From left to right: Cara Bird (British) - Undergraduate, Anna Stuczynska (Polish) - Undergraduate, Vanessa Echefu (British) - Undergraduate

Finance, Accounting and Management BSc

Jubilee Campus, Nottingham, UK

Course overview

Our BSc Finance, Accounting and Management focuses on the modern firm and its financial environment. You will gain a solid grounding in fundamental disciplines including business finance, financial and management accounting, and business law. You will develop a broad educational base suitable for a business leader of the future.

 

Indicative modules

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

Organisational Behaviour

Mandatory

Year 1

Professional and Academic Development

Mandatory

Year 1

Quantitative Methods 1B

Optional

Year 1

Managing Operations in the Digital Enterprise

Optional

Year 1

Quantitative Methods 1A

Optional

Year 1

Tourism Futures: The Challenge of Sustainability

Optional

Year 1

Work and Society

Mandatory

Year 2

Accounting Information Systems

Mandatory

Year 2

Corporate Finance

Mandatory

Year 2

Intermediate Corporate Reporting

Mandatory

Year 2

Introductory Econometrics

Mandatory

Year 2

Management Accounting

Mandatory

Year 2

Management Strategy

Mandatory

Year 2

Quantitative Methods 2A

Optional

Year 2

Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

Optional

Year 2

Database Design and Implementation

Optional

Year 2

Managing Business Operations

Optional

Year 2

Managing Tourism and the Environment: Conflict or Consensus?

Optional

Year 2

The Psychology of Economic and Business Decisions

Optional

Year 2

Public Services Management

Optional

Year 2

Risk Management Decisions

Optional

Year 2

Supply Chain and Operations Planning

Optional

Year 2

Topics in Labour and Personnel Economics

Mandatory

Year 3

Advanced Corporate Reporting and Analysis

Mandatory

Year 3

Advanced Management Accounting

Mandatory

Year 3

Business Ethics and Sustainability

Mandatory

Year 3

Financial Markets: Theory and Computation

Optional

Year 3

Applied Econometrics

Optional

Year 3

Behavioural Economics and Finance

Optional

Year 3

Business School Dissertation

Optional

Year 3

Business, Government and Public Policy

Optional

Year 3

Corporate Restructuring and Governance

Optional

Year 3

Financial Economics

Optional

Year 3

International Finance

Optional

Year 3

Law and Economics

Optional

Year 3

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Optional

Year 3

Managing Information Technologies and Systems

Optional

Year 3

Plant Location and Design

Optional

Year 3

Purchasing Strategies and Techniques

Optional

Year 3

Risk Management Processes

Optional

Year 3

Risk, Information and Insurance

Optional

Year 3

Strategic Innovation Management

Optional

Year 3

Technology Entrepreneurship in Practice

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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 Tuesday 3 October 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 on demand to watch pre-recorded lectures and general talks and see some of our lecturers in action.

 

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

  • 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

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.

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.

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, integrating their systems into our courses, as well as 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.


This course is also available as a four-year programme including a placement year, giving you a competitive edge and helping you stand out to employers.

 

Graduate destinations

Our graduates are highly sought after, gaining employment in accountancy, banking and other financial services.


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

 

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).

PEMC is the Power & Electronics Machine Centre by architects Bond Bryan on The University of Nottingham's Jubilee Campus. PEMC delivers high-impact teaching, research, and industrial collaborations in an £18 million project suported by £1.5 million from the Wolfson Foundation and £4m from Propulsion Futures. The building is home to 3 purpose-built labs - High Power, Power Electronics, and Drives – and researchers will access these key resources.

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