You’ll be taught various concepts and principles of accounting and finance but this is far from a passive, theory-heavy course. What make us stand out is our focus on providing you with the practical skills to help you get ahead in your career. We’ll give you hands-on activities where you can apply what you’ve learnt to solve commercial problems. This is done using case studies and other innovative teaching methods, such as business simulation games. We'll also give you the unique opportunity to gain insight and advice from professional bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) Australia. We firmly believe this will improve your understanding and enhance your employability.
We use a variety of assessment methods as part of this course. There’s a mix of exams, coursework, presentations and group work. For our assessments we use real or fictitious business scenarios. These practical assessments help you to develop the skills and competencies required for future job roles.
Our innovative online learning platform will also support you with your studies. It has all the digital resources you need when revising, including lecture slides, access e-books and online journals, as well as video recordings of teaching sessions. Your lecturers will also be on hand to offer one-to-one support with any topics you have difficulty with.
Here’s a few examples of activities or projects you can get involved in as part of this course:
Financial Analysis - This module is taught through a case study focusing on a real company traded on London Stock Exchange. Each session consists of a mixture of lecturers, self-study tasks, discussions and interactive and fun methods such as games and viseos. You will also have opportunities to fetch data necesary for valuing a company using the resources on the internet.
Accounting in action simulation – This innovative online business simulation lets you take the role of senior managers within a company and compete with other students to see who can run the most profitable business. Working as part of a team, you’ll need to make business decisions based on certain scenarios and quantitative data. You’ll have to consider the financial implications of your decisions and apply various accounting and finance concepts, tools and techniques.
Sustainability accounting and accountability – This progressive module gives you the chance to analyse how companies manage the conflict between maximising their profits whilst being socially and sustainably responsible. We look at case studies which show sustainable practises of firms and take part in class debates to assess their approach. You’ll then critically analyse how stock-market listed companies engage with sustainability and if they’re doing enough to meet the demands of their various stakeholders.
Dissertation or Business Project – You'll also have to complete either a project or a dissertation, which will see you research a topic in detail through independent study. This brings together the skills and knowledge you've gained throughout the programme. For the project you'll analyse financial information, the strategy and business activities of your chosen company. It’s a great practical exercise that simulates various tasks you may have to undertake in financial roles in the workplace.