BSc Accounting and Management (NN42)

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Course summary

This three-year professionally accredited course offers a fully integrated degree that combines accounting and management subjects. It aims to equip you with the attributes needed to pursue a wide range of accounting, consulting, and managerial career paths as a future organisational decision maker. You will develop not only your ability to interpret, assess and communicate financial and non-financial data but also transferable skills needed in the modern societies.

Through study of the core units, you will develop sound knowledge and understanding of accounting and financial management techniques, and of the key and contemporary theories and practices of management and organisational behaviour.

Beyond the core units you will have opportunities to specialise, choosing from an evolving range of accounting and management units. The course will allow you to sharpen your ability to think critically and challenge received information. You will also develop the key interpersonal skills needed for success in your professional career.

The course is accredited by professional accountancy bodies, including the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

You can extend your degree to four years by applying to transfer to our four-year professional placement course or spend a year studying abroad in English during your third year.


Our Accounting and Management BSc is approved by major professional bodies in the UK (CIMA, ICAS, CIPFA, ACCA, ICAEW) so as a graduate you can gain exemptions from a number of their examinations or credits for prior learning.

Course structure

In the first year, the focus is to provide you with a solid foundation for the study of Accounting and Management. You will study fundamental principles across core disciplines in accounting, finance, management, and economics. You will be able to choose optional units in the second semester of the first year.

The second year builds on principles learnt in the first year while advancing your knowledge in accounting, finance, and management subjects. It emphasises on strengthening your analytical, problem-solving, and other transferable skills. You will be able to choose from a wide range of management and accounting optional units.

The final year consolidates your learning from year one and two. You will have an opportunity to further develop your critical skills and deepen your knowledge of complex issues in accounting and management. Beyond the core units you can specialise in the area that interests you the most by choosing from an evolving range of optional units, for example Decision Analysis and Simulation, Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, The Digital Economy, Auditing, and Financial Statement Analysis. Through your study, you will also acquire more advanced quantitative and qualitative skills which are crucial for success in the financial-technology era.

Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.

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Entry requirements

We accept a wide variety of qualifications and welcome applications from students of all backgrounds. Below is a guide to the typical offers for this course.

DDD in any Applied General BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma

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36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level

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85% overall
Advanced Higher: AA and Standard Higher: AAAAB
Access to HE Diploma in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, Psychology, Law or History (or similar titles). The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above.

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Requirements are as for A-levels, where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade
Requirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/M2 is B, and M3 is C.
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