The Accounting programme aims to provide students with the theoretical, technical and empirical background necessary for financial problem solving and financial decision making within the complex and changing business environment.
This programme has been designed for students intending to pursue a career in accounting, or in any other area where financial accounting information and decisions are a central element. Students will have the opportunity to acquire a broad-based education which will provide a good starting point for the students' later professional work and studies. In addition, students will receive an academic base to which problems arising in their later professional work can be referred, and a way of thinking which will help them to meet the challenges of new ideas and problems.
This course seeks to provide students with the skills employers in the field are looking for: detailed knowledge of financial accounting, financial reporting, auditing, taxation, cost and management accounting, financial statement analysis which, together with information technology skills, give you the confidence to use a wide range of accounting and business software. International developments in accounting are also emphasised.
When students join the Accelerate programme, they get to leap ahead on your journey to becoming an ACCA member - a chartered certified finance professional. That's because what students learn on their degree will count towards their ACCA Qualification. So by the time they graduate, they could have completed all the ACCA exams. Please note that exemptions must be claimed before the waiver expiry date and at least one exam must be taken before the waiver expiry date.
The BSc in Accounting gives students the potential to pursue many career opportunities, and be employed in the following sectors of the economy:
- Accounting and Audit Firms
- Investment Firms
- Stock Exchange
- Private Sector (Accounting and Finance Departments)
Access to Further Studies
Successful students will be well-placed to pursue further specialised academic study at MA, MPhil, and/or PhD level in the fields of Accounting, Finance, Economics and Management; and to pursue specialised professional studies (ACCA-Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, ICAEW-Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales) in the field of Accounting.
Graduates of the programme can be accepted into Second Cycle degrees (Master's Degree).