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Accounting and Management with a Year in Industry - BA (Hons)

UCAS code NN2K:K

2017

Combine the study of accounting theory, principles and analysis with the key aspects of management practices.

2017

Overview

At Kent Business School, we have designed the Accounting and Management with a Year in Industry degree to ensure that it responds to the needs and expectations of the modern accountancy and management professions. This programme equips you with knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to a career in accounting or management as well as for professional training in accounting.You will spend a year on a professional work placement and also can combine accounting modules with related subjects including a wide range of business management modules.

Our supportive and flexible approach to teaching gives you the confidence and skills you need to follow the path that most interests you.

We have an excellent record of graduate employment with our graduates moving into a whole range of careers, including professional training in public practice (chartered accountancy) or in industry, commerce, the public sector, financial services or general management.

Our Accounting and Management programme is accredited by the UK professional accountancy bodies, leading to exemption from specific examinations dependent on your choice of modules.

Year in Industry

You will undertake a professional work placement on this programme as a ‘Year in Industry’. Companies who have participated in providing work placements include The Walt Disney Co., Lloyds Banking Group, GE, Global Growth & Operations, First Capital Plus, Active Communication International, Macdonald's Restaurants Ltd, Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, as well as corporations in New York, Kyoto, Dubai and Barcelona.

Organisations who provide placements for your year in industry view this scheme as an effective way to find potential new employees, so the scheme will give you a definite advantage when it comes to job prospects and really enhance your employability.

About Kent Business School

Studying at Kent Business School is an exciting life experience, especially if you are moving away from home. We have combined a solid academic portfolio with excellent accommodation options, as well as hosting plenty of social and cultural activities.

Kent Business School delivers a high standard of business education and is the largest department at the University of Kent. Our academic research and links with global business inform our teaching, ensuring a curriculum that is both rigorous and current.  We are a top 30 UK business school for our academic teaching and student satisfaction.

Independent rankings

Business, Management and Marketing at Kent was ranked 18th in The Guardian University Guide 2017. In the National Student Survey 2016, 86% of Accounting students were satisfied with the overall quality of their course.

For graduate prospects, Accounting and Finance at Kent was ranked 16th in The Complete University Guide 2017. Of Accounting students who graduated from Kent in 2015, 94% of were in work or further study within six months (DLHE).

Course structure

The course structure provides a sample of the modules available for this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation.  Most programmes require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. You may also have the option to take ‘wild’ modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.

Based on sector research, the following innovative new modules will be offered on this programme from 2017/18:

  • CB5009 - Contract Law and Consumer Rights
  • CB760 - Business Law and Employment Rights
  • CBxxx - Strategic Marketing

The following modules are offered to our current students. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation:

Stage 1

Modules may include Credits

This module will cover the key concepts of microeconomics and theories related to the individual, firm and industry in the short and long run, underpinned by existing evidence on past and current economic trends in the UK, Europe and the rest of the world.

• Key microeconomic concepts such as opportunity cost and equity versus efficiency

• Supply and demand; elasticity

• Cost and revenues

• Profit maximisation under different market structures

• Input markets; labour and capital

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Management Principles aims to provide an understanding of the challenges of managing people within complex work organisations. The experience of work and employment are being affected by rapid change as a result of a number of factors including new technology, the growth of global competition and the changing demographic profiles and values of the work force. These developments are considered within an historical context. An exploration of their implications for management practices and organisational forms will be conducted.

Students will be introduced to the main concepts and theories through readings and discussions of the main authors in the field. Case studies will be used to show how these concepts can impact upon management decision making within work organisations.

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The aim of this module is to give students a solid grounding in key statistical techniques required to analyse effectively business data and data relevant for business. The content includes:

• Maths and statistical skills for business; revision of algebra and basic mathematical functions.

• Summarising data with histograms, bar charts, frequency distributions, measures of central tendency and dispersion.

• Spreadsheets: features and functions of commonly-used spreadsheet software including: workbook, worksheet, rows, columns, cells, data, text, formulae, formatting, printing, graphics and macros, charts and graphs, data management facilities, data validation, spreadsheet security and documentation.

