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COURSE OVERVIEW

  • Develop the advanced knowledge and practical skills for a successful career in strategic management
  • Learn how to understand, receive, interpret and communicate financial and other information in a globalised profession
  • Expand your interpersonal skills as a team player, a group member and ultimately as a manager of other people
  • Specialise in a diverse range of areas such as entrepreneurship, social enterprise and sustainability in business
  • Gain practical skills and key contacts during a work placement while still graduating within three years
  • Enhance your career prospects by joining professional accounting institutes
  • Accredited by The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Rapid changes in the economic environment have spurred demand for accountants and managers who can promote vision, drive and creativity in their organisations. Our BA in Accounting and Management gives you the skills required to manage people and financial information, while gaining specialised knowledge in accounting.

The course, which lasts for three years with an optional fourth year as an MAcc (Hons), combines robust core accounting subjects with highly useful management skills in areas including marketing, human resources and strategic decision making.

You are taught by academics with professional experience as accountants and managers, who support your personal development and help kick-start rewarding and fulfilling careers in multiple fields.

Years 1 and 2 give you a grounding in financial and management accounting, including research and analysis and possible optional modules in a number of topics, such as Globalisation and Diversity, and Contemporary Business Communication.

In Year 3, you look in-depth at Financial Information Analysis, but it’s not all about balance sheets and bean-counting. A diverse range of intellectually stimulating optional management modules are also available, such as Strategic Innovation Management, and Financial Risk Management.

In Year 4, you can choose specialist and creative topics such as Entrepreneurship, as well as academically rigorous courses like Business Consulting and Corporate Governance. You can also take work placements as part of credit-bearing modules.

Additionally, the programme offers a range of possible exemptions from the professional examinations of the main accounting institutes, including the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, depending on the choice of modules studied.

Throughout the course, you develop a range of transferable abilities and professional practice skills highly prized by employers. These include critical evaluation, self-direction and problem-solving, as well as a sound grasp of analysis, presentations and negotiation techniques.

Graduates possessing the core skills from these two related subjects are in demand from both the public and private sectors. They have gone on to work in all parts of the economy, including accounting, banking, insurance, financial services, general management and social enterprise. Recent employers of accounting graduates include Deloitte, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Britvic.

Accreditation

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) all offer graduates of this programme exemptions from some professional examinations.

Careers

94% of our 2016/17 graduates (first degree and other undergraduate courses) were in employment and/or further study six months after completing their course (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey).

Many of our accounting graduates take up trainee accounting positions with accounting firms or departments and go on to become professionally qualified accountants. Others choose to enter a wide range of business careers such as banking, insurance, financial services and general management. Recent employers of accounting graduates include Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers Britvic, Enterprise Rent a Car, Weird Fish, PMR Partnership and Inspired Gaming Group. Accountancy and related careers are particularly well paid, recognising the skills developed as a result of following a relevant degree and subsequent professional qualification.

 

ABOUT THIS COURSE

Suitable for applicants from:

UK, EU, World

Work placements

You have the opportunity to undertake professional practice placements during the programme for three months, six months or one year. Three or six-month placements can be taken as part of credit-bearing modules, allowing you to undertake a work placement and still graduate within three years.

Study abroad

Our MAcc (Hons) Accounting and Management course provides an opportunity for you to study abroad in the United States of America (USA).  

For more information see our Study Abroad section.

Learning and teaching

Our aim is to shape 'confident learners' by enabling you to develop the skills needed to excel in your studies here and as well as onto further studies or the employment market.                       

You are taught primarily through a combination of lectures and seminars, allowing opportunities to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups.

In addition to the formally scheduled contact time, such as lectures and seminars, you are encouraged to access academic support from staff within the course team, your personal tutor and the wide range of services available to you within the University.

Independent learning

Over the duration of your course, you will be expected to develop independent and critical learning, progressively building confidence and expertise through independent and collaborative research, problem-solving and analysis with the support of staff. You take responsibility for your own learning and are encouraged to make use of the wide range of available learning resources available.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of class contact hours, independent learning and assessment activity.

