BSc Business and Accounting with European Study
|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.
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.
- The year 2 module, BSD2004 Preparation for European Study is a non-credit bearing compulsory module that aims to help students on “With European Study” programmes prepare for the Study Abroad period that will take place in the third year of their degree.
Year abroad (European Study) - 120 credits from partner institution.
- Students must achieve a first year average of at least 50% to proceed with year abroad.
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
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.
Enhance your degree with international experience
Here at Exeter we are very proud of our reputation as a truly international business school. With students from over 80 countries and staff from 26 countries, you’ll find yourself in an exciting, diverse and global environment that will give you the chance to get a unique insight into how business works around the world. What’s more, we have built up a huge international network of partnership universities, institutions and businesses that help to shape and inform all of our courses.
In a cosmopolitan study environment like ours, we are also keen to increase your experience of the global economy by actively encouraging you to spend some time overseas. This can help you gain the international knowledge and key skills that will prepare you for the world of work.
Spend a year studying abroad
All of our undergraduate degrees offer you the opportunity to spend an extra year of study or work abroad (with the exception of BSc IT Management for Business). This is offered during your third year of study with us and can be spent at one of our wide range of European or international partner universities. If you’re opting for Europe then you could choose a year’s work placement rather than a study experience. (See with European Study , with International Study or with Industrial Experience for more details).
You can choose between placements where you will be taught either in English or in the native language. Our Foreign Language Centre offers optional language modules to all students, whatever your level. If you are a linguist, then why not combine advanced study in your language, or a new language such as Japanese or Chinese, with an outstanding student experience on one of our leading business programmes?
We currently offer placements in 50 universities in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and the USA.
Benefit from the Exeter international experience
You’ll also gain a great insight into the international business world by being here at Exeter, as you’ll work with students from all around the world on a daily basis. We also provide short-term overseas opportunities like summer schools, international business competitions or other related work experience.
Why study abroad?
Understanding the global economy is an essential part of good business practice in today’s multi-cultural world. Living, working and studying abroad can also give you a whole new perspective on the world and on global opportunities. If you’ve studied or worked abroad and have additional language skills and cultural understanding your career credentials will be greatly enhanced.
Even if you don’t choose to spend a year abroad, you can still gain valuable international experience by undertaking an ERASMUS work placement, a short-term internship or company visit which can be arranged by some of our partners.
Interested in studying abroad?
Meet our study abroad students who have recently completed their study abroad year.
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.