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Accounting and Business Management BSc

Course code

NN14

N2NL with placement

Start date

September

Placement available

Mode of study

3 years full-time

4 years full-time with placement

Fees

2024/25

UK £9,250

International £21,260

Entry requirements

2024/25

AAB-BBB (A-level)

DDM (BTEC)

30 (IB)

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Overview

Accounting and management best practice is a fundamental pre-requisite of today’s business world. Today’s accountants do much more than maintain and communicate company financial data; they are key players in managing business, they are critical to success and business longevity.

You will learn from a dynamic blend of seasoned academics with cutting edge research and industry professionals. From day one, you'll be immersed in the latest business trends and real-world insights, giving you a head start in your professional journey.

This programme equips you with a robust understanding of accounting and business management including management accounting, financial management, entrepreneurship, strategic planning, business law, marketing, and the international business environment. You will learn valuable transferable technical skills along the way including numerical analytical methods and get hands on experience of industry standard accounting and software packages.

There is the option to take a year’s work placement between your second and third year. You will get paid to work with top global companies while you study, paving the way for full-time positions after graduation. Deloitte, Morgan Stanley, Loreal, PWC—these are just a few examples of where our graduates land. We've built strong connections with renowned accountancy firms, investment banks, and global employers, setting you up for success.

Previous employers have included Adidas, Microsoft, British Airways, PwC and Nissan. Find out more on our work placement year page.

On successful conclusion of your degree this combination of technical, analytical and interpersonal skills will make you highly attractive to potential employers. You will be well equipped to work in multidisciplinary business teams facing real business challenges in areas as diverse as management consulting, business development, innovation, accountancy, public finance and entrepreneurship, within the UK and internationally.

This course does not require A level maths or the overseas equivalent.

On the programme you will earn international accreditations from prestigious accounting bodies like ICAEW, ACCA, and CIMA. These accreditations signify your expertise and open doors to a world of opportunities. With us, you're not just learning accounting and business management; you're becoming a part of an elite group recognised by industry giants worldwide.

This programme has international accreditation from the following professional accounting bodies:

1) ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)

2) CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants)

3) ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales)

4) CIPFA (Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountancy)

5) AIA (Association of International Accountants)

6) CPA Australia (Certified Practising Accountant)

These accreditations attest to the relevance and rigour of our curriculum. 

Professional accounting bodies highly regard our degree programme; according to the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants Brunel graduates have a higher than average pass rate in both the accounting and management exam streams. Find out more about all our accreditations and exemptions on our accreditations and exemptions page.

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Course content

The Accounting and Business Management BSc degree will equip you with a broad knowledge and appreciation of these principal subjects as well as the finer points of good accounting practice. Optional modules in your final year allow you to learn more about entrepreneurship, taxation, strategic management, business ethics or corporate reporting.

 

This course can be studied 3 years full-time or 4 years full-time with placement, starting in September.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

This course has a placement option. Find out more about work placements available.

Please note that all modules are subject to change. Our exciting range of modules are currently under review and may be updated for 2024.

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Careers and your future

Graduates from Brunel University London rank 27th nationally, and 9th in London for the salaries they earn - earning £4,300 more than the median salary across the university sector.*

Our programmes are built with input from business professionals with the specific aim of helping you enter the workplace fully equipped and confident of your abilities. We have extensive links with employers and industry and you’ll benefit from our networks as well as having the opportunity to learn from a variety of guest speakers. As a graduate you’ll be equipped to enter a number of roles, including: Business development manager; Chartered accountant; Chartered management accountant; Chartered public finance accountant; Forensic accountant; Management consultant; Tax advisor; Entrepreneur; Business Financial Partner.

Recent Brunel Business School graduates have gone on to work for Accenture, Amazon, Barclays, British Airways, Capgemini, HSBC, Jaguar Land Rover, L’Oréal, McCann, Microsoft, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Xerox.

Our inspiring professional and personal development programme Business Life will also help you to prepare for the world of work with its range of optional sessions including training and practice in a range of skills like customer service, team working, presenting and project management.

Find out more about how we'll support your future goals.

*Longitudinal Employment Outcomes 2022

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UK entry requirements

2024/25 entry

  • GCE A-level AAB-BBB.
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDM in Business or Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DM in Business, Enterprise & Entrepreneurship or Personal & Business Finance with an A-level at grade B (other subjects may be considered on a case by case basis).
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D with A-levels grade BC. 
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma 30. GCSE English equivalent SL 5 or HL 4 and Mathematics SL 5 or HL 4. 
  • Obtain a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma in Business, Business and Management or Business and Law with 45 credits at Level 3.
  • T levels : Distinction overall.

A minimum of five GCSEs are required, including GCSE Mathematics grade C or grade 4 and GCSE English Language grade C or grade 4 or GCSE English Literature grade B or grade 5.

Brunel University London is committed to raising the aspirations of our applicants and students. We will fully review your UCAS application and, where we’re able to offer a place, this will be personalised to you based on your application and education journey.

Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants as well as our full GCSE requirements and accepted equivalencies in place of GCSEs. 

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EU and International entry requirements

If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 63% (min 55% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 90 (min R18, L17, S20, W17)  

You can find out more about the qualifications we accept on our English Language Requirements page.

Should you wish to take a pre-sessional English course to improve your English prior to starting your degree course, you must sit the test at an approved SELT provider for the same reason. We offer our own BrunELT English test and have pre-sessional English language courses for students who do not meet requirements or who wish to improve their English. You can find out more information on English courses and test options through our Brunel Language Centre.

Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants. This information is for guidance only and each application is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Entry requirements are subject to review, and may change.

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Fees and funding

2024/25 entry

UK

£9,250 full-time

£1,385 placement year

International

£21,260 full-time

£1,385 placement year

Fees quoted are per year and may be subject to an annual increase. Home undergraduate student fees are regulated and are currently capped at £9,250 per year; any changes will be subject to changes in government policy. International fees will increase annually, by no more than 5% or RPI (Retail Price Index), whichever is the greater.

More information on any additional course-related costs.

See our fees and funding page for full details of undergraduate scholarships available to Brunel applicants.

Please refer to the scholarships pages to view discounts available to eligible EU undergraduate applicants.

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Teaching and Learning

How your course will be delivered 

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Assessment and feedback

Each subject is assessed either by a combination of continuous appraisal and examination or by coursework or examination alone. As a rough guide, the split is approximately 50:50 exam to coursework but the exact ratio varies depending on the modules you select.

Your results from Level 1 do not count towards your final degree classification, but you have to pass the first year to continue with the degree. Level 2 is worth a third of your final mark and Level 3 - the rest. In your final year you will undertake an assessed project of around 8,000 words worth a third of your Level 3 marks.

 

Read our guide on how to avoid plagiarism in your assessments at Brunel.