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This BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance degree will introduce you to general management modules alongside specialist accounting and finance topics to prepare you to become a competent financial manager.
Attending university is about more than earning your degree. You will also gain valuable employment skills and learn to apply your theoretical studies to real-world projects on this course. You will learn from experienced professionals and guest speakers, study work-based projects, and have opportunities to complete work experience in a one-year placement or ten-week placement in your final year.
ACCA Accredited programme
BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance is accredited by the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA). Successfully completing the relevant modules means you will be granted exemption from 8 out of the 9 ACCA’s exams.
On this course you will:
- Study an overview of business management.
- Specialise in accounting and finance modules.
- Be taught by certified accountants who have worked in the industry.
- Complete projects with real-world clients.
- Be able to complete a 1-year or 10-week placement.
- Develop valuable soft skills like teamwork, communication and time management.
- Have opportunities to take part in events and activities including trips, events and business forums.
Teaching and Assessment
How you will learn
This course is taught in small interactive workshops of up to 30 students where you will discuss a specific business topic. Your lecturer will will provide a subject with appropriate context, give you tasks to work on, encourage group discussion and provide feedback on the session. You will join a close and supportive environment and develop a wide range of soft skills such as teamwork, communication and time management.
Some workshops include visits from industry guest speakers who will answer your questions about accountancy, finance and the industry.
BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance is accredited by the ACCA so most of your assessments are exams that meet ACCA requirements. The ACCA reviews and approves all exam questions and assessments so you will qualify for exemptions in future ACCA exams when you graduate.
What you will study
You will study a selection of core and optional modules in each year. Each module is worth a number of credits and is delivered differently depending on its content and focus of study.
Your first year will introduce you to a broad range of accounting and management subjects and basic concepts in accountancy and finance. All modules are linked to the ACCA programme so you will develop the core skills you need to understand accounting and what accountants do.
Your second year is divided into two sections: Financial Accounting and Management Accounting. You will choose two optional modules and develop your academic and research skills.
In your final year you will explore accounting and finance topics including Corporate Finance and Advanced Financial Accounting, as well as business strategy. You will choose more optional modules than the previous year and be able to specialise in a specific accounting subject.
This list is indicative and subject to change.
Select a year
In this module you will explore fundamental accounting concepts and develop the skills and techniques you need to collect and record data and transactions to prepare accounting statements and management accounts which are key to managers. You will focus on the requirements for internal use of single entities. You will be assessed through an online exam and 45 minute in class test.
In your first year you can take part in optional business trips to highlight the skills you will need in the workplace. You will meet people in their place of work, ask questions and learn about the industry and work environment of various businesses.
Use industry standard equipment
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Gain practical experience
This degree has a strong vocational focus and is enhanced by the work placement programme. Work placements and internships are optional opportunities to use the skills and knowledge you gain during your studies in the industry.
Work placements give you valuable work experience to add to your CV and help to prepare you for the workplace after you graduate. During work placements you will develop your employability and enterprise skills so you are ready to thrive in business after you leave university.
There are two main types of placement on this course. You may complete a year-long industrial placement between your second and third years of study, and a 10-week placement during your final year. Some students will complete both placement options.
Most students secure placements in London and the South East but you could travel overseas. Past students have worked in Bahrain, India, Singapore and Australia.
Many placement students continue to work for the companies they completed placements with after they graduate. Some students are even offered full time jobs before their results are published.
Industrial Placement Year
This one-year placement option takes place after your second year of study. You will have a paid position with a company and be an employee as well as a registered student. The company will introduce you to the workplace and provide a valuable learning experience to support and develop your understanding of business practice.
10 Week Work Placement
During your final year you may complete a 10-week work placement at the start of your final semester. This placement is full time, usually unpaid, and will be assessed as a double module for your degree. Your assessment will focus on employability and personal development.
Placements usually begin in mid-January and last until late March each your. You will focus on a management project during your placement. This project usually concerned with investigating management issues within the placement organisation.
The Business School has a dedicated placement office who will with you and relevant businesses to help you find your best placement match. We ensure that placements are at an appropriate level and suitable for your degree.
You are ultimately responsible for finding your own placement but you can take advantage of the team’s business relationships and opportunities advertised by the placement office. Some businesses reach out to the office to re-advertise their placements each year.
Where you could go after your studies
This BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance degree is ideal for you if you want to become a fully qualified accountant or if you want to work in general management with a high level of financial awareness. Many graduates from this course have gone into industry after they graduate, with many securing roles at accountancy firms.
Jobs related to this degree include:
- Accounting Technician
- Chartered Accountant
- Forensic Accountant
- Investment Banker
- Tax Advisor
- Data Analyst
You may decide to continue your studies to postgraduate level.
The Business School has a diverse range of postgraduate courses including:
- MSc Digital Marketing
- PhD Research