Accounting and financial professionals are in demand all over the world. By enhancing your qualifications in this area you’ll find yourself part of a skilled workforce with an exciting career ahead. The HND in Business and Accounting is suitable for anyone who wants to progress from a Level 3 qualification in an appropriate discipline. With input from industry, the content of the HND Business and Accounting course has been finely tailored to address the needs and expectations of employers – ensuring you graduate with the vital skills and knowledge sought-after by industry.
Graduates will be armed with business, accounting and finance skills and knowledge that will enable you to consider a career in this specialist field. The business element of the HND course means you will not only become proficient in the field of finance and/or accounting but you will have attained holistic knowledge of how an organisation functions. This double function affords you the opportunity to consider job vacancies in areas other than the field of finance and/or accounting if you wish.
The HND Business and Accounting course structure is ‘modular’ in format and comprises the following modules:
You may choose two further modules in the first year from the following list:
You may choose three further modules from the following list:
The Business and Accounting course has a balance between theory and practice and is delivered on a full-time basis with around 12 hours of lessons per week although students are expected to engage in individual study outside of the teaching hours. A guideline figure is around 3-4 hours individual study to each 1 hour lesson. The University has an excellent record in terms of student support and there are supporting mechanisms provided by the University of South Wales that augment the student experience.
You will usually have to complete portfolios, presentations and coursework as you progress, and normally sit exams at the end of each academic year.
Entry criteria detail typical offers but USW considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. Combinations of qualifications are acceptable and other qualifications not listed may also be acceptable.
Grade C and DE at A Level
BTEC Diploma Merit Merit
Pass IB Diploma or two IB Certficates at Higher level.
Pass Diploma with 60 credits overall to include 45 level 3 credits all Passes
GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 3 GCSEs including Mathematics and English at Grade C or above, or their equivalent but consideration is given to individual circumstances
We also welcome international applications with equivalent qualifications. Please visit the country specific pages on our international website for exact details.
In general, international applicants will need to have achieved an overall IELTS grade of 6.0 with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component.
However, if you have previously studied through the medium of English IELTS might not be required, but please visit the country specific page on our international website for exact details. If your country is not featured please contact us.
All fees are per year. Once you have started your course, your fee will remain the same for each year of study.
Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.
Apply via UCAS if you are a UK/EU residing applicant, applying for year 1 of a full-time undergraduate degree, Foundation Year, Foundation Degree or HND and you have not applied through UCAS before. If you are applying to study part-time, to top up your Foundation Degree or HND, or to transfer to USW from another institution, please apply directly.
Apply directly to the University if you live outside the UK/EU.
You will develop an array of key transferrable skills sought after by employers. These include thinking, problem solving and working with others. On this course you will work closely with businesses and organisations, learn about how they operate and start building a network of contacts.
Graduates of the HND Business and Accounting will be armed with business, accounting and finance skills and knowledge that will enable you to consider a career in this specialist field. The business element of the HND course offers the benefit that you will not only become proficient in the field of finance and/or accounting but you will have attained holistic knowledge of how an organisation functions. This double function affords you the opportunity to consider job vacancies in areas other than the field of finance and/or accounting if necessary.
As a USW student, you will have access to advice from the Careers and Employability Service throughout your studies and after you graduate.
This includes: one-to-one appointments from faculty based Career Advisers, in person, over the phone or even on Skype and through email via the "Ask a Question" service. We also have extensive online resources for help with considering your career options and presenting yourself well to employers. Resources include psychometric tests, career assessments, a CV builder, interview simulator and application help. Our employer database has over 2,000 registered employers targeting USW students, you can receive weekly email alerts for jobs.
Our Careers service has dedicated teams: A central work experience team to help you find relevant placements; an employability development team which includes an employability programme called Grad Edge; and an Enterprise team focused on new business ideas and entrepreneurship.