Develop a career in management through a degree that plays to your strengths with numbers but with a broader focus on areas important to your future career.
This course offers you the chance to gain a solid foundation in accounting while developing your knowledge of management subjects such as human resources or marketing. We encourage you to pursue your interests, develop your strengths, and move towards your ideal career, offering flexibility and the opportunity to specialise your studies based on your strengths and interests.
Your third-year industrial placement provides you with a positive, practical experience in a graduate role, gaining priceless business skills. You can will see how well academic theories work in real-life situations, and gain insight into where your talents and interests lie for your future career.
The degree is accredited by globally-recognised accountancy bodies (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)). This provides graduates with exemptions from many core professional examinations, depending on your module choices, and means, on graduation, you will be further along the route to qualifying as an accountant than many of your contemporaries.
In your first year, you study accounting and finance using real-world data from actual companies. You will learn about economic issues such as inflation, demand and cost.
All second-year students study auditing, financial accounting, finance, management accounting and statistical analysis. Other options include law and subjects from at least two other Management School departments.
Our careers team will provide you with expert support and guidance in securing a third-year industry placement across the accounting, finance and broader management roles. Past students have worked with companies such as Deloitte, Lloyds Bank, PwC and Samsung in roles ranging from finance, auditing and accounting to operations, consulting, sales analysis and risk.
Your final year builds on your knowledge with more advanced options in accountancy, management and finance. Select from topics ranging from taxation to ethical behaviour, share prices to mergers, and choose whether to write a dissertation.
Throughout, you learn from academics whose global perspectives inform government and regulators, and from practitioners with experience of running businesses and working in accounting and management.
Specialist careers events put you in contact with potential employers, and our expert careers team help you develop practical skills and assets highly-valued in the world of work. Modules prepare you for interviews and assessment centres, build your CV and make you attractive to potential employees, placing you in a strong position to start your future career.
Combining management studies with accountancy produces graduates with a broad base of abilities in demand by employers and helpful for setting up your own business.
The University will make all reasonable effort to support you in finding a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation directly related to your studies or career aspirations, all roles offer valuable experience of working at graduate level, gaining a range of professional skills.
If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.