BSc Accounting and Management with a Year Abroad


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This degree programme is designed for students looking to study a professionally accredited undergraduate degree in accounting, alongside the theory and practice of management.

Depending on your choice of modules studied, this degree will grant exemption from selected examinations of the UK professional accounting bodies.

In your third year, you will have the opportunity to spend a year abroad at one of our partner universities.

Overview

ABOUT THIS COURSE

IN A NUTSHELL

An excellent first step for anyone wishing to pursue a career path in accounting, commerce or banking, this course gives you the opportunity to study a professionally accredited degree in accounting, alongside management theory and practice. The degree programme grants exemption from selected examinations of UK professional accounting bodies, depending on the choice of modules studied.

Spending your third year abroad at one of our partner universities will also broaden your horizons, and further increase your career options.

COURSE PROFILE

OVERVIEW

Designed for those of you who want to study a professionally accredited undergraduate degree in accounting, alongside the theory and practice of management, the BSc Accounting and Management programme will help develop your critical and analytical abilities, leading to expertise in accounting and management and a successful career in your chosen, related field.

ACCREDITATION 

BSc Accounting and Management graduates will gain exemptions from some foundation level exams set by the following professional bodies; ACCA , CIMA and ICAEW. Full details can be found on their individual websites.

COURSE STRUCTURE

The first year provides you with an introduction to accounting, management and business. Second year modules include the core areas of accounting and management studies. In your final year, optional modules allow you to specialise in either accounting or management to facilitate following your chosen career path.

Year 1

You will be introduced to essential principles and theory relating to accounting, finance and business through the following compulsory modules:

  • Introduction to Financial and Management Accounting - your foundation in the theory and practice of accounting and an introduction to the role, context and language of financial reporting and management accounting.
  • Introduction to Business - helps you examine the context of an organisation and its environment.
  • Introduction to Organisational Behaviour - develops your understanding of the structure, function and performance of organisations.
  • Economics for Business - introduces you to the central concepts and methods of analysis used by economists in solving business problems.
  • Principles of Marketing - focuses on marketing as an integrated business activity and how it underpins an organisation's response to market demand.
  • Developing Business Skills - develops key qualitative and quantitative skills used in business.

Year 2

You will continue to take core compulsory modules, designed to develop both your accounting and management knowledge.

  • Financial Accounting - you will study the theory and practice of financial accounting and reporting.
  • Management Accounting - builds on concepts introduced in your first year.
  • Human Resource Management - develops your understanding and critical awareness of people resourcing and performance management.
  • Operations Strategy and Management - equips you with the relevant knowledge and management skills to effectively develop strategies for the delivery of high quality services in complex environments.

You will also be able to choose an optional module from a wide selection available.

Year 3

Your third year will be spent overseas at one of our partner universities and although you will need to pass your year abroad, it won’t count towards your final degree classification. In addition to studying business and related subjects offered by your host institute, a year abroad will give you the opportunity to experience a different culture and learn a little more about yourself. Students who spend a year abroad often grow in self-confidence as a result of the challenges posed by a new environment. This is a quality future employers find attractive and also a valuable life skill in itself.

Year 4

During your final year you will study the module ‘Advanced Management Accounting', designed to develop your accounting skills and ability to critically assess management accounting principles. You will also study the module ‘Strategic Management', which brings together key management issues. Finally, you will select one optional module from List A, and one from List B below:

List A

-    Advanced Financial Accounting
-    Audit and Accountability
-    Personal and Corporate Taxation
-    International Financial Services
-    Financial Modelling
-    Investment Management

List B

-    Consumer Behaviour
-    Building Strengths at Work
-    Strategic Brand Management
-    Organisational Information Systems

Two further optional modules can either be selected from those above or from a list provided by the School.

ASSESSMENT

Although most assessment will be carried out by examination, we employ a range of methods to monitor your progress. Coursework will be used to assess various skills, through working with case studies, essays, individual and group presentations, and reports.

Year 1 and 2 modules focus on assessing your ability to analyse and interpret financial and other data, and to identify and solve problems. Final year modules assess your capacity to relate theory and practice, to criticise and question, and to reason and argue.

STUDENT EXPERIENCE

When you join Norwich Business School, you will be assigned an academic advisor who will oversee your progress and guide you through the range of module choices, helping you select those which will best suit your interests and career path.

