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Accounting and Finance with Foundation Year (Full-Time, 2019 Entry)

 

ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE
(WITH FOUNDATION YEAR)

Full-time 2019 entry

Designed to provide you with access to our main Accounting and Finance degree if challenging circumstances mean that you haven’t been able to meet the entry requirements.

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We are looking for applicants who have the drive and motivation and ultimately want to progress to a professionally-orientated qualification that is consistently ranked highly in major UK league tables. We’ll help you to develop valuable skills such as teamwork, presenting, time management, problem solving, decision making, and also build your confidence.

At Warwick Business School, you’ll be part of a small community working closely together on group projects. The course also involves visits to external venues and organisations to give you a better understanding of how business works. You will complete a project in the third term working with an organisation to identify an issue or challenge.

After completing your Foundation Year, you’ll progress onto our standard three-year Accounting and Finance BSc.

Our Foundation Year prepares you for degree-level study at WBS and gives students the opportunity to build their knowledge about business, improve some key skills we have found to be important to success during the undergraduate degree, and spend a year getting used to the university environment.

We provide a diverse programme of events and activities, such as off campus visits to businesses, guest lectures, careers workshops, and service projects, that build your confidence and can be experiences you draw from when you move on to degree level study.

You will need drive and dedication to your studies to progress through the course but will receive a great deal of support from our dedicated team of academic faculty, personal tutors, former foundation year student mentors, and our administrative staff.

If you successfully complete the Foundation Year you will automatically progress to BSc Accounting and Finance and join our direct entry students in Year 1.

You will learn in a variety of ways – primarily through a mixture of lectures, seminars, workshops and online learning.

Contact hours

This varies by year but you will have approximately 15 hours per week of class time, plus student support and feedback hours.

Class size

Class sizes vary by module: there can be up to 500 students in lectures (mainly year 1) and then around 25 in seminars. Some electives are much smaller.

You will be assessed through a combination of end of year examinations and on-going assessments, which may include essays, research assignments, projects, case study analysis, class tests, presentations and group work. The final degree classification is determined by your second and final year marks and each contributes 50%.

The following WBS degrees enable you to spend time studying abroad:

International Management

International Business with French

International Business with German

International Business with Italian

International Business with Spanish

Study abroad is not a requirement of Accounting and Finance, nor is it guaranteed, however if there are places available once allocations have been made to the students on the above courses, Accounting and Finance students may be considered.

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Applicants should have studied a higher level quantitative subject such as Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Calculus and Statistics.

A level Completion of three full courses, excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. Grade B/ grade 6 in GCSE English Language and Mathematics and grade C/grade 4 in five other GCSE subjects. Applicants with grade C/grade 4 in GCSE English Language and grade B/grade 6 in GCSE English Literature will also be considered**.

IB Completion of three subjects at Higher Level and three subjects at Standard Level. Grade B/grade 6 in GCSE English Language and Mathematics and grade C/grade 4 in five other GCSE subjects. Applicants with grade C/grade 4 in GCSE English Language and grade B/grade 6 in GCSE English Literature will also be considered**.

BTEC Completion of the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma. Grade B/grade 6 in GCSE English Language and Mathematics and grade C/grade 4 in five other GCSE subjects. Applicants with grade C/grade 4 in GCSE English language and grade B/ grade 6 in GCSE English Literature will also be considered.

** You must also meet at least two of the Widening Participation criteria listed on the WBS website.

Contextual data and differential offers: Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in the Realising Opportunities programme, or who meet two of the contextual data criteria. Differential offers will be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer (to a minimum of BBB).

  • Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP) All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only). For full details of standard offers and conditions visit the IFP website.
  • We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.
  • Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.

    Interviews We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your UCAS form which includes predicted and actual grades, your personal statement and school reference.

    Open Days All students who have been offered a place are invited to visit. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.

Foundation year
  • Business Maths and Statistics
  • Problem Solving in Organisations
  • Academic Practice
  • Foundations of Business
  • Individual Project

Descriptions of these modules are available here.

Year 1 (as per Accounting and Finance BSc)
  • CORE: Foundations, Skills and Debates

  • Introduction to Financial Accounting

  • Foundations of Management Accounting

  • Financial Management

  • Economics for Business

  • Business Law 1

  • Business Statistics

  • Management, Organisations and Society (Accountancy and Finance or Accountancy pathway)/Business Analytics (Finance pathway)

Descriptions of these modules are available here.

