Business Accounting (Top-up) BA(Hons)

2019-20 (also available for 2020-21)

Places available in clearing. Find out more.
Places available in clearing. Find out more.

Start date

23 September 2019

Duration

1 year full-time

UCAS Code

N411

About the course

If you’ve already studied accountancy and you’d like to build on your knowledge to degree level, this could be the course for you. We’ll focus on both theory and practice to help you gain an in-depth understanding of the financial issues that today’s businesses face.

If you’re going to be an accountant it’s vital you understand how organisations are financed and managed. That’s what’s at the core of our degree. We’ll help you enhance your strengths in accounting and international business.

Studying for degree on one of our Accountancy courses opens up a range of career opportunities including varied accountancy roles in industry as well as auditing and taxation roles with firms of accountants. An accountant is at the heart of any organisation and accountants are in high demand.  Our courses have been designed to give you the skills, competencies and knowledge valued by industry and the profession and they prepare you for a career in Accountancy. All our courses offer the opportunity to gain real world experience through an industrial placement, as well as obtaining exemptions from professional body exams. Accountancy is a varied subject allowing students to develop their own interests.

If you want to learn about this exciting and interesting subject from an enthusiastic staff team with professional accountancy experience and academic expertise, then a course in this area could be right for you.

None

Lynn Avison, Course Leader

Course detail

Core modules:

Accounting for Managers (Honours)

This module will give you a business perspective of financial and management accounting which will be invaluable in your working life, whatever career you decide to enter into. The module will progress from the understanding of published financial statements through to interpretation and critical analysis of these. The provision of internal information to aid management will also be covered, together with some of the key techniques that are used for costing, pricing and appraising business and investment decisions.

Investment and Portfolio Management

You will have an opportunity to study investment analysis and portfolio management, using an innovative experiential learning environment – “The Portfolio Game”. This providing you with the opportunity for personal development whilst developing a critical appreciation of the features of managing a successful investment portfolio.

Management Science Applications

This module covers the quantitative aspects of managerial decision making that are of particular value to accountants. You’ll be introduced to methods for problem structuring, model building and problem solving. Widely used quantitative techniques are practised, to assess the robustness, validity, applicability and limitation of solutions using up-to-date computer software.

Tax Framework

The module aims to ensure that you’ll develop a good working knowledge of income tax, corporation tax and capital gains tax, including relevant computations and provision of basic advice. In addition, the module introduces you to value added tax and aims to help you develop a broad understanding of the role of taxation in the UK economy.

Monetary and Financial Framework

This module helps you to develop an advanced understanding of central banking, financial markets and regulatory practice. Theory, policy and practice are explored to keep apace with fast moving and ever changing business environments.

International Business

This module considers the fundamental issue of competitiveness and helps you to consider a strategic perspective on globalisation. You'll explore the benefits of location (such as costs, consumer preferences and technology) and the internationalisation of business through the impact of multinationals and global supply chains. In term 2 you'll focus on international business functions such as marketing and human resources.

A variety of teaching and learning strategies will be used including lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, directed study and project work. Assessment will vary depending on the module focus and outcomes and may include examinations, group or individual presentations, essays or reports, and time constrained assignments.

If you are concerned about adapting to study at university level, then our Learning Development Group, (LDG) based in the Huddersfield Business School building offers a dedicated service helping our students to improve their academic skills in areas such as presentations skills, time-management, academic reading, referencing or academic writing, research for essay preparation and how to prepare effectively for examinations.

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Feedback (usually written) is normally provided on all coursework submissions within three term time weeks unless the submission was made towards the end of the session in which case feedback would be available on request after the formal publication of results. Feedback on exam performance/final coursework is available on request after the publication of results.

Entry requirements

To find out if you are eligible for this course, please call our Clearing helpline on 0330 123 227701484 472777.

What our students have to say


The University of Huddersfield offers a diverse and vibrant student environment, located on one central town centre campus site. The Business School provides you with a modern, professional environment in which to learn and develop, located right next to the Huddersfield Narrow Canal it's in a leafy and picturesque location at the heart of the campus.

Watch our profile video to hear Danielle describe why she chose the University of Huddersfield.

Teaching excellence

  1. Huddersfield is a TEF gold-rated institution delivering consistently outstanding teaching and learning of the highest quality found in the UK (Teaching Excellence Framework, 2017).
  2. We won the first Global Teaching Excellence Award recognising the University’s commitment to world-class teaching and its success in developing students as independent learners and critical thinkers (HEA, 2017).
  3. Here at Huddersfield, you’ll be taught by some of the best lecturers in the country. We’ve been the English university with the highest proportion of professionally-qualified teaching staff for the past four years*.
  4. For the past ten years, we’ve been the UK’s leading university for National Teaching Fellowships too, which rate Britain’s best lecturers. It’s all part of our ongoing drive for teaching excellence, which helps our students to achieve great things too.
  5. We’re unique in the fact that all our permanent teaching staff** have, or are completing, doctorates. This expertise, together with our teaching credentials, means that students here learn from knowledgeable and well-qualified teachers and academics who are at the forefront of their subject area.

*HESA - First awarded in 2016, maintained in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

**Permanent staff, after probation: some recently appointed colleagues will only obtain recognition in the months after their arrival in Huddersfield, once they have started teaching; research degrees applies to those on contracts of more than half-time.

Our Gallery

Your Career


The University's Business School has an excellent record in business education and our courses offer you a wide variety of career opportunities. You’ll be attractive to employers as you’ll understand how organisations operate and how they are financed, whether you wish to work in the private, public or voluntary sectors.

