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Undergraduate course
BA (Hons)

Business Accounting with Finance

Business Accounting with Finance

Business Accounting with Finance

Business Accounting with Finance

Business Accounting with Finance

International Scholarships available

Overview

Flexible and varied, this course will thoroughly prepare you to meet the challenges of working in today's financial and business sectors. Your modules, covering a variety of topics, will use a mix of teaching and assessment methods to develop your employability alongside your technical expertise. Upon graduating, you will be able to make a significant contribution to the ethical financial management of any business.

Taught by staff with substantial professional experience, your course will be delivered through tutorials, seminars, lectures and group project work.

You will benefit from a mix of approaches to teaching and assessment, including the use of industry-standard technology embedded throughout your course to make sure you become a work-ready graduate. You will have the option of undertaking an industry placement before your final year of study which will broaden your real-life work experience and impress potential employers.

This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total. Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.


Taught from within an established business school in the heart of an emerging economic powerhouse, this course will enable you to start building your professional networks while you study.

Our links with professional regulating bodies and financial professional institutions will ensure your learning meets the standards demanded by employers.

You could broaden your practical experience by studying abroad for one or two semesters, taking part in our international volunteering programme or applying to be part of our international consultancy project team, providing tailored business solutions to clients from all over the world.

High-profile speakers from industry will share their experiences and personal insights through the Leeds Business School's guest lecture programme. Past speakers have included Will Holman, Deputy Agent for the Bank of England in Yorkshire and the Humber, who delivers an annual lecture on the current global economic uncertainty and its effect on the regional and UK economy, and Angela Knight, chair of the Office of Tax Simplification, who spoke on the future and importance of the financial services.

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of in a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.

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This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total.

Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

Course Features

  • Placements
  • Part-time study available
  • Sandwich year
  • Specialist facilities
  • Real-life projects
  • Study abroad option
  • Expert careers service
  • 24/7 Library
  • University accommodation
  • TEF Silver Award
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Entry Requirements

64
POINTS REQUIRED
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

UCAS Tariff Points: 64 points required. (Minimum 48 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies. Must include a minimum of 32 points in one A level or equivalent.).

If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

International Baccalaureate

24 Points

IELTS:

IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points: 64 points required. (Minimum 48 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies. Must include a minimum of 32 points in one A level or equivalent.).

If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

International Baccalaureate

24 Points

IELTS:

IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.
More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

Lina Dobrovolskyte

Careers

Lina Dobrovolskyte
Company Accountant H Peel and Son

MSc Accounting & Finance

“I love the flexibility Leeds Beckett offers. I was able to balance studying around my full-time employment - I'm already seeing the benefits in my professional career.

Teaching and learning

Learn to construct and analyse financial statements and information. You will understand developments in accounting and finance, and recognise the contribution it makes to society, and you will have effective career planning skills. The tabs below detail what and how you will study in each year of your course. The balance of assessments and overall workload will be informed by your core modules and the option modules you choose to study – the information provided is an indication of what you can expect and may be subject to change. The option modules listed are also an indication of what will be available to you. Their availability is subject to demand and you will be advised which option modules you can choose at the beginning of each year of study.

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Start to use double entry bookkeeping and to prepare financial statements. You will understand regulations and how to gather and organise data using a range of tools. Your six core modules will enable you to develop a fundamental knowledge of management accounting.
Overall workload
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288 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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912 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year one is assessed predominantly by examination with some practical and coursework assessments.

 

Core Modules

Develop an understanding of key aspects of corporate finance and investigate the legal and governance framework within which businesses operate.

Understand business objectives and functions, the role of finance, accounting, and the accountancy profession in the context of governance, ethics, and the impact of the external environment.

Learn how to use techniques including double-entry bookkeeping and cash flow to produce company financial statements, and how to detect and correct errors in accounting information.

Lay the foundation for successful personal, academic and career progression by developing core skills and competencies in study skills, self-directed learning, skills audit, research skills, presentation skills and reflective practice.

Build on the Introduction to Accounting module to develop an understanding of management accounting concepts and principles.

Develop the knowledge and skills underpinning financial and management accounting including accounting terminology, short and long term planning, and double-entry bookkeeping to produce Income Statement and Financial Position documents.

Examine more complex accounting problems including business ethics. Your five core modules and one option module will help you understand how an organisation’s financial resources can contribute to the attainment of its objectives.
Overall workload
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276 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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924 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year two is assessed by a broadly even mix of examination and coursework with some practical assessments.

