BA (Hons) Finance, Accounting and Management

General

Program Description

BA (Hons) Finance, Accounting, and Management

This course provides a comprehensive undergraduate education in finance and accounting, coupled with a fully integrated understanding of the theory and practice of management in different organizations. In particular, the degree provides a strong interdisciplinary core of material in accounting and finance theory and practice, focusing on the modern firm and its financial environment.

As a graduate, you will have a firm foundation for a successful career in a range of business areas, or for further study and research. You will have detailed knowledge of finance, accounting, and management concepts and the skills to independently apply them to business issues.

Professional accreditation

The BSc Finance, Accounting, and Management (FAM) works closely with professional accounting associations. Graduates of this degree can obtain exemptions from certain papers within the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Professional Examination Scheme, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) Professional Stage, Certified Public Accountants Australia (CPA Australia) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Certificate in Business Accounting. Graduates who read other degrees in NUBS China are also eligible for exemption from certain papers with these professional accounting institutions if they complete the required modules. At the same time, the accreditation by the CFA Institute shows that the degree’s curriculum is consistent with industry standards and CFA examination requirements.

Entry requirements

Direct Entry is for applicants from Zhejiang province only. All applicants for the Direct Entry should be the first category students. They should achieve at least seven grade As in the graduation exam for senior high school, and all other results should be at least grade B. Students can have one A to compensate one C (Chinese, Mathematics, English excluded) if he/she has 8 As or above. Mathematics must be A if students want to apply for engineering and computer courses. The ten subjects to be considered are Chinese, English, Mathematics, Politics, History, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Information Technology.

Chinese students: Chinese students are accepted on our undergraduate degree programmes on the strength of their university entrance exams (Gaokao). Only applicants with the highest grades (First Division) are eligible to study at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China. A minimum score of 115 for English is required to enroll in a degree programme here. International students Students from a 12-year education system are normally required to complete a preliminary year before entering the first year of an undergraduate programme. If you completed school in a 13-year education system or are on a recognized foundation course, you are not usually required to complete a preliminary year. In order to skip the preliminary year, you must have a minimum of:

  • three A levels (B grade) or equivalent for most programmes
  • IB: 32
  • one to two years of university study UK students applies directly to The University of Nottingham Ningbo China. As international students, they do not go through the UCAS system. English language proficiency The preliminary year is designed to help you develop your English language skills so that you can make the most of your degree programme. To enter the preliminary year, you must have at least:
  • IELTS 5.5, with a writing band no less than 5.0
  • TOEFL (iBT) 71 (minimum 17 in any element) To skip the preliminary year, you must have at least:
  • IELTS 6.5, with the writing band no less than 6.0
  • TOEFL (iBT) 88 (minimum 19 in any element) Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan students
  • General Scholastic Ability Test
  • Joint Entrance Examination: first division line or above (score of 400) with English score no less than 115.
  • Individual Application

Course structure and modules

Year one (preliminary year)

N.B. This year is not compulsory for students with appropriate qualifications for year two entry.

The preliminary year is designed to help you develop your English language skills so that you can make the most of your degree programme. This special English language programme designed by the English for Academic Purposes experts at the University's Centre for English Language Education is carefully integrated with academic content modules so that you are prepared fully for years two to four of your degree programme.

Year One modules (preliminary year)

Compulsory

Students must take all modules in this group

Code Title Credits Taught

  • X10FC4 Introduction to Business & Management 15 Spring
  • X10FC7 Introduction to Business Economics 15 Autumn
  • X10FC5 Introduction to Analytical Thought 15 Spring
  • X10FC3 Introduction to Information Technology 15 Autumn
  • X10FCA Undergraduate Reading and Writing in Academic Contexts 20 Autumn
  • X10FCB Undergraduate Listening & Speaking in Academic Contexts 10 Autumn
  • X10FCC Undergraduate Academic Oral Presentations 10 Spring
  • X10FCD Undergraduate English in Specific Academic Contexts an (Arts & Social Science Pathways) 20 Spring

Year two (qualifying year)

The qualifying year provides a foundation for Parts I and II of the degree.

All credits of language modules selected must be within the same language. Students may only choose a language in which they have no prior experience.

Year 2 modules

Semester one

Code Title Credits

  • P11101 Computers In Business 10
  • P11606 Microeconomics for Business A 10
  • P11602 Studying Organisations 10
  • P11123 Financial Accounting 10
  • P11440 Entrepreneurship and Business 10
  • P11120 Business Law A 10

Semester two

Code Title Credits

  • P11605 Business Finance 10
  • P11603 People and Organisations 10
  • P11127 Quantitative Methods 1b 10
  • P11126 Management Accounting and Decisions I 10
  • P11121 Business Law B 10
  • P11115 Microeconomics for Business B1 10

Year 3 modules (Part I)

Semester one

Code Title Credits

  • P12406 Quantitative Methods 2A 10
  • P12403 Financial Management 10
  • P12405 Management Accounting and Decisions II 10
  • P12616 Management Strategy 10
  • P11114 Macroeconomics for Business 10
  • Optional Modules /Restricted 10

Semester two

Code Title Credits

  • P12205 Introductory Econometrics 10
  • P12307 Financial Reporting 10
  • P12130 Accounting Information Systems 10
  • P12614 Computational Finance 10
  • P12503 Database Design and Implementation 10
  • Optional Modules /Restricted 10

Year 4 modules (Part II)

Semester one

Code Title Credits

  • P13302 Financial Markets 10
  • P13414 Management Accounting and Decisions III 10
  • P13505 Auditing, Governance and Scandals 10
  • P13605 Advanced Financial Reporting 10
  • Optional Modules /Restricted 20

Semester two

Code Title Credits

  • P13306 Corporate Finance 10
  • P13301 Financial Analysis 10
  • P13601 Business Ethics 10
  • P13606 Management Accounting and Decisions IV 10
  • Optional Modules /Restricted 20

For more information about your opportunities to study abroad in these years, please see the information about student exchange programmes on our website.

Last updated Feb 2018

About the School

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China, in 2004, with the full approval of the Chinese Ministry of Education. It is run by The Unive ... Read More

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China, in 2004, with the full approval of the Chinese Ministry of Education. It is run by The University of Nottingham (UK) with cooperation from Zhejiang Wanli Education Group, a key player in the education sector in China. The University of Nottingham has recently been ranked 9th in the UK by the Shanghai Jiao Tong World Rankings and 75th in the world by the QS World Rankings 2014. Read less