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Bournemouth University

Accounting and Business

UCAS Code: NN41
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

84%

Subjects
  • Business studies
  • Accounting
Student score
77% MED
75% LOW
% employed or in further study
98% HIGH
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£24k HIGH
£25k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

120 tariff points, with 80 from two A-Levels or equivalent, with remaining 40 points from other A levels or equivalent qualifications.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

This course requires Distinction, Merit in addition to one A-Level to achieve the overall tariff.

UCAS tariff points
120

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

84%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Accounting, finance and economics are right at the centre of the business decision-making process and are about so much more than spreadsheets and calculators. It is a fast-paced, dynamic industry that requires adaptable, flexible, intelligent graduates. Our courses are developed with the knowledge that todayâ??s accountants, finance specialists and economists need an understanding of skills including company and employment law, strategic management and enterprise. The accounting and business management professions are increasingly involved in multidisciplinary practices. Todayâ??s accountants need an understanding of business management skills such as marketing, human resource management, strategic management, entrepreneurship and creativity, while business managers must operate in accounting and financial environments to remain commercially viable.

Modules

Year 1: Core units: Economics for accounting and finance; introduction to accounting; professional studies and quantitative techniques; law for accounting and finance; business management; basic statistical techniques. Year 2: Core units: Management accounting; business tax planning; financial reporting; corporate financial management; global sustainability and cross-cultural challenge. Optional units: Choose 1 from: Professional studies 2; business simulation; advanced academic English. Year 3: 40-week optional placement. Year 4: Advanced accounting theory and practice; perspectives on business strategy; advanced management accounting; company study. Optional units: Risk modelling and management; entrepreneurship and business ventures; law of business tax; taxation: economics and policy; environmental reports; international taxation; indirect tax; law of personal tax 2; investment management; research study.

Bournemouth University

The University by night

Bournemouth University offers a diverse range of courses from advertising to midwifery, and has a variety of award-winning facilities. The Students' Union at BU runs campaigns throughout the year and provides outstanding advice and exciting events, club nights, volunteering and fundraising opportunities. Our Media School is the only Centre for Excellence in Media Practice in the UK.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
20%
80%

Year 1

18%
82%

Year 2

16%
84%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
60%
40%

Year 1

62%
38%

Year 2

52%
48%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 81%
Student score 77% MED
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

76%

Library resources are satisfactory

87%

Feedback on work has been helpful

61%

Feedback on work has been prompt

62%

Staff are good at explaining things

86%

Received sufficient advice and support

79%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
14% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
39% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
13% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
317 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
73% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £24k HIGH
Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

26%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

12%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Over 13,500 degrees in business studies were awarded in 2012, and for a long time this was the most popular degree subject of all - one in 23 grads study a business studies degree. Numbers are still growing, but it dropped down to number three in the table this year. Because so many graduates get business studies degrees, you can find them everywhere in the economy, and very few jobs are completely out of reach for a good business studies graduate. They are most likely to go into jobs in finance, management or marketing, so the stats have been hit slightly because the finance industry hasn’t been in the best of health in the economic downturn. But thousands of graduates from this subject go into professional jobs every year, and average starting salaries are very slightly above the average for all subjects. Graduates with good degree grades in business studies are much more likely to get good jobs, so don’t be complacent, and keep a close eye on your grades.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 81%
Student score 75% LOW
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

81%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

46%

Feedback on work has been prompt

54%

Staff are good at explaining things

88%

Received sufficient advice and support

66%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
10% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
31% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
283 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
74% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 95% MED
Average graduate salary £25k HIGH
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

34%

Graduates who are administrative occupations: finance

19%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
You don't have to be an accountant if you take this degree, but a lot of graduates take a look at the rewards on offer for accountancy trainees and go into the job. Many others go into other parts of the finance industry, and some go into management or marketing. The recent setbacks in the finance industry have meant the employment figures are not as good as usual and if the industry recovers, we'd expect to see that data improve. London is very popular for accountancy graduates going into their first job, but it's also quite common to work in Scotland, with Glasgow a hotbed of Scottish accountancy recruitment in 2012. If you want to find a job in finance as an accountancy graduate, recruitment agencies were particularly important last year, so try to get in touch with one as soon as you can to improve your chances.
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