Accounting and Finance
School - Salford Business School
Subject area - Business and Management
UCAS Code: NN34, NN3K with professional experience, NN341 with IFY
Start Dates(s): September
UK - £9250 per year
International - £12,000 per year
- Placed 1st for student satisfaction by The Complete University Guide 2017
- Excellent career potential with a course accredited by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountants, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
- Unique connections and a paid year-long industrial placement opportunities with commercial organisations such as Carillion and the NHS
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
- International students can apply
Accounting and Finance at Salford Business School was placed 1st for student satisfaction by The Complete University Guide 2017. This course has been designed to develop the skills you need for a high-level career in accountancy, finance, banking, insurance, the public sector or general management.
You will benefit from exemptions in the following professional exams:
- Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
- Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
- Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW)
- Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountants (CIPFA)
The course team has excellent relations with local employers and the course includes opportunities for related activities such as attending guest lectures and taking part in business simulation games. The Professional Development module in the second year helps you to develop the skills you need – presentation skills, networking, interview techniques etc – to move more easily into successful employment. Through the Study Abroad programme, you could choose to spend your second year studying on an international exchange with one of our global partner institutions in Europe, the US or the rest of the world.
This degree is also offered with a Foundation Year, visit www.salford.ac.uk/ug-courses/business-foundation-year for details.
Read about Ahmed's experiences on the programme in his blog post
Nothing really compares to your first year, it certainly didn’t for me. It is literally a once in a life-time experience, everything is new and exciting. During my first year I became a student representative with the Students’ Union and as a result I was able to meet a lot of students and academics, many of who I still see today.
I got my head down, and was able to do pretty well in my modules. I would recommend getting involved in anything you can! If you have a hobby there is probably someone else who will have the same hobby or interest. But don’t lose sight of what you’re at university for.Ahmed Rafiq, final year Accounting & Finance student
The Accounting and Finance degree course is designed to meet the needs of both students seeking a high level career in financial or business management and of employers seeking a high calibre of business graduate.
It provides you with a thorough understanding of accounting and finance within the wider context of business and management and prepares you for employment in a wide variety of managerial careers.
This course secures significant exemptions from the examinations of the UK professional accountancy bodies and allows you to opt to undertake an industrial placement during your third year.
All Accounting and Finance students study the same modules in the first year, after which you are given the flexibility to review and change your options depending on which subjects interest you the most. This approach gives you a vital foundation in key business disciplines to support the subjects you go on to study in your second and final years. It also means that all students achieve the same level of Accounting and Finance knowledge at the end of their first year.
On completion of Year 2 you may choose to undertake a paid placement.
This is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of and over the last five years 90% of Salford Business undergraduates taking a one year placement secured a 2:1 or 1st class Honours degree.
We will help you find out about vacancies and make the right connections with high profile employers through regular events and presentations.
Here is just a small selection of the companies our students have enjoyed placements with so far: NatWest, Barclays and The Cooperative Bank; BP, Esso and Shell; IBM, Hewlett Packard and Compaq; Ford, Vauxhall, Jaguar and Nissan; Marks & Spencer, Selfridges and Sainsbury’s; Eli Lilly, Glaxo and ICI; Fujitsu, Marriott and Virgin.
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.