• Probability: The relationship between probability, proportion and percent, addition and multiplication rules in probability theory and Venn diagrams.

• Common Probability Density Functions.

• Sampling and its use in inference, and applications of sampling in business management.

• Regression and correlation: scatter plots; simple regression; interpreting computer output.

• Forecasting using spreadsheets.

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The module introduces to students the importance of marketing in competitive and dynamic environments. The key topics of the module are:

• The marketing concept

• The marketing environment

• Market segmentation & targeting

• Brand development and management

• Management of the marketing mix

• Marketing research and new product development

• The implications of internationalisation for marketing managers

• Ethical issues in marketing

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Topics the module will cover include:

• Orientation to studying at university: including time management, learning styles and making sense of feedback.

• Cognitive development: writing essays and reports in higher education; referencing and plagiarism; how to construct a reasoned argument, and an introduction to critical and analytical thinking.

• Research skills: understanding what is meant by business and/or management research, including in brief its process from generating a hypothesis to data collection, sampling and analysis; how to develop a literature review, and the differences between quantitative and qualitative research and primary and secondary sources.

• The theories underlying the personal skill development needed to achieve success at university and in the workplace, including: effective communication skills; group and team working; problem solving; creative and innovative thinking, and presentation skills.

• Personal Development Planning for Employability: including career exploration, CV writing, and making sense of employers' skills requirements.

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This module aims to give students a better understanding of the importance of accounting in the modern world, and how accounts are produced and regulated to produce meaningful information to all stakeholders in a business.

The key topics of the module are:

1) Role and evolution of accounting

2) Single entry accounting; double entry bookkeeping

3) Financial reporting conventions

4) Recording transactions and adjusting entries

5) Principal financial statements; monetary items; purchases and sales, and bad and doubtful debts

6) Stock valuation; fixed assets, and depreciation methods

7) Liabilities and provisions

8) Accounting for sole traders and Limited Companies

9) Cash flow statements

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Synopsis of the curriculum

  • Definition of management accounting;

  • Relationship to financial accounting;

  • Absorption costing; marginal costing;

  • Process costing; joint costs;

  • Activity based costing;

  • Cost behaviour;

  • Breakeven analysis;

  • Pricing: external, internal, transfer pricing;

  • Forecasting costs;

  • Regression analysis;

  • Information and management accounting

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    The module will cover various aspects of the changing global environment. An indicative list of topics is given below, however the main aim of the module is to examine contemporary issues within the global business environment that are likely to impact upon business operations and strategy:

    • Globalisation: Definition, Evolution, Implications for countries, firms and people,

    • The Triad: European Union, United States, Japan - Investment, Trade, Relations

    • International Capital and Financial Markets: New York, London, Frankfurt, Tokyo

    • World Institutions: World Trade Organisation, International Monetary Fund, United Nations

    • International Economic Environment: Exchange Rates and patterns of trade

    • Environment: Global Warming – Kyoto Agreement

    • Business and Corporate Culture: Japan & Germany VS UK & US

    • Innovation & Technology

    • Mergers and Acquisitions

    • Firm and Stakeholders - Ethical Issues

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    Stage 2

    Modules may include Credits

    This module will cover the basic principles of macroeconomics; such as the definition and measurement of key macroeconomic variables. Students will consider competing theories related to the macro economy in the short and long run. This will be underpinned by existing evidence on past and current levels of macroeconomic indicators in the UK, Europe and the rest of the world.

    • The Macro economy – as a system: the circular flow (including injections and withdrawals), national income measurement, economic growth and international comparisons

    • Macroeconomic variables: GDP, unemployment, inflation, money supply and balance of payments

    • The open macro economy; including imports and exports; the role of exchange rates and an introduction to trade.

    • Macroeconomic theories: including the classical approach, the Keynesian demand management approach and monetarism

    • Macroeconomic policies: demand versus supply side economic management

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    Synopsis of the curriculum

    The course begins by looking at the ever important financial management function. It then proceeds to cover key topics, including:

  • investment appraisal techniques under certainty and uncertainty

  • portfolio theory, CAPM, WACC and capital structure

  • the efficient market hypothesis

  • interaction of investment and financing decisions

  • decomposition of risk

  • options and pricing

  • dividends and dividend valuation models.

