Business & Management with Accounting & Finance BSc (Hons)
UCAS code: RN12
There’s more to accounting and finance than numbers. It’s a crucial part of business. Explore key aspects of accounting and finance and engage with the fundamentals of business and management. You’ll graduate ready to make a difference in business.
How can businesses be run more efficiently and be more profitable? Join us to discover how businesses are built, nurtured and sold. On this course, you’ll explore the fundamentals of business and management while examining how accounting and finance plays a key part in success.
During this BSc (Hons) Business & Management with Accounting & Finance degree, we’ll give you the skills needed to structure businesses financially. Explore business law, ethics, marketing and economics to develop a strong understanding of modern business. You’ll learn how markets move and companies grow. We’ll expose the complex environments where today’s start-ups are put to the test.
You’ll develop an advanced understanding of how organisations operate locally and globally. You’ll also have the opportunity to start your own business, or work on live client projects. Here you’ll be able to analyse the diverse issues facing the organisations of today.
When you graduate you’ll be eligible for Affiliate Member status with the Chartered Management Institute.
During Year 1 you’ll begin to explore the fundamentals of business and management. You’ll dive into business economics and explore marketing practices for business. We’ll also look at how businesses are structured, and the vital role of management accounting. You’ll learn how to adjust accounts for accruals, bad debts, and VAT. Choose a module in subjects like business start-up, digital marketing, or statistics for economics.
Business Economics covers the basic principles of micro- and macro-economics. The micro element will provide a theoretical base, and thus allow for the study of organisational behaviour in the marketplace. The macro element will equip you with an understanding of the broader national and international environment in which business operates.
Module code: BUS1012
Introduction to Financial Accounting
Introduction to Financial Accounting takes you through basic double entry accounting leading to the production of a trial balance. You will discover how to extend the trial balance to produce the required information to generate the final accounts, consisting of a statement of financial position and a statement of comprehensive income. Furthermore, you will develop the accounting skills required for the adjustment of accounts for accruals, bad debts, bad debt provision and VAT. The module produces accounts for a sole proprietor, partnership and introduces the notion of accounting for incorporated business.
Module code: ACC1018
Introduction to Management Accounting
Introduction to Management Accounting develops your analytical skills and introduces techniques that accountants use to provide effective information to the management of an organisation. You will identify the methods used to recognise and classify costs and manage basic budgets.
Module code: ACC1019
Marketing for Business
Marketing for Business equips you with an appreciation of marketing as one of the central functions of any business and at the heart of any organisation’s activities. Focusing on customers and successfully meeting their needs is central to the success of any business organisation. This module provides an introduction to marketing and demonstrates its importance to business decision-making.
Module code: BUS1016
People and Organisations
People and Organisations provides a comprehensive foundation to the study of management from both theoretical and practical perspectives. The module seeks to consider the conceptual frameworks relevant to the behaviour of individuals and groups in organisations and examine the issues which are raised in their management. The module focuses on three themes: rational modes of management, people strategies and contemporary issues in the workplace.
Business Start-Up is a review of entrepreneurial skills and small business development through theoretical concepts of enterprise, self-employment and small business management, evaluating differing environments within which enterprise operates. This includes the rise of the digital economy. The module will provide you with an awareness of emergent business types and their markets and the factors behind small business start-ups, entry routes, funding and barriers.
Module code: BUS1017
Information and the Organisation
Information and the Organisation provides an insight into how organisations are creating, collating and making use of information for a range of purposes. Information has been described as the currency of the 21st century, unlike a physical good it increases not decreases in value as supply increases. The module will examine how businesses manage organisational processes, provide services, track the behaviour of consumers and forecast demand for products and services. This comes at a cost and you will also consider the ethical issues around a world where your movements, habits and hobbies can be quantified, anticipated, profiled and packaged for profit.
Module code: BUS1019
Introduction to Digital Marketing
Introduction to Digital Marketing recognises that the ubiquity of the internet has changed much of our consumption and has also affected marketing substantially. The module introduces a broad range of topics in the area of digital marketing including website marketing, social media marketing, e-commerce and digital advertising. You will examine how organisations can best use digital marketing to influence consumers and customers, discuss theoretical concepts and apply them to the development of digital marketing strategy, and identify issues related to the planning, design and implementation of digital marketing.