WHERE NEXT?

If the experience of our recent graduates is anything to go by, the world’s your oyster. Only six months after graduation, more than 90% are in employment or higher education, and more than 70% in professional and managerial jobs.  Many graduates have gone on to build careers in major organisations, such as:

  • PwC LLP
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst and Young
  • KPMG
  • Grant Thornton
  • BDO
  • Aviva
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Tesco
  • Apple
  • Google
  • Credit Suisse
  • Barclays
  • Amazon
  • BBC
  • March
  • UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • EY
  • Fujitsu.

Some of our more entrepreneurial graduates have even gone it alone, establishing their own successful companies, such as Gnaw Chocolate and Zealify. 

WHATEVER YOUR AMBITIONS, A BSC ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT DEGREE WITH A YEAR ABROAD CAN HELP YOU REALISE THEM.

Study Abroad

For Home/EU students opting for a Year Abroad the tuition fee is currently £1,350. The Year Abroad tuition fee will be subject to an annual increase. International Students are required to pay 25% of their annual tuition fee to UEA during their year Abroad and will be calculated based on the current tuition fee for that year.

Visit our Study Abroad website.

Course Modules

Students must study the following modules for 120 credits:

Name Code Credits

ECONOMICS FOR BUSINESS

This module provides students with an introduction to core economic theory and principles in a business context. It combines basic microeconomic and macroeconomic theory with cases/applications in a teaching programme designed to provide students with the ability to understand and analyse current and topical economic issues with relevance for business.

NBS-4003Y

20

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS (1)

Introduction to Business is organised in thematic units across semesters 1 and 2, aiming to provide a platform for understanding the world of management and the managerial role. The module explores the business environment, key environmental drivers and functions of organisations, providing an up-to-date view of current issues faced from every contemporary enterprise such as business sustainability, corporate responsibility and internationalisation. There is consideration of how organisations are managed in response to environmental drivers. To address this aspect, this module introduces key theoretical principles in lectures and seminars are designed to facilitate fundamental study skills development, teamwork and practical application of theory. By the end of this module, students will be able to understand and apply key concepts and analytical tools in exploring the business environment and industry structure respectively.

NBS-4007Y

20

INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL AND MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING

This module provides a foundation in the theory and practice of accounting and an introduction to the role, context and language of financial reporting and management accounting. The module assumes no previous study of accounting. It may be taken as a stand alone course for those students following a more general management pathway or to provide a foundation to underpin subsequent specialist studies in accounting.

NBS-4001Y

20

INTRODUCTION TO ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR

The overall aim of this module is for students to develop an understanding of the structure, functioning, and performance of organisations with particular reference to the behaviour of the individuals and groups who work within them. Specifically, the module aims are to: #Develop an appreciation of the nature and historical development of organisational behaviour #Introduce key concepts, theories, and methodologies in organisational behaviour #Develop an understanding of the linkages between OB research, theory, and practice #Develop analytical and academic writing skills

NBS-4005Y

20

INTRODUCTION TO QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR BUSINESS

This module provides the essential numerical and technical beginning of employability skills relevant to the needs of graduates and graduate employers. The module contains essential numerical and statistical skills development appropriate to the needs of the graduate workforce. These skills will be necessary in subsequent years of undergraduate study and preparation for entering the job market.

NBS-4004Y

20

PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING

This module is a general introduction and foundational grounding to Marketing. It is concerned with marketing functions of an organisation and seeks to develop awareness and understanding of marketing as an integrated business activity. It focuses on the theoretical frameworks which underpin an organisation's responses to market demand. Additionally, it considers examples of marketing programmes for a variety of organisational contexts to provide an industry perspective to theory. It is suitable for all UEA students and is a stand-alone module.

NBS-4006Y

20

Students must study the following modules for 80 credits:

Name Code Credits

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

This module is about the theory and practice of financial accounting and reporting. This includes an examination of current and legal professional requirements as they relate to limited liability companies in the UK. Large UK companies report using International Financial Reporting Standards and therefore international reporting issues are considered.

NBS-5002Y

20

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

This module builds on what students have learnt about managing people in organisational behaviour (NBS-4005Y). It introduces the topic of HRM and raises awareness of how the HR function can contribute to the business in providing competitive advantage. It will cover the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to be an effective people manager but will also help prepare students for a career in HR. The module provides a good grounding in the key areas of managing human resources including employee resourcing; managing the employment relationship and managing employee performance.