While your actual contact hours may depend on the optional modules you select, the following information gives an indication of how much time you will need to allocate to different activities at each level of the course.

Year 1 (Level 4): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*

Teaching, learning and assessment: 396 hours
Independent learning: 804 hours

Year 2 (Level 5): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*

Teaching, learning and assessment: 288 hours
Independent learning: 912 hours

Year 3 (Level 6): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*

Teaching, learning and assessment: 180 hours
Independent learning: 864 hours
Placement: 156 hours

Year 4 (Level 7): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*

Teaching, learning and assessment: 192 hours
Independent learning: 1008 hours

*Please note these are indicative hours for the course

Location

Taught elements of the course take place on campus in Winchester.

Teaching hours

All class based teaching takes places between 9am – 6pm, Monday to Friday during . Wednesday afternoons are kept free from timetabled teaching for personal study time and for sports clubs and societies to train, meet and play matches. There may be some occasional learning opportunities (for example, an evening guest lecturer or performance) that take places outside of these hours for which you will be given forewarning.

The University library is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

Assessment

Our validated courses may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances.

We ensure all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used on the course you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day or Open Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

Percentage of the course assessed by coursework

The assessment balance between examination and coursework depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessed by different assessment modes is as follows:

Year 1 (Level 4)*:

17% coursework
79% written exams
4% practical exams

Year 2 (Level 5)*:

42% coursework
58% written exams
0% practical exams

Year 3 (Level 6)*:

54% coursework
39% written exams
7% practical exams

Year 4 (Level 7)*:

65% coursework
30% written exams
5% practical exams

*Please note these are indicative percentages and modes for the programme

Feedback

We are committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to you on your academic progress and achievement in order to enable you to reflect on your progress and plan your academic and skills development effectively. You are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from your course tutors.

Further information

For more information about our regulations for this course, please see our Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures

 

Entry requirements

2020 Entry: 112-120 points

A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in Mathematics and English Language is required.

International Baccalaureate: 112-120 points to include a minimum of 2 Higher level IB certificates at grade 4 or above.

A grade 5 in Mathematics and English Language is required.

If English is not your first language: Year 1/Level 4: IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in writing or equivalent

Course Enquiries and Applications

Telephone: +44 (0) 1962 827234
Send us a message

International Students

If you are living outside of the UK or Europe, you can find out more about how to join this course by emailing our International Recruitment Team at International@winchester.ac.uk or calling +44 (0)1962 827023

Visit us

Explore our campus and find out more about studying at Winchester by coming to one of our Open Days.

Year 1 (Level 4)

Modules Credits

Financial Accounting 20

This module aims to provide an introduction to the main technical language and practices of financial accounting and to the application of this knowledge to different forms of business organisation. With a focus on using the IASB’s Conceptual Framework and accounting for transactions and events from first principles, students will develop their conceptual understanding of accounting, their knowledge of the main accounting terminology and their awareness of the nature and purpose of financial reporting.

Management Accounting 20

Management accounting is a specialised service function primarily involving the collection, storage and recording of financial data, its conversion to useful information and the effective communication of this information. This information assists management in a complex and dynamic business environment to make optimal business decisions.

Integrated Case Study 20

This module is an assessment module which requires students to demonstrate some of the programme level learning outcomes at level 4 and some of the module level learning outcomes at level 4 in the context of an integrated assessment.

Finance 20

This module aims to introduce the core concepts and key topics areas of business finance and financial environment. It will enable students to develop knowledge and understanding of how the financial markets operate, evaluate alternative sources of finance available to a business, analyse the cost of different sources of finance used by a company and the weighted average cost of capital. Students will also learn how to apply the cost of capital in the investment appraisal process and evaluate the investment projects using the main investment appraisal methods.

The Business Environment 20

This module aims to provide students with a holistic view of how an entity’s performance can be affected by both its own internal operating environment and the external environment. Students will study various aspects of management theory, external environment mapping and uses of technology by finance professionals. In a complex, dynamic business environment, finance professionals must focus on their flexibility, resilience and relationship-building skills in order to develop their own career and add value to their clients or employers. Professional skills are a key part of the modern business environment; this module will enable students to explore professional skills frameworks and think critically about their own skills development.

