Gain up to nine exemptions from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the maximum number available, as well as exemptions from – CIMA, CII, ACT, AIA, CFA, CIPFA, ICAEW and the CPA.
Module content is broad in nature, covering a multitude of topics including Management Accounting, Corporate Finance, Management and Strategy, Forensic Accounting and Advanced Financial Reporting.
Our Bloomberg Trading Room – one of the largest in a UK university – will give you a simulated experience on industry-standard software that is used by decision-makers in finance.
We have close links with employers and professional accounting bodies, giving you an opportunity to enhance your future career prospects
Our graduates have gone on to careers in globally renowned organisations. Recent successes include HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, Vauxhall, PwC and many more.
Enjoy an international experience with #DMUglobal – on these trips you will visit sites like Wall Street which will give you a real-world experience while at the same time having a strong academic basis.
Facilities and features
Hugh Aston Building
You will mainly be taught in the Hugh Aston Building, which was purpose-built at a cost of £35 million.
Students benefit from The Bloomberg Trading Room Comprising of 21 Bloomberg terminals, the Trading Room will provide simulation of what it is like to work in the financial industry and provide experience of a real life trading floor environment.
Facilities also include lecture theatres and classrooms with capacities ranging from 50 to 250 people, break-out spaces for group work, quiet study zones for individual work and a large number of high-spec IT labs, some of which are installed with professional software.
The Newarke café in Hugh Aston provides Costa Coffee as well a range of snacks and refreshments.
The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (other than in exceptional circumstances) and offers a huge range of online resources, all of which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose.
The library is run by dedicated staff who offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching and reference management and assistive technology, and mathematical skills for non-maths students. There is also a Just Ask service for help and advice, available via email or telephone.
Our comfortable and well-equipped study areas provide a range of environments to suit your needs.
Our Learning Zones and The Greenhouse provide flexible spaces, whether you are working as a group, practising a presentation or working quietly on your own.
They feature workstations with power supplies for laptops, plus bookable syndicate rooms with plasma screens, laptops and DVD facilities. Wi-Fi is available across all campus locations.
Opportunities and careers
As part of this course you will have the option to complete a paid placement year which offers invaluable professional experience.
Our exciting careers programme #DMUworks can help you secure a placement through activities such as mock interviews and practice aptitude tests, and you will be assigned a personal tutor to support you throughout your placement.
We advertise posts in all locations in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, including some international posts.
Our students have taken placements with companies including IBM, Lloyds Banking Group, Ernst & Young, Volkswagen Financial Services and the NHS
This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons — helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.
Accounting and Finance students have recently visited the financial district of New York where they learned about the financial institutions there and gained an understanding of how the most recent financial crisis unfolded.
A degree in Accounting and Finance opens up a wide range of career opportunities as you develop a broad base of skills that are in great demand with employers.
You may choose to specialise in a discipline that you enjoyed studying on the programme.
Recent graduates have progressed to careers in positions such as commercial finance analyst at Red Bull, auditor at KPMG, cost technician at PepsiCo, tax processor at Grant Thornton and financial criminal analyst at Barclays.