    The financial system within which business organisations operates is examined, followed by the specific sources of long and short-term capital, including the management of fixed and working capital.

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    The module provides a further understanding of the nature of costing systems and the relevance of costing information for management. The module will develop, within an economic and organisational context, the principles and techniques used to provide appropriate relevant information for managers to enable them to make better informed decisions.

    • The role of Management Accountants in the organisation, cost determination, Introduction to cost terms and purposes

    • Cost Volume Profit Analysis

    • Job order costing, absorption costing, activity based costing

    • Standard costing and variance analysis, operational control and performance measurement

    • Long term decision making techniques, risk and uncertainty, limiting factors of production

    • Profit reporting and stock valuation

    • Pricing, target costing, life cycle costing and customer profitability analysis

    • Cost allocation, joint and by-product costing, service departments

    • Project appraisal, sensitivity analysis, decision tree, distributions and project outcomes, Essay topic submission

    • Performance management systems, performance measurement and control, Strategic management accounting and Value based management

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    The main areas covered below will further develop the students understanding of the importance and relevance of financial accounting disciplines. They will also be able to differentiate between various forms of accounts and how to interpret them.

    • Adjusting Entries – Provisions and Contingencies

    • Partnership accounting

    • Capital structure of companies

    • Interpretation of financial statements

    • Introduction to the role of the auditor

    • Measurement problems in traditional accounting

    • Leases

    • Long Term Contracts

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    This module aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of the financial accounting techniques at an advanced level and with an appreciation of the regulatory and social environment within which financial reporting takes place.

    • Conceptual framework of financial reporting

    • Financial Reporting environment

    • The Regulation of financial reporting

    • Deferred Tax

    • Research and Development

    • Intangibles

    • Group Accounting

    • Associates and Joint Ventures

    • Off Balance sheet financing

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    This module will require students to develop the ability to use appropriate techniques of analysis and enquiry within the management of operations, and to learn how to evaluate alternatives and make recommendations.

    The key topics of the module are:

    1) Strategic role of operations and operations strategy

    2) Design of processes and the implications for layout and flow

    3) People, jobs and organisation

    4) Capacity planning and scheduling

    5) Inventory control

    6) Supply chain management, lean systems and enterprise resource planning

    7) Quality planning and managing improvement

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    This module aims to develop a critical understanding of project management to enable students to recognise the importance of the discipline in a variety of organisational and functional contexts. Students should develop a critical understanding of the concepts employed in project management at strategic, systems and operational levels, and an appreciation of the knowledge and skills required for successful project management in organisations. The syllabus will focus specifically on the 4D & 7S models of project management.

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    The aim of the module is to develop an understanding of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability informed by ethical theory and stakeholder perspectives. Students will have the opportunity to familiarise with essential readings and cases in CSR to enable them to recognise key issues that are raised by stakeholder groups such as shareholder activism; socially responsible investment; employee discrimination; working conditions; ethical issues in marketing; management; consumer protection; gifts/ bribes; accountability; collaboration with civil society organisations, and corruption of governmental actors. The module will therefore contribute in building an understanding on contemporary social issues in business by highlighting the importance of a collaborative approach with internal and external stakeholder groups.

    1. Business Ethics

    2. Corporate Social Responsibility

    3. Sustainability

    4. Social responsibilities of sectors and industries

    5. Implementation of socially responsible and sustainable programmes and initiatives

    6. Stakeholders of organisations, including:

        Consumers

        Employees

        Suppliers

        Competitors

        Shareholders

        Civil society

        Government

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    Information Systems (IS) are at the heart of every business and pervade almost every aspect of our lives (work, rest and play). Information Systems are treated in this module within the context of the social sciences, offering students a management and organisational perspective on the role of IS in business and how they are managed. This one term module is not technically orientated but designed to show how information systems are conceived, designed, implemented and managed in contemporary organisations.

    The aim of this module is to provide students with the methods and approaches used by managers to exploit new digital opportunities and position their organisations to realise enhanced business value. By the end of this module, students will be equipped with the necessary tools to deal with current business issues including digital transformation through information systems and emerging business models via technological innovations.

