2012/13 Business with Accounting
|Faculty||Ulster Business School|
Entry Conditions top
You must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements for admission to a first degree course and hold a GCSE pass in English Language and Mathematics at grade C or above (or equivalent).
Offer in range 240-280 UCAS tariff points (CCC-BBC).
Irish Leaving Certificate
Offer in range 240-280 UCAS tariff points (BBCCC-BBBCC).
Applications from International students, which are considered on a case-by-case basis, should have an IELTS score of 6.0 or above.
Duration and Mode of Attendance top
Three Years / Full time – BSc Hons
Four years / Full time – BSc Hons with DIS
Four years / Full time – BSc Hons with DAS
Normal semester class schedules for full-time students.
The Programme top
The BSc Hons Business with Accounting programme will provide you with a broad based business education with a specialist knowledge of accounting and finance. Having studied this programme you will have developed greater commercial awareness and will have a detailed insight into the role of accounting and finance in the wider context of business, enabling you to appreciate the financial implications of business decisions. The programme serves as a valuable foundation for students wishing to pursue a career in accounting or business management.
In each academic year you will study four business modules alongside two modules for your accounting specialism. Accounting modules include Financial Mathematics and Statistics, Accounting for Decision-Makers, Managerial Accounting, Financial Accounting and Finanancial Statement Analysis. Other subject areas include marketing, human resource management , organisations and management, operations management, services, corporate governance, entrepreneurship and research skills
Throughout the programme you will also be provided with the opportunity to develop key skills such as self discipline, team work, leadership, creative thinking, problem-solving, critical reflection and decision-making as these are essential in business. Assessment strategies and methods are designed to develop these skills and enhance your knowledge base and your ability to apply this knowledge to business issues and problems.
Structure and Content top
In years one and two the majority of modules are compulsory which allows you to establish a sound foundation in business and accounting. In first year modules taken include Management and Organisations, Foundations of Marketing, Academic and Personal Effectiveness, Economics, Accounting for Decision-Makers and Financial Mathematics and Statistics. Second year modules build on the knowledge and key skills developed in first year and students will study Management Information Systems and Professional and Personal Effectiveness, Fundamentals of Human Resource Management, Operations Management, Global Business Environment, Managerial accounting and Financial Accounting Fundamentals. At the end of second year you have the opportunity to take a placement year. In the final year you continue your study of business and accounting across a number of key areas. There is one compulsory module for business, Strategic Management and a range of optional business modules to choose from. These include: Marketing Communications, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, New Venture Creation, Corporate Governance, Services in Context, Issues in Finance, and Research Kkills. The two final year accounting modules are Financial Statement Analysis and Financial Accounting.
Exemptions and Transferability top
Most students enter Year 1 of the programme. Applicants who can provide evidence of previous relevant study, awarded in accordance with the Credit Accumulation Transfer Scheme, (CATS), may be considered for entry to Year two. In appropriate cases opportunities exist at the end of Year one for reciprocal transfer between this programme and some other first-degree programmes in the Department.
Careers And Postgraduate Opportunities top
The Business with Accounting programme offers a wide and varied range of career opportunities. Graduates are expected to gain employment at management level in accounting and finance, industry and commerce, government agencies and other public sector organisations. You also have the opportunity to proceed to postgraduate study or research.
Teaching Methods and Assessment top
Assessment methods support the teaching and learning strategy and vary according to level and module. In year one there is a greater emphasis on continuous assessment that is completed throughout the semester. From second year there are more modules which are assessed by a combination of coursework and formal examination. Typical assessments include conventional essays, practical exercises, individual and group projects, case studies and seminar and poster presentations.