Accounting and Finance at Salford Business School was placed 1st for student satisfaction by The Complete University Guide 2017. This course has been designed to develop the skills you need for a high-level career in accountancy, finance, banking, insurance, the public sector or general management. You will benefit from exemptions in the following professional exams: Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW), Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountants (CIPFA). The course team has excellent relations with local employers and the course includes opportunities for related activities such as attending guest lectures and taking part in business simulation games. The Professional Development module in the second year helps you to develop the skills you need – presentation skills, networking, interview techniques etc – to move more easily into successful employment. Through the Study Abroad programme, you could choose to spend your second year studying on an international exchange with one of our global partner institutions in Europe, the US or the rest of the world. The Professional Experience Year will give you the opportunity to apply the skills, knowledge and understanding you have gained in the first two years of the course and is recognised by both CIMA and ACCA as one of the three years of postgraduate experience required for formal certification. If you choose to take the professional year option, you will not pay fees to the University and will earn a wage for the work that you do. There are different entry requirements and course codes for the Professional Experience Year option. This degree is also offered with a Foundation Year.