Accounting and Finance with a Foundation Year (Hons) BA offered at University of Derby gives you a sound knowledge of accounting and business, which will enable you to take up a management position in industry and commerce, or become a professional accountant. As you start your degree you will be introduced to the key concepts of accounting, and your knowledge and skills will be developed within a business framework. The second stage will see you learning more advanced techniques and specialisms in accounting, broadening your analysis and application of techniques in different sectors. You’ll also be developing your teamwork, leadership and project management skills through the work and assessments you undertake.
You can choose to take a work placement, applying what you’ve learnt to the work place and getting valuable work experience, or you can move straight on to the final stage.
The final stage will see you tackling complicated accounting and ethical issues. You’ll be studying leading edge and contemporary business and accounting issues, you’ll understand general accounting and business concepts and will develop the skills and techniques required, through research, critical analysis and evaluation to suggest solutions to real management problems.
You’ll be able to critically evaluate strategic business issues, and you’ll complete your independent study. You can select two options in the final stage which gives you the flexibility to specialise in an area that interests you, or where you see your career developing.
There is always a demand for accounting graduates. Our past students have gone on to work for local public practices, multinational accounting firms and taken up accounting careers in merchant banks and other large businesses. As an accountant you will have the opportunity to work in many diverse fields, anywhere in the world.
We’ve designed the degree so you are eligible to apply for maximum exemptions from ACCA and for a range of exemptions offered by CIMA, ICAEW, IFA, CIPFA and AIA – which means you can achieve membership of your professional body quicker and accelerate your career progression.
On graduation you can choose to continue your studies with a masters degree here at Derby. Once you’ve completed your degree you may be eligible for an alumni discuount of up to 25%.
You need the following IELTS score:
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Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
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