Accounting involves the recording, reporting and communication of financial information about a business to help managers, investors and other stakeholders make appropriate decisions. This course is aimed at students seeking a career in either accounting or economics. As well as developing technical accounting and economics knowledge, you also gain vital numerical, decision-making and communication skills to understand and explain financial and economic information. You learn using case studies and real world information that enable you to apply your learning to real-world situations. The core modules help you develop the academic skills required by both accountants and economists, such as financial accounting, management accounting, microeconomics, and macroeconomics. As the world economy is continually evolving, the course content evolves, which keeps teaching fresh and engaging. Each year you study an employability module. This helps you consider the career options available to you, prepare for your placement and apply for graduate roles. In your third year, you have the opportunity to apply the skills you've gained by taking a one year paid work placement. This is a great way to improve your industry knowledge with real insight and experience. It also enables you to build an eye-catching CV to impress future employers. Many students find jobs with their placement companies after graduation. Previous students on related courses have gained placements with organisations such as Astra Zeneca, GE Capital, IBM, Metropolitan Police, Oxford Economics.