What are the best staff incentives? Why did the global banking crisis occur? What is the role of fairness in organisations? If you’re intrigued by these real-world economic issues, but want a firm grounding in accountancy and workplace experience, this degree combines it all. It is particularly relevant if you’re considering a career in banking.
Spending your third year on industrial placement gives you invaluable practical experience of the business world. It also allows you to see how well theories work in real-life situations.
Learning from two of the country’s leading university departments, you’ll gain an understanding of economics while taking a course accredited by British accountancy bodies. This provides graduates with exemptions from many professional examinations. It also includes Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) exams. This means on graduation, you’ll be further along the Chartered Accountants route than many of your contemporaries.
Your four-year long degree begins with learning about economic issues such as demand, cost and inflation. You’ll learn the accountancy and finance fundamentals looking at actual data from real companies.
All second-year students study auditing, financial accounting, risk, corporate finance, management accounting for business decisions and statistical analysis. You can also choose to write a dissertation. Other options include advanced finance and economics subjects.
Your third year is spent in industry. You’ll be supported in securing a UK placement, with previous students joining companies such as Deloitte, Lloyds Bank, PwC and Samsung. Roles on offer range from finance, auditing and accounting to operations, consulting and risk.
Your final year builds on your knowledge with more advanced options in accountancy and economics. You can choose from topics such as corporate finance, taxation and investments.
A knowledge of economics and accountancy opens the door to a wide range of jobs in economics, business and consulting. This degree equips you with the technical training needed for a career in accountancy and finance. You will also have a broad awareness of how economics influences the world of commerce, and the world as a whole.