Accounting and management best practice is a fundamental requisite of today’s business world. Modern day accountants do much more than maintain and communicate company financial data; they are key players in managing business, they are critical to success and business longevity.
This programme equips you with a robust understanding of accounting and business management including management accounting, financial management, entrepreneurship, strategic planning, business law, marketing, and the international business environment. You will learn valuable transferable technical skills along the way including numerical analytical methods and get hands on experience of industry standard accounting and software packages.
There is the option to take a year’s work placement between your second and third year. Previous employers have included Adidas, Microsoft, British Airways, PwC and Nissan. Find out more on our work placement year page.
On successful conclusion of your degree this combination of technical, analytical and interpersonal skills will make you highly attractive to potential employers. You will be well equipped to work in multidisciplinary business teams facing real business challenges in areas as diverse as, management consulting, business development, innovation, accountancy, public finance and entrepreneurship, within the UK and internationally.
This course does not require A level maths or the overseas equivalent.
This degree course has international accreditation from the following six professional accounting bodies:
1) ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)
2) CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants)
3) ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales)
4) CIPFA (Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountancy)
5) AIA (Association of International Accountants)
6) CPA Australia (Certified Practising Accountant)
These accreditations attest to the relevance and rigour of our curriculum. We have particularly good exemptions from ACCA; we hold all nine possible exemptions. On graduation, if you have passed certain modules, you will gain exemptions from several of their professional papers. So you will be part-qualified and will just sit final exams and gain some professional experience to qualify as an accountant.
Professional accounting bodies highly regard our degree programme; according to the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants Brunel graduates have a higher than average pass rate in both the accounting and management exam streams. Find out more about all our accreditations and exemptions on our accreditations and exemptions page.