Course details

A Levels ABB Other entry requirements
UCAS code N420
Duration 3 years
Fee Look up fee
Related subjects Management Accounting and Financial Management Business Management

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Undergraduate Admissions
Sheffield University Management School
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 3349
Email umgt-help@sheffield.ac.uk
Website sheffield.ac.uk/management/study/undergraduate

Sheffield University Management School

Top one per cent of business schools worldwide
Awarded Triple Crown accreditation

87% overall satisfaction
National Student Survey 2016

Course description

Accounting is not just about mathematical techniques. Learning those techniques is important but there's more to it than that. We want to show you the bigger picture, so you can take your career in any direction you choose.

We'll help you to understand the role of accounting and financial management within an organisation. You'll learn how it affects everything from budgeting and control to environmental issues.

We've upgraded our facilities and added an advanced Financial Markets Trading Room. The room has 16 PCs, each with three screens, and customised financial software, used by industry practitioners worldwide.

Here you'll be able to combine underlying financial theory with the application of practical skills. You'll also be invited to London headquarters for live trading seminars and receive guest lectures from industry professionals.

The first year of the course gives you a broad understanding of accounting and finance. You'll learn the underpinning knowledge and workings of financial markets in a classroom scenario, moving onto the real life application of practical skills in second and third years with modules in Financial Markets and Risk, and Financial Derivatives.

Some of your modules will also cover material from professional accounting examinations.

You'll become familiar with the challenges faced by professional accountants. As your confidence grows, you'll develop your own views on how to approach those challenges.

This course is accredited by CIPFA, CIMA, ACCA, ICAEW and CPA Australia.

Modules: what you study and when

Financial help from the University - bursaries

If you're a UK student, you could be entitled to a University bursary. A bursary is the same as a grant - you don't have to pay it back.

How our bursary scheme works

Entry requirements

Qualification Grades
A Levels ABB
International Baccalaureate 33
BTEC DDD
Cambridge Pre-U D3 M2 M2
Scottish Highers AAABB
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B + AB
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
  • GCSE Maths grade 6 or grade B
  • International students need overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in Reading, 6.0 in Writing, 6.0 in Listening and 6.0 in Speaking, or an equivalent English language qualification
  • Equivalent English language qualifications
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department

Modules - what you study and when

The modules listed below are examples from the last academic year. There may be some changes before you start your course. For the very latest module information, check with the department direct.

Course information on Sheffield University Management School website

First year

Core modules:

Introduction to Financial Accounting
Introduction to Financial Management
Introduction to Management Accounting
Business Economics
Futures First: Professional Self Management
Introduction to Behaviour at Work

Optional modules:

Analysis for Decision Making A
Analysis for Decision Making B
Business Challenges

Second year

Core modules:

Financial Management
Intermediate Financial Accounting
Intermediate Management Accounting

Optional modules:

Budgeting and Control
Business Intelligence
Business Strategy
Career Management Theory and Practice
Introduction to Corporate Finance and Asset Pricing
Issues in Corporate Governance
Issues in Financial Management
Law for Management
Quantitative Methods for Accounting and Finance

Third year

Core modules:

Advances in Financial Accounting
Advances in Management Accounting

Optional modules:

Accounting & Accountability: Theory & Practice
Auditing
Case Studies in Accounting and Financial Management
Company Analysis and Valuation
Corporate Finance
Corporate Social Responsibility
Emerging Markets Finance
Financial Derivatives
Taxation in Theory and Practice

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers.

In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Learning and assessment

These figures give an indication of how you'll learn and be assessed. They're a combined average of all the years of the course. The learning and assessment percentages could vary depending on the modules you choose.

Learning
Scheduled teaching 15%
Independent study 85%
Placement 0%

Assessment
Exams/tests 68%
Coursework 32%
Practical 0%

Sheffield University Management School

We are in the top one per cent of business schools worldwide, having been awarded Triple Crown accreditation from three major accreditation bodies - AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.

We balance a rigorous academic foundation with practical skills to ensure you are ready for the world of work.

We want you to develop skills so you can apply course content in a company setting. Our degrees combine real-world application with the most contemporary business thinking, and because our academics are world-leading researchers, your education will draw on the most current management theories.

Our courses are very practice-orientated, so guest lectures are a regular fixture. We've introduced cutting-edge technologies into our learning and teaching, including software such as PeerWise and Aropa.

We want you to be informed, innovative and proactive and do everything we can to support and enhance your career, steering you in the right direction with all the knowledge and skills you require.

At the heart of our building is our Employability Hub. Here you can book appointments with our in-house careers advisors and sign up for workshops on topics from CV writing to interview techniques. In the Hub you can look for internships, placements (either short term or a year in industry), part-time roles and volunteering opportunities. You'll get advice from our dedicated team on how to apply.

Through our links with employers, you'll also have the chance to take part in drop-in Q&A sessions and workshops delivered by experts from world leading organisations.

Sheffield University Management School website

What our graduates do

Graduates from all our courses go to work for companies like Amazon, Barclays, Boots, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Marks & Spencer, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Procter & Gamble, Rolls-Royce, Santander and Tesco, in accounting, customer relations, human resource management, information systems, marketing, and operations management and strategy.

Our graduates find work with multinationals and NGOs because they know how to deal with the international market and they understand the social and cultural aspects of doing business on a global scale.

Many of our graduates are successful entrepreneurs and consultants.

Student profile


"I knew the course offered a lot of different modules that would allow me to experience different types of industry. You couldn't ask for a better place to come and study. In Sheffield you're very central - everything is very accessible."

David Morrison
Sheffield University Management School

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