. You’ll undertake consultancy projects for local employers so you grasp exactly what business life involves. The skills mastered on these projects help prove your capabilities to employers

You will benefit from our links with the business community. Employers are keen to work with us to provide great opportunities for our students here at Derby.

Understanding the challenges 

A recent example included a visit by our final year Business, Accounting and Finance Students to Bolsover District Council to learn about the association and importance of their work. Students spent the day exploring the departments forming the government-based organisation and the stakeholder challenges faced whilst decision-making.  The trip provided insight on the leadership style and organisations environment, duties and challenges; it was a great opportunity for the students to experience the work that Bolsover District Council do for the community. Following the trip, students explained how interesting it was to explore the government sector and other public services in detail.  One student stated that the trip has inspired them to work in the public sector to help the community.

Forward thinking

Professionally qualified and industry experienced, our teaching team will keep you up-to-date with the latest developments shaping the modern business world. They’re passionate about their subjects and influential in their research. You’ll learn from academics who are leading the way in fields like strategic management accounting, financial control, small business management and accounting ethics.

 

What you will study

Foundation YearFoundation YearYear 1Year 1Year 2Year 2Optional Placement YearOptional Placement YearYear 3Year 3

Code: 3IM501

Contemporary Issues in Business

This module provides an overview of business and management and how recent developments have helped shape current perspectives.. Students will gain an understanding of the broad range of subject disciplines attributed to the world of business and begin to develop an appreciation of the theoretical knowledge and skills required to undertake future study and develop a career path in this area
20 Credits
core
Coursework

Code: 3IM502

Study Skills for Business

This module aims to develop the study skills essential for study at university and within Derby Business School as well as to facilitate the transition into Higher Education. The module will help student understand university systems and processes, the study skills they require to succeed and the role they have in their own learning.
20 Credits
core
Coursework

Code: 3IM503

Business Communication and Decision Making

Any future business professional needs to understand the importance of good communication skills and decision making skills from a personal and an organisational perspective. The aim of the module is to provide students with an understanding of business communication and how, through the process of effective decisions making, this impacts on the success of an organisation.

Business communication is the sharing of information between people both inside and outside the organisation. However, effective communication is not always easy or straightforward, methods and processes of communication will be reviewed.

Good communication also provides knowledge and this provides the basis for successful business decisions. Good decision making is vital for any organisation and a range of decision making processes and situations will be explored.

These two elements will be brought together to provide a holistic perspective of personal and business perspectives of communication and decision making and how one informs the other.

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20 Credits
core
Coursework

Code: 3IM504

Data Analysis for Business

For any business student a working knowledge of both quantitative and qualitative data handling skills through the use of Excel and other appropriate software is a necessary requirement. This skill is used extensively within Business based programmes and is transferable to the workplace and any future career.
20 Credits
core
Coursework

Code: 2MO500

English

This is a level 2 module. The module is oriented towards providing students with sufficient English skills to enable them to engage confidently with level 4 modules.
20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 2MO501

Mathematics

The course is equivalent to GCSE Maths and covers statistics and probability, number work, geometry, and algebra and graphs.
20 Credits
optional
Exam
Coursework

Code: 3LA501

Law

This module equips you with an understanding of the English legal system. Looking at sources of law and considering the impact of European Community Law, and the European Convention on Human Rights, you will then examine the relationship between law, morality and justice. Finally moving on to explore the fundamental differences between civil and criminal law and process and liability.
20 Credits
optional
Practical
Coursework

Code: 3PO501

Political Studies

This module will introduce you to a range of key issues and approaches taken in the study of Politics at undergraduate level. Understanding Politics as the study of competing interests within society, the module addresses questions such as the differences between - and the different forms taken by - democratic, totalitarian and theocratic political systems; the relationships between foreign and domestic policy; and the influence of economics on political debate and decision-making. As well as introducing you to key debates and approaches, the module will also encourage you to develop the critical thinking, writing and analytical skills you will need to study Politics at degree-level.
20 Credits
optional
Practical
Coursework

