Accounting and finance sit at the heart of today’s global economy, influencing the way businesses and societies work, the world over. Together, they span a whole range of fascinating, rewarding careers, from banking and accountancy to investments and financial management.
Here at Hertfordshire Business School, we’ve created a practical, multi-disciplinary degree that brings you face to face with current trends, practices and concepts – not just within accountancy and finance, but in the wider world of business.
Our BA Accounting and Finance is a globally focused degree course developed with industry-leading companies and professional bodies. It gives you the skills, knowledge and real-world experience you need to become a forward-thinking graduate with exceptional prospects.
On this dynamic Hertfordshire BA, you’ll explore the role of accounting and finance in businesses of all sizes and forms, discovering the diverse range of career paths open to you. You’ll study management accounting, financial reporting and economics, as well as choosing from a huge range of optional modules that shape your degree around your interests and ambitions.
You’ll be taught by our team of leading academics, who together have created a supportive, inspiring learning environment. They’re joined by visiting industry specialists who bring with them years of real-world accountancy and finance experience and a genuine enthusiasm for sharing their insights with you.
At Hertfordshire, we have strong links with the UK’s leading professional accountancy and finance bodies, including the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Chartered Institute of Public Finances and Accounting (CIPFA) and the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT).
These close ties mean that every part of the course is based on what today’s industry needs, making you a highly employable graduate. They also mean that when you graduate, you’ll have exemptions from some highly respected professional exams. These are valuable, respected qualifications and if you’d like to become an accountant, having them under your belt will help you become fully qualified sooner.
During your studies, you’ll also have the opportunity to join the ACCA’s accelerate scheme and the CIMA university scheme, giving you associated membership of those bodies when you graduate. Membership comes with some really valuable benefits, including discounted professional exam fees, access to great resources and exciting networking opportunities.
While you’re working towards your accounting and finance degree here, you’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad or take a work placement. Both experiences will strengthen your skills, build your confidence and make you stand out to potential future employers.
Entry Requirement: Year 12 equivalent, IELTS 6.0
Course Duration: 3 years
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