Do you have an ABE Advanced Diploma in Finance, an HND, or a Foundation degree? Want to top-up to a full BSc (Hons)? Our course takes you straight into Year 3. It will help you decide whether professional accountancy is for you and improve your employability in an international market.
Top-up your existing qualification to a full BSc (Hons) degree in just two semesters. You’ll get the confidence and knowledge you need to step into a career at managerial level in business, accounting, finance or related areas.
Taught by academics with a wealth of industry experience, you'll develop both subject-specific and technical skills. You’ll also gain a variety of useful transferable skills such as communication, knowledge of global business, entrepreneurship, problem solving and numerical analysis. Regular guest speakers from industry, commerce and accounting firms will give you an invaluable insight into the world of business. We also host employer visits and business events to enhance your knowledge of the job market and give you opportunities to network with employers, and explore possible careers.
Our strong links with professional bodies mean you can be sure everything you learn will be highly relevant to today's commercial arena.
This course provides you with the foundations you need to become a practising accountant. It's also a great stepping stone to a wider range of careers in industry, business and the public sector.
Alternatively, you could opt to continue your studies. Our postgraduate courses will enhance your employability or boost your specialism further. Choices include our MSc Accounting, MSc Finance or MSc Management courses.
We've established links with CIMA, CPA Australia, ICAEW, Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Institute, Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI), and Chartered Institute of Bankers (CIB).
Through our Business School Intern programme, around 35 students each year get a business mentor, work experience, exclusive training and development, and a reference from our Dean.
We'll assess your work in a variety of ways, including exams, coursework, essays and activity-based assignments. So expect, for example, problem-solving activities, consultancy projects, presentations, computer-based exams, a trading simulation portfolio and group or individual reports. You'll also be able to access support materials through our virtual learning environment (VLE).
The Lord Ashcroft International Business School is one of the largest business schools in the East of England, with nearly 100 full-time teaching staff and approximately 6,000 students from more than 100 countries.
Our striking and award-winning business school building in Chelmsford, as well as new buildings in Cambridge, offer the most advanced learning technologies. We’re well-recognised for our centres of excellence by students, employers and professional bodies alike.
What makes us stand out is that our courses don't just give you sound academic knowledge – they’re at the cutting edge of current business practice and highly relevant to employers. This is owing to the close links we have with the business community and the partnerships we've developed with a wide variety of businesses and public service organisations.
We're interested in people who are confident, ambitious and ready to take the challenge of making a difference in the world of business. If that's you, we'd love to hear from you.
Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.
If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.
You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter for undergraduate courses. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
We offer most new undergraduate students funding to support their studies and university life. There’s also finance available for specific groups of students.
Grants and scholarships are available for:
We've a number of scholarships, as well as some fee discounts for early payment.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.
Entry requirements are for September 2016. Entry requirements for other intakes may differ.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for undergraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.
Full-time undergraduate (3 years, 4 years with placement)
January 2017, September 2016
Full-time undergraduate (3 years)
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