Accounting and Financial Management (Top-Up) BA (Hons)

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Integrate the key areas of accounting and financial management within a business context. Enhance your expertise in decision-making about financial resources. Develop fresh approaches to solving problems at work and integrate knowledge from a variety of topics.

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Overview

BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management (Top-Up) is designed for people who want to gain a full undergraduate degree. The course takes a minimum of nine months and a maximum of three years. You can study full-time or, if you prefer, part-time to fit around existing commitments. You will also qualify for our MAPS (Making Achievement Possible at Sunderland) programmes. These integrate support for study skills and future employability and are provided by our team of full-time Student Academic Advisors.

Upcoming start dates
20 January 2020
12 October 2020

Why us?

  • 93.4% of our graduates are in employment, further study or training within six months of graduating, according to DLHE 2016/17 (based on full-time, first degree, home leavers)
  • The key accounting and finance themes are complemented by related management modules to develop the business context of the specialism
  • A strong mix of academic and practical content to enhance critical thinking in a real world environment

Course structure

A typical week for you will include a mix of lectures, seminars and ‘surgeries’. You’ll spend significant amounts of time in independent preparation and assignments.

Your progress will be assessed by written exams, case studies, assignments, and reports.

Final year (national level 6):

  • Financial Management (20 credits)
  • Strategic Management Accounting (20 credits)
  • Financial Markets (20 credits)
  • International Financial Reporting (20 credits)
  • Managing Projects (20 credits)
    Contemporary Developments in Business and Management (20 credits)

 

Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.

  • You can access free Wi-Fi throughout the University campus, so you can work from anywhere. If you don't want to carry a laptop around, just use one of the University’s PCs or Apple Macs. We have hundreds of computers for you to use in the Murray Library, St Peter's Library, and the David Goldman Informatics Centre. If you ever have any technical problems, just ask the friendly helpdesk team.

    IT provision
  • The St Peter’s Library contains over 31,000 books related to business, economics, management, human resources, marketing, strategy and tourism.

    Added to this, you’ll benefit from a wide range of journals and periodicals in the St Peter’s Library, many of them in an online format. To help you make the most of the wealth of resources, there’s a full-time librarian who is dedicated to the Business and Tourism sections.

    Further resources are available at the main Murray Library, which has a total of over 430,000 books with many more available through the inter-library loan service.

    Library Services - business and tourism
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Facilities

You’ll be based at the Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s on the banks of the River Wear. The St Peter’s Library contains over 31,000 books related to business, economics, management, human resources, marketing, strategy and tourism.

Entry requirements


  • Your qualification will need to be assessed by the course tutor to ensure the programme content meets the required learning outcomes for accreditation of prior learning from HND, Diploma, Foundation Degree or other NQF Level 5 qualification in a related subject



We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language, or an equivalent qualification, for example; a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number. If you have studied for a new GCSE for which you will be awarded a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.

If English is not your first language we will require an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with an overall score of 6.0 and at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) can also be considered if the applicant's element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS.

Fees and finance

2019/20 entry:

The annual fee for this course is:

  • £9,250 if you are from the UK/EU
  • £11,500 if you are an international student

2020/21 entry:

The annual fee for this course is:

  • £9,250 if you are from the UK/EU
  • £12,000 if you are an international student

If you are not sure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.

Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.

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Employment

A degree in accounting and financial management is highly relevant to the needs of organisations of all sizes. As well as opening doors to a rewarding job, it also helps you climb the ladder once you’re inside.

Enhance your personal development and knowledge base through the ‘Contemporary Developments in Business and Management’ module.

Examples of companies that have recruited students from Sunderland include leading names in IT (Microsoft, IBM), consumer goods (P&G, Nike, Adidas), banking (Lloyds TSB), hospitality (Marriott Hotels, Starbucks), and the public sector (NHS).

Student Business Society

The University supports student-led initiatives that help you gain practical experience of management. The Business Student Society organises events and guest speakers, as well as attending tours of various companies. With its professional approach, it’s a great way to put into practice the lessons about how to make organisations function effectively. There is something for every student who is studying a subject related to business.

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