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The first intake for this course is Sept 2021/22. 

Thinking of becoming an accountant? Or looking to develop your finance and business knowledge? Northumbria University’s BSc (Hons) Accounting course is about more than just numbers, it gives you fresh insights and a deeper understanding of financial information. And it’s your starting block for building a rewarding career. 

Complementing modules that combine key accounting theory with problem-based learning around real-world scenarios, the course offers an optional, year-long placement between your second and final years. It’s an opportunity well worth taking up to give your CV the edge with valuable experience – whether you’re interested in a training contract or role in industry accounting. And depending on the nature of the placement, this may count as the practice element you’ll need for full membership of the highly respected Association of Accounting Technicians. 

If it is the chartered accountant route that appeals, you’ll need to satisfy the requirements of professional accounting bodies. So we’ve designed our Accounting course with this in mind. Currently, our BSc (Hons) offers 42 individual exemptions across six of the world’s largest professional bodies. These mean you’ll be able to enter the job market with a good number of your professional qualifications already behind you. 

Northumbria University’s Accounting course is covered by the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation for Newcastle Business School. 

Our professional but practical approach is also highly rated by students. Accounting has achieved an average of 91% overall for student satisfaction over the last six years in the NSS surveys. 

The University are actively seeking the following Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body (PSRB) accreditations for the programme, however these are subject to approval by the relevant accrediting body:

  • AAT - Association of Accounting Technicians
  • ACCA - Association of Certified Accountants
  • AIA - Association of International Accountants
  • CIMA - Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • CIPFA - Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy
  • ICAEW - Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

 

                               

The first intake for this course is Sept 2021/22. 

Thinking of becoming an accountant? Or looking to develop your finance and business knowledge? Northumbria University’s BSc (Hons) Accounting course is about more than just numbers, it gives you fresh insights and a deeper understanding of financial information. And it’s your starting block for building a rewarding career. 

Complementing modules that combine key accounting theory with problem-based learning around real-world scenarios, the course offers an optional, year-long placement between your second and final years. It’s an opportunity well worth taking up to give your CV the edge with valuable experience – whether you’re interested in a training contract or role in industry accounting. And depending on the nature of the placement, this may count as the practice element you’ll need for full membership of the highly respected Association of Accounting Technicians. 

If it is the chartered accountant route that appeals, you’ll need to satisfy the requirements of professional accounting bodies. So we’ve designed our Accounting course with this in mind. Currently, our BSc (Hons) offers 42 individual exemptions across six of the world’s largest professional bodies. These mean you’ll be able to enter the job market with a good number of your professional qualifications already behind you. 

Northumbria University’s Accounting course is covered by the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation for Newcastle Business School. 

Our professional but practical approach is also highly rated by students. Accounting has achieved an average of 91% overall for student satisfaction over the last six years in the NSS surveys. 

The University are actively seeking the following Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body (PSRB) accreditations for the programme, however these are subject to approval by the relevant accrediting body:

  • AAT - Association of Accounting Technicians
  • ACCA - Association of Certified Accountants
  • AIA - Association of International Accountants
  • CIMA - Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • CIPFA - Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy
  • ICAEW - Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

 

                               

Course Information

UCAS Code
N405

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
3 years full-time or 4 year sandwich

Department
Newcastle Business School

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2021

Fee Information

Module Information

Student Life / #IAmNorthumbria

Discover more about life in Newcastle and studying at Northumbria.

Department / Newcastle Business School

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

The Business Clinic / Real-World Experience

Highly acclaimed by clients as successful, as students get to the root of the problem, and results in a detailed report and presentation of their recommendations.

Sustainability / Northumbria supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Book an Open Day / Experience Accounting BSc (Hons)

Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study Accounting. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

You’ll learn through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops. And in many modules there’s an emphasis on real-world scenarios involving problem-based learning and developing technical skills in financial and accounting software. 

Following introductions to the key financial accounting techniques and the role of financial managers, a full range of modules covers all accounting areas from corporate and group accounting and governance, through to management accounting, taxation, business law for accountants and more.  

We encourage you to take an optional year-long placement between your second and final years as it’s a great opportunity to put your knowledge into practice and gain industry experience. You’ll also have the chance to spend this optional year in another country, studying at a university with links to Northumbria. This will broaden your international horizons and help you prepare you for a career in the multicultural world of finance. 

Alongside our teaching, you’ll benefit from a well-designed support system, to help you develop the academic study skills you need. And we make sure that we build extensive feedback, from both tutors and peers, into the course. If you’re a non-UK student, you can choose optional sessions to help you develop both your academic language and study skills. 

In some cases, assessments include exams that will exempt you from those set by professional bodies. As well as assignments, portfolios and presentations, you’ll also complete an extended piece of work such as a dissertation, management enquiry or consultancy report. 

Book an Open Day / Experience Accounting BSc (Hons)

Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study Accounting. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

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

Both our students and independent bodies rate Northumbria’s teaching very highly. According to the National Student Survey 2019, 93% of students said that staff were good at explaining their subject and 90% described teaching as good.  

The School’s teaching team is always looking to explore new fields of knowledge and generate ground-breaking concepts and insights. Over 40% of our publication outputs and 60% of our impact case studies were assessed as internationally excellent or world leading in the REF 2014.  

Book an Open Day / Experience Accounting BSc (Hons)

Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study Accounting. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

At Newcastle Business School you’ll experience a first-class education in a world-class environment. From our social spaces and hub areas to lecture theatres and exhibition spaces, our facilities are exceptional. For example, 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. 

We’re also committed to helping you make the most of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) by embedding it throughout the course. Tools such as the ‘Blackboard’ eLearning Portal and electronic reading lists are there to help you efficiently and thoroughly prepare for seminars and independent research. Lecture capture software means you can revise previously lectured material online in your time, as well as at your speed.  

What’s more, there are plenty of opportunities to put your learning into practice through volunteering, internships and placements. This includes the Business Clinic that enables our students to participate in a ‘consultancy firm’ to provide advice for our region’s businesses. 

 

Business Facilities

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

City Campus East

360 Tour

As a professional and international School, the Newcastle Business School develops individuals to achieve leadership, management and employability potential through business relevant, research engaged education.