Module code: BUS1031
Statistics for Economics
Statistics for Economics provides you with an understanding of, and an ability to apply, a range of mathematical and statistical concepts and techniques suited to a variety of economic situations. Descriptive statistics and techniques used for summarising and analysing data are fundamental to the work of business and economics professionals and will allow you to present information to a wide range of participants. This module primarily introduces statistical concepts and techniques associated with economics and business.
Module code: BUS1018
Language 1 is ideal if you want to learn a new language, or further develop your current language skills, as an integrated part of this degree. You can study French, German, Arabic, Italian, Mandarin or Spanish (subject to minimum numbers for your preferred language). Delivered at the Edge Hill Language Centre, the module will be taught in an interactive, communicative manner, using authentic materials in the target language. Emphasis will be placed on all four areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening. You will play an active role in the weekly two-hour classes, engaging in role-plays, short conversations, videos, authentic texts and listening materials. You will also be encouraged to reflect on your own learning needs. On enrolment to the module, you will complete a language induction form and be placed into a language level group appropriate for your prior knowledge of your chosen language. Please note, while we will endeavour to accommodate varying language levels per module, this is not always possible. While you can join the module with some prior experience of your target language, you will not be able to study a language you are already fluent or proficient in.
Module code: TLC1010
In second year, you’ll develop skills in managing the human resource, and explore research methods for tackling business issues. You’ll see how management accounting can be used to make decisions and strategise for growth. Take a work placement, or work on launching and running your own small business enterprise. You’ll also be able to choose an optional module. This could be Branding, Consumer Behaviour, Finance and Performance Management, or Intermediate Economic Analysis.
Financial Reporting and Analysis develops your knowledge and understanding of more advanced financial accounting, including consolidated reporting. You will evaluate the use of these techniques and apply them in a practical context.
Module code: ACC2019
Management Accounting focuses on the importance and relevance to all organisations of management accounting theories and systems in making decisions. Management accounting could be viewed as a main mechanism used by an organisation to control, coordinate and communicate its direction and strategies. This module enhances your skills in using and interpreting management accounting techniques and solutions.
Module code: ACC2020
Managing the Human Resource
Managing the Human Resource is concerned with developments in human resource management since the early 1980s and current people management practice. In keeping with the management discipline in general, there have been a number of significant developments in the management of people over the last few decades, not least with the move away from Personnel Management to Human Resource Management. The module will take a practical yet integrated approach, as required by today’s HR professionals.
Module code: BUS2018
Research Methods for Business
Research Methods for Business are crucial to personal, academic and vocational development. Employers are increasingly looking for graduates who have specific skills, including those significantly developed through learning about methods of research. This module introduces these methods and considers how they are required to undertake specific academic projects, enhance knowledge and understanding, and address specific business issues and practical managerial problems.
Employability encourages you to contextualise and evaluate theoretical perspectives in a practical setting while at the same time providing an alternative learning environment which informs your future learning processes and outcomes. Workplace experience is increasingly seen as essential in contributing to graduate employability. It is an opportunity to hone employability skills, relate theory to practice and gain experience in a working environment. The module is designed to enhance your understanding, skill-base, personal development, aptitude for self-promotion and ability to reflect upon your experience in the workplace. It will also help familiarise you with professional business etiquette.
Module code: BUS2019
Graduate Enterprise enables you to experience running your own company with a number of your colleagues. You can create your own product or service, launch it into the marketplace and experience at first hand the issues faced by small business owners. You will be supported by your own business consultant who is on secondment from industry and the full resources of the Graduate Enterprise Company.
Branding: Integrated Digital Campaigns is designed to link brand strategy and positioning to the creative aspects of branding, thus preparing you for the marketing, marketing communications and branding industry by building a clear bridge between creative solutions and formulating strategy. The module requires you to examine the elements required to build successful brands and specifically the use of traditional and contemporary media.
