Focusing on the modern firm and its financial environment, this course provides a strong foundation in accounting and finance theory and practice.
It is accredited by a number of industry bodies and offers exemption from a series of professional exams, including some set by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, andChartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.
The first year serves as a broad foundation to the study of a range of business disciplines, including core modules in financial accounting, business finance, management accounting, entrepreneurship, business law, microeconomics, economic policy, organisation studies, business computing and quantitative methods.
The second and final years of the course allow you to develop specialist knowledge of finance and accounting theory and practice by building on your first year studies.
Specifically, the second year includes core modules in financial management, management accounting, financial reporting, accounting information systems, computational finance, management strategy, database design, quantitative methods and econometrics.
You can also apply to spend a semester of your second year studying abroad at the University's campuses in China or Malaysia, or to take a semester at one of our partner institutions in locations such as Australia, China and Europe.
The final year has the greatest focus on the study of finance and typically includes core modules in corporate finance, financial analysis, financial markets, financial reporting, auditing, management accounting and business ethics. There are also opportunities for you to tailor the course to your interests and career aspirations through optional modules.
This course is also available as a four-year programme, including a placement year. If you apply for this route, you will have the option to spend your third year on placement with a relevant organisation.
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A levels: AAB excluding general studies, critical thinking, and citizenship studies
GCSEs: GCSE maths, 5 (B) or above, unless taking it at A level
English language requirements
IELTS: 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element)
For details of other English language tests and qualifications we accept, please see our entry requirements page.
On this course, you can apply to spend all or part of your second year studying abroad at the University's campuses in China or Malaysia, or to take a semester at one of our partner institutions in locations such as Australia, China and Europe.
You will get the opportunity to broaden your horizons and enhance your employability by experiencing another culture. You can choose to study similar modules to your counterparts back in Nottingham or expand your knowledge by taking other options. Teaching is typically in English; however, there may be opportunities to study in another language if you are sufficiently fluent.
Graduates from the Business School are highly sought after in the job market, gaining employment in accountancy, banking and other financial services, while many others develop careers in management consultancy, marketing and human resource management.
Recent graduate employers include Accenture, Amazon, Apple, Barclays, British Army, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, HMRC, HSBC, KPMG, Lloyds Banking Group, Macquarie, Morgan Stanley, PwC, RBS, Saatchi & Saatchi, Samsung, Santander, and Standard Chartered Bank.
The Business School's careers and recruitment service provides targeted and bespoke support to help steer you onto a career path of your choice. You will have opportunities to network with top employers throughout your degree, with many of these companies choosing to sponsor prizes for the highest-performing students in different years of study or particular subjects.
Nottingham University Business School is recognised as an ICAEW Partner in Learning, working with ICAEW in the professional development of students.
Graduates from this course will obtain exemptions from a number of professional examination papers set by the:
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