This award equips you with the relevant skills and knowledge to pursue a career in accountancy, finance, banking and a wide range of management roles. The programme has been designed specifically to provide you with maximum exemptions from internationally recognised accounting professional body examinations, giving you a head start when it comes to qualifying as an accountant. In addition to your academic studies, you will also be trained in the use of accounting software, analytical skills and report writing and further employability skills which will enable you to better adapt to the rapidly changing environment of work. All students have the opportunity to take an optional placement year providing valuable workplace experience and significantly improving your employability on graduation. In addition, during your studies you will have the opportunity to meet with accounting and business practitioners through guest lectures and other special events. The University of Wolverhampton has recently partnered with ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) in their Accelerate programme which allows final year students an accelerated path to ACCA membership, enhanced career prospects, discounted fees, access to the global ACCA community to provide practical assistance with studies and future career. Find out more about the Accelerate programme The degree can also be used as the basis for postgraduate study in the area of finance and general business management. For example, the Business School has a MSc in Finance and Accounting which dovetails in with the knowledge and skills obtained on this programme. You may also study Accounting or Finance as part of the following joint awards: ◾BA (Hons) Business and Accounting ◾BA (Hons) Business and Finance Please note: Part-time study requires attendance during the day.