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Business, Accounting, Marketing & Enterprise

Accounting Essentials for Business Success*


Course overview

This course provides you with an understanding of both financial and management accounting. You learn to appreciate the impact and decisions on cost base and the profitability of a business.

Summer University will run throughout June and July 2020. You can register your details here if you would like to receive a course brochure when applications open in early-mid April 2020.If you have any questions then you can reach us at

Where you study

Middlesbrough campus

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* Subject to University approval


Course details

What you study

Indicative content
Business as a transformation system – use of money to record activity
Profit and loss accounts
Balance sheets – relation to personal finance and company issues
Cash flow
Debtor and creditor management
Types of costs – fixed and variable – importance for decision making
Control loop – importance and preparation of Budgets, variance reports, decision making
Personal application - Preparation and review of personal reflection and action plan

How you are assessed

Formative feedback will be given through class-based case studies, discussion groups and other practical activities.

Summative assessment consists of a 1500 word assignment (100%) requiring students to produce a practical project that could be implemented to increase revenues, reduce costs, reduce waste or generate real business improvement. This will include a 300 word piece of self reflection on the learning gained from undertaking the module.


Entry requirements

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements needed



2020 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00
  • Enrolment date: To be announced early-mid April 2020