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90%of Accountancy and Finance graduates are employed or in further study six months after finishing this course, according to the latest Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey, as provided by unistats.com.

97%of Lincoln Accountancy and Finance students said they were satisfied with this course overall, according to the National Student Survey 2016.

Introduction

Our BA (Hons) Accountancy and Finance degree aims to introduce students to the practical and theoretical skills of accountancy and finance. Students have the opportunity to develop the critical-thinking skills, knowledge and problem-solving abilities that are needed by senior leaders and decision makers in business.

The course covers topics including accountancy, economics, law, marketing and organisational behaviour. In addition to core accountancy modules, students may select from a range of optional modules to tailor their study to areas of interest or career aspirations.

Accreditations

The course provides exemptions from elements of examination for the following:

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • Association of International Accountants (AIA).

Depending on the exemptions sought, students may be required to undertake specific modules. Other exemptions are achieved upon completion of the course.

Download the full list of exemptions here:
http://lncn.eu/akmx

Is This Course Right For Me?

The Accountancy and Finance course aims to combine intellectual rigor with personal development. It is designed to provide an academic grounding in topics such as financial accountancy, management accountancy, financial management, marketing, taxation and strategic management.

How You Study

The first year provides students with an opportunity to build a foundation in core areas, such as contemporary business analysis, business law, principles of marketing and organisational behaviour in addition to an introduction to accountancy and finance.

In the second year, students have the opportunity to build on this knowledge and can study financial accountancy, financial management and management accountancy in the context of contemporary issues for business.

In the third year, students have the opportunity study the areas of financial accountancy, financial management and management accountancy in greater detail. They will also have the option to specialise in strategic management, tax and financial planning or auditing.

In addition, there is the opportunity to take a year-long work placement (Professional Practice) after the second year. A work placement can allow students to gain valuable experience and apply their learning in practice. More details regarding the potential costs associated with these placements are outlined in the Features tab.


Direct Entry Students

For students starting this programme in 2016 via direct entry onto either years 2 or 3, modules will differ to those showing within the modules tab. Please contact the programme leader for further details.

Contact Hours and Independent Study

Contact hours may vary for each year of your degree. However, remember that you are engaging in a full-time degree; so, at the very least, you should expect to undertake a minimum of 37 hours of study each week during term time and you may undertake assignments outside of term time. The composition and delivery for the course breaks down differently for each module and may include lectures, seminars, workshops, independent study, practicals, work placements, research and one-to-one learning.

University-level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour in class students are expected to spend two - three hours in independent study.

Please see the Unistats data, using the link at the bottom of this page, for specific information relating to this course in terms of course composition and delivery, contact hours and student satisfaction.

How You Are Assessed

The course combines a range of assessment methods. Assignments are designed to allow students to manage their own time, develop their research and analytical skills, and explore subjects in greater depth. They take a range of forms including essays, reports and oral presentations prepared individually and in groups.

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to you promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date (unless stated differently above).

Methods of Assessment

The way you will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples.

For a breakdown of assessment methods used on this course and student satisfaction, please visit the Unistats website, using the link at the bottom of this page.

Staff

Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.

For a comprehensive list of teaching staff, please see our Lincoln Business School Staff Pages.

Entry Requirements 2016-17

Applicants should have a minimum of 300 UCAS tariff points, including at least two full A-Levels, preferably three (or equivalent). Students will also need at least five GCSEs at grade C or above, which must include English Language and Maths.

We also accept a wide range of other qualifications including the BTEC Extended Diploma, Diploma and Subsidiary Diploma, the European and International Baccalaureate Diplomas, and Advanced Diplomas. You can find tariff values on the UCAS website http://lncn.eu/cdez

We encourage applications from mature students and we will give special individual consideration to those who are in this category and do not have the standard entry requirements.

Students whose first language is not English will also need British Council IELTS band 6.0 or above or equivalent.

For international students who do not meet criteria for direct entry to this degree we offer the International Year One in Business and Management. Depending on your English language level you will study 3 or 4 terms then progress directly to the second year of this degree.

