As it’s a joint degree, this course will benefit those aspiring to be accountants or working in the world of finance. It includes skills that build on investment and commercial banking, insurance, consultancy and financial markets.
Wherever there is a business, there are accounts that need controlling. Almost every commercial organisation needs skilled financial support. There are companies that deal solely in finance too. These may be investment banks, insurance companies and financial services companies.
The final year of this course involves a finance-related dissertation, together with a study of strategy, international finance and taxation. These are designed to ensure that graduates leave Bucks with a wide range of skills that will impress an employer and enable them to secure employment.
Not only will this degree give a sound understanding of how businesses operate, but you’ll also be able to create and analyse financial statements. You will learn about the business environment and people management, as well as the fundamentals of accounting. Whatever route your future takes, the degree will prove invaluable as it develops your analytical and research skills in all business areas.
We have a team of experienced lecturers who have each worked in finance. Their knowledge of the market comes directly from their own experience, which they bring into their teaching. You’ll have the chance to be guided through real briefs, watching the accounts of a real business evolve and shift.
Working in finance involves many skills as you interact with so many different departments. Communication, engagement, forecasting and analysing all become part of your armoury when you graduate.
At Bucks, we can help you work towards your ACCA or CIMA professional qualification. After graduating, you’ll be able to apply for exemption from a number of ACCA papers. We also have some CIMA exemptions.
BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance graduates may also be eligible for membership at the Institute of Financial Accountants Associate Level.
This course is designed to help you apply for registration with the professional bodies in accounting and finance. Most Accounting and Finance graduates choose employment that enables further study with a view to gaining a full professional qualification and a career in accounting and/or finance.
You could also use your degree (and the more general business and personal skills you’ll have developed) as a foundation for a career in general management in a wide range of organisations. Many students will go on to study for professional accountancy qualifications offered by bodies such as ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA or CIPFA. Your degree should enable you to gain a number of exemptions from their examination requirements.