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BAAccounting and Economics

Tuition fee £9,250.00 per year
Course code NL41
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Overview

This is a flexible programme of study for students who require a greater choice and specialisation within their course. It enables you to study subject areas not offered by our single honours degrees and affords you the possibility of creating a programme to meet your individual needs.
Accounting
Studying accounting will provide you with a sound basis for progression to careers in accounting or with an accounting bias, as well as for careers in general management. It will also afford a good preparation for professional accounting qualifications. A Major in accounting will provide you with subject exemptions from the examinations of two of the UK professional bodies, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
Economics
Studying economics enables you to gain a sound knowledge of economic principles and to appreciate fully the way in which this knowledge can be applied in ‘real world’ situations. The field of study emphasises the role of economics in the formation of policy by individuals, companies and governments as well as offering an appreciation of the role played by business in a modern economy.
Through the study of economics, you will be able to gain insights into decision making and problem solving in a business context. You will have the ability to participate in economic debate and will gain a thorough grounding in the ways in which economic policy can help in the understanding formulation and execution of public policy.

Programme structure

Year 1 Core: global perspectives of business; principles of accounting and finance; quantitative methods for accounting and finance; the accounting and finance professional; introduction to macroeconomics; quantitive methods for economists; the professional economist.
Year 2 Core: analysing financial information; cost and performance management; enhancing employability in accounting and finance; enterprise; financial accounting and reporting; management; accounting for business decisions; economics; business economics; consumers firms and markets; econometrics; economic growth, aggregate price and income; enhancing employability in economics; international trade and the open economy.
Year 3 Core: advanced corporate reporting; contemporary issues in accounting and finance; corporate governance; financial management in the public sector; i.s. and knowledge management; industry practice; management decision making; performance strategy; practice of auditing; strategic cost management; strategic management accounting; economics; anatomy of financial crises; contemporary issues in economics; economics of business organisation; internation production and governance; issues in the global economy; modern econometrics; money, banking and finance.

Career opportunities

Careers
In our most recent destination survey, graduates have found employment roles such as Finance Analyst, Trainee Accountant, Payment Plan Administrator, Estate Accountant and Accounts Officer.
These are with organisations of all sizes but includes major businesses such as:
PWC, Hewlett Packard. Costco, Hertfordshire County Council, NHS, Price Bailey LLP, Mothercare, Cathedral Capital, Balfour Beatty Rail, Tui Travel PLC.

Work Placement
As with all our courses students have the opportunity to complete a sandwich placement, which will usually last for one year. During this time you will be employed by the company and will subsequently be paid; for students on is approximately £16,000.
In previous years students have completed placements at organisations of all shapes and sizes, but major brands inlcude:
Vauxhall, NHS, Disney, Computacentre, GE, Intel.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2017
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2017 23:59 (GMT)

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.