Become a well-rounded professional understanding both the operations of a business and the finances behind it with this flexible course. In the first year you’ll gain solid grounding on all aspects of accounting and business including understanding organisations, business law and financial accounting. You can then specialise in accounting, business, or both with subjects such as managing international business and management accounting. This degree also measures up to the high expectations of all global accountancy bodies, leading to maximum exemptions from professional exams including ICEAW, ACCA, CIMA, AIA and CIM when you graduate.
From 2018, the University of Gloucestershire Business School will move to a brand-new, state-of-the-art home at our Oxstalls campus in Gloucester. The £16 million development will be home to our Business, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Law and Accounting and Finance courses. Find out more about the new Business School and other developments with our virtual fly-through video and see where you could be taking the first steps towards your career in business.
As well as this, our Make It business experiences are designed to ensure that you stand out from the crowd when you graduate.
Make It international: work with business leaders abroad. See how foreign direct investment can shape the economic infrastructure of an entire country in Ho Chi Minh, an emerging and vibrant city in Vietnam. Explore resource management and how the Vietnamese have maximised resources to become the world's leading coffee exporters. Having global exposure will help you stand out in the job market, no matter whether you plan on having an international career or not. For this vital reason, the trip is included in the cost of your fees.
Make It real: learn from real scenarios. Embedded in your degree are simulations with companies such as ICEAW and ACCA, leading professional bodies within the accounting sector, underpinning your learning with real-world application. Leading international brands and business figures will deliver inspiring lectures and give you real insight into how to succeed in global business. Put your skills to the test and enter the CIMA Global Business Challenge, designed to foster the young business leaders of the future. Create and pitch your business case to a high profile audience with support from an expert business mentor.
Make It happen: grow into a career-ready graduate. Work placement opportunities give you for confidence to put your learning into practice and gain essential contacts. Students have worked for prestigious companies such as IBM, PWC, Boots and BMW. Depending on your interests you will also shadow a business or financial consultant or adviser, work with a regional accountancy or business firm and work within a large corporate department. All of this is designed to give you the skills and the CV to pursue your chosen career.
Learn through lectures, seminars, group work, reflective practice, business simulations, problem-solving challenges and presenting. Real world case studies offer you the opportunity to build your expertise while simulations and live pitches give you practical experience. You will have opportunities to work with leading businesses abroad as part of your international trip and be able to complete a work placement as part of your degree. This will prepare you to graduate career-ready.
- Business manager
- Corporate business analyst
- Strategic management accountant
- Tax advisor
- Internal auditor
You'll benefit from great business links with local, national and international organisations. This includes Hazlewoods (in the Top 40 Independent Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers, and sponsors of our Top Undergraduate Student competition); Pulsin’ that creates ‘live-data’ business challenges; and global cult clothing business Superdry. Not forgetting our accrediting organisation CIMA. Our strong industry links offer exciting placement and internship opportunities that could result in your graduate career. This degree is accredited with Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Association of International Accountants (AIA).