 

Core Modules

Understand the relationship between business ethics and decision-making.

Further develop skills acquired in the Management Accounting module in processing and analysing information to use in management reporting.

Applied Management Practice

Learn how to produce and interpret the financial statements for a group of companies.

Understand the structure of business finance and its application to the decision-making processes in organisations.

Option modules may include:

Explore the increasingly important part played in the global economy by partnerships and collaborations between public, private and third sector bodies, and consider the managerial skills and competencies needed to manage and network with and across sectors and organisations.

Develop your understanding of the nature and complexities of managerial decision making including the tensions between ethics and cost effectiveness. You will study the role of cognition, perception and motivation in decision making and the managerial negotiation skills needed in effective decision making.

Principles of Leadership

Understand the range of issues modern businesses need to address in order to survive in a global environment including strategy, structure, culture, leadership, change management and motivation theories.

Gain an insight into different types of journalism by learning how to spot a story, come up with a story idea, make contacts among the business community, and research and produce written news and features.

Improve your understanding of the finance sector by studying some of the key aspects of major areas of the sector including banking, insolvency, forensic accounting, money and the finance systems and insurance. Understand the legal, ethical and sustainable frameworks that surround the sector.

Gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills relating to the tax affairs of UK resident individuals.

This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total.

Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

Your four core modules will encourage you to to apply your accounting knowledge to a wider commercial context including areas such as marketing, HR and international trade. In addition, you will choose two option modules.
Overall workload
Clock icon
256 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
944 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions
Year three is assessed predominantly by coursework with some practical assessments.
Core Modules
Finance & Investment Management

Practise applying the knowledge and skills you have developed in your degree in the context of a business simulation game.

Learn to select and apply appropriate financial techniques in the production of a realistic and practicable financial business plan.

Understand theoretical accounting issues and learn how to evaluate accounting regulation and guidance. Evaluate approaches to ethical issues and use a range of digital resources to explore accounting issues.

Option modules may include:

Apply for a placement and undertake a period of paid employment to give you the opportunity to develop business contacts and gain understanding of the jobs and career market.

International Business Finance

Leadership Strategy & Change

Apply your learning to a real organisational issue of strategic level across any relevant business and management disciplines. You'll be encouraged to work independently and also manage a client consultant relationship.

Management & Leadership Development

Study the theory and application of reward management. You will explore and evaluate various solutions to reward issues within the broader contexts of HRM and corporate strategy.

You will demonstrate a full range of skills, knowledge, and competencies developed over three years of study. This module provides an opportunity for you to choose and explore a field of study that has particularly engaged your interest.

Understand the process of carrying out an audit and its application in the context of the professional regulatory framework.

Study a range of key contemporary issues related to the significance of innovation, the implications for organisational structure and processes, leadership, strategic management and change management. This module will build on and extend your understanding of strategic management issues.

Project & Risk Management

Develop a critical awareness and understanding of the complexity of managing cross-cultural issues, diversity and inclusion in the home and global business environment.

Business Ethics Governance & Social Responsibility

Download 2019/20 Course Spec Download
Start to use double entry bookkeeping and to prepare financial statements. You will understand regulations and how to gather and organise data using a range of tools. Your six core modules will enable you to develop a fundamental knowledge of management accounting.
Overall workload
Clock icon
288 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
912 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year one is assessed predominantly by examination with some practical and coursework assessments.

 

Core Modules

Develop an understanding of key aspects of corporate finance and investigate the legal and governance framework within which businesses operate.

Understand business objectives and functions, the role of finance, accounting, and the accountancy profession in the context of governance, ethics, and the impact of the external environment.

Learn how to use techniques including double-entry bookkeeping and cash flow to produce company financial statements, and how to detect and correct errors in accounting information.

Lay the foundation for successful personal, academic and career progression by developing core skills and competencies in study skills, self-directed learning, skills audit, research skills, presentation skills and reflective practice.

Build on the Introduction to Accounting module to develop an understanding of management accounting concepts and principles.

Develop the knowledge and skills underpinning financial and management accounting including accounting terminology, short and long term planning, and double-entry bookkeeping to produce Income Statement and Financial Position documents.

