Overview

 

Why study accounting and management?

Effective financial and strategic management skills are highly sought after in business, and combined expertise will help you stand out in the graduate marketplace

Why University of Newcastle?

The BA(Hons) Accounting and Management will prepare you to take on key management roles where your financial acumen will give you a valuable additional perspective.

Teaching balances technical accounting with management theory and practice, so you’ll learn to manage effectively and make sound strategic and business and financial decisions.

Through regular guest speakers and employer partnerships, your learning is led by industry best practice and current innovations, so you’re all set to enter practice in the real world.

 

Key features of the course

Develops your expertise of topics related to the investigation, exploration and contested terrain of crime, and social harm Extends skills and insights regarding the criminal justice system, victim protection and support, civil liberties, human rights, security and social justice Ideal preparation for work where analytical and careful decision making is required, and where initiative is valued. Please note that this masters degree is not suitable for those who wish to go on to PhD level study.

Accreditation

The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality. Accreditation is your assurance that the University meets quality standards.

Institutional Accreditation

Regional accreditation is an institution-level accreditation status granted by one of six U.S. regional accrediting bodies. Accreditation by more than one regional accrediting body is not permitted by the U.S. Department of Education.

University of Newcastle is accredited by the DETC Higher Learning Commission (DETC), www.detc.org.uk Since , University of Newcastle has been continually accredited by the DETC Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

 

BA (Honours) 

Course Level:

Undergraduate

Credits 

180

Course

codeF756

How long it takes:

Three Years, Four Years Sandwich

Study Mode:

Distance learning/ Campus

Course cost

Price: US$15000.00

Entry requirements

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Department:

Newcastle Law School

Why study accounting and management?

Effective financial and strategic management skills are highly sought after in business, and combined expertise will help you stand out in the graduate marketplace

Why Newcastle?

The BA(Hons) Accounting and Management will prepare you to take on key management roles where your financial acumen will give you a valuable additional perspective.

Teaching balances technical accounting with management theory and practice, so you’ll learn to manage effectively and make sound strategic and business and financial decisions.

Through regular guest speakers and employer partnerships, your learning is led by industry best practice and current innovations, so you’re all set to enter practice in the real world.

Where can it take me?

A sound financial grounding combined with effective management knowledge and skills will prepare you for leadership roles in a range of business and industry environments.

You might go on to join a graduate management training scheme in a major corporation, or decide to pursue professional qualifications in accounting or finance, or start your own business.

Content

The optional modules listed are those that are most likely to be available, but they may be subject to change.

Year zero (Foundation year)

You will study:

  • Becoming a Professional
  • Introduction to Organisations, Enterprise and Management 
  • Economics and Accounting for the Real World
  • Introduction to Law in a Social, Business and Global Context.

You usually need to pass your foundation year before going onto Year one.

Year one

You will study:

  • Foundations of Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Management Accounting
  • Economic Principles in Contemporary Context
  • Essential Information Skills
  • Introduction to Managerial Finance
  • Statistics and Data Management
  • Professional Development in Accounting and Finance
  • Business Law.

Year two

You will study:

  • Management Accounting and Decision Making 
  • Managing People
  • Elements of Management Practice in AF 
  • Applied Research Skills for AF.

Plus, two optional modules from:

  • Corporate Finance 
  • Financial Accounting
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Entrepreneurial Finance.

Plus, two optional modules from:

  • International Business
  • Operations and Business Systems
  • Good Business, Bad Business and Sustainability
  • Digital Business Management
  • Design Thinking.

Placement year (if applicable)

If you study on the five year (sandwich) course, you’ll spend a year away from the University on a work or study placement after Year two.  

Depending on which you choose, you’ll either complete a placement learning or learning and development module.

See the Placements and Fees sections for more information.

Final year

You will study:

  • Strategic Project
  • Work Integrated Learning or Cross Cultural Learning and Development orPlacement Learning
  • Business Strategy and Technology 
  • Managing Organisational Change
  • Strategic Management Accounting.

Plus, two optional modules from:

  • Virtual Business
  • Financial Management
  • Islamic Banking and Finance
  • Credit Risk Analysis and Management.
  • Investment Management
  • Financial Crime
  • International Financial Management
  • Organisational Leadership
  • Business Innovation and Growth
  • Sustainable Business
  • Project Management.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved we will inform you.

Typical offers

  • Tariff points: 48
  • GCSE: For all applicants, Grade C/4 or above in English Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. Please note the University does not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.
  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required. You can include points from A-Level General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken onto full A-Level) towards overall tariff. You must have at least one A-Level.
  • EDEXCEL (BTEC) Diploma: No specific subjects required.
  • Access: Achievement of the Access to HE Diploma; no specific subjects required.
  • Baccalaureate IB: No specific subjects required.

Entry requirements

We recognise the individual nature of each application and our typical offer should be viewed as a guide. UNC Bristol welcomes interest from applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements. We will consider evidence of your relevant personal, professional or educational experience where it demonstrates an ability and potential to succeed on the course. Please include details of any relevant experience in your application.

Fees Amount (£)
Home/EU-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee 9250
Home/EU-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit) 1156
International-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee 13000
International-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit) 1625

 

Careers / Further study

There is high demand for graduates with leadership and management skills. The added knowledge of finance and strategic decision-making gives you a further competitive edge, opening up many career options.

This course makes an ideal launch pad for careers in management roles with a financial emphasis, or more broadly into investment, accountancy, banking and personal and corporate finance roles.

Our students go on to management and financial roles in a wide range of sectors, working in investment and accounting firms, banks and major companies as well as SMEs and business start-ups. Through the range of option pathways, you can gain specialist knowledge in areas such as sustainability, leadership, entrepreneurship, private wealth management, and credit management.

Learning and Teaching

You will learn through a mixture of lectures, workshops and tutorials, with regular opportunities to hear from and engage with current industry experts, employers and alumni.

In the Bloomberg Trading Suite, you’ll explore and apply real-time financial data and you’ll gain core professional skills in sessions led by global accounting firms and professional bodies.

The Academic Success Centre will support your academic skills development at every stage of your course, and in your first and second year you’ll be supported by additional peer assisted learning.

See our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.

Approximate percentage of time you’ll spend in different learning activities*:

Year Scheduled learning and teaching study Independent study Placement study
1 26% 74% 0%
2 24% 76% 0%
3 18% 74% 8%

*calculated from compulsory and option module choices (where applicable) each year.

Study time

You’ll have at least 12 hours contact time a week. Additional independent study tasks include tutorial preparation, group work, coursework assignments and exam revision this will take around 24 hours per week.

We want you to graduate with the best possible employment opportunities so you’ll be expected to undertake either summer internships, part-time work experience, Business Clinic activities, or complete a 40-week industry placement as part of your course.

Assessment

Assessment will include business reports, essays, literature reviews, case study evaluations, simulations, presentations and portfolios. Modules leading to professional exemptions will always be assessed by examinations.

See our full glossary of assessment terms.

Approximate percentage of marks awarded by each assessment method*:

Year Written exam assessment Coursework assessment Practical exam assessment
0 36% 41% 23%
1 51% 23% 26%
2 70% 30% 0%
3 52% 48% 0%

*Calculated from compulsory and optional modules (where applicable) each year.