    The first part of the modules looks at the transformations in contemporary organisations and the strategic and operational decisions in managing digital IS in organisations. In particular, we shall see how some organisations have centred themselves on their information systems and highlight critical issues in the debates regarding the use of information technologies in organisations. The second part of the module provides a view of state-of-the-art enterprise systems applications, cloud computing, big data, cyber-defence and social networking/media and Web 2.0 (including mobile) tools and discusses how they are integrated into business life and used to improve organisational performance. The third part focuses on green IS/IT / green business practices and sustainability and core legislative frameworks (DPA, Computer Misuse Act, Intellectual Property).

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    Managing People and Teams aims to provide an understanding of the key concepts within management theory. This core knowledge is applied to a range of organisational settings so that the influence of management theory on management practice is understood. The role played by specialist management functions within Human Resource Management (HRM) and Employment Relations is investigated.

    Students will be introduced to the main concepts and theories through readings and discussions of the main authors in the field. Case studies will be used to show how these concepts can impact upon management thinking and decision making within work organisations.

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    Year in industry

    All students spend a year in industry, supported by a dedicated placement team and a programme designed to ensure that students gain experience in the functional areas and industries of their choice.

    The placement allows you to experience, first hand, many of the issues addressed in the taught programme and to use the tools, techniques and applications in a real business setting. It will become a vital component of your CV and will give you a distinct advantage over other business graduates.

    Modules may include Credits

    Synopsis of the curriculum

  • The placement provides you with a structured opportunity to combine work experience with academic study.

  • It allows you to develop and reflect on managerial and/or professional practice in real and often complex situations, and to integrate this with the study of the relevant subject(s) of your main degree programme.

  • Where relevant, you develop, reinforce and apply professional and/or technical expertise in an employment context.
  • The placement report requires you to integrate theory and practice, and to show how you have developed as an independent learner able to reflect effectively on what you are doing.

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    Synopsis of the curriculum

  • The placement experience provides you with a structured opportunity to combine work experience with academic study.

  • It allows you to develop and reflect on managerial and/or professional practice in real and often complex situations, and to integrate this with the study of the relevant subject(s) of your main degree programme.

  • Where relevant, you develop, reinforce and apply professional and/or technical expertise in an employment context. The placement portfolio requires you to document your experiences in relation to both your university studies as well as to a wide range of employability skills.

  • In addition, the portfolio allows demonstration of professional development through the collection and presentation of relevant evidence.

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    Stage 3

    Modules may include Credits

    The aim of this module is to develop students’ ability to analyse corporate financial statement information and to make performance evaluations and investment decisions. The module investigates the role of corporate financial statements in the context of company valuation and aim to cover the following topics:

    • Foundations of financial statement analysis

    • Economic and sector performance

    • Financial reporting model

    • Critique of financial statements

    • Standardising financial statement information

    • Ratio analysis

    • Economics of valuation and valuation models

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    A synopsis of the curriculum

    The module will aim to cover the following topics:

    • The UK tax system including the overall function and purpose of taxation in a modern economy, different types of taxes, principal sources of revenue law and practice, tax avoidance and tax evasion.

    • Income tax liabilities including the scope of income tax, income from employment and self-employment, property and investment income, the computation of taxable income and income tax liability, the use of exemptions and reliefs in deferring and minimising income tax liabilities.

    • Corporation tax liabilities including the scope of corporation tax, profits chargeable to corporation tax, the computation of corporation tax liability, the use of exemptions and reliefs in deferring and minimising corporation tax liabilities.

    • Chargeable gains including the scope of taxation of capital gains, the basic principles of computing gains and losses, gains and losses on the disposal of movable and immovable property, gains and losses on the disposal of shares and securities, the computation of capital gains tax payable by individuals, the use of exemptions and reliefs in deferring and minimising tax liabilities arising on the disposal of capital assets.

    • National insurance contributions including the scope of national insurance, class 1 and 1A contributions for employed persons, class 2 and 4 contributions for self-employed persons.

    • Value added tax including the scope of VAT, registration requirements, computation of VAT liabilities.

