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Pearson College London (including Escape Studios)

Professional Accounting in Business

UCAS Code: N400

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

1-120

We have a dual entry process. Tariff-based entry If you have or are predicted 120 UCAS points from three A Levels, BTEC or other equivalent qualifications then you may be admitted on to the programme based on your UCAS Tariff and a successful interview. Assessment-based entry If you do not have the UCAS tariff points you need, or traditional entry qualifications, you can apply through our assessment-based entry route. You’ll be invited to a Professional Workshop, where you’ll take part in four tasks (including an interview) to help us assess your suitability for the course. Your performance at the Workshop will determine whether we can offer you a place on our programmes.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

This specialist degree is focused on accounting within the operations of companies. It will give you a practical grounding in accounting as well as a solid foundation of business knowledge. Our Professional Accounting in Business degree is strongly aligned to professional body qualifications, covering and providing exemptions for the first nine papers of the ACCA qualification, along with the opportunity to obtain exemptions from elements of both the CIMA and ICAEW ACA qualifications. Our degree has a strong focus on the application of technical skills learnt to real commercial contexts.

Modules

Our programme has also been awarded Credit for Prior Learning with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) for their ACA professional qualification. This means that you will be able to apply for exemptions for 7 of the 15 exams, effectively having completed all of the certificate level exams and one from the professional level as part of completing your degree.

First year (level 4)

Core business module - Principles of Business

Principles of Business is made up of two 30 credit modules which complement each other: Principles of Business 1 and Principles of Business 2. These modules have been designed to give learners a holistic introduction to business.

In Principles of Business 1, learners will be made aware of the many interconnected core areas of business (such as strategy, finance, organisational behaviour, people management, and marketing) that need to be considered in successfully running an organisation. The assessment for this module is by an assignment and an exam.

In Principles of Business 2, students will develop an integrated understanding of the operations of a business in the context of real organisations, to inspire them with a real interest in the discipline at the beginning of their degree study. This module proceeds in two parts. The first part consists of an experiential project, and in the second part, students will need to consider and reflect upon the key issues around strategy, leadership, governance and the ability to function as a team. The assessment for this module is by an assignment and a group presentation.

Accounting modules

The other 60 credits of your first year are made up of four 15 credit modules which are designed to give you a practical grounding in accounting:

Principles of Management, Reporting and Decision Making (15 credits)
Principles of Corporate Reporting (15 credits)
Introduction to Business Economics (15 credits)
Business Mathematics (15 credits)

Second year (level 5)
To give you the best experience, we aim to have more industry engagement than any other higher education institution with the opportunity to take part in industry projects and in your second year you’ll really start to focus on building connections and gaining experience. Facilitated by our talent development team, you’ll be guaranteed a finance related internship (subject to eligibility criteria).

Core modules

In your second year, the modules are focused on giving you the skill set to become an accountant. You will study technical accounting modules plus business modules to develop your professional skill set.

Fundamentals of Corporate Law (30 credits)
Corporate Reporting 2 (30 credits)
Taxation for Professional Accountants (15 credits)
Managing Organisational Performance (15 credits)
Financial Assurance and Risk Management (15 credits)
Business Ethics (15 credits)

You will also take part in simulated placements throughout the programme.This will give you the opportunity to apply what you have learnt by solving real world problems.

Third year (level 6)
In your final year you will further develop your technical skills and then bring everything you have learnt together to solve real business problems. You will undertake two consultancy projects, such as a redundancy or restructure, to apply your knowledge to real life scenarios.

Core modules

You will study three core modules and undertake a major project which will give you a prized workplace skill - the ability to research independently and present your findings.

This year focuses on a synoptic approach, to reflect the role of professional accountants in business, looking at real business issues from a variety of angles:

Technical Consultancy Projects (30 credits)
Advanced Financial Management (15 credits)
Strategic Consultancy 1 (30 credits)
Sustainability (15 credits)
Final Project (30 credits)

Assessment methods

Formative Assessment
Each module contains at least one piece of practice or ‘formative’ assessment for which you receive feedback. Formative assessments are developmental and do not count towards your overall module mark.

Summative Assessment
As you will be able to greatly personalise your degree by choosing elective modules to suit your needs, we cannot provide a precise break-down of your assessments. Typically for elective modules, your assessment will be designed to reflect the kind of activities you may be asked to do in the workplace, either individually or as part of a team. For example, report writing, data analysis, preparing strategies and presentations. You’ll also submit different types of coursework and sit written exams as part of the assessment for some modules.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

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Course location:

Pearson College London

Department:

Pearson Business School

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