Finance and Business Enterprise

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BA (Hons)

Key facts

UCAS code:
NN66
UCAS code:
NN69
UCAS code:
NN67
UCAS code:
NN68
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option:
Full-time
Study option:
Full-time, two-year accelerated
Study option:
Full-time, with a foundation year
Study option:
Full-time, with a placement year
Study option:
Part-time
Study option:
Part-time, with a foundation year
Duration:
3 Years
Duration:
2 Years
Duration:
4 Years
Duration:
4 Years
Duration:
6 Years
Duration:
8 Years
Start date:
27 September 2021

Immersive learning

Study using the intuitive block learning method, and focus on one module at a time

Outstanding facilities

Take advantage of a network of business facilities, including the brand-new £40m Catalyst building

Make connections

Take advantage of professional networks and guaranteed work experience opportunities during your course

Discover how accounting and finance underpins modern enterprise in our BA (Hons) Finance and Business Enterprise.

Finance and accounting are no longer just about taxation and the management of financial capital. This award will give you a deeper understanding of the crucial role of finance in organisational decision making and the pursuit of competitive advantage. You will graduate with an entrepreneurial mindset and the contemporary financial and accounting skills required to survive and thrive in uncertain business environments.

At Staffordshire Business School we provide a streamlined teaching method, allowing you to focus on one module at a time. To allow true immersion in each stage of your learning, you will study one topic over a five-week period and receive your results before starting the next module. Our approach focuses on individual skills and will develop your expertise as an independent learner and problem solver, preparing you for a fast-paced, focused career in finance and business.

Finance and accounting are no longer just about taxation and the management of financial capital. This award will give you a deeper understanding of the crucial role of finance in organisational decision making and the pursuit of competitive advantage. You will graduate with an entrepreneurial mindset and the contemporary financial and accounting skills required to survive and thrive in uncertain business environments.

At Staffordshire Business School we provide a streamlined teaching method, allowing you to focus on one module at a time. To allow true immersion in each stage of your learning, you will study one topic over a five-week period and receive your results before starting the next module. Our approach focuses on individual skills and will develop your expertise as an independent learner and problem solver, preparing you for a fast-paced, focused career in finance and business.

Finance and accounting are no longer just about taxation and the management of financial capital. This award will give you a deeper understanding of the crucial role of finance in organisational decision making and the pursuit of competitive advantage. You will graduate with an entrepreneurial mindset and the contemporary financial and accounting skills required to survive and thrive in uncertain business environments.

At Staffordshire Business School we provide a streamlined teaching method, allowing you to focus on one module at a time. To allow true immersion in each stage of your learning, you will study one topic over a five-week period and receive your results before starting the next module. Our approach focuses on individual skills and will develop your expertise as an independent learner and problem solver, preparing you for a fast-paced, focused career in finance and business.

Finance and accounting are no longer just about taxation and the management of financial capital. This award will give you a deeper understanding of the crucial role of finance in organisational decision making and the pursuit of competitive advantage. You will graduate with an entrepreneurial mindset and the contemporary financial and accounting skills required to survive and thrive in uncertain business environments.

At Staffordshire Business School we provide a streamlined teaching method, allowing you to focus on one module at a time. To allow true immersion in each stage of your learning, you will study one topic over a five-week period and receive your results before starting the next module. Our approach focuses on individual skills and will develop your expertise as an independent learner and problem solver, preparing you for a fast-paced, focused career in finance and business.

Finance and accounting are no longer just about taxation and the management of financial capital. This award will give you a deeper understanding of the crucial role of finance in organisational decision making and the pursuit of competitive advantage. You will graduate with an entrepreneurial mindset and the contemporary financial and accounting skills required to survive and thrive in uncertain business environments.

At Staffordshire Business School we provide a streamlined teaching method, allowing you to focus on one module at a time. To allow true immersion in each stage of your learning, you will study one topic over a five-week period and receive your results before starting the next module. Our approach focuses on individual skills and will develop your expertise as an independent learner and problem solver, preparing you for a fast-paced, focused career in finance and business.

Finance and accounting are no longer just about taxation and the management of financial capital. This award will give you a deeper understanding of the crucial role of finance in organisational decision making and the pursuit of competitive advantage. You will graduate with an entrepreneurial mindset and the contemporary financial and accounting skills required to survive and thrive in uncertain business environments.

At Staffordshire Business School we provide a streamlined teaching method, allowing you to focus on one module at a time. To allow true immersion in each stage of your learning, you will study one topic over a five-week period and receive your results before starting the next module. Our approach focuses on individual skills and will develop your expertise as an independent learner and problem solver, preparing you for a fast-paced, focused career in finance and business.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BA (Hons) Finance and Business Enterprise.

Students will also graduate with a CMI Level 5 Award in Management and Leadership.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BA (Hons) Finance and Business Enterprise

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BA (Hons) Finance and Business Enterprise

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BA (Hons) Finance and Business Enterprise

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BA (Hons) Finance and Business Enterprise

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BA (Hons) Finance and Business Enterprise

Work placements

Staffordshire Business School has an established history of using our strong links with industry to secure placements for our students, and our courses offer you the flexibility to undertake either a short 5-week placement to get a taste of the workforce, or an immersive 1-year placement.