Code: 3PS500

Fundamentals of Human Behaviour

This module will introduce students to psychology as an integrated and multi-faceted discipline. Students will explore both classic and contemporary aspects of psychology from a position of little or no knowledge. They will gain an understanding of the breadth of psychology and the ways in which the topic areas included can be approached from a number of different theoretical perspectives using a variety of methodological approaches.
20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 3SL501

Sociology

This module provides you with an introduction to the study of sociology. It is intended to encourage an understanding of core sociological theories, and to foster an awareness of sociological issues and phenomena. It is designed to develop your appreciation of how we evaluate the social world.
20 Credits
optional
Practical
Coursework

Code: 4AG501

Introduction To Financial Accounting

The aim of this module is to develop basic knowledge and skills of financial accounting in the context of International GAAP to enable students to learn advanced areas of accounting later in their studies. The module will introduce students to the accounting function in business and various techniques used including double-entry bookkeeping. Students will learn basic techniques of financial accounts preparation for different types of business entities. Students will be introduced to accounting standards relevant to their syllabus.
20 Credits
core
Exam
Coursework

Code: 4AG502

Introduction to Management Accounting

This module will introduce students to the concepts of cost and management accounting. Management Accountants require a good understanding in management accounting concepts and techniques in order to provide managers with useful information. This information requires a clear presentation and to be communicated in an appropriate manner.

The primary areas of study will be cost accounting systems, budgeting and standard costing systems. Awareness should be shown of the specific requirements of different industries. This module is over one semester and consists of lectures, seminars, Computer-Based Assessments and a portfolio of formative and summative assessments and a final written assessment.

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20 Credits
core
Exam
Coursework

Code: 4AG506

Academic Skills for Accounting Finance and Business Economics

This module will equip you with the key written communication skills necessary for both your future academic and future professional career. It will enable you to develop your skills of writing both clearly, coherently and succinctly, in such a way that you effectively address the information needs of the user of the document.

It will develop your appreciation of the importance of basing your analysis and evaluation on information that comes from sources that are academically rigorous, contemporary and relevant; this will involve use of relevant referencing systems. You will also learn how to identify the appropriate research strategy and methodology for research in the accounting and finance disciplines.

The module will enable you to understand the relevant principles of research ethics, again, particularly for the accounting and finance disciplines.

Together all this will then provide you with the relevant foundation to support the rest of your academic studies as well as develop the relevant professional skills that accountants are expected to possess including reporting writing.

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20 Credits
core
Coursework

Code: 4EC500

Market Economics and Key Mathematical Concepts

Knowledge of economics provides students with an essential insight into how markets work and how firms and consumers make decisions in market economies. This module aims to highlight the goals of organisations and how these affect the decisions made by managers.

The market system and the role of government involvement in the market will be examined. Subsequently, fundamental macroeconomic issues (such as growth, inflation, unemployment, demand management, and supply-side policies) and how they affect organisations will also be looked at. The ability to understand and use quantitative information as part of business analysis is a key skill. 

This module allows students to develop key quantitative skills in the context of problem-solving. Basic mathematics, probabilities, and various techniques for analysing data will then be introduced to the students. The final coursework component of this module enables the students to combine the economic and quantitative skills they’ve acquired to produce a written report by the end of the module.

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20 Credits
core
Coursework

Code: 4LA508

Law for Accounting

The module provides the essential foundations of the legal system and the opportunity to study key substantive legal areas that will be directly applicable to those entering into a career in accountancy or even those wishing to pursue employment within the general business environment. Although a knowledge of the rules is required, the focus of the module delivery will be on practical applications and solutions for business.
20 Credits
core
Exam
Coursework

Code: 4LO504

Intro to Operations Management and Information

The modern business environment is highly volatile and intensely competitive, and is likely to remain so for the foreseeable future. The role of the operations function; how the organisation actually sources, produces and delivers goods and services to demanding customers, becomes a key contributor to superior performance and customer satisfaction. This is equally important to and is supported by Information Technology systems and design which enable the organisation to operate efficiently.