Contemporary conversations - The Finance Professional 5

This module allows you to understand knowledge and skills you developed in Contemporary Conversations in the context of the finance professional.

Mathematical Skills for Accountants 20

This introductory mathematics and statistics module focuses on developing the essential quantitative skills that are used in accounting, finance, business and economics. This will include concepts from mathematics, algebra and statistics that are commonly employed in accounting and finance, including financial mathematics, descriptive statistics and probability distributions. The module will support students’ future studies, both in technical accounting and finance modules and in their research projects.

Contemporary Conversations 15

What do we value, and why? How do values shape the ways we live now?

In this module, you will have the opportunity to explore important value concepts - such as freedom, justice and love - and the role they play in contemporary conversations about politics, morality, art, religion and education.

Because questions about values do not belong to any single academic discipline, the module is team-taught by staff from the university's various departments and by visiting lecturers. They bring many different kinds of experience and expertise to bear on questions that have a claim on us all.

Each session in the module is focused on one or more short texts or works of art that invite us to ask questions about value. The aim of each session is to create a space where students and staff can seek answers to these questions together through open, thoughtful and friendly conversation.

Module two History

Semester 2

The formal timetabled components of the module comprise 34 hours of lectures and 8 hours of tutorials. The lecture programme is supported by detailed handouts, which strive to challenge and empower students to attempt tutorial questions, which are closely integrated to the lecture material. Students are supported throughout the module through the provision of regular surgeries (18-20 hours per year), advertised weekly student-lecturer private consultation, revision sessions and e-mail student-lecturer contact.

 

The aim of the module is to provide non-specialist mathematicians with an introduction and grounding on mathematical and statistical tools necessary for quantitative analysis within business, economic and accounting environments.

 

Module one testing

2nd semester

The aim of the module is to provide non-specialist mathematicians with an introduction and grounding on mathematical and statistical tools necessary for quantitative analysis within business, economic and accounting environments.

The formal timetabled components of the module comprise 34 hours of lectures and 8 hours of tutorials. The lecture programme is supported by detailed handouts, which strive to challenge and empower students to attempt tutorial questions, which are closely integrated to the lecture material. Students are supported throughout the module through the provision of regular surgeries (18-20 hours per year), advertised weekly student-lecturer private consultation, revision sessions and e-mail student-lecturer contact.

Optional Credits

Financial Accounting 20

This module aims to provide an introduction to the main technical language and practices of financial accounting and to the application of this knowledge to different forms of business organisation. With a focus on using the IASB’s Conceptual Framework and accounting for transactions and events from first principles, students will develop their conceptual understanding of accounting, their knowledge of the main accounting terminology and their awareness of the nature and purpose of financial reporting.

Management Accounting 20

Management accounting is a specialised service function primarily involving the collection, storage and recording of financial data, its conversion to useful information and the effective communication of this information. This information assists management in a complex and dynamic business environment to make optimal business decisions.

Integrated Case Study 20

This module is an assessment module which requires students to demonstrate some of the programme level learning outcomes at level 4 and some of the module level learning outcomes at level 4 in the context of an integrated assessment.

Finance 20

This module aims to introduce the core concepts and key topics areas of business finance and financial environment. It will enable students to develop knowledge and understanding of how the financial markets operate, evaluate alternative sources of finance available to a business, analyse the cost of different sources of finance used by a company and the weighted average cost of capital. Students will also learn how to apply the cost of capital in the investment appraisal process and evaluate the investment projects using the main investment appraisal methods.

The Business Environment 20

This module aims to provide students with a holistic view of how an entity’s performance can be affected by both its own internal operating environment and the external environment. Students will study various aspects of management theory, external environment mapping and uses of technology by finance professionals. In a complex, dynamic business environment, finance professionals must focus on their flexibility, resilience and relationship-building skills in order to develop their own career and add value to their clients or employers. Professional skills are a key part of the modern business environment; this module will enable students to explore professional skills frameworks and think critically about their own skills development.