NBS-5011Y

20

MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING

The module aims to develop students' understanding of the theory and practice of management accounting. It develops underpinning competencies in management accounting and builds on topics introduced in the first year. It extends comprehension of the role and system of management accounting for performance measurement, planning, decision making and control across a range of organisations. Additionally, it introduces recent developments in management accounting practice, particularly those which underpin its growing strategic role.

NBS-5007Y

20

OPERATIONS STRATEGY AND MANAGEMENT

This module is about operations management, which is a functional field of management encompassing the design and improvement of the processes and systems employed in the creation and delivery of an organisation's products and services. Essentially, operations management is concerned with explaining how manufacturing and service organizations work. Managing operations well requires both strategic and tactical skills and is critical to every type of organisation, for it is only through effective and efficient utilization of resources that an organization can be successful in the long run.

NBS-5010Y

20

Students will select 40 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

BUSINESS AND COMPANY LAW

This module highly vocational and primarily designed for students taking accounting and related degrees, who wish to satisfy the curriculum requirements of the accounting profession, as having a foundation in aspects of English business and company law. The module covers in particular detail the Law of Contract and Company Law but also a wide variety of other subject areas, including the English Legal System, Partnership and Agency Law, Law of Torts, Criminal Law, Data Protection Law and Employment Law.

NBS-5004Y

20

BUSINESS ETHICS

This module explores some of the ethical questions raised by modern business practice in a global context. Ethical theories based on philosophy are central to the module. However, no prior knowledge of philosophy is assumed. Learning and teaching on the module emphasises the practical application of theory and research.

NBS-5006Y

20

BUSINESS FINANCE

This module sets out the basic principles of financial management and applies them to the main decisions faced by the financial manager. For example, it explains why the firm's owners would like the manager to increase firm value and shows how managers choose between investments that may pay off at different points of time or have different degrees of risk. Moreover, it discusses how companies raise the necessary funds to pay for these investments and why they might prefer a particular source of finance. Overall, this module presents the tools of modern financial management in a consistent conceptual framework.

NBS-5008Y

20

DIGITAL MARKETING AND THE SERVICE ECONOMY

This module advances the students' understanding of strategic marketing by focusing on digital and service marketing. While strategy is about planning, developing and continuously creating the firm's future to ensure sustainable competitive advantage, today's firm must learn to adapt its marketing activities and ground its understanding in the reality of its chosen markets. This module draws on digital marketing and service theories by highlighting different models, case studies and industry experience. It proposes to develop strategic thinking for marketers in a highly challenging technological world, and to help lead firms in facing future challenges in a more connected economy.

NBS-5013Y

20

EMPLOYABILITY, CREATIVITY AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

This module is about the development of management skills such as communication, team work, leadership, creativity and problem solving relevant to the needs of business students, graduates and graduate employers. The overall aim of the module is to encourage students to develop key management skills that will stand them in good stead for a future career in business and management. The module will put the student right in the centre of their own learning and engagement with an array of developmental activities designed to develop themselves and to develop adaptable and practical approaches to their future roles within organizations. This is an applied vision and skill development module; focusing on the development of the new skill sets for professionals of the 21st century. It is designed as a learning environment and a management trainee program that focuses on the development of knowledge and skills for global leaders. A core belief underlying our approach, demonstrated in interactive sessions, stems from the Chinese proverb, "Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand." We will have intensive brainstorming sessions, professional development workshops and executive training programs to help you and your colleagues to develop and apply professional skills for your career in the 21st century. In today's global, rapidly changing knowledge based economy, learning and experimenting with management skills is one of the smartest investments you can make for your future careers and employability.

NBS-5015Y

20

INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR MANAGEMENT

The module explores the ways in which organizations acquire, implement, and manage modern Information Systems. Important topical applications of Information Systems are explained, including Enterprise Resource Planning, E-business, Mobile Commerce, Change Management, Information Systems Development and Sustainable Technologies. The impacts of these technologies on the ways that businesses operate and interact with one another and with their customers are analysed. The module addresses the changing role of information systems and technology in modern organisations. In particular, it examines the multiple roles and uses of information in organisations. Thus, its emphasis is on the 'I' in IT (the information), not on the 'T' (the technology).

