Throughout your studies you will build your knowledge and understanding of the conceptual and practical aspects of accounting, providing a foundation for further study or professional development depending on your chosen career path.
In your first year, you will study 6 compulsory modules which are designed to give a solid grounding in the subject area of accounting and prepare you for a more detailed exploration of the subject in your second year.
In the second and final year, you will be required to devote more time to ethics, governance and controversial accounting principles. You will study accounting rules and apply accounting skills. There is more emphasis on discussion, critical evaluation, reflection and anticipation of likely future developments in accounting.
Overall the degree prepares you for employment, not just through the knowledge and understanding of business you gain, but through your personal development and the development of traits and skills that employers seek. Being able to work well as a team to create a presentation, meet deadlines, be able to manage your workload effectively, to communicate clearly, to be analytical and to communicate justified arguments are all key skills required in employment. You will develop all of these on your degree as a result of both the way you are taught and engage in learning, as well as the way in which you are assessed.
You will be actively involved in a range of learning, teaching and assessment approaches as part of BSc (Hons) Business Accounting. Such active approaches aim to put you in the centre of your learning so you are involved and engaged in all aspects of your assessment and learning. Your programme will require your active participation in learning activities and engagement with your fellow students both individually and collaboratively, working and learning with other students. Learning activities may also occur both within and outside the classroom.
All learning and teaching takes place in seminar sized groups and within these sessions you will be presented with a wide variety of learning opportunities including: formal lectures, seminars, guest speakers, online videos – prequels and sequels, fortnightly round-ups. Fortnightly Round-Ups are one hour online live chat sessions with your module tutor on MyLearning. These are open to all students on the module.
You will have 12 hours per week of contact time throughout your programme and will be expected to engage in 28 hours per week of self-study time. If you choose to study the daytime course, the course will be delivered across 2 days each week. If you choose to study the evening and weekend option, tuition will be on 2 evenings and a Saturday each week.
Your learning will also be supported by technology. Increasingly your tutors will be using existing and emerging learning technologies to engage you in e-learning activities. Your programme will be facilitated using a variety of media and online tools (MyLearning on UniHub, podcasts, wikis etc) which will allow you flexible access to a diverse range of online resources, quizzes and learning materials as well as collaborative tools with which you can engage and learn with your peers.
Sage accounting software will be used in your Accounting Information Systems module where you will have the opportunity for external certification.