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Accounting with Finance

Birkbeck, University of London

  • October, 2020 Start Date

  • 3 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

A good understanding of accounting and finance, and the environments in which they operate, is important for anyone working in, or wanting to enter, the accounting profession. You will develop a range of transferable skills, including quantitative and decision-making skills, supervisory and management skills and perceptive abilities.

This programme attracts students from both the public and private sectors, including administrators, clerical workers and managers, as well as the self-employed. Because it is taught entirely by evening study, you are able to combine your academic studies with daytime commitments.

The majority of our students work or care for a family, so you will be learning with people from a wide range of backgrounds and with a wide range of experiences. This creates a stimulating and supportive learning environment. Our tutorial/seminar sessions give you a chance to interact with your peers and develop insights into analysing and interpreting a wide and varied subject matter.

This programme is also available for part-time evening study over four years.

A good understanding of accounting and finance, and the environments in which they operate, is important for anyone working in, or wanting to enter, the accounting profession. You will develop a range of transferable skills, including quantitative and decision-making skills, supervisory and management skills and perceptive abilities. This programme attracts students from both the...

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Course Content

You take core and compulsory modules in Years 1 to 3 and choose option modules worth 15 credits in Year 2 and 60 credits in Year 3 (of which 30 credits must be taken in finance).

For your options, you can choose any modules offered by the Department of Management. In addition, certain modules offered by the Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics have been approved.

YEAR 1

  • Business Information Systems
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Macroeconomics for Business
  • Management Studies I
  • Management Studies II
  • Microeconomics for Business
  • Personal and Academic Skills for Success
  • Quantitative Methods

YEAR 2

  • Commercial Law for Business
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting (level 5)
  • Management Accounting (30 credits)

YEAR 3

  • Applied Financial Management
  • Auditing
  • Taxation

FINANCE OPTION MODULES

  • International Finance
  • International Financial Management
  • Investing in Securities Markets
  • Portfolio Management

MANAGEMENT OPTION MODULES

  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Applied Financial Management
  • Approaches to Studying Management with PDP
  • Auditing
  • Brand Development
  • Business Information Systems
  • Buyer Behaviour
  • Commercial Law for Business
  • Employment Relations and Human Resources Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Groupwork in Practice
  • International Business
  • International Finance
  • Introduction to Corporate Governance and Ethics
  • Introductions: Understanding the Business World
  • Macroeconomics for Business
  • Management Accounting
  • Management of Innovation
  • Management Studies I
  • Management Studies II
  • Marketing Principles and Practices
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Mathematics for Business
  • Microeconomics for Business
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Research Methods in Management (Undergraduate)
  • Research Project: Management
  • Strategic Management (Undergraduate)
  • Taxation
  • Work-Based Learning Module

You take core and compulsory modules in Years 1 to 3 and choose option modules worth 15 credits in Year 2 and 60 credits in Year 3 (of which 30 credits must be taken in finance). For your options, you can choose any modules offered by the Department of Management. In addition, certain modules offered by the Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics have been...

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Available Dates

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Birkbeck, University of London

Full Time, 3 years

October, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential.

UCAS TARIFF POINTS

112

The UCAS tariff score is applicable to you if you have recently studied a qualification that has a UCAS tariff equivalence. UCAS provides a tariff calculator for you to work out what your qualification is worth within the UCAS tariff.

ENGLISH AND MATHEMATICS

Applicants will normally be expected to have grade C or new grade 4 in GCSE-level English and mathematics. Applicants who do not hold this level of qualification may be required to carry out a skills audit at a selection evening, which comprises English and mathematics. This audit assesses an applicant's potential to cope with, and benefit from, a particular programme of study.

ALTERNATIVE ENTRY ROUTES

The Certificate of Higher Education in Management offers an entry route, with exemption of up to 90 credits of the degree if you successfully complete designated modules to an appropriate standard, although you will still need to complete modules from the first year of the degree programme that are not covered by the certificate.

INTERNATIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

If you don’t meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.

Visit the International section of our website to find out more about our English language entry requirements and relevant requirements by country.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

If you are not from the European Economic Area (EEA) and/or Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa.

The visa you apply for varies according to the length of your course:

  • Courses of more than six months' duration.
  • Courses of less than six months' duration.
  • Pre-sessional English language courses.

International students who require a Tier 4 visa should apply for our full-time courses (with the exception of modular enrolment certificates of higher education and graduate certificates), as these qualify for Tier 4 sponsorship. If you are living in the UK on a Tier 4 visa, you will not be eligible to enrol as a student on Birkbeck's part-time courses (with the exception of some modules).

We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential. UCAS TARIFF POINTS 112 The UCAS tariff score is applicable to you if you have recently studied a...

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Assessment Methods

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. The methods of assessment on this course are specified below under 'Methods of assessment on this course'. You will need to allow time to complete coursework and prepare for exams.

Where a course has unseen written examinations, these may be held termly, but, on the majority of our courses, exams are usually taken in the Summer term, during May to June. Exams may be held at other times of the year as well. In most cases, exams are held during the day on a weekday - if you have daytime commitments, you will need to make arrangements for daytime attendance - but some exams are held in the evening. Exam timetables are published online.

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. The methods of assessment on this course are specified below under 'Methods of assessment on this course'. You will need to allow time to complete...

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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
82%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
82% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
82% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
91% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
91% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
82% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
82% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
64% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
64% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
64% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
36% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
55% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
55% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
55% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
55% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
73% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
73% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
82% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
73% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
73% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
73% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
64% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
82% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
73% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
50% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
36% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
75% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

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Statistics

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points48

  • Employment Rate70%

  • Average Graduate Salary£27000

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