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Undergraduate Admissions
Sheffield University Management School
Telephone +44 114 222 3349
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

This is a dual honours course, which means you'll spend roughly half your time in the partner department, the School of Mathematics and Statistics.

You'll get a good grounding in both subjects, plus the chance to study specific areas in more detail. The subjects are given equal weighting.

The way we teach the accounting and financial management side is the same, in principle, as the single honours course (Accounting and Financial Management). You take a lot of the same modules as a single honours student.

Because you're studying two subjects, you don't get to look at accounting, financial management or mathematics in as much detail as you would on the single honours degrees, but the quality of your education is the same.

The two subjects complement each other, which opens up even more career opportunities.

Teaching and learning changes for 2020-21
Due to the coronavirus pandemic we have made some changes to teaching and learning for this course in the 2020-21 academic year.

Modules: what you study and when

About dual honours and major/minor degrees

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.

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 AAB, including A in Maths
A Levels + additional qualifications ABB, including Maths grade A + A in a relevant EPQ
International Baccalaureate 34, 6 in Higher Level Maths
BTEC DDD in a relevant subject with Distinctions in Maths units
Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 M2, including D3 in Maths
Scottish Highers + 1 Advanced Higher AAABB + A in Maths
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B + AA, including Maths
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
  • 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

Course information on School of Mathematics and Statistics website

First year

Core modules:

Foundations in Financial Management
Introduction to Financial Accounting
Introduction to Management Accounting
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Mathematics Core 1
Mathematics Core II

Second year

Core modules:

Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra
Financial Management
Intermediate Financial Accounting
Intermediate Management Accounting
Statistical Inference and Modelling
Mathematics and Statistics in Action
Probability Modelling

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
Emerging Markets Finance
Practical and Applied Statistics
Taxation in Theory and Practice
Undergraduate Ambassadors Scheme in Mathematics
Applied Probability
Bayesian Statistics
Codes and Cryptography
Combinatorics
Complex Analysis
Financial Mathematics
Graph Theory
History of Mathematics
Linear and Generalised Linear Models
Machine Learning
Medical Statistics
Operations Research
Sampling Theory and Design of Experiments
Time Series
Topics in Number Theory

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 two single honours courses on which this dual degree is based. The learning and assessment percentages could vary depending on the modules you choose.

Learning
Scheduled teaching 20%
Independent study 80%
Placement 0%

Assessment
Exams/tests 79%
Coursework 20%
Practical 1%

Sheffield University Management School

We are a leading business school with Triple Crown accreditation (AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS). We have a world-class reputation for high quality teaching, ground-breaking research and cutting-edge thinking.

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.

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. We want you to engage with the academic content, be conscientious and take an independent approach to study.

At the heart of our building is our Futures First Employability Hub. Here you can book appointments with our in-house careers team and sign up for workshops on everything from writing your CV to interview techniques. The Hub also provides information and professional support on internships, placements (both short and long-term), part-time roles and volunteering opportunities.

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

School of Mathematics and Statistics

From geometry to probability, our courses cover all aspects of mathematics, pure and applied. With modules in finance, science, engineering and medical applications, we showcase the wide-ranging relevance and importance of mathematics.

Degree-level maths is about finding ways to answer big questions. You'll explore how mathematicians have tried to answer similar questions in the past. You'll also learn how to construct logical arguments with reasoned conclusions.

Your study will include core mathematics, pure mathematics, applied mathematics, and probability and statistics. You can specialise later in your course, and may have the option to switch between our degrees. You'll have the chance to study scientific programming and simulation, and practical and applied statistics. You'll have plenty of opportunities to focus on your career and skills development too.

School of Mathematics and Statistics 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. We work with businesses and organisations to ensure the content of our courses are up-to-date and relevant, and that the skills and experience you'll gain meet the demands of future employers.

Sheffield University Management School careers

Accounting and financial management
Many of our graduates work in traditional accounting roles as trainee chartered accountants or management accountants, but a growing number work in audit, insurance, banking, investment and consultancy roles. Recent graduates are working for Barclays, British Airways, Ernst & Young, HSBC, Grant Thornton, KPMG and Santander.

Business management
The flexibility of our courses means a huge range of career options are available. Employers recognise and value the practical, work-ready skills that our students develop. Recent graduates are working for Amazon, Asda, Danone, Deloitte, E.ON, Glaxosmithkline, Unilever and Virgin Media.

Student profile



"The structure of the degree offers just the right flexibility. This allows me to design my own course in accordance with my personal interests while ensuring I do not lose sight of the most fundamental principles in accounting and finance."

May Than Thar Cho,
BA Accounting and Financial Management

Read more about May's experience

"My advice would be ... do a bit of research about the course, and just go there with an open mind and be enthusiastic about the prospect of learning."

Elizabeth Gear
School of Mathematics and Statistics

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.

Placements are a great opportunity for you to gain professional experience and to apply what you’ve learnt from your course to an organisation. 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.

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.

Sheffield University Management School placements

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Sheffield University Management School
Telephone +44 114 222 3349
Email management-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk

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