BSc Accounting and Finance

BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance – Buckinghamshire New University

Course Overview

Mont Rose College of the Management & Sciences offers BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance in partnership with Buckinghamshire New University.

Awarding Body Buckinghamshire New University
Level of Course Level 6 Bachelor’s degree with honours
Number of Credit Hours Upon successful completion of the course, the student will have completed at least 360 credits
Mode and Length of Study 3 years Full-time
Attendance A full-time student is required to attend 21 hours per week in term time
Workload A full time student will study 120 credits in an academic year, which is therefore equated to 1200 notional hours
Exemption No exemption is allowed for this programme

Intended Learning outcomes

A. Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of the programme a graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate and apply understanding and knowledge of accounting systems and processes with a critical interpretation of the main issues and themes that affect the policy and practice of accounting
  • Explore and evaluate a range of contemporary business and management issues in relation to Accounting and Finance
  • Analyse empirical evidence concerning financial management, risk, and the operation of global capital markets

B. Intellectual/Cognitive Skills

On successful completion of the programme a graduate will be able to:

  • Create, evaluate and assess options to enable effective problem solving and decision-making
  • Locate, extract and analyse data from multiple sources, including the acknowledgment and referencing of sources

C. Practical Skills

On successful completion of the programme a graduate will be able to:

  • Actively engage in financial reporting, financial statement analysis and interpretation, tax planning, investment, financing, and dividend policy decision-making

D. Key/Transferable Skills

On successful completion of the programme a graduate will be able to:

  • Develop appropriate research skills using qualitative and quantitative and ICT techniques and skills
  • Display a range of personal and interpersonal skills, such as continuous learning, time management, teamwork, and effective communication. These skills are beneficial for a professional career as well as further studies

Course Contents

Programme Structure

Level – 4:

  • BM 412 – Accounting Systems and Business Organisations
  • MG 405 – People and Organisation
  • BM 413 – Business Environment
  • MG 408 – Graduate Challenge
  • BM 415 – Management Accounting
  • MG 410 – Career Viewpoint

Level – 5:

  • BM 517 –Advanced Management Accounting
  • BM 518 – Enterprise Projects
  • BM 519 – International Auditing

Students will undertake one of the following 15 credit modules in semester one:

  • BM 521 – Small Business
  • BM 522 – Project Management
  • BM 523 – Contemporary Issues in Accounting and Finance

Students will undertake one of the following 15 credit modules in semester two:

  • BM 525 – Business Analytics
  • BM 526 – Economic Analysis
  • MG 520 – Future of Work

Level – 6:

  • BM 617 – International Finance
  • BM 618 – UK Taxation
  • BM 619 – Financial Reporting & Management
  • BM 622 – Strategic Decision Making
  • BM 625 – Business Information Systems

Teaching & Learning

Learning, Teaching and Assessment Methods

The objective of the course is to develop knowledge, skills and analytical ability of students to enable them to enter a successful career in business organisations. The general approach to the learning process involves:

  • Lectures
  • Tutor and student-led learning
  • Workshops
  • Self-study and directed research and investigation

The assessment strategy is designed to ensure the learning outcomes are achieved and that there is progressive development of knowledge and skill.

The assessment tasks include:

  • Individual assignments
  • Group Work
  • Examinations
  • Reflective Portfolios
  • Project Work

Formative assessment enables early feedback to be given on progress and to help students improve performance.

Assessment at all levels is by coursework, practical tasks and examinations, with some modules being assessed by 100% coursework.

Subject Benchmark Statement:

General Business and Management (2007), Finance (2007), Accounting (2007)

Entry Requirements

Students will be expected to have passed in at least 5 GCSE/GCE subjects, of which two must be Advanced Level, or equivalent (BTEC National, GNVQ Level 3 at Merit, International Baccalaureate, Abitur, etc.), GCSE passes in Mathematics and English Language, or equivalent, at grade C or above. All applicants will be expected to have a UCAS Tariff score of 200-240. International students will be expected to have an IELTS score of 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 scores in all areas.

Mature students without formal qualifications, but with appropriate experience, may be admitted to the course under University and Faculty APL and APEL procedure and policy. This is in-line with the university’s admission statement regarding mature students.

For students progressing by an entry with advanced standing to Level 6 an overall Merit profile in an HND, a Foundation Degree, or a recognised overseas equivalent is required. In other cases, applications for advanced entry with specific credits towards the degree will be dealt with under CATS/APEL regulations and procedures.

Start Date

New intake each: January / April/ September

Total Course Duration

3 years

Progression Route on Completion

On completion of the programme, students will be able to progress to a range of opportunities and careers in the Accounting & Finance profession. Having achieved maximum exemption from Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) papers, graduates can progress their professional qualifications through the ACCA or through other equally prestigious accountancy professional bodies, such as the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Chartered Institute of Managerial Accountants (CIMA).

Recent graduates from this course have gone on to get jobs such as Accounting Assistant, Personal Banker, Financial Analyst, Payroll Assistant and Graduate/Trainee Accountant.

The academic strength and rigour of the BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance programme mean that students are sufficiently prepared to consider entering the field of academic research.

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee is £9,250 per annum. Students on this course may be fully funded by the Student Loan Company. This facility is only available to UK and European Union students. For more information, please contact the admissions team at admissions@mrcollege.ac.uk or T: +44 20 8556 5009

How to Apply

Please apply through UCAS and for assistance, contact via email, our Admissions Department, admissions@mrcollege.ac.uk or, by post to Mont Rose House, 412-416 Eastern Avenue, Gants Hill, IG2 6NQ.

Study Location: Mont Rose House, 412-416 Eastern Avenue, Gants Hill, IG2 6NQ

Study Mode

Full time


Level of Course

Level 6


Learners

360 Credits


Attendance

21 Hours per week


Time Table

Day and Evening


Duration

3 Years


Progression Routes

Sales Manager, Business Consultant

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