Name of Programme
BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance
Final Award
BSc (Hons)
Location
Buckingham
Awarding Institution/Body
University Of Buckingham
Teaching Institution
University Of Buckingham
School of Study
School of Business [Accounting and Finance]
Programme Code(s)
UBSF9SAF / Full Time / 2 Years and 1 Term
UBSF2SAF / Full Time / 2 Years
Professional Body Accreditation
ACCA, CIMA, CPA, ACA
Relevant Subject Benchmark Statement (SBS)
QAA: Accounting 2007
QAA: Finance
QAA: Languages
Admission Criteria
A-level: BBB-BCC (or equivalent)
IB: 32-30 (or equivalent)
National Diploma: DMM
UCAS tariff: 112
Applicable Cohort(s)
January 2014 onwards
(revised wef September 2019)
FHEQ Level
6
UCAS Code
NN43
Summary of Programme
BSc in Accounting and Finance is designed to build essential knowledge and skills. The programme also provides an opportunity for students to study a wide range of general business and accounting subject areas. In addition, completion of the degree provides students with eligibility for a number of professional exemptions enabling future continuation of their studies to become a fully qualified accountant.
Educational Aims of the Programme
The programme aims to:
• Provide a comprehensive foundation for students intending to pursue a further professional accountancy qualification on graduation.
• Provide a comprehensive introduction to the worlds of accountancy practice, commerce, industry and finance.
• Develop the knowledge and skills essential for employment in the modern business environment
Programme Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of the programme, students should be able to:
1. Critically evaluate some of the contexts in which accounting operates (include the legal, ethical, social and natural environment; the accountancy profession; the business entity; the capital markets; the public sector)
2. Appropriately and correctly use the main current technical language and practices of accounting (for example, recognition, measurement and disclosure in financial statements; managerial accounting; auditing; taxation) in a specified socio-economic domain
3. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of some of the alternative technical languages and practices of accounting
4. Record and summarise transactions and other economic events; prepare financial statements; analyse the operations of business (for example, decision analysis, performance measurement and management control); complete financial analysis and projections (for example, analysis of financial ratios, discounted cash flow analysis, budgeting, financial risks)
5. Critically evaluate contemporary theories and empirical evidence concerning accounting in at least one of its contexts (for example, accounting and capital markets; accounting and the firm; accounting and the public sector; accounting and society; accounting and sustainability)
6. Articulate theories and empirical evidence concerning financial management, risk and the operation of capital markets

Teaching/Learning Strategy

(ILOs:1-6)
Students gain knowledge and develop skills through:
• Lectures, traditional and interactive.
• Discussions in small group tutorials and through preparation for them.
• Solving problems, taking questionnaires, using case studies and participation in question and answer sessions
• Preparation of assignments, literature reviews and presentations during courses.
• Preparation for all forms of assessment (including examinations) both summative and formative
• Independent study, reading textbooks, journals, newspapers and other online material.
• Participation in workshops, computer practicals and upgrade sessions
• Watching video material
• Attending lectures by visiting speakers
• Using Moodle and textbook websites

Assessment Strategy

(ILOs:1-6)
Students’ knowledge and understanding will be formally assessed by:
• Examinations
• Class tests, including short answer/multiple choice tests
• Practical exercises
• Timed essays
• Written reports, group and individual
• Literature reviews
• Group and individual Presentations
• Group and individual assignments or projects
• Seminar performance
Programme Outcomes

Cognitive Skills

On successful completion of the programme, students should be able to:
1. Critically evaluate arguments and evidence
2. Solve a variety of problems (structured/unstructured problems, when given complete/incomplete information).
3. Locate, extract and analyse data from multiple sources, including the acknowledgement and referencing of sources and apply such data in problem solving exercises.
4. Demonstrate the ability to learn independently and self-manage learning

Teaching/Learning Strategy

(CS:1-5)
• Preparation of assignments, such as essays, presentations and literature reviews
• Preparation of tutorial assignments and resulting discussions
• Completion of problem solving exercises
• Encouraging reading and reflection on set texts and additional material, online journals, newspapers etc.
• Making use of textbook websites and other online resources. Upgrade sessions will help to develop study skills
• Students will be given the opportunity to apply knowledge to solve practical problems.

Assessment Strategy

(CS:1-5)
• Timed Essays
• Written Reports
• Examinations
• Literature Reviews
• Case Studies
Programme Outcomes

Practical/Transferable Skills

1. Numeracy skills, including the ability to manipulate financial and other numerical data and to appreciate statistical concepts at an appropriate level
2. Skills in the use of communications and information technology in acquiring, analysing and communicating information (currently these skills include the use of spreadsheets, word processing software, online databases)
3. Communication skills including the ability to present quantitative and qualitative information, together with analysis, argument and commentary, in a form appropriate to the intended audience
4. An ability to work in groups, and other interpersonal skills, including oral as well as written presentation skills

Transferable skills (generic):
On successful completion of the programme, students should be able to demonstrate:

1. Data management skills
2. Communication skills: including presentation skills
3. Leadership and team-building skills
4. Time management skills
5. Decision-making and problem-solving skills
6. Life-long learning skills
7. Numeracy skills,
8. Skills in the use of CIT
9. Team working skills
10. Interpersonal skills
11. Adaptability/Flexibility

Teaching/Learning Strategy

(1-4)
• Students will be exposed to a variety of workshops and practical exercises helping to develop numeracy and IT skills.
• Upgrade sessions will help to develop study skills
• Students will be encouraged to use Moodle and other online resources to aid learning and develop IT skills.
• Students will be required to write and present assignments both as individuals and in groups
• Students will be required to prepare spreadsheets and worksheets, use Word and Excel and learn the basics of file management. Other computer software packages will also be introduced.
• Students will be given the opportunity to apply knowledge to solve practical problems.

