|UCAS code||Typical offer||Length|
|NN42||AAB (See full entry requirements)||3 years full-time|
This academically challenging and vocationally relevant programme is an excellent basis for entering the accounting profession, undertaking other strategic management roles or for further academic study.
Interested in a work placement as part of your degree? Enrol on our BSc (Hons) Accounting, Business Finance and Management (with a year in industry) programme.
The programme teaches accounting and business finance in an organisational context with a focus on corporate financial decision making and corporate governance. You will gain knowledge and understanding of the preparation of accounts and financial techniques, their interpretation and use in a variety of contexts to an advanced level.
Alongside this you will study key aspects of management, which will all be relevant to your future career.
We have strong links with the professional accounting bodies and international accounting firms, as well as many large companies. This helps to create highly sought after graduates with a relevant, industry standard skill set.
The degree is professionally accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). These professional accreditations enable those who have graduated from the degree to claim exemption from a number of Professional Stage papers of the ICAEW and CIMA syllabuses. Exemptions can also be applied for relating to a number of Professional Stage papers of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) examinations.
Students on the BSc (Hons) in Accounting, Business Finance and Management programme are not eligible for term time study abroad opportunities, though international summer schools are open to students on this programme.
All our courses share a common first year. The second and third years develop the knowledge acquired in the first year further, so that you develop expertise across management and accounting and finance areas. As a result, our degree programmes produce graduates who are able to show depth and breadth in their knowledge.
The common first year that applies to all our degrees includes these modules:
|autumn modules||spring modules|
|Management and the Business Environment: Theory and Practice||Qualitative Methods in Accounting and Management|
|Quantitative Methods (part 1)||Behaviour in Organisations|
|Financial Accounting||Management Accounting|
|Understanding the Context of Business||Quantitative Methods (part 2)|
|autumn modules||spring modules|
|Corporate Finance||Business Planning|
|Advanced Quantitative Methods||Strategic Management|
|Financial Reporting||Intermediate Management Accounting|
|Governance and Audit|
The modules you choose may affect which professional accreditations you qualify for.
You must take the following four Core modules:
|autumn modules||spring modules|
|Advanced Financial Reporting||Critical Perspectives on Accounting and Finance|
|Capital Markets||Management Accounting and Control Systems|
Then choose two of the following 20 credit Optional modules or the Dissertation (worth 40 credits). All modules below are taught in the spring term.
|Company Law||Strategic Management of Risk|
|Taxation Systems||International and Comparative Employment Relations|
|Decision and Information Analysis||Business Consultancy Project|
|Corporate Governance and Social Accountability||Managing and Leading Change|
|Management of Technology||Managing for Diversity|
|Behavioural Finance||Financial Econometrics|
The modules above represent examples of what you can expect to cover in years 1, 2 and 3. We regularly review the content of our degrees to ensure they remain relevant. This page will be updated with any modification to the curriculum.
In addition to the above you will also need to complete our online Academic Integrity module. This covers some of the essential skills and knowledge which will help you to study independently and produce work of a high academic standard which is vital for success at York.
This module will:
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Delivered using practical problems and case studies from our industrial partners, our modules also include cutting edge theory and research into management practice. This provides you with both the academic rigour and the industrial relevance that is needed to gain important insights into both the theoretical and practical aspects of business.
Modules are taught by a mixture of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. Optional help sessions and online self-study software programmes via our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) are also available.
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A balance of assessment methods are used across all degree programmes, although the BSc in Accounting, Business Finance and Management makes relatively greater use of examinations in order to comply with the requirements of the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales.
In your final year you will have some scope to choose forms of assessment that you prefer through selection of optional modules. Though you must be aware that the modules you choose may affect which professional accreditations you qualify for.
My degree in Management has provided me with an extremely strong skill set to enter the world of work and compete with the top graduates at the top institutions.
We offer more than high quality teaching and research; we prepare you for the world of work through a comprehensive careers support system which enables you to achieve your ambitions.
Annually our students join leading organisations for their placements including Morgan Stanley, Ernst and Young, Intel, Xerox as well as joining the Public sector, Fortune 500 firms and small and medium enterprises.
All of our undergraduate modules incorporate the development of the skills required to meet the demands of modern business. For example our entrepreneurial Business Planning module sees students work as part of a team to develop a business concept building towards presentation of the idea and business plan to a panel of business experts.
To support you during your time at The York Management School, we have dedicated expert staff to assist you in achieving your career ambitions.
Our Teaching Fellow in Employment and Skills will work with you during the Employability sessions to help you identify your skills and actively improve them. They will assist in creation of your employability portfolio and in presenting yourself at your best in the next step in your career.
Graduates from the York Management School don’t all pursue graduate job opportunities straight away; many choose to stay at York on one of our Postgraduate courses, or go on to study at other leading universities, including SOAS and London School of Economics.
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The School accepts around 200 students per year across all our undergraduate programmes. All applications must be made through Universities and Admissions Service (UCAS).
Please note that we accept applications for first year admission only and decisions are usually made on the strength of your UCAS application. We would normally look for an application to evidence:
We are committed to an Equal Opportunities policy and each applicant is assessed according to their individual merits.
We also strongly recommend you to attend one of the University Open Days to learn more about the University, the Management School and the programmes we offer from staff and current students.
Our Undergraduate Admissions Tutor is happy to answer any questions you may have about the programme or the application process. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you receive an offer of a place, you'll normally be invited to attend a University Visit Day prior to starting your academic career with us.
AAB grades at A Level.
GCSE Mathematics grade B is required.
Please note: we do not accept adult numeracy in lieu of GCSE Maths.
35 points and above
Advanced Highers AB + Highers AAAAB
BTEC National Diploma or QCF BTEC Extended Diploma with DDD.
Pre-U: D3, D3, M2.
Access to HE: Obtain Access to HE Diploma with 30 credits achieved from units awarded Distinction and 9 awarded Merit or higher.
Other qualifications are accepted by the University, please contact Undergraduate Admissions
As with all applications you apply through the UCAS system. Your application must include a personal statement and contain the following information:
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It was life-changing in every aspect for me. I'm glad that I had the chance to study here, and I'm glad that I have the chance to move on with my profession and to pursue my dream career.”
Gabriela, BSc Accounting, Business Finance and Management