Examine more complex accounting problems including business ethics. Your five core modules and one option module will help you understand how an organisation’s financial resources can contribute to the attainment of its objectives.
Overall workload
Clock icon
276 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
924 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year two is assessed by a broadly even mix of examination and coursework with some practical assessments.

 

Core Modules

Understand the relationship between business ethics and decision-making.

Further develop skills acquired in the Management Accounting module in processing and analysing information to use in management reporting.

Applied Management Practice

Learn how to produce and interpret the financial statements for a group of companies.

Understand the structure of business finance and its application to the decision-making processes in organisations.

Option modules may include:

Explore the increasingly important part played in the global economy by partnerships and collaborations between public, private and third sector bodies, and consider the managerial skills and competencies needed to manage and network with and across sectors and organisations.

Develop your understanding of the nature and complexities of managerial decision making including the tensions between ethics and cost effectiveness. You will study the role of cognition, perception and motivation in decision making and the managerial negotiation skills needed in effective decision making.

Principles of Leadership

Understand the range of issues modern businesses need to address in order to survive in a global environment including strategy, structure, culture, leadership, change management and motivation theories.

Gain an insight into different types of journalism by learning how to spot a story, come up with a story idea, make contacts among the business community, and research and produce written news and features.

Improve your understanding of the finance sector by studying some of the key aspects of major areas of the sector including banking, insolvency, forensic accounting, money and the finance systems and insurance. Understand the legal, ethical and sustainable frameworks that surround the sector.

Gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills relating to the tax affairs of UK resident individuals.

This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total.

Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

Your four core modules will encourage you to to apply your accounting knowledge to a wider commercial context including areas such as marketing, HR and international trade. In addition, you will choose two option modules.
Overall workload
Clock icon
256 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
944 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions
Year three is assessed predominantly by coursework with some practical assessments.
Core Modules
Finance & Investment Management

Practise applying the knowledge and skills you have developed in your degree in the context of a business simulation game.

Learn to select and apply appropriate financial techniques in the production of a realistic and practicable financial business plan.

Understand theoretical accounting issues and learn how to evaluate accounting regulation and guidance. Evaluate approaches to ethical issues and use a range of digital resources to explore accounting issues.

Option modules may include:

Apply for a placement and undertake a period of paid employment to give you the opportunity to develop business contacts and gain understanding of the jobs and career market.

International Business Finance

Leadership Strategy & Change

Apply your learning to a real organisational issue of strategic level across any relevant business and management disciplines. You'll be encouraged to work independently and also manage a client consultant relationship.

Management & Leadership Development

Study the theory and application of reward management. You will explore and evaluate various solutions to reward issues within the broader contexts of HRM and corporate strategy.

You will demonstrate a full range of skills, knowledge, and competencies developed over three years of study. This module provides an opportunity for you to choose and explore a field of study that has particularly engaged your interest.

Understand the process of carrying out an audit and its application in the context of the professional regulatory framework.

Study a range of key contemporary issues related to the significance of innovation, the implications for organisational structure and processes, leadership, strategic management and change management. This module will build on and extend your understanding of strategic management issues.

Project & Risk Management

Develop a critical awareness and understanding of the complexity of managing cross-cultural issues, diversity and inclusion in the home and global business environment.

Business Ethics Governance & Social Responsibility

Download 2020/21 Course Spec Download
Start to use double entry bookkeeping and to prepare financial statements. You will understand regulations and how to gather and organise data using a range of tools. Your six core modules will enable you to develop a fundamental knowledge of management accounting.
Overall workload
Clock icon
288 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
912 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year one is assessed predominantly by examination with some practical and coursework assessments.

 

Core Modules

Develop an understanding of key aspects of corporate finance and investigate the legal and governance framework within which businesses operate.

Business in Action

Develop the knowledge and skills underpinning financial and management accounting including accounting terminology, short and long term planning, and double-entry bookkeeping to produce Income Statement and Financial Position documents.

Build on the Introduction to Accounting module to develop an understanding of management accounting concepts and principles.

Understand business objectives and functions, the role of finance, accounting, and the accountancy profession in the context of governance, ethics, and the impact of the external environment.

Learn how to use techniques including double-entry bookkeeping and cash flow to produce company financial statements, and how to detect and correct errors in accounting information.

Examine more complex accounting problems including business ethics. Your five core modules and one option module will help you understand how an organisation’s financial resources can contribute to the attainment of its objectives.
Overall workload
Clock icon
276 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
924 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year two is assessed by a broadly even mix of examination and coursework with some practical assessments.