NBS-5003Y

20

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

This module provides students with an introduction to core trade theory and principles in a business context. It combines basic microeconomic and macroeconomic principles with cases/applications in a teaching programme designed to help students understand current business and international business issues. What drives cross-border trade flows? Why is free trade better than autarchy and what is the cost of not having it? How does cross-border trade affect economic growth? And what are the most common challenges that firms have to face when operating across borders? The module will provide students with a set of technical tools and way of thinking to answer such questions, among others.

NBS-5016Y

20

MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS

This module introduces students to the concepts, theories, and techniques involved in managing an organisation's integrated marketing communications campaigns. The module considers issues that arise in planning, implementing and managing marketing communications strategies across different media channels. These include print and broadcast advertising, PR, sponsorships, product placements, sales promotions and event-marketing as well as direct and digital marketing. Besides critically evaluating current promotional strategies for existing brands, students are required to develop, design and present a new marketing communications project of their own, which includes a practical element to design an appropriate print or TV advertisement.

NBS-5020Y

20

PRACTICAL LAW FOR MANAGEMENT

This module introduces students to aspects of law which are relevant to their future careers as managers. It is an extremely practical module which is taught using a range of legal cases, practical scenarios, and problem questions. This approach enables students to learn the essentials of business law in a useful and engaging way, and introduces them to some of the key legal documentation they are likely to encounter in a managerial role. Students will learn where to find the law, the practical implications for managers, and when it is essential to seek legal advice.

NBS-5017Y

20

QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR BUSINESS

This module considers quantitative methods used in business for analysing and solving problems. The emphasis is on practical applications and uses involving Excel and SPSS.

NBS-5005Y

20

Students must study the following modules for 120 credits:

Name Code Credits

NBS YEAR ABROAD

The NBS year abroad offers the exciting opportunity to enhance your study while experiencing a different country and culture. It will enable you to enhance your knowledge of degree related subjects while acquiring personal skills and experience which are highly valued by employers. Reserved for students on U1N40A401, U1NN4A401, U1NN3A401, U1N20A401 and U1NN5A401.

NBS-5001Y

120

Students must study the following modules for 40 credits:

Name Code Credits

ADVANCED MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING

Driven from a theoretical baseline. This module is designed to give students a critical viewpoint of management accounting, which can be applied in the workplace to modern 21st century organisations. The module is concerned with the design and functioning of accounting information within organisations. A limited number of topics will be examined in depth to illustrate three main themes: organisational control, performance measurement and management decision-making. The aim is to explore a number of issues relating to contemporary practices from a research perspective in the light of the changing nature of management accounting in different applied contexts and settings. It builds upon previous study of the subject and sets management accounting within an organisational, strategic and ethical context. There is a strong research and enquiry theme to the module, which is enabled by exploration of some of the underlying theoretical frameworks and schools of thought.

NBS-6006Y

20

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

This module aims to develop your understanding of the principles and practices of strategic management. It builds on business management concepts developed during the first and second years, and while the focus of the module is on strategic management as a managed process, the module also takes into account differences in strategy perspectives, external and internal organizational contexts and at its heart achieving sustainable competitive advantage. As a third year module, you are required to understand strategic management within the broad context of current debates and contemporary issues as they influence business management in the global economy.

NBS-6009Y

20

Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

ADVANCED FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

This module is about building on the work done in NBS-5002Y Financial Accounting. It will deepen your understanding of the theory and practice of financial reporting. You look at some technical areas such as group accounts in more depth. The module will develop your technical skills. It is also an opportunity to question the practices of financial reporting; why are some things included and others excluded from the financial statements, in what other ways could transactions be reported, how do we measure transactions and why that way?

NBS-6001Y

20

AUDIT AND ACCOUNTABILITY

The aim of this module is to give students an introduction to the theory and practice of auditing. The emphasis is on the external audit of limited companies. The module also includes a discussion of current dilemmas and research in auditing, notably the audit expectations gap and audit regulation. It is designed as a specialist module for students on Accounting related degrees.