Contemporary conversations - The Finance Professional 5

This module allows you to understand knowledge and skills you developed in Contemporary Conversations in the context of the finance professional.

Mathematical Skills for Accountants 20

This introductory mathematics and statistics module focuses on developing the essential quantitative skills that are used in accounting, finance, business and economics. This will include concepts from mathematics, algebra and statistics that are commonly employed in accounting and finance, including financial mathematics, descriptive statistics and probability distributions. The module will support students’ future studies, both in technical accounting and finance modules and in their research projects.

Contemporary Conversations 15

What do we value, and why? How do values shape the ways we live now?

In this module, you will have the opportunity to explore important value concepts - such as freedom, justice and love - and the role they play in contemporary conversations about politics, morality, art, religion and education.

Because questions about values do not belong to any single academic discipline, the module is team-taught by staff from the university's various departments and by visiting lecturers. They bring many different kinds of experience and expertise to bear on questions that have a claim on us all.

Each session in the module is focused on one or more short texts or works of art that invite us to ask questions about value. The aim of each session is to create a space where students and staff can seek answers to these questions together through open, thoughtful and friendly conversation.

Module two History

Semester 2

The formal timetabled components of the module comprise 34 hours of lectures and 8 hours of tutorials. The lecture programme is supported by detailed handouts, which strive to challenge and empower students to attempt tutorial questions, which are closely integrated to the lecture material. Students are supported throughout the module through the provision of regular surgeries (18-20 hours per year), advertised weekly student-lecturer private consultation, revision sessions and e-mail student-lecturer contact.

 

The aim of the module is to provide non-specialist mathematicians with an introduction and grounding on mathematical and statistical tools necessary for quantitative analysis within business, economic and accounting environments.

 

Module one testing

2nd semester

The aim of the module is to provide non-specialist mathematicians with an introduction and grounding on mathematical and statistical tools necessary for quantitative analysis within business, economic and accounting environments.

The formal timetabled components of the module comprise 34 hours of lectures and 8 hours of tutorials. The lecture programme is supported by detailed handouts, which strive to challenge and empower students to attempt tutorial questions, which are closely integrated to the lecture material. Students are supported throughout the module through the provision of regular surgeries (18-20 hours per year), advertised weekly student-lecturer private consultation, revision sessions and e-mail student-lecturer contact.

Year 2 (Level 5)

Modules Credits

Management Accounting, Planning and Control 15

The module builds on the introduction to management accounting studied at Level 4, and prepares students for advanced aspects of management accounting and finance at Level 6. This module will cover the design, use, application and evaluation of management accounting systems and techniques in organisations. There will be a particular focus on the practical commercial context and the theoretical underpinnings of budgeting and the planning, control and decision-making processes in organisations.

International Financial Reporting 25

This module aims to develop knowledge and skills in understanding and applying IFRS in the preparation of financial statements. This module acts as an introduction to corporate financial reporting and relies on and develops technical knowledge and academic skills acquired at level 4.

Financial Management 15

The module aims to develop students’ knowledge of investment appraisal techniques, valuation techniques and dividend policy. Students will learn how financial markets operate and how to evaluate the alternative sources of finance available to a business. The module builds on students’ knowledge of finance and financial management from Level 4, as well as preparing students to study more advanced aspects of financial risk management and investing at Level 6.

Research Methods for Accounting, Finance and Economics 15

The module is designed to enhance students’ conceptual understanding of current research and developments within the accounting and/or economics discipline(s) and to develop their capacity for independent critical thinking and self-managed learning. The module provides students with an appreciation of the issues involved in developing a research project, to enhance their understanding of published research and how to critique it, and to enable them to design, justify and defend their own research inquiry.

Data Analysis 15

An understanding of data and an appreciation of the key tools needed to analyse business data is becoming an essential skill for finance professionals. This module introduces students to the topic of data analytics and demonstrates how to apply it effectively in a business context. On this module, students will learn how to select and use tools to extract, validate and analyse data. Communication and visualisation of data, for example by using pie charts or cluster diagrams, will also be covered, allowing students to communicate their findings to both accounting and finance specialists and non-specialists.

