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Todays business managers need to be able to analyse and interpret financial information and use this to inform business strategy. This course will help you develop this expertise, as well as giving you an indepth understanding of the contemporary issues encountered by financial managers.The underlying practical focus ensures that the skills and knowledge you gain are highly relevant to the workplace whichever area of accounting or finance you are seeking to engage in.Strong practical focusYou
Today's business managers need to be able to analyse and interpret financial information and use this to inform business strategy. This course will help you develop this expertise, as well as giving you an indepth understanding of the contemporary issues encountered by financial managers.
The underlying practical focus ensures that the skills and knowledge you gain are highly relevant to the workplace whichever area of accounting or finance you are seeking to engage in.
Strong practical focus
You will develop your knowledge and understanding of accounting and finance, while also enhancing your critical thinking, research and analytical skills. During the year, you will:
analyse and solve complex problems relating to financial reporting, performance measurement and management, corporate strategy and financial management
be encouraged to think critically and creatively about problems requiring a multi-disciplinary approach
develop in-depth knowledge in a specialist topic you have chosen for your dissertation
enhance your key personal skills in time management, information accessing, analysis and interpretation
develop your interpersonal, communication and management skills through team working, making presentations and writing reports.
Industry links and facilities
As a student at Bristol Business School, you will get to hear from inspiring speakers from the business world. You will also have access to our state-of-the-art trading room, built around the Bloomberg Professional system, the main financial platform used by the large investment banks.
Accredited by the ACCA, CIMA and IFA
The course is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA). This means you will gain exemptions from several of their professional examinations, giving you a useful head start in your professional studies. Read more about the professional exemptions on the course in the features section.
You will need:
an honours degree of 2:2 or above in Accounting and Finance; or
an honours degree of 2:1 or above in Economics, Mathematics or a Business related subject.
UWE Bristol's International College
International students who do not meet the academic or English language requirements to study this course can qualify by completing preparatory study at our International College.
English language support
If you meet the academic requirements but require additional support to take your language skills to the required level, you may be able to attend one of our pre-sessional English courses. Students who successfully complete the pre-sessional course can progress onto their chosen degree course without retaking an IELTS or equivalent.
Read more about our Pre-Sessional English Programme.
English Language Requirement
If English is not your first language, you will be required to meet the UK Border Agency and Universities minimum English Language requirements, such as:
the International English Language Test (IELTS) 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in all components
See further details of our English Language requirements.
How to apply:
The deadline for applying for this course is three weeks before the start date.
A champion of ambition, the University of the West of England Bristol (UWE Bristol) offers students an exceptional learning environment dedicated to success. From developing skills, acquiring new qualifications, boosting career prospects, or embarking on a complete career change, UWE Bristol offers all students a welcoming and supportive environment within a thriving and inviting city.
The university offers an impressive variety of taught and research degrees in a multitude of subjects, including biomedical science, animation, health psychology, wildlife filmmaking, and many more. Flexible study options, on campus, online, or a combination of the two, ensure UWE Bristol is an accessible university that offers something for everyone.
UWE Bristol boasts superb industry-standard facilities and has invested over £300 million in creating a state-of-the-art educational setting.
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