The module provides a framework, to understand the crucial role of operations and IT to business success. This module will provide an understanding of the systems and processes whereby, people, capital, materials, equipment, knowledge, technology, information and time are combined to produce goods and services.

It provides an overview of the key areas of operations management, particularly in maintaining and improving the quality of goods and services and making sure that this is also reflected in the organisations performance.

The modern organisation cannot stand still, business operations need to be constantly evaluated and improved, against the standards expected in a changing marketplace.

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20 Credits
core
Exam
Coursework

Code: 5AG502

Financial Accounting (Exam Route)

The aim of this module is to further develop your knowledge and skills of financial accounting and reporting. It will provide a natural transition from your first year module, developing many of the themes introduced at that level.

The module will commence with an exploration of the role and requirements of corporate financial reporting in the UK, including the increasingly important subject of risk. You will be provided with a solid foundation in the techniques of financial accounts preparation and a critical understanding of the key areas of financial accounting. Single level group structures are introduced, which will help lay the foundation for more advanced study in your final year.

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20 Credits
core
Exam
Coursework

Code: 5AG503

Financial Management (Exam Route)

The Financial Manager of any organisation needs to ensure that sufficient finance / funding is available at the right time to meet the needs of the organisation. The Financial Management module therefore focuses on making decisions about how the organisation is financed / funded and then focuses on managing these finances to generate profit / wealth and to add value. Such financing and investment decisions are being made in an increasingly uncertain, dynamic and complex business environment. For this reason it is vital that you have a comprehensive understanding of how the financial management function fits into the overall objectives of the organisation.

The module proceeds to look at how finance is allocated to invest in fixed (non-current) and current assets for the company, enabling an appreciation of long term investment appraisal techniques and the internal aspects of short term financing, cash flow management and the management of working capital. Whatever the organisation size, when it comes to cash flow, organisations continue to suffer from a “liquidity gap”. This module will help you explore some of the best approaches being employed to help manage cash flow and meet working capital needs. You will also address how to analyse and evaluate the implications of financial management decisions through the application of key financial ratios.

The relevance of the Financial Management module as part of an undergraduate Accounting and Finance programme is further supported by the fact that it aligns to the syllabus requirements of professional accounting bodies such as CIMA, CPA Australia, IFA and ACCA. It will also equip you to enter the work environment with knowledge and competencies that will enable you to comprehend, improve and influence operational efficiency; enhance decision making and analysis in a way that adds value to the organisation.

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20 Credits
core
Exam
Coursework

Code: 5AG504

Management Accounting (Exam Route)

As an accountant you will require a good understanding of management accounting concepts and techniques. If you are aiming for a more general business career, a detailed understanding of internal business reports and financial information will greatly enhance your effectiveness and possible career progression. You will require a good understanding in management accounting concepts and techniques in order to provide management with useful information. This information requires clear presentation and to be communicated in an appropriate manner. This module expands on the knowledge and understanding gained at year one. Awareness should be shown of the appropriate level and specific requirements of different industries. This module is over one semester and consists of seminars and workshops, including computer based activities. Learning outcomes will be demonstrated through computer based assessments and a range of formative and summative assessments and a final written examination.
20 Credits
core
Exam
Coursework

Code: 5AG515

Decision Making And International Tax

On successful completion of the module, you will be able to understand the taxation implications for organisations of operating in the contemporary global economic environment. The module will equip you with the knowledge and understanding of how to determine the corporate income tax and capital tax liabilities, as well as the associated tax responsibilities of employers, together with other taxes that affect operating on the international stage; all of which is essential to managing the value of the company. It will enable you to understand the factors that influence the regulatory environment in which tax operates, such as fiscal policy, the design of tax systems, cross border issues, the behavioural responses of taxpayers and the role of the OECD. As a backdrop to this the module will enable you to develop your understanding of the ethical issues that underlie tax planning, within a global setting.

Together these areas will begin to develop your business acumen as regards the tax affairs of the organisation, the ethical issues around tax planning, and their impact on the organisation’s decision-making process, so that appropriate business strategies can be developed.

