Business and Management (Accounting)

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Our BA (Hons) Business and Management (Accounting) degree (UCAS code N400) offers a diverse programme that will equip you with the business skills to work in a range of sectors. Your chosen pathway in Accounting will enable you to specialise in financial accounting and management accounting.  

Why study Business and Management (Accounting)?

Business and Management at Bath Business School can offer:

  • Friendly and supportive academics
  • Great learning environment
  • Close knit student community
  • Choice of work placement length: 10 month or 10 week
  • Very strong student satisfaction scores 

Course structure

Year 1 ensures you have a broad and grounded knowledge of business today, giving a platform to develop specialised knowledge as you progress through the course. You'll explore how organisations work, how they are managed and how they interact with the business environment.  You'll gain an understanding of economic thinking.  You'll develop management skills in gathering and assessing information and data, in making and communicating decisions and in evaluating their effect. 

In Year 2 you will specialise in financial accounting as well as learning about the functions of a business and how these interrelate. You’ll start to form opinions about how businesses manage the challenges that are presented to them on a daily basis. You'll have the opportunity to work on projects and to use business techniques to solve problems, and you’ll start to develop your employability skills before seeking a placement at the end of this study year.

At the end of Year 2 you have the option to choose a ten month placement or a shorter ten week placement in an accounting business.  This is an invaluable chance to apply your accounting knowledge and business skills in the real world, making you even more attractive to employers.

In your final year, when you finish your placement, you'll practice, develop, challenge and explore all your business learning, and examine management as an integrating activity.  In your accounting-related dissertation you'll explore in depth a topic related to accounting that really interests you. You’ll also have the opportunity to work individually or with colleagues to develop and set up a business.

Modules

There's an exciting range of modules on offer.  Some of our modules are compulsory but most are optional and will allow you to pursue areas of interest.  

Year 1

  • Organisations and the Business Environment*
  • Economics and Globalisation*
  • Managing Data*

Year 2

  • Creativity and Innovation in the Workplace*
  • Financial Accounting*
  • Human Resource Management
  • The Marketing Business
  • International Business
  • Information and Operations Management
  • Reasoning with Research: Social Sciences Research Methods
  • Destination Management 
  • Work Placement - 10 weeks or 10 months work placement taking place at the end of year 2 (this will count as one of your final year modules)

Final Study Year: Year 3/Year 4

  • Accounting Research Project *
  • Management Accounting*
  • Marketing for Managers
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Managing Sustainability
  • Business Strategy
  • Cross Cultural Management in International Business
  • New Trends in Management
  • Enterprise: Creating and Developing your Business
  • Tourism: Contemporary Issues

* compulsory modules

Course assessment

You'll be assessed in a wide range of ways that will test your business knowledge and management skills.  These will include presentations, work related projects, group-work, computer based tests, podcasts, examinations, essays and business reports. 

 

You’ll be given personal support in your study – we are a friendly team of academics who are committed to helping students achieve their goals.  

Our library offers a wide range of accounting and business materials.  There is also a wealth of material available via electronic sources.  These include Business Source Premier, Mintel, Newsbank and an increasing range of e-books.  This on-line material can be accessed on and off campus enabling you to work at times that suit you.  

Teaching methods

We offer variety in the way we teach: sometimes we will set you problems so you can find the answers for yourself, sometimes we will lecture. Most modules use a mix of lectures and small group seminars. There is a good blend of on-line activities using our virtual learning environment.  We invite business leaders in to talk about their experience and we arrange visits to local businesses.  All of our teaching methods facilitate your development as a self directed learner. 

Application method

All undergraduate applications are handled by UCAS.

International students should visit our international pages for more information about our entry requirements, fees and scholarships, and student support.

Course enquiries

Please contact our Admission team (see above)

Typical offer range for UK / EU applicants

260–300 UCAS Tariff points

Career opportunities

You’ll have many opportunities to explore your accounting career aspirations and you will be encouraged to take up work placements and internships.  You’ll also work alongside real businesses on project based assignments, giving you useful insights to a range of accounting related career choices.

 

What students say...

Joseph Cooper
Graduated 2009
Now: Associate Director, Traded Products Legal at UBS Investment Bank - 
www.ubs.com 

"Upon graduating from Bath Spa I was offered a year’s internship with UBS AG Investment Bank based in the USA, which I’ve just finished. I’ve now returned to the UK and am working for the bank in London as a Legal Negotiator for Traded products."

"Attending Bath Spa University was the best decision I have made in my life."