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Accounting with Business Management BSc (Hons)

Develop a deep understanding of accounting practices and functions embedded within global organisations, and get ready to dive into the competitive, ever-changing world of business. 

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Overview

More than ever, the world needs flexible and prepared thinkers, ready to build financially robust businesses that can deal with the unexpected and cope in a crisis. This challenging degree will build on strong analytical skills, exploring the economics of markets such as money, capital, risk management, and modern finance theory in business.

The Accounting with Business Management programme seeks to develop skills in analysis, problem-solving and organisation management which are of value in an ever-changing working environment. Accounting is explored in depth and broadened by the development of links with other disciplines such as Business, Management, Law and Technology.

The determination to increase your employability is at the heart of everything we do. Our programme is structured to address many of the competence requirements of professional accounting bodies and to give students a range of learning experiences tailored to careers in accounting. Plus, our Accounting Simulation module prepares you for a career in accounting or finance environments. You will apply your knowledge, skills and values in an employment simulation where you will develop an ability to determine relevant information and select appropriate knowledge and methods for decision-making, mimicking real-world scenarios.

Throughout the course we will expand your understanding of business concepts, ideas, models and methods, with strong focus on strategic management. This valuable expertise will help you to stand out in roles in corporations, finance, and the civil service, in the competitive business world.

Key features

  • You will have the opportunity to gain exemptions from some professional accountancy exams with the ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW, CPA Australia, CIPFA and AIA subject to any module-specific criteria, which gives you a great start towards gaining your professional qualification.*
  • Acquire the knowledge and critical appreciation of contemporary theories, concepts, values, principles, tools and rules of accounting and business within a range of international and organisational contexts, including the political, legal, economic, social, environmental and technical environment.
  • Gain a practical insight into markets and trading with our Trading Room, which gives you access to industry-standard software to analyse share prices and company performance.
  • Develop an understanding of the relationship between accounting theory and empirical testing and apply this knowledge through assessments, including exams, group work, portfolios and presentations.
  • Through block teaching, you will focus on one subject at a time instead of several at once. This means that you will be able to focus closely on each subject and absorb your learning material in more depth whilst working more closely with your tutors and coursemates.
  • Students have secured year-long placements in companies such as VW, Microsoft, Bosch, IBM, Pfizer, HSBC and Siemens through our DMU Works careers and employability team, who provide exceptional support to help you plan your career path.

*Dependent on optional module choice and subject to approval from the professional bodies.

Scholarships

DMU offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships and bursaries to help you realise your academic ambitions.

International student scholarships

Find out about available international scholarships or visit our fees and funding page for more information.


 

Students studying Business Management talk about the opportunities and benefits of placements in industry
  • UK
  • EU/International

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: NN41

Duration: Three years full-time, four years with a placement.

Fees and funding: 

2022/23 tuition fees for UK students: £9,250

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Contact us: For more information call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: NN41

Duration: Three years full-time, four years with a placement.

Fees and funding:

2022/23 tuition fees for international students: £14,750.

Find out more about available funding for international students.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Entry criteria

Entry criteria

  • A typical offer is 112 UCAS points. You need to study at least two subjects at A Level or equivalent (e.g. BTEC)

Plus, five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language and Maths

Alternative qualifications include:

  • Pass Access with 30 Level 3 credits at Merit (or equivalent)

English (Language or Literature) and Maths GCSE required as separate qualifications at grade 4

We will normally require students to have had a break from full time education before undertaking the Access course

  • International Baccalaureate: 26+ Points

Mature students

We welcome applications from mature students with non-standard qualifications and recognise all other equivalent and international qualifications.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each band (or equivalent) when you start the course is essential.

English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council-accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

 

UCAS tariff information

Students applying for courses starting in September will be made offers based on the latest UCAS Tariff.

Structure and assessment

Education 2030

We want to ensure you have the best learning experience possible and a supportive and nurturing learning community. That’s why we’re introducing a new block model for delivering the majority of our courses, known as Education 2030. This means a more simplified timetable where you will study one subject at a time instead of several at once. You will have more time to engage with your learning and get to know the teaching team and course mates. You will receive faster feedback through more regular assessment, and have a better study-life balance to enjoy other important aspects of university life.

Find out more information about Education 2030.

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessment

Accreditations

 

Year 1

  • Block 1: Accounting in the Business Environment
  • Block 2: Accounting for Organisational Performance
  • Block 3: Financial Accounting
  • Block 4: Management Accounting

Year 2

  • Block 1: Organisational Behaviour and Leadership
  • Block 2: International Financial Reporting and Business Taxation
  • Block 3: Digital Business and Data Analytics
  • Block 4: Performance Measurement and Decision Making

Year 3

  • Block 1: Strategic Management and Governance
  • Block 2: Financial Strategy
  • Block 3: Choose one from the below:
    • Project Management for Sustainable Business
    • Accounting Simulation
  • Block 4: Critical Risk Management

Teaching and assessment

You will be taught through a combination of large group sessions, tutorials, online resources and self-directed study. Students are given feedback throughout the course to develop and improve their economic and business strategy skills. Through the use of assessments emphasis is placed on research and analytical skills. Assessment may include, but is not limited to, portfolios of learning, essays, online tests, workbooks, case studies, or exams.