Northumbria University Library

Book an Open Day / Experience Accounting BSc (Hons)

Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study Accounting. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

With us, your learning will be influenced and inspired by our teaching team’s active research into their specialist subjects. These include forensic and investigative accounting, as well as corporate governance.  

All modules reflect a research-rich approach that 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. 

In the first two years of the course you’ll develop strong research foundations in statistics and analytics. In the final year you’ll undertake a significant investigation either as a dissertation or consultancy project. 

 

Research / Newcastle Business School

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

Book an Open Day / Experience Accounting BSc (Hons)

Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study Accounting. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

With 42 exemptions, our BSc Accounting will minimise the number of exams you’ll need to take after graduation to qualify as an accountant. In many cases, you’ll need to take only a few of the final level papers. 

Our Careers and Employment Service are there to help kick-start your next steps through stimulating workshops, helpful one-to-one advice and networking opportunities.  

With 95% of students (NSS 2019) saying ‘the skills developed during their time in higher education will be useful for their future career’, many of our graduates move on to one of the ‘big four’ accounting firms or into a role in industry accounting. There they take up training contracts and complete professional qualifications. Recent destinations for graduates from this course include graduate training at PWC and Tait Walker, accountant at Procter & Gamble, and accounting assistant at Billy Casper Golf. 

As an accountant you’ll undertake financial audits, manage financial systems and budgets, and provide professional advice. And as you progress in your career, you may move into wider leadership roles. One in six of the UK’s top 100 CEOs started out with a finance or accounting degree. 

If further study beckons after graduation, you can do so as a postgraduate through a course such as our MSc in Forensic Accounting.  

Whatever you decide to do, you’ll have strong employability as a Northumbria graduate as every module of Northumbria Business School courses reinforces what you need to succeed. This includes the transferable skills that really matter to employers such as critical reflection and self-learning, collaboration and curiosity, and the ability to solve problems in sustainable and ethical ways. 

 

Career Edge / Added Experiences

You can boost your CV and develop your experience whilst studying at Northumbria.

Careers and Employment / Develop

From first year through to final year and beyond graduation, we are here to help.

Newcastle Business School

Book an Open Day / Experience Accounting BSc (Hons)

Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study Accounting. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

Entry Requirements 2021/22

Standard Entry

128 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth by using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

Subject Requirements:

There are no specific subject requirements for this course.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths, Statistics, or Physics at minimum grade 6/B and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or equivalents.

Additional Requirements:

There are no additional requirements for this course.

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 shoud have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 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/englishqualifications

Fees and Funding 2021/22 Entry

UK Fee in Year 1*: TBC

* The maximum tuition fee that we are permitted to charge for UK students is set by government. Tuition fees may increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, these are subject to government regulations and in line with inflation.



EU Fee in Year 1: **TBC

** You may be eligible for an EU Undergraduate Scholarship


International Fee in Year 1: TBC

 

ADDITIONAL COSTS

Optional text book costs - Whilst books are available via the University Library, there are various advised/recommended books you may wish to purchase throughout the duration of the course, costs are approximately £1,080.00 (£60 per module, 6 modules per year). Optional educational trip to New York - Whilst students are not expected to attend, the trip is organised with their programme in mind, visiting relevant talks, points of interest. This trip happens annually (students normally attending once) with a cost of approximately £1100.00.



Scholarships and Discounts

Scholarships and Discounts have not been announced for 2021/22 entry, please use the links below as in indication of what schemes are available for 2020/21 entry.

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

Click here for International undergraduate funding and scholarships information.



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Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

AF4030 -

Introduction to Mathematics and Statistics (20 Credits)

This module introduces you to a wide range of mathematical and statistical tools which are functional to the study and understanding of accounting, economics and finance. The content, structure and activities in this module are aimed at building your confidence in using mathematics and statistics to analyse practical problems and issues across the three disciplines of references and beyond. The module comprises a number of practical workshop sessions which require the use of software packages to analyse and interpret data; assessment and feedback are aimed at strengthening your knowledge and enhancing your intuitive skills behind mathematical operations and statistical methods in view of data analysis and discussion of results. By acquiring these critical skills, you will significantly enhance your profile in terms of employability and entrepreneurial opportunities.

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AF4031 -

Accounting, Economics and Finance in a Global Business Environment (20 Credits)

This module provides a foundation to the environment in which global business operates and is relevant to Accounting, Economics and Finance students. The modules provides a basis for studying these subjects that will underpin later study in this area. Students will receive certain information but they will have the opportunity to find and out and research for themselves.

The module will cover core topics that are central to understanding the accounting, economic and financial context of the global economy and economic environment within which businesses operate. You will develop your understanding of the external business environment in terms of institutions, markets, industries and firms and introduce you to analytical terms and principles that help explain their interaction within the context of the global economy.

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AF4032 -

Careers in Accounting, Economics and Finance (Core,20 Credits)

To maximise your chances of finding a placement or graduate-level role, you need to stand out from the crowd, and this module helps you achieve exactly that. Through group work and independent study, you explore the concept of employability and its practical application in your planned journey from education into employment. Tutors with significant knowledge of employability in accounting, finance and economics, will support you through a series of structured lectures and seminars. They will draw on their knowledge and experience to help you evidence relevant attributes, skills and abilities through specific activities focused on the recruitment and selection process. They will provide advice and support as you create a CV, application form and cover letter which all showcase what makes you different. When you complete this module, you will have the skills, ability, and confidence to make an impactful application to any employer.

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AF4033 -

Introduction to Financial Accounting (20 Credits)

This module aims to introduce you to how accounting techniques can help meet a wide range of user’s needs. It will introduce you to the basic accounting techniques which enable you to design and monitor systems to collect, record and summarise business transactions and interpret the results of your analysis in an ethical manner. You will understand the nature and importance of stewardship and understand the limitations of financial accounting.

The subjects, teaching and assessments are aligned with the professional bodies – allowing you not only to gain exemptions from professional exams but also have experience of sitting professional style assessments. This will prepare you as much as possible for further study once you have graduated.

These topics will be considered from a corporate social responsibility perspective and ethical considerations will be a running issue throughout the course.

