Finance, Accounting and Management BSc (Hons)
Three or four years depending on entry qualifications
For this programme, you will spend your entire degree programmes in Ningbo China with ‘study abroad’ opportunities.
Entry requirements for our programmes vary depending on your school qualifications, which determine your entry into either the preliminary year (Year 1) or qualifying year (Year 2). Please visit here for more detailed information.
*Entry for Mainland Chinese students is through the National Higher Education Entrance Examination, commonly known as Gaokao.
This course provides a comprehensive undergraduate education in finance and accounting, coupled with a fully integrated understanding of the theory and practice of management in different organisations. In particular, the degree provides a strong interdisciplinary core of material in accounting and finance theory and practice, focusing on the modern firm and its financial environment.
This course works closely with professional accounting associations and is affiliated to the CFA Institute. It offers exemption from a series of professional exams.
- Detailed knowledge of finance, accounting and management concepts and the skills to independently apply them to business issues;
- A firm foundation for a successful career in a range of business areas, or for further study and research;
- Exemptions from professional accounting certification and associations such as the ACCA and ICAEW.
The degree is offered as a three or four-year programme depending on your entry qualification.
- For domestic students the course structure follows the Chinese higher education system and is based on a four-year program.
- For international students, with relevant qualifications, the course structure follows the UK higher education system and is based on a three-year program.
The preliminary year is designed to help you develop your English language skills so that you can make the most of your degree programme.
This special English language programme designed by the English for Academic Purposes experts at the University's Centre for English Language Education is carefully integrated with academic content modules so that you are prepared fully for years two to four of your degree programme.
*Note: This year is not compulsory for students with appropriate qualifications for year two entry.
Year 1 modules (preliminary year)
CELEN048 Reading & Writing in Academic Contexts
CELEN041 Introduction to Business & Management
CELEN042 Introduction to Business Economics
CELEN045 Introduction to Analytical Thought
CELEF002 Introduction to Information Technology
CELEN051 Undergraduate English in Specific Academic Contexts a (Arts & Social Science Pathways)
CELEN069 Oral Communication Skills A
CELEN082 Oral Communication Skills B
All credits of language modules selected must be within the same language. Students may only choose a language in which they have no prior experience.
Year 2 Compulsory modules (qualifying year)
BUSI1067 Computers in Business
BUSI1074 Quantitative Methods 1b
BUSI1088 Work and Society
BUSI1112 Business Law
BUSI1113 Fundamentals of Financial & Management Accounting
BUSI1115 Economic Principles
BUSI1070 Business Finance
BUSI1086 Organisational Behaviour
Year 2 Optional modules / Restricted
Students must take 10 credits from this group (10 for Spring)
BUSI1073 The Digital Economy
BUSI1090 Consumers and Markets
BUSI1091 Humanistic Philosophy in Modern Business
Year 3 Compulsory modules (Part 1)
BUSI2105 Quantitative Methods 2A
BUSI2111 Accounting Information Systems
BUSI2112 Management Strategy
BUSI2157 Management Accounting
BUSI2107 Introductory Econometrics
BUSI2156 Corporate Finance
BUSI2158 Intermediate Corporate Reporting
Year 3 (Part I) Optional modules / Restricted
Students must take a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 20 credits from this group.
Additional module choice information for Part 1
Students must take a minimum of 0 credits of approved business modules, together with a maximum of 20 credits of approved optional modules.
Another 10-credit module with limited capacity, aimed primarily at International Students, is run in both Autumn (BUSI2022 Doing Business in China A) and Spring (BUSI2023 Doing Business in China B) semesters.
BUSI2102 Economic Development in Asia
BUSI2109 Introduction to Business Operations
BUSI2118 Database Design and Implementation
BUSI2120 Corporate Entrepreneurship
BUSI2124 Introduction to Management Science for Business Decisions
BUSI2128 Analysing Organisations
BUSI2129 Managing Across Cultures
BUSI2140 Principles of Taxation
Year 4 Compulsory modules (Part II)
BUSI3189 Business Ethics and Sustainability
BUSI3190 Financial Markets: Theory and Computation
BUSI3191 Advanced Corporate Reporting and Analysis
BUSI3192 Advanced Management Accounting
Year 4 (Part II) Optional modules / Restricted
Restricted Group 1: Students must take a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 40 credits from this group.
BUSI3087 International Finance
BUSI3101 Corporate Restructuring and Governance
BUSI3110 Applied Econometrics
BUSI3115 Logistics and Supply Chain Management
BUSI3116 Management of Quality
BUSI3119 Advanced Calculus for Business, Economics and Finance
BUSI3120 Strategic Innovation Management
BUSI3122 Introduction to Data Science: Big Data Analytics in Business
BUSI3124 Stochastic Calculus and Numerical Analysis
BUSI3194 International Business Environment and Strategy
BUSI3195 Globalisation and Innovation in China
BUSI3198 International Alliances
Restrict Group 2: Students must take a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 20 credits from this group
BUSI3088 Business School Dissertation
This course works closely with professional accounting associations. Graduates of this degree can obtain exemptions from certain papers within the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Professional Examination Scheme, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) Certificate Level, Certified Public Accountants Australia (CPA Australia) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Certificate in Business Accounting.
Graduates who hold other degrees from Nottingham University Business School China are also eligible for exemption from certain papers with these professional accounting institutions if they complete the required modules.
The School is also affiliated to the CFA Institute for this degree programme.
Careers and further study
Studying for a degree at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China will provide you with the type of skills and experiences that will prove invaluable in any career, whichever direction you decide to take.
Throughout your time with us, our Career Development Office can work with you to improve your employability skills even further; assisting with job or course applications, searching for appropriate work experience placements and hosting events to bring you closer to a wide range of prospective employers.
Have a look at our careers page for an overview of all the employability support and opportunities that we provide to current students.
Most graduates pursue career in banking, finance, consultancies, or seek further study and research. Current student employers include major Chinese and international companies such as Bank of China, Proctor and Gamble, Deloitte.
For those who pursue further study in the class of 2018, 46.2% were admitted by World Top 50 universities according to QS Ranking. Examples of further study destinations include Imperial College London, University of London, Columbia University and the University of Hong Kong.
Fees and funding
Mainland Chinese students*
90,000 RMB per year
Hong Kong, Macau & Taiwan students*
90,000 RMB per year
110,000 RMB per year
*Tuition fee for 2020 entry will be subject to change
Scholarships, sponsorships and bursaries
To encourage academic excellence, we offer a comprehensive and expanding range of full and partial scholarships.
Historically nearly 30% of our undergraduate students were awarded scholarships for their entry. Once enrolled, current students are eligible for additional merit and/or performance-based scholarships and awards, which covers approximately 32.5% of our whole student body.
Please check here for scholarship types and policies for applicants from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and overseas countries. If you are a mainland Chinese student, please visit the Chinese language prospectus.
For more information about the course, please contact us directly.
Faculty of Business - Undergraduate domestic enquiries