Succeed on a degree that measures up to the high expectations of all global accountancy bodies, leading to maximum exemptions from professional exams including ICEAW, A.C.C.A., C.I.M.A., and A.I.A. when you graduate. Gain a solid grounding in all aspects of accounting from financial markets and institutions to the global business environment. You specialise later in the degree with subjects including taxation principles and practice, corporate accountability and social and environmental accounting.
From 2018, the University of Gloucestershire Business School will move to a brand-new, state-of-the-art home at our Oxstalls campus in Gloucester. The £16 million development will be home to our Business, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Law and Accounting and Finance courses.
As well as this, our Make It business experiences are designed to ensure that you stand out from the crowd when you graduate.
Make It international: work with financial leaders abroad. See how foreign direct investment can shape the economic infrastructure of an entire country in Ho Chi Minh, an emerging and vibrant city in Vietnam. Explore resource management and how the Vietnamese have maximised resources to become the world's leading coffee exporters. This global exposure will help you stand out in the job market, no matter whether you plan on having an international career or not. For this vital reason, the trip is included in the cost of your fees.
Make It real: learn from real scenarios. Simulations with companies within the accounting sector are embedded in your degree, underpinning your learning with real-world application. You will also work with live financial data in our Thomson Reuters Trading room and gain insight into the industry with specialist guest lecturers. Put your skills to the test and enter the C.I.M.A. Global Business Challenge, designed to foster the young business leaders of the future. Create and pitch your business case to a high profile audience with support from an expert business mentor.
Make It happen: grow into a career-ready graduate. Work placement opportunities give you the confidence to put your learning into practice and gain essential contacts. Students have worked for prestigious companies such as PWC, Boots and Smiths Industries. Graduate David Sargeant did his placement with international recruitment company SThree plc and now works in New York as their finance business partner. You will also shadow a financial consultant or adviser, work with a regional accountancy or business firm and work within a large corporate department. All of this is designed to give you the skills and the CV to pursue your chosen career.
Learn through student-led workshops, seminars, group work, reflective practice, computing workshops, problem-solving challenges and presenting. Your personal tutor will provide you with academic support and help you to develop your career based on your interests. You will have opportunities to work with leading accountancy and finance businesses abroad as part of your international trip and be able to complete a work placement as part of your degree. This will prepare you to graduate career-ready.
- Financial accountant
- Management accountant
- Financial analyst
- Investment banker
- Internal/External auditor
You'll benefit from great business links with local, national and international organisations. These include Hazlewoods (in the Top 40 Independent Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers, and sponsors of our Top Undergraduate Student competition); and global cult clothing business Superdry. Our strong industry links offer exciting placement and internship opportunities that could result in your graduate career. This degree is accredited with Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (A.C.C.A.), Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (C.I.M.A.) and Association of International Accountants (A.I.A.).