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University of Westminster Accounting and Business Management BA Honours
University of Westminster

Accounting and Business Management BA Honours

London, United Kingdom

3 Years

English

Full time

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GBP 15,400 / per year *

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* international | UK: £9,250

Introduction

This degree is designed to equip you with a unique set of accounting and managerial skills to analyse and evaluate the company and industry trends. You’ll learn how to receive, interpret and communicate financial and other information in a globalised profession. Gaining a deeper understanding of how finances affect company performance, you’ll be better placed to help firms make effective business decisions. Upon completion of the degree, students will be eligible to apply for eight CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) exemptions and up to six ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).

In this fast-changing business world, there is a shortage of graduate talent with both accounting and business management education and skills. Our course covers management accounting, business and management education, and financial strategy. Generating value for the organisations you work in, you’ll look to the future, analyse the performance of the business, advise or create strategies to solve problems, and adapt to changing circumstances and market conditions.

Taught by academics with professional experience as accountants and managers, there is an emphasis on learning through practice, so you graduate with the breadth of knowledge and capabilities to respond proactively and creatively to contemporary business issues and challenges. Throughout the course, you’ll also develop a range of transferrable skills highly prized by employers, such as critical evaluation, self-direction and problem-solving, as well as a sound grasp of analysis, presentations and negotiation techniques.

In December 2021, the University of Westminster received the CIMA Prize-Winner Excellence Award 2021. The Prize-Winner Award recognises university partners with top-performing CIMA students in Case Study exams. The CIMA Excellence Awards celebrate outstanding academic partners, education providers and students who have made significant contributions to the accounting profession and the Institute over the past year.

Top reasons to study with us

  • Accredited by CIMA with eight examination exemptions on successful completion and up to six ACCA exemptions depending on your choice of modules
  • Large range of optional modules covering specialist topics such as taxation or commercial law, as well as generalist activities like creating and managing an online presence
  • Programmes are delivered by a multicultural and international teaching body that comes from professional practice and/or are regularly published in top international journals
  • Optional placement year and study abroad semester to gain valuable work experience
  • Opportunity to undertake an internship, which has enabled previous students to gain experience with the NHS and with Disney
  • Participate in Westminster Working Cultures trips to understand working cultures within businesses abroad, which in the past have included Berlin, Mumbai and Washington DC
  • Business School graduates have gone on to work for large banks, including Standard Chartered, Citibank, Société Générale and Paribas, and governmental agencies, such as the World Economic Forum and the Taiwanese government

Why study this course?

  • Combine theory and practice
    Link theory to global practice through real-life case studies, guest lectures, field trips and insight from one of the world’s largest financial databases.
  • Professional software
    Enhance your digital literacy and computer skills with industry-standard software, including Excel, Tableau and FAME.
  • Build connections
    Build connections with peers and future business leaders.

Programme recognition

The Accounting and Business Management BA is accredited by CIMA, the world's largest professional body of management accountants. For students seeking the internationally-recognised CIMA Qualification, successful completion exempts them from eight examination exemptions. For those pursuing ACCA accreditation, the global body for professional accountants, the number of examination exemptions will again depend on your choice of optional modules but could be up to six.

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