finance

Undergraduate Available in Clearing

BA Business Management with Accounting

Gain business management know-how and the skills to analyse facts and figures: a powerful combination.

Key information

Study mode

Full-time

Course length

3 years

Typical offer

N/A

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UCAS code

NC14

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Course overview

Knowledge of how accounts work – and how to work with them – is fundamental to business. At Hull, you’ll get an insider’s view of how businesses operate from an accounting perspective.

You’ll work in real time with industry-standard subscription data from Bloomberg and Thomson-Reuters. And you’ll be able to take specialist modules in financial reporting, management accounting and auditing.

We’ll equip you to thrive in the complex, diverse world of modern business management. We relate your studies to real business through project work, case studies and industry collaborations, right from your first year onwards.

Plus, you’ll have even more opportunities than ever before to make connections with like-minded entrepreneurs, organisations and corporate partners in our recently enhanced Business Lounge. And you'll have access to the Business School's industry-standard facilities like the Bloomberg and Executive Education suites. Or you could help SMEs with their challenges via our Business Clinic, and take part in live business projects. Studying at Hull University Business School gives you a unique learning experience and places you as part of an exclusive club.

Six reasons to study Business Management with Accounting at Hull

  1. Access facilities like our vibrant business lounge
  2. 94.9% graduate employability rating*
  3. Prestigious AACSB accreditation
  4. Work on real projects with local companies
  5. Study abroad for a year, a semester or a summer
  6. Fantastic placement opportunities

What you'll study

The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.

First year modules

  • Compulsory

    Accounting and Finance

    Delve into topics such as financing decisions, cost behaviour, cost-volume-profit analysis, absorption costing, variance analysis and budgeting.

    Introduction to Economics

    This introduction covers both microeconomics (the affairs of individual consumers, firms and government) and macroeconomics (the study of the economy as a whole).

    Developing Self & Others

    Assessing your human skills and developing good habits is central to your professional development. This module allows you to gain a better understanding of what is needed from the wider business perspective and apply theories of positive habit development in practice. 

    Marketing

    Marketing is an exciting, dynamic, and creative environment to work in. It places brands in the consumers' mind and shapes their decisions. Marketing is a critical management function that is essential to business success. This module allows you to work with an organisation on a live marketing project based on a real-life challenge. 

    Introduction to Finance

    This module introduces you to the finance discipline. You'll explore the basic principles of finance, complemented with an analysis of case studies and examples from the finance news. There will be a special emphasis on ethical and sustainable finance. 

    Financial Accounting

    This module will provide you with introductory accounting knowledge covering basic double entry book-keeping, analysis and preparing a simple set of financial statements.

Second year modules

  • Compulsory

    Organisational Management

    Explore approaches to organisational management and integrate theory and practice. You'll consider the knowledge, interest, and abilities of different groups, some having a need (customers), others having an answer (product/service creators), or having the resources (investors and suppliers) that can be used to provide a solution to the customers' needs. 

    Procurement and Supply Management

    Learn how procurement ensures the effective supply of the materials that businesses need. Addressing negotiation, contracts, expediting, receiving goods and managing capacity, you'll learn core skills that are essential to a broad variety of organisations. 

    Responsible Business in Society

    The influence large organisations have to both postively contribute to, or potentially harm society, can be greater than the power of states. You'll reflect on challenges to business practice looking at issues such as corporate social responsibility, globalisation, sustainable development and climate change, and human rights and exploitation. 

    Managing and Innovating in the 4IR

    Data and technology is disrupting every party of the economy and our lives. This modile links to the four components of industrial strategy identified by the UK government - artificial intelligence, ageing society, clean growth, and mobility. 

    Financial Reporting

    This module covers the regulatory aspects of financial reporting. It will enable you to understand and evaluate financial statements according to international accounting standards.

    Management Accounting

    Management account provides information to internal management for planning, organising and controlling organisational resources. Become familiar with concepts for calculating costs and prices of a product or service. You'll learn how to produce, analyse and articulate key information to an organisation's decision makers. 

Year abroad modules

Spend a year studying at one of our partner institutions in Europe, Asia, North America or Australia. This is an outstanding opportunity to broaden your horizons in a different culture and environment, learn new skills and develop valuable international contacts while continuing your studies.

Placement year modules

Your placement is your opportunity to get some real-world work experience under your belt.