    • Inheritance tax and the use of exemptions and reliefs in deferring and minimising inheritance tax liabilities. Introduction to international tax strategy, implementation, compliance and defence. An understanding of principles of normative ethics in business and in taxation from local and global perspectives.

    • The obligations of taxpayers and/or their agents including the systems for self-assessment and the making of returns, the time limits for the submission of information, claims and payment of tax, the procedures relating to enquiries, appeals and disputes, penalties for non-compliance.

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    A synopsis of the curriculum

    • Introduction to Business/Management Projects

    • Research Methodologies

    • Literature search and Literature Review

    • Data collection and questionnaire

    • Structuring a Project Report

    • Data Analysis

    • Presentations

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    A synopsis of the curriculum

  • English Legal System, Legal Process, Dispute settlement (outline);

  • Law of Contract –formation, terms, vitiating elements, discharge and remedies;

  • Contracts for the sale of goods – implied terms;

  • Consumer credit (outline);

  • Negligence – general principles and negligent mis-statement;

  • Law of Business Organisations - classification of business organisations, main principles applying to partnerships and registered companies;

  • Employment Law - contract of employment, the main employment rights created by the common law and statute.

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    Leadership and Corporate Strategy aims to provide an understanding of strategic analysis, strategic decision-making and strategic processes within organisations. The module content comprises two complementary components. The first involves the understanding and learning of the main strategic management concepts and theories. The second implies its application in organisations.

    These two core components of the course are then divided into four main sections:

    1) Strategy development: comprising topics on how strategies are developed;

    2) Strategic decision-making: introducing students to concepts and theories on strategic methods; evaluation (including risk assessment and management), and implementation and change;

    3) Strategic context: introducing issues of leadership and their impact on strategy;

    4) Strategic content: comprising topics on management issues such as resource management.

    Topics on this module include:

    1) Strategic leadership

    2) Identification of strategic issues and options

    3) Evaluation of strategic options

    4) Implementation of strategic options

    For each of these topics the students will be introduced to the main concepts and theories. Further to that, contemporary issues of businesses and case studies will be used to show how these concepts affect the strategic management of organisations.

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    This module integrates theory and practice to give students experience of using real market data for marketing planning and decision making. Students are expected to be able to identify opportunities where consumer value can be created in specific marketing contexts.

    The key topics of the module are:

    1. Overview of marketing and the value chain

    2. Consumer behaviour and the value proposition

    3. Value creation and new product development

    4. Marketing research for the identification of consumer value and willingness to pay

    5. Communicating value-added proposition to consumers

    6. Promoting value-added propositions to consumers

    7. Distributing value-added propositions to consumers

    8. Marketing sustainability in the value chain

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    The understanding and application of enterprise knowledge is seen as a transferable skill that can have cross-school application within the University, in that it has relevance to students from a broad range of academic disciplines who might be considering self-employment after graduation.

    The curriculum is based on the Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative (National Standards-setting body for small business) Standards for Business Start-up, but has been expanded to include contemporary issues such as Intellectual Property and recent legislation.

    The module will include the following areas of study:

    1) Why firms become insolvent – economic financial and operational reasons for business failure; risks & liabilities; skills requirements for business ownership; self-development planning; sources of advice, and support for businesses.

    2) The new business planning process and format - developing and evaluating the business idea, and producing a business plan for potential lenders.

    3) Financial aspects – budgetary planning and control; cash-flow and working capital; understanding financial accounting and key financial documents; break-even analysis; credit control, and debt recovery.

    4) Market research, competition and barriers to market entry - identifying customers; market segmentation; planning the sales and marketing processes; customer perceptions and customer care, and developing quality standards for the business

    5) Legal issues - reporting requirements; UK & EU law relevant to small businesses; business formats and trading status and their respective risks and liabilities; insurance; insolvency, and intellectual property rights such as patents and copyright.

    6) Planning and employing staff - planning and obtaining premises; physical and financial resources, and the phased implementation of the business plan.