Business Ethics Governance and Law 25

This module introduces students to key concepts, roles and complexities within the inter-related areas of law, corporate governance, ethics, CSR and aspects of sustainability (in the context of contemporary issues facing business) that are relevant to accounting. Students’ knowledge and application of these areas, as well as their skills in legal precedent, statutory interpretation and legal and ethical argument, will be developed.

The Accounting Professional 10

The Professional Accountant is an integrated module that brings together technical knowledge acquired in other modules studied at Level 5. Knowledge is integrated through the lens of Assurance work on control systems.Students will study the need for and nature of control systems within an entity, allowing the students to gain a more integrated, rounded understanding of an entity’s operations. Once students have developed an understanding of key control systems, case studies will be used to allow students to identify control weaknesses and make recommendations as to how control systems can be improved.

Employment Experience

The aim of this module is to offer students the opportunity to undertake a meaningful and relevant employment experience. The employment experience will take the form of a work placement of approximately 30 weeks (to include a minimum of 1,050 hours work) in a role that is relevant to the named route of study. The employment experience will involve the student demonstrating competence in key professional skills, such as communication and team working, and tasks relevant to their field of study. This will necessarily require the student to apply learning from their studies to the work place, thus providing the opportunity to fully integrate their academic study with meaningful employment experience.

This module is taken between Level 5 and Level 6 of the course.

Optional Credits

Management Accounting, Planning and Control 15

The module builds on the introduction to management accounting studied at Level 4, and prepares students for advanced aspects of management accounting and finance at Level 6. This module will cover the design, use, application and evaluation of management accounting systems and techniques in organisations. There will be a particular focus on the practical commercial context and the theoretical underpinnings of budgeting and the planning, control and decision-making processes in organisations.

International Financial Reporting 25

This module aims to develop knowledge and skills in understanding and applying IFRS in the preparation of financial statements. This module acts as an introduction to corporate financial reporting and relies on and develops technical knowledge and academic skills acquired at level 4.

Financial Management 15

The module aims to develop students’ knowledge of investment appraisal techniques, valuation techniques and dividend policy. Students will learn how financial markets operate and how to evaluate the alternative sources of finance available to a business. The module builds on students’ knowledge of finance and financial management from Level 4, as well as preparing students to study more advanced aspects of financial risk management and investing at Level 6.

Research Methods for Accounting, Finance and Economics 15

The module is designed to enhance students’ conceptual understanding of current research and developments within the accounting and/or economics discipline(s) and to develop their capacity for independent critical thinking and self-managed learning. The module provides students with an appreciation of the issues involved in developing a research project, to enhance their understanding of published research and how to critique it, and to enable them to design, justify and defend their own research inquiry.

Data Analysis 15

An understanding of data and an appreciation of the key tools needed to analyse business data is becoming an essential skill for finance professionals. This module introduces students to the topic of data analytics and demonstrates how to apply it effectively in a business context. On this module, students will learn how to select and use tools to extract, validate and analyse data. Communication and visualisation of data, for example by using pie charts or cluster diagrams, will also be covered, allowing students to communicate their findings to both accounting and finance specialists and non-specialists.

Business Ethics Governance and Law 25

This module introduces students to key concepts, roles and complexities within the inter-related areas of law, corporate governance, ethics, CSR and aspects of sustainability (in the context of contemporary issues facing business) that are relevant to accounting. Students’ knowledge and application of these areas, as well as their skills in legal precedent, statutory interpretation and legal and ethical argument, will be developed.

The Accounting Professional 10

The Professional Accountant is an integrated module that brings together technical knowledge acquired in other modules studied at Level 5. Knowledge is integrated through the lens of Assurance work on control systems.Students will study the need for and nature of control systems within an entity, allowing the students to gain a more integrated, rounded understanding of an entity’s operations. Once students have developed an understanding of key control systems, case studies will be used to allow students to identify control weaknesses and make recommendations as to how control systems can be improved.