NBS-6002Y

20

FINANCIAL MODELLING

This module aims to build a bridge between the theory, application and practice of finance. The module will enable students to analyse simulated and actual financial data and build realistic models to solve problems and support financial decisions. In line with practice, most of the models will be built using Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and data from free online sources or specialized financial databases. Key applications include: time value of money, investment appraisal, firm valuation, equity and bond pricing, descriptive statistics, regression, forecasting, etc. The module will allow students to gain exposure to the application of statistical methods in real contexts through in-class case studies and practice in a PC lab environment.

NBS-6007Y

20

INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL SERVICES

The module explores why financial markets exist and how they operate to support firms and households within the local and global economy.

NBS-6004Y

20

INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

This module deals with the basic and advanced theories, models and techniques that have been developed and used in the financial industry and research for investment management. You will learn how wealth can be allocated optimally across various types of assets in order to meet different investor objectives. Emphasis will be placed on mainstream approaches which assume market efficiency. However, we shall also discuss arguments and evidence related to criticism of these approaches and the usefulness of alternatives, such as Behavioural finance. The module will cover both passive and active investment strategies (eg., algorithmic trading, technical analysis, fundamental analysis) at a national and global level. Assets analysed will include basic traded stock and debt securities along with more complex derivative assets (eg., futures, options, swaps) in the context of different investment portfolios (eg., hedge funds, ETFs, index trackers, REITs, etc.). The module will also discuss issues related to performance evaluation, risk management and taxes. The material taught will be aligned closely to the curriculum of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program and the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI).

NBS-6016Y

20

PERSONAL AND CORPORATE TAXATION

This module is about the theory and practice of personal and corporate taxation within the UK. The module includes an examination of current legal and professional taxation requirements. Whilst the module is primarily directed at the UK taxation system, aspects of International taxation will also be considered.

NBS-6003Y

20

Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

BUILDING STRENGTHS AT WORK

This module is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills to develop better strengths and resources at work and increase the well-being and performance of organizational members. We will explore and discuss strengths and resources at four levels: individual, groups, leaders, and organisations. The main strengths that may be built in each area will be discussed from a theoretical and a practical point of view from the perspective of evidence-based management.

NBS-6019Y

20

CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR

This module develops and expands knowledge, understanding, and awareness of consumer behaviour and the multiple influences that shape the role of a consumer in a market society. Drawing on a wide range of multidisciplinary theoretical perspectives from social sciences and beyond, the module explores the complexity of consumer behaviour in individual, collective, social, and organisational settings and its far reaching implications in society for individuals, markets, businesses, organisations, and the government. The module challenges conventional ideas about consumer, consumption, market structures, and market society and opens up horizons about how the economy and society can respond to such behaviours.

NBS-6008Y

20

ORGANISATIONAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS

The aim of this module is to explore some of the assumptions surrounding the use of information in contemporary organisations. These issues will be examined within a modern philosophical framework giving rise to a critical reflection of methodology and organisational models that form the basis of organisational systems.

NBS-6024Y

20

STRATEGIC BRAND MANAGEMENT

The module focuses on brand management. It takes a very pragmatic approach, showing through numerous case studies how organisations launch brands, establish and maintain brand equity, and how they manage brands over time and geographic boundaries. To develop a knowledge and understanding of brand management, students study the factors and strategies that contribute to building brand equity. The lectures will be supported by a series of seminar sessions which allow students to experience the practical application of the module syllabus and to test their understanding of the relevant theories. This module is particularly useful for students aiming at careers in marketing, advertising or market research.

NBS-6023Y

20

Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

Students are required to choose a further 20 credits from the choice of modules included in the Options Range below, where the module has not already been selected under Option Range A or B.

Name Code Credits

ADVANCED FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

This module is about building on the work done in NBS-5002Y Financial Accounting. It will deepen your understanding of the theory and practice of financial reporting. You look at some technical areas such as group accounts in more depth. The module will develop your technical skills. It is also an opportunity to question the practices of financial reporting; why are some things included and others excluded from the financial statements, in what other ways could transactions be reported, how do we measure transactions and why that way?

NBS-6001Y

20

AUDIT AND ACCOUNTABILITY

The aim of this module is to give students an introduction to the theory and practice of auditing. The emphasis is on the external audit of limited companies. The module also includes a discussion of current dilemmas and research in auditing, notably the audit expectations gap and audit regulation. It is designed as a specialist module for students on Accounting related degrees.

