Accounting and Finance
School - Salford Business School
Subject area - International Finance, Accounting and Economics
UCAS Code: NN34, NN3K with professional experience, NN341 with IFY
Start Dates(s): September
UK - £9,250 per year
International - £13,320 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 Ernst & Young and the NHS (100% of Accounting & Finance students say that their placements were valuable in helping their learning - source: NSS 2017)
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
- International students can apply
Accounting and Finance at Salford Business School helps you develop the essential skills and knowledge for a high level career in accountancy, finance, banking and insurance as well as general management positions.
With a curriculum that is career-focused and industry-informed, Accounting and Finance is a challenging programme designed to provide you with a thorough understanding of accounting and finance within the wider context of business and management.
Our relationships with a number of professional accounting bodies ensure the modules you study will always be closely aligned with current best practice. Our partnerships mean that you benefit from exemptions from professional accountancy bodies as well as the opportunity to join the ACCA Accelerate programme.
Accounting and Finance at Salford Business School was placed 1st for student satisfaction by The Complete University Guide 2017.
The Professional Development module in the second year helps you to develop the skills you need – presentation skills, networking, interview techniques – to transition easily into successful employment.
We strongly encourage all our students to take up the opportunity of an industry placement year between the second and third year of study. You can practise the skills you have already learned, develop your professional network and students who have done work experience tend to get better final year results. During this year, you will not pay University fees and you will be paid for your work.
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. As an Accounting and Finance student at Salford Business School, you’ll have the opportunity to join ACCA Accelerate and leap ahead in your journey to becoming a chartered, certified finance professional.
If it’s your ambition to enter the world of accounting and finance, then this is the programme for you.
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, BSc Accounting & Finance
Like all programmes at Salford Business School, the modules delivered on the Accounting and Finance syllabus are designed around the current needs of employers. With the opportunity for all students to complete a paid work placement between their second and third years, you will enter the world of work with an in-depth knowledge of the industry and of key business concepts.
The foundation of knowledge you build in your first year of study will be developed upon throughout the remainder of the course. With optional modules that allow you to specialise, Sage training, professional mentoring and the use of facilities such as our Bloomberg suite, Accounting and Finance at Salford Business School meets the needs of both employers seeking high-calibre candidates and graduates aspiring to rewarding careers.
Accounting and Finance students develop skills that are useful in the fast-paced world of finance and beyond. The programme prepares graduates for careers as chartered accountants, business advisers and stockbrokers.
This innovative module has been nominated for the Course and Curriculum Design award in the 2018 Guardian University Awards. One participant commented “It was thanks to this module that I gained a much better understanding of what employers are looking for and where I stand in comparison to that from the marks and feedback received… This proves to me I do have the experience and competencies sought after by employers. Realising this has really boosted my confidence.”
All of our BSc students can apply for a one year professional placement, which takes place between your second and last years of study.
This is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of and over the last five years, 90% of Salford Business School 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.