Top up your existing qualifications to the Business Management with Accounting and Finance (Hons) (Top Up) from University of the West of England (UWE Bristol). This one-year course equivalent to the final year of undergraduate study, and is aimed at students who have previously completed a relevant qualification, such as a Higher National Diploma, in the subject area.
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Overview

This one-year Business Management with Accounting and Finance (Hons) (Top Up) from University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) combines specialist accredited modules in Accounting and Finance with a solid grounding in business. On successful completion you will be awarded a full BA(Hons) degree.

Why UWE Bristol?

Taught by leading experts, you'll develop crucial accounting skills and explore the fundamentals of global business from an operational to strategic level.

You'll be part of a supportive, well-connected department, with access to industry through guest speakers, real-life case studies with companies like PwC, KPMG, Sunlife, Lloyds Banking Group and Hargreaves Lansdown.

Where can it take me?

This course is designed to meet the needs of employers. Students graduate with valuable knowledge and experience of business environments that help them thrive in a competitive job market.

The graduates go on to careers in finance, management, accountancy, marketing and human resources in both private and public sector organisations. Many progress to Master's level courses in areas such as financial management, marketing, human resource management and economics. Others gain professional qualifications alongside work, such as accountancy professional body qualifications like ACCA and CIMA.

Careers / Further study

This broad business degree gives you diverse career pathways to choose from. There is high demand for graduates who understand business and finance and the role of strategic financial decision making in an organisation's success. This gives you a competitive place in the jobs market and opens up many career options.

These include careers in finance, management, accountancy, marketing and human resources in both private and public sector organisations.

Many students take up graduate management schemes, go on to further study or progress to teaching or research careers. Your career options are truly limitless - one of the benefits of a practical degree with a strong focus on employability.

Accreditation

ACCA and CIMA

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Business Project
  • Business Strategy
  • Academic and Professional Development
  • Accounting for Managers
  • Managing Organisational Change
  • International Financial Management
  • Investment Management
  • International Business in the Emerging Markets
  • Financial Crime

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • You should hold an HND or Foundation Degree (or equivalent), or have successfully completed a course which is equivalent to the first two years of a UK honours degree (240 UK credit points (120 ECTS credits) in an Accounting and Finance discipline.

Living costs for Bristol

  • 750 - 1260 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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