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Accountancy BSc

Jubilee Campus, Nottingham, UK

Course overview

Our BSc Accountancy Flying Start degree is an innovative course aimed at students who want to become ICAEW Chartered Accountants. This four-year programme is sponsored by PwC and overseen by the ICAEW.

 

Indicative modules

Mandatory

Year 1

Assurance

Mandatory

Year 1

Business Finance

Mandatory

Year 1

Business Law

Mandatory

Year 1

Computers in Business

Mandatory

Year 1

Economic Principles

Mandatory

Year 1

Fundamentals of Financial and Management Accounting

Mandatory

Year 1

Principles of Taxation

Mandatory

Year 1

Quantitative Methods 1B

Mandatory

Year 1

Quantitative Methods 1A

Mandatory

Year 1

Work and Society

Mandatory

Year 2

Audit and Assurance

Mandatory

Year 2

Corporate Finance

Mandatory

Year 2

Financial Accounting and Reporting I

Mandatory

Year 2

Tax Compliance

Mandatory

Year 3

Business Planning: Taxation

Mandatory

Year 3

Financial Accounting and Reporting II

Mandatory

Year 3

Management Accounting and Decisions

Mandatory

Year 3

Strategic Management and Competitive Advantage

Optional

Year 3

Behavioural Economics and Finance

Optional

Year 3

Plant Location and Design

Optional

Year 3

Risk Management Processes

Optional

Year 3

Strategic Innovation Management

Optional

Year 3

Technology Entrepreneurship in Practice

Mandatory

Year 4

Contemporary Issues in Accounting

Mandatory

Year 4

Professional Practice

Optional

Year 4

Business, Government and Public Policy

Optional

Year 4

Corporate Restructuring and Governance

Optional

Year 4

Entrepreneurship for Social Change

Optional

Year 4

Financial Economics

Optional

Year 4

International Finance

Optional

Year 4

Law and Economics

Optional

Year 4

Managing Information Technologies and Systems

Optional

Year 4

Purchasing Strategies and Techniques

Optional

Year 4

Risk, Information and Insurance

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About modules

The above is a sample of the typical modules we offer, but is not intended to be construed or relied on as a definitive list of what might be available in any given year. This content was last updated on Monday 27 November 2023.

We offer a variety of teaching opportunities which can include asynchronous and synchronous teaching, lecture engagement sessions, small group teaching, project teams, and one-to-one tutorials.

Our teaching is underpinned by internationally recognised research and benefits from contributions by leading practitioners from industry.

As one of the first business schools to sign up to the UN’s Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), our commitment to sustainable business practice is evident and integrated into all our programmes.

You will have many opportunities to broaden your skills and experience by attending talks and workshops, gaining new networks and by taking part in community projects, programmes and competitions while studying at Nottingham University Business School.

Visit our open days, attend general talks and see some of our lecturers in action. Also, watch pre-recorded lectures.

 

Digital professional skills certifications

We offer the opportunity for you to take industry-recognised Microsoft and SAP certifications alongside your degree programme at significant discounts from the open market rate. This will enhance your digital capability, differentiate your CV and help you stand out to future employers. Find out more on our digital professional skills website.

 

Teaching methods

  • Computer labs
  • Lecture engagement sessions
  • Tutorials
  • Placements    

 

 

Methods of assessment vary, with some modules assessed by formal exam, some by coursework and some by a combination of both. The nature of coursework also varies and includes individual essays, group and individual projects, case studies and assessed presentations.

Assessment methods

  • Coursework
  • Examinations
  • Presentation
  • Reflective portfolios

Each academic year, you are required to complete a number of compulsory and optional modules, totalling 120 credits.

A typical 10 credit module requires a total of 100 hours of study. This includes teaching hours comprising lecturers and small group teaching.

It is typical for students to have at least 8 to 12 teaching hours per week, as well as student (office) hours. Throughout your program, you will also be expected to carry out independent study, which is likely to increase as you progress.

We actively seek to develop your practical business, leadership and management skills through a range of professional development programmes.

Increasingly, graduates are required to be cloud and data-ready for the workplace with 66% of employers wanting to see graduates achieve professional qualifications as well as their main degree (CMI 21st Century leaders report). The school works with some of the world’s leading business software providers including SAP and Microsoft, offering the option to take their globally recognised professional digital qualifications alongside your course. Our Digital Centre of Excellence will support you so that you can develop the digital skills necessary to pursue your chosen career and stand out to future employers.

Our employer programme enables you to network with top employers throughout your degree, with many of these companies choosing to sponsor prizes for high-performing students.

Graduate destinations

Our graduates are highly sought after, gaining employment in accountancy, banking and other financial services. If you graduate with a 2:1 or higher on our BSc Accountancy, PwC may offer you a full-time position as a Senior Associate, where you'll earn a very competitive salary. In 2018, all of our Flying Start graduates were offered positions at PwC.

Recent Business School graduates have also gone on to work at prestigious companies including Barclays, EY, and Morgan Stanley.

Average starting salary and career progression

Upon graduation, PwC may offer you a full-time position at Senior Associate level, where you will earn a very competitive salary.

87.80% of undergraduates from Nottingham University Business School secured graduate level employment or further study within 15 months of graduation. The average annual starting salary for these graduates was £30,195.

HESA Graduate Outcomes (2017- 2021 cohorts). The Graduate Outcomes % is calculated using The Guardian University Guide methodology. The average annual salary is based on graduates working full-time within the UK.

Studying for a degree at the University of Nottingham will provide you with the type of skills and experiences that will prove invaluable in any career, whichever direction you decide to take.

Throughout your time with us, our Careers and Employability Service can work with you to improve your employability skills even further; assisting with job or course applications, searching for appropriate work experience placements and hosting events to bring you closer to a wide range of prospective employers.

Have a look at our careers page for an overview of all the employability support and opportunities that we provide to current students.

The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers (Ranked in the top ten in The Graduate Market in 2013-2020, High Fliers Research).

Undergradute student studying in the George Green library, University Park. November 5th 2021.

The best part of my course is the work placements at PwC. These are guaranteed as part of the programme. The placements allowed me to apply what I had been learning in lectures and develop my professional skills. During each of my placements, the teaching and support by the university was fantastic and helped me prepare for examinations upon my return to campus.

Thomas Joshua Marriott

BSc Accountancy

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