Module code: BUS2032
Consumer Behaviour considers the factors that influence what, where and when consumers buy and what they buy. Understanding the factors that affect buying behaviour enables marketers to predict the response of customers to marketing strategies. This knowledge can then be fed into the design and innovation process for new products and marketing campaigns. In addition, you will examine the issues of increasing consumerism and addictive shopping behaviours.
Module code: BUS2035
Finance and Performance Management
Finance and Performance Management will develop your financial knowledge and examine the management of a business with a specific focus on the management of finance within the business context. You will investigate the processes used to develop information to inform managerial decision-making. The module will examine how different business types use financial data in the measurement of their performance. It will also look at real time company information and decision-making and evaluate the significance of the decisions. A key activity will involve investigating the measurement of financial performance of a business through analysing and comparing the models available.
Module code: BUS2030
Global Corporate Social Responsibility
Global Corporate Social Responsibility examines how the global marketplace presents challenges for organisations to balance the social, economic and environmental components of their business, while building shareholder value. Organisations that choose to ignore this responsibility risk their futures, reputations and profits and it is therefore imperative that the modern manager is aware of the various ethical issues that may have an impact upon their organisation and devise mechanisms of regulation and control to deal with them. You will examine the pressures from various sources to engage in ethical behaviour. You will also consider ways in which companies can structure their response to these pressures and reflect upon the implications for both business and society of a business ignoring its ethical responsibilities.
Module code: BUS2026
Intermediate Economic Analysis
Intermediate Economic Analysis enables you to develop a deeper understanding of economic concepts, such as supply, demand, price and elasticity. The module also introduces new concepts in both micro and macro-economic analysis. Crucially, micro and macro-economic analysis will be applied to business scenarios. Micro theory will be applied to goods, labour and financial markets. On macro, models of equilibrium in goods and money markets will be covered, as well as the development of analysis of the main economic indicators, economic policies and the wider economic situation.
Module code: BUS2027
International Business recognises that an understanding of the ways in which business operates internationally is important in the 21st century. The module studies the various factors shaping international business in today’s globalising world economy. You will analyse the different ways and conditions under which firms internationalise their operations and study how different structural changes in the global economy are impacting upon the international business environment.
Module code: BUS2025
International Economics will help you to develop a deeper understanding of international economic concepts, including theories pertaining to trade and international investment as well as currency. The theory will be analysed in respect of trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) flows and movements in currency markets. Major players in the international economy will be examined in terms of their development and economic models. The role of institutions such as the EU, World Trade Organisation and International Monetary Fund will also be considered.
Module code: BUS2036
Law for Business
Law for Business develops your understanding of some of the key principles of law, in terms of how they relate to business and commerce, and apply these to problem situations within a typical business environment. An understanding of some basic legal principles is important to managers, in particular the rules relating to contract, consumer protection, corporate liability and employment.
Module code: BUS2037
Leadership Culture and Change
Leadership Culture and Change explores the nature of leadership and management roles within an environment characterised by change and cultural and organisational diversity. At an organisational level, the module considers how far organisational culture and change can be influenced by leaders and managers. At a national level, it considers how national cultures influence leadership styles and the process of change. Both large-scale organisations and small and medium sized enterprises will be examined, including an analysis of contemporary trends in these areas.
Module code: BUS2029
Loyalty Generation and CRM
Loyalty Generation and CRM centres on how Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is about building relationships with customers in order to develop and build loyalty and so keep customers for longer. This drives higher profits and keeps competitors out. The module introduces CRM, its impact on business strategy, users’ activity, and firm process and functionality. You will also examine CRM commercial packages.
Module code: BUS2038
Managing People focuses on the drive to privatisation and marketisation that accelerated from 1979 in the UK and shortly after in the USA. The nature of work, as experienced by employees, also changed with significant increases in flexible work patterns and the increasing importance of service sector employment. Hence, the repertoire of skills required of those involved in managing people continues to expand. The purpose of the module is to provide you with a critical understanding of the changing nature of work, as well as raising your awareness of the practical strategies used by organisations to manage such changes.