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AF4034 -

Business Law for Accountants (20 Credits)

You will learn the key laws and legal principles that are required for accountancy practice. A grounding in law is recognised by a number of accountancy professional bodies as essential for accountancy practice and by completing this module you will benefit from a number of professional body exemptions. You will study how contract law, employment law and tort law are relevant to businesses generally and accountancy practice specifically. You will also learn about different forms of business ownership and acquire an understanding of the regulation of companies including their accounting and audit requirements. You will be able to explain key legal principles as well as to locate relevant sources of law and apply them to simple problem-based scenarios in order to evidence your understanding. The Module Tutor will discuss real life companies and business in the news, thereby helping you to develop your commercial awareness and employability.

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AF4035 -

Management Accounting and Analytics i (20 Credits)

Management Accounting and Analytics I will teach you the key tools and techniques of management accounting and analytics and how they inform decision making. The module will provide you with a tool kit of numerical, analytical and interpretative skills allowing you enter employment with a level of knowledge and understanding to be truly effective. The module reflects our commitment to providing you with an ethical and responsible business education. This is achieved through engaging with relevant ethical frameworks to developing your knowledge and ability in undertaking ethical decisions as an accounting professional.
The subjects, teaching and assessments are aligned with the professional accounting bodies, allowing you to gain exemptions from professional exams. The module integrates research led learning, incorporating the latest thinking from industry and academia to enhance the learning experience. Moreover, the module reflects the international nature of management accounting by using relevant examples and case studies from leading multi-national corporations and how they adopt/adapt management techniques to support decision making and enhance business performance.

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GA5001 -

Academic Language Skills for Newcastle Business School (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Presenting your ideas
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

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AF5030 -

Financial Markets and Institutions (20 Credits)

Do you want to know the rules under which financial transactions takes place? What are the role of the professional bodies? Do you want to know more about financial markets, the institutions that operate in them and the key mechanisms used in those markets?


This module develops your understanding of the financial markets, the way that they operate, the regulations by which they must abide and the daily ethical considerations that practitioners are confronted with. The lectures are research-led and practice informed with the interaction between the regulations and practice being explored in more contemplative seminar sessions to build knowledge into understanding. In addition, you will explore financial software data to understand how markets operated and how securities are priced.

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AF5031 -

Professional Practice in Accounting, Economics and Finance (Core,20 Credits)

Professional Practice in Accounting, Economics and Finance will equip you with the skills and business acumen needed to succeed in your future career in accounting, finance or economics. It will also develop your employability and leadership attributes. The module takes an experiential learning approach and is designed so that you will conduct research, integrate theory and practice and apply knowledge and skills to develop viable solutions to business problems. You will learn through a process of enquiry, often co-operatively with peers, using digital information and technologies. In short it will develop your ability to think independently, to apply discipline knowledge to complex problems / opportunities, to work in teams (including with academic tutors as well as with each other), to communicate (present and report) and to collaborate to create new knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues within your discipline area.
You will undertake various assessment tasks which place emphasis on your personal reflections and problem interpretation within your discipline area. Your academic tutor will act as a facilitator to your learning focusing on your academic progression by helping you with such matters as study skills, team work, assessments and feedback. They will monitor your progress and that of others by making sure that all students are involved and encourage you to vocalise your ideas and to comment constructively on other’s ideas.

You will also have developed the employability and leadership attributes of capable individuals (set direction, engage, drive, collaborate, learn, innovate and act with integrity) and become an effective collaborator and team player and further developed self-directed, lifelong learning skills.


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AF5032 -

Corporate Governance and Responsibility (20 Credits)

As a future employee or manager, having the ability to recognise and make sound judgements on complex corporate governance and responsibility issues is of significant importance. This is particularly important as in recent years, highly publicised corporate ethical scandals have led to calls from the public for companies to be more socially responsible, sustainable as well as act in a transparent manner. In light of this, the module will enable you to understand the importance of corporate governance and responsibility in business, encourage you to consider the challenges you may face when relevant issues arise as well as develop your capability to effectively contribute to sustainable value creation for business and society at large.

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AF5033 -

Corporate and Group Accounting (20 Credits)

Financial accounting and reporting is at the heart of what accountants do. The module builds on your earlier financial accounting studies and focuses on the preparation and interpretation of a set of financial statements for both individual companies and groups.

You will develop your knowledge and understanding of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and to apply this to the preparation of financial statements and the subsequent analysis and interpretation of those financial statements.

The module will equip you with the practical skills required to prepare and interpret a set of financial statements which graduate employers are looking for. The module content and assessment methods are aligned with professional body requirements which will prepare you for your professional examinations on graduation.

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AF5034 -

Applied Taxation (20 Credits)

Applied Taxation will enable you to compute the tax liabilities of individuals and businesses and explain the basis of your calculations. You will also be able to apply tax-planning techniques and identify compliance and ethical issues. The module should greatly enhance your employment prospects, as tax is such an important consideration within any business environment when making decisions. After studying the module you will have a detailed knowledge of five key taxes (income tax, corporation tax, value added tax, capital gains tax and inheritance tax), also national insurance, which you will be able to apply to the process of solving complex problems within professional practice or industry. The tax rules you will study will be tailored to ensure that they are relevant to the local environment.

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AF5035 -

Management Accounting and Analytics ii (20 Credits)

This module builds upon Management Accounting and Analytics I and introduces new and more advanced management accounting concepts and analytical techniques. It is expected that after completion of this module you will be able to enter employment with an appropriate level of management accounting knowledge to enable you to provide appropriate information to navigate the business successfully in making a full range of decisions from day to day to strategic.

In particular you will learn to apply various management accounting and analytical techniques and critically evaluate their implications on business decision and performance. The topics covered under this module will also be considered from a corporate social responsibility perspective and ethics considerations will be a running issue throughout the course.

The subjects, teaching and assessments are aligned with Professional Bodies – allowing you to gain exemptions from professional exams and prepare you as much as possible if you intend to further your studies and become professionally qualified.

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NX9525 -

Newcastle Business School Work Placement Year (Optional,120 Credits)

The Work Placement Year module is a full year 120 credit module available on degree courses which include a work placement year which is taken as an additional year of study between levels 5 and 6. The placement consists of 48 weeks of full time work experience in a host organisation which is relevant to your studies.

