This course provides a secure grounding in theory and practice, focused on modern commercial realities, from which to progress towards a variety of further studies and career options throughout the world of accounting and finance.
Students will have the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and insight in the following areas:
The concepts and theories of accounting within a broad economic, legal, social and professional environment.
The basic principles of auditing, investment, finance, taxation and their implications for individuals, organisations, markets, societies and other disciplines.
Alternative recognition rules and valuation bases.
The recording, preparation, presentation and analysis of financial information.
Business and financial information technology and systems and Professional ethics.
Qualitative and quantitative analysis of accounting data.
Careers and Postgraduate Opportunities
There is a considerable demand for accountants in business, industry and the public sector. This degree provides graduates with an excellent basis for pursuing professional qualifications with one of the accountancy bodies. A qualified accountant has a number of options: as a public practitioner providing audit, accountancy and taxation services to a variety of businesses and individuals; as a financial or management accountant in a large commercial enterprise or within central or local government; as a taxation specialist; as a management consultant or an educationalist.
Alternatively, graduates will be well equipped to proceed directly to a management career in business or in the public sector, or to proceed to postgraduate study in accounting or a related area.
Certain modules will be best for certain career choices. Your course director will be able to advise you individually on how to maximise the available exemptions from parts of the qualifying examinations for admission to professional bodies such as CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA, CPA and CAI.
* subject to final approval