Module code: BUS2024
Project Management gives you opportunity to gain a PRINCE2® Project Management certificate as you learn about relevant concepts and practicalities for application in a working environment. PRINCE2® is the world’s most practiced, process-based method to develop first-class project management skills and gain recognition from potential employers. The module will enable you to improve your competitiveness at a global level. Project management is an area of study that recognises that resources are scarce and that choices must be made between the alternatives available in terms of bringing a project to a satisfactory finish, both on time and within budget. Progressing from basic economic concerns, the module considers the practical apportionment of people, time, finances and materials and outlines best practice for how organisations can ensure output is achieved as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
Module code: BUS2022
Quality Management provides you with an understanding of the importance of total quality management which is an essential aspect of every organisation, both manufacturing and service industries, in order to survive in a competitive environment. The essence of total quality management is a dedication to understanding what the customer wants and then employing resources including people to set up systems and processes to deliver products and services that ensure customer satisfaction and comply with government quality standards.
Module code: BUS2023
Retail Marketing Planning
Retail Marketing Planning recognises that effective marketing planning is essential for all organisations. This module offers you the opportunity to place tactical marketing activities in the context of the marketing planning process. Specifically, this module provides you with the opportunity to examine the complex nature of marketing planning for organisations in the retail sector which constitutes a dynamic and vital element of the British economy.
Module code: BUS2031
Services and Experiential Marketing
Services and Experiential Marketing examines the implementation of marketing concepts, theories and practices to organisations operating in today’s increasingly competitive environment. As the number of products and services increases, the marketplace as a whole becomes increasingly competitive and crowded. This, coupled with the shift from manufacturing based economies to largely service-based economies, has resulted in a raft of new challenges for today’s marketers. You will develop an understanding of the nature and role intangible elements play in creating value for consumers, critically analyse the major differences between the marketing of services and physical goods, and apply and evaluate a range of relevant services marketing and experiential marketing theories and tools to organisational situations.
Module code: BUS2034
Social Media Monitoring and Analytics
Social Media Monitoring and Analytics equips you with an appreciation of the need for analytics in the market place. As companies are collecting large amounts of data, marketing decisions made by them have become more data-oriented. More and more companies are now heavily investing in marketing analytics. Therefore, analysing the ‘digital footprints’ in a meaningful manner is essential. Due to the unstructured nature of data, understanding behavioural patterns is complex. This module will provide a background understanding of analytics in relation to marketing strategy and communication.
Module code: BUS2033
TLC2000 Language 2 enables you to build on and develop your previous language knowledge in French, German, Arabic, Italian, Mandarin or Spanish. You must have either studied the prior language module in the previous year or be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge of your target language (though you will not be able to study a language you are already fluent or proficient in). The language levels available will be determined by the continuation of corresponding groups from the previous language module. You will gain the language skills necessary to become a more proficient user of the language. Classes will be taught in an interactive and communicative manner using authentic materials to promote meaningful communication. They will be conducted in the target language as much as possible. Emphasis will be on speaking and listening, with appropriate attention also being paid to other communication skills. Other work will include a variety of tasks which may be completed in the Language Centre.
Module code: TLC2000
You’ll refine your advanced accounting and analysis skills in Year 3, producing complex company accounts that comply with International Financial Reporting Standards (FIRS). You’ll explore strategic management and the various factors influencing decision-making. You’ll also study deeper in a subject of your choice. This could be in business strategy and digital goods, auditing, sustainability in business, or taxation. You’ll also complete a dissertation, or work on an extended business project for a sponsoring organisation.
Advanced Financial Reporting and Analysis ensures that you will be able to exercise judgement and evaluation in corporate reporting matters and that you have the capability to react to current developments or new practice. There will be opportunities for you to produce complex company accounts complying with the appropriate legislation and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) and critically reflect on the process.
Module code: ACC3010
Strategic Financial Management
Strategic Financial Management introduces some of the techniques used in financial decision-making. An understanding of the financial implications of decisions is vital for managers. The module provides an insight into the complex issues involved in the financial appraisal of long term projects and allows you to gain a deeper understanding of the theory and practice of strategic financial management.
Module code: BUS3027
Strategic Management explores the process of strategy formulation and implementation and considers how the decision-making process influences the choices made by those involved in deciding the strategic direction of organisations. You will gain a critical understanding of how psychological, political, economic, social, cultural and technological factors influence decision-making and the subsequent formulation and implementation of strategy in a range of different types of organisations.