Degree preparation courses for international students:

The University of Lincoln offers international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the direct entry requirements for an undergraduate degree course the option of completing a degree preparation programme at the university’s International Study Centre. To find out more please visit http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/isc

Level 1

Analysis of Business Data

This module aims to introduce some quantitative techniques fundamental to the analysis of business data. It seeks to promote a critical awareness and understanding of some of the processes, techniques and technology by which numerical information can be collected and communicated. Students have the opportunity to practice the systematic use of appropriate industry-standard computer technology for the acquisition, analysis and presentation of data (for example, Excel or SPSS).

Introduction To Accountancy And Finance

This module aims to introduce students to the nature and mechanics of financial information. This is done in a manner which encourages a critical reflection upon the construction and uses of such information. Both management and financial accounting are considered. In particular, students can be introduced to the detail of double entry book keeping and the associated financial reports of sole traders, partnerships, limited companies (including those in a manufacturing environment) and simple not for profit organisations. The module aims to examine the role of financial information for the variety of possible users and explore the different, often conflicting needs of these groups.

Introduction to Business Law

The aim of this module is to allow students to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in law, which students may require when they enter employment within the business context. This unit serves as an introduction to the English legal system and English Law that affects business professionals.

Organisational Behaviour

This module is intended for students who are interested in understanding the way people work, as individuals and as group members in firms. The module explores essential topics in a clear, concise and informative manner, aiming to introduce students to the interpersonal perceptual processes in a work environment; the key behavioural factors determining effective and ineffective groups; the usefulness of theories on leadership/management styles; and the difficulties in implementing change in organisations.

Principles of Economics

This module aims to provide the non-Economist with an amalgam of economic theory and contemporary comment which seeks to prepare them for a further study in Economics. The module is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop a grounding in basic tools and concepts. It aims to provide ideas about labour markets and market structure, inflation and deflation, growth and stagnation and balance of payment issues and exchange rates. Through following issues in the Financial Times the emphasis is placed on applying the concepts delivered to the issues of the day.

Principles of Marketing

This module is designed to provide an introduction to the theory and practice of marketing. Students will have the chance to examine the key concepts and issues of marketing.

Level 2

Audit and Assurance (Option)

This module explores the importance of auditing work and the regulatory and ethical requirements of working within an accounting environment. The module therefore offers a practical as well as a theoretical perspective on auditing, providing students with the opportunity to develop their understanding of the type of role they would be carrying out if they were to pursue a career as an auditor.

Competition and Regulation (Option)

This module explores some key areas of microeconomic policy for business. At its heart it is a consideration of competition theory and industrial structure. This informs the analysis of competition policy in sectors, such as telecoms and airlines. This is extended to a consideration of injecting competition into the state sector. Other areas of state intervention are explored where activities are taxes; prices are regulated; or industry is incentivised to relocate. Throughout, concepts and applications are made relevant to real world examples.

Financial Accountancy

This module provides an introduction to more complex areas of financial accountancy and financial reporting. It commences with the concepts and principles of financial accounting & reporting, preparation of financial statements and explores the subjects of ethics and corporate governance.

Students have the chance to gain a solid foundation in the techniques of preparing Single Entity and Group Accounts, which will help them understand advanced financial accounting & reporting techniques in the third year. This module also offers students a critical understanding of key areas of financial accounting.

This module is designed to enhance students’ independent active learning as well as problem-solving skills.

Financial Management

Financial Management introduces the role of the financial manager and focuses on the key issues surrounding investment, financing and distribution decisions. As a first introduction to finance, specifically, this covers the identification, appraisal and evaluation of investment opportunities in the context of shareholder wealth maximization, the sources of finance available and the markets they trade in. The issues of risk identification, measurement and evaluation is also explored in this module.

International Economics

This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop knowledge of the gains to be made from trading internationally. It focuses also on the gains to be made from economic integration and the globalisation process. The module also seeks to examine the main patterns of trade and exchange and aims to demonstrate how free trade can be influenced by government and the future risks of protectionism.

Macroeconomic Environment for Business (Option)

This module provides an opportunity for students to extend their understanding of macroeconomics. It emphasises the role of macroeconomics as an applied discipline, focusing on issues facing the world’s economies featured in the Financial Times. By the end students are expected to be able to use the techniques learned to interpret changing macroeconomic aggregates, events and policies.

