Understanding the financial world can lead you down many career paths, and a degree in Accounting and Finance can give you the best start. If you are interested in current financial issues and are considering a career in either accountancy or finance, this course lets you sample the essentials of both disciplines to help you choose with interests you most. Since almost every management job requires an understanding of budgeting and financial administration, this degree can open up much broader career opportunities as it will equip you with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills in financial management within a business context. As part of our focus on your career prospects, we will also help you develop the skills often quoted by employers as lacking in graduates – critical evaluation, self-direction and problem-solving – incorporating analysis, presentations and negotiation techniques into your studies. It’s one of many reasons why our graduate employability levels are so good – with 86% in work or further study after six months; and why student satisfaction is high, 96% in the latest National Student Survey (NSS) 2016. A key advantage of our degree is the flexibility that comes from gaining a wide breadth of knowledge across both disciplines of accounting and finance, with the opportunity to choose from a large range of optional modules on topics like corporate governance and ethics, auditing or pensions. As well as simulation and practical exercises, such as preparing accounts or assessing financial investment options, you will apply theory to real-life scenarios that you might encounter on a day-to-day basis as a professional. In the past, students have analysed the detail of corporate accounts from supermarket giants’ Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons; they’ve also looked at the competencies and skills of Easyjet in comparison to its competitors to try to ascertain what has contributed to its financial success.