Course content

You will be taught via a combination of lectures, tutorials, industry visits and independent study. A typical 20 credit module will include a week of moderated online preparation, three weeks of class where you will attend campus (a combination of physically and virtually), usually for no more than two consecutive days per week for lectures, tutorials and other activities, and one week for revision and assessment.

At Staffordshire University we place great emphasis on preparing you for the careers of the future, and as a student at Staffordshire Business School you will study the full spectrum of contemporary management and finance. You will use resources including books, journals and digital databases, social media resource banks and more to immerse yourself in each discipline and you will be challenged to picture what the business landscape of the future will be.

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Year 1 compulsory modules

The Future of Work (20 Credits)

Business and industry are ever-changing and staying ahead of the game is critical to success. In this module, you will explore the importance of innovation in addressing climate change and other societal challenges and how the rise of digital technologies will change the future of work practices and various business sectors.

Data and Decision Making (20 Credits)

Data is the currency of the 21st century. In this module, you will explore the increasingly pervasive role of data in society, and how organisations can capture and leverage data to better understand consumer preferences, tailor communication, anticipate changes in external environments and manage risk and uncertainty.

Global Challenges and Opportunities (20 Credits)

Success can be found in the current economic and political climate. In this module, you will explore the ethical and unethical anomalies in our contemporary global political and economic system, and how they can provide both challenges and opportunities in modern business.

Risk and Reward (20 Credits)

Without risk, there is often no reward. This module will explore the evolution and nature of financial markets and their susceptibility to shock. You will gain a solid foundation in the concepts of risk and return, portfolio theory and basic budgeting.

Social Enterprise (20 Credits)

Community and reputation are everything in the modern world of business. In his module, you will focus on your creativity and innovation and identify entrepreneurial opportunities that will form the basis of a socially responsible business idea or intervention.

The Balance of Power (20 Credits)

In this module, you will explore how markets have evolved and how they will continue to evolve, and the role businesses and governments have in ensuring the sustainability of our planet for future generations.

Year 2 compulsory modules

Finance and Value Creation (20 Credits)

Creating value in the modern world. In this module you will explore the paradox of consumer vs. shareholder value and how organisations are using financial strategy and concepts to improve organisational performance and drive growth in a post GFC and COVID world.

Taxation for Competitive Advantage (20 Credits)

Should organisations use taxation for competitive advantage? In this module you will explore the world of tax havens and discuss why they suit some business models and not others. You will also learn about the reputational risks associated with legitimate tax evasion and the evolution and purpose of tax.

Sustainability Accounting (20 Credits)

21st century corporate valuation has taken a sustainable turn. In this module you will explore organisational responses to global issues such as poverty and climate change and the behavioural aspects within organisations that impact their sustainability agenda.

Audit and Forensic Accounting (20 Credits)

The importance of safeguarding assets. This module explores the scope of internal control and the value and function of audit as well as the latest issues in cybercrime and fraud. Ultimately you will gain an appreciation of the role of stewardship and how to protect your organisation from internal and external threat.

Entrepreneurial Finance (20 Credits)

Spending money to make money. This module analyses the financial decisions associated with capital and you will be introduced to the forms of finance available to business, including the various forms of equity finance. In doing so you will explore the ways in which businesses are valued, emphasising high-risk, early-stage start-ups and their legal and financial structuring.

Year 3 compulsory modules

Financial Narrative and Reporting (20 Credits)

Reporting is a critical management and regulatory tool. In this module you will explore how organisations can leverage breadth and depth of financial information in the pursuit of growth.

Corporate Finance (20 Credits)

Thinking big in financial enterprise. This module explores the complexity of global financial markets and how firms allocate financial and non-financial assets in the pursuit of value creation. You will also explore financial risk and diversification, capital budgeting and advanced investment appraisal techniques that are essential for firms in their pursuit to maximise shareholder value.

Fintech & Digitisation (20 Credits)

Looking forward to solve yesterday’s problems. In this module you will analyse the ways in which Financial Technology (FinTech) is revolutionising finance. You will gain an appreciation for the role of digitisation in business by exploring concepts such as automation, artificial intelligence and data mining and the challenges and opportunities these concepts present.

Consultancy Project (40 Credits)

Teamwork can be the key to success. This module is the culmination of your programme of study, where you will work alongside other business students to identify and address a contemporary issue faced by a real organisation.

You will be taught via a combination of lectures, tutorials, industry visits and independent study. A typical 20 credit module will include a week of moderated online preparation, three weeks of class where you will attend campus (a combination of physically and virtually), usually for no more than two consecutive days per week for lectures, tutorials and other activities, and one week for revision and assessment.

At Staffordshire University we place great emphasis on preparing you for the careers of the future, and as a student at Staffordshire Business School you will study the full spectrum of contemporary management and finance. You will use resources including books, journals and digital databases, social media resource banks and more to immerse yourself in each discipline and you will be challenged to picture what the business landscape of the future will be.