 

Core Modules

Further develop skills acquired in the Management Accounting module in processing and analysing information to use in management reporting.

Applied Management Practice

Understand the relationship between business ethics and decision-making.

Understand the structure of business finance and its application to the decision-making processes in organisations.

Learn how to produce and interpret the financial statements for a group of companies.

Option modules may include:

Develop your understanding of the nature and complexities of managerial decision making including the tensions between ethics and cost effectiveness. You will study the role of cognition, perception and motivation in decision making and the managerial negotiation skills needed in effective decision making.

Explore the increasingly important part played in the global economy by partnerships and collaborations between public, private and third sector bodies, and consider the managerial skills and competencies needed to manage and network with and across sectors and organisations.

Principles of Leadership

Understand the range of issues modern businesses need to address in order to survive in a global environment including strategy, structure, culture, leadership, change management and motivation theories.

Gain an insight into different types of journalism by learning how to spot a story, come up with a story idea, make contacts among the business community, and research and produce written news and features.

Improve your understanding of the finance sector by studying some of the key aspects of major areas of the sector including banking, insolvency, forensic accounting, money and the finance systems and insurance. Understand the legal, ethical and sustainable frameworks that surround the sector.

Gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills relating to the tax affairs of UK resident individuals.

This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total.

Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

Your four core modules will encourage you to to apply your accounting knowledge to a wider commercial context including areas such as marketing, HR and international trade. In addition, you will choose two option modules.
Overall workload
Clock icon
256 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
944 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions
Year three is assessed predominantly by coursework with some practical assessments.
Core Modules

Learn to select and apply appropriate financial techniques in the production of a realistic and practicable financial business plan.

Finance & Investment Management

Understand theoretical accounting issues and learn how to evaluate accounting regulation and guidance. Evaluate approaches to ethical issues and use a range of digital resources to explore accounting issues.

Practise applying the knowledge and skills you have developed in your degree in the context of a business simulation game.

Option modules may include:
Business Ethics Governance & Social Responsibility

Apply your learning to a real organisational issue of strategic level across any relevant business and management disciplines. You'll be encouraged to work independently and also manage a client consultant relationship.

Management & Leadership Development

Study the theory and application of reward management. You will explore and evaluate various solutions to reward issues within the broader contexts of HRM and corporate strategy.

Leadership Strategy & Change

International Business Finance

You will demonstrate a full range of skills, knowledge, and competencies developed over three years of study. This module provides an opportunity for you to choose and explore a field of study that has particularly engaged your interest.

Apply for a placement and undertake a period of paid employment to give you the opportunity to develop business contacts and gain understanding of the jobs and career market.

Study a range of key contemporary issues related to the significance of innovation, the implications for organisational structure and processes, leadership, strategic management and change management. This module will build on and extend your understanding of strategic management issues.

Project & Risk Management

Develop a critical awareness and understanding of the complexity of managing cross-cultural issues, diversity and inclusion in the home and global business environment.

Understand the process of carrying out an audit and its application in the context of the professional regulatory framework.

Download 2020/21 Course Spec Download
Start to use double entry bookkeeping and to prepare financial statements. You will understand regulations and how to gather and organise data using a range of tools. Your six core modules will enable you to develop a fundamental knowledge of management accounting.
Overall workload
Clock icon
288 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
912 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year one is assessed predominantly by examination with some practical and coursework assessments.

 

Core Modules

Develop an understanding of key aspects of corporate finance and investigate the legal and governance framework within which businesses operate.

Business in Action

Develop the knowledge and skills underpinning financial and management accounting including accounting terminology, short and long term planning, and double-entry bookkeeping to produce Income Statement and Financial Position documents.

Build on the Introduction to Accounting module to develop an understanding of management accounting concepts and principles.

Understand business objectives and functions, the role of finance, accounting, and the accountancy profession in the context of governance, ethics, and the impact of the external environment.

Learn how to use techniques including double-entry bookkeeping and cash flow to produce company financial statements, and how to detect and correct errors in accounting information.

Examine more complex accounting problems including business ethics. Your five core modules and one option module will help you understand how an organisation’s financial resources can contribute to the attainment of its objectives.
Overall workload
Clock icon
276 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
924 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year two is assessed by a broadly even mix of examination and coursework with some practical assessments.