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20 Credits
core
Exam
Coursework

Code: 5AG516

Management Focus for Accountants

A thorough understanding of the contemporary management environment and the organisation culture is essential for professionally qualified staff with managerial responsibilities. This module enables you to appreciate a range of issues that impact the effectiveness of the management approach adopted including the structure of the organisation, handling conflicts, change management, and the factors that interfere with as well as the factors that promote effective management. You will explore staff development and staff performance issues to ensure the appraisal, and reward system enhances staff retention and the staff performance system properly supports staff development needs. All this will be contextualised for the professional accounting and finance manager.

All this will be framed by relevant concepts and theories in management and human resources practices, and how they can inform a range of relevant strategic solutions. You will be given real business cases with which to apply these theories and concepts and so develop depth to your management skills through the breadth of scenarios explored.

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20 Credits
core
Exam
Coursework

Code: 5AG517

Project Strategy

This module will develop your knowledge and understanding of the relevant concepts and models as well as appropriate project planning software. It will enable you to develop an effective project plan, monitor the progress of the project, while simultaneously identifying and managing the associated project risks.

This module will enable you to further develop the ideas introduced within the Operations Management module such as the principles of system changeover methods to ensure the project, and the associated information, is effectively implemented and managed. The module will equip you to discuss and apply project management methodologies and key project management tools, as well as developing knowledge of the project lifecycle and comprehension of how to keep project stakeholders informed and ‘on-board’.

The CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) Global Business Challenge Case Study will be comprehensively used within this module and students will be encouraged to enter this international competition – where students can join together in small groups or teams. A CIMA representative is invited to introduce the group to the global competition.

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20 Credits
core
Exam
Coursework

Code: 5IM888

Contemporary Issues in Professional Practice

Students need to be aware of the commercial realities and external factors that influence the success of an organisation. This module provides opportunities for students to acquire an understanding of contemporary issues that may impact on industrial and professional practices relevant to a career within their chosen discipline.

During this period of work experience, students can gain a deeper appreciation of the responsibilities arising from both corporate and individual responses to such issues, thus enabling them to relate to the wider world when exploring a personal direction for potential career development.

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20 Credits
core
Coursework

Code: 5IM889

Applied Professional Practice

This module provides a framework for the development of “lifelong learning” skills appropriate to all areas of professional practice; including objective setting, planning, negotiating, implementing, demonstrating and reflecting.

The emphasis in this module is on the analysis and evaluation of the work completed within the organisation. This module also gives students an opportunity to relate their academic knowledge to the work environment.

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40 Credits
core
Coursework

Code: 6AG507

Management Accounting Performance Evaluation (Exam Route)

This module expands on the knowledge and understanding you have gained on previous management accounting modules. Management Accountants require a good understanding in management accounting concepts and techniques in order to provide managers with useful information. You will need to be able to clearly present this information to employees and managers at all levels in a business especially those without any financial knowledge.

You will learn how to critically evaluate tools and techniques and then apply them to scenarios. The main areas of study will be control, performance measurement and strategic management accounting.

This module runs over one semester and consists of lectures, including guest lecturers from industry and seminars. Be prepared to join in with group work during the seminars as we discuss many of the current issues in management accounting. At this level the focus of your work will be on the communication of the information and not the creation of the numbers.

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20 Credits
core
Exam
Coursework

Code: 6AG530

Sustainability, Governance and Audit

This module will equip you with the understanding of the importance of taking a holistic view of the organisation for the benefit of more stakeholders than just the conventional shareholder/provider of capital.

You will develop skills to create and present environmental plans to impact real businesses; to help a small or medium-sized business take a step towards becoming more sustainable. You will also develop your own knowledge and skills in one of the biggest growth areas in the corporate world, that of integrated reporting. The module also takes you through the challenges and benefits of corporate governance, ethics and corporate control, in order to help you to become an exemplar of the responsible business leader who engages with their environment in an ethical, sensitive and sustainable way.