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Year 1 compulsory modules

The Future of Work (20 Credits)

Business and industry are ever-changing and staying ahead of the game is critical to success. In this module, you will explore the importance of innovation in addressing climate change and other societal challenges and how the rise of digital technologies will change the future of work practices and various business sectors.

Data and Decision Making (20 Credits)

Data is the currency of the 21st century. In this module, you will explore the increasingly pervasive role of data in society, and how organisations can capture and leverage data to better understand consumer preferences, tailor communication, anticipate changes in external environments and manage risk and uncertainty.

Global Challenges and Opportunities (20 Credits)

Success can be found in the current economic and political climate. In this module, you will explore the ethical and unethical anomalies in our contemporary global political and economic system, and how they can provide both challenges and opportunities in modern business.

Risk and Reward (20 Credits)

Without risk, there is often no reward. This module will explore the evolution and nature of financial markets and their susceptibility to shock. You will gain a solid foundation in the concepts of risk and return, portfolio theory and basic budgeting.

Social Enterprise (20 Credits)

Community and reputation are everything in the modern world of business. In his module, you will focus on your creativity and innovation and identify entrepreneurial opportunities that will form the basis of a socially responsible business idea or intervention.

The Balance of Power (20 Credits)

In this module, you will explore how markets have evolved and how they will continue to evolve, and the role businesses and governments have in ensuring the sustainability of our planet for future generations.

Finance and Value Creation (20 Credits)

Creating value in the modern world. In this module you will explore the paradox of consumer vs. shareholder value and how organisations are using financial strategy and concepts to improve organisational performance and drive growth in a post GFC and COVID world.

Sustainability Accounting (20 Credits)

21st century corporate valuation has taken a sustainable turn. In this module you will explore organisational responses to global issues such as poverty and climate change and the behavioural aspects within organisations that impact their sustainability agenda.

Fintech & Digitisation (20 Credits)

Looking forward to solve yesterday’s problems. In this module you will analyse the ways in which Financial Technology (FinTech) is revolutionising finance. You will gain an appreciation for the role of digitisation in business by exploring concepts such as automation, artificial intelligence and data mining and the challenges and opportunities these concepts present.

Year 2 compulsory modules

Taxation for Competitive Advantage (20 Credits)

Should organisations use taxation for competitive advantage? In this module you will explore the world of tax havens and discuss why they suit some business models and not others. You will also learn about the reputational risks associated with legitimate tax evasion and the evolution and purpose of tax.

Audit and Forensic Accounting (20 Credits)

The importance of safeguarding assets. This module explores the scope of internal control and the value and function of audit as well as the latest issues in cybercrime and fraud. Ultimately you will gain an appreciation of the role of stewardship and how to protect your organisation from internal and external threat.

Entrepreneurial Finance (20 Credits)

Spending money to make money. This module analyses the financial decisions associated with capital and you will be introduced to the forms of finance available to business, including the various forms of equity finance. In doing so you will explore the ways in which businesses are valued, emphasising high-risk, early-stage start-ups and their legal and financial structuring.

Financial Narrative and Reporting (20 Credits)

Reporting is a critical management and regulatory tool. In this module you will explore how organisations can leverage breadth and depth of financial information in the pursuit of growth.

Corporate Finance (20 Credits)

Thinking big in financial enterprise. This module explores the complexity of global financial markets and how firms allocate financial and non-financial assets in the pursuit of value creation. You will also explore financial risk and diversification, capital budgeting and advanced investment appraisal techniques that are essential for firms in their pursuit to maximise shareholder value.

Consultancy Project (40 Credits)

Teamwork can be the key to success. This module is the culmination of your programme of study, where you will work alongside other business students to identify and address a contemporary issue faced by a real organisation.

You will be taught via a combination of lectures, tutorials, industry visits and independent study. A typical 20 credit module will include a week of moderated online preparation, three weeks of class where you will attend campus (a combination of physically and virtually), usually for no more than two consecutive days per week for lectures, tutorials and other activities, and one week for revision and assessment.

At Staffordshire University we place great emphasis on preparing you for the careers of the future, and as a student at Staffordshire Business School you will study the full spectrum of contemporary management and finance. You will use resources including books, journals and digital databases, social media resource banks and more to immerse yourself in each discipline and you will be challenged to picture what the business landscape of the future will be.

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Year 1 compulsory modules

The Future of Work (20 Credits)

Business and industry are ever-changing and staying ahead of the game is critical to success. In this module, you will explore the importance of innovation in addressing climate change and other societal challenges and how the rise of digital technologies will change the future of work practices and various business sectors.

Data and Decision Making (20 Credits)

Data is the currency of the 21st century. In this module, you will explore the increasingly pervasive role of data in society, and how organisations can capture and leverage data to better understand consumer preferences, tailor communication, anticipate changes in external environments and manage risk and uncertainty.