Previous graduates from the Department of Accountancy and Finance have gone on to roles such as Accounts Assistant, Graduate schemes and Management Accountant in organisations including Pentagon Vauxhall, HSBC Commercial Banking, Teale Services AT Ltd and BJA Refrigeration.**

 

* Whilst this is a top-up course and therefore there are no graduate statistics for this specific course, 95% of graduates from courses in this subject area go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers Survey 2016/17).

**Source: LinkedIn

95% Graduates employed from this subject*

Student support

At the University of Huddersfield, you'll find support networks and services to help you get ahead in your studies and social life. Whether you study at undergraduate or postgraduate level, you'll soon discover that you're never far away from our dedicated staff and resources to help you to navigate through your personal student journey. Find out more about all our support services.

Important information

We will always try to deliver your course as described on this web page. However, sometimes we may have to make changes as set out below.

Changes to a course you have applied for

If we propose to make a major change to a course that you are holding an offer for, then we will tell you as soon as possible so that you can decide whether to withdraw your application prior to enrolment.

Changes to your course after you enrol as a student

We will always try to deliver your course and other services as described. However, sometimes we may have to make changes as set out below:

Changes to option modules

Where your course allows you to choose modules from a range of options, we will review these each year and change them to reflect the expertise of our staff, current trends in research and as a result of student feedback or demand for certain modules. We will always ensure that you have a range of options to choose from and we will let you know in good time the options available for you to choose for the following year.

Major changes

We will only make major changes to the core curriculum of a course or to our services if it is necessary for us to do so and provided such changes are reasonable. A major change in this context is a change that materially changes the services available to you; or the outcomes, or a significant part, of your course, such as the nature of the award or a substantial change to module content, teaching days (part time provision), classes, type of delivery or assessment of the core curriculum.

For example, it may be necessary to make a major change to reflect changes in the law or the requirements of the University’s regulators; to meet the latest requirements of a commissioning or accrediting body; to improve the quality of educational provision; in response to student, examiners’ or other course evaluators’ feedback; and/or to reflect academic or professional changes within subject areas. Major changes may also be necessary because of circumstances outside our reasonable control, such as a key member of staff leaving the University or being unable to teach, where they have a particular specialism that can’t be adequately covered by other members of staff; or due to damage or interruption to buildings, facilities or equipment.

Major changes would usually be made with effect from the next academic year, but this may not always be the case. We will notify you as soon as possible should we need to make a major change and will carry out suitable consultation with affected students. If you reasonably believe that the proposed change will cause you detriment or hardship we will, if appropriate, work with you to try to reduce the adverse effect on you or find an appropriate solution. Where an appropriate solution cannot be found and you contact us in writing before the change takes effect you can cancel your registration and withdraw from the University without liability to the University for future tuition fees. We will provide reasonable support to assist you with transferring to another university if you wish to do so.

Termination of course

In exceptional circumstances, we may, for reasons outside of our control, be forced to discontinue or suspend your course. Where this is the case, a formal exit strategy will be followed and we will notify you as soon as possible about what your options are, which may include transferring to a suitable replacement course for which you are qualified, being provided with individual teaching to complete the award for which you were registered, or claiming an interim award and exiting the University. If you do not wish to take up any of the options that are made available to you, then you can cancel your registration and withdraw from the course without liability to the University for future tuition fees and you will be entitled to a refund of all course fees paid to date. We will provide reasonable support to assist you with transferring to another university if you wish to do so.

When you enrol as a student of the University, your study and time with us will be governed by a framework of regulations, policies and procedures, which form the basis of your agreement with us. These include regulations regarding the assessment of your course, academic integrity, your conduct (including attendance) and disciplinary procedure, fees and finance and compliance with visa requirements (where relevant). It is important that you familiarise yourself with these as you will be asked to agree to abide by them when you join us as a student. You will find a guide to the key terms here, where you will also find links to the full text of each of the regulations, policies and procedures referred to.

The Office for Students (OfS) is the principal regulator for the University.

You may also be interested in...

International Accountancy (Top-up) BA(Hons)

From corporate reporting to management accounting, we put accountancy into a global context to enhance your chances of an international career.

Find out more How to apply

Full-time

Undergraduate


Business Administration and Management (Top-up) BA(Hons)

Our Business Management Top-up course gives you the chance to develop a deeper understanding of management, focusing on leadership and organisational change.

Find out more How to apply

Full-time

Undergraduate


Business with Financial Services (Top-up) BA(Hons)

This one year top-up course focuses on financial services, central banking, financial markets and regulatory practice, plus the stock exchange and investment.

Find out more How to apply

Full-time

Undergraduate


Global Marketing (Top-up) BA(Hons)

We look at global businesses, iconic brands, international marketing and communications. You could develop skills for an international marketing career.

Find out more How to apply

Full-time

Undergraduate


Hospitality Business Management (Top-up) BA(Hons)

Hospitality Business Management (Top-up) looks at hospitality, tourism and leisure, including operations, strategy, organisation and management.

Find out more How to apply

Full-time

Undergraduate


Human Resource Management (Top-up) BA(Hons)

Top up your knowledge to study Human Resource Management (HRM) and discover why it’s vital to any business - covering recruitment, management and retention.

Find out more How to apply

Full-time

Undergraduate


International Business (Top-up) BA(Hons)

Hoping to work in a global business? This course aims to give you a solid foundation in international business and management know-how.

Find out more How to apply

Full-time

Undergraduate


International Trade and Investment (Top-up) BA(Hons)

International trade, global banking and finance. We’ll help you build a broader understanding of business and gain an international perspective.

Find out more How to apply

Full-time

Undergraduate


Supply Chain Management with Logistics (Top-up) BSc(Hons)

Marketing, logistics, production, purchasing, finance, business performance. This one-year top-up looks at every aspect of the supply chain.

Find out more How to apply

Full-time

Undergraduate