Undergraduate Study

Accounting and Finance

1# UK business school for graduate employability

DLHE 2016/17

9th for Accounting and Finance in the Complete University Guide 2020

90% of Accounting and Finance graduates go into further study or graduate level employment within 6 months of graduation.

DLHE 2016/17

Industry experience available to all students through summer placements or With Industrial Experience

Accounting and Finance at Exeter

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 ICAEW, ICAS and ACCA. Each year, a selection of the profession’s most distinguished practitioners come to give guest lectures to our students.

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.

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) Business and Accounting 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 7 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 9 exams: BA1, BA2, BA3, BA4 and E1, P1, F1, P2, F2 (depending on modules taken).

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The Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT)

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