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Accountancy and Finance specialists are highly skilled and in high demand. This 2-year degree has been designed to set you on the path towards a major professional accountancy qualification and an excellent career in a shorter time, while also keeping the high standards of teaching and excellent exemptions.
And where better to study than our brand new, purpose-built campus, in the heart of one of London’s fastest growing areas? We are responding to the needs of a community and providing Londoners with a brand new business hub in the heart of Croydon. We have chosen our new campus as the home of our accelerated degrees, giving local residents an extra boost towards employment.
Developed with input from businesses, our courses ensure you gain the knowledge you need to succeed in the modern world. 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.
After graduating, there are a range of options open to you - some of our Accounting graduates start their own practice once qualified, and others go onto have amazing careers in areas such as:
By studying on a 2-year accelerated degree, you will be required to study throughout the year including through the summer. This allows you to complete the full course, with the same outcomes, in a shorter amount of time.. Students considering two-year degrees are expected to be highly self-motivated to complete the course within two years, and our academics and specialist personal tutors will be there to support you along the way.
This course covers a broad range of areas including auditing, taxation, corporate finance, company law and economics, practical skills and professional body accreditation. Take a look at the detail below.
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We strive to give our students a head-start to their careers. This course provides you with a number of Professional Accountancy Body exemptions, notably:
Our BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance graduates work in an array of jobs and sectors. Many of our graduates decide to work in a practice whilst completing their professional qualifications. Accountants and finance professionals work in public sector organisations such the NHS and Universities, Banks such as Natwest and Lloyds, accounting firms such as PWC and E&Y, corporations as well as SMEs. You can choose a career in audit, tax, financial accounting, management accounting to name just a few options. We pride ourselves in accompanying our students throughout the degree and beyond, meaning that once you become an LSBU student we work with you to enable you reach your potential and follow the career that suits you.
At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:
Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.
Specialist industry software prepares our students with the digital skills that employers value. We have a state-of-the-art Bloomberg room on the ground floor or our Business School building. By joining our course you will have access to Bloomberg, Xero, Microsoft Office Suite, SPSS and other more generalist software.
In addition to lectures, seminars and tutorials, teaching methods include student presentations, group working, role playing exercises, hands-on computing and computer assisted learning packages. We’ll strengthen your interpersonal skills to help you establish a career in your chosen subject area by supporting you with a personal tutor and a student mentor.
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As an undergraduate student in LSBU Business School, your personal development and wellbeing is very important to us, so we have developed a personal tutoring system that is tailored to your individual and group needs.
Firstly, you will be allocated a personal tutor who will be available to you on a 1:1 basis as well as facilitating group personal tutoring sessions which will be designed to enhance your academic and personal development within your degree programme.
In addition to an allocated personal tutor, there will also be a personal tutor available ‘on call’ in a designated room, called ‘Talk’, for confidential 1:1 pastoral care meetings every day of the academic semester from 9am to 8pm. This personal tutor can be seen by appointment or within a few minutes in order to assist you with any concerns that you may have.
Our personal tutoring motto is that we want you to "Achieve, Succeed & Excel".
If you have already completed some studies at another university, we may be able to consider you for advanced entry. Please see our advanced entry page for more information.
The course is not currently open to international students.
International (non Home) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.
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All full-time undergraduate students apply to the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) using the University's Institution Code L75. Full details of how to do this are supplied on our How to apply webpage for undergraduate students.
Our city-based Croydon campus does not currently offer accommodation. Our Accommodation Service are on hand to provide information and advice about options in the local area. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
LSBU Croydon is a short walk from both East Croydon and West Croydon station, with regular trains from Central London and the South of England. Our new campus is also accessible via local buses and the tram network.
Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.
You don't need to wait for a confirmed place on a course to start applying for student finance. Read how to pay your fees as an undergraduate student.
After you’ve received your offer we’ll send you emails about events we run to help you prepare for your course.
Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our Enrolment pages.
For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for undergraduate students.
Please check your fee status and whether you are considered a Home, EU or International student for fee-paying purposes and for our regulatory returns, by reading the UKCISA regulations.
The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any government guidance or decisions.
The fees for international students are reviewed annually and the University reserves the right to increase the tuition fees in line with the RPIX measure of inflation up to 4 per cent.
We offer several types of fee reduction through our scholarships and bursaries. Find the full list and other useful information on our scholarships page.
The individual fee for this course is shown above. For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for postgraduate students.
We have a range of PhD Scholarships available in partnership with businesses and organisations; read notices of PhD studentships.
After receiving an unconditional offer, Max was drawn to LSBU for its central London location and career opportunities: “LSBU is in such a great spot in the heart of the capital. There is so much on the doorstep.”
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