Management Accountancy

This module explores both a technical, and a critical understanding of key management accountancy concepts and techniques. This includes the application of these in business planning, performance reporting, and in management decision-making.

The module is of particular relevance to those students wishing to pursue a career in accountancy. It also contributes towards exemptions from the professional accountancy bodies including ICAEW, CIMA, and ACCA.

Professional Practice (Option)

This module is aimed at those students who have decided to take a year out of formal studies to gain accredited work experience and are registered on a degree programme with an accredited professional practice element.

The Professional Practice Year aims to give students a continuous experience of full-time work within an organisation. It should be a three way co-operative activity between employer, student and University from which all parties benefit. Students can choose to pursue a variety of options including a placement year, a consultancy project or a work-based dissertation.

Potential costs relating to this module are outlined in the Features tab.

Research and Consultancy Methods (Option)

This module explores various qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and analysis. Students will have the chance to learn how to conduct, transcribe and analyse semi-structured and open-ended interviews and other forms of text. The principles and procedures of survey design and statistical modelling will also be discussed; students are expected to use appropriate computer-based statistical software, such as Stata, Eviews and SPSS, to analyse data.

Level 3

Advanced Financial Accountancy

This module presents an introduction to the more complex areas of financial accountancy and financial reporting under International GAAP. The module is vocationally relevant and academically rigorous and embraces both technical skills and social science theories which assist in the move towards achieving a professional qualification and satisfying employer needs.

Advanced Financial Management

This module aims to introduce the more complex areas of financial management. It is designed to familiarise students with the major theoretical developments and practices in the areas of corporate finance and risk management. Students are encouraged to develop critical thinking skills when considering the advantages and disadvantages of diverse practices in the areas of corporate finance and risk management.

Advanced Management Accountancy

This modules aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop a solid technical and critical understanding of the key management accountancy techniques and issues that relate to managerial decision making. Particular emphasis is placed on the importance of management accounting information to support strategic decision making.

The major areas of study are:

  • Short-term decision making.
  • Long-term decision making.
  • Risk and uncertainty and decision making.
  • Management accountancy for competitive advantage.

Financial Strategy (Option)

The learnings throughout this module, from strategic analysis, modelling and challenge through to the corporate and financial analysis of organisations will be invaluable in whichever type of organisation a student is eventually employed. The module aims to teach students to challenge and think into the future, whilst ensuring the vision has a firm financial and systems foundation.

Personal Financial Planning (Option)

Personal financial planning is the process whereby individuals can determine whether or not they can meet their financial objectives through proper management of their financial resources. This module demonstrates and explores the application of a range of techniques used to help achieve this aim.

Many students will go on to work in the financial services sector. This module aims to provide these students with a fundamental underpinning of the issues they are likely to face when working in this industry.

Private Banking and Wealth Management (Option)

Private Banking and Wealth Management is a module targeted at students who wish to build upon their previous knowledge of financial markets and products by analysing and evaluating the core financial service of wealth management. The module aims to both broaden students’ knowledge and understanding of the financial services industry and further develop their intellectual and practical skills via the analysis and evaluation of the wealth management process.

Taxation (Option)

This module is designed to provide an overview of business and personal taxation and the implementation thereof through the planning process. Students have the opportunity to develop their knowledge of incorporating the impact of taxation in personal and business decisions. The module is of particular relevance to those students wishing to pursue a career in the accountancy or financial services sector and reinforces the importance of an ethical and professional approach.

The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Special Features

At Lincoln International Business School, we take an international perspective and our research informs teaching on all of our courses. We carry out research with businesses, government and not-for-profit organisations to deepen knowledge and understanding in order to make a tangible difference to industry and society. Areas of research expertise include marketing, supply chain management, entrepreneurship, organisational studies, developing communities and economic development.

Placements

Students have the opportunity to take a year-long work placement (Professional Practice) after the second year. A work placement can allow students to gain valuable experience and apply their learning in practice. In previous years some of our students have been offered a job with their placement employer before they graduate. Please note that students who choose to undertake a work placement do not pay tuition fees for that year, but are required to cover their travel, accommodation and general living costs.

