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BSc Accounting and Management

Key information

Programme code: 4P20

Start date: September 2016

Programme duration: 3 years (full time)

Fees (2017 entry): £9,250 (Home/EU); £15,900 (International), Click here for details about fees

Entry requirements

Programme description

Our BSc in Accounting and Management has been designed to provide you with the practical skills required to pursue a career in accounting and finance in both the corporate and non-corporate spheres. 

It considers the role of financial markets and institutions and covers key themes such as corporate governance and accountability. Including also how regulations and legislation influence accounting disclosures and their impact upon stakeholders and viability of a firm's value proposition. 

This programme is ideal for students wishing to undertake a specialist degree in accounting and financial resource management to enter careers in accounting and finance, banking and also general industry, public and voluntary sectors. You will develop and enhance your skills in accounting methods and financial management techniques designed to assess and improve company level financial performance. 

You will graduate well-prepared to take up the challenge of addressing complex accounting and management issues in your future work. Specific examples of modules available are listed below. As the School grows the number of modules on offer to students will be expanding.

Year 1 (Level 4)
Semester A

Year 1 (Level 4)
Semester B

Compulsory modules:

  • BUS128 Applied Economics
  • BUS129 Marketing Theory & Practice
  • BUS130 Business in Social & Historical Context
  • BUS134 Introduction to Financial & Management Accounting

Compulsory modules:

  • BUS131 Management Studies & Skills for Specialist Managers
  • BUS132 Work & Employment in Context
  • BUS133 Organisation Studies
  • BUS135 Quantitative Analysis for Business

Year 2 (Level 5)
Semester A

Year 2 (Level 5)
Semester B

Compulsory modules:

  • BUS224 International Corporate Reporting
  • BUS238 International Financial Accounting

Elective modules:

  • BUS002 Operations Management
  • BUS007 Research Methodology
  • BUS204 Strategy
  • BUS205 Business Law
  • BUS206 Coordination & Social Dynamics
  • BUS208 Microeconomics for Managers
  • BUS212 Ethics and Business
  • BUS220 Persuasive Strategies in Marketing
  • BUS223 Technologies in the Workplace
  • BUS230 Entrepreneurial Learning

Compulsory modules:

  • BUS225 Corporate Finance & Strategy
  • BUS239 Management Accounting for Decision-making

Elective modules:

  • BUS014 Human Resource Management
  • BUS213 Advertising 
  • BUS215 Occupational Psychology
  • BUS222 Strategic Management
  • BUS233 Creative Industries
  • BUS235 International Business Finance
  • BUS236 Psychology of Leadership
  • BUS237 Corporations & Social Responsibility

Year 3 (Level 6)
Semester A

Year 3 (Level 6)
Semester B

Compulsory modules:

  • BUS333 Business Analysis & Financial Accounting
  • BUS3VV* Financial Markets & Institutions

Elective modules:

  • BUS305 Managing Diversity
  • BUS311 Social Networks
  • BUS314 Dissertation (both semesters
  • BUS317 Organisational Change & Development
  • BUS318 Consumer Psychology
  • BUS320 Employment Relations
  • BUS326 Global Supply Chains
  • BUS328 Managing Public Services
  • BUS330 Macroeconomic Modelling & Policy
  • BUS338 Firm Governance & Strategy in the Institution Context

*Course code TBC

Compulsory modules:

  • BUS331 Company Valuation
  • BUS334 Corporate Governance & Accountability

Elective modules

  • BUS300 Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • BUS304 International Business
  • BUS314 Dissertation (both semesters)
  • BUS316 Social & Political Marketing
  • BUS322 Managing Knowledge-based Organisations
  • BUS327 Gender, Management & Leadership
  • BUS329 Corporate Law & Governance
  • BUS335 Business to Business & Relationship Marketing
  • BUS336 Social Reporting & Accountability
  • BUS337 Business Computing



The BSc in Accounting and Management is a three-year degree, taught within the College’s modular system. You are expected to take eight modules in each year, each of which is normally assessed by a combination of coursework and/or an examination in May or June. You will therefore normally have taken 24 modules in completing your degree. The modular system allows much more flexibility than the traditional system. Subject to meeting a module’s prerequisites, you may in principle choose from modules taught in the School of Business and Management, as well as those from all other Schools and Departments in the College (except the School of Medicine and Dentistry). You will need to make sure, however, that your choice of modules is consistent with the structure of the Business and Management degree, and modules taken outside the School should be complementary to your main studies. Your personal academic adviser will guide you through this process and approve your module choices.

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