This ACCA-accredited course will prepare you thoroughly for the accounting profession and offers significant exemptions from ACCA exams.
By the time you complete this course you’ll have developed a strong technical understanding of accountancy and finance, with the practical skills you need to excel in your business career.
ACCA has accredited the course and you can expect substantial exemptions from their professional exams when you graduate.
Alongside technical training the course will introduce you to the key concepts surrounding IT and business applications, as well as advanced techniques for analysing and communicating financial data.
You can personalise your course with a menu of options, allowing you to concentrate on particular specialisms or prepare for specific professional or industry requirements.
The course has a strong academic basis. You’ll explore contemporary accounting theory, learn about business and examine, in-depth, how global capital markets operate, how they are managed and how they deal with risk.
At the same time you’ll be developing the skills employers want, including financial statement preparation, analysis and forecasting, systems accounting, research, project management and financial reporting for various audiences.
You’ll be based in our internationally renowned Lord Ashcroft International Business School, which has experts and courses spanning accounting, finance, economics, management, marketing and entrepreneurship.
Through its research and consultancy programmes the School works closely with industry partners ranging from local start-up businesses to top multinationals, creating exciting opportunities for our students to get involved.
These partners regularly supply guest speakers and support our employability programme with work experience opportunities and career-related events.
Accountancy training is a great foundation for many careers aside from the profession, including general or project management, financial services or starting and growing your own business.
ACCA grants significant exemptions from the professional exams to graduates of this course, so you’ll be getting your career off to a flying start.
Additionally, the Business School works very closely with industry to develop placements, internships and future career opportunities for its students.
Or, when you graduate, you might choose to pursue further study, such as our MSc Accounting or MSc Finance.
We’ll assess your progress through exams, coursework, essays and your performance in practical assignments.
The coursework element includes problem-solving activities, consultancy projects, presentations, group work and reports.
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.
You can pay your fees in the following ways.
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.
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
We also offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
From September 2018, EU students starting an undergraduate degree with us can access an £800 bursary.
Meanwhile, our £400 Books Plus scheme helps with the costs of study. There's no need to apply for this: if you're eligible you can simply collect a Books Plus card when you start your course.
96-112 UCAS tariff points. Required subject(s): 2 A levels in related subjects. GCSEs required; 3 GCSEs at grade C or above in English, Mathematics and Science.
Important additional notes
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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.
Full-time, sandwich-thick undergraduate (3 years, 4 years with placement)
January 2019, September 2018
Full-time undergraduate (3 years)
September 2018, January 2019
Full-time undergraduate (4 years)
September 2018, January 2019
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