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Accounting and Business

BA Honours

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Accounting and Business

BA Honours

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  • Course Type:  Full time (3 years)
    Foundation (4 years)
  • Tariff Points: 112
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Open Days Wednesday 21 November 2018

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Course Overview

Accounting and finance are at the heart of all business operations. From huge service industries to micro businesses, the ability to manage, plan and account for money is the key driver of economic growth and the ultimate measure of business success.

A degree in Accounting and Business will enable you to develop the skills to influence and inform business operations and strategy, drive policy, and deliver jobs, prosperity and wealth, opening the door to a wide range of lucrative careers.

Why study with us

Learn from the experts. Our lecturers are experienced practitioners with years of professional accounting, auditing and teaching experience.

Increase your earning potential. You’ll be well-prepared to take advantage of the growing demand for finance and accounting professionals.

Build your networks. You’ll have the opportunity to join professional networks during your degree.

Become professionally qualified. You’ll gain part-exemption from ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) professional accounting examinations on completion.

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95%

of our Accounting and Business students are satisfied with the teaching on their course.

(National Student Survey 2018)​​​​

No. 2​

Leeds Trinity University is 2nd in Yorkshire for overall student satisfaction, behind only the University of Leeds.

(Mainstream Universities in National Student Survey 2018)

5th ​

Our Business courses are ranked 5th out of all UK universities for overall student satisfaction.

(Guardian University Guide 2019)

No. 1​ 

Our Business courses are ranked 1st in the UK for the percentage of graduates in employment or further study six months after graduation.

(Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2017)

Course Information

About this course >

We’ll give you a grounding in the two key branches of accounting – management and financial accounting – teaching you how to prepare business accounts and critically analyse financial decisions.

We’ll show you how businesses design and control their operations, exploring how economic factors affect business decisions. You’ll study models for management and leadership, as well as gaining an understanding of how corporate governance works.

You’ll also get a grounding in the legal context for accounting and business, looking at the areas of UK and EU law that directly affect the legal structure and operations of businesses.

Your lecturers will use their years of industry experience to bring accounting and business theories to life. You’ll also gain professional work experience through your two professional work placements, experiencing daily life in your planned career and building your own network of connections for the future.

Further Study

Following the course, you will be qualified to study at postgraduate level in areas such as MA Finance and Accounting and MBA in Finance, which we provide here at Leeds Trinity.

Accredited by ACCA

​This degree is professionally accredited by ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants​), the world’s leading accountancy qualification, and allows graduates exemption from 1/3 of Foundation level professional examinations.

Modules >

Year 1

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.

Year 2

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.

Year 3

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:

  • BMM4000 - Programme Level Assessment
  • BMM4412 - Management and Organisational Behaviour
  • BMM4422 - Marketing Fundamentals
  • BMM4432 - Operations Management
  • BMM4442 - Management and Financial Accounting
  • BMM4982 - Ethics, Society and Employability
  • ECO4012 - Principles and Applications of Macroeconomics

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • BMM5402 - Professional Development and Placement 2
  • BMM5412 - Financial Management
  • BMM5422 - Legal Issues for Management
  • BMM5552 - People Management
  • BMM5572 - Financial Accounting
  • BMM5582 - Business Research

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • BMM6302 - Entrepreneurship and Creativity
  • BMM6422 - Business and Management Strategy
  • BMM6442 - Research Project
  • BMM6452 - Professional Learning Through Work
  • BMM6462 - Business Ethics
  • BMM6472 - International Management
  • BMM6482 - Leadership
  • BMM6502 - International Marketing
  • BMM6542 - Audit and Assurance
  • BMM6552 - Financial Reporting
  • BMM6582 - e-Business and e-Marketing

Learning and Teaching >

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

At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping students achieve their academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum and professional work placements included in all our undergraduate programmes.

The key themes of our strategy are student confidence, professionalism and social responsibility.  To help students achieve their potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and directed activities.  This approach ensures that students fully engage in shaping their own learning, developing their critical thinking and reflective skills so that they can identify their own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape their own development.  Our full Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy can be accessed here.
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​​​​​Undergraduates on the Accounting and Business degree programme are taught by academic staff from within the department, with additional input from specialist professionals currently working in Business Management and Finance. Modules are delivered through a combination of lectures, workshops and small group seminars as well as practical business simulation exercises and other "hands-on" sessions.

On this course, students undertake two 20-credit Professional Development and Placement modules, which include seven weeks professional work preparation and placement during summer terms at Level 4 and Level 5. Accounting and Business students have the opportunity to gain work experience in the Accountancy, Financial Services and general Business Management sectors. Before their work placements, students are fully prepared and briefed and afterwards, they are encouraged to reflect on the experience. Our professional work placements are a pivotal part of the degree programme and, along with networking and equivalence arrangements, invariably help students to find their first job after graduation.

At Level 6, all students undertake a 20 credit Accounting/Business Finance Research project. A further option is the "Professional Learning through Work" module, which will involve the negotiation of a special project with an employing organisation and approved by academic staff at Leeds Trinity. These module options are designed to enhance and develop a network of industry contacts, which will help the access their chosen career networks.

All students are offered opportunities to develop professional skills and links with employers throughout their degree through participation in our on-campus Local Business network, as well as access to extensive Business networks made available through corporate membership of the IOD (Institute of Directors) and Leeds Chamber of Commerce. Students are also encouraged to build on the contacts made during their work placements.

Students have the opportunity throughout the course to engage in extra-curricular activities and volunteering, all of which provide the chance for students to build up their skills, CV and portfolio in preparation for competing in the jobs marketplace.

Extensive use is made of Moodle on this degree programme, the Leeds Trinity Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), to support 24/7 learning and to provide access to e learning resources both on and off-campus.


Assessment


Breakdown of course assessment:

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.

Entry Requirements >

Typically, our entry offer for this degree course is 112 UCAS tariff points.

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 admission​s@leedstrinity.ac.uk​​.

Student Finance >

UK & EU Students:

Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2019/20. 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 yearsFind 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.

International Students:

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 2017Find out more

Additional Costs

​We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees:

  • Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. We recommend £390* as an average annual budget for learning resources if you decide this is for you. *This figure is based on the Department of Work and Pensions course costs allowance 2015

  • Field trips may occur during this course and either fully or partly subsidised by the University.  

  • You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure. 

  • The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.

  • You may choose to become ACCA accredited after you graduate which will be an additional cost.

UCAS Personal Statement

Writing your personal statement for UCAS applications is your opportunity to demonstrate what makes you the perfect fit for a university. With over 60,000 students applying for university places each year, you need to stand out from the crowd - and your personal statement is key. Our Admissions team has put together its top tips on how to craft the perfect personal statement.

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Placement Opportunities

​We are one of only a few UK universities to build professional work placements into every degree. You'll complete two professional work placements, which will give you the chance to graduate with up to three months' professional work experience without having to take a sandwich year out.

You'll complete a five-week professional work placement in your first year and a six-week placement in your second year. Recent students have completed placements at KPMG, Lloyds Banking Group, Citigroup, UK Tax Associates and the accounting centre of Arcadia Group.

Graduate Opportunities

You'll be qualified for a variety of roles in the economy including retail, merchant banking, corporate finance, stockbroking and investment appraisal, business development and accountancy. You could also set up your own business, working as a consultant for manufacturing and business services.

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