Aston University is The Guardian's 'University of the Year' 2020. Course description Our four-year BSc Accounting and Finance course, with an integrated placement year, focuses on the crucial role that financial information plays in the direct decisions made by management teams. You’ll explore the process of decision making in accounting, how an organisation’s financial resources are monitored and planned, and learn how an accountant fits into this process; gaining insight into what drives management strategies. Our graduates have a high success rate in securing graduate accounting and financial management roles at well-known organisations such as PwC, RSM, Deliotte and BDO in roles such as Auditor, Corporate Tax, Financial Services Audit Graduate and Tax Trainee. Key course benefits • As part of your degree you’ll undertake a professional placement, gaining valuable practical experience in the field of management, accounting or finance. • 93.75% of BSc Accounting and Finance students said that their course is intellectually stimulating in the 2020 National Student Survey. • Five years after graduating, employed Aston University graduates earn an average of £33,200 (Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO), 2020) • Accounting and Finance at Aston is ranked Top 30 in the UK (Guardian University Guide, 2020) Course details
- Year 1 - You will study a wide range of business subjects, giving you a broad insight into management which is required by all accounting professionals.
- Year 2 – Exploring financial and management accounting in depth forms the main element of your second year. You will also participate in events organised in conjunction with accountancy firms, visit businesses, and undertake an interactive Business Game module. Subject areas include International Financial Reporting, Business Tax and Auditing.
- Year 3 – This is when you will undertake a professional placement or choose an international study opportunity at one of our partner institutions. This year is compulsory for all UK students.
- Year 4 – In your final year, accounting studies are increased to a more refined level, similar to professional qualification standard, whilst retaining theoretical analysis. Subject areas include Strategic Management Accounting, Tax Policy and Risk Management.
The First Year studied on all Aston Business School undergraduate degree programmes is designed to give students a broad knowledge of business and management. Many employers seek graduates with good 'all round' knowledge of a range of business functions. The broad range of subjects studied ensures that our graduates are some of the most employable in the country, whilst also allowing a transfer between certain programmes.
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|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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