• Study mode: Full Time
  • Location: High Wycombe | Uxbridge
  • Duration: Three Years
  • Start Date: January* and September 2021

Course Overview

*Fast-track into your degree with this accelerated first-year programme. You can start in January and finish in July – ready to progress straight into your second year in September. You will:

  • be based at our High Wycombe Campus
  • benefit from the full programme
  • accelerate your journey into higher education
  • enjoy all the great facilities on offer.

In the industry, business and finance are inextricably linked. Having a good understanding of one area enhances your knowledge of the other

This course is right for you if you want to pursue a career in the finance sector and you’re keen to apply a range of general management skills. It is particularly relevant if you’re interested in a management role in banking or financial services.

This programme introduces business and finance theory. Modules have been designed to enable you to develop the ability to apply learning to practical situations. Being successful in business starts with having a broad range of skills. We’ll equip you with the vital skills require. You’ll learn how to manage profit-making or providing value to stakeholders. Knowing how to communicate your business strategies is crucial and we help you to confidently make decisions.

There will be opportunities for you to explore your own business ideas and launch your own enterprise. You can also take work based learning to enhance your understanding and gain credits towards your degree.

More placements, more choices

Bucks is a Placements Plus university. So, whatever degree you do, you can be sure there’ll be plenty of industry-relevant opportunities on offer, to help you get into your chosen field.

We’ll also prepare you for work beforehand, with special skills for work training, further boosting your CV, and building skills employers will value. In recognition of the value we place on these skills we have incorporated this experience into your study time.

Placements Plus is all about helping you get some valuable experience under your belt while you’re a student. To increase your choices later, and help you get the graduate-level job you want.

Course Details

UCAS CODE: NN13

We have a bustling business department with lots of expertise. All our business courses cross over, with some modules being shared across the degrees. We believe in breaking down barriers and giving our students every opportunity to expand their network while with us. With smaller, more intimate class sizes, we give our students one-to-one teaching and around-the-clock support.

Being so close to London gives us some amazing industry links, giving you the chance to gain experience in the real world. Our focus on real life experience gives you that competitive edge when heading into employment.

Make the most of our industry links

Our focus on recreating the industry on campus gives a boost to your employability. Some of the companies we have worked with include Initials, Jargon PR, Medico, Mindshare, Primal, Scannappeal and Simpler PR.

We have a strong practical element to our business courses with live briefs that our friends in the industry trust our students with. We’ve had students consulting major companies and helping start ups to get their businesses on the move.

Learn about Business from well-seasoned experts in management

Our lecturers have extensive industry and academic experience. They’ll help you mix theory with practice, informing your teaching with their knowledge. We attract many guest speakers, including former students who share their business acumen. We make sure that you’ll always know about the latest trends in the world of business.

Every year we run BizFest, where successful business leaders come to Bucks to share their thoughts on business ventures and the future of their industries.

Gain professional accreditations and exemptions

At Bucks we want you to get the most out of your time with us. Studying a course with a professional accreditation gives you the opportunity to get workplace experience, learn about new developments in the industry and apply for membership with the accrediting body.

The following professional bodies currently accredit this degree:

ACCA LogoICAEW logoCIMA logo

BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance graduates are also eligible for membership at various levels for the IFA and ICAEW.

What are the course entry requirements?

A typical offer will require a UCAS Tariff score between 80 - 104. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis.

For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the three-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a degree course, can apply for a four-year programme including a Foundation Year; find out more.

Course Modules

Module Map

This module map provides a list of the modules that make up your course. You can find more information about how your course is structured on our Academic Advice section.

The modules available on this course are as follows:

Year 1 Modules

  • Financial Accounting
  • Computerised Accounting
  • Accountant in Business Organisations
  • Global Business environment
  • The Graduate Challenge
  • Management Accounting
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Career Viewpoint

Year 2 Modules

  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Digital Business and New Technologies
  • Contemporary Business Economics
  • Consulting in Practice
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Marketing (optional)
  • Project Management
  • Financial Management

Year 3 Modules

  • Research Methods
  • Strategic Agility
  • Managing and Developing Innovation and Creativity
  • Change Management and organisation Development
  • Dissertation (optional)
  • Consultancy Project (optional)

Fees

How much does it cost

Full Time Home and EU, Academic Year 2020-2021: £9,250 per year

Full Time International, Academic Year 2020-2021: £12,500 per year

Full Time Home and EU, Academic Year 2021-2022: £9,250 per year

Full Time International, Academic Year 2021-2022: £13,750 per year

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Questions about fees?

Contact our Enquiries Team:
0330 123 2023
advice@bucks.ac.uk

How do I apply?

For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks

Employability

What are my career prospects

This qualification opens doors in management in a variety of sectors. There is also the opportunity to study to become a professional accountant with a number of exemptions from initial exams.

You can find work as:

  • Business manager
  • Communications manager
  • Financial manager
  • Marketing manager
  • Retail manager
  • Sport manager
  • Tourism manager

How will you help me prepare for my future career?

Throughout your time with us we’ll support you on the route to your chosen career.

We’ll help you to develop crucial skills, encouraging you to become enterprising, employable and good leaders.

We encourage you to undertake relevant work experience, giving you the opportunity to develop your skills in a work environment. Our modules and teaching expertise will help you become more independent as a learner and more certain of your discipline expertise. We also help you find employment after graduation. Have a look at our Careers and Employability pages to find out more.


The Big Deal

At Bucks, we believe in putting our students first. That’s why our Students’ Union have developed our exclusive ‘Big Deal’ package. We’re the only university in the UK to offer free access to such a diverse and exciting range of activities – all to enrich the university experience.

We offer FREE events and entertainment, additional skills workshops, sports, recreational activities, societies and paid student rep schemes. All at one of the top 10 Students’ Unions in the UK.  It’s a big deal!

We are proud that our exciting and dynamic students’ union is ranked in the top three in the UK for representing student’s academic interests (NSS 2020). It’s a big deal!

Want to find out more? Visit our Students’ Union page or watch our video.