 

Core Modules

Further develop skills acquired in the Management Accounting module in processing and analysing information to use in management reporting.

Applied Management Practice

Understand the relationship between business ethics and decision-making.

Understand the structure of business finance and its application to the decision-making processes in organisations.

Learn how to produce and interpret the financial statements for a group of companies.

Option modules may include:

Develop your understanding of the nature and complexities of managerial decision making including the tensions between ethics and cost effectiveness. You will study the role of cognition, perception and motivation in decision making and the managerial negotiation skills needed in effective decision making.

Explore the increasingly important part played in the global economy by partnerships and collaborations between public, private and third sector bodies, and consider the managerial skills and competencies needed to manage and network with and across sectors and organisations.

Principles of Leadership

Understand the range of issues modern businesses need to address in order to survive in a global environment including strategy, structure, culture, leadership, change management and motivation theories.

Gain an insight into different types of journalism by learning how to spot a story, come up with a story idea, make contacts among the business community, and research and produce written news and features.

Improve your understanding of the finance sector by studying some of the key aspects of major areas of the sector including banking, insolvency, forensic accounting, money and the finance systems and insurance. Understand the legal, ethical and sustainable frameworks that surround the sector.

Gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills relating to the tax affairs of UK resident individuals.

This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total.

Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

Your four core modules will encourage you to to apply your accounting knowledge to a wider commercial context including areas such as marketing, HR and international trade. In addition, you will choose two option modules.
Overall workload
Clock icon
256 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
944 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions
Year three is assessed predominantly by coursework with some practical assessments.
Core Modules

Learn to select and apply appropriate financial techniques in the production of a realistic and practicable financial business plan.

Finance & Investment Management

Understand theoretical accounting issues and learn how to evaluate accounting regulation and guidance. Evaluate approaches to ethical issues and use a range of digital resources to explore accounting issues.

Practise applying the knowledge and skills you have developed in your degree in the context of a business simulation game.

Option modules may include:
Business Ethics Governance & Social Responsibility

Apply your learning to a real organisational issue of strategic level across any relevant business and management disciplines. You'll be encouraged to work independently and also manage a client consultant relationship.

Management & Leadership Development

Study the theory and application of reward management. You will explore and evaluate various solutions to reward issues within the broader contexts of HRM and corporate strategy.

Leadership Strategy & Change

International Business Finance

You will demonstrate a full range of skills, knowledge, and competencies developed over three years of study. This module provides an opportunity for you to choose and explore a field of study that has particularly engaged your interest.

Apply for a placement and undertake a period of paid employment to give you the opportunity to develop business contacts and gain understanding of the jobs and career market.

Study a range of key contemporary issues related to the significance of innovation, the implications for organisational structure and processes, leadership, strategic management and change management. This module will build on and extend your understanding of strategic management issues.

Project & Risk Management

Develop a critical awareness and understanding of the complexity of managing cross-cultural issues, diversity and inclusion in the home and global business environment.

Understand the process of carrying out an audit and its application in the context of the professional regulatory framework.

Dr Justine Simpson
Dr Justine Simpson
Course Director
Justine joined Leeds Beckett in 2004 and teaches across our undergraduate and postgraduate accounting courses. She has worked in industry and practice in a variety of accounting roles and her research interests lie in corporate social responsibility and corporate governance.
Our courses always put the student first, inspiring them to fully engage with practice-relevant modules taught through a combination of traditional and problem-based approaches. We help individuals get the most from their course to ensure they develop into work-ready professionals.
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Fees & funding

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The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2019/20 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Sandwich Year

You will normally spend a whole year in placement. For this year you will be given a full tuition fee waiver.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course specific

  • Access to the Hydra Suite, an on-campus system that will help you to develop effective leadership and group participant skills. We are the only business school in the world with this facility.
  • Access to the trading floor that features professional-level equipment including Datastream, a news and information system provided by mass media and information firm Thomson Reuters.

Other study-related expenses to consider: books (the Library stocks books from your module reading list but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself);  placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs);student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery; field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations); PC/laptop (provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library. However, you may prefer to have your own); mobile phone/tablet (to access University online services); academic conferences (travel costs); professional-body membership (where applicable); and graduation (gown hire and guest tickets).

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2019/20 is £12000. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.

Sandwich Year

You will normally spend a whole year in placement. For this year you will be charged a reduced fee of £3000.

Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most modules have a credit point value of 20. The tuition fee for students entering in in 201920 on this course is £1541.60 for each 20 credit point module. For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £77.08. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.

Sandwich Year

You will normally spend a whole year in placement. For this year you will be given a full tuition fee waiver.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course specific

  • Access to the Hydra Suite, an on-campus system that will help you to develop effective leadership and group participant skills. We are the only business school in the world with this facility.
  • Access to the trading floor that features professional-level equipment including Datastream, a news and information system provided by mass media and information firm Thomson Reuters.

Other study-related expenses to consider: books (the Library stocks books from your module reading list but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself);  placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs);student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery; field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations); PC/laptop (provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library. However, you may prefer to have your own); mobile phone/tablet (to access University online services); academic conferences (travel costs); professional-body membership (where applicable); and graduation (gown hire and guest tickets).

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most modules have a credit point value of 20. The tuition fee for students entering in in 201920 on this course is £2000 for each 20 credit point module. For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £100. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.

Sandwich Year

You will normally spend a whole year in placement. For this year you will be charged a reduced fee of £3000.
The tuition fees for the 2020/21 academic year are not yet confirmed.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course-specific

  • You will have access to the simulation suite, an on-campus system that will help you to develop effective leadership and group participant skills. We are the only business school in the world with this facility.
  • You will have access to the trading floor that features professional-level equipment including Datastream, a news and information system provided by mass media and information firm Thomson Reuters.

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (the library stocks books from your module reading list and can order books from other locations for you if a copy isn’t available but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you will need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

You may prefer to have your own mobile phone/tablet (to access university online services) but you can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: such as 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located on the ground floor of the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

The tuition fees for the 2020/21 academic year are not yet confirmed.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course-specific

  • You will have access to the simulation suite, an on-campus system that will help you to develop effective leadership and group participant skills. We are the only business school in the world with this facility.
  • You will have access to the trading floor that features professional-level equipment including Datastream, a news and information system provided by mass media and information firm Thomson Reuters.

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (the library stocks books from your module reading list and can order books from other locations for you if a copy isn’t available but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you will need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

You may prefer to have your own mobile phone/tablet (to access university online services) but you can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: such as 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located on the ground floor of the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

 

The tuition fees for the 2020/21 academic year are not yet confirmed.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course-specific

  • You will have access to the simulation suite, an on-campus system that will help you to develop effective leadership and group participant skills. We are the only business school in the world with this facility.
  • You will have access to the trading floor that features professional-level equipment including Datastream, a news and information system provided by mass media and information firm Thomson Reuters.

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (the library stocks books from your module reading list and can order books from other locations for you if a copy isn’t available but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you will need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

You may prefer to have your own mobile phone/tablet (to access university online services) but you can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: such as 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located on the ground floor of the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

The tuition fees for the 2020/21 academic year are not yet confirmed.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course-specific

  • You will have access to the simulation suite, an on-campus system that will help you to develop effective leadership and group participant skills. We are the only business school in the world with this facility.
  • You will have access to the trading floor that features professional-level equipment including Datastream, a news and information system provided by mass media and information firm Thomson Reuters.

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (the library stocks books from your module reading list and can order books from other locations for you if a copy isn’t available but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you will need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

You may prefer to have your own mobile phone/tablet (to access university online services) but you can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: such as 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located on the ground floor of the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

 

Facilities

  • Simulation suite
    Simulation suite

    You will use Critical Decision Immersive Simulations in this facility to develop effective leadership and group participant skills. The simulations replicate the complexities of real life scenarios that would challenge decision makers, aiming to improve your decision making, critical thinking and communication skills.

  • The Rose Bowl
    The Rose Bowl

    The Rose Bowl has impressive teaching spaces, auditoriums, conference facilities and an outstanding local reputation as a business hub. The Rose Bowl puts our students at the centre of a dynamic business community.

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Social Spaces
    Social Spaces

    Our social learning spaces typically include PCs, desk space and seating areas, enabling you to study and socialise in a relaxed atmosphere.

Location

City Campus

City Campus

It is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall building in the world. But we can. Our City Campus is home to such award-winning learning environments as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010. Other buildings include the Rose Bowl, home to our Business School, which was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property awards. Just over the road from the Rose Bowl is the Leslie Silver building which houses one of our impressive libraries across five floors. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.

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