Accounting and Management

BSc single honours Accounting and Management 2016/17

Many Accountants occupy key managerial positions in business, yet few are qualified managers. This new degree was created in response to market demand for graduates with specialist Accounting knowledge, competent to manage and to lead. It is anticipated that students will effectively structure part of their degree, incorporating their own work-experience as case-studies for relevant assessments.

This single honours Accounting and Management programme is structured to achieve some exemptions with the professional accounting bodies; the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Additionally it is accredited by the Association of Project Managers and by the Chartered Management Institute. On successful completion of the relevant modules, students will achieve certification with these organisations, enhancing employment prospects.

On all of our Accounting degree programmes, knowledge, critical analysis and interpersonal skills are developed through lectures, seminars, workshops and a variety of assessment modes. These satisfy academic, professional, and commercial requirements. Guest speakers are regularly invited to address our students, with our annual ‘Accounting Futures’ event promoting student interaction with businesses and with accounting firms.

The first year of this degree is mainly in common with other students on the Business Suite of Programmes. This provides a solid grounding in the challenges of managing organisations, information technology, and analytical skills. It provides an essential foundation to these programmes while allowing flexibility to choose a variety of pathways in the second and third years of study. There is a specialist Accounting module for students on Accounting pathways (including Accounting and Management), ensuring that you are competent in the principles of accounting.

In Year 2 you will develop your operational knowledge of the disciplines of accounting and of management with the core modules Human Resource Management, Management Accounting, Project Management, and Management & Leadership. These will be supplemented with 2 other modules of your choice from the Business Suite.

In Year 3 the focus is on strategic issues. You will study Contemporary Accounting Issues, and Financial Management, both of which are core for all Accounting students. The other core modules, which focus on developing your leadership skills, are Practical Management, and Strategic Management.

This degree will provide a gateway to a variety of careers in business. It is anticipated that your degree, focussing on the complementary disciplines of Accountancy and of Management, will enhance your employability prospects. Excellent mentoring by our experienced team will guide and prepare students for your career.

If you are studying on a programme within the Business School, you have the opportunity to undertake a year in industry as an optional part of your degree. You spend the third year of a four year degree in a full-time, paid work placement with an employer. The University’s Career and Development service will support you in finding suitable work placements and you will also receive tutorial support from an academic member of staff throughout the year. This contributes to your professional development by giving you real world experience in a business environment. You can register on the programme at the end of your first year.

Year 1


  • People Management in the 21st Century
  • Contemporary Business Issues
  • Financial Accounting for Professionals
  • Marketing Principles & Practice Economics
  • Applied Statistics for Business and Management
  • Economics

Year 2


  • Management Accounting
  • Management and Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Employee Development and Employee Relations

You can choose two options from:

  • Human Resource Management
  • E Business
  • Developing Sustainable Enterprise
  • Research Methods
  • Financial Services
  • International Financial Reporting
  • Work Based Learning

Year 3


  • Contemporary Accounting Issues
  • Financial Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Strategic Human Resource Management

You can choose two options from:

  • Strategic Management
  • Business Ethics
  • Individual Study
  • Service Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Introduction to Securities
  • Marketing: Culture and Communications
  • Dissertation
  • Public Relations


The 2015/16 and 2016/17 annual tuition fees for this course are:

 UK/EUOverseas *



(placement year or year abroad)


UK/EU students who choose the full-time course with the Professional Placement Year as an option will be charged a UK/EU tuition fee of £1,350 during that year.

Price on application




Tuition fees for all courses are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

UK/EU full-time tuition fees for this course are set in line with the current maximum regulated tuition fee levels permitted by the UK Government.

Overseas full-time tuition fees for this course may be subject to an annual inflationary increase in every year where the course lasts more than one year. 

*Overseas fee scholarships may be available for eligible students. For further information please contact or the International Office: .

**Full-time courses which have a Foundation Year 0 will have a 2015/16 and 2016/17 UK/EU tuition fee of £6,000 in Year 0.

Further information

Additional course costs

Although we aim to minimise any additional costs to students over and above the course tuition fee, there will be some additional costs which students on courses are expected to meet. 

Read further information about the general additional costs which apply to courses at Canterbury Christ Church University.

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UCAS code

  • NN24 Accounting and Management
  • NN47 Accounting and Management with Professional Placement (4 years)


  • 3 years (or 4 years with Professional Placement) full-time

Entry requirements



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