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Manchester Metropolitan University

Accounting (top-up)

UCAS Code: A40A

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Accounting

**OVERVIEW**
Our one-year top-up degree offers the chance to build on an accountancy-related HND, foundation degree or equivalent, and achieve an honours degree in just one year. You’ll develop skills in industry-standard accounting practices, giving you the understanding to assess business performance through corporate financial measures. Over the course of your studies, you’ll cover elements including key operational management, leadership and project management – all vital skills that employers value.

The programme covers more than accountancy practices though. Employers in all industries need critical thinkers who focus on solutions.

You’ll develop a range of sought-after skills. These include leadership, operational and project management skills. You’ll also learn how to assess business performance through corporate financial measures.

This means you’ll graduate with greater knowledge of accountancy practices, as well as a variety of management skills. It’s a combination many employers are looking for.

This course will also prepare you to continue onto your professional accountancy examinations with professional bodies such as the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA),Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), or Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

**FEATURES AND BENEFITS**
- **Fast-track** – gain an honours degree in just one year.

- **Location** – the Business School is in the heart of Manchester, one of Europe’s largest financial sectors. You’ll be surrounded by innovative start-ups and global organisations.

- **Accountancy experts** – learn from qualified accountants who are active in the field. We’re the largest provider of accountancy training in the North West of England.

- **Free access to Bloomberg Terminal** – a leading global platform used by the world’s banks, corporations and government agencies for news, data, analytics and research.

- **Regular industry event**s – attend guest talks and masterclasses delivered by leading industry professionals and network with businesses at key events.

- **Employability** – we understand exactly what skills employers in this sector look for. Everything we teach is designed to make you stand out at interviews and boost your CV.

The Uni


Course location:

Manchester Metropolitan University

Department:

Accounting, Finance and Banking

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

81%
med
Accounting

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Accounting

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

82%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
85%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
65%
Male students
35%
Female students
61%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Accounting

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,660
low
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
88%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
23%
Administrative occupations: finance
19%
Business, research and administrative professionals

You don't have to be an accountant if you take this degree, but over half of graduates take a look at the rewards on offer for accountancy trainees and go into the job. Many others go into other parts of the finance industry as advisors or book-keepers, and some go into management or marketing. London is very popular for accountancy graduates going into their first job, but it's also quite common to work in Scotland, with Glasgow a perennial hotbed of Scottish accountancy recruitment. If you want to find a job in finance as an accountancy graduates, recruitment agencies were particularly important last year, so try to get in touch with one as soon as you can to improve your chances.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Accounting

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£19k

£23k

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£25k

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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