The placement is an important element of your course structure and it will provide you with the opportunity to:

• Experience the environment of a real workplace which will help you decide the type of career you would like to follow after graduation
• Develop your organisational and interpersonal skills required to enable you to work efficiently as a member of a team
• Acquire and develop relevant technical skills associated with the nature of your work
• Identify, analyse and discuss with experienced practitioners how theoretical concepts are adapted and applied to suit practical requirements
• Apply knowledge that will help you to plan and evaluate future study and career development.


This is a Pass/Fail module and so does not contribute to your degree classification. When taken and passed, however, the Placement Year is recognised in your transcript as a 120 credit Work Placement Module and on your degree certificate in the format “Degree title (with Work Placement Year)”. The learning and teaching on your placement will be recorded in the training agreement signed by you, the placement provider, and the University.

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NX9526 -

Newcastle Business School Study Abroad Year (Optional,120 Credits)

The Study Abroad Year module is a full year 120 credit module which is available on degree courses which include a study abroad year which is taken as an additional year of study between levels 5 and 6. You will undertake a year of study abroad at a European University under the ERASMUS+ exchange scheme or at an approved partner University elsewhere equivalent to 120 UK credits.

The study abroad placement is an important element of your course structure and gives you access to modules from your discipline taught in a different learning culture and so broadens your overall experience of learning. At the end of the module you will have adapted to and appreciated a different cultural and learning environment and developed ability. You will have developed your interpersonal and intercultural communication skills as a result of your learning in an international environment.

This is a Pass/Fail module and so does not contribute to your degree classification. When taken and passed, however, the Study Abroad Year is recognised in your transcript as a 120 credit Study Abroad Module and on your degree certificate in the format “Degree title (with Study Abroad Year)”. The learning and teaching on your study abroad placement will be dependent on the partner and will be recorded in the learning agreement signed by you, the host University, and the University.

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NX9528 -

Newcastle Business School Blended Placement Year: Work Placement Semester (Optional,60 Credits)

The Work Placement Semester module is a semester long 60 credit module which is available on degree courses which include the option to take a blended placement year of Work and Study Abroad which is taken as an additional year of study between levels 5 and 6.

On this module you will undertake a semester long work placement. The placement consists of a period of full time work experience in a host organisation equivalent to a full semester of study which is relevant to your studies.

The placement is an important element of your course structure and it will provide you with the opportunity to:

• Experience the environment of a real workplace which will help you decide the type of career you would like to follow after graduation
• Develop your organisational and interpersonal skills required to enable you to work efficiently as a member of a team
• Acquire and develop relevant technical skills associated with the nature of your work
• Identify, analyse and discuss with experienced practitioners how theoretical concepts are adapted and applied to suit practical requirements
• Apply knowledge that will help you to plan and evaluate future study and career development.


This is a Pass/Fail module and so does not contribute to your degree classification. When taken and passed, however, the Placement Year is recognised in your transcript as a 60 credit Work Placement Module. The learning and teaching on your placement will be recorded in the training agreement signed by you, the placement provider, and the University. Combining this with the study abroad semester as part of the third year out of the University, this will be recognised on your degree certificate in the format “Degree title (with Study Abroad and Work Placement Year)”.

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NX9529 -

Newcastle Business School Blended Placement Year: Study Abroad Semester (Optional,60 Credits)

The Study Abroad Semester module is a semester long 60 credit module which is available on degree courses which include the option to take a blended placement year of Work and Study Abroad which is taken as an additional year of study between levels 5 and 6.

On this module you will undertake a semester of study abroad at a European University under the Erasmus+ exchange scheme, or at an approved partner University elsewhere equivalent to 60 credits (30 ECTS).

The study abroad placement is an important element of your course structure and gives you access to modules from your discipline taught in a different learning culture and so broadens your overall experience of learning. When taken and passed the study abroad semester will be recognised in your transcript as a 60 credit Study Abroad Module. The learning and teaching on your study abroad placement will be dependent on the partner and will be recorded in the learning agreement signed by you, the host University, and the University. Combining this with the work placement semester as part of the third year out of the University, this will be recognised on your degree certificate in the format “Degree title (with Study Abroad and Work Placement Year)”.

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AF6030 -

Sustainable Development in Responsible Business (20 Credits)

Climate change, degraded natural resources and the distribution of power and resources are some of the most profound challenges facing the global economy today. This module introduces students to key concepts, literature and debates to investigate the relationship between economic growth and environmental protection. The module adopts a multidisciplinary focus, drawing of key debates in political ecology, environmental economics and natural resource management. The teaching and learning approach will combine a traditional lectures with case study based seminars where in students will engage with specific cases of sustainability related topics on a weekly basis. This will equip them to critically engage with contemporary issues involving economic sustainability across a range of socio-environmental contexts.

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AF6033 -

Assurance (20 Credits)

Through a range of theoretical and practical instruction, this module allows you to explore the nature of assurance and the role of the professional auditor. The module gives an insight into the practical aspects of how and why assurance engagements are performed, paying particular note of audit and its role in corporate reporting. You will explore the theory supporting current audit practice and be able to critical appraisal theory. The module discusses the nature and influence of audit risk on the modern audit and the key issues of audit independence and liability. It also focuses on the contemporary and contentious issues surrounding the effectiveness of audit (audit quality) due to the limitations in the modern audit process and the ethical conflicts arising from the nature of audit as a business.

You will participate in ‘audit simulation’ and client ‘case studies’ activities, alongside engagement with practice based auditors to embed a knowledge of documentation, analytical skills and processes undertaken during modern audits. Technology enabled learning is utilised in this module and use of ‘audit simulation’ both within class, and as directed study. The practical assessed task will be submitted through ESAF, with feedback provided electronically.

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Contemporary Issues in Financial Reporting (20 Credits)

This module examines the contemporary issues and controversies in financial reporting. As such it focuses on technical and theoretical elements of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). This will enable you to understand how financial reporting standards are used and applied in practice. In addition, the module gives insights into academic research which supports your understanding of higher level financial reporting issues.