Year 2
  • CORE: Global Environment of Business
  • CORE: Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • Financial Reporting 1
  • Financial Reporting 2
  • Finance 1
  • Finance 2†
  • Accounting in Context*
  • Issues in Management Accounting*
  • Business Law 2§
  • Economics of Strategy^
  • Financial Econometrics^

Descriptions of these modules are available here.

Year 3
  • CORE: Critical Issues in Management
  • You will also study six electives. The list of electives from which you’ll choose will depend on your chosen pathway.

Descriptions of these modules are available here.

These modules are core for
† Accounting and Finance/Finance pathways
* Accounting and Finance/Accounting pathways
§ Accounting pathway
^ Finance pathway
Selection of optional modules that current students are studying:

Final year: Advanced Financial Reporting; Company Law; Business Taxation; Advanced Management Accounting; Auditing, Governance and Accountability; Financial Markets: Organisation and Technology; Law for Entrepreneurs; Investment Management; Derivatives and Risk Management; Banks and Financial Systems; Finance in New Ventures; Mergers and Acquisitions.

Our dedicated WBS CareersPlus team provides specialised careers services solely for WBS students including:

  • 1-2-1 careers coaching
  • Career planning and preparation workshops
  • Employer events
  • Work placements and internships.

Our workshops cover all aspects of the job application process, from creating your CV to preparing for interviews and assessment centres. Tailored sessions, such as ‘What job is right for you?’ can help you to plan your future career and actions. If you have a question about writing applications, wish to explore your career options, or need to prepare for interviews and assessment centres, our 1-2-1 careers appointments with dedicated careers staff can help you, right here in WBS.

We organise and facilitate employer events on summer internships, year-in-industry placements and graduate opportunities. We also host employer-led skills workshops and run informal networking sessions. Bespoke employer events organised specifically for our students have seen the likes of EY, L’Oréal, Aldi, Johnson & Johnson, Royal Bank of Scotland, Grant Thornton UK LLP, Accenture and Aston Martin visit WBS, providing students with great networking opportunities and links to top local, national and international brands.

Here are some examples of the companies our students have worked at while on their placement:

  • EY
  • ESSO
  • PwC
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • MGH Technology solutions
  • RSM.

What do our graduates do?

  • Audit Associate
  • ACA Graduate Trainee
  • Accountant
  • Accounts Associate
  • Acturial Associate
  • Analyst
  • Assurance Associate
  • Auditor
  • Equity Research Analyst
  • Investment Banking Analyst
  • Operations Analyst
  • Trainee Chartered Accountant.

Where do our graduates work?

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • FTI Consulting
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • John Lewis Partnership
  • JP Morgan
  • KPMG
  • PwC
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • RSA Associates
  • The National Audit Office.

Applicants should have studied a higher level quantitative subject such as Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Calculus and Statistics.

A level Completion of three full courses, excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. Grade B/ grade 6 in GCSE English Language and Mathematics and grade C/grade 4 in five other GCSE subjects. Applicants with grade C/grade 4 in GCSE English Language and grade B/grade 6 in GCSE English Literature will also be considered**.

IB Completion of three subjects at Higher Level and three subjects at Standard Level. Grade B/grade 6 in GCSE English Language and Mathematics and grade C/grade 4 in five other GCSE subjects. Applicants with grade C/grade 4 in GCSE English Language and grade B/grade 6 in GCSE English Literature will also be considered**.

BTEC Completion of the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma. Grade B/grade 6 in GCSE English Language and Mathematics and grade C/grade 4 in five other GCSE subjects. Applicants with grade C/grade 4 in GCSE English language and grade B/ grade 6 in GCSE English Literature will also be considered.

** You must also meet at least two of the Widening Participation criteria listed on the WBS website.

UCAS Code
N4N4

Award
Degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Duration
4 years full time

Start Date
24 September 2019

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
Find out more about fees and funding

Additional costs
There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course. Students who choose to complete a work placement will pay reduced tuition fees for their third year.

This information is applicable for 2019 entry.

Given the interval between the publication of courses and enrolment, some of the information may change. It is important to check our website before you apply. Please read our terms and conditions to find out more.

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International Business with French
International Business with German
International Business with Italian
International Business with Spanish
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