There are also opportunities for relevant work experience and career development as part of the degree course itself, as well as through various other Lincoln International Business School and University schemes. For more information about this please visit:

http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/lbs/workplacements/

Placement Year

When you are on an optional placement in the UK or overseas or studying abroad, you will be required to cover your own transport and accommodation and meals costs. Placements can range from a few weeks to a full year if students choose to undertake an optional sandwich year in industry.

Students are encouraged to obtain placements in industry independently. Tutors may provide support and advice to students who require it during this process.

Student as Producer

Student as Producer is a model of teaching and learning that encourages academics and undergraduate students to collaborate on research activities. It is a programme committed to learning through doing.

The Student as Producer initiative was commended by the QAA in our 2012 review and is one of the teaching and learning features that makes the Lincoln experience unique.

Facilities

This course is taught in the award-winning David Chiddick Building, which provides dedicated teaching and learning spaces and comprises lecture theatres, workshop rooms, IT laboratories and a cafe.

At Lincoln, we constantly invest in our campus as we aim to provide the best learning environment for our undergraduates. Whatever your area of study, the University strives to ensure students have access to specialist equipment and resources, to develop the skills, which you may need in your future career.

View our campus pages [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/ourcampus/] to learn more about our teaching and learning facilities.

Career Opportunities

A degree in Accountancy and Finance can prepare students for a career as an accountant, personal financial manager, retail or investment banker, insurance broker, underwriter, actuary, tax advisor or chief financial officer.

Our graduates have gone on to work in the private and public sectors in financial and management roles around the world. Previous graduates have progressed to roles at companies including HMRC, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Boots.

Careers Service

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with you to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during your time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing your course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual and website resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise your future opportunities.

The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Visit our Careers Service pages for further information. [http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/studentsupport/careersservice/]

Additional Costs

For each course you may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on your course. Some courses provide opportunities for you to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and your meals may be covered by the University and so is included in your fee. Where these are optional you will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay your own transportation, accommodation and meal costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and you will find that our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that you are required to read. However, you may prefer to purchase some of these for yourself and you will be responsible for this cost. Where there may be exceptions to this general rule, information will be displayed in a section titled Other Costs below.

Related Courses

Lincoln’s Banking and Finance MFin programme is aimed at those who aspire to pursue a career in the financial sector in roles such as securities analyst, financial or investment manager or private, commercial or investment banker.
The BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance degree at Lincoln is aimed at those who aspire to pursue a career in the financial sector in roles such as financial or investment portfolio managers or as private, commercial or investment bankers.
The M(Econ) Economics and Finance degree at Lincoln offers a combination of core economics and finance topics, with an emphasis on business in a market context. These aim to equip students with the skills to analyse financial and economic events and their impact on markets.
The BSc (Hons) Economics and Finance degree at Lincoln offers a combination of core economics and finance topics, with an emphasis on business in a market context. The programme aims to equip students with the skills to analyse financial and economic events and their impact on markets.
Lincoln’s BA (Hons) International Business Management course aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop a solid grounding in business process and mechanics, the skills to operate in a global environment and an in-depth understanding of the international marketplace.
This BSc (Hons) Mathematics degree aims to provide a fundamental education in mathematics, including pure and applied mathematics. There will be opportunities for students to develop high-level mathematical and problem-solving skills and to apply these in a variety of contexts. Students will also have the chance to work alongside fellow undergraduates and academic staff on projects.
The MMath Mathematics degree aims to provide a fundamental education in mathematics, including pure and applied mathematics. There will be opportunities for students to develop high-level mathematical and problem-solving skills and to apply these in a variety of contexts. Students will also have the chance to work alongside fellow undergraduates and academic staff on projects.

Introduction

Our BA (Hons) Accountancy and Finance degree aims to introduce students to the practical and theoretical skills of accountancy and finance. Students have the opportunity to develop the critical-thinking skills, knowledge and problem-solving abilities that are needed by senior leaders and decision makers in business.

The course covers topics including accountancy, economics, law, marketing and organisational behaviour. In addition to core accountancy modules, students may select from a range of optional modules to tailor their study to areas of interest or career aspirations.