The module is split into two distinct areas which complement the assessment structure. The first part involves teaching of reporting standards which are a continuation of the financial reporting work you undertook at level 5 . The concepts which are taught in this module enable you to gain a deeper understanding of the subjective elements of IFRS, thus aiding your decision-making skills. The second part introduces theoretical research which aids in your understanding of the contemporary issues which face the macro environment of financial accounting.

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Financial Management (20 Credits)

Periods of financial turbulence has taught us that there are companies which are managed well and there are companies which are managed badly. Discerning one form the other is critical to stability of modern economies. From the financial perspective, the key difference has been in the way mangers view the trade-off between risk and return. After studying this module, you will be able to make an informed judgement on which investment projects firms should go for and which ones they should reject; what is a sensible level of debt and what impact capital structure has on the required rate of return. Having completed this module you will be fully equipped to contribute to the practical problems that financial managers are faced with as well as engage in an academic debate revolving around theoretical underpinnings behind the studies concepts.

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Management Enquiry (Optional,40 Credits)

The Management Enquiry module is a student-led individual project that enables you to undertake a significant piece of assessed work commensurate with a capstone module. The module aims to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate an authentic engagement with managers and/or professionals in your discipline, and to integrate the knowledge you have developed during your programme to explore the theory in practice. The learning on this module is experiential and problem based, where the focus is upon you discovering, probing and questioning key practice-based issues. Through the module you will be offered the opportunity to develop and enhance key transferable employability skills including; time management, project management, communication (written, aural and verbal), negotiation, persuasion and influence, discovery, initiative, problem-solving and analysis.

The module has five thematic areas; explore, review, engage, reflect and connect. These form the key elements of the assessed submission.

Part A (35%, 3,500 Words)
• Explore: Interviewing a manager and/or professional in your discipline. In this interview you will either explore a key issue which you feel the discipline is facing or, alternatively, explore with the manager or professional the key issues that they feel they are facing in practice. It is expected that you will apply appropriate interview methods and provide evidence of the interview within the submitted enquiry report (e.g. within the appendices).
• Review: Critically examining the appropriate literature to support the exploration, displaying an ability to critically assess and appraise the knowledge of your discipline related to a specific key issue arising from your exploration.

Part B (65%, 6,500 Words)
• Engage: Displaying an authentic engagement with the discipline problem/issue identified in Part A, by collecting/generating and analysing further live data (beyond the initial interview) regarding the discipline problem/issue. This live data may be primary data (e.g. further interviews with, or questionnaire to, managers and/or professionals in practice) or secondary data (e.g. industry data). Application of appropriate, ethically-considered, research methods and appropriate qualitative or quantitative data analysis.
• Reflect and Connect: Demonstrating an ability to critically evaluate and reflect on the issues arising from the Management Enquiry. Demonstrating how you have connected and fed-back to the participants of the Enquiry (usually the manager and/or participants) your key findings to provide clear prioritised, well-justified, practical and actionable recommendations for change/enhancement/improvement to existing practice to show how the recommendations would potentially affect workplace professional decision making.

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Dissertation (Optional,40 Credits)

The dissertation module aims to equip you with the necessary intellectual and practical skills for undertaking an individual student-led, ethical investigation into an applied business (or the named degree) problem or issue. In addition, the dissertation aims to equip you with key transferable, employability skills, including: time management, project management, communication (written and verbal), negotiation, persuasion and influence, discovery, initiative, creativity and innovation in problem-solving, analysis.

The module is student-led but you are supported by, initially, weekly lectures and seminar-workshops which provide an introduction to undertaking Business-Management research followed by one-to-one or small-group supervision meetings.
The lectures and seminar-workshops will cover the following topics:
1. Developing a research aim/question (focusing and scoping the research)
2. Developing a literature review
3. Writing a research proposal
4. Researching ethically
5. Quantitative research techniques
6. Qualitative research techniques
7. Quantitative analysis techniques
8. Qualitative analysis techniques

Upon completion of the module you will be able to:
1. Conduct independent and ethical academic research involving the application and critical evaluation of appropriate theories and models,
2. Engage critically with relevant literature to establish a framework in which to analyse and synthesise the results of your primary or secondary research
3. Generate / collect relevant primary or secondary data using an appropriate and justified method
4. Analyse your data using an appropriate and justified method of analysis
5. Recognise the ethical implications of your work
6. Critically evaluate the source of your data and the method you adopted

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Undergraduate Consultancy Project (Optional,40 Credits)

The module aims to provide you with an opportunity to integrate the knowledge acquired during the programme and apply this to a consultancy project for a real organisation. This consultancy project provides a vehicle for participants to develop and demonstrate key employability skills, to relate theory to practice, and to undertake a significant piece of assessed work commensurate with a capstone module.

You will work on behalf of an external organisation, which has identified a business problem or question, requiring a solution, working in small group of typically 4 individuals (you will select their own team members), participating in group and individual activities. The host organisation will provide a project briefing, and review; students will be supported by appropriate academic input and guidance from Newcastle Business School in the form of a mentor and via the Business Clinic.

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Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

AF4030 -

Introduction to Mathematics and Statistics (20 Credits)

This module introduces you to a wide range of mathematical and statistical tools which are functional to the study and understanding of accounting, economics and finance. The content, structure and activities in this module are aimed at building your confidence in using mathematics and statistics to analyse practical problems and issues across the three disciplines of references and beyond. The module comprises a number of practical workshop sessions which require the use of software packages to analyse and interpret data; assessment and feedback are aimed at strengthening your knowledge and enhancing your intuitive skills behind mathematical operations and statistical methods in view of data analysis and discussion of results. By acquiring these critical skills, you will significantly enhance your profile in terms of employability and entrepreneurial opportunities.

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Accounting, Economics and Finance in a Global Business Environment (20 Credits)

This module provides a foundation to the environment in which global business operates and is relevant to Accounting, Economics and Finance students. The modules provides a basis for studying these subjects that will underpin later study in this area. Students will receive certain information but they will have the opportunity to find and out and research for themselves.

The module will cover core topics that are central to understanding the accounting, economic and financial context of the global economy and economic environment within which businesses operate. You will develop your understanding of the external business environment in terms of institutions, markets, industries and firms and introduce you to analytical terms and principles that help explain their interaction within the context of the global economy.

