BA (Hons) Business and Accounting

  • Learn the fundamentals of bookkeeping
  • Learn from industry specialists and hands on experience
  • Gain professional exemptions allowing you to accelerate your career

About the course

Indicative course structure

A strong business degree is an incredible start to your career. By combining it with accounting you’ll have the chance to build a firm foundation in business with a strong focus on accounting practices.

You’ll study a whole range of key business areas, including accounting, marketing, operations, management, human resources and the role of business in society. We’ll also help you explore everything from strategic leadership, performance and business management to ethics, enterprise and creative problem-solving.

Why choose this course?

  • Develop important skills and knowledge required to become an accountant.
  • Enhance your employability skills by undertaking a 12-month work placement to gain the first-hand experience.
  • Develop strong intellectual capabilities.

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.

Study Abroad

This course offers you the opportunity to study abroad through the University's study abroad programme. Study abroad opportunities are available worldwide and in Europe under the Erasmus+ Programme.

Find out more about Study Abroad.

What job can I get?

The flexibility of this course leaves graduates in a position to take on various business roles within both the public and private sectors or to go on to run their own businesses. Our graduates have gone on to work at Amazon UK, Jaguar Land Rover, Hewlett Packard and the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Around 95% of our graduates have gone on to work or further study within six months of finishing this course. Recent graduates have launched their careers in roles such as financial analyst, trainee accountant, payment plan administrator, estate accountant and accounts officer. Our graduates find opportunities with employers of all sizes, including major organisations such as PwC, Hewlett Packard, Costco, Hertfordshire County Council, the NHS, Price Bailey LLP, Mothercare, Cathedral Capital, Balfour Beatty Rail and TUI.

'I had an excellent experience at the University of Hertfordshire. I enjoyed the group work and also the fantastic social activities available to students. Throughout my time, I enhanced my communication skills and have now progressed onto a Masters programme in Business and Management.'

Desheng Weng, BA (Hons) Business and Accounting