BA(Hons) Business Management with Accounting and Finance (Top Up)
This course is open for applications.
Page last updated 4 October 2021
Top up your existing qualifications to an honours degree. 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.
This one-year BA(Hons) Business Management with Accounting and Finance top-up course 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.
Our 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.
The optional modules listed are those that are most likely to be available, but they may be subject to change.
You will study:
- Academic and Professional Development
- Accounting for Managers
- Business Project
- Business Project in Theory
- Business Strategy
- Managing Organisational Change.
Plus, two optional modules from:
- Completing Through Quality
- Credit Risk Analysis and Management
- Economics of International Financial Markets
- Financial Crime
- Financial Technology
- International Business in Emerging Markets
- International Financial Management
- Investment Management
- Islamic Banking and Finance
- The Economics of Developing Countries
- Virtual Business.
The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we will inform you.
Learning and Teaching
Our approach to learning is student-focused, with emphasis on helping you find things out for yourself.
Lectures, workshops/seminars, tutorials and group work make up 12 hours of contact time each week and you'll spend at least as much time again studying independently.
This can involve preparing for classes, reviewing lectures, online working, reading, conducting research, preparing assessed work and revising for exams.
You'll develop your communication and presentation skills and IT and numeracy skills, with a strong focus on data interpretation and analysis. Your improved problem solving, critical thinking, analysis, evaluation and innovation skills will help you stand out as a graduate.
You'll be expected to apply theory to practice, so you can appreciate the relevance and application of the concepts you learn.
See our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.
You'll be assessed through a mix of coursework and examinations to assess what you know and can do and help you develop the confidence and skills that employers value.
You'll complete essays and reports, business plans and applied research projects, portfolios and weekly notes, and assessed group and individual presentations and posters. You'll also reflect and comment on your own learning and personal development.
See our full glossary of assessment terms.
In our new £55m Bristol Business School, you'll have access to cutting-edge learning spaces like the Bloomberg financial trading room. Training in this state-of-the-art financial platform will give you a commanding view of global finance.
Designed with student input, the Business School offers learning spaces for individual and group study plus conference rooms you can book. It's a space for students and businesses to come together, collaborate and form new partnerships.
You'll have access to books, trade press, academic journals, and industry databases including MINTEL, Marketline Advantage, Passport and WARC both on and off campus.
Learn more about UWE Bristol's facilities and resources.
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.
Our award-winning careers service will develop your employment potential through career coaching and find you graduate jobs, placements and global opportunities.
We can also help find local volunteering and community opportunities, provide support for entrepreneurial activity and get you access to employer events.
Visit our employability pages to learn more about careers, employers and what our students are doing six months after graduating.
Full-time, sandwich course
Supplementary fee information
Additional costs are for items you could need during your studies that aren't covered by the standard tuition fee. These could be materials, textbooks, travel, clothing, software or printing.
- GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Literature or Language and Mathematics or Statistics, or equivalent. We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as alternatives to GCSEs.
- English Language Requirement:
If English is not your first language, you will need to meet the UK Border Agency's and the University's minimum English language requirements such as the International English Language Test (IELTS) overall score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component.
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.
For country specific entry requirements please find your country on the Country Information pages. If you are an international student and do not meet the academic requirements to study this course, you can qualify by completing preparatory study at our International College.
If you are applying to study at UWE Bristol and require additional support to meet our English language requirements, you may be able to attend one of our pre-sessional English courses. Read more about our Pre-Sessional English Programme.