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Careers in Accounting, Economics and Finance (Core,20 Credits)

To maximise your chances of finding a placement or graduate-level role, you need to stand out from the crowd, and this module helps you achieve exactly that. Through group work and independent study, you explore the concept of employability and its practical application in your planned journey from education into employment. Tutors with significant knowledge of employability in accounting, finance and economics, will support you through a series of structured lectures and seminars. They will draw on their knowledge and experience to help you evidence relevant attributes, skills and abilities through specific activities focused on the recruitment and selection process. They will provide advice and support as you create a CV, application form and cover letter which all showcase what makes you different. When you complete this module, you will have the skills, ability, and confidence to make an impactful application to any employer.

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Introduction to Financial Accounting (20 Credits)

This module aims to introduce you to how accounting techniques can help meet a wide range of user’s needs. It will introduce you to the basic accounting techniques which enable you to design and monitor systems to collect, record and summarise business transactions and interpret the results of your analysis in an ethical manner. You will understand the nature and importance of stewardship and understand the limitations of financial accounting.

The subjects, teaching and assessments are aligned with the professional bodies – allowing you not only to gain exemptions from professional exams but also have experience of sitting professional style assessments. This will prepare you as much as possible for further study once you have graduated.

These topics will be considered from a corporate social responsibility perspective and ethical considerations will be a running issue throughout the course.

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Business Law for Accountants (20 Credits)

You will learn the key laws and legal principles that are required for accountancy practice. A grounding in law is recognised by a number of accountancy professional bodies as essential for accountancy practice and by completing this module you will benefit from a number of professional body exemptions. You will study how contract law, employment law and tort law are relevant to businesses generally and accountancy practice specifically. You will also learn about different forms of business ownership and acquire an understanding of the regulation of companies including their accounting and audit requirements. You will be able to explain key legal principles as well as to locate relevant sources of law and apply them to simple problem-based scenarios in order to evidence your understanding. The Module Tutor will discuss real life companies and business in the news, thereby helping you to develop your commercial awareness and employability.

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Management Accounting and Analytics i (20 Credits)

Management Accounting and Analytics I will teach you the key tools and techniques of management accounting and analytics and how they inform decision making. The module will provide you with a tool kit of numerical, analytical and interpretative skills allowing you enter employment with a level of knowledge and understanding to be truly effective. The module reflects our commitment to providing you with an ethical and responsible business education. This is achieved through engaging with relevant ethical frameworks to developing your knowledge and ability in undertaking ethical decisions as an accounting professional.
The subjects, teaching and assessments are aligned with the professional accounting bodies, allowing you to gain exemptions from professional exams. The module integrates research led learning, incorporating the latest thinking from industry and academia to enhance the learning experience. Moreover, the module reflects the international nature of management accounting by using relevant examples and case studies from leading multi-national corporations and how they adopt/adapt management techniques to support decision making and enhance business performance.

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Academic Language Skills for Newcastle Business School (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Presenting your ideas
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

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Financial Markets and Institutions (20 Credits)

Do you want to know the rules under which financial transactions takes place? What are the role of the professional bodies? Do you want to know more about financial markets, the institutions that operate in them and the key mechanisms used in those markets?


This module develops your understanding of the financial markets, the way that they operate, the regulations by which they must abide and the daily ethical considerations that practitioners are confronted with. The lectures are research-led and practice informed with the interaction between the regulations and practice being explored in more contemplative seminar sessions to build knowledge into understanding. In addition, you will explore financial software data to understand how markets operated and how securities are priced.

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Professional Practice in Accounting, Economics and Finance (Core,20 Credits)

Professional Practice in Accounting, Economics and Finance will equip you with the skills and business acumen needed to succeed in your future career in accounting, finance or economics. It will also develop your employability and leadership attributes. The module takes an experiential learning approach and is designed so that you will conduct research, integrate theory and practice and apply knowledge and skills to develop viable solutions to business problems. You will learn through a process of enquiry, often co-operatively with peers, using digital information and technologies. In short it will develop your ability to think independently, to apply discipline knowledge to complex problems / opportunities, to work in teams (including with academic tutors as well as with each other), to communicate (present and report) and to collaborate to create new knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues within your discipline area.
You will undertake various assessment tasks which place emphasis on your personal reflections and problem interpretation within your discipline area. Your academic tutor will act as a facilitator to your learning focusing on your academic progression by helping you with such matters as study skills, team work, assessments and feedback. They will monitor your progress and that of others by making sure that all students are involved and encourage you to vocalise your ideas and to comment constructively on other’s ideas.

You will also have developed the employability and leadership attributes of capable individuals (set direction, engage, drive, collaborate, learn, innovate and act with integrity) and become an effective collaborator and team player and further developed self-directed, lifelong learning skills.


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Corporate Governance and Responsibility (20 Credits)

As a future employee or manager, having the ability to recognise and make sound judgements on complex corporate governance and responsibility issues is of significant importance. This is particularly important as in recent years, highly publicised corporate ethical scandals have led to calls from the public for companies to be more socially responsible, sustainable as well as act in a transparent manner. In light of this, the module will enable you to understand the importance of corporate governance and responsibility in business, encourage you to consider the challenges you may face when relevant issues arise as well as develop your capability to effectively contribute to sustainable value creation for business and society at large.

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Corporate and Group Accounting (20 Credits)

Financial accounting and reporting is at the heart of what accountants do. The module builds on your earlier financial accounting studies and focuses on the preparation and interpretation of a set of financial statements for both individual companies and groups.

You will develop your knowledge and understanding of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and to apply this to the preparation of financial statements and the subsequent analysis and interpretation of those financial statements.

The module will equip you with the practical skills required to prepare and interpret a set of financial statements which graduate employers are looking for. The module content and assessment methods are aligned with professional body requirements which will prepare you for your professional examinations on graduation.

