Accountants play a key role in the formulation and implementation of business decisions, both strategic and tactical, through their uniquely analytical approach to the assessment of the financial implications of business plans.
Accounting for Management focuses on the crucial role which financial information plays in decisions made by management teams, and in the monitoring and planning of a business organisation's objectives.
Subject guide & modules
In your first year you will study a wide range of business subjects, gaining the broad insight into management required by all accounting professionals.
From the second year you will explore financial and management accounting in depth, participate in events organised in conjunction with accountancy firms, visit businesses and undertake an interactive business game module.
This structure ensures your degree is taught with both a professional orientation and a proper regard for the conceptual bases of the subject. In your final year, accounting studies are taken to a more refined level, similar to professional qualification standard, but retaining theoretical analysis.
You will follow the Aston Business School common first year studying a wide range of business subjects. This approach gives you a solid foundation in all of the key areas of business and management. The modules are:
- Careers in Accounting & Financial Management
- People & Organisations
- International Perspectives in Organisations
- Law for Business
- Introduction to Marketing Management
- Introduction to Business Analytics
- Principles of Operations Management
- Information Technology for Business
- Introduction to Microeconomics
- Introduction to Macroeconomics
- Introduction to Financial & Management Accounting
- Human Resources
Your degree begins its specialist emphasis upon finance and financial and management accounting.
The core and compulsory modules are:
- Audit and Governance
- Business Policy
- Company Reporting
- Business Game
- Business, Government & Society
- Financial Accounting
- Financial Management
- Making Managerial Decisions Using Accounting Information
- Principles of Corporate Law
Professional placement year in accountancy, finance or management or you have the option to undertake an international study placement. This year is compulsory for all UK and EU students.
See placement year section or find out more about the Aston placement year.
Final Year In this year accounting studies are taken to a more refined level, similar to a professional qualification standard, but retaining theoretical analysis. The core and compulsory modules are:
- Strategic Management
- Advanced Financial Accounting
- The Organisational Context of Managerial Accounting
- Taxation: Policy and Practice
- Auditing and Professional Ethics
- International Finance
- Risk Management
- Financial Analysis