Undergraduate

Business Management with Accounting

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Learn the fundamental tools to be a successful business manager with an insider's view of how finances works with this hands-on Business Management with Accounting degree.
Get all the inspiration you need when studying within our prestigious Business School. It combines original Grade II listed buildings with modern workspaces to give you the best of both worlds.
You'll tackle real problems, find real solutions, and do real business from day one. It's part of our Authentic Business Learning approach to give you the tools to succeed in the next stage of your career.
Our Business School has independent accreditations held by fewer than 5% of the world’s 13,000 business programmes, placing you in an exclusive club and one step ahead of your competitors.
Our Bloomberg Suite gives you the chance to take part in real-time financial trading simulations to develop your understanding of the markets.
Choose a career-driven degree and do real business from day one at Hull University Business School.
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Gain business management know-how plus the skills to analyse facts and figures: a powerful combination.

Knowledge of how accounts work is fundamental to business and you’ll get an insider’s view of how businesses operate from an accounting perspective with this hands-on degree.

You’ll also develop the skills and experience to be a confident business leader and make better decisions in the unpredictable, dynamic business world.

  • Get the edge

    by studying two key areas of business

  • Prepare for your future

    with our Career-ready Guarantee

  • 100%

    of students in work or further study 15 months after graduating 1

  • Take part in live projects

    with real businesses

  • AMBA & AACSB

    accredited

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Course overview
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About this course

We’ll equip you to thrive in the complex, diverse world of modern business management.

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 relate your studies to real business through project work, case studies and industry collaborations, right from your first year onwards as part of our Career-ready Guarantee.

And our Business School also holds independent accreditations (including AMBA and AACSB) that are held by fewer than 2% of the world’s 12,000 business programmes. That places us, and you, in an exclusive club.

Better still, these accreditations give you significant exemptions from essential exams. This means a faster route to professional qualifications, because you graduate already part-qualified – and you could start on a higher salary.

Scheduled study hours and how you’re assessed

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.

How you'll be assessed depends on the course you study, and the modules you choose. You may be assessed through a mix of examinations, coursework, presentations and group projects.

Choose your modules

Each year, you’ll study modules worth a certain number of credits, and you need 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits – so you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more. In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120. Some modules are compulsory, some are optional, so you can build a course that’s right for you.

Preparing for Learning in Higher Education

This module is designed to give you the best possible start to your university studies, making sure you have all the essential skills you need to succeed. Through lectures and workshops we will teach you how to write in an academic style, how to find quality sources, how to reference work, culminating in writing up a mini-research project.

Core20 credits

Introduction to Business

Develop an understanding of a range of contemporary themes facing managers and the range of ethical dilemmas they pose. You will explore the managerial implications of issues like globalisation, international trade, demographic changes and sustainability developments.

Core20 credits

Research in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Education

This module will equip you with the necessary skills to conduct and analyse research in a specific interest, supported by academics within your subject. You'll navigate through the research process, from identifying an area of interest to presenting their findings to your peers.

Core20 credits

Group Challenge (Humanities)

Formulate and execute a group led enquiry into texts, cultural artifacts, film, music or dance. You'll explore their topics in groups at supervised workshops and develop questions on the cultural object relates to the living world of human experience, as well as developing your own methods to answer these questions.

Compulsory20 credits

Foundation in Data Analysis

Develop a strong foundation in data collection and analysis. This module will introduce you to qualitative and quantitative data and how to analyse it; the collection of primary and secondary data; the production of high quality graphics; and report writing.

Compulsory20 credits

Academic Writing Skills

Developing confidence in expression, oral as well as written, is a key feature of this module, which also aims to familiarise you with submission and assessment procedures in the context of Higher Education. This is a clear building block onto your degree programme and places you at a distinct advantage when you move into the following year.

Compulsory20 credits

Students who require Foundation Year study will register on the Business Management with Foundation Year programme. Upon successful completion, you can transfer to any of our business school programmes. 

6 Modules

Accounting and Finance

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

Compulsory20 credits

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).

Compulsory20 credits

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. 

Compulsory20 credits

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. 

Compulsory20 credits

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. 

Compulsory20 credits

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.

Compulsory20 credits
6 Modules

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. 

Compulsory20 credits

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. 

Compulsory20 credits

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. 

Compulsory20 credits

Managing and Innovating in the 4IR

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

Compulsory20 credits

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.

Compulsory20 credits

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. 

Compulsory20 credits
6 Modules

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. 

Compulsory20 credits

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. 

Compulsory20 credits

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.

Compulsory20 credits

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. 

Compulsory20 credits

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. 

Compulsory20 credits

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. 

Optional20 credits

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. 

Optional20 credits

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. 

Optional20 credits
8 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.

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.

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Entry requirements

What do I need?

When it comes to applying to university, you'll need a certain number of UCAS points. Different qualifications and grades are worth a different amount of points. For this course, you'll need…

We consider experience and qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations above.

But it's not just about the grades - we'll look at your whole application. We want to know what makes you tick, and about your previous experience, so make sure that you complete your personal statement.

Have questions? Our admissions team will be happy to help.

What do I need?

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.

See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University of Hull.

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.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees & funding

How much is it?

Additional costs you may have to pay

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme. 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:

  • Books (you can borrow books on your reading lists from the library, but you may buy your own)
  • Optional field trips
  • Study abroad (incl. travel costs, accommodation, visas, immunisation)
  • Placement costs (incl. travel costs and accommodation)
  • Student visas (international students)
  • Laptop (you’ll have access to laptops and PC’s on campus, but you may want 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, food and more.

How do I pay for it?

How much is it?

Additional costs you may have to pay

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme. 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:

  • Books (you can borrow books on your reading lists from the library, but you may buy your own)
  • Optional field trips
  • Study abroad (incl. travel costs, accommodation, visas, immunisation)
  • Placement costs (incl. travel costs and accommodation)
  • Student visas (international students)
  • Laptop (you’ll have access to laptops and PC’s on campus, but you may want 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, food and more.

How do I pay for it?

Take a look at our facilities

Bloomberg Suite

You’ll be spending lots of time here taking part in real-time financial trading simulations to develop your understanding of the markets before you go and do it for real.

Executive Education Suite

Develop the skills you’ll need to be a confident and successful business leader and one that makes better decisions.

Business Lounge

One of the most recent investments in the Business School, this exclusive lounge is used by real businesses and entrepreneurs. It’s a great spot to study, socialise and network.

Allam Lecture Theatre

Located at the heart of our Business School, this is one of the largest lecture theatres on campus and one you’ll use regularly.

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Allam Lecture Theatre
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Future prospects

A range of possibilities are open to our graduates from exciting roles 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, Humberside Police, Smith & Nephew, and Deutsche Bank.

You’ll be supported in sourcing relevant placements and employer projects and you’ll also get access to our global alumni community, which can help you identify potential mentors and develop your professional networks.

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Your next steps

Like what you’ve seen? Then it’s time to apply.

The standard way to apply for this course is through UCAS. This will give you the chance to showcase your skill, qualities and passion for the subject, as well as providing your academic qualifications.

Not ready to apply?

Visit our next Open Day, and see all that Hull has to offer for yourself. Talk to our lecturers about your subject, find out what university is really like from our current students, and take a tour of our beautiful campus and amazing facilities.

  1. (Marketing and Business Strategy) UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Higher Education Graduate Outcomes statistics, for the academic year 2020/21, published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency June 2023.

 

All modules presented on this course page are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

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