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Applied Taxation (20 Credits)

Applied Taxation will enable you to compute the tax liabilities of individuals and businesses and explain the basis of your calculations. You will also be able to apply tax-planning techniques and identify compliance and ethical issues. The module should greatly enhance your employment prospects, as tax is such an important consideration within any business environment when making decisions. After studying the module you will have a detailed knowledge of five key taxes (income tax, corporation tax, value added tax, capital gains tax and inheritance tax), also national insurance, which you will be able to apply to the process of solving complex problems within professional practice or industry. The tax rules you will study will be tailored to ensure that they are relevant to the local environment.

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Management Accounting and Analytics ii (20 Credits)

This module builds upon Management Accounting and Analytics I and introduces new and more advanced management accounting concepts and analytical techniques. It is expected that after completion of this module you will be able to enter employment with an appropriate level of management accounting knowledge to enable you to provide appropriate information to navigate the business successfully in making a full range of decisions from day to day to strategic.

In particular you will learn to apply various management accounting and analytical techniques and critically evaluate their implications on business decision and performance. The topics covered under this module will also be considered from a corporate social responsibility perspective and ethics considerations will be a running issue throughout the course.

The subjects, teaching and assessments are aligned with Professional Bodies – allowing you to gain exemptions from professional exams and prepare you as much as possible if you intend to further your studies and become professionally qualified.

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Newcastle Business School Work Placement Year (Optional,120 Credits)

The Work Placement Year module is a full year 120 credit module available on degree courses which include a work placement year which is taken as an additional year of study between levels 5 and 6. The placement consists of 48 weeks of full time work experience in a host organisation which is relevant to your studies.

The placement is an important element of your course structure and it will provide you with the opportunity to:

• Experience the environment of a real workplace which will help you decide the type of career you would like to follow after graduation
• Develop your organisational and interpersonal skills required to enable you to work efficiently as a member of a team
• Acquire and develop relevant technical skills associated with the nature of your work
• Identify, analyse and discuss with experienced practitioners how theoretical concepts are adapted and applied to suit practical requirements
• Apply knowledge that will help you to plan and evaluate future study and career development.


This is a Pass/Fail module and so does not contribute to your degree classification. When taken and passed, however, the Placement Year is recognised in your transcript as a 120 credit Work Placement Module and on your degree certificate in the format “Degree title (with Work Placement Year)”. The learning and teaching on your placement will be recorded in the training agreement signed by you, the placement provider, and the University.

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Newcastle Business School Study Abroad Year (Optional,120 Credits)

The Study Abroad Year module is a full year 120 credit module which is available on degree courses which include a study abroad year which is taken as an additional year of study between levels 5 and 6. You will undertake a year of study abroad at a European University under the ERASMUS+ exchange scheme or at an approved partner University elsewhere equivalent to 120 UK credits.

The study abroad placement is an important element of your course structure and gives you access to modules from your discipline taught in a different learning culture and so broadens your overall experience of learning. At the end of the module you will have adapted to and appreciated a different cultural and learning environment and developed ability. You will have developed your interpersonal and intercultural communication skills as a result of your learning in an international environment.

This is a Pass/Fail module and so does not contribute to your degree classification. When taken and passed, however, the Study Abroad Year is recognised in your transcript as a 120 credit Study Abroad Module and on your degree certificate in the format “Degree title (with Study Abroad Year)”. The learning and teaching on your study abroad placement will be dependent on the partner and will be recorded in the learning agreement signed by you, the host University, and the University.

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Newcastle Business School Blended Placement Year: Work Placement Semester (Optional,60 Credits)

The Work Placement Semester module is a semester long 60 credit module which is available on degree courses which include the option to take a blended placement year of Work and Study Abroad which is taken as an additional year of study between levels 5 and 6.

On this module you will undertake a semester long work placement. The placement consists of a period of full time work experience in a host organisation equivalent to a full semester of study which is relevant to your studies.

The placement is an important element of your course structure and it will provide you with the opportunity to:

• Experience the environment of a real workplace which will help you decide the type of career you would like to follow after graduation
• Develop your organisational and interpersonal skills required to enable you to work efficiently as a member of a team
• Acquire and develop relevant technical skills associated with the nature of your work
• Identify, analyse and discuss with experienced practitioners how theoretical concepts are adapted and applied to suit practical requirements
• Apply knowledge that will help you to plan and evaluate future study and career development.


This is a Pass/Fail module and so does not contribute to your degree classification. When taken and passed, however, the Placement Year is recognised in your transcript as a 60 credit Work Placement Module. The learning and teaching on your placement will be recorded in the training agreement signed by you, the placement provider, and the University. Combining this with the study abroad semester as part of the third year out of the University, this will be recognised on your degree certificate in the format “Degree title (with Study Abroad and Work Placement Year)”.

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Newcastle Business School Blended Placement Year: Study Abroad Semester (Optional,60 Credits)

The Study Abroad Semester module is a semester long 60 credit module which is available on degree courses which include the option to take a blended placement year of Work and Study Abroad which is taken as an additional year of study between levels 5 and 6.

On this module you will undertake a semester of study abroad at a European University under the Erasmus+ exchange scheme, or at an approved partner University elsewhere equivalent to 60 credits (30 ECTS).

The study abroad placement is an important element of your course structure and gives you access to modules from your discipline taught in a different learning culture and so broadens your overall experience of learning. When taken and passed the study abroad semester will be recognised in your transcript as a 60 credit Study Abroad Module. The learning and teaching on your study abroad placement will be dependent on the partner and will be recorded in the learning agreement signed by you, the host University, and the University. Combining this with the work placement semester as part of the third year out of the University, this will be recognised on your degree certificate in the format “Degree title (with Study Abroad and Work Placement Year)”.

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Sustainable Development in Responsible Business (20 Credits)

Climate change, degraded natural resources and the distribution of power and resources are some of the most profound challenges facing the global economy today. This module introduces students to key concepts, literature and debates to investigate the relationship between economic growth and environmental protection. The module adopts a multidisciplinary focus, drawing of key debates in political ecology, environmental economics and natural resource management. The teaching and learning approach will combine a traditional lectures with case study based seminars where in students will engage with specific cases of sustainability related topics on a weekly basis. This will equip them to critically engage with contemporary issues involving economic sustainability across a range of socio-environmental contexts.

