*Please note: The BSc Hons Accounting and Management is due for revalidation in summer 2020. Changes to the programme, including to the course content and modules, are anticipated. Please refer to the course pages on our website for the most up-to-date and accurate information. In the event of any changes we will notify applicants quickly and update the website at the earliest opportunity.
About this course
The BSc Hons Accounting and Management creates the opportunity to progress your studies within growing areas of professional services.
This course provides a comprehensive grounding in theory and practice, and an excellent foundation to becoming a Qualified Accountant. It also provides an opportunity to secure exemptions from all of the major Professional Accountancy Bodies, whilst keeping many options open to successful graduates to pursue other careers involving Accounting, Business and Finance.
You will have the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and insight in the following areas:
- The concepts and theories of accounting within a broad economic, legal, social and professional environment
- The basic principles of auditing, investment, finance, taxation and their implications for individuals, organisations, markets, societies and other disciplines
- Alternative recognition rules and valuation bases
- The recording, preparation, presentation and analysis of financial information
- Business and financial information, technology and systems, and professional ethics
- Qualitative and quantitative analysis of accounting data
There is a considerable demand for accountants in business, industry and the public sector. This degree provides you with an excellent basis for pursuing professional qualifications with one of the accountancy bodies.
You will be taught using a wide variety of teaching methods across the modules including lectures and seminars, totalling around 15 hours per week. In addition to your time in class, you will also be expected to engage in approximately 28 hours of self-study time per week.
You’ll be taught by experienced lecturing staff in order to bring practical experience into the classroom to enable students to fully understand professional accounting.
You will have access to Blackboard, our online learning environment, where you can access module resources and reading lists that will assist your preparation for classes and self-study.
Each module is assessed by a combination of coursework and examination, or by coursework only.
The course provides an excellent foundation to becoming a qualified accountant giving exemptions for 9 of the 14 papers for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification (dependent on module selection and performance).
Careers and postgraduate opportunities
Upon graduation you should find your combination of knowledge and skills in demand with a wide range of potential employers and you will be empowered either to embark immediately on a professional career in accountancy or to undertake further study at Masters level.
Typical career opportunities include:
- Progression towards becoming a Public Practitioner providing audit, accountancy and taxation services
- Financial or Management Accountant in a large commercial enterprise or within central or local government
- Taxation Specialist.
- Management Consultant or Educationalist
- Alternatively you will be well equipped to proceed into a management career in business, industry or in the public sector, or to proceed to postgraduate study in accounting or a related area
All modules are core.
The aim of this module is to provide you with an academically challenging and intellectually stimulating study of foundation accounting. It focuses on the skills and techniques appropriate to practical accounting, as well as providing an understanding of basic accounting theory.
By providing an introduction to a range of core skills and encouraging ongoing development and application in other modules, this module provides students with a range of resources to contribute to their success on the programme.
The overall aim of the module is to provide you with a foundation knowledge and understanding of necessary financial mathematics and statistics to ensure effective data communication. This module develops an appreciation that effective data communication means transmission correctly through the medium of numbers.
This module covers the allocation of resources in perfect markets, and the effects of taxes, subsidies, price ceilings and price floors. You will be able to elucidate on the effects of the main market imperfections, describe the macroeconomic environment including fiscal and monetary policy, and the important features of international trade in theory and practice.
Building upon the concepts covered in Introductory Accounting, this module considers a more detailed view of methodology used by partnerships and limited companies in their financial reporting. You will gain an understanding of the concepts underlying financial accounting.
This module introduces you to the basic costing concepts, techniques and processes used in determining product and service costs. You will develop an understanding of usual management accountant practices within an organisation, enabling you to determine product and service costs.
You will be provided with a sound understanding of financial accounting, current regulations and how these concepts inform regulation. You will also be able to prepare and analyse internal and external financial reports. Additionally, you will discover practical experience in the use of financial accounting computer software.
This module examines the management accountant role and how it contributes to making judgements and decisions. It focuses primarily on the theory and practice of cost accounting and introduces you to various cost accounting concepts, techniques and processes.
This module introduces you to the topic of personal finance and the major personal financial decisions that individuals typically have to make during their lifetime. The module should help you make more informed decisions on topics such as investments, pensions and mortgages in the future.
In this module, you will be introduced to a wide ranging programme of study which will examine the fundamental aspects of company law and facilitate your understanding of the concepts, rules and methods which have informed much of the legislative, judicial and professional positions in company law.