Employment Experience

The aim of this module is to offer students the opportunity to undertake a meaningful and relevant employment experience. The employment experience will take the form of a work placement of approximately 30 weeks (to include a minimum of 1,050 hours work) in a role that is relevant to the named route of study. The employment experience will involve the student demonstrating competence in key professional skills, such as communication and team working, and tasks relevant to their field of study. This will necessarily require the student to apply learning from their studies to the work place, thus providing the opportunity to fully integrate their academic study with meaningful employment experience.

This module is taken between Level 5 and Level 6 of the course.

Year 3 (Level 6)

Modules Credits

Financial Information Analysis 15

This module aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills in order to effectively appraise an entity’s financial position and performance using its financial statements and other information obtained through independent research. Financial Information Analysis relies on an understanding of the principles of financial reporting, therefore the module will also cover higher-level international financial reporting standards with a view to ensuring students can fully understand a set of financial statements when analysing them. Using realistic case study-style scenarios that mirror situations a student may come across in the work place, the module will allow students to develop the ability to undertake a comprehensive analysis of financial statements from a critical viewpoint.

Optional modules
  • Dissertation - 30 credits
  • Financial Risk Management - 15 credits
  • Advanced Financial Reporting - 15 credits
  • Corporate Governance and Ethics - 15 credits
  • Professional Practice - Personal and Professional Development - 30 credits
  • Professional Practice - Processes and Systems - 30 credits
  • Strategic Performance Management - 15 credits
  • Investments - 15 credits
  • Advanced Group Reporting - 15 credits
  • Audit and Assurance - 15 credits
  • Personal Income Taxation - 15 credits
  • Business and Corporate Taxation - 15 credits
  • Disruptive Change in Accounting and Finance - 15 credits
  • Advanced Case Study - 15 credits
  • Volunteering for Accountants - 15 credits
  • Business Ethics - 15 credits
  • Managing Change - 15 credits
  • Employing People - 15 credits
  • Developing Academic Practice - Critical Reading & Academic Writing Skills - 15 credits
  • Strategic Innovation Management - 15 credits
  • Strategic Brand Management - 15 credits
  • Social Enterprise - 15 credits
  • People Engagement and Development - 15 credits
  • Project Management - 15 credits
Strategic Management Accounting 15

The primary focus of this module is on understanding and using the concepts of contemporary management accounting for strategic business decisions. The module maps out contemporary changes to management accounting, explaining the major new techniques, practices and philosophies associated with the rise of strategic management accounting. It gives students a broad and succinct introduction to the issues at the forefront of best practice and academic research.

This module is optional for students completing both the Professional Practice - Personal and Professional Development module and the Professional Practice - Processes and Systems module.

Optional Credits

Financial Information Analysis 15

This module aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills in order to effectively appraise an entity’s financial position and performance using its financial statements and other information obtained through independent research. Financial Information Analysis relies on an understanding of the principles of financial reporting, therefore the module will also cover higher-level international financial reporting standards with a view to ensuring students can fully understand a set of financial statements when analysing them. Using realistic case study-style scenarios that mirror situations a student may come across in the work place, the module will allow students to develop the ability to undertake a comprehensive analysis of financial statements from a critical viewpoint.

Optional modules
  • Dissertation - 30 credits
  • Financial Risk Management - 15 credits
  • Advanced Financial Reporting - 15 credits
  • Corporate Governance and Ethics - 15 credits
  • Professional Practice - Personal and Professional Development - 30 credits
  • Professional Practice - Processes and Systems - 30 credits
  • Strategic Performance Management - 15 credits
  • Investments - 15 credits
  • Advanced Group Reporting - 15 credits
  • Audit and Assurance - 15 credits
  • Personal Income Taxation - 15 credits
  • Business and Corporate Taxation - 15 credits
  • Disruptive Change in Accounting and Finance - 15 credits
  • Advanced Case Study - 15 credits
  • Volunteering for Accountants - 15 credits
  • Business Ethics - 15 credits
  • Managing Change - 15 credits
  • Employing People - 15 credits
  • Developing Academic Practice - Critical Reading & Academic Writing Skills - 15 credits
  • Strategic Innovation Management - 15 credits
  • Strategic Brand Management - 15 credits
  • Social Enterprise - 15 credits
  • People Engagement and Development - 15 credits
  • Project Management - 15 credits
Strategic Management Accounting 15

The primary focus of this module is on understanding and using the concepts of contemporary management accounting for strategic business decisions. The module maps out contemporary changes to management accounting, explaining the major new techniques, practices and philosophies associated with the rise of strategic management accounting. It gives students a broad and succinct introduction to the issues at the forefront of best practice and academic research.

