801–1000 th
World University Rankings 2021
201–250 th
Young University Rankings 2020
151-200 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Howard Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 1WB, United Kingdom

Accounting for Business With Foundation Year - Sheffield Hallam University

**Course summary** • Learn how to apply accounting skills to the world of business. • Obtain valuable work experience through local, national or international placements. • Build an eye-catching CV with additional, industry-recognised qualifications. • Become a well-rounded, employable graduate with valuable contacts and credentials. Whether you want to run your own business or work in another organisation, a sound knowledge of accounting and commercial sense can put you ahead of the competition. This course allows you to apply accounting techniques to business-related problems, and prepare for a rewarding career in diverse industries. **How you learn** Our expert teaching staff and regular guest speakers provide a stimulating learning experience. You’ll benefit from an activity-based, student-centred approach, coupled with more traditional timetabled contact sessions and independent/guided study. Through this, you’ll tailor your learning to suit you, while developing useful new skills. Exceptional facilities and learning materials will also help you to get to grips with real projects, and prepare you for your career in business. You learn through • lectures and seminars • an optional placement year • work experience at every level of study • guest lecturers and employability workshops • interactive sessions • real-life corporate projects, case studies and activities • student-centred learning • collaborative group work • reflective writing and critical thinking • presentations **Applied learning** **Work placements** You have an excellent opportunity to spend up to one year on a paid work placement in the third year of your course. This opportunity gives you real-world experience and allows you to put the skills you learn on the course to practical use. Placements can be with local, national or international firms. Recent placement providers have included Vauxhall Motors, Metropolitan Police, Intel Corporation and Hilton Worldwide. Full support is given to help you find the placement that is best for you. This is a great opportunity to build the confidence, creativity and responsibility that will be invaluable in your final year of study. Live projects Throughout your course you will work on live projects with real clients that are sourced mainly by specialist teams at Sheffield Hallam University. In your final year, you put the employability skills developed through these projects and your placement year to good use by working in a team on a live consultancy project. You’ll be given a specific task or problem by a client, and present back to them your results and suggestions. **Networking opportunities** There are a range of opportunities throughout your studies to build contacts and network. These could include acting as a student ambassador or representative, working with real clients, joining the award-winning Finance Society or attending guest lectures. Industry qualifications and skills This course gives you the opportunities to gain extra qualifications as you move through your course. These include the globally-recognised CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting at the end of Year 1 (depending on results), and the industry-recognised SAGE and Microsoft Excel qualifications in Year 2. Electives in your second and final years allow you to specialise in digital skills, fraud and forensic investigations or further financial techniques. This flexibility means you are prepared for a wide range of careers.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time including foundation year
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,SheffieldUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £13,250