London South Bank University - BA (Hons) ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE (WITH PLACEMENT)

London South Bank University


Our Accounting and Finance with foundation year programme has been specially designed to give you the introductory and foundational knowledge to confidently progress to degree-level study.

The course is delivered in a supportive learning environment with a focus on student and professional success. Our curriculum has been designed with future practice in mind, and students have the opportunity to pursue an optional placement in industry during their degree to gain relevant work experience and develop their employability skills.

You’ll learn how to use data for decision making, taxation and managerial accounting, as well as finance in a digital world. You will be able to tailor the course to suit your interests and future ambitions through a range of option modules in your final year.

Entry Requirements

In order to be considered for entry to the course(s) applicants will be required to have the following qualifications:

  • A Level DD or:
  • BTEC National Diploma MPP or:
  • Access to HE qualifications with Pass or:
  • Equivalent Level 3 qualifications worth 64 UCAS points.
  • Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including English and Maths, or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).
  • We welcome equivalent qualifications from around the world.

We welcome equivalent qualifications from around the world.

English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.0 or Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.

Career Prospects

LSBU Business School has been named University of the Year for Graduate Employment for the second consecutive year, according to The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. The school offers an Employability Service, including an online board for placements, Job Shop advisers, Careers Gym, and Student Enterprise team. The integrated foundation year provides a solid foundation in academic skills and business-related disciplines, preparing students for an LSBU Business School degree that can add value to any company or organization. The school has established links with various organizations, including the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, and the Institute of Financial Accountants. LSBU Business School is an esteemed member of the Business Graduates Association (BGA), an international membership and quality assurance body of world-leading and high-potential Business Schools. As a BGA member institution, students can access BGA's individual membership, which offers a range of tools and resources designed to support the professional and personal development of business students and graduates, free of charge.

Course Details

The academic team comprises lecturers from various backgrounds, including research, industry, and charity, with specialisms in Economics, Enterprise, Management Information Systems, Marketing, and Mathematics. Occasionally, guest speakers from business and academia will provide real-world context. Interactive seminars and workshops will support lectures, focusing on small group activities and applying knowledge to real-life business case studies. Students will engage in question practice, case study analysis, debate, and discussion. Assessment types include Business Reports, Case Study Analysis, Closed Book Exam, Multiple Choice Test, Individual Reflections, Essays, E-poster, Social Media Presence Development, Individual Portfolio, Excel Assignment, Coaching Diary, and Group Presentation.
Personal tutoring and pastoral care will be provided through a dedicated team of personal tutors. Students will meet in groups to discuss and identify their individual SMART objectives related to their course of study and career objectives. They will work with their tutor to develop a Personal Development Plan for the coming semester, which will be finalized in the Problem Solving for Business module. At the end of Semester 1 or beginning of Semester 2, students will review their results and develop their plan.

Year 1

Apps and Applications
Academic Development
Business Communication and Culture
Problem-solving for business
Data-handing for Business and Marketing
Introduction to Accounting

Year 2

Finance and the Economy
The LSBU Discovery Project
Elements of Financial Accounting
Management and Organisations
Data for Decision Making
Managerial Accounting

Year 3

Managing Business Performance
Taxation Practice
Professional and Digital Skills
Legal Environment of Business
Financial Accounting and Reporting
Finance in a Digital World

Year 4 (optional placement year)

When you complete a placement year, you'll be awarded a differentiated degree entitled BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance (with Placement). The assessment of the placement is designed to support and accredit your experience by formalising your personal development outcomes, and by contextualising your prior learning. The production of evidence to a relevant professional body, which includes a minimum of two workplace visits over the year, will provide you with a supportive structure to work in. Regular online contact with tutors, peer-contact and placement support will be maintained throughout the year. Assessment method: 100% coursework.

Year 5

Contemporary Audit: Principles & Practice
Corporate Reporting
Financial Decision Making
Plus 1 Option from:
Advanced Financial Accounting and Reporting
Advanced Taxation
Corporate Finance and Risk Management
Global Finance and Technology
Organisational Risk and Controls
Strategic Leadership and Governance
Accounting and Finance Research Project

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