Why choose this course?
Our specialised Accounting and Finance degree aims to improve employability by concentrating on the practical applications of accounting and finance theories.
Our Accounting and Finance degree is delivered by accounting specialists and is strongly focused on developing you as a ‘business ready’ graduate. In addition, work-based learning is embedded in the programme, so that all graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to meet current and future market needs and be ‘work ready’. This includes a broad base of applications from case studies, problem-solving to work placement opportunities. This programme is ranked 15th in the U.K. for student satisfaction in the 2018 Complete University Guide.
Depending on the modules chosen, graduates will be eligible for an exemption for up to six ACCA examination papers (F1, F2, F3, F4, F5 and F9) and up to six AIA examination papers (Paper 1, Paper 2, Paper 3, Paper 4, Paper 6 and Paper 8). In addition, graduates of this programme are eligible for Associate (AFA) level membership.
As our degrees are accredited by the CMI, all our graduating students will also receive a level 5 Diploma/Certificate in Leadership & Management from the CMI worth over £1,300 at no additional expense.
You can also choose to study this course as a standard 3-year programme without the foundation year BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance UCAS code:4J68
Key course features
- Work placement opportunities are available to all of our students who demonstrate a good standard of engagement and professionalism during their studies.
- Accounting and Finance at Wrexham Glyndwr University were ranked 15th in the UK for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2017).
- Depending on the modules chosen, graduates will be eligible for an exemption for up to six ACCA examination papers (F1, F2, F3, F4, F5 and F9) and up to six AIA examination papers (Paper 1, Paper 2, Paper 3, Paper 4, Paper 6 and Paper 8). In addition, graduates of this programme are eligible for Associate (AFA) level membership.
- As our degrees are accredited by the CMI, all our graduating students will also receive a level 5 Diploma/Certificate in Leadership & Management from the CMI worth over £1,300 at no additional expense.
BA Accounting and Finance (four years including foundation year)
UCAS code: A268
Our general entry requirement for the foundation year is 48 UCAS tariff points but all applications are considered individually and we consider work experience, vocational training/qualifications as well as motivation and potential to succeed.
As part of our commitment to preparing our graduates for the professional workplace, we recognise the need to provide a variety of assessment methods that retain academic rigour, but also offer students opportunities to develop themselves in a variety of ways. Consequently, across most modules students will be assessed by methods such as traditional examination, oral examination, case study evaluation, presentations, blog writing and management report writing.
Teaching and learning
Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.
We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work.
The Careers & Zone at Wrexham Glyndŵr University is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.
The demand for graduates with this degree gives you a competitive place in the jobs market. This course makes an ideal launch pad for a career in accountancy, finance, management, banking, personal and corporate finance and IT - in both private and public sector organisations. Our graduates are Accountants, Auditors, Business Analysts, Investment Consultants, Stock Controllers, Tax Assistants and Teachers.
Our work placement represents a fantastic opportunity for students to develop their CV, build corporate relationships and improve their confidence in a professional environment. We encourage all of our business students to take a placement as part of their studies and endeavour to find all those interested in a relevant organisation.