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De Montfort University

Accounting and Business Management

UCAS Code: NN14

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:30

Pass Access with 30 Level 3 credits at Merit or equivalent. English (Language or Literature) and Maths GCSE required as separate qualifications at grades A*–C (9 - 4).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

UCAS Tariff

104

from at least two A Levels. Plus five GCSEs at grades A*–C (9 - 4) including English Language and Maths.

92%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Business and management

Accounting

The aim of this joint honours degree is to provide you with the skill set you need to give you a head-start in your career. 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.

**- 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 industry standard software**
analyse real-time share price and company performance to gain a practical insight into markets and trading
**- 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
**- 97.7% of our students in work or further study**
within six months of graduating (Accounting and Finance, DLHE 2015/16)
**- 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

Modules

Year 1
Principles of Marketing
Financial Decision Making
Employability, Professionalism and Academic Study Skills
Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Enterprise
Introduction to Work and Organisations
Marketing Information and Decision Making
The Digital and Social Media Context of Business

Year 2
Advertising and Promotion
Brand Management
Direct and Digital Marketing*
Marketing Research
Buyer Behaviour
Plus option modules from the following indicative list:
International Marketing
Sports Marketing

Year 3
Campaign Planning
Contemporary Issues in Advertising in Advertising and PR
Marketing Dissertation or The Brand Portfolio
Plus option modules from the following indicative list:

Interactive Marketing Campaign*
E-Marketing
Global Marketing Strategies
Customer Management
Marketing Planning and Management
Reflective Business Practice**
Social Media Marketing
*Essential for progression towards the IDM Certificate in Direct Marketing

**Only applicable to those who have undertaken a placement year

Assessment methods

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.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Business and Law

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

81%
med
Accounting

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Business and management

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

61%
UK students
39%
International students
57%
Male students
43%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

Accounting

Teaching and learning

74%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

88%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
85%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

69%
UK students
31%
International students
58%
Male students
42%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Business and management

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
79%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
25%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

As only a small number of students take courses in this subject area, there isn't much information on what graduates do when they finish, so bear that in mind when you review any stats. Management, finance and business roles are common, but it's a good idea to ask tutors what previous graduates taking specific courses went on to do when you're at an open day.

Accounting

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

48%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
20%
Business, research and administrative professionals
8%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

You don't have to be an accountant if you take this degree, but over half of graduates take a look at the rewards on offer for accountancy trainees and go into the job. Many others go into other parts of the finance industry as advisors or book-keepers, and some go into management or marketing. London is very popular for accountancy graduates going into their first job, but it's also quite common to work in Scotland, with Glasgow a perennial hotbed of Scottish accountancy recruitment. If you want to find a job in finance as an accountancy graduates, recruitment agencies were particularly important last year, so try to get in touch with one as soon as you can to improve your chances.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

Accounting

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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