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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.

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 and 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 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.

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).

Contemporary Business Analysis

This modules aims to introduce students to a range of economic concepts and basic analytical techniques. Upon successful completion students are expected to be able to:

  • Explain the workings of the price mechanism, the labour market and various forms of market failure.
  • Explain the relationship between the firm’s costs, revenues, prices and outputs within various market structures.
  • Analyse the interaction between entrepreneur, the firm and its external environment.
  • Analyse the inter-relationships between government and key macro-economic indicators.
  • Understand the links between the internal and external economy and how this impacts on the firm and its external environment.

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 1: Evolving Perspectives of Management

It is suggested that organisational structure affects human behaviour in organisations and that strategy, structure and culture are closely related, although rarely considered together. This module aims to set contemporary management behaviour in context, by seeking to provide students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of the evolution of management theory, together with a consideration of organisational structure.

Principles of Marketing

This module is designed to provide an introduction to the theory and practice of marketing. The aim is to familiarise students with the key concepts and issues of marketing, seeking to give them the chance to develop a thorough grasp of the sort of marketing decisions there are to be made and what factors affect them.

Level 2

Contemporary Issues for Business

This module aims to explore a range of issues that emphasise the increasingly international business environment. These issues are underpinned by appropriate theory so that students have the opportunity to explain and analyse them using appropriate conceptual tools. For operational efficiency, the module is split into two elements. The first focuses on the international business environment and the second on domestic contemporary issues.

Financial Management

This module aims to introduce students to the role of the financial manager. The module focuses on the key issues surrounding investment, financing and distribution decisions, specifically:

  • The identification and evaluation of investment opportunities in the context of shareholder wealth maximisation.
  • Appraisal techniques used in the evaluation of investment opportunities.
  • Issues of risk evaluation and determination in the identification, selection and evaluation of investment opportunities.
  • The principal financial products available to government, companies and individuals.
  • The markets in which these financial products are traded.

Management Accountancy

This modules is designed to provide students with the opportunity to devleop 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.

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 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 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.

Dissertation (Business) (Option)

The dissertation is a major independent piece of work intended to develop a student’s ability to actively engage with core disciplinary issues. Students are expected to demonstrate the ability to identify, organise and select from a large body of material in order to produce a coherent, well defined and internally consistent representation of their findings. Students are expected to work with their supervisor to research, develop and present their study for assessment following the agreed formats as prescribed by Lincoln Business School.

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 aims to demonstrate and explore the application of a range of techniques used to help achieve this aim.

It seeks to question the benefits of schemes proposed by independent experts and critically appraise the plethora of financial products available in the financial services arena. The module is designed to focus on both the process of financial planning and the logic and fundamental principles which drive it. It is designed to provide a forum where students have the opportunity to identify trends and develop an understanding of the changing financial needs of the individual within modern society.

Strategic Management (Option)

This module aims to draw upon and integrate a range of business disciplines in examining both theory and practice. In so doing, it seeks to bridge the gap between discrete functionalist perspectives and the broader issues involved in general management activity. The module is designed to examine the overall challenges, issues and solutions, which are associated with the running of modern organisations.

Tax and Financial Planning (Option)

This module is designed to provide an overview of business and personal taxation and the implementation thereof through the planning process. It is designed to give students the knowledge and skills to incorporate the impact of taxation in personal and business decisions.

The module is designed to:

• promote an understanding of the finances of the individual and the business unit.
• develop analytical skills which can be utilised in the assessment of planning opportunities and which will be of practical use to students wishing to pursue a career in financial services or accountancy

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, particularly through the consideration of issues such as tax avoidance and tax evasion. The module enables students to study taxation which will be useful from a personal, as well as an academic and employability perspective.

Special Features

At Lincoln 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 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 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 a 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 Banking and Finance BSc programme 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.
This BA (Hons) Business Studies degree combines elements of accountancy, finance, marketing, management and economics, and offers students the opportunity to develop the critical-thinking, problem-solving and analytical skills needed to enter the competitive world of business.
This Business and Management degree is designed for students who want to work in the fast-paced global world of private and public organisations, coordinating teams and using resources efficiently, or perhaps establishing and running their own business.
This Economics and Finance MEcon offers a combination of core economics and finance topics, with an emphasis on business in a market context. They aim to equip students with the skills to analyse financial and economic events and their impact on markets.
This Economics and Finance BSc offers a combination of core economics and finance topics, with an emphasis on business in a market context. They aim 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 and 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 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.

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.