Accreditations

The course provides exemptions from elements of examination for the following:

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • Association of International Accountants (AIA).

Depending on the exemptions sought, students may be required to undertake specific modules. Other exemptions are achieved upon completion of the course.

Download the full list of exemptions here:
http://lncn.eu/akmx

Is This Course Right For Me?

The Accountancy and Finance course aims to combine intellectual rigor with personal development. It is designed to provide an academic grounding in topics such as financial accountancy, management accountancy, financial management, marketing, taxation and strategic management.

How You Study

The first year provides students with an opportunity to build a foundation in core areas, such as contemporary business analysis, business law, principles of marketing and organisational behaviour in addition to an introduction to accountancy and finance.

In the second year, students have the opportunity to build on this knowledge and can study financial accountancy, financial management and management accountancy in the context of contemporary issues for business.

In the third year, students have the opportunity study the areas of financial accountancy, financial management and management accountancy in greater detail. They will also have the option to specialise in strategic management, tax and financial planning or auditing.

In addition, there is the opportunity to take a year-long work placement (Professional Practice) after the second year. A work placement can allow students to gain valuable experience and apply their learning in practice. More details regarding the potential costs associated with these placements are outlined in the Features tab.


Direct Entry Students

For students starting this programme in 2016 via direct entry onto either years 2 or 3, modules will differ to those showing within the modules tab. Please contact the programme leader for further details.

Contact Hours and Independent Study

Contact hours may vary for each year of your degree. However, remember that you are engaging in a full-time degree; so, at the very least, you should expect to undertake a minimum of 37 hours of study each week during term time and you may undertake assignments outside of term time. The composition and delivery for the course breaks down differently for each module and may include lectures, seminars, workshops, independent study, practicals, work placements, research and one-to-one learning.

University-level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour in class students are expected to spend two - three hours in independent study.

Please see the Unistats data, using the link at the bottom of this page, for specific information relating to this course in terms of course composition and delivery, contact hours and student satisfaction.

How You Are Assessed

The course combines a range of assessment methods. Assignments are designed to allow students to manage their own time, develop their research and analytical skills, and explore subjects in greater depth. They take a range of forms including essays, reports and oral presentations prepared individually and in groups.

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to you promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date (unless stated differently above).

Methods of Assessment

The way you will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples.

For a breakdown of assessment methods used on this course and student satisfaction, please visit the Unistats website, using the link at the bottom of this page.

Staff

Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.

For a comprehensive list of teaching staff, please see our Lincoln Business School Staff Pages.

Entry Requirements 2017-18

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: A minimum of 45 level 3 credits at merit or above will be required.

Students will also need at least five GCSEs at grade C or above, which must include English and Maths.

We encourage applications from mature students and we will give special individual consideration to those who are in this category and do not have the standard entry requirements.

Students whose first language is not English will also need British Council IELTS band 6.0 or above or equivalent.

For international students who do not meet criteria for direct entry to this degree we offer the International Year One in Business and Management. Depending on your English language level you will study 3 or 4 terms then progress directly to the second year of this degree.

Degree preparation courses for international students:
The University of Lincoln offers international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the direct entry requirements for an undergraduate degree course the option of completing a degree preparation programme at the university’s International Study Centre. To find out more please visithttp://www.lincoln.ac.uk/isc

Level 1

Analysis of Business Data

This module aims to introduce some quantitative techniques fundamental to the analysis of business data. It seeks to promote a critical awareness and understanding of some of the processes, techniques and technology by which numerical information can be collected and communicated. Students have the opportunity to practice the systematic use of appropriate industry-standard computer technology for the acquisition, analysis and presentation of data (for example, Excel or SPSS).

Introduction to Accountancy and Finance

This module aims to introduce students to the nature and mechanics of financial information. This is done in a manner which encourages a critical reflection upon the construction and uses of such information. Both management and financial accounting are considered. In particular, students can be introduced to the detail of double entry book keeping and the associated financial reports of sole traders, partnerships, limited companies (including those in a manufacturing environment) and simple not for profit organisations.

The module aims to examine the role of financial information for the variety of possible users and explore the different, often conflicting needs of these groups.

