BSc (Hons) Finance, Accounting and Management

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Key information

Degree

BSc (Hons) Finance, Accounting and Management

Types of study

Full time

Duration

Three or four years depending on entry qualifications

Start date

September 2021

Faculty

Nottingham University Business School China / Faculty of Business

Study model

4+0

Note: For the 2+2 study model courses, the student will spend the last two years at our UK campus. For the 4+0 study model courses, the student will spend the entire degree programme in Ningbo, China with 'study abroad' opportunities from year three.

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Entry requirements

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.

Course overview

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.

The program has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. The curriculum of our program incorporates a significant portion of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), is closely tied to the practice of investment management, and is helpful to students preparing for the CFA Program exams.

Special features

  • 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.

Course structure

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.

Accreditations

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 Practising Accountant (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 programme has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Programme. The curriculum of our programme incorporates a significant portion of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), is closely tied to the practice of investment management, and is helpful to students preparing for the CFA Programme exams.

The Programme was awarded National Level ‘First Class’ Programme.

Preliminary year modules

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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.

Module Title Credits Taught
CELEN048 Undergraduate Reading & Writing in Academic Contexts 20 Autumn
CELEN041 Introduction to Business & Management 15 Spring
CELEN042 Introduction to Business Economics 15 Autumn
CELEN045 Critical Thinking in Academic Contexts 15 Autumn
CELEF002 Introduction to Information Technology 15 Spring
CELEN051 Undergraduate English in Specific Academic Contexts A: Arts & Social Science 20 Spring
CELEN069 Oral Communication Skills A 10 Autumn
CELEN082 Oral Communication Skills B 10 Spring

Qualifying year modules

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Compulsory

Students must take all modules in this group.

Module Title Credits Taught
BUSI1113 Fundamentals of Financial and Management Accounting 20 Full Year
BUSI1112 Business Law 20 Full Year
BUSI1115 Economic Principles 20 Full Year
BUSI1074 Quantitative Methods 1b 10 Autumn
BUSI1067 Computers in Business 10 Autumn
BUSI1088 Work and Society 10 Autumn
BUSI1070 Business Finance 10 Spring
BUSI1086 Organisational Behaviour 10 Spring


Restricted

Group:1

Students must take 10 credits from the group (10 for Spring)

Module Title Credits Taught
BUSI1073 The Digital Economy 10 Spring
BUSI1090 Consumers and Markets 10 Spring
BUSI1091 Humanistic Philosophy in Modern Business 10 Spring

Year 3 modules

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Compulsory

Students must take all modules in this group

Module Title Credits Taught
BUSI2157 Management Accounting 20 Autumn
BUSI2111  Accounting Information Systems 10 Autumn
BUSI2105  Quantitative Methods 2A            10 Autumn
BUSI2112  Management Strategy 10 Autumn
BUSI2156 Corporate Finance 20 Spring
BUSI2158 Intermediate Corporate Reporting 20 Spring
BUSI2107 Introductory Econometrics 10 Spring

 

Restricted

Group:1

Students must take a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 20 credits from this group

Module Title Credits Taught
BUSI2120 Corporate Entrepreneurship 10 Autumn
BUSI2128 Analysing Organisations 10 Autumn
BUSI2102 Economic Development in Asia 10 Spring
BUSI2188 China and Global Economy 10 Autumn
BUSI2189 Introduction to Business Programming 10 Autumn
BUSI2109 Introduction to Business Operations 10 Spring
BUSI2140 Principles of Taxation 10 Spring
BUSI2129 Managing Across Cultures 10 Spring
BUSI2118 Database Design and Implementation 10 Spring
BUSI2190 Trends in Work and Organisations 10 Spring

 

Group:2 

AND students (primarily international students) must take a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 20 credits from this group

Module Title Credits Taught
BUSI222 Doing Business in China A 10 Autumn China
BUSI223 Doing Business in China B 10 Spring China

Year 4 modules

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Compulsory

Students must take all modules in this group

Module Title Credits Taught
BUSI3191    Advanced Corporate Reporting and Analysis 20 Full Year
BUSI3192 Advanced Management Accounting 20 Full Year
BUSI3189 Business Ethics and Sustainability 20 Full Year
BUSI3190 Financial Markets: Theory and Computation 20 Full Year

 

Restricted

Group:1

Students must take a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 40 credits from this group

Module Title Credits Taught
BUSI3194 International Business Environment and Strategy 20 Autumn
BUSI3087 International Finance 10 Autumn
BUSI3101 Corporate Restructuring and Governance 10 Autumn
BUSI3115  Logistics and Supply Chain Management 10 Autumn
BUSI3119 Advanced Calculus for Business, Economics and Finance 10 Autumn
BUSI3122  Introduction to Data Science: Big Data Analytics in Business 10 Autumn
BUSI3123 Derivatives 10 Autumn
BUSI3195 Globalisation and Innovation in China 10 Autumn
BUSI3110  Applied Econometrics 10 Spring
BUSI3198 International Alliances 10 Spring
BUSI3116 Management of Quality 10 Spring
BUSI3124 Stochastic Calculus and Numerical Analysis 10 Spring
BUSI3120  Strategic Innovation Management 10 Spring
BUSI3206 Accounting in China 10  Spring

 

Group:2

AND students must take a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 20 credits from this group

Module Title Credits Taught
BUSI3088 Business School Dissertation 20 Full Year

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 a 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 2020, 47.7% 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

Mainland Chinese students

100,000 RMB / year

Hong Kong, Macau & Taiwan students

100,000 RMB / year

International students

110,000 RMB / year

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.

Contact us

Admissions Office

Room 222, Trent Building
University of Nottingham Ningbo China
199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo, 315100, China

E. admissions@nottingham.edu.cn
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International Admissions Office

University of Nottingham Ningbo China
199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo, 315100, China

E. global@nottingham.edu.cn
T. +86 (0)574 8818 0000 ext. 8505
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Faculty Office of Business

Room 345, Trent Building
University of Nottingham Ningbo China
199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo, 315100, China

E. ugbusiness@nottingham.edu.cn
T. +86 (0)574 8818 9181
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