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HNDBusiness and Accounting

University of South Wales United Kingdom, Cardiff / Pontypridd
Tuition fee £11,900.00 per year
Course code TR3W
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Overview

Accounting and financial professionals are in demand all over the world. By enhancing your qualifications in this area you’ll find yourself part of a skilled workforce with an exciting career ahead. The HND in Business and Accounting is suitable for anyone who wants to progress from a Level 3 qualification in an appropriate discipline. With input from industry, the content of the HND Business and Accounting course has been finely tailored to address the needs and expectations of employers – ensuring you graduate with the vital skills and knowledge sought-after by industry.

Graduates will be armed with business, accounting and finance skills and knowledge that will enable you to consider a career in this specialist field. The business element of the HND course means you will not only become proficient in the field of finance and/or accounting but you will have attained holistic knowledge of how an organisation functions. This double function affords you the opportunity to consider job vacancies in areas other than the field of finance and/or accounting if you wish.

Programme structure

Year One

Foundations in Marketing
This module will provide you with the knowledge of the underlying concepts and principles of marketing. You will develop the ability to evaluate and interpret these within the context of the marketing environment.

Academic and Professional Development
On this module you will adjust to the future demands of employment practicing the skills necessary for the world of work. The module will prepare you for academic study in order to maximize your learning opportunities that lead to higher grades.

Entrepreneurship and Business Startup
Gain a practical understanding of entrepreneurship, the business start-up process and identify key components of a successful business start-up process.

The Management of Financial Information
Develop an understanding of the financial and cost accounting systems, the principles and techniques employed in the recording and accumulation of financial and cost data, the conceptual basis on which accounting statements are compiled and the importance of financial control in a variety of business contexts.

You may choose two further modules in the first year from the following list:

Economics, Law and Regulations
Work and Organisational Behaviour
Understanding Financial Service Regulation
Introduction to Personal Taxation

Year Two

Live Research Project
This module augments previously developed skills with higher level skills associated with investigation, research and presentation through written (and oral) assessment elements. It enhances employability opportunities through the application of skills to real-time organisational problems.

Managing an Enterprise
This module aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills required in managing a small business enterprise. You will explore some classic management theories attributed to a small business enterprise, in addition to developing essential management skills.

Strategic Business Analysis
You will be introduced to the concept of strategy and its relevance to business planning, including vision, mission, goals and objectives. The importance of competitive positioning and the analysis of both the internal and external environment are developed in order to gain an understanding of how organisations add value. An important element of the analysis is the role of models and their strengths and limitations.

You may choose three further modules from the following list:

Debt, Investment and Risk
Financial Planning, Protection and Insurance
Pensions and Retirement Planning
The Wider Role of the Accountant
Business and Financial Analysis
Accounting for Managers

Career opportunities

You will develop an array of key transferrable skills sought after by employers. These include thinking, problem solving and working with others. On this course you will work closely with businesses and organisations, learn about how they operate and start building a network of contacts.

Graduates of the HND Business and Accounting will be armed with business, accounting and finance skills and knowledge that will enable you to consider a career in this specialist field. The business element of the HND course offers the benefit that you will not only become proficient in the field of finance and/or accounting but you will have attained holistic knowledge of how an organisation functions. This double function affords you the opportunity to consider job vacancies in areas other than the field of finance and/or accounting if necessary.

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

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