BA Accounting and Business Management (Hons.) - De Montfort University

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BA Accounting and Business Management (Hons.) - De Montfort University

The aim of this joint 3-Yr UK honours degree is to provide you with the skill set you need to give you a head-start in your career. Give yourself a global edge with a UK Accounting qualification from the world's largest accounting body, ACCA, or CIMA.

The Business Management modules provide you with a broad understanding of business concepts, ideas, models and methods, with an increasing focus on strategic management as you progress through the course.

The Accounting modules enable you to appraise the role of accounting in society, to appreciate and critically analyse financial decisions taken by organisations and to evaluate the regulatory framework of accounting.

Reasons to study Accounting and Business Management at DMU:

  • Gold Status ACCA Learning Partner and accredited by CIMA opportunity to gain exemptions from some professional accounting body exams, allowing you to complete them at a faster pace
  • Bloomberg Trading Room’ with access to one of the largest university Bloomberg Trading Rooms in the UK access to financial, company and economic data widely used in industry
  • Close links with employers and professional accounting bodies providing you with opportunities for industry relevant sessions to enhance your employability
  • Prizes awarded to encourage and reward excellent work generously sponsored by organisations with links to the Faculty of Business and Law
  • Placements opportunities with local, national and global companies such as VW, Microsoft, Bosch, IBM, Pfizer, HSBC and Siemens
  • Graduates employed by leading brands such as PwC, Vauxhall, Marks and Spencer, News UK, PepsiCo and BP
  • Enjoy an international experience with #DMUglobal trips have included Copenhagen, New York, Berlin, San Diego and Toronto


Teaching and Assessment
    You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (presentations, essays and reports) and usually an exam or test, which is typically weighted as follows in your first year:
  • Exam: 47%
  • Coursework: 53%
These assessment weightings are indicative only. The exact weighting may vary depending on option modules chosen by students and teaching methods deployed by the academic member of staff each year. Indicative assessment weighting and assessment type per module are shown as part of the module information. Again these are based on the current academic session. 

Teaching Contact Hours

This is a full-time course and in total you should be prepared to devote approximately 38 hours a week to your studies. In the first year, you will typically have up to 14 contact hours of teaching most weeks. Teaching is through a mix of lectures, tutorials, seminars and lab sessions and the breakdown of these activity types is shown in each module description.

Other: In addition each module provides a two hour surgery each week for individual consultation with the lecturer. You will also have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor and careers and/or subject meetings scheduled throughout the year.
Self-directed study: In order to prepare for, and assimilate, the work in lectures and seminars you will be expected to use our on-line resources, participate in flipped or virtual classroom discussions on our virtual learning environment (VLE) and engage in personal study and revision for approximately 25 hours per week.

Subsequent years follow a similar pattern, however, the contact time will vary depending on your subject mix and options chosen, and the teaching methods appropriate to the module. Further details are contained in each module description.

Accreditations

Leicester Castle Business School (LCBS) of De Montfort University is a Gold Status ACCA Learning Partner and accredited by CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants).
This Joint Honours option does give certain exemptions from professional accounting body exams (ACCA/CIMA/ACA/CIPFA/AIA/CPA Australia) with seven (7) exemptions from ACCA exams and five (5) exemptions from CIMA exams.