NBS-6002Y

20

BUILDING STRENGTHS AT WORK

This module is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills to develop better strengths and resources at work and increase the well-being and performance of organizational members. We will explore and discuss strengths and resources at four levels: individual, groups, leaders, and organisations. The main strengths that may be built in each area will be discussed from a theoretical and a practical point of view from the perspective of evidence-based management.

NBS-6019Y

20

COMPETITION AND CONSUMER POLICY FOR MANAGERS

This module gives students a unique insight into competition and consumer policy in the UK and the EU. Awareness of these policies are indispensable to the prudent operation of any business. The module introduces students the high-level research and policy work that NBS's Centre for Competition Policy is doing. The module is split into two parts. The first part focuses on competition policy, the aims of which is to promote competition in the marketplace; make markets work better and contribute towards improved efficiency in individual markets. We will examine the main components of competition policy and examine how they contributed to enhanced competitiveness of UK businesses within the UK, the European Union (EU) and the global economy. In the second part of the module we will look at consumer policy, and how it ensures maximal consumer participation in markets, and discuss how these policies affect businesses in the UK and globally. The module is practice-driven and builds strongly on NBS research. Students are expected to interact throughout the module, present case studies, and engage in the discussion of topical consumer and competition related issues. Throughout the module we rely on case studies that facilitate the understanding the anatomy of business behaviour relevant to competition and consumer policy. The module also contains, as a key component, information on how business can comply with the relevant laws and regulations governing competition and consumer policies.

NBS-6026Y

20

CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR

This module develops and expands knowledge, understanding, and awareness of consumer behaviour and the multiple influences that shape the role of a consumer in a market society. Drawing on a wide range of multidisciplinary theoretical perspectives from social sciences and beyond, the module explores the complexity of consumer behaviour in individual, collective, social, and organisational settings and its far reaching implications in society for individuals, markets, businesses, organisations, and the government. The module challenges conventional ideas about consumer, consumption, market structures, and market society and opens up horizons about how the economy and society can respond to such behaviours.

NBS-6008Y

20

FINANCIAL MODELLING

This module aims to build a bridge between the theory, application and practice of finance. The module will enable students to analyse simulated and actual financial data and build realistic models to solve problems and support financial decisions. In line with practice, most of the models will be built using Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and data from free online sources or specialized financial databases. Key applications include: time value of money, investment appraisal, firm valuation, equity and bond pricing, descriptive statistics, regression, forecasting, etc. The module will allow students to gain exposure to the application of statistical methods in real contexts through in-class case studies and practice in a PC lab environment.

NBS-6007Y

20

INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL SERVICES

The module explores why financial markets exist and how they operate to support firms and households within the local and global economy.

NBS-6004Y

20

INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

This module deals with the basic and advanced theories, models and techniques that have been developed and used in the financial industry and research for investment management. You will learn how wealth can be allocated optimally across various types of assets in order to meet different investor objectives. Emphasis will be placed on mainstream approaches which assume market efficiency. However, we shall also discuss arguments and evidence related to criticism of these approaches and the usefulness of alternatives, such as Behavioural finance. The module will cover both passive and active investment strategies (eg., algorithmic trading, technical analysis, fundamental analysis) at a national and global level. Assets analysed will include basic traded stock and debt securities along with more complex derivative assets (eg., futures, options, swaps) in the context of different investment portfolios (eg., hedge funds, ETFs, index trackers, REITs, etc.). The module will also discuss issues related to performance evaluation, risk management and taxes. The material taught will be aligned closely to the curriculum of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program and the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI).

NBS-6016Y

20

ORGANISATIONAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS

The aim of this module is to explore some of the assumptions surrounding the use of information in contemporary organisations. These issues will be examined within a modern philosophical framework giving rise to a critical reflection of methodology and organisational models that form the basis of organisational systems.

NBS-6024Y

20

PERSONAL AND CORPORATE TAXATION

This module is about the theory and practice of personal and corporate taxation within the UK. The module includes an examination of current legal and professional taxation requirements. Whilst the module is primarily directed at the UK taxation system, aspects of International taxation will also be considered.

