BSc Business and Accounting
|Typical offer||AAA-AAB; IB: 36-34|
|Discipline||Accounting and Finance|
- BSc Business and Accounting
- BSc Business and Accounting with European Study
- BSc Business and Accounting with Industrial Experience
- BSc Business and Accounting with International Study
This programme information relates to 2017 undergraduate entry. Accounting and Finance entrants for 2016 may choose to graduate with either a BA or BSc award. Accounting and Finance entrants for 2017 will graduate with a BSc award.
BSc Business and Accounting is aimed at students seeking a specialist understanding of accounting and the opportunity to study a broad range of business subjects. You will study the core areas of accounting such as financial reporting, management accounting, and corporate finance as well as other business subjects such as organisational behaviour, human resource management, and strategic management. The programme assumes that upon graduation you may wish to seek careers in business, the public sector and finance, or the accountancy profession. Whatever career path you choose, however, you can be confident that graduates from the University of Exeter Business School are keenly sought by leading employers.
Exemption from professional accountancy examinations
As a graduate of this programme you will be able to gain exemptions from professional accountancy examinations by application to the relevant accounting body. The level of these exemptions will depend on the modules taken during the programme and the marks attained. Find out more: credit towards professional accountancy qualifications.
One of elements I like most about my BSc in Business and Accounting is its flexibility. The programme includes a heavy chunk of Accounting modules with a pinch of personal choice. We are extremely fortunate to have lecturers and tutors at Exeter with a lot of industry experience. They share their first-hand knowledge with us about the major issues discussed in the academic journals.
For me, university is a stage in one’s life which helps to decide your future. A mixture of fun, adventure and hard work all come together in the three years of your degree. I’d advise getting involved in different societies alongside your studies. As well as the International and Asian Society, I had a go at archery and fencing in my first year. It was great fun and I expanded my social network too.
Vidip Jatia, BSc in Business and Accounting.
The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.
You may take option modules as long as any necessary prerequisites have been satisfied, where the timetable allows and if you have not already taken the module in question or an equivalent module.
- Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the Business School undergraduate module list.
- Available optional modules for Business School programmes can be viewed in the Build a Degree application.
Entry requirements 2017
AAA-AAB; IB: 36-34
GCSE Maths minimum grade B or GCE AL/AS Maths. GCSE English Language minimum grade B.
Candidates may offer GCE AL/AS Maths, Pure Maths or Further Maths.
Additional selection criteria
We are looking for well-qualified students with a genuine interest in and enthusiasm for the subject.
We receive a large number of applications from well-qualified applicants and may not be able to make offers to all those applicants who have achieved or are predicted to achieve grades in line with the typical offer shown above.
In addition to the specific requirements listed above, we look for excellent A level* results/predictions and we may also take into account results up to and including GCSEs* and AS Levels* as part of our holistic assessment of an application.
*Equivalent qualifications will be considered. For more information about our equivalencies for specific qualifications please contact our Admissions Office.
Please read the important information about our Typical offer.
For full and up-to-date information on applying to Exeter and entry requirements, including requirements for other types of qualification, please see the Applying section.
Learning and teaching
Our undergraduate programmes utilise a range of teaching methods including lectures, seminars and tutorials.
Lectures of either one or two hours in length are held once a week for the duration of each module. The aim of lectures is to give you information on ideas that are central to the module and to help you in developing your understanding of complex ideas. Many of the teaching materials for lectures are made available to you electronically to accompany the notes you take during the lecture. Lectures are given by a range of staff members, including leading professors, who integrate their latest research findings into the teaching that you receive. Guest lecturers, including members of industry, also contribute to some modules.
Seminars and tutorials
Seminars and tutorials are held either every week or every other week throughout the duration of each module. They involve an in-depth exploration of the issues covered in lectures as well as giving you the opportunity to discuss various concepts and theories and receive feedback on your written assignments. Some modules do not have tutorials and others in the final year are taught solely by tutorials.
Timetabled contact hours, made up of lectures, seminars and tutorials, vary over the duration of programmes and between programmes and are on average between 11 and 14 hours. In addition, you will be expected to complete an average of 20-25 hours of independent or group study per week.
Modules are assessed through a mixture of group work, coursework, project work and examinations; the weighting of each of these components will vary according to the academic requirements of the module. Coursework assignments are typically between 2,500 and 6,000 words in length and examinations are normally held at the end of the module, in January and May/June.
You must pass your first year assessments in order to proceed to the second year. There is provision for students to be referred in examinations in August/September if they fail any exam in any year. Degree classification is awarded on the basis of performance in assessments at the end of the second and final years.
A degree in accountancy from the University of Exeter will help you to develop a wide range of skills such as analytical problem solving, teamwork, research and organising and communicating information. The majority of graduates from the Business School follow their degree with graduate careers in economics, accounting, business, actuarial science, marketing, insurance, banking, finance or management both in the commercial and public sectors. A large number of graduate recruiters in these sectors visit Exeter to recruit our students. Some of our graduates pursue their interest in their studies to a greater depth by following a higher degree, often here at Exeter.
Find out more about the destinations of Accounting and Finance graduates on the University‘s Employability website.
Developing your skills and career prospects
The University of Exeter Business School provides a range of support to help you develop skills attractive to employers. Visit our undergraduate Building brilliant careers web pages for more information.
Further information is available through the Careers and your future pages of the University’s Undergraduate Study website.