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Accounting and finance are at the very heart of all business operations. From banking to manufacturing, from huge service industries to micro businesses, the ability to manage, plan and account for money is the key driver of economic growth and still the ultimate measure of business success.
• Our tutors have years of professional accounting, auditing and teaching experience.
• The course meets the growing demand for finance and accounting professionals.
• You will have the opportunity to join professional networks.
• You will get part exemption from ACCA professional accounting examinations.
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A qualification in accounting and finance opens the door to a wide range of rewarding and prestigious professions
and careers; influencing and informing business operations and strategy, driving policy and delivering jobs, prosperity
We draw on a wide range of resources and current practice
to provide you with a fast-paced, relevant programme
which is a genuine ‘head start’ for your future in the
business world. Your tutors are professionally qualified,
with many years’ experience working in the professions and
industries studied, bringing to life the theories and skills
required to enable you to plan your future with confidence.
You will have the opportunity of undertaking two extended
placements in the industry of your choice, experiencing
daily life in your planned career and building your own
network of connections for the future.
Read our full course terms and conditions.
During your first year you will explore different areas of business. You will be introduced to the two general branches of accounting, management and financial accounting; you will learn about the nature and complexity of business organisations; you will get a sense of how businesses design and control business operations. In addition, you will start understanding how economic factors affect business decisions and how different marketing concepts contrasts with alternative business philosophies. At the end of the year, you will have your first work placement.
In your second year you will learn how to prepare business accounts and you will practice different financial techniques to analyse investment opportunities and critically analyse financial decisions. You will also learn how to apply managerial and leadership models into your professional practice. You will study the areas of English and EU law that directly affect the legal structure and operations of businesses. You will select an area of expertise where you may want to make an original contribution to knowledge through a dissertation in your final year. At the end of the year, you will undertake your second work placement.
During your final year, you will get into more specialised areas of accounting. You will study how corporate governance works and you will learn how to evaluate the audit framework and regulation. You will also get a sense of the reasons and regulation for financial disclosure. At this point, you will be ready to integrate your business knowledge into the area of strategic decision management and you will study some highly current trends in business such as e-business and e-marketing. You will also have the option to specialise in other areas amongst them such as International Management, Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Creativity, Business Ethics, International Marketing. You will have the option to undertake a project based on Professional Learning Through Work or Academic Research.
On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:
Year 1 - 17.3% of scheduled learning and teaching; 242 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 918 hours of independent teaching; 240 hours on placement
Year 2 - 16.4% of scheduled learning and teaching; 219 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 876 hours of independent teaching; 240 hours on placement
Year 3 - 15.5% of scheduled learning and teaching; 186 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 1,014 hours of independent teaching
Year 1 - 64.2% coursework; 35.8% written exams
Year 2 - 43.3% coursework; 41.7% written exams; 15% practical exams
Year 3 - 66.7% coursework; 33.3% written exams
A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for the programme, to enable students to demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that they have developed. There is some scope for students to be involved in negotiating and evaluating some assessment.
In addition to each of your module assessments you will take a programme level assessment in each of the first and second year of your programme. This is designed to assess your understanding of everything you have been taught and to help you to understand how different elements of your degree fit together to make a coherent programme.
You will be given weekly directed activities to complete in each module. These will contribute marks towards the final module assessment and reward engagement with the content of the module. They will also help you to check your understanding of what has been taught. Some of these activities may include further reading or preparation tasks for seminars. Some of the tasks will be completed online and may include quizzes which provide you with instant feedback on your understanding of the module content. In some modules lecturers may place some of the taught content on videos which you may be required to watch prior to attending a class. This will free up time for you to work on meaningful projects in class.
Assessment in Accounting and Business additionally enables students to gain exemption from all or part of the Foundation stage examinations for ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).
Assessments tailored to this course include the production of portfolios of work, individual and group presentations as well as coursework reports research projects and more traditional seen and unseen exam papers.
On this programme there are some assessments which are marked on a pass/fail basis rather than graded. Please note that these assessments are excluded from the calculations made to produce the figures published in the Key Information Set (KIS) for this programme/subject.
Other requirements: For the old GCSE system we require grade C or above and for the new GCSE grading system we will accept grade 4 or higher in both English Language and Maths.
We welcome students with a wide range of qualifications such as A Levels, BTECs and accredited Access courses. We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.
If you have achieved a qualification such as a
foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another higher education
institution, you may be able to enter the course at Level 5 or 6. For more
information, read our student guide to the Recognition of Prior Certified Learning.
We accept a variety of international equivalent qualifications and Leeds Trinity interviews international candidates. Typically, this is a call at a mutually convenient time.
If you are unsure about the acceptance of a particular qualification you can check with our Admissions Team on 0113 283 7123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2018-19. Part-time tuition fees would be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Depending on government policy, tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years. Find out more here.
Living costs will also need to be taken in to consideration. Find out more about accommodation and costs here.
Leeds Trinity offers a range of bursaries and scholarships to help support students while you study. Get more information about bursaries and scholarships here.
Tuition fees cost £11,250 per year for this course starting in 2017-18. Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student Visa. Tuition fees for 2018-19 will be set in summer 2017. Find out more
With 25 years’ experience at a senior level working in accounting, audit and taxation, I'm the Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Accounting and Business.
With a passion for training the next generation of aspiring accountants, I believe this degree offers the best combination of academic excellence and accounting expertise.
Our students also get the opportunity to claim exemption from some ACCA professional examinations* to kick-start their career. *Subject to validation
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Our BA (Hons) Accounting and Business course is fast paced and explores current and emerging best practice, offering students a blend of practical accounting and financial management skills as an excellent preparation for a range of careers in banking, brokerage, financial services or life as a professional accountant.
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I feel this is an excellent opportunity for the student to get experience and is also great that students need to organise it themselves and learn how the world of employment works.
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You will complete a five-week business placement at the end of the first and second years. These placements can be arranged in the UK or abroad and in the particular sector and industry which you would like to explore.
Examples include: The Accounting Centre at Arcadia Group, the UK's largest fashion retailer, including brands such as Dorothy Perkins, Topshop, Burton, BHS, Wallis, etc.
Other students have taken their work placements at organisations such as KPMG, Lloyds Banking Group, Citigroup, UK Tax Associates and CLC Accountants.
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Graduates can go into a variety of different roles
within the economy. These occupations include
retail, merchant banking, corporate finance,
stockbroking and investment appraisal, business development and accountancy. You could also
be self-employed in the manufacturing and
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