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Assurance (20 Credits)

Through a range of theoretical and practical instruction, this module allows you to explore the nature of assurance and the role of the professional auditor. The module gives an insight into the practical aspects of how and why assurance engagements are performed, paying particular note of audit and its role in corporate reporting. You will explore the theory supporting current audit practice and be able to critical appraisal theory. The module discusses the nature and influence of audit risk on the modern audit and the key issues of audit independence and liability. It also focuses on the contemporary and contentious issues surrounding the effectiveness of audit (audit quality) due to the limitations in the modern audit process and the ethical conflicts arising from the nature of audit as a business.

You will participate in ‘audit simulation’ and client ‘case studies’ activities, alongside engagement with practice based auditors to embed a knowledge of documentation, analytical skills and processes undertaken during modern audits. Technology enabled learning is utilised in this module and use of ‘audit simulation’ both within class, and as directed study. The practical assessed task will be submitted through ESAF, with feedback provided electronically.

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AF6034 -

Contemporary Issues in Financial Reporting (20 Credits)

This module examines the contemporary issues and controversies in financial reporting. As such it focuses on technical and theoretical elements of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). This will enable you to understand how financial reporting standards are used and applied in practice. In addition, the module gives insights into academic research which supports your understanding of higher level financial reporting issues.

The module is split into two distinct areas which complement the assessment structure. The first part involves teaching of reporting standards which are a continuation of the financial reporting work you undertook at level 5 . The concepts which are taught in this module enable you to gain a deeper understanding of the subjective elements of IFRS, thus aiding your decision-making skills. The second part introduces theoretical research which aids in your understanding of the contemporary issues which face the macro environment of financial accounting.

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Financial Management (20 Credits)

Periods of financial turbulence has taught us that there are companies which are managed well and there are companies which are managed badly. Discerning one form the other is critical to stability of modern economies. From the financial perspective, the key difference has been in the way mangers view the trade-off between risk and return. After studying this module, you will be able to make an informed judgement on which investment projects firms should go for and which ones they should reject; what is a sensible level of debt and what impact capital structure has on the required rate of return. Having completed this module you will be fully equipped to contribute to the practical problems that financial managers are faced with as well as engage in an academic debate revolving around theoretical underpinnings behind the studies concepts.

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Management Enquiry (Optional,40 Credits)

The Management Enquiry module is a student-led individual project that enables you to undertake a significant piece of assessed work commensurate with a capstone module. The module aims to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate an authentic engagement with managers and/or professionals in your discipline, and to integrate the knowledge you have developed during your programme to explore the theory in practice. The learning on this module is experiential and problem based, where the focus is upon you discovering, probing and questioning key practice-based issues. Through the module you will be offered the opportunity to develop and enhance key transferable employability skills including; time management, project management, communication (written, aural and verbal), negotiation, persuasion and influence, discovery, initiative, problem-solving and analysis.

The module has five thematic areas; explore, review, engage, reflect and connect. These form the key elements of the assessed submission.

Part A (35%, 3,500 Words)
• Explore: Interviewing a manager and/or professional in your discipline. In this interview you will either explore a key issue which you feel the discipline is facing or, alternatively, explore with the manager or professional the key issues that they feel they are facing in practice. It is expected that you will apply appropriate interview methods and provide evidence of the interview within the submitted enquiry report (e.g. within the appendices).
• Review: Critically examining the appropriate literature to support the exploration, displaying an ability to critically assess and appraise the knowledge of your discipline related to a specific key issue arising from your exploration.

Part B (65%, 6,500 Words)
• Engage: Displaying an authentic engagement with the discipline problem/issue identified in Part A, by collecting/generating and analysing further live data (beyond the initial interview) regarding the discipline problem/issue. This live data may be primary data (e.g. further interviews with, or questionnaire to, managers and/or professionals in practice) or secondary data (e.g. industry data). Application of appropriate, ethically-considered, research methods and appropriate qualitative or quantitative data analysis.
• Reflect and Connect: Demonstrating an ability to critically evaluate and reflect on the issues arising from the Management Enquiry. Demonstrating how you have connected and fed-back to the participants of the Enquiry (usually the manager and/or participants) your key findings to provide clear prioritised, well-justified, practical and actionable recommendations for change/enhancement/improvement to existing practice to show how the recommendations would potentially affect workplace professional decision making.

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Dissertation (Optional,40 Credits)

The dissertation module aims to equip you with the necessary intellectual and practical skills for undertaking an individual student-led, ethical investigation into an applied business (or the named degree) problem or issue. In addition, the dissertation aims to equip you with key transferable, employability skills, including: time management, project management, communication (written and verbal), negotiation, persuasion and influence, discovery, initiative, creativity and innovation in problem-solving, analysis.

The module is student-led but you are supported by, initially, weekly lectures and seminar-workshops which provide an introduction to undertaking Business-Management research followed by one-to-one or small-group supervision meetings.
The lectures and seminar-workshops will cover the following topics:
1. Developing a research aim/question (focusing and scoping the research)
2. Developing a literature review
3. Writing a research proposal
4. Researching ethically
5. Quantitative research techniques
6. Qualitative research techniques
7. Quantitative analysis techniques
8. Qualitative analysis techniques

Upon completion of the module you will be able to:
1. Conduct independent and ethical academic research involving the application and critical evaluation of appropriate theories and models,
2. Engage critically with relevant literature to establish a framework in which to analyse and synthesise the results of your primary or secondary research
3. Generate / collect relevant primary or secondary data using an appropriate and justified method
4. Analyse your data using an appropriate and justified method of analysis
5. Recognise the ethical implications of your work
6. Critically evaluate the source of your data and the method you adopted

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Undergraduate Consultancy Project (Optional,40 Credits)

The module aims to provide you with an opportunity to integrate the knowledge acquired during the programme and apply this to a consultancy project for a real organisation. This consultancy project provides a vehicle for participants to develop and demonstrate key employability skills, to relate theory to practice, and to undertake a significant piece of assessed work commensurate with a capstone module.

You will work on behalf of an external organisation, which has identified a business problem or question, requiring a solution, working in small group of typically 4 individuals (you will select their own team members), participating in group and individual activities. The host organisation will provide a project briefing, and review; students will be supported by appropriate academic input and guidance from Newcastle Business School in the form of a mentor and via the Business Clinic.

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