Dissertation enables you to produce a key piece of evidence that shows your development over the degree and how you are now equipped to apply graduate level skills. The module requires the design and implementation of a research project in an area of interest agreed with your supervisor via a research proposal and meeting. Support during the dissertation is given by a specified tutor although you will have overall responsibility for managing the process.
Module code: BUS3022
Extended Business Project
Extended Business Project provides an opportunity for you to undertake an in-depth research project for a sponsoring organisation on a topic of common interest. The nature of the project will be negotiated between you, your supervisor and the sponsoring company.
Advertising in Marketing Communications enables you to study the role of advertising in online and offline integrated marketing communications strategies. You will drill into the elements that comprise individual adverts and consider how the range of online and offline media vehicles available to deliver them have blurred the boundaries between advertising and other elements of the promotional mix. It is important that you understand the strategic role of advertising and the rationale that underpins the design and development of individual adverts. In addition, you need to understand the place of advertising within the marketing communications techniques available to marketers, whilst understanding the effects advertising has on the consumer and the debates that emanate from those effects.
Module code: BUS3041
Auditing and Assurance
Auditing and Assurance is a key skill and an important undertaking for professional accountants. This module will introduce auditing and assurance and develop the skills involved in the audit process. You will be required to evaluate your newly acquired skills and develop a critical approach to the application of those skills to the professional environment. You will be encouraged to examine legislation and apply the principles to audit strategies. A wide range of transferable and intellectual skills will be delivered and assessed to allow you to gain confidence and the appropriate employability skills for the business environment.
Module code: ACC3012
Business Strategy and Digital Goods
Business Strategy and Digital Goods examines the implications of the internet and the rise of ubiquitous mobile devices that are changing business and society. Specifically, the module will explain how a new economy of creativity, opportunity, connectivity and content has been created. You will consider this ‘digital economy’, the key concepts underpinning commercial activities and investigate how the application of existing theories of competitive advantage and added value can be applied to, or are changed by, digital goods and services that have no physical form.
Module code: BUS3030
Contemporary Issues in Economics
Contemporary Issues in Economics provides you with an understanding of, and an ability to critically analyse, contemporary issues in economics. Economic theories and understanding established earlier in the programme will be utilised to analyse contemporary economic situations and policies. The module will cover current, significant economic events both nationally and internationally, in respect of both the economic situation and policy. All issues will be considered from the perspective of business and management.
Module code: BUS3034
Development Economics discusses the key economic, social and political factors responsible for economic development and growth. In particular, the module provides an insight into economic theories analysing the development patterns across different countries and explaining differences. You will consider what factors effectively enhance or hinder economic growth and explore the relationship of economic development with national and international institutions, macro-economic policy and foreign direct investment. The role of civil society and the environment on economic development will also be examined, as will socio-economic issues such as poverty and inequality.
Module code: BUS3033
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Entrepreneurship and Innovation considers how to turn a good idea into a successful market-leading product. Entrepreneurship and innovation go hand in hand and involve the development and release of a new product/service or the repacking of an existing one to provide competitive advantage or even create new markets. This module explores a variety of concepts around strategic entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship. We will examine the difference between an idea, an invention and an innovation and provide you with a case-led understanding of the process in action, from creation to implementation. Moreover, it provides you with a number of tools and techniques to critically evaluate success and build on your previous experiences of work-based learning or enterprise education.
Module code: BUS3044
Global Logistics and International Trade
Global Logistics and International Trade examines, in a global context, the set of processes required to strategically manage materials and product flows from suppliers through to the final customer in order to achieve competitive advantage. The module looks at the theoretical background of logistics and considers the practical perspectives of logistics from an international trade perspective. You will consider how effective logistics and procurement systems can become key business enablers and contemplate how international supply chains must form a significant element of the strategy of any organisation operating on a global basis.
Module code: BUS3031
Global Marketing Management
Global Marketing Management encourages you to develop an informed appreciation of international marketing in the context of emerging world markets and increasing globalisation. The module provides you with the means to integrate aspects of operational marketing within a strategic and international perspective. In particular, you will study how and why companies choose to operate internationally, the entry strategies available to them, globalisation and the international marketing environment.
