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Business School Of The YearThis course will allow you to top up your existing qualifications to an honours degree in one year, while benefiting from all that Northumbria University and the city of Newcastle has to offer. You’ll build on your all-round knowledge of business, adding expertise in accounting and finance as well as transferable professional and managerial techniques.

The course includes specialist modules that cover financial reporting analysis, strategic management accounting, and international financial management. The course provides an excellent foundation for jobs in finance, banking, government, and general business leadership. One in six of the UK’s top 100 chief executives started out with a finance or accounting degree.

The course is covered by the prestigious AACSB accreditation for Newcastle Business School, which was ‘Business School of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2015. We’re also undergoing a full re-accreditation process with EPAS who require some of the highest levels of relevance, rigour and internationalisation.

Northumbria ranks 4th in the sector nationally and top in the North East for further study, sustained employment or both for Business and Admin Studies graduates 5 years after graduation. (Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) 2017)

Business School Of The YearThis course will allow you to top up your existing qualifications to an honours degree in one year, while benefiting from all that Northumbria University and the city of Newcastle has to offer. You’ll build on your all-round knowledge of business, adding expertise in accounting and finance as well as transferable professional and managerial techniques.

The course includes specialist modules that cover financial reporting analysis, strategic management accounting, and international financial management. The course provides an excellent foundation for jobs in finance, banking, government, and general business leadership. One in six of the UK’s top 100 chief executives started out with a finance or accounting degree.

The course is covered by the prestigious AACSB accreditation for Newcastle Business School, which was ‘Business School of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2015. We’re also undergoing a full re-accreditation process with EPAS who require some of the highest levels of relevance, rigour and internationalisation.

Northumbria ranks 4th in the sector nationally and top in the North East for further study, sustained employment or both for Business and Admin Studies graduates 5 years after graduation. (Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) 2017)

Course Information

UCAS Code
N420

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
1 year full-time

Department
Newcastle Business School

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2020 or September 2021

Fee Information

Department / Newcastle Business School

Newcastle Business School has a global reputation for delivering some of the best business management education in the UK.

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Teaching methods include lectures, seminars and workshops. Where appropriate, you’ll engage in problem-based learning while developing hands-on skills in financial and accounting software.

There is significant emphasis on independent learning as well as self-directed and group activities as this course is, in effect, the final year of a degree course.

Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system in order to ensure a successful learning journey and the development of the necessary academic study skills. Extensive feedback, from both tutors and peers, is built into the course. Whatever your background, we’ll help you take the more critical, deeper and research-informed approach that’s needed for an honours degree at a UK university.

Our assessment strategy is based on our understanding that everyone has different needs, strengths and enthusiasms. Assessment methods will include exams and assignments with clearly defined marking criteria.

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Newcastle Business School is part of an elite group of less than 1% of business schools worldwide with double accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in business and accounting. You’ll be taught by experts from the banking, finance and accounting industries, including qualified management and financial accountants.

Our staff are actively pushing at the frontiers of knowledge and generating new concepts and insights. Over 40% of our publication outputs and 60% of our impact case studies have been assessed as internationally excellent or world leading. We received the accolade of ‘Business School of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2015.

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The excellent facilities at Northumbria University include a trading room that’s fully equipped with 20 Bloomberg terminals. It’s a great opportunity to develop financial and analytical skills in a simulated trading environment.

The 24/7 University Library achieves some of the highest levels of student satisfaction in the UK and has held the Cabinet Office accreditation for Customer Service Excellence since 2010.

Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) is embedded throughout the course. We use tools such as the ‘Blackboard’ eLearning Portal, lecture capture software to allow for catch-up streaming, and electronic reading lists that will guide your preparation for seminars and independent research.

Newcastle Business School promotes all forms of learning-by-doing including volunteering, internships and placements. The Business Clinic enables our students to participate in a ‘consultancy firm’ to provide advice for our region’s businesses on finance and other issues.

 

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Newcastle Business School delivers first class teaching in a world class environment.