Global Challenges and Opportunities (20 Credits)

Success can be found in the current economic and political climate. In this module, you will explore the ethical and unethical anomalies in our contemporary global political and economic system, and how they can provide both challenges and opportunities in modern business.

Risk and Reward (20 Credits)

Without risk, there is often no reward. This module will explore the evolution and nature of financial markets and their susceptibility to shock. You will gain a solid foundation in the concepts of risk and return, portfolio theory and basic budgeting.

Social Enterprise (20 Credits)

Community and reputation are everything in the modern world of business. In his module, you will focus on your creativity and innovation and identify entrepreneurial opportunities that will form the basis of a socially responsible business idea or intervention.

The Balance of Power (20 Credits)

In this module, you will explore how markets have evolved and how they will continue to evolve, and the role businesses and governments have in ensuring the sustainability of our planet for future generations.

Year 2 compulsory modules

Finance and Value Creation (20 Credits)

Creating value in the modern world. In this module you will explore the paradox of consumer vs. shareholder value and how organisations are using financial strategy and concepts to improve organisational performance and drive growth in a post GFC and COVID world.

Taxation for Competitive Advantage (20 Credits)

Should organisations use taxation for competitive advantage? In this module you will explore the world of tax havens and discuss why they suit some business models and not others. You will also learn about the reputational risks associated with legitimate tax evasion and the evolution and purpose of tax.

Sustainability Accounting (20 Credits)

21st century corporate valuation has taken a sustainable turn. In this module you will explore organisational responses to global issues such as poverty and climate change and the behavioural aspects within organisations that impact their sustainability agenda.

Audit and Forensic Accounting (20 Credits)

The importance of safeguarding assets. This module explores the scope of internal control and the value and function of audit as well as the latest issues in cybercrime and fraud. Ultimately you will gain an appreciation of the role of stewardship and how to protect your organisation from internal and external threat.

Entrepreneurial Finance (20 Credits)

Spending money to make money. This module analyses the financial decisions associated with capital and you will be introduced to the forms of finance available to business, including the various forms of equity finance. In doing so you will explore the ways in which businesses are valued, emphasising high-risk, early-stage start-ups and their legal and financial structuring.

Year 3 compulsory modules

Financial Narrative and Reporting (20 Credits)

Reporting is a critical management and regulatory tool. In this module you will explore how organisations can leverage breadth and depth of financial information in the pursuit of growth.

Corporate Finance (20 Credits)

Thinking big in financial enterprise. This module explores the complexity of global financial markets and how firms allocate financial and non-financial assets in the pursuit of value creation. You will also explore financial risk and diversification, capital budgeting and advanced investment appraisal techniques that are essential for firms in their pursuit to maximise shareholder value.

Fintech & Digitisation (20 Credits)

Looking forward to solve yesterday’s problems. In this module you will analyse the ways in which Financial Technology (FinTech) is revolutionising finance. You will gain an appreciation for the role of digitisation in business by exploring concepts such as automation, artificial intelligence and data mining and the challenges and opportunities these concepts present.

Consultancy Project (40 Credits)

Teamwork can be the key to success. This module is the culmination of your programme of study, where you will work alongside other business students to identify and address a contemporary issue faced by a real organisation.

You will be taught via a combination of lectures, tutorials, industry visits and independent study. A typical 20 credit module will include a week of moderated online preparation, three weeks of class where you will attend campus (a combination of physically and virtually), usually for no more than two consecutive days per week for lectures, tutorials and other activities, and one week for revision and assessment.

At Staffordshire University we place great emphasis on preparing you for the careers of the future, and as a student at Staffordshire Business School you will study the full spectrum of contemporary management and finance. You will use resources including books, journals and digital databases, social media resource banks and more to immerse yourself in each discipline and you will be challenged to picture what the business landscape of the future will be.

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Year 1 compulsory modules

The Future of Work (20 Credits)

Business and industry are ever-changing and staying ahead of the game is critical to success. In this module, you will explore the importance of innovation in addressing climate change and other societal challenges and how the rise of digital technologies will change the future of work practices and various business sectors.

Data and Decision Making (20 Credits)

Data is the currency of the 21st century. In this module, you will explore the increasingly pervasive role of data in society, and how organisations can capture and leverage data to better understand consumer preferences, tailor communication, anticipate changes in external environments and manage risk and uncertainty.

Global Challenges and Opportunities (20 Credits)

Success can be found in the current economic and political climate. In this module, you will explore the ethical and unethical anomalies in our contemporary global political and economic system, and how they can provide both challenges and opportunities in modern business.

Risk and Reward (20 Credits)

Without risk, there is often no reward. This module will explore the evolution and nature of financial markets and their susceptibility to shock. You will gain a solid foundation in the concepts of risk and return, portfolio theory and basic budgeting.

Social Enterprise (20 Credits)

Community and reputation are everything in the modern world of business. In his module, you will focus on your creativity and innovation and identify entrepreneurial opportunities that will form the basis of a socially responsible business idea or intervention.

The Balance of Power (20 Credits)

In this module, you will explore how markets have evolved and how they will continue to evolve, and the role businesses and governments have in ensuring the sustainability of our planet for future generations.