Module code: BUS3039
Marketing and Society
Marketing and Society will help you to define and understand how marketing in society is utilised as a tool for public services such as charities, government and the health service. This will involve the study of the business and social environments in terms of their target audiences, resources, planning, education and current changes. The module will familiarise you with key models of behaviour change and the role of stakeholders, values, beliefs, emotions and lifestyles in influencing such change, with emphasis on environmentally sustainable behaviour. You will also be introduced to a practical and reflective campaign process that supports the use of social marketing to achieve behaviour change.
Module code: BUS3040
Marketing Simulation is designed to provide an understanding of marketing management and planning and to engage you in the marketing decision-making process via the use of a marketing simulation package. Working in a group, you will analyse the marketing environment, undertake competitor analysis, manage the marketing mix, and decide the positioning of your product portfolio.
Module code: BUS3042
Organisational Misbehaviour takes a critical position in reflecting on why it seems almost inevitable for institutions and their employees to misbehave. Topics covered will include institutional racism, politicians’ expenses, and the Libor interest rate scandal. We will critically review such instances of personal and institutional misbehaviour to understand why it appears so difficult for organisation’s and their employees to act in a way which is both ethical and aligns with the moral norms we expect from our principal institutions.
Module code: BUS3037
Seeing the Future: The Next Decade of Commerce
Seeing the Future: The Next Decade of Commerce questions where the challenges of the next decade will come from and explores the changing face of commerce. Capitalism is an evolutionary process where new industries, new mechanisms and new ways of working continually emerge overturning the existing status quo. In this module, you will be asked to explore and decide for yourselves where the big changes of the next decade will come from and how it will impact upon the world you will graduate into.
Module code: BUS3029
Strategic Human Resource Management
Strategic Human Resource Management critically investigates how far human relationships are central to Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM). The module takes a cross disciplinary approach making content as relevant to health and education as it is to sport, events management or any other organisational setting which requires people management. We will place the module inside the globalised context with a focus on developments in cross industry, cross continent context where the ‘soft’ rhetoric of people as an organisation’s greatest assets often collides with the ‘hard’ reality that ‘people’ constitute only a part of an organisations strategic thinking and are used like any other asset or resource.
Module code: BUS3036
Sustainability and Business
Sustainability and Business recognises that sustainability is increasingly shaping business practice and culture in the 21st century while acknowledging that business has a vitally important role to play in all our sustainable futures. The module will equip you with a comprehensive and holistic understanding of sustainability and the various business and societal contexts in which these can be applied. Exploring the broad and holistic concept of sustainability, as framed by the United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs), you will discover a range of ideas, concepts and theories of sustainability and gain insight how they are shaping the future business agenda. You will examine the inter-connectedness of different sustainability challenges facing humanity, such as climate change, energy and health, and consider the vital role that business has to play in addressing them. You will critically analyse specific approaches to climate action, as well as broader sustainability strategies, that are being devised by companies, business coalitions and partnerships between public and civil sector organisations.
Module code: BUS3048
Taxation develops tax computation skills and also provides more complex tax scenarios. You will gain technical skills relating to taxation, including the tax computations for individuals, sole traders, partnerships and incorporated companies. The module will guide you in how to calculate capital allowances, capital gains tax computations and value added tax and requires you to undertake tax planning that draws on several areas of tax legislation. You will investigate new opportunities to reduce tax liabilities, challenge the notion of contemporary fiscal management and debate innovative applications of tax computation and the development of tax avoidance schemes.
Module code: ACC3013
Language 3 further enhances your language skills in French, German, Arabic, Italian, Mandarin or Spanish and introduces you to a new culture and way of life. It is suitable if you have studied the prior language module in the previous year of this degree or if you can demonstrate equivalent knowledge of your target language (though you will not be able to study a language you are already fluent or proficient in). The language levels available will be determined by the continuation of corresponding groups from the previous language module. You will develop language skills to a level of proficiency that will enable you to spend time living or working abroad. Classes will be conducted as much as possible in the target language. They will be taught in an interactive, communicative manner, using authentic materials in the target language. Emphasis will be on speaking and listening, with appropriate attention also being paid to other skills. Other work will include a variety of tasks which may be completed in the Language Centre.