This module is optional for students completing both the Professional Practice - Personal and Professional Development module and the Professional Practice - Processes and Systems module.

Year 4 (Level 7)

Modules Credits

Financial Accounting and Reporting 20

This module allows students to acquire technical knowledge of accounting and develop knowledge and skills in understanding and applying International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in the preparation of financial statements.  Students will understand and apply the basic principles and techniques of accounting, will explain and apply IFRS to relatively simple specified scenarios and will present financial statements, or extracts therefrom, for single entities and groups.  Students will develop an understanding of the processes involved and the contexts in which financial reporting takes place.

Corporate Finance and Financial Strategy 20

This module aims to explore complex principles of corporate finance and examine the financial strategies relating to mergers and acquisitions. Students will comprehend the primary objective of corporate finance, appraise the range of finance available to a firm and evaluate critically the different capital structure theories. The module will guide the students through the systematic process of assessing the weighted average cost of capital of public listed companies using various financial models.  Students will also develop their critical awareness of the financial strategies in relation to mergers and acquisitions. In this module, students will be exposed extensively to the real financial data and this allows the financial theories to be seen in a “real world” context.

Principles of Responsible Management 20

This module introduces the principles of responsible management as presented in the United Nations PRME and Global Compact frameworks. The module draws on and engages with the ongoing debate concerning the role of business organisations as future generators of ‘sustainable value’ for business and society at large. Issues such as ethics, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, globalisation, and stakeholder theory are considered. These are then placed in the context of functional discipline areas through topics such as accounting standards, corporate governance, green marketing, social entrepreneurship, employee wellbeing, sustainable innovation and global supply-chain management. The implications of these principles for student’s own leadership practices are considered, introducing the concept of ‘responsible leadership’ from different organisational, national, cultural and ethical perspectives.

Contemporary Issues in Accounting and Finance 20

This module aims to provide students with a critical perspective and appreciation of contemporary theories and developments in accounting thought and practice. It seeks to highlight the substantive issues currently being addressed by accounting academics, thus enabling students to evaluate critically a variety of contributions to the development of the discipline. In addition to exploring theories and practice, the module seeks to assess the diversity of methodologies used by contemporary researchers working at the boundaries of the subject.

Optional Modules
  • Corporate Governance - 10 Credits
  • Investment Appraisal – 10 Credits
  • Global Investments and Portfolio Management – 20 Credits
  • Advanced Financial Analysis – 10 Credits
  • Business Consulting – 20 Credits
  • Strategic Management – 20 Credits
  • Entrepreneurship – 20 Credits
  • Management Control Systems – 10 Credits

Optional Credits

Financial Accounting and Reporting 20

This module allows students to acquire technical knowledge of accounting and develop knowledge and skills in understanding and applying International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in the preparation of financial statements.  Students will understand and apply the basic principles and techniques of accounting, will explain and apply IFRS to relatively simple specified scenarios and will present financial statements, or extracts therefrom, for single entities and groups.  Students will develop an understanding of the processes involved and the contexts in which financial reporting takes place.

Corporate Finance and Financial Strategy 20

This module aims to explore complex principles of corporate finance and examine the financial strategies relating to mergers and acquisitions. Students will comprehend the primary objective of corporate finance, appraise the range of finance available to a firm and evaluate critically the different capital structure theories. The module will guide the students through the systematic process of assessing the weighted average cost of capital of public listed companies using various financial models.  Students will also develop their critical awareness of the financial strategies in relation to mergers and acquisitions. In this module, students will be exposed extensively to the real financial data and this allows the financial theories to be seen in a “real world” context.