Just like in the real world, you’ll be responsible for finding and applying for opportunities, with the added benefit of help and support from university services.

The Centre for Professional Success is a dedicated team within the faculty who provide tailored support to students who are seeking a placement or internship.   You'll also benefit from the University's Careers and Employability service based in Student Central.   

Final year modules

  • Compulsory

    Business Strategies

    Working on a simulated consulting project, you'll explore the complexity, uncertainty, and diversity of contemporary environments and their influences on strategy making. You'll also consider the notions of creativity, stakeholder expectations and sustainable competitive advantage. 

    Research and Consultancy Skills

    On this module, you'll develop a critical understanding of the research process within the field of business and management research. You'll evaluate a range of literature and data needed to solve a specific research problem. 

    International Business

    Focus on the core concepts and practical applications of cross-border business activities. You'll explore the controversies and complexities surrounding international business issues.

    Advanced Financial Reporting and Theory

    Develop advanced knowledge of the role of financial reporting within the competitive business environment and explore how managers of business organisations use financial information to convey financial stability and performance. 

    Advanced Management Accounting

    Building on the techniques of traditional management accounting, this module gives you the opportunity to reflect on the how and why in recent advances in management accounting theory and practice. In particular, the ways in which management accounting has to adapt to match changes in its environment and organisational context will be critically evaluated. 

  • Choose one

    Individual Research Project

    Engage in an academic study of a particular topic that is of interest to you over a sustained time, with elements of original work. You'll develop an advanced ability to locate, extract, analyse and interpret data from multiple sources. 

    Consultancy Project

    Building on the Research and Consultancy Skills module, this project allows you to put the theory into practice. Working in a small team, you'll work on a real-world project for a locally-based business. 

    Problem-Solving for Complex Systems

    Learn to evaluate complex problems – taking into account multiple dimensions and stakeholder perspectives – to anticipate consequences and improve decision-making under uncertain context, where decisions are not straight-forward. 

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

How you'll study

Throughout your degree, you’re expected to study for 1,200 hours per year. That’s based on 200 hours per 20 credit module. And it includes scheduled hours, time spent on placement and independent study. How this time’s divided among each of these varies each year and depends on the course and modules you study.

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Entry requirements

Typical offer

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  • BTEC grades N/A

  • Points required N/A

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At Hull, you’re a name not a number. During Clearing, we look at all of your qualifications and experience, not just your academic grades. We may be able to offer you a place whatever your situation.

Some courses still do have requirements such as previous study in your subject area, or specific GCSE grades. Others have additional requirements such as an interview or a satisfactory DBS check.

Please call us now on 01482 466100 or complete our online form to find out if we have a course that’s suitable for you.

If you require a student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by this University.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Take a 360-degree look at our Bloomsberg Suite where you'll train and practise trading on industry-standard software.

Fees and funding

UK

£9,250 per year*

EU/International

£15,400 per year

*The amount you pay may increase each year, in line with inflation - but capped to the Retail Price Index (RPI).

UK students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course and a maintenance loan of up to £9,706 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of our website.

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme (including registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examination).

There are some extra costs that you might have to pay, or choose to pay, depending on your programme of study and the decisions you make. The list below has some examples, and any extra costs will vary.

  • Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the library, but you may want to buy your own copies)
  • Optional field trips
  • Study abroad (including travel costs, accommodation, visas, immunisation)
  • Placement costs (including travel costs and accommodation)
  • Student visas (international students)
  • Laptop (you’ll have access to laptops and PC’s on campus, but you may want to buy your own)
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Professional-body membership
  • Graduation (gown hire and photography)

Remember, you’ll still need to take into account your living costs. This could include accommodation, travel and food – to name just a few. 

An affordable city for students

From bills, to meals, to pints – you’ll find that your money goes a lot further in Hull.

Your future prospects

  • Business adviser
  • Financial administrator
  • Quality assurance manager
  • Management consultant
  • Project manager
  • Corporate investment banker

A range of possibilities are open to our graduates from exciting employment opportunities - particularly in the accounting industry - to starting your own business. Recent graduates have gone on to work with firms such as Deloitte, the Prince’s Trust, Npower, Humberside Police, Smith & Nephew, and Deutsche Bank.

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*Percentage of students from this subject area in work or further study within 15 months of graduating: UK domicile full-time first degree leavers, Graduate Outcomes survey for the academic year 2018/19, published by HESA July 2021.