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BScAccounting and Finance

University of Southampton
United Kingdom, Southampton
Tuition fee £16,054.00 per year
Course code N400
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The Southampton Management School has an international reputation for Accounting and Finance.

Accountancy is concerned with the provision and analysis of information for a variety of purposes. These include regulation, resource allocation, and a range of other decision making tasks, both within and outside an organisation.

Finance addresses the ways in which money is raised and distributed over time, including the measurement and management of risk, the valuation of financial assets, and the operations of capital markets and their relationships with government, financial institutions and business.

These subjects are informed by a range of perspectives including those from economics, mathematics, behavioural and political science, psychology and sociology.

This Accounting and Finance BSc degree will provide you with a thorough working knowledge of accounting and finance theory and methods in the context of social science. You will learn how to prepare and interpret financial and managerial information for a variety of users, as well as gaining an understanding of the theory and practice of investment and finance.

Programme structure

Four modules must be taken each semester. To progress to the second year and again to the third year, you are required to pass (40%) at least 6 modules including all core modules and achieve at least 25% in all 8 modules plus obtain an average mark of at least 40%.

Year 1

Semester One


The Individual and the Organisation
Foundations of Microeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics

Financial Accounting 1
Introduction to Management
Management Analysis

Semester Two

Commercial Law (for Accounting)

Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Behaviour
Information Systems and Information Technology
Managerial Decisions
Organisations in Context
Economics for Non-Economists
Principles of Macroeconomics

Management Accounting 1

Year 2

Semester One

Company Law (for Accounting)

Organisations & Management
Principles and Practice of Management Science
Human Resource Management
Strategic Marketing Decisions
Management Ethics

Financial Accounting 2
Financial Management

Semester Two

Tax Policy and Practice

Portfolio Theory & Financial Markets
Management Accounting 2
Management Research

Year 3

Semester One

Management Accounting 3
Dissertation (double module)

Strategic Management
Knowledge Management
International Accounting
Financial Analysis, Information and Markets
Marketing in the Digital Age

Semester Two

Financial Accounting 3
Dissertation (double module)

International Banking
Futures and Options
Corporate Governance
Corporate Social Responsibility
Risk Management
Project Management

Career opportunities

The anticipated destination of students in this programme is management roles in a wide range of private, public and third sector organisations (including social enterprises), particularly the most innovative students. A small number may form their own businesses on graduation, or within a few years of graduating.

The intent of the BSc Accounting and Finance programme is not to encourage too-early business formation, but to develop wider enterprising competencies that will enable employability in a range of organisations. Understanding better quality venture creation should be the result for students who choose this path.

Southampton has an enviable record for producing high-calibre graduates who move quickly into good careers soon after finishing their studies. The latest survey of Management graduates showed that 89% were employed or undertaking further study six months after graduating.

Employers value the quality of these programmes and recognise the skills of the graduates. Many graduates go on to professional training and graduate management schemes while others begin careers in management, accounting, finance or banking.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States