BSc (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management with Foundation Year

Our industry-focussed programme delivers an accounting and finance degree that prepares you for a professional, managerial or business career. It will equip you with the highly-sought employability skills that employers are looking for, opening up opportunities for career progression and development.

Course details

Combining theoretical learning and practical knowhow, you’ll build knowledge on a wide range of accountancy and finance-related topics. These include financial reporting, managerial accounting, audit and assurance, taxation, law and corporate finance.
  • Higher National Diploma (HND)
  • Mode of study: Full-time Blended learning
  • Intake: Intakes: January, May & September
  • Course length: 2 years
  • Course fee: 6000 per year
  • Locations: London

Global Banking School (GBS)

Course overview

The Institute of Financial Accountants and The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants offer graduates of this course exemptions when applying for membership.

The foundation year will prepare you for university-level study and introduce you to the key accounting and financial management contexts and concepts you’ll need to progress through the rest of the course.


Entry requirements

Standard Entry Requirements (Under 21 years old)
80 UCAS tariff points or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 60 Credit Ofqual qualification at level 3). 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above or equivalent qualifications. Applicants who do not meet the above entry requirements will be considered on an individual basis.

All applicants are assessed by the admissions team via an interview for listening and speaking, with a numeracy test and for writing via a personal reflection statement.

Applicants aged 21+
If applicants aged 21+ do not meet the standard entry requirements, we will also consider those with life/work skills which would make them suitable for undergraduate study with our Foundation programme.

All Applicants
All applicants must be assessed by the GBS admissions team via an interview for listening and speaking skills, with a numeracy test and for writing via a statement of personal reflection.

Process required:

– Application form
– Supervised Personal reflection statement
– Numeracy test
– Personal interview


On successful completion of this 2 year course, students will have strong career prospects in diverse areas of business including:

  • Business Managers
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Marketing, PR and sales
  • Secretarial and numerical clerks


Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.

  • Orientation for Success in Higher Education (0 credits)
  • Academic Skills for Accounting and Finance (0 credits)
  • Understanding Change (0 credits)
  • Introduction to Financial Management (0 credits)
  • Professional Development (0 credits)
  • Foundation Year Project (0 credits)
  • Dynamic Business Environment (20 Credits)
  • Business Accounting and Technology (20 Credits)
  • Financial Accounting (20 Credits)
  • Interpersonal Skills and Managerial Development (20 Credits)
  • Introduction to Marketing Management (20 credits)
  • Management Accounting (20 Credits)
  • Management Accounting 2 (20 credits)
  • Business and Corporate Law (20 credits)
  • Leadership and Change (20 credits)
  • Corporate Strategy and Governance (20 credits)
  • Financial Reporting (20 credits)
  • Research Methods (20 credits)
  • Audit and Assurance (20 credits)
  • Financial Management (20 credits)
  • Contemporary Issues in Accounting and Finance (20 credits)
  • UK Taxation (20 credits)

Option 1: 

  • Project/Dissertation (40 credits)

Option 2: 

  • Business Ethics (20 credits)
  • Research Project (20 credits)