Accounting BSc Honours

University of Westminster, Westminster Business School

Program Description

Accounting BSc Honours

University of Westminster, Westminster Business School

Business success requires a breadth of knowledge and abilities. This course, which brings together business management theory and practice, will enable you to develop the vision, innovation and drive needed for a successful leader in the contemporary business world.

On this course, you will gain a broad range of business knowledge and management skills. The course introduces you to different business functions and provides a broad perspective on the global business environment.

With a specialism towards accounting, you will also learn both theory and practice behind accounting financial management, analysis, and reporting. This opens up a range of further career opportunities in areas such as financial management and accounting in either public, private or third sector organizations.

Course content

In each year of study, you will take a combination of core and option modules, with increased flexibility as you move through the degree. You can also study a foreign language as part of the course.

In Year 1 you are introduced to the functions of business organizations, the broader business environment, and key management skills and competencies including information gathering and analysis, finance, marketing, and people and organizations. Our Business Management BA and its pathways are designed to allow you more flexibility and provides you with the opportunity to transfer between the various Business Management pathways, should you wish, at the end of your first year.

The core modules in Year 2 focus on how businesses operate (particularly in the digital environment), managing and leading people, and decision making. You will begin to study your chosen pathway for a special award or select modules from across all business areas for a general award. Your Personal and Professional Development Tutor will help you to decide on a programme of study best suited to your abilities and personal career interests. You may wish to study abroad for a semester in the second half of Year 2.

In Year 3 the core modules will enable you to apply critical and reflective approaches to exploring the challenges facing contemporary business at a strategic level and to develop your specialism further. You will also have the opportunity to complete a project or piece of independent research, investigating an issue of your choice.

Teaching methods focus on active student learning through seminars, workshops, problem-based and blended learning (including group work) designed to engage your interest. Assessment methods may include essays, reports, presentations, case studies, videos, podcasts, wikis, blogs, and posters, as well as time-constrained in-class tests and exams.

Subjects of study

The following subjects are indicative of what you will study on this course.

Year 1 (Credit Level 4)

Subjects of study may include:

  • Accounting and Finance Fundamentals
  • Analysing and Managing Information
  • Global Business Environment
  • Marketing Principles
  • People and Organisations

Year 2 (Credit Level 5)

Subjects of study may include:

  • Business Decision Making
  • Corporate Governance
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Law and the Business
  • Managing and Leading People
  • Operations and Digital Business

Work placement year

Between Year 2 and Year 3 you can undertake a one-year, full-time business placement.

Past students have completed placements in a variety of SMEs and prestigious organizations, including Barclays Bank, British Airways, Disney UK, IBM and the NHS. Alternatively, you can study abroad at one of our partner institutions.

Year 3 (Credit Level 6)

Subjects of study may include:

  • Accounting Theory and Practice
  • Current Themes in Accounting
  • Financial Management and Strategy
  • Global Finance Markets and Institutions
  • Global Strategic Management
  • Sustainable Business
  • Taxation

Westminster electives

As part of your course, you can take elective modules. Electives are an exciting opportunity to widen your experience at university and to gain skills and knowledge that will help make you more employable.

International Foundation course

We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London to provide Foundation courses for international students who do not meet our Bachelor’s degree entry requirements.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
University of Westminster, Westminster Business School

Last updated February 15, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2019
3 - 4 
Full time
9,250 GBP
Home/EU: £9,250 - Overseas: £12,500
United Kingdom - London, England
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