Accounting and Finance with a Year in Industry (BA (Hons))

University of Kent the United Kingdom

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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
- 4 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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About Accounting and Finance with a Year in Industry at University of Kent

Kent Business School has expert accounting staff from the business world and our links with global business ensure that our teaching is always internationally relevant.

Our Accounting & Finance degree responds to the needs of the profession and is accredited by the UK’s accountancy bodies. We also offer a qualifying taxation module, which is not available at many other universities.

Kent Business School (KBS) is a top 30 UK business school for academic teaching, student satisfaction and graduate employment prospects. We provide a friendly, student-focused environment, which helps you to make the most of your studies. Based in our brand-new building, you also benefit from up-to-date teaching facilities.

Our degree programme

The programme begins with an introduction to accounting, including computer-aided systems, economics and, if you choose, business law. You then go on to focus in greater depth on subjects such as strategic management, investments and the role of the accountant in international markets.

You can choose from a wide range of accounting and finance options in your final year of study, allowing you to develop specialist knowledge.

Year in industry

You spend a year working between your second and final year – we have a Placement Officer who can give advice and guidance. In previous years, students have spent their year in industry with:

  • British Energy
  • BP
  • IBM
  • Sun Microsystems
  • KPMG
  • Lloyds TSB
  • Unilever.

Spending a year in industry gives you invaluable workplace experience, which greatly enhances your employment prospects and also helps you in your final year at university, allowing you to put your academic learning into a real-world context.

You have the option to take this programme as a three-year degree, without the year in industry. For details, see Accounting & Finance.

Extra activities

Kent Business and Kent Enterprise are two of our student-run societies. Their activities have included events with guest speakers from industry and support for budding entrepreneurs.

Kent Business School also puts on special events and schemes. These may include:

  • workshops and seminars
  • business challenges
  • enterprise initiatives, including the Business Start-Up Journey
  • networking events.

Professional network

At Kent Business School, we pride ourselves on the strength of our global connections. These include links with:

  • BBC
  • Barclays
  • Cummins
  • IBM
  • KPMG
  • The Bank of England
  • Kent County Council.

Kent Business School also has excellent links with business schools globally, including in China, Hong Kong, France, Germany, Spain, Finland and Italy.

Study options for this course

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