BSc Accounting and Management (Industry) teaches the technical skills of accounting alongside competencies in Management within a 4-year career-focused degree programme that includes a 12-month paid industry placement in year 3. To see how well Management and Accounting work together, look at the backgrounds of the CEOS of the FTSE100 index of firms: fully 1/3rd are certified chartered accountants. This programme allows you to choose management-related modules from across the Management School and wider University giving you a final degree that you build around your interests and strengths. Students graduate from this programme with the combination of technical skills and practical experience necessary to take on challenging management roles. (It is also quite common for students to receive a job offer from their placement host.)
You will learn from leading academic researchers and expert practitioners in accounting, management and associated fields of human resource management and marketing.
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, supply and demand, cost and pricing.
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, for example, Management Science, Marketing, or Economics.
Your third-year industrial placement provides you with a positive, practical experience in a graduate role, gaining priceless business skills. You will have the chance to see how well academic theories work in real-life situations, and gain insight into where your talents and interests lie for your future career.
Your final year builds on this knowledge and experience, while offering specialist options such as ethics, investments and taxation. 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 finance.
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.
The degree is accredited by globally-recognised accountancy bodies:
- Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
- Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
- Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)
- Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
These accreditations provide 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.
The University will make all reasonable efforts 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.
Specialist accounting and finance 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.