Introduction to Business Law

This module aims to serve as an introduction to the English legal system and English contract law. The module is designed to give students the opportunity to develop a basic understanding of contract issues in England and seeks to enable students to appreciate when a legally binding agreement comes into existence, the obligations involved and the consequences of breaking such agreements.

Contract law underpins a company’s dealings with its customers, employees and suppliers. It is important that students appreciate the legal context in which everyday business decisions are made.

Organisational Behaviour

This module is intended for students who are interested in understanding the way people work, as individuals and as group members in firms. The module explores essential topics in a clear, concise and informative manner, aiming to introduce students to the interpersonal perceptual processes in a work environment; the key behavioural factors determining effective and ineffective groups; the usefulness of theories on leadership/management styles; and the difficulties in implementing change in organisations.

Principles of Economics

This module aims to provide the non-Economist with an amalgam of economic theory and contemporary comment which seeks to prepare them for a further study in Economics. The module is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop a grounding in basic tools and concepts. It aims to provide ideas about labour markets and market structure, inflation and deflation, growth and stagnation and balance of payment issues and exchange rates. Through following issues in the Financial Times the emphasis is placed on applying the concepts delivered to the issues of the day.

Principles of Marketing

This module is designed to provide an introduction to the theory and practice of marketing. Students will have the chance to examine the key concepts and issues of marketing.

Level 2

Audit and Assurance (Option)

This module explores the importance of auditing work and the regulatory and ethical requirements of working within an accounting environment. The module therefore offers a practical as well as a theoretical perspective on auditing, providing students with the opportunity to develop their understanding of the type of role they would be carrying out if they were to pursue a career as an auditor.

Competition and Regulation (Option)

This module explores some key areas of microeconomic policy for business. At its heart it is a consideration of competition theory and industrial structure. This informs the analysis of competition policy in sectors, such as telecoms and airlines. This is extended to a consideration of injecting competition into the state sector. Other areas of state intervention are explored where activities are taxes; prices are regulated; or industry is incentivised to relocate. Throughout, concepts and applications are made relevant to real world examples.

Financial Accountancy

This module is designed to provide students with an introduction to the more complex areas of financial accountancy and financial reporting under International GAAP. It commences with the role and requirements of corporate financial reporting in the UK and explores the increasingly important subjects of ethics and corporate governance. Students have the opportunity to develop a solid foundation in the techniques of accounts preparation and a critical understanding of key areas of financial accounting. Single level group structures are introduced which may help lay the foundation for more advanced study.

Financial Management

Financial Management introduces the role of the financial manager and focuses on the key issues surrounding investment, financing and distribution decisions.

As a first introduction to finance, specifically, this covers the identification, appraisal and evaluation of investment opportunities in the context of shareholder wealth maximization, the sources of finance available and the markets they trade in. The issues of risk identification, measurement and evaluation is also explored in this module.

International Economics

This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop knowledge of the gains to be made from trading internationally. It focuses also on the gains to be made from economic integration and the globalisation process. The module also seeks to examine the main patterns of trade and exchange and aims to demonstrate how free trade can be influenced by government and the future risks of protectionism.

Macroeconomic Environment for Business (Option)

This module provides an opportunity for students to extend their understanding of macroeconomics. It emphasises the role of macroeconomics as an applied discipline, focusing on issues facing the world’s economies featured in the Financial Times. By the end students are expected to be able to use the techniques learned to interpret changing macroeconomic aggregates, events and policies.

Management Accountancy

This modules is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop a solid technical and critical understanding of the key management accountancy techniques and issues that relate to planning and performance reporting.

The major areas of study are:

  • Cost accounting systems.
  • Standard costing.
  • Budgeting.
  • Performance measurement.

Professional Practice (Option)

This module is aimed at those students who have decided to take a year out of formal studies to gain accredited work experience and are registered on a degree programme with an accredited professional practice element. The Professional Practice Year aims to give students a continuous experience of full-time work within an organisation.

It should be a three way co-operative activity between employer, student and University from which all parties benefit. Students can choose to pursue a variety of options including a placement year, a consultancy project or a work-based dissertation. Potential costs relating to this module are outlined in the Features tab.