Year 2 compulsory modules

Finance and Value Creation (20 Credits)

Creating value in the modern world. In this module you will explore the paradox of consumer vs. shareholder value and how organisations are using financial strategy and concepts to improve organisational performance and drive growth in a post GFC and COVID world.

Taxation for Competitive Advantage (20 Credits)

Should organisations use taxation for competitive advantage? In this module you will explore the world of tax havens and discuss why they suit some business models and not others. You will also learn about the reputational risks associated with legitimate tax evasion and the evolution and purpose of tax.

Sustainability Accounting (20 Credits)

21st century corporate valuation has taken a sustainable turn. In this module you will explore organisational responses to global issues such as poverty and climate change and the behavioural aspects within organisations that impact their sustainability agenda.

Audit and Forensic Accounting (20 Credits)

The importance of safeguarding assets. This module explores the scope of internal control and the value and function of audit as well as the latest issues in cybercrime and fraud. Ultimately you will gain an appreciation of the role of stewardship and how to protect your organisation from internal and external threat.

Entrepreneurial Finance (20 Credits)

Spending money to make money. This module analyses the financial decisions associated with capital and you will be introduced to the forms of finance available to business, including the various forms of equity finance. In doing so you will explore the ways in which businesses are valued, emphasising high-risk, early-stage start-ups and their legal and financial structuring.

Year 3 compulsory modules

Financial Narrative and Reporting (20 Credits)

Reporting is a critical management and regulatory tool. In this module you will explore how organisations can leverage breadth and depth of financial information in the pursuit of growth.

Corporate Finance (20 Credits)

Thinking big in financial enterprise. This module explores the complexity of global financial markets and how firms allocate financial and non-financial assets in the pursuit of value creation. You will also explore financial risk and diversification, capital budgeting and advanced investment appraisal techniques that are essential for firms in their pursuit to maximise shareholder value.

Fintech & Digitisation (20 Credits)

Looking forward to solve yesterday’s problems. In this module you will analyse the ways in which Financial Technology (FinTech) is revolutionising finance. You will gain an appreciation for the role of digitisation in business by exploring concepts such as automation, artificial intelligence and data mining and the challenges and opportunities these concepts present.

Consultancy Project (40 Credits)

Teamwork can be the key to success. This module is the culmination of your programme of study, where you will work alongside other business students to identify and address a contemporary issue faced by a real organisation.

You will be taught via a combination of lectures, tutorials, industry visits and independent study. A typical 20 credit module will include a week of moderated online preparation, three weeks of class where you will attend campus (a combination of physically and virtually), usually for no more than two consecutive days per week for lectures, tutorials and other activities, and one week for revision and assessment.

At Staffordshire University we place great emphasis on preparing you for the careers of the future, and as a student at Staffordshire Business School you will study the full spectrum of contemporary management and finance. You will use resources including books, journals and digital databases, social media resource banks and more to immerse yourself in each discipline and you will be challenged to picture what the business landscape of the future will be.

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Year 1 compulsory modules

The Future of Work (20 Credits)

Business and industry are ever-changing and staying ahead of the game is critical to success. In this module, you will explore the importance of innovation in addressing climate change and other societal challenges and how the rise of digital technologies will change the future of work practices and various business sectors.

Data and Decision Making (20 Credits)

Data is the currency of the 21st century. In this module, you will explore the increasingly pervasive role of data in society, and how organisations can capture and leverage data to better understand consumer preferences, tailor communication, anticipate changes in external environments and manage risk and uncertainty.

Global Challenges and Opportunities (20 Credits)

Success can be found in the current economic and political climate. In this module, you will explore the ethical and unethical anomalies in our contemporary global political and economic system, and how they can provide both challenges and opportunities in modern business.

Risk and Reward (20 Credits)

Without risk, there is often no reward. This module will explore the evolution and nature of financial markets and their susceptibility to shock. You will gain a solid foundation in the concepts of risk and return, portfolio theory and basic budgeting.

Social Enterprise (20 Credits)

Community and reputation are everything in the modern world of business. In his module, you will focus on your creativity and innovation and identify entrepreneurial opportunities that will form the basis of a socially responsible business idea or intervention.

The Balance of Power (20 Credits)

In this module, you will explore how markets have evolved and how they will continue to evolve, and the role businesses and governments have in ensuring the sustainability of our planet for future generations.

Year 2 compulsory modules

Finance and Value Creation (20 Credits)

Creating value in the modern world. In this module you will explore the paradox of consumer vs. shareholder value and how organisations are using financial strategy and concepts to improve organisational performance and drive growth in a post GFC and COVID world.

Taxation for Competitive Advantage (20 Credits)

Should organisations use taxation for competitive advantage? In this module you will explore the world of tax havens and discuss why they suit some business models and not others. You will also learn about the reputational risks associated with legitimate tax evasion and the evolution and purpose of tax.

