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Why study at Roehampton

  • This Accounting BSc is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accounts (ACCA) and offers the maximum of nine exemptions from ACCA professional exams.
  • You will graduate ‘business ready’ with a clear understanding of how you can add value to employers through your key skill set, knowledge and experience.
  • In addition to accounting, you will also develop a strong understanding of the wider field of business and management including project management and management of people.

Our Accounting BSc provides an excellent preparation for professional practice in accounting, enabling you to work in a wider range of business, public and third-sector organisations.

At the same time, you will develop yourself personally, confident in your own values, able to apply your knowledge to solve problems, and ultimately able to add value to any organisation. On completing this ACCA-accredited degree you will be exempt from nine of the ACCA professional exams, should you go on to work towards your full professional qualification.

Our Accounting degree is strongly focused on developing you as a ‘business ready’ graduate: highly employable and capable as well as with the key knowledge and skills required by professional accounting bodies. To achieve these aims, this degree will support you in your personal and professional journey.

ACCA Accredited

On completing your degree, you will have an in-depth knowledge of accounting and its relationship to organisations and society. You will be provided with a significant number of opportunities to develop your ability to identify and solve complex accounting problems. You will learn both the skills and techniques necessary to solve these problems, and how to apply them to a range of business decisions.

To support your professional development, you will build relevant personal skills. For example, you will equip yourself with all the self-confidence, resilience and enterprise to be able to professionally challenge the status quo and present realistic alternatives, practicing communicating your ideas effectively. Personal skills also underpin good problem-solving ability, and you will be supported by academics and personal tutors to build your determination and ethical awareness in finding solutions to a variety of issues.

Your academics and personal tutors have a wealth of experience in a wide range of accounting contexts, and will demonstrate how your learning connects to and impacts upon the real world.

Throughout your degree, there is a focus on you to consciously track your own increasing ability to add value to organisations. This is achieved through our Business Readiness modules, where you will gather evidence, working with your personal tutors, on developing attributes and skills. This will demonstrate to prospective employers how you can play a key role in whichever organisations you work with throughout your future career.

Across the three years of study, you will undertake specialist ACCA-accredited accounting modules. In your first year, you will be introduced to financial and management accounting techniques, including the preparation of financial reports with the understanding of the users and uses of such reports. In addition to this, you will look at vital business principles such as communication in the digital world, data analysis and the global business environment.

In year two, as well as continuing to develop your business readiness, you will be introduced to people and project management, which will complement your developing accounting skills. You will continue to build on these through modules which currently include the Law of Business Enterprises, Taxation Practice and Understanding Financial Statements. You will also develop in-depth understanding of management accounting techniques.

In the third year, in addition to your dissertation in accounting, focusing on a particular area of the discipline, you will build your financial skills. Modules we offer currently include Advanced Financial Accounting and Corporate Finance. Finally, you will gain an awareness of the role that individuals and their judgement play in accounting, through modules in Audit Practice and Ethics and Accounting for Decision Making.

Career options

You will be equipped to work in management or financial accounting jobs in the corporate, public or voluntary sectors. Graduates can follow pathways into accountancy via the main professional bodies in the UK, and bypass some of the foundation level examinations needed for qualifying as an accountant.
UCAS code

9A33

Level

Undergraduate

BSc

Single honours

Entry tariff

2017 entry: 128 points

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Department

Business School

Duration

3 years (full-time)

Tuition fees

£9,250 (2018; UK/EU)»

£13,000 (2017; International)»

Cash scholarships and bursaries available»

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