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    The aims of this module are to develop an insight into the key concepts and theories of human resource management (HRM) and organisational behaviour (OB). It will develop in students an understanding of the links between HRM policies and practices and organisational performance, and the factors that influence the management of employees

    Content will include:

    1) An introduction to Human Resource Management (HRM) and Organisational Behaviour (OB)

    2) Strategic HRM

    3) Performance Management

    4) Strategic Recruitment and Selection

    5) Leadership

    6) Power, Politics and Decision Making

    7) Making the business case for diversity

    8) Organisational Culture and International HRM

    9) Pay, Performance and Reward

    10) Managing Innovation and Change

    11) HRM and Ethics

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    The module examines contemporary management accounting issues at an advanced level. It takes an interdisciplinary perspective and draws on the knowledge and techniques acquired in Stages 1 and 2 core modules. The module explores the role of management accounting within the context of strategic management and management control. The module traces and evaluates recent major changes in management accounting and aims to increase students' awareness of how management accounting is used in managing organisations and the impact of organisational and social context on management accounting practice and effectiveness.

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    Teaching and assessment

    We use a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, case-study analysis, group projects and presentations, and computer-based packages. You have approximately 12 hours of class time per week, and regular access to a personal tutor for advice on any matter concerning your studies or your performance on the course.

    Assessment is by a mixture of coursework and end-of-module examinations, with the examinations normally counting for up to 60% of the marks for each module.

    Programme aims

    The programme aims to:

    • develop students’ understanding of some of the contexts in which accounting operates
    • provide an understanding of aspects of the conceptual underpinning to accounting
    • provide knowledge, understanding and skills, predominantly from a UK perspective, relevant to a career in accounting or a related area and professional training in accounting
    • provide opportunities for students to obtain a range of exemptions at the initial stages of professional examinations
    • develop cognitive abilities and intellectual and transferable skills
    • examine aspects of the roles and functioning of accounting from a range of social scientific perspectives
    • offer students a structured opportunity to integrate developmental work experience with academic study.

    Learning outcomes

    Knowledge and understanding

    You gain knowledge and understanding of:

    • some of the contexts in which accounting operates
    • aspects of the conceptual underpinning to accounting
    • the main current technical language and practices of accounting in the UK
    • some of the alternative technical languages and practices of accounting
    • contemporary theories and evidence concerning aspects of the role and functioning of accounting
    • the subject from a practical business perspective.

    Intellectual skills

    You gain the ability to:

    • critically evaluate arguments and evidence
    • analyse and draw reasoned conclusions concerning structured and unstructured problems
    • apply numeracy skills
    • apply some of the intellectual skills specified for the common core beyond the standard attainable from the common core alone
    • apply some of the intellectual skills specified from a practical business perspective.

    Subject-specific skills

    You gain the ability to:

    • record and summarise economic events
    • prepare financial statements
    • analyse the operations of business
    • undertake financial analysis and prepare financial projections
    • apply some of these skills from a practical business perspective.

    Transferable skills

    You gain the ability to:

    • locate, extract and analyse data from multiple sources
    • undertake independent and self-managed learning
    • use communications and IT in acquiring, analysing and communicating information
    • communicate effectively
    • work in groups and apply other interpersonal skills
    • apply some of these skills within the context of the industrial placement year.

    Careers

    Kent Business School equips you with the skills you need to build a successful career. Through your studies, and in addition to programme-specific skills, you acquire communication skills, the ability to work in a team and independently, and the ability to express your opinions passionately and persuasively. We give you the confidence and expertise you need to start your own business and, through our varied contacts in the business world, give you the opportunity to gain valuable work experience as part of your degree.

    We have an excellent record of graduate employment with recent graduates going into accountancy training with firms such as KPMG, Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers, other financial services with banks or private companies, or other types of management such as recruitment or marketing.

    Kent Business School provides ideal facilities in an international learning environment for you to forge associations with friends and colleagues while at the School and after graduation, as part of the Kent Business School alumni, which will remain with you long after you graduate and may provide assistance in your future career.

    At Kent Business School you will gain many of the key transferable skills employers are looking for. You are taught to analyse critically, think creatively, express your views cogently, manage your time effectively, and work well independently and in groups.

    Professional recognition

    The number of professional exemptions available to Kent graduates is a key benefit of the programme. For instance, our optional 'Taxation' module confers an important exemption, which is not available at most universities.