Research and Consultancy Methods (Option)

This module explores various qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and analysis. Students will have the chance to learn how to conduct, transcribe and analyse semi-structured and open-ended interviews and other forms of text. The principles and procedures of survey design and statistical modelling will also be discussed; students are expected to use appropriate computer-based statistical software, such as Stata, Eviews and SPSS, to analyse data.

Level 3

Advanced Financial Accountancy

This module is designed to provide students with an introduction to the more complex areas of financial accountancy and financial reporting under International GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles). It seeks to build upon the concepts and techniques of Financial Accounting, developing some of the themes introduced at that level.

The module commences with corporate financial reporting under International GAAP in the UK and continues with the increasingly important subjects of non-financial reporting. It aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop a solid foundation in the techniques of complex accounts preparation and a critical understanding of short comings in financial reporting.

Advanced Financial Management

This module aims to introduce the more complex areas of financial management. It is designed to familiarise students with the major theoretical developments and practices in the areas of corporate finance and risk management. Students are encouraged to develop critical thinking when considering the advantages and disadvantages of diverse practices in the areas of corporate finance and risk management.

Advanced Management Accountancy

This modules aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop a solid technical and critical understanding of the key management accountancy techniques and issues that relate to managerial decision making. Particular emphasis is placed on the importance of management accounting information to support strategic decision making.

The major areas of study are:

  • Short-term decision making.
  • Long-term decision making.
  • Risk and uncertainty and decision making.
  • Management accountancy for competitive advantage.

Financial Strategy (Option)

The learnings throughout this module, from strategic analysis, modelling and challenge through to the corporate and financial analysis of organisations will be invaluable in whichever type of organisation a student is eventually employed. The module aims to teach students to challenge and think into the future, whilst ensuring the vision has a firm financial and systems foundation.

Personal Financial Planning (Option)

Personal financial planning is the process whereby individuals can determine whether or not they can meet their financial objectives through proper management of their financial resources.

This module demonstrates and explores the application of a range of techniques used to help achieve this aim. Many students will go on to work in the financial services sector. This module aims to provide these students with a fundamental underpinning of the issues they are likely to face when working in this industry.

Private Banking and Wealth Management (Option)

Private Banking and Wealth Management is a module targeted at students who wish to build upon their previous knowledge of financial markets and products by analysing and evaluating the core financial service of wealth management. The module aims to both broaden students’ knowledge and understanding of the financial services industry and further develop their intellectual and practical skills via the analysis and evaluation of the wealth management process.

Taxation (Option)

This module is designed to provide an overview of business and personal taxation and the implementation thereof through the planning process. Students have the opportunity to develop their knowledge of incorporating the impact of taxation in personal and business decisions. The module is of particular relevance to those students wishing to pursue a career in the accountancy or financial services sector and reinforces the importance of an ethical and professional approach.

The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Special Features

At Lincoln International Business School, we take an international perspective and our research informs teaching on all of our courses. We carry out research with businesses, government and not-for-profit organisations to deepen knowledge and understanding in order to make a tangible difference to industry and society. Areas of research expertise include marketing, supply chain management, entrepreneurship, organisational studies, developing communities and economic development.

Placements

Students have the opportunity to take a year-long work placement (Professional Practice) after the second year. A work placement can allow students to gain valuable experience and apply their learning in practice. In previous years some of our students have been offered a job with their placement employer before they graduate. Please note that students who choose to undertake a work placement do not pay tuition fees for that year, but are required to cover their travel, accommodation and general living costs.

There are also opportunities for relevant work experience and career development as part of the degree course itself, as well as through various other Lincoln International Business School and University schemes. For more information about this please visit:

http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/lbs/workplacements/

Placement Year

When you are on an optional placement in the UK or overseas or studying abroad, you will be required to cover your own transport and accommodation and meals costs. Placements can range from a few weeks to a full year if students choose to undertake an optional sandwich year in industry.

Students are encouraged to obtain placements in industry independently. Tutors may provide support and advice to students who require it during this process.

Student as Producer

Student as Producer is a model of teaching and learning that encourages academics and undergraduate students to collaborate on research activities. It is a programme committed to learning through doing.

