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Business Accounting with Finance
Undergraduate course
BA (Hons)

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.

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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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

CLEARING
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

CLEARING ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Places available on this course through Clearing. Please call us on 0113 812 3113 to discuss your qualifications, skills and experience. We are interested in hearing from students who are passionate about the subject and we will assess your application on a range of factors including, but not limited to, your performance in examinations and assessments.

Additional Requirements

GCSEs:
GCSE English Language Grade C or above and GCSE Maths Grade B or above (Grade 4 and Grade 6 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills/Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSE Grade C English Language. Key Skills/Functional Skills Level 3 are accepted in place of GCSE Grade B Maths.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 96 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.
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.
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.

CLEARING ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Places available on this course through Clearing. Please call us on 0113 812 3113 to discuss your qualifications, skills and experience. We are interested in hearing from students who are passionate about the subject and we will assess your application on a range of factors including, but not limited to, your performance in examinations and assessments.

Additional Requirements

GCSEs:
GCSE English Language Grade C or above and GCSE Maths Grade B or above (Grade 4 and Grade 6 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills/Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSE Grade C English Language. Key Skills/Functional Skills Level 3 are accepted in place of GCSE Grade B Maths.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 96 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.
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.
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.

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
Examination This could include a timed examination, take-away paper, formal presentation or viva-voce examination or a set exercise, quiz or multiple choice test.
70%
Practical This is an invigilated assessment of your practical skills and competencies, such as delivering a coaching session, or a school experience if you are training to be a teacher.
10%
Coursework This could include essays, reports or other written assignments, a dissertation or project, or a portfolio of your work. Assessed work will normally be returned with feedback within four weeks of your submission. When you begin your course, you will be provided with a module handbook for your chosen modules which will provide specific guidelines on how and when you will receive that feedback.
20%
Core Modules

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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
Examination This could include a timed examination, take-away paper, formal presentation or viva-voce examination or a set exercise, quiz or multiple choice test.
45%
Practical This is an invigilated assessment of your practical skills and competencies, such as delivering a coaching session, or a school experience if you are training to be a teacher.
10%
Coursework This could include essays, reports or other written assignments, a dissertation or project, or a portfolio of your work. Assessed work will normally be returned with feedback within four weeks of your submission. When you begin your course, you will be provided with a module handbook for your chosen modules which will provide specific guidelines on how and when you will receive that feedback.
45%
Core Modules

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.

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.

Hone the skills and knowledge you will need to secure a role in the commercial world, whether an undergraduate placement or a graduate role.

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.

Develop an appreciation of the role of management in the process of organisational change and explore what drives that change. Build a broad contextual understanding of change management through studying a range of perspectives.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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
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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.
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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
Examination This could include a timed examination, take-away paper, formal presentation or viva-voce examination or a set exercise, quiz or multiple choice test.
32%
Coursework This could include essays, reports or other written assignments, a dissertation or project, or a portfolio of your work. Assessed work will normally be returned with feedback within four weeks of your submission. When you begin your course, you will be provided with a module handbook for your chosen modules which will provide specific guidelines on how and when you will receive that feedback.
68%
Core Modules

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.

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

Strategic Planning & Control

Finance & Investment Management

Option modules may include:
Leadership Strategy & Change

International Business Finance

Business Ethics Governance & Social Responsibility

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.

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.

Consultancy Project

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.

Management & Leadership Development

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

Project & Risk Management

Dr Justine Simpson
Dr Justine Simpson
Head of Subject
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

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2018/19 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.

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 2018/19 is £12000. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

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.

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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