NBS-6003Y

20

STRATEGIC BRAND MANAGEMENT

The module focuses on brand management. It takes a very pragmatic approach, showing through numerous case studies how organisations launch brands, establish and maintain brand equity, and how they manage brands over time and geographic boundaries. To develop a knowledge and understanding of brand management, students study the factors and strategies that contribute to building brand equity. The lectures will be supported by a series of seminar sessions which allow students to experience the practical application of the module syllabus and to test their understanding of the relevant theories. This module is particularly useful for students aiming at careers in marketing, advertising or market research.

NBS-6023Y

20

Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

BUSINESS AND COMPANY LAW

This module highly vocational and primarily designed for students taking accounting and related degrees, who wish to satisfy the curriculum requirements of the accounting profession, as having a foundation in aspects of English business and company law. The module covers in particular detail the Law of Contract and Company Law but also a wide variety of other subject areas, including the English Legal System, Partnership and Agency Law, Law of Torts, Criminal Law, Data Protection Law and Employment Law.

NBS-5004Y

20

BUSINESS ETHICS

This module explores some of the ethical questions raised by modern business practice in a global context. Ethical theories based on philosophy are central to the module. However, no prior knowledge of philosophy is assumed. Learning and teaching on the module emphasises the practical application of theory and research.

NBS-5006Y

20

BUSINESS FINANCE

This module sets out the basic principles of financial management and applies them to the main decisions faced by the financial manager. For example, it explains why the firm's owners would like the manager to increase firm value and shows how managers choose between investments that may pay off at different points of time or have different degrees of risk. Moreover, it discusses how companies raise the necessary funds to pay for these investments and why they might prefer a particular source of finance. Overall, this module presents the tools of modern financial management in a consistent conceptual framework.

NBS-5008Y

20

DIGITAL MARKETING AND THE SERVICE ECONOMY

This module advances the students' understanding of strategic marketing by focusing on digital and service marketing. While strategy is about planning, developing and continuously creating the firm's future to ensure sustainable competitive advantage, today's firm must learn to adapt its marketing activities and ground its understanding in the reality of its chosen markets. This module draws on digital marketing and service theories by highlighting different models, case studies and industry experience. It proposes to develop strategic thinking for marketers in a highly challenging technological world, and to help lead firms in facing future challenges in a more connected economy.

NBS-5013Y

20

FURTHER MATHEMATICS

This module is for those students who have passed CMP-4004Y or equivalent, in their first year and would like to study further theory that is a pre-requisite for several other 2nd and 3rd level modules in CMP. For such students it provides an introduction to the mathematics of counting and arrangements, a further development of the theory and practice of calculus, an introduction to linear algebra and its computing applications and a further development of the principles and computing applications of probability theory. 3D Vectors and complex numbers are also studied.

CMP-5006A

20

INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR MANAGEMENT

The module explores the ways in which organizations acquire, implement, and manage modern Information Systems. Important topical applications of Information Systems are explained, including Enterprise Resource Planning, E-business, Mobile Commerce, Change Management, Information Systems Development and Sustainable Technologies. The impacts of these technologies on the ways that businesses operate and interact with one another and with their customers are analysed. The module addresses the changing role of information systems and technology in modern organisations. In particular, it examines the multiple roles and uses of information in organisations. Thus, its emphasis is on the 'I' in IT (the information), not on the 'T' (the technology).

NBS-5003Y

20

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

This module provides students with an introduction to core trade theory and principles in a business context. It combines basic microeconomic and macroeconomic principles with cases/applications in a teaching programme designed to help students understand current business and international business issues. What drives cross-border trade flows? Why is free trade better than autarchy and what is the cost of not having it? How does cross-border trade affect economic growth? And what are the most common challenges that firms have to face when operating across borders? The module will provide students with a set of technical tools and way of thinking to answer such questions, among others.

NBS-5016Y

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MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS

This module introduces students to the concepts, theories, and techniques involved in managing an organisation's integrated marketing communications campaigns. The module considers issues that arise in planning, implementing and managing marketing communications strategies across different media channels. These include print and broadcast advertising, PR, sponsorships, product placements, sales promotions and event-marketing as well as direct and digital marketing. Besides critically evaluating current promotional strategies for existing brands, students are required to develop, design and present a new marketing communications project of their own, which includes a practical element to design an appropriate print or TV advertisement.

