BA (Hons) in Accounting and Financial Management, UCAS Code: N420

General

Program Description

Every organisation needs strong financial leadership, and our BA Accounting and Financial Management will set you on the road to success.

Accounting is more than mathematical techniques. The experienced academic team at Sheffield University Management School will help you see the bigger picture, so you can take your career in any direction you choose.

This multi-disciplinary approach means that you learn practical skills to help you land the right job, as well as gaining the rigorous academic knowledge that you require to progress. We'll also put things into context - helping you to understand the role of accounting and financial management within an organisation is key to this course. You'll learn how it affects everything, from budgeting and control to environmental issues.

The first year gives you a broad understanding of accounting, built around core modules such as Business Economics, as well as Introduction to Financial Accounting and Introduction to Management Accounting. We’ll encourage you to start thinking about life in the workplace with modules such as Introduction to Behaviour at Work and Professional Self Management. This structured, supportive process will help you to reflect on your own learning, performance and achievement in preparation for your first job. Our students quickly become familiar with the challenges faced by professional accountants. As your confidence grows, you'll develop your own views on how to approach these challenges.

In the second and third years, you'll study accounting and financial management techniques in detail, going from intermediate to advanced stages in financial and management accounting, and exploring Corporate Finance and Asset Pricing. Some modules cover material from professional accounting examinations, which means that students are given exemptions to accounting bodies including ACCA, ICAEW, CPA Australia and CIMA. Optional modules offer the chance to specialise and enhance your solid grounding in accounting and finance.

Entry Requirements

  • A Level: AAB, with a B/6 in Maths at GCSE
  • BTEC: DDD in a relevant subject
  • International Baccalaureate: 33

International students require an overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component or an equivalent English language qualification.

Current module structure

Year 1

  • Business Economics
  • Introduction to Management Accounting
  • Introduction to Behaviour at Work
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Financial Management
  • Futures First: Professional Self Management

One of the following:

  • Analysis for Decision Making A (if you've taken A-Level maths)
  • Analysis for Decision Making B (if you haven't taken A-Level maths)

Plus:

  • Business Challenges, or unrestricted modules to the value of ten credits

Year 2

  • Intermediate Management Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Corporate Finance and Asset Pricing
  • Issues in Financial Management

One or two of the following:

  • Law for Management
  • Budgeting and Control
  • Business Intelligence
  • Corporate Governance
  • Business Strategy
  • Career Management Theory and Practice
  • Quantitative Methods for Accounting and Financial Management
  • Issues in Financial Management

Plus:

  • Unrestricted module(s) to the value of twenty credits

Year 3

  • Advances in Management Accounting
  • Advances in Financial Accounting

Three or four of the following:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Company Analysis and Valuation
  • Case Studies in Accounting and Financial Management
  • Auditing
  • Taxation in Theory and Practice
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Accounting and Accountability: Theory and Practice
  • Emerging Markets Finance

Plus:

  • Unrestricted module(s) to the value of twenty credits

Please note that modules are subject to change. To study certain modules, there may be prerequisite choices.

Last updated Aug 2018

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About the School

The University of Sheffield is a truly international environment with nearly 25,000 students from 117 countries. With a history stretching back to 1879, it is one of the UK’s leading universities and, ... Read More

The University of Sheffield is a truly international environment with nearly 25,000 students from 117 countries. With a history stretching back to 1879, it is one of the UK’s leading universities and, as part of the Russell Group, is renowned for its research and teaching excellence. Read less