Teaching contact hours

This is a full-time course. Each module is worth 30 credits. It is expected that student will spend a total of 300 hours of study for each module. You should be prepared to devote approximately 10 contact hours a week to your studies and additional independent hours of study in order to succeed. Teaching is through a mix of lectures, tutorials and seminars.

Other: In addition, each module provides a two-hour surgery each week for individual consultation with the lecturer. You will also have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor and careers and/or subject meetings scheduled throughout the year.

Self-directed study: In order to prepare for, and assimilate, the work in lectures and seminars you will be expected to use our on-line resources, participate in flipped or virtual classroom discussions on our virtual learning environment (VLE) and engage in personal study and revision for approximately 25 hours per week.

Accreditations

Leicester Castle Business School is accredited by the professional accountancy bodies Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

This Joint Honours option allows graduates to gain certain exemptions from professional accounting body exams (ACCA/CIMA/ICAEW/CIPFA). However, if you wish to maximize your entitlement to professional body exemptions, you should consider studying our Accounting and Finance BA (Hons) course.

The number of exemptions awarded will be dependent on the programme and modules selected and is subject to approval from the professional bodies.

Facilities and features

Hugh Aston Building

You will be taught in our purpose-built Hugh Aston Building equipped with lecture theatres and classrooms, break-out spaces for group work, quiet study zones for individual work, and high-spec IT labs installed with professional software.

You’ll also have access to the building’s new £5.5 million extension called The Yard, which provides more than 22,000 square metres of extra space. This is designed to facilitate your learning experience with large and airy breakout spaces, a new Student Advice Centre, and a balcony on the top floor. The Yard also features more comfortable classrooms and self-study spaces, allowing you to carry out independent study as well as group work.

Student benefit from The Trading Room, which can provide simulation of what it is like to work in the financial industry in roles such as trading, portfolio management, investment banking, corporate finance and financial or economic analysis.

Library and learning zones

On campus, the main Kimberlin Library offers a space where you can work, study and access a vast range of print materials, with computer stations, laptops, plasma screens and assistive technology also available. 

As well as providing a physical space in which to work, we offer online tools to support your studies, and our extensive online collection of resources accessible from our Library website, e-books, specialised databases and electronic journals and films which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose. 

We will support you to confidently use a huge range of learning technologies, including Blackboard, Collaborate Ultra, DMU Replay, MS Teams, Turnitin and more. Alongside this, you can access LinkedIn Learning and learn how to use Microsoft 365, and study support software such as mind mapping and note-taking through our new Digital Student Skills Hub. 

The library staff offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching, reference management and assistive technology. There is also a ‘Just Ask’ service for help and advice, live LibChat, online workshops, tutorials and drop-ins available from our Learning Services, and weekly library live chat sessions that give you the chance to ask the library teams for help.

More flexible ways to learn

We offer an equitable and inclusive approach to learning and teaching for all our students. Known as the Universal Design for Learning (UDL), our teaching approach has been recognised as sector leading. UDL means we offer a wide variety of support, facilities and technology to all students, including those with disabilities and specific learning differences.

Just one of the ways we do this is by using ‘DMU Replay’ – a technology providing all students with anytime access to audio and/or visual material of lectures. This means students can revise taught material in a way that suits them best, whether it's replaying a recording of a class or adapting written material shared in class using specialist software.

Opportunities and careers

Find the people who will open doors for you

DMU's award-winning careers service provides guaranteed work experience opportunities DMU Works
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Placements

During this course you will have the option to complete a paid placement year, an invaluable opportunity to put the skills developed during your degree into practice. This insight into the professional world will build on your knowledge in a real-world setting, preparing you to progress onto your chosen career.  

Previous students have taken up placements in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, including some international posts, with leading companies such as Deloitte, Xerox, TNT, the NHS and Walt Disney. 

Our careers programme DMU Works can help to hone your professional skills with mock interviews and practice aptitude tests, and an assigned personal tutor will support you throughout your placement.

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DMU Global

Our innovative international experience programme DMU Global aims to enrich studies, broaden cultural horizons and develop key skills valued by employers. 

Through DMU Global, we offer an exciting mix of overseas, on-campus and online international experiences, including the opportunity to study or work abroad for up to a year.

Through DMU Global, Accounting and Business Management students explored and exchanged knowledge with institutions, organisations and individuals in Berlin who are working together to support refugees, asylum seekers and migrants. 

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Graduate careers

A degree in Accounting with Business Management opens a wide range of career opportunities as you develop a broad base of skills that are in great demand with employers. 

You may choose to specialise in a discipline that you enjoyed studying on the programme such as management, business or accounting. 

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