Gain core knowledge and skills with a huge range of modules covering topics such as Financial Accounting, where you will explore relevant procedures and techniques. As you progress, Management and Strategy will come into play, introducing the theory and practical aspects of managing organisations and the people who work for them. Other modules include Forensic Accounting, Advanced Corporate Finance and Advanced Decision Management.
Our close links with employers and professional accounting bodies will give you opportunities to enhance your career prospects. Depending on your module choices, you could gain exemptions from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). ACCA exemptions are not available for L6 direct entry and students already registered with ACCA.
You could gain up to the maximum of nine exemptions from ACCA exams if you choose the appropriate modules exemption from the first eight exams with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), exemption from the first five exams the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)* - a great start towards gaining your professional qualification and developing a wealth of industry knowledge to kick-start your career.
Benefit from Education 2030, where a simplified ‘block learning’ timetable means you will study one subject at a time and have more time to engage with your learning, receive faster feedback and enjoy a better study-life balance.
Benefit from our close links with employers and professional accounting bodies and enhance your career prospects with visiting sessions by industry speakers, work placements and networking events.
DMU Leicester graduates have landed roles such as financial analysts, management accountants and banking advisors for globally-renowned organisations, including Dunelm, EY, Yorkshire Bank, General Electric and the NHS.
*These exemptions are subject to approval from the professional bodies.
- Block 1: Introduction to Financial Accounting
- Block 2: Introduction to Management Accounting
- Block 3: Business Analysis Techniques
- Block 4: Regulatory and Ethical Decision Making
- Block 1: International Financial Reporting and Taxation
- Block 2: Decision Management
- Block 3: Corporate Finance
- Block 4: Digital Environment
- Block 1: Advanced Financial Reporting and Taxation
- Block 2: Strategic Decision Management
- Block 3: Advanced Corporate Finance
- Block 4: Choose one from the below:
- Audit and Forensic Accounting
- Contemporary issues in Accounting
Teaching and assessments
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Tutorials, seminars and workshops are less formal and students will be expected to contribute to the session. Lectures are formal teaching periods that provide key content and assessment material. Group work helps to embed employability skills and it provides an opportunity to learn from each other. Blackboard is used as a virtual learning environment to support study.Each module is worth 30 credits. It is expected that student will spend a total of 300 hours of study for each module. You should be prepared to devote approximately 10 contact hours a week to your studies and additional independent hours of study in order to succeed. Each module will have its own shell and will incorporate material such as; lecture slides, tutorial solutions, assessment material, announcements and pilot examination papers.
Assessment will be through a mix of coursework and examinations. Coursework will include: presentations, academic essays, professional reports, multiple-choice tests, reflective reports and numerical computations. Some assessments will be prepared by students individually and others will be prepared in groups. Assessment is typically weighted as follows in your first year:
- Exam: 60%
- Coursework: 40%
These assessment weightings are indicative only. The exact weighting may vary depending on option modules chosen by students and teaching methods deployed by the academic member of staff each year. Indicative assessment weighting and assessment type per module are shown as part of the module information. Again these are based on the current academic session.
Teaching contact hours
This is a full-time course. Each module is worth 30 credits. It is expected that student will spend a total of 300 hours of study for each module. You should be prepared to devote approximately 10 contact hours a week to your studies and additional independent hours of study in order to succeed. Teaching is through a mix of lectures, tutorials, seminars and lab sessions and the breakdown of these activity types is shown in each module description.
Other: In addition, each module provides a two-hour surgery each week for individual consultation with the lecturer. You will also have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor and careers and/or subject meetings scheduled throughout the year.
Self-directed study: In order to prepare for, and assimilate, the work in lectures and seminars you will be expected to use our on-line resources, participate in flipped or virtual classroom discussions on our virtual learning environment (VLE) and engage in personal study and revision for approximately 25 hours per week.