BA (Hons) Accounting and Economics

About the course

Indicative course structure

The study of Accounting and Economics brings students face to face with the current trends, practices and themes within both the Accounting and in touch with global economies. This practical and relevant course develops students to become confident, knowledgeable and forward thinking graduates ready to take on this growing sector head on. 90% of Accounting and Economics graduates are in employment or further study after 6 months.

Studying economics enables you to gain a sound knowledge of economic principles and to appreciate fully the way in which this knowledge can be applied in 'real world' situations. The field of study emphasises the role of economics in the formation of policy by individuals, companies and governments as well as offering an appreciation of the role played by business in a modern economy.

Studying accounting will provide you with a sound basis for progression to careers in accounting or with an accounting bias, as well as for careers in general management. It will also afford a good preparation for professional accounting qualifications.

This multi-disciplinary and globally focused course has been developed with industry leaders and professional bodies, combining real world scenarios with the academic theory of a university degree to give you a spectrum of skills for when you graduate. The course is taught by leading academics and industry specialists with years of real world commercial experience within the sector.

Why choose this course?

5 Reasons to Study BA (Hons) Accounting and Economics

  • Our Accounting and Economics programme is designed for students who wish to have a greater choice and specialism in their studies. The combination of subjects provides both technical training in accounting and an understanding of the role businesses take in a modern economy.
  • The course will also provide good preparation for advancement through accounting qualifications and, depending on the options you choose, you will graduate with valuable exemptions from the professional examinations of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
  • The course has been developed with industry leaders and professional bodies, combining real world scenarios with academic theory, to give you the wide spectrum of knowledge and skills needed when you graduate. The course is taught by leading academics and industry specialists with years of real world commercial experience within the accounting and finance sectors.
  • All students have the option to study abroad and learn or develop language skills to give you an edge in the job market.
  • The course gives you the opportunities to do a work placement in small or large businesses, developing key employability skills, both domestically and internationally.

What will I study?

Alongside traditional teaching methods of lectures, seminars and tutorials, we operate a web-based student support system called StudyNet where you can expect to find a range of material and communications about every module.

The teaching method for most modules on the course is a one hour lecture followed by a one hour seminar. Typically, a new topic will be introduced in each lecture. The seminars provide an opportunity to discuss and obtain feedback on the topic introduced in the previous week's lecture. Usually, assessment is split between coursework and examination. Coursework may take a variety of forms and could be individual or group work.

Professional Accreditations

With exemptions from the professional examinations of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and the option to take a one year work placement, this course will give you the edge in the job market.

Careers

Graduates have found employment in fields such as future accounting training with Accountants, local businesses, the public sector or large organisations. Our graduates can leave with key employability, enterprise and strong interpersonal skills. The average salary six months after graduating is £22,000 rising to an average of £28,000 after 40 months. 90% of BA (Hons) Accounting and Economics graduates are in work or full time study after 6 months.

I started my journey as a teenager and have graduated as a young man equipped with the tools and knowledge to succeed in the real world.

Alex Millen

BA (Hons) Accounting and Economics