BSc Accounting and Management (NN42)
A-level standard offer: AAA
A-level contextual offer: ABB
See entry requirements for full details and eligibility.
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.
This course is accredited by the following organisations
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for the purpose of exemptions from some professional examinations.
Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (CIPFA) Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations. The University is recognised as an ICAEW Partner in Learning, working with ICAEW in the professional development of students.
Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland (ICAS) Accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland (ICAS) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations through the Accredited degree accelerated route.
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.Go to programme catalogue
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.
A-level standard offer
AAA or A*AB
A-level contextual offer
ABBFind out if you are eligible for a contextual offer
DDD in any Applied General BTEC National Level 3 Extended DiplomaFind out more about our BTEC entry requirements
International Baccalaureate Diploma
36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level
International Baccalaureate Diploma contextual offer
32 points overall with 16 at Higher LevelFind out if you are eligible for a contextual offer
Scottish Qualifications Authority
Advanced Higher: AA and Standard Higher: AAAAB
Access to HE Diploma
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.
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.
The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and we accept a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate and postgraduate study.Search international qualifications
Applicants must also meet these requirements
GCSE profile requirements
Advanced numeracy requirement (7 or A in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent)
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you need to have one of the following:
- IELTS 6.5 overall with 7.0 in reading and listening,and no score below 6.0
- GCSE English Language grade C or 4
- An alternative English Language Profile G qualification
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels
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