Course details

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

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Undergraduate Admissions
Sheffield University Management School
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 3376
Email management-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
Website sheffield.ac.uk/management/undergraduate

Sheffield University Management School

Triple Crown accredited
AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS

Course description

Accounting and financial management plays a major role in all organisations, and extends beyond just a series of mathematical techniques and processes. We want to show you the bigger picture, so you can take your career in any direction you choose.

Our course looks at the way in which accounting informs decision making and the impact of accounting information systems on organisations. Socially-responsible financial management is also an important part of the course and you'll explore the impact of financial decisions on societal welfare, the environment and company shareholders.

Year 1
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. Core modules cover the necessary accounting and financial management knowledge required by the profession. We'll also encourage you to start thinking about life in the workplace.

This structured, supportive process will help you to reflect on your own learning, performance and achievement in preparation for your first job. Our students quickly become familiar with the challenges faced by professional accountants. As your confidence grows, you'll develop your own views on how to approach these challenges.

Years 2 and 3
In years two and three, you have more flexibility. There are optional modules in topics such as auditing, business intelligence, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and taxation. Optional modules give you the chance to specialise and enhance your solid grounding in accounting and finance.

Practical skills development is available through our Trading Room, which simulates life in the financial markets with professional software from Bloomberg. We also run workshops for all Management School students to learn how to use the range of data, analytics and information sources.

You'll receive guest lectures from industry professionals and become familiar with the challenges faced by finance and accounting practitioners. As your confidence grows, you'll develop your own views on how to approach those challenges.

Some modules cover material from professional accounting examinations, which means that students are given exemptions with accounting bodies including ACCA, ICAEW, CPA Australia and CIMA.

Accreditation
- Accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.
- Accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for the purpose of exemptions from some professional examinations.
- Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations through the Accredited degree accelerated route.
- Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.
- Accredited by CPA Australia for the purpose of eligibility for Associate membership and the exemption from all foundation exams.

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
A Levels + additional qualifications BBB + A in a relevant EPQ; BBB + A in Core Maths
International Baccalaureate 33
BTEC DDD in a relevant subject
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
  • You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade C/4; IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification
  • Equivalent English language qualifications
  • Access Sheffield - find out if you're eligible for additional consideration or an alternative offer
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:

Foundations in Financial Management
Introduction to Financial Accounting
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
Corporate Governance
Introduction to Corporate Finance and Asset Pricing
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 have 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

We have a dedicated Employability Hub where you can access careers support, find job or placement opportunities, and develop essential skills through workshops with industry experts. You're supported throughout your course and for up to three years after you graduate.

Sheffied University Management School careers

Accounting and financial management
Employers recognise and value the practical work-ready skills that our students develop. Recent graduates are working for Barclays, Deloitte, Grant Thornton, KPMG and Santander.

Many students pursue traditional accounting roles, but an increasing number are working in banking, finance, audit, assurance and consultancy.

Business management
At the Management School, we work with businesses and organisations to ensure the content of our courses is up-to-date and relevant, and that the skills and experience students gain meet the demands of future employers.

Student profile




"I enjoyed a lot of things about this course: you get to do a lot of independent work; the course covers a broad range of issues in accounting and financial management, so you are allowed to explore whatever you want; and the course contains the latest news and developments, such as sustainability accounting, which is a hot issue at the moment."

Cristian Gherhes
Sheffield University Management School

Many students at Sheffield University Management School choose to do a placement year, or year in industry.

You can add a placement year (sometimes called a year in industry) to your course after you arrive at Sheffield. Placements are taken between your second and final year of study and we add ‘Degree with Employment Experience’ to your course title to reflect your time in the workplace.

A placement year is an excellent opportunity to apply what you’ve learnt in your course and gain invaluable workplace experience. You’ll develop a range of transferable skills and become more commercially aware.

Placements are paid. While it's up to you to apply for a placement (the placement isn't guaranteed) we'll do everything we can to help.

You'll be paid a salary: in the range of £13,000 to £25,000. Some big corporates are starting to see it as an extended selection process for their graduate training schemes.

Previous students have undertaken placements at Accenture, PwC, L’Oreal, Disney, Rolls-Royce, Microsoft, Santander and Marks and Spencer, as well as less well-known companies.

Sheffield University Management School placements

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