Here are some great quotes from business leaders and thinkers across the ages about the values and capabilities the best business leaders should consider, and which underpin the thinking behind this varied and interesting module: 

“A director is bound to take such precautions and show such diligence in their office as a prudent man of business would exercise in the management of his own affairs.” - Trustees of the Orange River Land & Asbestos Company vs King (1892)

“Corporate governance is concerned with holding the balance between economic and social goals and between individual and communal goals. The governance framework is there to encourage the efficient use of resources and equally to require accountability for the stewardship of those resources. The aim is to align as nearly as possible the interests of individuals, corporations and society.” (Sir Adrian Cadbury, UK, Commission Report: Corporate Governance 1992)

“If management is about running the business, governance is about seeing that it is run properly.” - R Tricker

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20 Credits
core
Exam
Coursework

Code: 6AG531

The Environment of the Strategic Business Leader

The module will explore the relevant strategic models and theories of strategy, management and marketing. This will provide you with a framework with which to be able to assess situations and so confidently and effectively apply the relevant leadership skills to optimise the business outcome, whilst simultaneously enhancing your personal leadership skills.

This foundation will equip you with the necessary knowledge, skills, awareness and confidence to lead not just a finance team but also a team of multidiscipline professionals, in such a way as to maximise the potential talent, skills and synergy of the team.

Communication skills, together with the ability to identify, assimilate and critically evaluate key information are essential ingredients of high quality leadership and through the assessment strategy adopted, this module is designed to enable you develop this skillset and competencies. 

All this will be contextualised for the professional accounting and finance leader and strategic decision maker.

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20 Credits
core
Exam
Coursework

Code: 6AG501

Financial Reporting (Exam Route)

Financial Reporting provides financial information for external users and the wider stakeholders of financial statements enabling them to assess the risks and returns of investment opportunities, so that they can make useful economic decisions.

This module will develop your knowledge and understanding of the financial accounting principles that support the international accounting standards on which financial statements are prepared. It will enable you to evaluate the significance of the fundamental principles that underpin the drafting and revision of appropriate international accounting standards. It will provide you with the ability to select, interpret and apply the relevant international accounting standards to a range of financial reporting issues and transactions that entities experience within the contemporary business environment. This is a key skill to ensure that the published financial information the entities provide is useful for external users and stakeholders.

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20 Credits
optional
Exam
Coursework

Code: 6AG532

Professional Consultancy Project

This module is an extremely useful module for all Business Accounting & Finance students. It prepares students comprehensively for assignments in their professional working life. It is a module that allows students to learn the techniques and attitudes required of a modern Professional Consultant.

In an accountants working life they will be tasked to complete various projects, studies or practical research assignments that will effect a change upon an organisations’ practices or processes. This is usually as a result of an issue identified, or for a strategic change that requires improvement to an organisation in order to increase business outputs.

This module is a practical module worth 40 credits, necessitating students to engage with a real organisation, to act professionally, and to contribute through informed research, knowledge and ability gleaned from the rest of the programme towards making recommendations to an organisation in the form of a Consultancy Report.

Drawing on the depth and breadth of past consultancy projects, this module will enable you to learn how to plan and construct a professional consultancy document, as well as develop the very real business skills demanded by employers.

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40 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 6EC501

Investing and Financial Market Behaviour

This module brings together major themes from economics, finance and psychology in order to develop your awareness of financial markets issues and to expand your understanding of investment decision making, investor behaviour, regulation and financial markets in crisis.

All along, you will develop critical practical skills like using Excel, analytical reasoning, interpreting data, following financial media and interacting with external financial market experts and potential employers. You will learn about the main investment classes, you will build your own portfolio of investments and analyse its effectiveness and performance. We will introduce you to behavioural aspects of investor activity. You will examine the underlying issues in financial markets that lead to crisis and failure using economic theory both traditional and behavioural. You will be analysing issues like asset bubbles, bank failures and the problems of regulating financial activity in domestic and global markets.

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20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 6IM998

Independent Study

This module gives you the opportunity to make a personal choice regarding the topic and format of your study. You may wish to extend aspects of your final and previous year subjects to more depth along with refining your research skills by means of a traditional research project.