Students will be exposed to a variety of workshops and practical exercises helping to develop numeracy and IT skills, in QM extra seminars will be provided for those with weak numeracy skills
• Students will be encouraged to use Moodle and other online resources to aid learning and develop CIT skills.
• Students will be required to write and present assignments both as individuals and in groups
• Students will be required to prepare spreadsheets and worksheets, use Word and Excel and learn the basics of file management. Other computer software packages will also be introduced.
• Tutorial exercises and assignments will develop problem solving skills

Assessment Strategy

(PS:1-4)
Practical skills in areas 1-4 are assessed by coursework, examinations, projects and presentations.

(TS 1-10)
• Examinations
• Multiple choice tests, short answer based tests.
• Individual & group assignments, projects and presentations
• Tutorial Performance
External Reference Points
The following reference points were used in designing the programme
Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if he/she takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information on the learning outcomes, content and teaching, learning and assessment methods of each course unit/module can be found in the departmental or programme handbook. The accuracy of the information contained in this document is reviewed annually by the University of Buckingham and may be checked by the Quality Assurance Agency.
Date of Production
Date approved by School Learning and Teaching Committee
Date approved by School Board of Study
Date approved by University Learning and Teaching Committee
Date of Annual Review

 

PROGRAMME STRUCTURES

BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance

UBSF2SAF / Full Time / January Entry
Term 1
Winter
Introduction to Financial Accounting [L4/15U] (BUFITFA)
Information-based Decision Making [L4/15U] (BUFIBDM)
Understanding Business and Management with Embedded Academic Skills [L4/30U] (BUFUNBM)
Term 2
Spring
Introduction to Management Accounting [L4/15U] (BUFITMA)
Economics for Business [L4/15U] (BUFEC4B)
Marketing Fundamentals [L4/15U] (BUFMFUN)
Preliminary 1 Examination
Term 3
Summer
Management Accounting [L5/15U] (BUFMGAC)
Law of Obligation [L5/15U] (BUFLWOB)
Behaviour in Organisations [L5/15U] (BUFBEHO)
Term 4
Autumn
Financial Accounting [L5/15U] (BUFFIAC)
Principles of Corporate Law [L5/15U] (BUFPOCL)
Auditing Theory [L5/15U] (BUFAUTH)
Part 1 Examination
Term 5
Winter
Financial Management [L5/30U] (BUFFMGM)
Financial Reporting [L6/30U] (BUFFREP)
Advance Management Accounting [L6/15U] (BUFAVMA)
Term 6
Spring
Financial Management [L5/30U] (BUFFMGM)
(Continued)
Financial Reporting [L6/30U] (BUFFREP)
(Continued)
Taxation A [L5/15U] (BUFTAXA)
Part 2 Stage 1 Examination
Term 7
Summer
Taxation B [L6/15U] (BUFTAXB)
Business Simulation [L6/15U] (BUFBUSI)
Term 8
Autumn
Audit and Assurance [L6/15U] (BUFAUAA)
Financial Risk Management [L6/15U] (BUFFRMG)
Statistics for Business & Economics [L6/15U] (BUFSFBE)
Part 2 Stage 2 Examination


NOTE: Within terms 5, 7 and 8, options include both level 5 and level 6 modules. At least 30 units, of the 60 units of options taken, must be at level 6 to satisfy University Regulations.

 

BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance

UBSF9SAF / Full Time / September Entry
Term 1
Autumn
Understanding Business and Management with Embedded Academic Skills [L4/30U] (BUFUNBM)
Preliminary 1 Examination
Term 2
Winter
Introduction to Financial Accounting [L4/15U] (BUFITFA)
Information-based Decision Making [L4/15U] (BUFIBDM)
Personal Effectiveness & Communication Skills [L4/15U] (BUFPECS)
Term 3
Spring
Introduction to Management Accounting [L4/15U] (BUFITMA)
Economics for Business [L4/15U] (BUFEC4B)
Marketing Fundamentals [L4/15U] (BUFMFUN)
Preliminary 2 Examination
Term 4
Summer
Management Accounting [L5/15U] (BUFMGAC)
Law of Obligation [L5/15U] (BUFLWOB)
Behaviour in Organisations [L5/15U] (BUFBEHO)
Term 5
Autumn
Financial Accounting [L5/15U] (BUFFIAC)
Principles of Corporate Law [L5/15U] (BUFPOCL)
Auditing Theory [L5/15U] (BUFAUTH)
Part 1 Examination
Term 6
Winter
Financial Management [L5/30U] (BUFFMGM)
Financial Reporting [L6/30U] (BUFFREP)
Advance Management Accounting [L6/15U] (BUFAVMA)
Term 7
Spring
Financial Management [L5/30U] (BUFFMGM)
(Continued)
Financial Reporting [L6/30U] (BUFFREP)
(Continued)
Taxation A [L5/15U] (BUFTAXA)
Part 2 Stage 1 Examination
Term 8
Summer
Taxation B [L6/15U] (BUFTAXB)
Business Simulation [L6/15U] (BUFBUSI)
Term 9
Autumn
Audit and Assurance [L6/15U] (BUFAUAA)
Financial Risk Management [L6/15U] (BUFFRMG)
Statistics for Business & Economics [L6/15U] (BUFSFBE)
Part 2 Stage 2 Examination


Note: Within terms 6, 8 and 9, options include both level 5 and level 6 modules. At least 30 units of the 60 units of options taken must be at level 6 to satisfy University Regulations.