Sustainability Accounting (20 Credits)

21st century corporate valuation has taken a sustainable turn. In this module you will explore organisational responses to global issues such as poverty and climate change and the behavioural aspects within organisations that impact their sustainability agenda.

Audit and Forensic Accounting (20 Credits)

The importance of safeguarding assets. This module explores the scope of internal control and the value and function of audit as well as the latest issues in cybercrime and fraud. Ultimately you will gain an appreciation of the role of stewardship and how to protect your organisation from internal and external threat.

Entrepreneurial Finance (20 Credits)

Spending money to make money. This module analyses the financial decisions associated with capital and you will be introduced to the forms of finance available to business, including the various forms of equity finance. In doing so you will explore the ways in which businesses are valued, emphasising high-risk, early-stage start-ups and their legal and financial structuring.

Year 3 compulsory modules

Financial Narrative and Reporting (20 Credits)

Reporting is a critical management and regulatory tool. In this module you will explore how organisations can leverage breadth and depth of financial information in the pursuit of growth.

Corporate Finance (20 Credits)

Thinking big in financial enterprise. This module explores the complexity of global financial markets and how firms allocate financial and non-financial assets in the pursuit of value creation. You will also explore financial risk and diversification, capital budgeting and advanced investment appraisal techniques that are essential for firms in their pursuit to maximise shareholder value.

Fintech & Digitisation (20 Credits)

Looking forward to solve yesterday’s problems. In this module you will analyse the ways in which Financial Technology (FinTech) is revolutionising finance. You will gain an appreciation for the role of digitisation in business by exploring concepts such as automation, artificial intelligence and data mining and the challenges and opportunities these concepts present.

Consultancy Project (40 Credits)

Teamwork can be the key to success. This module is the culmination of your programme of study, where you will work alongside other business students to identify and address a contemporary issue faced by a real organisation.

You will be taught via a combination of lectures, tutorials, industry visits and independent study. A typical 20 credit module will include a week of moderated online preparation, three weeks of class where you will attend campus (a combination of physically and virtually), usually for no more than two consecutive days per week for lectures, tutorials and other activities, and one week for revision and assessment.

At Staffordshire University we place great emphasis on preparing you for the careers of the future, and as a student at Staffordshire Business School you will study the full spectrum of contemporary management and finance. You will use resources including books, journals and digital databases, social media resource banks and more to immerse yourself in each discipline and you will be challenged to picture what the business landscape of the future will be.

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Year 1 compulsory modules

The Future of Work (20 Credits)

Business and industry are ever-changing and staying ahead of the game is critical to success. In this module, you will explore the importance of innovation in addressing climate change and other societal challenges and how the rise of digital technologies will change the future of work practices and various business sectors.

Data and Decision Making (20 Credits)

Data is the currency of the 21st century. In this module, you will explore the increasingly pervasive role of data in society, and how organisations can capture and leverage data to better understand consumer preferences, tailor communication, anticipate changes in external environments and manage risk and uncertainty.

Global Challenges and Opportunities (20 Credits)

Success can be found in the current economic and political climate. In this module, you will explore the ethical and unethical anomalies in our contemporary global political and economic system, and how they can provide both challenges and opportunities in modern business.

Risk and Reward (20 Credits)

Without risk, there is often no reward. This module will explore the evolution and nature of financial markets and their susceptibility to shock. You will gain a solid foundation in the concepts of risk and return, portfolio theory and basic budgeting.

Social Enterprise (20 Credits)

Community and reputation are everything in the modern world of business. In his module, you will focus on your creativity and innovation and identify entrepreneurial opportunities that will form the basis of a socially responsible business idea or intervention.

The Balance of Power (20 Credits)

In this module, you will explore how markets have evolved and how they will continue to evolve, and the role businesses and governments have in ensuring the sustainability of our planet for future generations.

Year 2 compulsory modules

Finance and Value Creation (20 Credits)

Creating value in the modern world. In this module you will explore the paradox of consumer vs. shareholder value and how organisations are using financial strategy and concepts to improve organisational performance and drive growth in a post GFC and COVID world.

Taxation for Competitive Advantage (20 Credits)

Should organisations use taxation for competitive advantage? In this module you will explore the world of tax havens and discuss why they suit some business models and not others. You will also learn about the reputational risks associated with legitimate tax evasion and the evolution and purpose of tax.

Sustainability Accounting (20 Credits)

21st century corporate valuation has taken a sustainable turn. In this module you will explore organisational responses to global issues such as poverty and climate change and the behavioural aspects within organisations that impact their sustainability agenda.

Audit and Forensic Accounting (20 Credits)

The importance of safeguarding assets. This module explores the scope of internal control and the value and function of audit as well as the latest issues in cybercrime and fraud. Ultimately you will gain an appreciation of the role of stewardship and how to protect your organisation from internal and external threat.

Entrepreneurial Finance (20 Credits)

Spending money to make money. This module analyses the financial decisions associated with capital and you will be introduced to the forms of finance available to business, including the various forms of equity finance. In doing so you will explore the ways in which businesses are valued, emphasising high-risk, early-stage start-ups and their legal and financial structuring.