In this module you will develop an understanding of the range of business studies and other opportunities open to you. It will allow you to identify your ability to access and utilise resources to increase your knowledge. The module will also teach you how to market yourself effectively to potential employers, and give an understanding of the graduate recruitment process.
This module introduces you to the conceptual and theoretical fundamentals of assurance and risk management combined with the processes surrounding risk management in both the private and public sector organisations. It identifies the skills that a professional accountant must have and how best to utilise those skills in today’s challenging business environment.
Knowledge of taxation is essential if you are intending to pursue a career in accounting and is an essential part of most financial and economic decision making. This module provides a fundamental undertaking of the main aspects of the UK tax system covering personal, business taxation, corporation tax, inheritance tax and capital gains tax as well as an understanding of the administration of the self-assessment system.
The module is designed to build upon prior study (particularly management accounting), and provide you with a sound understanding of the theoretical basis and practical application of management accounting techniques in the contemporary business environment.
This module builds on the financial accounting module, examining the issues and problems of income measurement and the concepts which underpin financial accounting. It is designed to provide a bridge between accounting theory and practical applications. It should provide you with a firm grasp of the issues surrounding financial reporting.
This module introduces you to the conceptual and theoretical fundamentals of auditing combined with the practical application of auditing principles and the issues encountered in a financial reporting and audit environment. It identifies the skills that a professional auditor must have and how best to utilise those skills in today’s challenging business environment
The module informs and equips you to effectively respond to the governance challenges organisations face today. The module aims to investigate the key components for securing the highest standards of effective corporate governance
This module examines some of the fundamental concepts underpinning managerial finance, including agency theory, EMH, theories on capital structure and dividend policy. The module focuses on financial management decision-making in large companies that interact with the capital markets and have an international presence.
The course information displayed on this page is correct for the academic year 2019/20. We aim to run the course as advertised however, changes may be necessary due to updates to the curriculum (due to academic or industry developments), student demand or UK compliance reasons.
- GCSE grade B in Mathematics, or international equivalent.
- Grades BCC at A Level, or international equivalent (NARIC); or
- Merit profile in a UK accredited QCF/NQF Level 3 qualification worth 180 credits and/or 1060 Guided Learning Hours (as defined by Ofqual)
Check your country-specific entry requirements.
Students with a foundation degree or an International Foundation Programme may also be considered for entry provided that the qualification equates to at least 1,060 Guided Learning Hours or 120 CATS credits/60 ECTS credits and have achieved an average of 55%.
For those without formal entry qualifications, applications will be considered on the basis of experiential learning. Applicants may provide evidence of their ability to undertake the programme through the accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL) or prior certificated learning (APCL) through the University’s APL procedure.
If you have any questions regarding your entry requirements, please contact us and one of our team will contact you to discuss your options.
English language requirements
Applicants must satisfy our general entry requirements as well as meeting specific requirements.
The general entry requirements are any of the following:
- IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5, or equivalent
- HKDSE English Language – Grade 4 overall with no less than 3 in any of the 4 sub skills
- Indian Standard XII English – Minimum of 70% (in Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or Indian Certificate in Secondary Education (ICSE) only)
- WAEC – C6
If you do not have the required IELTS, you may be eligible to study on our Pre-Sessional programmes.
If you have IELTS 5.5, with a maximum one score of 5.0, you may be eligible to study on our Pre-Sessional Standard programme.
If you have IELTS 5.0, with a maximum one score of 4.5, you may be eligible to study on our Pre-Sessional Plus programme.
Tuition fees for 2020/21
UK/EU students: £9,250 per annum
This course is eligible for student finance through Student Finance England.
International students: £11,000 per annum
Please note that the fees outlined are for your tuition only and do not include the cost of any course books that you may choose to purchase, stationery, accommodation etc. As an Ulster University London and Birmingham branch campus student you will also have access to our on campus libraries and a range of e-learning resources.
The modules you will study may require you to purchase additional course textbooks and you should be prepared to buy some additional texts, we recommend allowing an additional £180 per year for the duration of your course.
Scholarships and discounts
For self-funding students, we offer a range of scholarships and early payment fee discounts, you can find out more here.
How to find out more
To find out more about this course, we recommend that you complete our enquiry form and one of our team will contact you to discuss your options.
How to apply
You can apply to study the BSc Hons Accounting and Management via the following methods.
Apply via UCAS
If you apply through UCAS, you will need to include the relevant codes below in your application.
UCAS course code: 79N6
Institute code: U20
Campus code: V
Apply directly online
If you’re not sure or have any questions about studying with us, please contact us and one of our team will be able to help.