Accounting, Financial Management & Economics BA

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Accounting, Financial Management & Economics BA

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      3 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    The BA in Accounting, Financial Management and Economics from the University of Sheffield is a Dual Honours degree, and you will get a solid grounding in both disciplines as well as developing some very marketable specialised expertise.

    You have the option of spending from 1 to 8 weeks studying abroad over one of your summers. You may also apply to make this a Degree with Employment Experience, spending a year in paid placement between your 2nd and 3rd years.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This course is delivered over 3 years at full time.

    Each year will see you taking a total of five or six modules which total of 120 credits. Is your first 2 years these credits must be evenly divided between Economics modules and modules dealing with Financial Management and Accounting.

    Year 1:

    Required Modules:

    • Introduction to Management Accounting
    • Introduction to Financial Management
    • Introduction to Financial Accounting
    • Economic Analysis and Policy

    Elective Modules:

    You must choose one of the following:

    • Mathematical Methods for Economics 1 (non A Level Maths stream)
    • Mathematical Methods for Economics 2 (post A Level Maths stream)

    Year 2:

    Required Modules:

    • Statistical Methods for Economics
    • Intermediate Microeconomics
    • Intermediate Management Accounting
    • Intermediate Macroeconomics
    • Intermediate Financial Accounting
    • Financial Management

    Elective Modules: (none)

    Year 3:

    In year three you will select the bulk of your 120 credits from the elective list below (subject to change). This will allow you to explore your own interests and prepare for your chosen career path. At least 2 of your electives must be Economics modules, but there are few other restrictions.

    Required Modules:

    • Advances in Financial Accounting
    • Advances in Management Accounting

    Elective Modules (Economics):

    • Econometrics
    • Economic Analysis of Inequality and Poverty
    • Education Economics
    • Game Theory for Economists
    • Health Economics
    • Industrial Organisation
    • International Trade
    • Labour Economics
    • Modern Finance
    • Monetary Economics Development Economics
    • Political Economy
    • Research Methods and Introductory Econometrics
    • The International Economy
    • Topics in Advanced Macroeconomics
    • Topics in Advanced Microeconomics

    Elective Modules (Accounting and Financial Management):

    • Accounting and Accountability: Theory and Practice
    • Auditing
    • Case Studies in Accounting and Financial Management
    • Company Analysis and Valuation
    • Emerging Market Finance
    • Taxation in Theory and Practice

    Learning & Teaching

    You will spend the bulk of your learning time in independent study, and your taught modules will include a fairly standard mix of seminars, interactive tutorials and lecture classes. Assessment will be primarily by examination, but you will have some graded coursework.

    Career Possiblities

    The University of Sheffield’s Accounting, Financial Management and Economics program has an excellent employability rating. Graduates have taken roles in Strategy Development, Operations Management, Marketing, Information Systems, Human Resource Management, Customer Relations and Accounting at some of the most recognisable organisations in the UK.

    Entry Credit

    Entry Requirements for UK and EU-nationals

    This BA program typically requires applicants to have achieved 3 A Levels of AAB or better, or one of a number of equivalent academic certifications.

    Entry Requirements for overseas (non-EU) students                         

    International students must be fluent in written and spoken English. This can be demonstrated by an IELTS score of 6.5 or better overall, with no less than 6.0 in any one component.

    International students must also have earned a degree that is the rough equivalent of that required for UK and EU students. The requirements can be found here.

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