The Student as Producer initiative was commended by the QAA in our 2012 review and is one of the teaching and learning features that makes the Lincoln experience unique.

Facilities

This course is taught in the award-winning David Chiddick Building, which provides dedicated teaching and learning spaces and comprises lecture theatres, workshop rooms, IT laboratories and a cafe.

At Lincoln, we constantly invest in our campus as we aim to provide the best learning environment for our undergraduates. Whatever your area of study, the University strives to ensure students have access to specialist equipment and resources, to develop the skills, which you may need in your future career.

View our campus pages [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/ourcampus/] to learn more about our teaching and learning facilities.

Career Opportunities

A degree in Accountancy and Finance can prepare students for a career as an accountant, personal financial manager, retail or investment banker, insurance broker, underwriter, actuary, tax advisor or chief financial officer.

Our graduates have gone on to work in the private and public sectors in financial and management roles around the world. Previous graduates have progressed to roles at companies including HMRC, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Boots.

Careers Service

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with you to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during your time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing your course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual and website resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise your future opportunities.

The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Visit our Careers Service pages for further information. [http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/studentsupport/careersservice/]

Additional Costs

For each course you may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on your course. Some courses provide opportunities for you to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and your meals may be covered by the University and so is included in your fee. Where these are optional you will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay your own transportation, accommodation and meal costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and you will find that our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that you are required to read. However, you may prefer to purchase some of these for yourself and you will be responsible for this cost. Where there may be exceptions to this general rule, information will be displayed in a section titled Other Costs below.

Related Courses

Lincoln’s Banking and Finance MFin programme is aimed at those who aspire to pursue a career in the financial sector in roles such as securities analyst, financial or investment manager or private, commercial or investment banker.
The BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance degree at Lincoln is aimed at those who aspire to pursue a career in the financial sector in roles such as financial or investment portfolio managers or as private, commercial or investment bankers.
The M(Econ) Economics and Finance degree at Lincoln offers a combination of core economics and finance topics, with an emphasis on business in a market context. These aim to equip students with the skills to analyse financial and economic events and their impact on markets.
The BSc (Hons) Economics and Finance degree at Lincoln offers a combination of core economics and finance topics, with an emphasis on business in a market context. The programme aims to equip students with the skills to analyse financial and economic events and their impact on markets.
Lincoln’s BA (Hons) International Business Management course aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop a solid grounding in business process and mechanics, the skills to operate in a global environment and an in-depth understanding of the international marketplace.
This BSc (Hons) Mathematics degree aims to provide a fundamental education in mathematics, including pure and applied mathematics. There will be opportunities for students to develop high-level mathematical and problem-solving skills and to apply these in a variety of contexts. Students will also have the chance to work alongside fellow undergraduates and academic staff on projects.
The MMath Mathematics degree aims to provide a fundamental education in mathematics, including pure and applied mathematics. There will be opportunities for students to develop high-level mathematical and problem-solving skills and to apply these in a variety of contexts. Students will also have the chance to work alongside fellow undergraduates and academic staff on projects.

Tuition Fees

2016/17 Entry UK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,000 per level £12,800 per level
Part-time £75 per credit point  
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt

 

2017/18 Entry UK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,250 per level
£12,800 per level
Part-time £77.09 per credit point  
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt

For 2016/17, the University of Lincoln tuition fee for all new and returning full-time UK or EU undergraduate students will be £9,000 for the year.

The university undergraduate tuition fee may increase year on year in line with government policy. This will enable us to continue to provide the best possible educational facilities and student experience.

In 2017/18, subject to final confirmation from government, there will be an inflationary adjustment to fees from £9,000 to £9,250 for new and returning UK/EU students. In 2018/19 there may be an increase in fees in line with inflation.

We will update this information when fees for 2017/18 are finalised.

Please note that not all courses are available as a part-time option.

For more information and for details about funding your study, please see our UK/EU Fees & Funding pages or our International funding and scholarship pages. [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studyatlincoln/undergraduatecourses/feesandfunding/] [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/international/feesandfunding/]

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions. [www.lincoln.ac.uk/StudentAdmissionsTermsandConditions]