Business Accounting (Top-up) BA(Hons) 2017-18This course also available for 2018-19 entry
About the course
The Business Accounting Top-up course allows students to enhance their strengths and interests in corporate reporting, international business and other areas of accounting and business, including investment portfolio management through the study of core modules. We have focused our course on the relationship between the theory and practice of accountancy and business helping to give you an in-depth understanding of contemporary issues in accounting and business.
Investment and Portfolio Management
You will have an opportunity to study investment analysis and portfolio management, using an innovative experiential learning environment – “The Portfolio Game”. This providing you with the opportunity for personal development whilst developing a critical appreciation of the features of managing a successful investment portfolio.
Management Science Applications
This module covers the quantitative aspects of managerial decision making that are of particular value to accountants. You’ll be introduced to methods for problem structuring, model building and problem solving. Widely used quantitative techniques are practised, to assess the robustness, validity, applicability and limitation of solutions using up-to-date computer software.
The module aims to ensure that you’ll develop a good working knowledge of income tax, corporation tax and capital gains tax, including relevant computations and provision of basic advice. In addition, the module introduces you to value added tax and aims to help you develop a broad understanding of the role of taxation in the UK economy.
Monetary and Financial Framework
This module helps you to develop an advanced understanding of central banking, financial markets and regulatory practice. Theory, policy and practice are explored to keep apace with fast moving and ever changing business environments.
This module considers the fundamental issue of competitiveness and helps you to consider a strategic perspective on globalisation. You'll explore the benefits of location (such as costs, consumer preferences and technology) and the internationalisation of business through the impact of multinationals and global supply chains. In term 2 you'll focus on international business functions such as marketing and human resources.
Accounting for Managers (Honours)
This module will give you a business perspective of financial and management accounting which will be invaluable in your working life, whatever career you decide to enter into. The module will progress from the understanding of published financial statements through to interpretation and critical analysis of these. The provision of internal information to aid management will also be covered, together with some of the key techniques that are used for costing, pricing and appraising business and investment decisions.
We will always try to deliver your course as described on this web page. However, sometimes we may have to make changes as set out below.
We review all optional modules each year and change them to reflect the expertise of our staff, current trends in research and as a result of student feedback. We will always ensure that you have a range of options to choose from and we will let students know in good time the options available for them to choose for the following year.
We will only change core modules for a course if it is necessary for us to do so, for example to maintain course accreditation. We will let you know about any such changes as soon as possible, usually before you begin the relevant academic year.
Sometimes we have to make changes to other aspects of a course or how it is delivered. We only make these changes if they are for reasons outside of our control, or where they are for our students’ benefit. Again, we will let you know about any such changes as soon as possible, usually before the relevant academic year. Our regulations set out our procedure which we will follow when we need to make any such changes.
When you enrol as a student of the University, your study and time with us will be governed by a framework of regulations, policies and procedures, which form the basis of your agreement with us. These include regulations regarding the assessment of your course, academic integrity, your conduct (including attendance) and disciplinary procedure, fees and finance and compliance with visa requirements (where relevant). It is important that you familiarise yourself with these as you will be asked to agree to abide by them when you join us as a student. You will find a guide to the key terms here, where you will also find links to the full text of each of the regulations, policies and procedures referred to.
The Higher Education Funding Council for England is the principal regulator for the University.
80% of graduates from courses in this subject area go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating. *
The University's Business School has an excellent record in business education and our courses offer you a wide variety of career opportunities. You'll be attractive to employers as you'll understand how organisations operate and how they are financed, whether you wish to work in the private, public or voluntary sectors.
Previous graduates from the Department of Accountancy and Finance have gone on to roles such as Accounts Assistant, Graduate schemes and Management Accountant in organisations including Pentagon Vauxhall, HSBC Commercial Banking, Teale Services AT Ltd and BJA Refrigeration.**
*Whilst this is a top up course and therefore no graduate statistics for this specific course, 80% of graduates from courses in this subject area go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey).
Teaching and assessment
A variety of teaching and learning strategies will be used including lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, directed study and project work. Assessment will vary depending on the module focus and outcomes and may include examinations, group or individual presentations, essays or reports, and time constrained assignments.
If you are concerned about adapting to study at university level, then our Learning Development Group, (LDG) based in the Business School building offers a dedicated service helping our students to improve their academic skills in areas such as presentations skills, time-management, academic reading, referencing or academic writing, research for essay preparation and how to prepare effectively for examinations.
Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.
Feedback (usually written) is normally provided on all coursework submissions within three term time weeks unless the submission was made towards the end of the session in which case feedback would be available on request after the formal publication of results. Feedback on exam performance/final coursework is available on request after the publication of results.
Huddersfield is the only University where 100% of the teaching staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.*
*permanent staff, after probation: some recently appointed colleagues will only obtain recognition in the months after their arrival in Huddersfield, once they have started teaching.
The Business School was opened in 2010 at a cost of £17m and is the most eco-friendly building on campus. It's a state-of-the art facility and provides you with a modern, professional environment in which to learn and develop. Located right next to the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, it's in a leafy and picturesque location at the heart of the campus.
Excellent teaching rooms along with fully-equipped computer labs provide access to technology and learning resources. In addition, 'The Street' cafe offers space for socialising, networking and relaxing.
How much will it cost me?
The full-time undergraduate tuition fee for 17/18 entry is £9250.
Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and Finance. Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years of study may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X).
If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available.
Please email the Student Finance or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.
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Progression to a postgraduate course is dependent on successful completion of your undergraduate studies, there may also be minimum qualification requirements such as a first class or higher second (2.1) degree. Please check the course details to confirm this.
How to apply
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Research plays an important role in informing all our teaching and learning activities. Through research our staff remain up-to-date with the latest developments in their field, which means you develop knowledge and skills that are current and highly relevant to industry. For more information, see the Research section of our website