Accounting with Business Management BSc module details

Year 1 | Year 2 | Year 3

Year 1

Block 1: Accounting in the Business Environment

This module introduces the fundamentals of a business environment and how the accounting function fits within that environment. The module will provide students with an understanding of the areas of economic activity relevant to an organisation’s decisions and, within this context, the numerical techniques to support such decisions. 

Students will go on to learn the professional standards to be demonstrated for the benefit of all stakeholders through the study of ethics and ethical conflict, the role of corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and audit, and their increasing impact in the management of organisations. Wherever business is conducted the legal and administrative framework underpins commercial activity. Therefore, areas of contract law, employment law, administration and management of companies is considered. 

Block 2: Accounting for Organisational Performance

This module is designed to give students an appreciation of accounting and business techniques including future value, present value. Students will apply the knowledge and skills of digital business information in a various of ways to improve efficiency and enhance organisational performance.  

Block 3: Financial Accounting

This module is designed to provide students with an understanding of the underlying principles and concepts of financial accounting, accounting techniques and the knowledge of the preparation of basic financial statements.

Block 4: Management Accounting 

This module teaches students fundamental knowledge and techniques that underpin management accounting. The module presents the role of management accounting in the contexts of commercial and public sector bodies and its wider role in society. 

Year 2

Block 1: Organisational Behaviour and Leadership  

This module examines the fundamentals of business models and how new business and operating models can be developed to improve the performance of organisations. As human capital is one of the key intangible assets of organisations, leadership is a crucial means for managing individual performance and the relationships between people. This module examines how different styles of leadership can be used to improve the performance of individuals so they can achieve organisational goals. 

Within modern businesses projects have become a dominant means by which private and public sector organisations execute their strategies. The module shows students how to use project management concepts and techniques to implement strategies effectively and efficiently. The importance of embedding sustainability in the business models will be included.

Block 2: International Financial Reporting and Business Taxation 

Students will develop knowledge and skills to analyse and interpret financial statement including group accounting to improve organisation’s value-creation and preservation.  Within the public finance understand concepts of fiscal sustainability and role of tax policy in achieving SDG goals.

Block 3: Digital Business and Data Analytics 

This module considers the modern business environment from a digital perspective, and how this affects management. It delivers an understanding of the technologies affecting business and how these can be used to enhance business performance. Students will learn to apply data manipulation techniques in order to meet an organisation’s reporting needs. These will discuss applications in both the public and private sectors.

Block 4: Performance Measurement and Decision Making 

This module teaches students accounting techniques and a theoretical application of management accounting fundamentals. Students will develop knowledge and skills in the application of management accounting techniques to quantitative and qualitative information for planning, decision-making, performance evaluation and control. This will include the public and private sectors and meeting of relevant SDGs.

Year 3

Block 1: Strategic Management and Governance

This module will examine the foundation of strategic management and provide an understanding of the dynamics of the organisational ecosystem and how it affects the strategy of the organisation. This includes strategic choice and how options are generated, linking them to the purpose, values and vision of the organisation and how the options are evaluated, chosen and integrated coherently to form the strategy of the organisation. The module utilises a business simulation to allow students to manage a business and discover how strategy is implemented, how implementation objectives are achieved and how change is managed. Integral to the module are the technologies that underpin digital transformation and various elements of digital strategy.

Block 2: Financial Strategy 

This module teaches students long-term strategic decision making.  Students will develop knowledge and skills to support organisational leaders to formulate strategy, evaluate and manage risks that might prevent organisations from successfully implementing strategy, value organisations, and source financial resources required to implement of strategy. 

Block 3

Project Management for Sustainable Business

This module leads students through the path of project management, highlighting the tools and techniques necessary to undertake a project in a business environment in the private and public sectors. As the module progresses, teams of students will apply the lessons learned to a business project situation. This module will enhance employability skills and develop students’ confidence in their ability to manage complexity.


Accounting Simulation

This module prepares students for employment in accounting or finance environments. It requires them to apply their knowledge, skills and values in an employment simulation. Students will develop an ability to determine relevant information and select appropriate knowledge and methods for decision making. Their decisions will be communicated using written, verbal and oral communication methods.

Block 4: Critical Risk Management

This is a highly-technical modules that teaches students accounting techniques to evaluate strategic risks and how oversight of the risks is critical to the governance of organisations. Students will develop knowledge and skills in the techniques used to identify, analyse, remedy and report strategic risks.