Accounting and Business Management (BA Hons) De Montfort University

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. DMU is a Gold Status ACCA Learning Partner and is accredited by CIMA and there are opportunities to gain exemptions from ACCA, ICAEW, CIMA, CIPFA, AIA, ACT and CPA, allowing you to gain a professional qualification at an accelerated pace. We have close links with employers and professional accounting bodies
which provide you with opportunities for industry relevant sessions. You will have access to industry standard Bloomberg software to analyse share price and company performance
to get a real practical insight into markets and trading. Prizes awarded to encourage and reward excellent work, which are generously sponsored by organisations with links to the Business School. You can enjoy an international experience with #DMUglobal, our innovative programme of work and study opportunities across the world, which can enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons. There are placement opportunities with local, national and global companies
including IBM, Boots, Vauxhall, Walt Disney, the NHS and the Government Economic Service. Our alumni are employed by leading brands in graduate jobs such as Treasury Accountant at Triumph Motorcycles, Business Analyst at Deutsche Bank, Audit Associate at KPMG and Finance Executive at Tesco. We are rated in the top 10 most popular universities in the UK by UCAS.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Leicester Campus

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years

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, 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

A professionally accredited degree provides 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 deadlines

To guarantee the university or college will consider you for this course, you must apply by:

15 January

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code NN14
Institution code D26
Campus name Leicester Campus

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points from at least two A Levels.

Plus five GCSEs at grades A*–C (9 - 4) including English Language and Maths.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma DMM
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that fees are subject to an annual review. For all students enrolling in September 2018, the full-time fee for this course is yet to be confirmed.