The BA (Hons) Business and Finance degree at Lincoln aims to equip students with the tools and knowledge to operate in a range of business environments and to develop a broad understanding of business and finance from an international perspective.
The programme introduces business and finance theory including the importance of data analysis, legal knowledge, marketing and operations. Modules are designed to enable students to develop the ability to apply to learn to practical situations.
This course provides exemptions from elements of examination for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Depending on the exemptions sought, students may be required to undertake specific modules. Other exemptions are achieved upon completion of the course.
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Papers F1, F2 and F3 on completion of the degree, and F9 on completion of modules Financial Management and Advanced Financial Management.
How You Study
The first year introduces key elements of business, including contemporary business analysis, business law, marketing and organisational behaviour, in addition to accountancy and finance. The second year builds on this foundation with business and economics modules in addition to specialist options.
In the final year, students have the opportunity to examine financial management at an advanced level and can tailor their degree by selecting from a range of options aligned to individual interested and career ambitions.
In addition, there is the opportunity to take a year-long work placement after the second year. Work placement can allow students to gain valuable experience and apply their learning in practice.
Contact Hours and Reading for a Degree
Students on this programme learn from academic staff who are often engaged in world-leading or internationally excellent research or professional practice. Contact time can be in workshops, practical sessions, seminars or lectures and may vary from module to module and from academic year to year. Tutorial sessions and project supervision can take the form of one-to-one engagement or small group sessions. Some courses offer the opportunity to take part in external visits and fieldwork.
It is still the case that students read for a degree and this means that in addition to scheduled contact hours, students are required to engage in an independent study. This allows you to read around a subject and to prepare for lectures and seminars through wider reading, or to complete follow up tasks such as assignments or revision. As a general guide, the amount of independent study required by students at the University of Lincoln is that for every hour in class you are expected to spend at least two to three hours in an independent study.
How You Are Assessed
In the first year, assessment is 40% coursework, 10% practical exams, and 50% written exams. In the second year, it is 55% coursework and 45% written exams. In the third year, it is 59% coursework, 6% practical exams, and 35% written exams.
The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The University of Lincoln’s policy is to ensure that staff return assessments to students promptly.
If students want to start their own business, the University can help. Sparkhouse is the University’s business incubation centre, which offers support to students and graduates who wish to set up their own business. It can help with office accommodation, mentoring, business planning and financial advice, and has helped establish more than 270 start-up businesses.
Student as Producer
Student as Producer is a model of teaching and learning that encourages academics and undergraduate students to collaborate on research activities. It is a programme committed to learning through doing.
The Student as Producer initiative was commended by the QAA in our 2012 review and is one of the teachings and learning features that makes the Lincoln experience unique.
- GCE Advanced Levels: BCC
- International Baccalaureate: 28 points overall
- BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit
- Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 104 UCAS Tariff points
Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English and Maths. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.
EU and International students whose first language is not English will require English Language IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element or equivalent http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/englishrequirements
The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications.
We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.
About the School
Since being opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1996, the University of Lincoln has invested more than £300 million in its buildings and facilities.