Our Accounting and Finance degree gives students the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of how both areas of accounting and finance fits in to the broader context of business and management. It will provide you with knowledge and understanding of some of the contexts in which accounting and finance operates e.g. the legal and social environment, the accounting and finance profession, the business entity, and the capital markets. Throughout the course you will gain a feel for ‘real’ investment decisions made in industry and how to deal responsibly with financial and economic market data. Once you graduate from our programme you will be equipped with the specialised knowledge of the practice and theory needed to pursue further programmes of study or progress through your chosen career. This programme is accredited by major professional accounting bodies. Many of the programme’s modules attract accreditation from the professional bodies, such as: Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Association of International Accountants (AIA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Once you’ve graduated, you’ll be eligible for exemptions from some professional examinations, which has a major advantage on your journey to qualifying as a professional accountant. Students have the option of completing Bloomberg Essentials Training certificate which holds recognition within the industry, as Bloomberg Professional is the industry’s most widely used financial information software package, both in the City of London and the world’s most important financial centres, the Trading Room provides experience of real-time investment decisions in a simulated environment. We are one of only nine UK Universities to have international membership of the International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP), giving our students links to 280 universities in 41 worldwide destinations. The course is designed to equip you with all the specialist skills and knowledge to enable you to succeed in your future career within the world of finance. You will develop an in-depth understanding of how accounting and finance fits into the broader context of business and management. You will learn how strategic, financial and tax strategies can enhance corporate value, developing your expertise and helping you to think like an investor. You will be taught by leading academics who have worked professionally in the Accounting and Finance sector, bringing their experience and expertise to your lectures. They will explain in detail the function that accountants play, both in influencing management decisions and providing crucial information to investors. You will be introduced to computer-based techniques and specialist databases used in the accounting and financial global environment.