Alternatively you may choose to examine a business situation in depth, develop a creative advertising campaign or develop a marketing plan with ideas for creative execution. You could analyse and test the theories, principles and concepts addressed in the classroom environment in the reality of a private, public or community sector organisation by means of a pathway related report. The independent study is an individual piece of work completed under the guidance of an academic supervisor. The subject of study will normally be in your particular area of specialism, and this is an important opportunity to build your expertise and knowledge in that area.

In the course of your studies, you may discover an area that is of particular interest to you, or which has specific relevance to your intended professional orientation. This module gives you the opportunity to extend aspects of your coursework or professional interests in more depth, including topics that have not otherwise been available as formal modules. You will also refine and develop your skills in research, critical evaluation, analysis and production of professional documents.

This module differs from other modules because it relies on independent study rather than formal classes, and the initiatives to choose a topic and organise the study come from you. The skills you develop during this module will prepare you not only for future employment but for higher-level study. If you choose to work with a particular organisation then the opportunity for engaging with that organisation will provide insights into professional practice. If you choose to work in a more academic or creative setting your work will align with the recommendations of professional bodies in your field.

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40 Credits
optional
Coursework

Please note that our modules are subject to change - we review the content of our courses regularly, making changes where necessary to improve your experience and graduate prospects.

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How you will learn

How you're assessed

During your foundation year you will be assessed mainly by coursework, and with some in-class tests.

For the rest of your degree a range of assessment methods are used. In the first stage we use a range of computer-based assessments to help you gauge your own level of learning. These assessments give you feedback on how you do so that it helps your learning in a constructive way. In other modules there are essays and reports to submit. At the second and third stages you will be assessed mainly by examinations, but also by essays, business reports, projects and presentations.

Who you will meet

Darren Byrne is the Programme Leader, His areas of focus include management theory, professional consultancy projects, corporate governance and strategic business leadership. His research interests are in business and accounting ethics and developments in accounting curriculum.

Who will teach you

Darren Byrne

Darren Byrne
Programme leader

Darren Byrne is Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Business Accounting and Finance at the University of Derby. Darren teaches on a number of modules that help students to produce Consultancy Reports for real organisations who are looking for recommendations with regard to their business, and he also leads and teaches on other CIMA oriented modules.

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Entry requirements

September 2020 typical entry requirements

RequirementWhat we're looking for
UCAS points72 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
Specific requirements at A-levelN/A
Specific requirements at GCSE

GCSE Maths and English are preferred, however if you don't have these qualifications you will be able to undertake Maths and English at L2 as part of your course of study.

IELTS6.0 (with 5.5 in each skills area)
Interview / AuditionN/A
PortfolioN/A

Alternative entry qualifications:

We usually consider an A-level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria/offer conditions.

Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.

Fees and funding

2020/21 Fees

 Full-timePart-time
UK/EU

£9,250 per year*

N/A

International

£14,045 per year

N/A

* The fees stated above are for the 2019/20 academic year; fees for 2020/21 have not yet been confirmed by the UK government. We will update this information as soon as it is available.

Further information about our fees and support you may be entitled to.

Additional costs and optional extras

How to apply

Undergraduate

UK/EU students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

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International students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

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Careers

This degree is the ideal foundation whether you’re seeking a senior position in industry and commerce, applying for a coveted graduate training programme or setting your sights on postgraduate studies.

Your employability is central to everything we do. Throughout, you’ll work with a personal tutor on maximising your professional development and career prospects.

By the end of your studies, you’ll be well on your way to full professional accountancy qualifications. But you’ll be able to offer an employer much more in terms of leadership, strategy and problem-solving skills.

Typical roles graduates will be aiming at are: accountant, compliance manager, credit controller, finance analyst, finance manager, management accountant.

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5 with optional placement year

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Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

Additional costs and optional extras

We’re committed to providing you with an outstanding learning experience. Our expert teaching, excellent facilities and great employability prepare you for your future career. As part of our commitment to you we aim to keep any additional study costs to a minimum. However, there are occasions where students may incur some additional costs.

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Mandatory costs not included in your fees

Optional costs not included in your fees

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.

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