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International Finance & Accounting (Foundation Entry)

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

UCAS Course code IF15


The programme of study will be directed towards the attainment, assessment and evaluation of knowledge and skills required by you, the accounting graduate. The intention is to create an intellectually challenging degree that will prepare you as a graduate, for a career in the field of accounting or financial executive in industry, commerce or the public sector or who want to become a management consultant, or for further academic study. Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded a BA (Hons) International Finance and Accounting.

The foundation entry year is designed for students who do not have the usual entry qualifications to directly join one of our main degree programmes. Foundation entry students are typically registered on a 4 or 5 year programme, linked to one of our 3 or 4 year Degree programmes in the Lancashire School of Business & Enterprise, i.e. the one in this handbook. The first year of this programme (or Year 0 as it is officially known) will prepare you to progress to a main degree programme on successful completion. Although you are registered on a particular programme, that you may have expressed an interest in upon application, you may switch to another appropriate programme during the course of your foundation year. Please speak to your academic adviser for further details.

Aims and Learning Outcomes of the BA (Hons) Business (Foundation Entry) Programme

• To provide the opportunity to students who do not have the normal entry qualifications, to prepare for and progress to one of the Business and Management undergraduate degree programmes.
• To provide a broad and academically rigorous business education, in preparation for undergraduate study in the Business and Management fields.
• To develop the students’ personal and interpersonal skills in preparation for study at HE level.
• To develop the students’ employability and business skills

Learning Outcomes
The learning outcomes are as follows and on completion of the course students will be able to:-
• Select and collate information from a range of sources and analyse business problems.
• Construct and criticise proposed solutions
• Draw conclusions and recommend actions appropriate to the level of study
• Communicate knowledge and ideas effectively; orally and in writing.
• Identify and describe a range of management and business problems and situations both real and simulated.
• Demonstrate an ability to apply a range of business and management theories, models and perspectives to analyse management situations
• Perform effectively within a team environment including; building, developing and managing teams, planning.
• Conduct research into business and management issues, from a variety of business and academic sources.
• Effectively select and process information from a range of sources
• Describe and interpret theoretical, research and experiential data
• Evaluate problem-solving tools and methods applied to business and management case studies.
• Reflect and learn from own and others’ experiences.
• Assess existing skills and identify needs for further development
• Develop effective negotiation skills
• Develop effective networking skills.
• Work independently
• Manage teamwork processes effectively
• Develop IT skills for data management and analysis

Award: BA
Professional Qualification
4 Years Full Time
Taught in English

Entry requirements

Application through UCAS.

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Times HE UK: 64

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