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Accounting and Finance

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Study at the UK Business School of the Year

Times Higher Education Awards 2022

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Top 5 in the UK for Accounting and Finance

5th in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024

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Triple accredited business school


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94% of graduates in or due to start employment or further study fifteen months after graduation

Based on full-time, first degree, UK domiciled graduates, HESA Graduate Outcomes survey 2020

Accounting and Finance is one of the key functions in any organisation. The information that accountants prepare informs the decision-making process throughout the organisation, and forms the basis of external communications about how the organisation is performing.

As such, an accounting degree opens a number of career opportunities including accountancy, management consultancy, banking and finance, with qualified accountants often found at the highest levels of organisations in all sectors around the world. At the University of Exeter Business School, there is no requirement for you to have studied accounting and finance before coming to us; our course is designed so that no prior knowledge is necessary or assumed.

We have extremely strong links with professional firms and institutes, including the CFA Institute, the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment and several professional accounting bodies including ACCA, ICAEW, ICAS, CIMA and CIPFA.

In addition to ensuring you acquire subject specific skills, our programmes are designed to help you develop a broad range of personal skills and knowledge, essential for capitalising on attractive 21st century career opportunities. They provide the flexibility to choose from a range of optional modules and select topics that match your specific interest and career requirements. As with other undergraduate programmes in the Business School, you have the opportunity to study overseas or to undertake a period of industrial experience.

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My favourite module is International Management and Globalization because it helps me broaden my global business perspectives. 

As an accounting and finance student, it is interesting to learn some management concepts rather than focusing on solely accounting related subjects. This course increases the chances of employability by improving my public speaking and research skills.

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BSc Accounting and Finance

Depending upon modules studied and performance, graduates of BSc (Hons) in Accounting and Finance or BSc (Hons) Accounting and Business may obtain credit towards the qualifications of the following leading professional accounting and finance bodies:

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

Up to 8 papers possible depending on modules taken.

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Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Maximum 9 papers possible depending on modules taken.

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Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)

Up to 7 exemptions depending on modules taken.

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Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)

Up to 5 papers possible from the Test of Competence level depending on modules taken.

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Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

Exemption from up to 4 CIMA exams (E1, P1, F1, and Operational Case Study Exam) depending on modules taken (in addition to the basic papers BA1 – BA4).

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