Undergraduate study
Business Finance and Accounting (Top-up)

BA (Hons) Business Finance and Accounting (Top-up)

UCAS code: N400 BA/BFA

Although an HND or foundation degree are excellent qualifications to have, you might decide that adding a financial aspect to the qualification is worth another year of study. If you have an HND or foundation degree (or equivalent) in an accounting or finance-related subject, or if you wish to enhance the financial aspects you have covered in a business foundation degree or HND, this course will allow you to convert your qualification into a finance and accounting-related honours degree.

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Full-time

  • Length: 1 year; Top-up Award

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Part-time

  • Not available part-time

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This honours degree combines general management expertise with invaluable knowledge of accounting and finance. The course is aimed specifically at developing financial management skills within a wider business context. Having an excellent understanding of both finance and accounting will give you an advantage in any profession today but particularly in the growing financial services sector.This course runs from September and January.

Course structure

Core modules

Advanced Financial Accounting

This module illustrates methods for recording and reporting complex financial transactions, and develops your knowledge and understanding through analysing and interpreting financial information in the form of accounting statements.

It covers the use of techniques to analyse financial risk and performance. The development of accounting standards and external reporting is also discussed.

Ethics, Governance and Accountability

This module examines the role of ethics and good governance in the context of business management. You learn to appraise corporate governance mechanisms, and you consider management risk in the context of the business.

International Finance

This module examines an economy's financial sector, introducing you to the principal concepts and techniques used in analysing financial markets and financial management. It covers four main areas: financial markets and institutions' operation and development; financial management and aspects of corporate finance; policy towards financial markets, including regulation, the role of central banks and the operation of monetary and exchange rate policy; and the derivatives markets and managing risks.

Undergraduate Business Project

Leading on from the research methods module, the business research project is intended to develop your capacity to undertake a very individual and independent piece of research, albeit with arms length support from a supervisor.

This is an opportunity for you to demonstrate a systematic approach to research, analysis and evaluation within a structured project framework, including project outcome evaluation and reflection on your personal development.

Undergraduate Business Research Methods

This module seeks to develop skills in research methods applicable to business and related areas. It is concerned with those disciplines associated with qualitative and quantitative research methods, and will prepare you for the Undergraduate Business Project module.

 

Modules offered may vary.

How you learn

Modules are taught via lectures, seminars, practical workshops and group work. Teaching staff adopt a range of web-based technologies to deliver module and programme content, assess, provide feedback and communicate with students. Our teaching staff include professionally qualified accountants who have both academic and industry experience. They also teach on professional body accredited programmes which means they are in tune with current standards and future developments.

How you are assessed

The programme is assessed via a variety of methods including assignments and examinations.


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Career opportunities

Graduates from this programme are well placed to find employment in a wider range of business, management, financial and administrative jobs both in the UK and overseas than those with a purely business-related degree.

We provide an environment that allows you to build on and further develop the extra practical employability characteristics that make you more attractive to employers in the job market once you graduate.

Our staff utilise their extensive business connections to provide many and varied opportunities to engage with potential employers through fairs, guest lecture sessions, live projects and site visits. In addition we offer a series of workshops and events that ensure all students are equipped with both degree level subject knowledge PLUS the practical skills that employers are looking for in new graduate recruits.

Our award winning careers service works with regional and national employers to advertise graduate positions, in addition to providing post-graduation support for all Teesside University alumni.

Entry requirements

You need a foundation degree or higher national diploma (or equivalent) in a business or finance-related subject. When applying through UCAS, make sure that you indicate your point of entry as Year 3.

For additional information please see the entry requirements in our admissions section

International applicants can find out what qualifications they need by visiting Your Country


You can gain considerable knowledge from work, volunteering and life. Under recognition of prior learning (RPL) you may be awarded credit for this which can be credited towards the course you want to study.
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Course information

Full-time

  • Length: 1 year; Top-up Award

More full-time details

Part-time

  • Not available part-time

Contact details

Further information