Module code: TLC3000
Optional modules provide an element of choice within the course curriculum. 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 timetabling requirements. Some restrictions on optional module choice or combinations of optional modules may apply.
How you'll study
As well as preparing for and attending lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops, you will spend time reading and completing coursework, including written assignments, presentations and posters.
You will have the opportunity to develop your employability profile through a work placement or participation in a graduate enterprise project. In addition, you will undertake live client projects with organisations or work on agreed projects with real outcomes and impact.
Timetables for your first week are normally available at the end of August prior to enrolment in September. You can expect to receive your timetable for the rest of the academic year during your first week. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities.
How you'll be assessed
Throughout the programme, there is a combination of different forms of assessment to test intellectual development, vocational capability and critical thinking. Coursework involves individual and group-based activities, case studies and problem-solving exercises. Examinations take a variety of forms, using both seen and unseen questions.
Who will be teaching you
Edge Hill Business School is home to a thriving research community, hosts a growing international partnership portfolio, and is a member of AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the world’s largest management education network.
All of our staff are passionate about student learning and development. This degree is developed by specialists in accountancy, e-commerce, human resource management, marketing, operations management, people management and small and medium enterprises. The programme team includes research-active staff and professionally qualified lecturers.
Typical offer 104-112 UCAS Tariff points. No specific subjects are required.
BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications)
Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM).
Overall grade of Merit.
International Baccalaureate (IB)
We are happy to accept IB qualifications which achieve the required number of UCAS Tariff points.
Access to Higher Education Diploma
45 credits at Level 3, for example 9 credits at Distinction and 36 credits at Merit or 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.
Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.
If you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven't been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.
English language requirements
International students require IELTS 6.0, with a score no lower than 5.5 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.
If your current level of English is half a band, one band, or one-and-a-half bands lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.
Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/studentterms.
Did you know?
If you join a full time undergraduate degree at Edge Hill University, we will guarantee you the
offer of a room in our halls of residence for the first year of your course.
A stunning £8million building provides impressive teaching and learning facilities for students in Edge Hill Business School.
The contemporary three-storey building offers a 100-seat lecture theatre and modern seminar and meeting rooms. There are also social learning areas which encourage a more informal and interactive style of learning, in addition to an attractive roof garden and atrium.
The UK tuition fee rate is subject to final Government approval for academic year 2023/24 entry. The University may administer a small inflationary rise in tuition fees, in line with Government policy, in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.
EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, may be eligible for the UK tuition fee rate.
Subject to eligibility, UK students joining this course can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK students enrolling on the course may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.
Please view the relevant Money Matters guide for comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK students.
EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme may be eligible to apply for financial support. Irish nationals can ordinarily apply to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI).
If you are an EU student who does not have settled or pre-settled status, or are an international student from a non-EU country, please see our international student finance pages.
Your future career
By the time you finish your degree, you’ll have financial expertise and deep business knowledge. You could use these new skills to start your own business, or to secure work across a wide range of industries including banking, accounting, public sector management, and HR.
Graduates of this course have entered careers in a number of different fields, including roles such as:
business and finance manager
business development manager
Recent graduates have gone on to work for organisations like Grant Thornton, British Aerospace, Airbus, Hays and the NHS. Wherever you find work, you’ll have the skills to look at the inner workings of an organisation, and strategise for success.
Applying for a graduate role isn’t your only option though. You could stay at Edge Hill to complete postgraduate study.
On this course you will gain affiliate membership of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), a globally recognised professional body, for the duration of your degree and one year after graduation.
On successful completion of your degree, you will also be awarded a CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership and may also be eligible for exemptions from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, however our courses are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may necessitate alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses.
Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of professional bodies, revisions to subject benchmarks statements, to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.
Track changes to this course
Change to Chartered Management Institute Membership - 19 May 2022
Information about membership with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) updated to indicate that students gain eligibility for Affiliate Member status with the CMI for the duration of their course and one year after graduation.
Update to Example Offers - 2 March 2021
Example offers updated to include the Digital Production, Design and Development T Level with an overall grade of Merit.