Programme And Module Handbook
Programme Specification

Date Specification Approved 28/02/2023
College College Social Sciences
School Birmingham Business School
Department Accounting
Partner College and School
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title B.Sc. Accounting and Finance with Placement Year Full-time
Programme Code 334H
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 4 Year(s)
Accreditations ICAEW
Aims of the Programme "The programme aims to develop rounded, confident individuals who are ready to outperform in their chosen career. We aim to:a) Develop the analytical capabilities of individuals
b) Improve our students? communication and presentation skills
c) Encourage our students to be critical thinkers with the self-assurance to make decisions based on the evidence provided.
d) Cultivate independent learners who look to critically evaluate material by integrating knowledge from multiple sources.
e) Encourage students to develop a deeper approach to learning that allows them to formulate their own student focused understanding of concepts related to accounting and finance.
f) Advance team building qualities that will help to enhance employability.
g) Achieve a balance between the conceptual and applied aspects of the subject of finance and accounting.
h) Nurture understanding in a breadth of disciplines.

Programme Outcomes
Students are expected to have Knowledge and Understanding of: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
The foundations of accounting and finance in both conceptual and applied aspects;
The main current technical accounting language and practices and be able to apply them to current accounting contexts (A);
The alternative technical language and practices of accounting and be able to apply them to currnt and future accounting contexts (A);
The skills in recording and summarizing transactions and other economic events, in the preparation of financial statements, in analysing the operations of a business and in financial analysis and projections (A);
The contemporary theories and empirical evidnece concerning accounting and the firm and be able to evaluate critically such theories and evidence (A);
The theories and empirical evidence concerning financial management, risk and the operation of the capital markets (A);
The international perspectives on accouting and professional ethics
An awareness of issues of financial management, risk and the operation of capital markets.
Lectures, seminars, self-directed study, on-line materials
Examination, individual coursework, group coursework Assignments, Essays, Assessed essays, Research project, company monitoring and assessed presentations.
Students are expected to have attained the following Skills and other Attributes: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
Analytical capability and a critical approach to problem solving (A);
The ability to formulate and deliver logical and precise arguments (A);
Research skills including methodology, analysis and interpretation;
An appropriate portfolio of skills inlcuidng oral and written communication; team working, presentation and IT skills.
Demonstrate a basic ability to use and interpret the information on financial statements & carry out simple statistical & financial analysis.
Ability to apply the skills and knowledge gained in Years 1 and 2 in an international study setting (Year Abroad students only)
Lectures, classes, essay Professional Skills module, IT lectures, team working course at Coniston
Assignments, Assessed essays,Assessed extended essay,Essays, company monitoring and assessed presentations.