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At Northumbria your learning will be directly impacted by the teaching team’s active research into their specialist subjects. These include equity financing, systemic risk, forensic accounting and fraud, and the wider accounting and finance domain.

During the ‘Contemporary Issues in Business’ module you will analyse research into an aspect of accounting and finance. Your investigation will draw on relevant concepts and frameworks and will result in a critical synthesis of business practice and academic theory.

Other modules also reflect a research-rich approach, which will help you become a more critical, reflective and independent thinker. You’ll become skilled in formulating questions, critiquing different interpretations, and developing well-founded arguments.

 

Research / Newcastle Business School

Newcastle Business School (NBS) is the 8th most improved Business School in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) National Assessment.

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The course includes a module that will explicitly address the knowledge and skills you’ll need for personal and career development. As part of this you’ll explore your personality, values, abilities and interests to make a well-informed career choice and develop a career plan. In addition our Careers and Employment Service will offer a range of workshops, one-to-one advice, and networking opportunities.

Every module will play a role in developing and reinforcing the transferable attributes that are necessary for graduate employment: effective time management, excellent communication, good teamwork and high level analysis.

 

Newcastle Business School

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A great social scene can be found at the heart of our campuses, featuring award-winning bars and a huge range of clubs and societies to join you'll be sure to meet people who share your enthusiasms.

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At the end of this course you could follow previous graduates into accounting and finance roles, including training contracts with leading accounting practices. Equally you could move into a range of careers in business and management, both in the UK and around the world.

The course will prepare you for further study on one of our postgraduate courses such as International Finance and Investment MSc. If you decide to start up your own business, it’s good to know that the combined turnover of our graduates’ start-up companies is higher than that of any other UK university. 

Whatever you decide to do, you will have strong employability as a result of having acquired the characteristics of a Northumbria graduate. These include critical reflection and self-learning, collaboration and curiosity, and the ability to apply your knowledge to solve problems in ways that are sustainable and ethical.

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Entry Requirements 2020/21

Standard Entry

BTEC HND/Foundation degree
in Business and Finance (Accounting), or equivalent UK/Overseas qualifications.

If you have taken a BTEC HND programme we will usually expect you to have performed to an average of merit standard.

If you have taken a Foundation Degree we will be looking for performance to commendation level or 60% average.

The following professional qualifications will also be considered:

  • AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting (level 4) plus a minimum of one year's relevant work experience
  • CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting
  • ACCA Professional Stage, Part 2 completion
  • ICAEW Certificate Stage completion

International Qualifications:
We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match those shown above. If you have taken qualifications outside the UK you can find out how your qualifications compare by visiting our country page www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:
International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifi

Entry Requirements 2021/22

Standard Entry

BTEC HND/Foundation degree, or equivalent

in Business and Finance (Accounting), or a related subject.

If you have taken a BTEC HND programme, we will usually expect you to have performed to an average of Merit standard.

If you have taken a Foundation Degree, we will be looking for performance to Commendation level, or 60% average.

The following professional qualifications will also be considered:

  • AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting (level 4) plus a minimum of one year's relevant work experience.
  • CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting.
  • ACCA Professional Stage, Part 2 completion.
  • ICAEW Certificate Stage completion.

 

International Qualifications:

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications which may not match those shown above.

If you have qualifications from outside the UK, find out what you need by visiting www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

 

English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades in our English Language section: www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualificati

Fees and Funding 2020/21 Entry

UK/EU Fee in Year 1: £9,250

International Fee in Year 1: £15,500

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

Scholarships and Discounts

Click here for UK and EU undergraduate funding and scholarships information.

Click here for International undergraduate funding and scholarships information.

Fees and Funding 2021/22 Entry

UK/EU Fee in Year 1*: TBC

* It is anticipated that fees for 21/22 will be £9,250. EU fees status will be confirmed following confirmation from Government


International Fee in Year 1: TBC

 

ADDITIONAL COSTS

TBC

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