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BA Accounting, Management and Information Systems (3 Years)

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  • Objectives
    The BA (Hons) Accounting, Management and Information Systems programme aims to:- -enable students to acquire state of the art knowledge and understanding of the fields of accountancy,management and information systems. -provide an educational experience which will facilitate and promote students' intellectual development and life-long learning skills, -promote an appreciation of the association between theory and practice. enable students to develop appropriate practical and transferable skills.
  • Entry requirements
    Selected entry requirements English language: IELTS 6.5. Minimum 6 in any component. 577 in the TOEFL written test, 233 in the computerised TOEFL (including 5 in TWE), or 90 in the internet TOEFL with a minimum of 20 in each component. A level: Grades AAB. General Studies is accepted if one of four A Levels passed in the same sitting. AS level: Two AS-levels accepted in place of one A-level providing at least one AS-level is studied at Year 13. Unit grade information: The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit grade information which, like all other available information, will inform the consideration of applications. Unit grades will not normally form part of offer conditions, except for Mathematics programmes. GCSE: Grade B in English language and Mathematics. Key Skills qualification: The University warmly welcomes applications from students studying the Key Skills qualification. However, as the opportunities to take these modules are not open to all applicants, currently this is not an essential requirement of the University. International baccalaureate: 35 points with 6, 6, 7 in the Higher Level subjects. Professional entry qualification: N/A Additional entry requirements Additional entry requirements exist for this course. You may view these by selecting from the list below.
  • Academic Title
    BA Accounting, Management and Information Systems
  • Course description
    Course description
    The BA (Hons) Accounting, Management and Information Systems programme provides the opportunity to study key Information Systems issues in conjunction with Accounting.  Throughout the programme students will be able to complement their studies with courses from the other pathway (i.e. Management for Accounting specialists and vice versa).

    Special features
    This programme enables students to develop knowledge and key skills in complementary discipline areas that are highly sought after by employers - accounting, management and information systems.  Increasingly, accountants and managers are required to be adept at managing complex IS projects and contributing to the development of new systems; this course is designed to give students in-depth experience in both the academic theory of these issues and their practical application in real life through case studies and a compulsory IS project.

    Module details
    You take courses totalling 360 credits over the duration of your studies in order to graduate with Honours; 120 credits in each year of study. Generally, one semester courses are worth 10 credits and full year courses are worth 20 credits. As your studies progress you have increasing flexibility in choosing courses which suit your personal interests and career aspirations.

    Course content for year 1
    The first year of the BA Accounting, Management and Information Systems includes compulsory courses in information systems, accounting and management.  All first year courses are ten unit one semester courses to ensure that students are exposed to a broad foundation in each of the three discipline areas.  By the end of the first year students should have developed the basic knowledge, skills and personal development required to enable them to undertake more specialised units that can be selected in the 2nd and 3rd years of the programme

    Course content for year 2
    In the second year BA (Hons) Accounting, Management and Information Systems students take one 20 unit course in information systems development and organizational change plus another 40 Information Systems credits from options such as application development, web development and access databases.  These courses give students the opportunity to learn about the application of information systems within a management context and to focus on key Information Systems technologies in modern organizations. In addition 40 compulsory credits in accounting and 20 optional credits which may be taken in either accounting and/or management.


    Course content for year 3
    By the final year students are ready to apply the higher level cognitive skills and knowledge gained in the preceding years to a 30 credit Information Systems project.  The project is compulsory but is sufficiently flexible to enable students to focus not only on their chosen specialism but also on particular Information Systems issues studied in the second year and built upon in the final year. 

    A particular feature of the final year is the exciting and extensive range of ten credit  Information Systems courses, from which students must select a minimum of 30 credits.  Accounting specialists continue to enhance their knowledge in this area through a further 40 credits in accounting.  With 20 optional credits these students can either broaden their learning by taking management courses or continue to develop their knowledge in accounting or even take additional Information Systems courses. 

    Course content for year 4
    N/A

    Course content for year 5
    N/A

    Scholarships and bursaries
    Scholarships for MBS students

    In addition to the scholarships and bursaries offered by the University, Manchester Business School students are also eligible to apply for the following scholarships

    Procter & Gamble Scholarship

    Second year students have the opportunity to apply for a scholarship in Procter & Gamble's sales function. For the successful applicants, this opportunity includes a £1000 scholarship payment in the second and final year of study, and a summer internship at the end of the second year of study. After graduation students could embark on a sales career with Procter & Gamble on a competitive starting salary.

    The Procter & Gamble scholarship is only open to students on the following degree programmes: BSc Management, BSc Management (Specialism), BSc International Management, BSc International Management with American Business Studies,  BA International Business, Finance and Economics, BA Accounting, Management and Information Systems, BA Management and Information Systems and BA (Econ) Accounting and/or Finance specialisms.

    GE Foundation

    This award includes a scholarship of £6,000 to cover education-related expenses, a shadowing opportunity with a business leader at GE in the UK, inclusion in programme activities (including a 3 day summer seminar on leadership) and participation in community work projects. Students eligible for this scholarship must be first year students on one of the degree programmes listed above, have high academic standards and be receiving full tuition support from their Local Education Authority or Department for Education and Skills

    Career opportunities
    A degree in Accounting, Management and Information Systems can lead you into a range of careers within the financial and business world such as a career within the accounting profession with a firm of accountants in practice, in industry or in public sector organisations. 

    Graduates will also be equipped with numeric, business and information systems skills that will enable them to succeed in roles requiring analytical abilities, leadership and team working qualities, and business acumen.

    What our students say
    September 2008 was the first intake to this exciting and innovative programme.

    Course fees:

    Tuition fees for Home/EU students commencing their studies in 2009 will be approximately £3250 per year. These fees will be subject to change in the light of government announcements to all universities.

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