This three-year programme is designed to equip you for a successful career in the accountancy profession or financial sector, or for a financial role in industry or government. The BA/BSc (Hons) Finance and Accounting degree is specifically designed for those students who wish to go on, after graduation, to become a qualified accountant in order to pursue a career, either in professional practice, or in corporate finance. A degree in accounting and finance has long been viewed as an excellent grounding for a career in business, regardless of whether you intend to become a professionally qualified accountant or not.
What you need to know about Finance and Accounting
This blend of specific accounting and finance modules with a wider understanding of business gives you both a strong theoretical foundation in the subject and an appreciation of how accounting and finance are applied in real-world business situations. For students that are already considering undertaking a professional accounting qualification, the degree has been structured to provide the maximum possible number of exemptions (9 foundations papers in total) from the professional examinations of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the global body for professional accountants.
Whether you want to move into auditing, financial reporting, management accounting or financial services, this could be the course for you. You’ll develop subject-specific skills alongside important transferable skills like communication, enterprise, problem solving and quantitative analysis.
The BA/BSc (Hons) Finance and Accounting degree syllabus has also been carefully designed to combine both theoretical and practical aspects of finance and accountancy. This enables students to gain an excellent grounding in accounting and finance tools and techniques together with the wider understanding and real-world insights required by all finance professionals.
This programme also delves into various aspects of business operations, from the challenges of managing people, processes and customers to the way organisations operate within a global political, legal and social environment. The demand for qualified accounting and finance professionals continues to grow internationally. The course offers you a route into the financial professions, as well as fostering skills that are vital to a range of careers in business. This blend of specific accounting and finance modules with a wider understanding of business gives you both a strong theoretical foundation in the subject and an appreciation of how accounting and finance are applied in real-world business situations.
Course Length: 3 years / 4 years including Foundation year;
Start dates: January / April / August / September;