Year 3 compulsory modules

Financial Narrative and Reporting (20 Credits)

Reporting is a critical management and regulatory tool. In this module you will explore how organisations can leverage breadth and depth of financial information in the pursuit of growth.

Corporate Finance (20 Credits)

Thinking big in financial enterprise. This module explores the complexity of global financial markets and how firms allocate financial and non-financial assets in the pursuit of value creation. You will also explore financial risk and diversification, capital budgeting and advanced investment appraisal techniques that are essential for firms in their pursuit to maximise shareholder value.

Fintech & Digitisation (20 Credits)

Looking forward to solve yesterday’s problems. In this module you will analyse the ways in which Financial Technology (FinTech) is revolutionising finance. You will gain an appreciation for the role of digitisation in business by exploring concepts such as automation, artificial intelligence and data mining and the challenges and opportunities these concepts present.

Consultancy Project (40 Credits)

Teamwork can be the key to success. This module is the culmination of your programme of study, where you will work alongside other business students to identify and address a contemporary issue faced by a real organisation.

Professional body accreditation

Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Professional body accreditation

Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Professional body accreditation

Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Professional body accreditation

Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Professional body accreditation

Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Professional body accreditation

Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Finance and Business Enterprise

Finance and Business Enterprise

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Entry requirements

  • Typical UCAS Offer: 112 points
  • A levels: BBC
  • BTEC: National Diploma DMM
  • Typical UCAS Offer: 120 points
  • A levels: BBB
  • BTEC: National Diploma DDM
  • Typical UCAS Offer: 48 points
  • A levels: A, DD, EEE
  • BTEC: PPP
  • Typical UCAS Offer: 112 points
  • A levels: BBC
  • BTEC: National Diploma DMM
  • Typical UCAS Offer: 112 points
  • A levels: BBC
  • BTEC: National Diploma DMM
  • Typical UCAS Offer: 48 points
  • A levels: A, DD, EEE
  • BTEC: PPP

We understand that you might have experienced a challenging run up to higher education and may have not met the entry requirements as listed. If this is the case don’t worry, contact us and our team of expert advisors can guide you through the next stages of application, or help you find the perfect course for your needs.

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Facilities

Breakout Spaces

Comfy, bright and airy social spaces where students can meet up to discuss group projects, share innovative thinking or network with academic staff and visitors.

Teaching Spaces

A variety of teaching spaces to accommodate different teaching and learning styles, ranging from big 250-seater lecture theatres to cabaret style seminar spaces for teaching in the round.

Careers

Finance professionals are essential to the running of any business, regardless of industry. This degree will open up a wide range of career opportunities, whilst also providing a solid grounding for individuals wishing to start their own business or explore further study.

With this degree you may you may find yourself pursuing a career as a... 

  • Fintech Manager
  • Investment Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Finance Engineer
  • Data Analyst
  • Sustainable Wealth Manager
  • Trust officer
  • Financial Advisor
  • Forensic Accountant
Staffordshire University Business School Alumni Experience

Staffordshire University Business School Alumni Experience

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Jess Oliver, Staffordshire Business School graduate, talks about the benefits of studying at Staffs.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

Assessment

Assessment methods depend on the modules you will be studying. The primary methods of assessment are coursework and evaluative assignments, digital portfolio development, in-class tests, presentations (both individual and group) and examinations. Most modules include a Tutorial Assessment, which carry a weighting of around 10% and your attendance and participation in class will be reflected in the awarded mark.

Assessment methods depend on the modules you will be studying. The primary methods of assessment are coursework and evaluative assignments, digital portfolio development, in-class tests, presentations (both individual and group) and examinations. Most modules include a Tutorial Assessment, which carry a weighting of around 10% and your attendance and participation in class will be reflected in the awarded mark.

Assessment methods depend on the modules you will be studying. The primary methods of assessment are coursework and evaluative assignments, digital portfolio development, in-class tests, presentations (both individual and group) and examinations. Most modules include a Tutorial Assessment, which carry a weighting of around 10% and your attendance and participation in class will be reflected in the awarded mark.

Assessment methods depend on the modules you will be studying. The primary methods of assessment are coursework and evaluative assignments, digital portfolio development, in-class tests, presentations (both individual and group) and examinations. Most modules include a Tutorial Assessment, which carry a weighting of around 10% and your attendance and participation in class will be reflected in the awarded mark.

Assessment methods depend on the modules you will be studying. The primary methods of assessment are coursework and evaluative assignments, digital portfolio development, in-class tests, presentations (both individual and group) and examinations. Most modules include a Tutorial Assessment, which carry a weighting of around 10% and your attendance and participation in class will be reflected in the awarded mark.

Assessment methods depend on the modules you will be studying. The primary methods of assessment are coursework and evaluative assignments, digital portfolio development, in-class tests, presentations (both individual and group) and examinations. Most modules include a Tutorial Assessment, which carry a weighting of around 10% and your attendance and participation in class will be reflected in the awarded mark.