NBS-5020Y

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PRACTICAL LAW FOR MANAGEMENT

This module introduces students to aspects of law which are relevant to their future careers as managers. It is an extremely practical module which is taught using a range of legal cases, practical scenarios, and problem questions. This approach enables students to learn the essentials of business law in a useful and engaging way, and introduces them to some of the key legal documentation they are likely to encounter in a managerial role. Students will learn where to find the law, the practical implications for managers, and when it is essential to seek legal advice.

NBS-5017Y

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QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR BUSINESS

This module considers quantitative methods used in business for analysing and solving problems. The emphasis is on practical applications and uses involving Excel and SPSS.

NBS-5005Y

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Disclaimer

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.

Entry Requirements

  • A Level ABB excluding General Studies
  • International Baccalaureate 32 points
  • Scottish Advanced Highers ABB
  • Irish Leaving Certificate AABBBB or 2 subjects at H1 and 4 subjects at H2
  • Access Course An ARTS/Humanities/Social Science pathway preferred. Pass with Distinction in 30 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 15 credits at Level 3
  • BTEC DDM
  • European Baccalaureate 75%

Entry Requirement

You are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE Level.

A GCE A-Level in General Studies is not accepted.

Students for whom English is a Foreign language

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components)

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list.

INTO University of East Anglia

If you do not meet the academic and or English requirements for direct entry our partner, INTO University of East Anglia offers guaranteed progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a preparation programme. Depending on your interests, and your qualifications you can take a variety of routes to this degree:

International Foundation in Business, Economics, Society and Culture

International Foundation in Humanities and Law

International Diploma in Business Management and Economics

Interviews

The majority of candidates will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track. However, for some students an interview will be requested. You may be called for an interview to help the School of Study, and you, understand if the course is the right choice for you.  The interview will cover topics such as your current studies, reasons for choosing the course and your personal interests and extra-curricular activities.  Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a convenient time.

Gap Year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry and to contact admissions@uea.ac.uk directly to discuss this further.

Intakes

The School's annual intake is in September of each year.
  • A Level ABB excluding General Studies
  • International Baccalaureate 32
  • Scottish Highers AABBB one Advanced Higher preferred
  • Scottish Advanced Highers ABB (acceptable on its own or in combination with other qualifications)
  • Irish Leaving Certificate AABBBB
  • Access Course Humanities/Social Sciences pathway preferred. Pass the Access course with Distinction in 30 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 15 credits at Level 3
  • BTEC DDM
  • European Baccalaureate 75%

Students for whom English is a Foreign language

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):

  • IELTS (SELT): 6.5 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components)

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list.

INTO University of East Anglia 

If you do not meet the academic and or English requirements for direct entry our partner, INTO University of East Anglia offers guaranteed progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a preparation programme. Depending on your interests, and your qualifications you can take a variety of routes to this degree:

International Foundation in Business, Economics, Society and Culture

International Foundation in Humanities and Law

International Year 1 in Business Management and Economics

Special Entry Requirements

A-Level General Studies is not accepted for this course.

Intakes

The School’s annual intake is in September each year.

Alternative Qualifications

Candidates with equivalent qualifications are encouraged to apply, or contact the Admissions Office for further information.

International candidates are also actively encouraged to access the University's International Students webpage.

GCSE Offer

Students are required to have Mathematics and English Language GCSEs at grade C or above.

Assessment

Key factors used to assess an application include:

  • Past and future achievement in examinations
  • Academic interest in the subject
  • Personal interests and extra-curricular activities
  • The reference

All applications are considered on their own individual merits.

Fees and Funding

Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support: Home and EU Students

Tuition Fees

Please see our webpage for further information on the current amount of tuition fees payable for Home and EU students and for details of the support available.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. 

Home/EU - The University of East Anglia offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships.  To check if you are eligible please visit the website.

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Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support: International Students

Tuition Fees

Please see our webpage for further information on the current amount of tuition fees payable for International Students.

Scholarships

We offer a range of Scholarships for International Students – please see our website for further information.

How to Apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The system allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it must be sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The UCAS code name and number for the University of East Anglia is EANGL E14.

Further information

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances with the Admissions Office prior to applying please do contact us:

Admissions Office (Business)
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

When emailing us please remember to include your full name, UCAS Personal ID or your UEA Application Number (if applicable) and the name of the course you are applying for so your query can be answered as quickly as possible.

Register your details via our Online Enquiry Form.

International candidates are also actively encouraged to access the University's International section of our website.

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