BSc/MSci (Hons) Professional Accounting in Business

Pearson Business School

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  • Level 6
  • Level 4
  • Level 5
  • College Higher Education
  • Accounting & Tax
  • Business & Admin
  • Banking and Finance
  • London remove

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. 

This degree has been designed for students who are looking for a financial career in business. It’s closely aligned to professional body qualifications with a strong focus on students being able to apply the technical skills that they learn in real commercial context. The simulated placements in this degree will enable students to develop the practical accounting skills required to flourish in the workplace.

Why choose this course:

  • ACCA accredited - study the BSc and you'll become a part-exam qualified ACCA accountant (papers F1 - F9). If you choose the Integrated Masters programme you will become fully ACCA exam qualified.

  • Professional tutors - be taught by Chartered Accountants that have worked for sector-leading companies such as Deloitte and PwC.

  • Accountancy internship - all students are guaranteed at least one paid accountancy internship as part of their studies (subject to academic approval). 

  • Practical study - you'll have simulated placements which are designed to mimic real-life projects. You'll work in groups, just like a finance department. You’ll have a company mentor, attend industry workshops and get to work with real start ups to help them to develop their businesses.

  • Accelerated study - for exceptional students there are opportunities to accelerate your study (subject to academic approval) and you could complete the Integrated Masters in just three years!

What you'll study

Level 4 / Year 1
You'll study a broad range of subjects to build core professional accounting skills:

  • Principles of Management Reporting and Decision-making

  • Principles of Corporate Reporting

  • Introduction to Economics

  • Business Mathematics

  • Simulated Accountancy Placement

  • Principles of Business 

Level 5 / Year 2

During your second year, you'll delve into the technical areas of accounting:

  • Fundementals of Corporate Law

  • Introduction to Taxation

  • Corporate Reporting

  • Performance Management

  • Assurance and Risk Management

  • Business Ethics

  • Simulted Accountancy Placement 

Level 6 / Year 3
In your final year, you'll bring skills developed in your first two years together to look at the practical application of accounting:

  • Advanced CR, Tax and Assurance

  • Advanced Financial Management

  • Professional Consultancy

  • Simulated Accountancy Placement

  • Major Project

  • Plus a module of your choice 

How will your work be assessed?

We use a range of methods, 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 business cases and presentations.

You could complete your undergraduate degree in just two years. All of our full-time students have the opportunity to accelerate to a two-year programme with agreement from academic staff.


What are the entry requirements?

Our typical UCAS tariff entry is 120 points (BBB at A level) or equivalent. However, we’re really looking for people with a passion for their subject so if you do not have the UCAS tariff points you need, or traditional entry qualifications, you can still apply through our assessment-based entry route. You’ll be invited to a Professional Workshop to see if we’re the right fit for you.

What are the fees?

Full time undergraduate fees are £9,250. All students that attend and pass a Creative/Professional Workshop will be awarded a partial tuition fee waiver, up to the maximum fee loan available for the programme. The workshops are a great opportunity to meet other students and get to know Pearson Business School/Escape Studios and our fee waiver can significantly reduce your tuition fees. Find out more about fees and funding here.

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