Accounting and Finance has long been a popular choice because of its excellent career prospects. This course is so closely tied into real-world professional requirements that, when you’ve successfully completed it, you’ll be exempt from exam papers from three professional accounting bodies. These include nine papers from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and six from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
Accountancy has long been a popular destination for graduates because of its excellent career prospects. The average starting salary for graduates with degrees in accounting and finance is above the national average. According to the Robert Half FTSE 100 CEO Tracker, half of the Chief Executives of Britain’s top 100 companies have a background in accountancy or financial management background.
You will enhance your expertise in decision-making about financial resources. You will also develop fresh approaches to solving problems at work by integrating knowledge from a variety of topics.
Sunderland is one of the first universities in the UK to introduce employability modules across all years of an undergraduate degree. These help you strengthen the six key attributes of being capable, enquiring, creative, enterprising, ethical and global in outlook. The modules also help you identify your strengths and aspirations, and plan for personal development.
By studying in London, you will be in a world centre of business. You will also have opportunities to build a global network of contacts as London is home to over 100,000 international students.
MODULES ON THIS COURSE INCLUDE:
LEVEL 1 (NATIONAL LEVEL 4)
- Introduction to Financial Accounting (20 Credits)
- Introduction to Management Accounting (20 Credits)
- Introduction to Business Management (20 Credits)
- Quantitative Methods for Business (20 Credits)
- Economics (20 Credits)
- Business Law (20 Credits)
LEVEL 2 (NATIONAL LEVEL 5)
- Financial Accounting (20 Credits)
- Management Accounting (20 Credits)
- Business Finance (20 Credits)
- Business Management (20 Credits)
- Business Taxation (20 Credits)
- Audit and Assurance (20 Credits)
LEVEL 3 (NATIONAL LEVEL 6)
- Business Modelling for Decision Making (20 Credits)
- Financial Management (Professional) (20 Credits)
- Strategic Management Accounting (Professional) (20 Credits)
- International Financial Reporting (Professional) (20 Credits)
- Managing Projects (20 Credits)
- Contemporary Developments in Business Management (20 Credits)
EMPLOYMENT AND CAREERS
Sunderland is one of the first universities in the UK to introduce employability modules across all years of an undergraduate degree.
95% of our business graduates enter employment or further study within six months of graduating, according to the Destination of Higher Education Leavers Survey 2015. Examples of companies that have recruited students from the University of Sunderland include leading names in IT (Microsoft, IBM), consumer goods (P&G, Nike, Adidas), banking (Lloyds TSB), hospitality (Marriott Hotels, Starbucks), and the public sector (NHS).
We encourage you to undertake a 48-week placement between your second and final year, to allow you to build up real work experience that will help your career when you graduate. A placement year effectively becomes a third year of a four-year course.
Placements are paid, with an average salary of £14,000-£18,000 a year depending on your location.
Placements are an excellent opportunity to put your learning into practice and understand the context for your new knowledge. The contacts made during placements can also be valuable for future job offers.
Recent placement employers include: IBM, Procter & Gamble, BT, Nissan, Marriott Hotels, PricewaterCoopers and Adidas.
Our invitations to guest speakers allow you to listen to people who are already in the type of management position that you may one day hold. Recent speakers include Mike Johnson, CEO of Castrol and Executive Vice President of BP.
Visiting speakers help you relate academic learning to the real experience of people who have already progressed in their careers. It’s all part of broadening your learning so that you’re prepared not just for exams but for life.
STUDENT BUSINESS SOCIETY
The University supports student-led initiatives that help you gain practical experience of management. The University of Sunderland in London Business Student Society organises events, guest speakers, and company tours. With its professional approach, the University of Sunderland in London Business Student Society is a great way to put into practice the lessons about how to make organisations function effectively. There is something for every student who is studying a subject related to business.
Graduates Nazrul and Ashikul talk about their experience studying in the University of Sunderland in London, based in Canary Wharf.
We want students on every course to have the support they need to make the most of their investment in the future.
SUPPORT FOR YOUR LEARNING
Your tutors will guide you through the content of your course, ensuring a stimulating mix of teaching, group work and independent research. If you have individual queries or difficulties within subject areas, you can book an appointment with your tutor to gain more in-depth support and guidance.
SUPPORT FOR YOUR CAREER
During your course, and particularly towards the end of it, we encourage you to explore your career options, develop a career focus and make effective applications for jobs that take you where you want to go.