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Manchester Metropolitan University

Accounting and Finance

UCAS Code: 420N

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-B,B,C

Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 106 UCAS Tariff points

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

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

D*D-D*D*

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

104-112

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Full-time with time abroad | 2020

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subjects

Accounting

Finance

Whether you’re an aspiring chief financial officer or want to start your own accountancy firm you need a good understanding of accountancy, financial practice and commercial business. This course covers all these areas as well as developing your management skills. It’s the ideal start to a career in accountancy or finance.

We designed the course to cover the same content as many of the chartered accountancy exams. That means you’ll be exempt from a lot of professional bodies’ exams. After graduation, you could be well on your way to being a qualified professional in a shorter space of time.

Building your financial knowledge is just part of the picture. You’ll also develop the management skills you need to have a successful career. When you graduate you’ll have a range of transferable skills that employers around the world are looking for.

With its strong and growing economy, Manchester is the perfect place to learn. Our Business School is well-connected with local, national and international companies. The optional placement year, or study abroad year, is an excellent opportunity to add to your CV. In your final year you can choose from specialist modules and tailor your studies to suit your interests. Or maybe you’d prefer to be self-employed and set up your own accountancy or consultancy. Your skills could be a real benefit whatever you set your mind to.

You won’t be restricted to the finance sector either – organisations in every industry need people with strong management skills and a good head for the figures.

Features and Benefits

Platinum approved learning partner – we’re recognised by the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) for providing teaching that gives you the best possible chance of success.
- **Accountancy experts** – we’re the largest provider of accountancy training in the North West of England. Learn from qualified accountants who are active in the field.

- **Professional exam exemption**s – qualify for exemptions with professional bodies including the ACCA, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), and Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

- **Location** –study in the engine room of the Northern Powerhouse. The Business School is in the heart of Manchester, one of Europe’s largest financial sectors.

- **Free access to Bloomberg Termina**l – a leading global platform used by the world’s banks, corporations and government agencies for news, data, analytics and research.

- **Experience the world** – discover what it’s like to work in accountancy and finance through our excellent industry connections, or study abroad at one of our international partner institutions.

- **Regular industry events** – attend guest talks and masterclasses, network with businesses, or take part in events in the Accounting, Finance and Banking Society’s programme.

- **Employability** – completing this course shows employers in the UK and beyond that you understand accounting practices. In the future, you could use your experience to set up your own accountancy firm.

The Uni


Course location:

Manchester Metropolitan University

Department:

Accounting, Finance and Banking

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
82%
med
Finance

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.

Accounting

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
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

82%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
87%
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?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
65%
Male students
35%
Female students
61%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

Finance

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
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

80%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
84%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
70%
Male students
30%
Female students
63%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

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.

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.

£18,660
low
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
88%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
23%
Administrative occupations: finance
19%
Business, research and administrative 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.

Finance

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.

£18,700
low
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
91%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
19%
Administrative occupations: finance
15%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Over 2,000 students graduated with a degree in finance in 2015, and a sign of the strength of the finance industry, numbers are on the up. Over half of finance graduates go into the finance industry, with accountancy and financial advice roles particularly popular. It's also quite common for finance graduates to go into jobs which require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications — finance graduates who take further study are more likely to be studying accountancy than finance. About a third of graduates start their careers in London - but Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham are other popular locations for finance graduates to work.

What about your long term prospects?

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

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

£25k

£25k

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.

Finance

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

£25k

£25k

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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Post-six month graduation stats:

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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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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