Course details

Study options

Full-time: 4 years †

UK/EU fee

£9,250 per year (2018/19)

International fee

£12,500 per year (2018/19)

UCAS points

64-96 (September 2018 entry)

UCAS code

N474

Course level

Undergraduate

Qualification

BA (Hons)

Start date

September

Location

Derby Campus

Course description

Studying Business Accounting and Finance with a Foundation Year is for you if you have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to enter directly on to the Honours degree programme.

It provides you with a firm grounding in the skills and knowledge you need and introduces you to the subject of accounting, enabling you to achieve your full honours degree in four years.

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.

A professional perspective

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.

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.

 

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What you will study

You will study modules such as:

  • Business Communication and Decision Making
  • Contemporary Issues in Business
  • Data Analysis for Business
  • Study skills for Business

And you will choose two options from:

  • Law
  • Sociology
  • Political Studies
  • Fundamentals of Human Behaviour

If you don’t have either English or Maths GCSE, you will need to substitute one or two of the above for a module in English and/or Maths.

You will study modules such as:

  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Management Accounting
  • Market Economics & Key Mathematical Concepts
  • Law for Accounting
  • Academic Skills for Accounting, Finance and Business Economics
  • Introduction to Operations Management & IT

You will study modules such as:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Management Focus for Accountants
  • Decision Making and International Tax
  • Project Strategy

You will study modules such as:

  • Management Accounting - Performance Evaluation
  • Financial Reporting (exam route)
  • Sustainability, Governance and Audit
  • The Environment of the Strategic Business Leader

You also choose one of the following modules:

  • Professional Consultancy Project
  • Independent Studies

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.

Entry requirements

September 2018 typical entry requirements

UCAS points64-96 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
Specific requirements at A-levelN/A
Specific requirements at GCSEN/A
Interview / AuditionN/A
PortfolioN/A

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.

September 2019 typical entry requirements

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.

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

2018/19 Fees

 Full-timePart-time
UK/EU

£9,250 per year

N/A

International

£12,500 per year

N/A

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

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.

Apply through UCASApply directly to the University

Information for international applicants

Applying for an undergraduate degree

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.

Contact details

EnquiryEmailPhone
Course: Darren Byrne (Programme Leader) d.byrne@derby.ac.uk +44 (0) 1332 591876
Admissionsaskadmissions@derby.ac.uk+44 (0)1332 591167
Generalmarketing@derby.ac.uk+44 (0)1332 590500

† Additional information about your studies

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.

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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