    Successful completion of the BA (Hons) Accounting & Management programme typically provides exemption from the following papers:

    The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

    • F1 Accountant in Business
    • F2 Management Accounting
    • F3 Financial Accounting
    • F4 Corporate and Business Law
    • F5 Performance Management
    • F6 Taxation
    • F7 Financial Reporting
    • F9 Financial Management

    The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

    • C1 Fundamentals of Management Accounting
    • C2 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
    • C3 Fundamentals of Business Mathematics
    • C4 Fundamentals of Business Economics
    • C5 Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law
    • E1 Enterprise Operations
    • P1 Performance Operations
    • F1 Financial Operations

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

    • Accounting
    • Management Information
    • Law
    • Financial Management
    • Business & Finance

    Entry requirements

    Home/EU students

    The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. Students offering alternative qualifications should contact us for further advice. 

    It is not possible to offer places to all students who meet this typical offer/minimum requirement.

    New GCSE grades

    If you’ve taken exams under the new GCSE grading system, please see our conversion table to convert your GCSE grades.

    International students

    The University welcomes applications from international students. Our international recruitment team can guide you on entry requirements. See our International Student website for further information about entry requirements for your country.

    If you need to increase your level of qualification ready for undergraduate study, we offer a number of International Foundation Programmes.

    Meet our staff in your country

    For more advise about applying to Kent, you can meet our staff at a range of international events. 

    English Language Requirements

    Please see our English language entry requirements web page.

    Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of 'pre-sessional' courses in English for Academic Purposes. You attend these courses before starting your degree programme. 

    General entry requirements

    Please also see our general entry requirements.

    Fees

    The 2017/18 tuition fees for this programme are:

    UK/EU Overseas
    Full-time £9250 £13810

    UK/EU fee paying students

    The Government has announced changes to allow undergraduate tuition fees to rise in line with inflation from 2017/18.

    In accordance with changes announced by the UK Government, we are increasing our 2017/18 regulated full-time tuition fees for new and returning UK/EU fee paying undergraduates from £9,000 to £9,250. The equivalent part-time fees for these courses will also rise from £4,500 to £4,625. This was subject to us satisfying the Government's Teaching Excellence Framework and the access regulator's requirements. This fee will ensure the continued provision of high-quality education.

    For students continuing on this programme, fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.* 

    The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.

    Fees for Year Abroad/Industry

    As a guide only, UK/EU/International students on an approved year abroad for the full 2017/18 academic year pay an annual fee of £1,350 to Kent for that year. Students studying abroad for less than one academic year will pay full fees according to their fee status. 

    Please note that for 2017/18 entrants the University will increase the standard year in industry fee for home/EU/international students to £1,350.

    General additional costs

    Find out more about accommodation and living costs, plus general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent.

    Funding

    University funding

    Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. See our funding page for more details. 

    Government funding

    You may be eligible for government finance to help pay for the costs of studying. See the Government's student finance website.

    The Government has confirmed that EU students applying for university places in the 2017 to 2018 academic year will still have access to student funding support for the duration of their course.

    Scholarships

    General scholarships

    Scholarships are available for excellence in academic performance, sport and music and are awarded on merit. For further information on the range of awards available and to make an application see our scholarships website.

    The Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence

    At Kent we recognise, encourage and reward excellence. We have created the Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence. The scholarship will be awarded to any applicant who achieves a minimum of AAA over three A levels, or the equivalent qualifications (including BTEC and IB) as specified on our scholarships pages.

    The scholarship is also extended to those who achieve AAB at A level (or specified equivalents) where one of the subjects is either Mathematics or a Modern Foreign Language. Please review the eligibility criteria.

    The Key Information Set (KIS) data is compiled by UNISTATS and draws from a variety of sources which includes the National Student Survey and the Higher Education Statistical Agency. The data for assessment and contact hours is compiled from the most populous modules (to the total of 120 credits for an academic session) for this particular degree programme. Depending on module selection, there may be some variation between the KIS data and an individual's experience. For further information on how the KIS data is compiled please see the UNISTATS website.

    If you have any queries about a particular programme, please contact information@kent.ac.uk.