What We Look For In Your Application

Curiosity, energy, interest and commitment.

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 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).

Contemporary Business Analysis

This modules aims to introduce students to a range of economic concepts and basic analytical techniques. Upon successful completion students are expected to be able to:

  • Explain the workings of the price mechanism, the labour market and various forms of market failure.
  • Explain the relationship between the firm’s costs, revenues, prices and outputs within various market structures.
  • Analyse the interaction between entrepreneur, the firm and its external environment.
  • Analyse the inter-relationships between government and key macro-economic indicators.
  • Understand the links between the internal and external economy and how this impacts on the firm and its external environment.

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. Subjectivity is discussed through stock valuation and depreciation methods and the development of accounting theory and concepts from a social perspective is then introduced. Finally the conclusions that may be drawn from an interpretation of the contents of annual reports can be considered. Throughout, the unit aims to sensitise students to issues of codes of professional conduct and ethical behaviour.

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 1: Evolving Perspectives of Management

It is suggested that organisational structure affects human behaviour in organisations and that strategy, structure and culture are closely related, although rarely considered together. This module aims to set contemporary management behaviour in context, by seeking to provide students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of the evolution of management theory, together with a consideration of organisational structure.

Principles of Marketing

This module is designed to provide an introduction to the theory and practice of marketing. The aim is to familiarise students with the key concepts and issues of marketing, seeking to give them the chance to develop a thorough grasp of the sort of marketing decisions there are to be made and what factors affect them.

Level 2

Contemporary Issues for Business

This module aims to explore a range of issues that emphasise the increasingly international business environment. These issues are underpinned by appropriate theory so that students have the opportunity to explain and analyse them using appropriate conceptual tools. For operational efficiency, the module is split into two elements. The first focuses on the international business environment and the second on domestic contemporary issues.

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

This module aims to introduce students to the role of the financial manager. The module focuses on the key issues surrounding investment, financing and distribution decisions, specifically:

  • The identification and evaluation of investment opportunities in the context of shareholder wealth maximisation.
  • Appraisal techniques used in the evaluation of investment opportunities.
  • Issues of risk evaluation and determination in the identification, selection and evaluation of investment opportunities.
  • The principal financial products available to government, companies and individuals.
  • The markets in which these financial products are traded.

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.

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.

Dissertation (Business) (Option)

The dissertation is a major independent piece of work intended to develop a student’s ability to actively engage with core disciplinary issues. Students are expected to demonstrate the ability to identify, organise and select from a large body of material in order to produce a coherent, well defined and internally consistent representation of their findings. Students are expected to work with their supervisor to research, develop and present their study for assessment following the agreed formats as prescribed by Lincoln Business School.

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 aims to demonstrate and explore the application of a range of techniques used to help achieve this aim.

It seeks to question the benefits of schemes proposed by independent experts and critically appraise the plethora of financial products available in the financial services arena. The module is designed to focus on both the process of financial planning and the logic and fundamental principles which drive it. It is designed to provide a forum where students have the opportunity to identify trends and develop an understanding of the changing financial needs of the individual within modern society.

Strategic Management (Option)

This module aims to draw upon and integrate a range of business disciplines in examining both theory and practice. In so doing, it seeks to bridge the gap between discrete functionalist perspectives and the broader issues involved in general management activity. The module is designed to examine the overall challenges, issues and solutions, which are associated with the running of modern organisations.

Tax and Financial Planning (Option)

This module is designed to provide an overview of business and personal taxation and the implementation thereof through the planning process. It is designed to give students an opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills to incorporate the impact of taxation in personal and business decisions.

The module may be 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 through the distinction between avoidance and evasion.

Special Features

At Lincoln 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 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 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 a 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 Banking and Finance BSc programme 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.
This BA (Hons) Business Studies degree combines elements of accountancy, finance, marketing, management and economics, and offers students the opportunity to develop the critical-thinking, problem-solving and analytical skills needed to enter the competitive world of business.
This Business and Management degree is designed for students who want to work in the fast-paced global world of private and public organisations, coordinating teams and using resources efficiently, or perhaps establishing and running their own business.
This Economics and Finance MEcon offers a combination of core economics and finance topics, with an emphasis on business in a market context. They aim to equip students with the skills to analyse financial and economic events and their impact on markets.
This Economics and Finance BSc offers a combination of core economics and finance topics, with an emphasis on business in a market context. They aim 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 £9,000 per level £12,800 per level
Part-time £75 per credit point  
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt

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

For further 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/internationalscholarships/]

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.