School of Business and Management

BSc Accounting and Management

Key information

Programme code: 4P20

Start date: September 2017

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
  • BUS139 Introduction to Financial Accounting

Compulsory modules:

  • BUS131 Fundamentals of Management Studies & Skills
  • BUS133 Organisation Studies
  • BUS135 Quantitative Analysis for Business
  • BUS140 Intoduction to Management Accounting

Year 2 (Level 5)
Semester A

Year 2 (Level 5)
Semester B

Compulsory modules:                                               

  • BUS224 International Corporate Reporting
  • BUS239 Management Accounting for Decision-making

Elective modules:

  • BUS002 Operations Management
  • BUS007 Research Methodology
  • BUS204 Strategy
  • BUS205 Business Law
  • BUS208 Microeconomics for Managers
  • BUS212 Ethics and Business
  • BUS230 Entrepreneurial Learning
  • BUS242 Evidence-Based Management

Compulsory modules:

  • BUS225 Corporate Finance & Strategy
  • BUS238 International Financial Accounting

Elective modules:

  • BUS014 Human Resource Management
  • BUS213 Advertising 
  • BUS221 Organisational Learning in the Workplace
  • BUS222 Strategic Management
  • BUS229 Quantitative Research Methods and Data Analytics
  • BUS233 Creative Industries
  • BUS236 Psychology of Leadership
  • BUS237 Corporations & Social Responsibility
  • BUS243 Responsible Leadership
  • BUS244 European Business Context

Year 3 (Level 6)
Semester A

Year 3 (Level 6)
Semester B

Compulsory modules:

  • BUS333 Business Analysis & Financial Accounting
  • BUS340 Financial Markets & Institutions

Elective modules:

  • BUS302 Organisations and Identity
  • BUS305 Managing Diversity
  • BUS314 Dissertation (both semesters)
  • BUS316 Social & Political Marketing
  • BUS326 Global Supply Chains
  • BUS330 Macroeconomic Modelling & Policy
  • BUS338 Firm Governance & Strategy in the Institution Context


Compulsory modules:

  • BUS331 Company Valuation
  • BUS334 Corporate Governance & Accountability

Elective modules:

  • BUS300 Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • BUS304 International Business
  • BUS311 Social Network Analysis
  • BUS314 Dissertation (both semesters)
  • BUS321 Business and Social Approaches to Social Media
  • BUS327 Gender, Management & Leadership
  • BUS329 Corporate Law & Governance
  • BUS335 Business to Business & Relationship Marketing
  • BUS337 Business Computing
  • BUS324 Business Incubators and Start-ups
  • BUS343 Evidence-based Management Critically Appraised Topic Project
  • BUS344 Mentoring and Coaching



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.