Learning support

In addition to the excellent support you will receive from your course teaching team, our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning in a number of areas. These include study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills); written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy); academic writing (including how to reference); research skills; critical thinking and understanding arguments; and revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).

Additional support

Our Student Inclusion Services support students with additional needs such as sensory impairment, or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

Feedback

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments. Each module normally includes practice or 'formative' assessments for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module and the grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments. Each module normally includes practice or 'formative' assessments for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module and the grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments. Each module normally includes practice or 'formative' assessments for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module and the grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments. Each module normally includes practice or 'formative' assessments for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module and the grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments. Each module normally includes practice or 'formative' assessments for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module and the grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments. Each module normally includes practice or 'formative' assessments for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module and the grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Staff

Dr Syed Zaidi

Lecturer

Syed is the Award Leader for BA (Hons) Finance and Business Enterprise. He teaches across undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programmes and also supervises postgraduate taught and research students.

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Karl Mccormack

Senior Lecturer

Karl has experience teaching on Apprenticeship and Foundation Degrees, BA accounting programmes, MBA modules. He has also taught as a subject specialist in forensic accounting, computerised accounting and management accounting.

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Dr Olushola Fashola

P/T Lecturer (Hrly) - Accounting

Olushola joined Staffordshire University in 2019 and has experience of working in banking, professional accountancy service, retail management and higher education. His expertise include merger & acquisition, banking, business advisory, mana…

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Mayowa Akinbote

Lecturer

Mayowa is a Certified Chartered Accountant and started his career as a Senior Finance Officer and Audit/Tax consultant in public and private sectors respectively. He has expertise in cash flow, financial reporting, auditing, financial markets, t…

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Fees

For the course starting on 27 September 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BA (Hons)-Full-time
Study option UK / Channel Islands International
Full-time £9,250 per year of study £14,000 per year of study

For the course starting on 15 September 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BA (Hons) Full-time, two-year accelerated
Study option UK / Channel Islands International
Full-time £11,100 per year of study £14,000 per year of study

For the course starting on 20 September 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BA (Hons) Full-time, with a foundation year
Study option UK / Channel Islands International
Full-time £9,250 for your first year subsequent years will be charged at the University standard rate £14,000 for your first year subsequent years will be charged at the University standard rate

For the course starting on 20 September 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BA (Hons) Full-time, with a placement year
Study option UK / Channel Islands International
Full-time £9,250 per year of study £14,000 per year of study

For the course starting on 27 September 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BA (Hons) Part-time
Study option UK / Channel Islands
Part-time £4,620 per year of study

For the course starting on 27 September 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BA (Hons) Part-time, with a foundation year
Study option UK / Channel Islands
Part-time £4,620 for your first year subsequent years will be charged at the University standard rate

UK and Channel Island students: This tuition fee is agreed subject to UK government policy and parliamentary regulation. If the UK government passes appropriate legislation, the fee for subsequent years of study may increase in each academic year. But this increase will not exceed the rate of inflation as measured by RPIX**. Any change in fees will apply to both new and continuing students. The University will notify students of any change as early as possible. Further information about fee changes would be posted on the University’s website once this becomes available.

**RPIX is a measure of inflation equivalent to all the items in the Retail Price Index (RPI) excluding mortgage interest payments.

International students: Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course, as long as you complete it in the normal time-frame (i.e. no repeat years or breaks in study).

Included in tuition fees
Included in the fees:

Cost of assessment for Micro Credentials

Residential trip as part of the Fintech and Digitisation module

Cost of assessment for Micro Credentials

Residential trip as part of the Fintech and Digitisation module

Cost of assessment for Micro Credentials

Residential trip as part of the Fintech and Digitisation module

Cost of assessment for Micro Credentials

Residential trip as part of the Fintech and Digitisation module

Cost of assessment for Micro Credentials

Residential trip as part of the Fintech and Digitisation module

Cost of assessment for Micro Credentials

Residential trip as part of the Fintech and Digitisation module

Not included in tuition fees
Not included in the fees:

Any optional study trips

Travel to and from any work placements

Exam fees for professional bodies

Any optional study trips

Travel to and from any work placements

Exam fees for professional bodies

Any optional study trips

Travel to and from any work placements

Exam fees for professional bodies

Any optional study trips

Travel to and from any work placements

Exam fees for professional bodies

Any optional study trips

Travel to and from any work placements

Exam fees for professional bodies

Any optional study trips

Travel to and from any work placements

Exam fees for professional bodies

Accommodation and living costs
Accommodation and living costs

Accommodation and living costs are not included in our fees. 

For more information on accommodation and living costs, please see: Accommodation

Sources of financial support

If you receive funding from Student Finance you may be eligible to apply for additional benefits. Details can be obtained by visiting: www.gov.uk

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

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Rules and regulations

If you are offered a place at Staffordshire University, your offer will be subject to our rules, regulations and enrolment conditions, which may vary from time to time.

Students of Staffordshire University enter into a contract with us and are bound by these rules and regulations, which are subject to change. For more information, please see: University Policies and Regulations.

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