De Montfort University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Accounting and Business Management

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Course summary

The aim of this joint honours degree is to provide you with the skill set you need to give you a head start in your career. The Business Management modules provide you with a broad understanding of business concepts, ideas, models and methods, with an increasing focus on strategic management as you progress through the course. The Accounting modules enable you to appraise the role of accounting in society, to appreciate and critically analyse financial decisions taken by organisations and to evaluate the regulatory framework of accounting. - Gold Status ACCA Learning Partner and accredited by CIMA opportunity to gain exemptions from some professional accounting body exams, allowing you to complete them at a faster pace ‘Trading Room’ with access to industry-standard software analyse real-time share price and company performance to gain a practical insight into markets and trading Close links with employers and professional accounting bodies providing you with opportunities for industry-relevant sessions to enhance your employability Prizes awarded to encourage and reward excellent work generously sponsored by organisations with links to the Faculty of Business and Law Placements opportunities with local, national and global companies such as VW, Microsoft, Bosch, IBM, Pfizer, HSBC and Siemens 97.7% of our students in work or further study within six months of graduating (Accounting and Finance, DLHE 2015/16) Graduates employed by leading brands such as PwC, Vauxhall, Marks and Spencer, News UK, PepsiCo and BP Enjoy an international experience with DMU Global trips have included Copenhagen, New York, Berlin, San Diego and Toronto

Course details


YEAR ONE: Introduction to Accounting, Professional Communications, Understanding Business, Principles of Marketing, Quantitative Methods, Introduction to Law YEAR TWO: Management and Strategy, Performance Measurement in Organisations, Plus option modules from the following indicative list: Environmental Management, Progressive Franchising, Financial Markets and Institutions, Organisational Management, HRM in the Workplace, People Management, Corporate Finance, Business Taxation, Business Intelligence Using Excel YEAR THREE: Contemporary Business Issues, Plus option modules from the following indicative list: Crisis and Business Continuity Management, Strategy and Management Dissertation, Global Strategic Management, Critical HRM, Public Sector Accounting and Finance, Forensic Accounting, Managerial Development and Control, Audit and Assurance, International Developments in Accounting, Advanced Corporate Taxation, Advanced Corporate Finance, Accounting and Finance Project, Governance and Sustainability, Global Corporate Accounting

Assessment method

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (presentations, essays and reports) and usually an exam or test, which is typically weighted as follows in your first year: Exam: 47% Coursework: 53% These assessment weightings are indicative only. The exact weighting may vary depending on option modules chosen by students and teaching methods deployed by the academic member of staff each year. Indicative assessment weighting and assessment type per module are shown as part of the module information. Again these are based on the current academic session.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Certified Accountants, Chartered Association of
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

How to apply

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Leicester Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6including a minimum of 5.5 in each component

or equivalent

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £14250 Year 1
International £14250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that fees for September 2021 are subject to official confirmation. Please note that fees for subsequent years of study for continuing students are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fee will be in line with RPI-X (linked to the retail price index) and the fee cap set by the Government.
Accounting and Business Management at De Montfort University - UCAS