Principles of Responsible Management 20

This module introduces the principles of responsible management as presented in the United Nations PRME and Global Compact frameworks. The module draws on and engages with the ongoing debate concerning the role of business organisations as future generators of ‘sustainable value’ for business and society at large. Issues such as ethics, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, globalisation, and stakeholder theory are considered. These are then placed in the context of functional discipline areas through topics such as accounting standards, corporate governance, green marketing, social entrepreneurship, employee wellbeing, sustainable innovation and global supply-chain management. The implications of these principles for student’s own leadership practices are considered, introducing the concept of ‘responsible leadership’ from different organisational, national, cultural and ethical perspectives.

Contemporary Issues in Accounting and Finance 20

This module aims to provide students with a critical perspective and appreciation of contemporary theories and developments in accounting thought and practice. It seeks to highlight the substantive issues currently being addressed by accounting academics, thus enabling students to evaluate critically a variety of contributions to the development of the discipline. In addition to exploring theories and practice, the module seeks to assess the diversity of methodologies used by contemporary researchers working at the boundaries of the subject.

Optional Modules
  • Corporate Governance - 10 Credits
  • Investment Appraisal – 10 Credits
  • Global Investments and Portfolio Management – 20 Credits
  • Advanced Financial Analysis – 10 Credits
  • Business Consulting – 20 Credits
  • Strategic Management – 20 Credits
  • Entrepreneurship – 20 Credits
  • Management Control Systems – 10 Credits

Please note the modules listed are correct at the time of publishing, for full-time students entering the programme in Year 1. Optional modules are listed where applicable. Please note the University cannot guarantee the availability of all modules listed and modules may be subject to change. For further information please refer to the terms and conditions at www.winchester.ac.uk/termsandconditions.
The University will notify applicants of any changes made to the core modules listed above.

Progression from one level of the programme to the next is subject to meeting the University’s academic regulations.

2020 Course Tuition Fees 

 UK/EU

International

Year 1 £9,250 £13,500
Year 2 £9,250 £13,500
Year 3 £9,250 £13,500
Year 4 £9,250 £13,500
Total £37,000 £54,000
Optional Sandwich Year £700 £700
Total with Sandwich Year £37,700 £54,700

If you are a UK or EU student starting your degree in September 2020, the first year will cost you £9,250*. Based on this fee level, the indicative fees for a three-year degree would be £27,750 for UK and EU students.

Remember, you don't have to pay any of this upfront if you are able to get a tuition fee loan from the UK Government to cover the full cost of your fees each year. If finance is a worry for you, we are here to help. Take a look at the range of support we have on offer. This is a great investment you are making in your future, so make sure you know what is on offer to support you.

UK/EU Part-Time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. The fee for a single credit is £77.08 and a 15 credit module is £1,156. Part-time students can take up to a maximum 90 credits per year, so the maximum fee in a given year will be the government permitted maximum fee of £6,935.

International part-time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. The fee for a single credit is £112.50 and a 15 credit module is £1,687.

*The University of Winchester will charge the maximum approved tuition fee per year. 

Additional Costs

As one of our students all of your teaching and assessments are included in your tuition fees, including, lectures/guest lectures and tutorials, seminars, laboratory sessions and specialist teaching facilities. You will also have access to a wide range of student support and IT services.

There might be additional costs you may encounter whilst studying. The following highlights the mandatory and optional costs for this course:

Mandatory

Printing and Binding

We are proud to offer free printing for all students to ensure that printing costs are not a potential financial barrier to student success. The University of Winchester and Winchester Student Union are champions of sustainability and therefore ask that all students consider the environment and print fairly. Students may be required to pay for the costs of dissertation binding. Indicative cost is £1.50-£3.

Optional

We recommend that you purchase the latest editions of all of the core textbooks. Many of these texts relate to extensive online material for which you require an access code supplied with the textbook. Indicative cost: £50-200 for each year of the programme.

Scholarships, bursaries and awards

We have a variety of scholarship and bursaries available to support you financially with the cost of your course. To see if you’re eligible, please see our Scholarships and Awards section.

Key course details

UCAS code
95S2
Duration
4 years full-time; 8 years part-time
Typical offer
112-120
Location
On campus, Winchester