De Montfort University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Accounting and Business Management

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Course summary

More than ever the world needs flexible and prepared thinkers, ready to build financially robust businesses that are able to deal with the unexpected and cope in a crisis. This joint honours degree will build on strong analytical skills, exploring the economics of markets such as money, capital, derivatives and foreign exchange, and the theory of modern finance in business. Choose from a range of modules throughout your course, such as Crisis and Business Continuity Management, where you will learn to analyse vulnerabilities and deal with simulated business interruptions. Explore the top-level decision making in managing the direction and impact of organisations with modules on Management and Strategy. The opportunity to grow a deep understanding of accounting through the join honours degree will enable you to appraise the role of accounting in society. Appreciate and critically analyse financial decisions taken by organisations, and the standards, laws, rules and regulations that qualified accountants must abide by. Throughout the course, we will expand your understanding of business concepts, ideas, models and methods, with a 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 and CIPFA, subject to optional module choices and any module-specific criteria, which gives you a great start towards gaining your professional qualification.
  • 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.
  • Our exciting careers programme DMU Works will help you to gain placement opportunities with local, national and global companies, previous students have secured placements at VW, Microsoft, Bosch, IBM, Pfizer, HSBC and Siemens.
  • Our graduates have gone on to careers in globally renowned organisations. Recent successes include PwC, Vauxhall, Marks and Spencer, News UK, PepsiCo and BP and many more.
  • Expand your horizons with international experiences linked to your studies through our  DMU Global  programme. Students have visited Copenhagen, Berlin, San Diego and Toronto. Recent visits to Bloomberg in New York gave students a valuable insight into the development of the Bloomberg trading system.

Course details

Modules

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, Global Issues in Strategic Financial Planning 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

Application codes

Course code:
NN14
Institution code:
D26
Campus name:
Leicester Campus
Campus code:
Y

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

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

or equivalent


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
75%
Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

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