BA Business and Accounting

UCAS codeNN41
Duration3 Years
Typical offerAAA-AAB; IB: 36-34
DisciplineAccounting and Finance
LocationTaught in Exeter Streatham (Exeter)

Overview

BA Business and Accounting is aimed at students seeking a specialist understanding of accounting and the opportunity to study a broad range of business subjects.  You will study the core areas of accounting such as financial reporting, management accounting, and corporate finance as well as other business subjects such as organisational behaviour, human resource management, and strategic management.  The programme assumes that upon graduation you may wish to seek careers in business, the public sector and finance, or the accountancy profession. Whatever career path you choose, however, you can be confident that graduates from the University of Exeter Business School are keenly sought by leading employers.

Exemption from professional accountancy examinations

As a graduate of this programme you will be able to gain exemptions from professional accountancy examinations by application to the relevant accounting body. The level of these exemptions will depend on the modules taken during the programme and the marks attained. Find out more: credit towards professional accountancy qualifications.

Programme structure

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

You may take option modules as long as any necessary prerequisites have been satisfied, where the timetable allows and if you have not already taken the module in question or an equivalent module.

Year 1

Compulsory modules

CodeModuleCredits
BEA1003Business Law for Accountants 15
BEA1005Management Concepts and Practice 15
BEA1008Introduction to Financial Accounting 15
BEA1009Introduction to Management Accounting 15
BEA1010Business Finance for Accountants 15
BEE1022Introduction to Statistics 15
BEE1029Economic Principles 30

Year 2

Compulsory modules

CodeModuleCredits
BEA2001Financial Accounting 30
BEA2017Intermediate Management Accounting 15
BEA2018Corporate Finance 15

Optional modules

A minimum of 30 credits from the following modules and a further 30 credits of optional modules:

CodeModuleCredits
BEM2007Operations Management 15
BEM2016Consumer Behaviour 15
BEM2020Organisational Behaviour 15
BEM2021Human Resource Management 15

Year 3

Compulsory modules

CodeModuleCredits
BEA3017Advanced Management Accounting 15
BEA3018Advanced Corporate Finance 15
BEM3033Strategic Management 30

Optional modules

  • 60 credits of optional modules

Entry requirements 2016

Typical offer

AAA-AAB; IB: 36-34

Required subjects

GCSE Maths minimum grade B or GCE AL/AS Maths. GCSE English Language minimum grade B.

Candidates may offer GCE AL/AS Maths, Pure Maths or Further Maths.

Additional selection criteria

We are looking for well-qualified students with a genuine interest in and enthusiasm for the subject.

We receive a large number of applications from well-qualified applicants and may not be able to make offers to all those applicants who have achieved or are predicted to achieve grades in line with the typical offer shown above.

In addition to the specific requirements listed above, we look for excellent A level* results/predictions and we may also take into account results up to and including GCSEs* and AS Levels* as part of our holistic assessment of an application.

*Equivalent qualifications will be considered. For more information about our equivalencies for specific qualifications please contact our Admissions Office.

International students

International students should check details of our English language requirements and may be interested in our Foundation programmes.

Further information

Please read the important information about our Typical offer.

For full and up-to-date information on applying to Exeter and entry requirements, including requirements for other types of qualification, please see the Applying section.

Learning and teaching

Our undergraduate programmes utilise a range of teaching methods including lectures, seminars and tutorials.

Lectures

Lectures of either one or two hours in length are held once a week for the duration of each module. The aim of lectures is to give you information on ideas that are central to the module and to help you in developing your understanding of complex ideas. Many of the teaching materials for lectures are made available to you electronically to accompany the notes you take during the lecture. Lectures are given by a range of staff members, including leading professors, who integrate their latest research findings into the teaching that you receive. Guest lecturers, including members of industry, also contribute to some modules.

Seminars and tutorials

Seminars and tutorials are held either every week or every other week throughout the duration of each module. They involve an in-depth exploration of the issues covered in lectures as well as giving you the opportunity to discuss various concepts and theories and receive feedback on your written assignments. Some modules do not have tutorials and others in the final year are taught solely by tutorials.

Study hours

Timetabled contact hours, made up of lectures, seminars and tutorials, vary over the duration of programmes and between programmes and can be up to 18 hours. In addition, you will be expected to complete an average of 20-25 hours of independent or group study per week.

Assessment

Modules are assessed through a mixture of group work, coursework, project work and examinations; the weighting of each of these components will vary according to the academic requirements of the module. Coursework assignments are typically between 2,500 and 6,000 words in length and examinations are normally held at the end of the module, in January and May/June.

You must pass your first year assessments in order to proceed to the second year. There is provision for students to be referred in examinations in August/September if they fail any exam in any year. Degree classification is awarded on the basis of performance in assessments at the end of the second and final years.

Careers

A degree in accountancy from the University of Exeter will help you to develop a wide range of skills such as analytical problem solving, teamwork, research and organising and communicating information. The majority of graduates from the Business School follow their degree with graduate careers in economics, accounting, business, actuarial science, marketing, insurance, banking, finance or management both in the commercial and public sectors. A large number of graduate recruiters in these sectors visit Exeter to recruit our students. Some of our graduates pursue their interest in their studies to a greater depth by following a higher degree, often here at Exeter.

Find out more about the destinations of Accounting and Finance graduates on the University‘s Employability website.

Developing your skills and career prospects

The University of Exeter Business School provides a range of support to help you develop skills attractive to employers. Visit our undergraduate Building brilliant careers web pages for more information.

Further information

Further information is available through the Careers and your future pages of the University’s Undergraduate Study website.

Contact us

Exeter

Entry requirement enquiries

Email: ug-ad@exeter.ac.uk

Programme enquiries

Email: business-school-admissions@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1392 723200

Website: Visit the Business School undergraduate web pages