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University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Accounting informs almost all areas of business, from strategy to outsourcing and operational planning to environmental policies. At Essex Business School, where this course is taught, accounting means more than cutting costs and managing transactions. It’s vital for ensuring accountability by encouraging sound, ethical decision making.

Our BSc Accounting is accredited by professional accounting bodies and provides the essential knowledge and skills for a rewarding, fast-paced career.

You gain a firm understanding of the financial drivers underpinning business leadership, strategy, planning, governance and ethics. You explore both financial and management accounting and use case studies to apply theory to practice.

You study topics such as:

- preparation and analysis of financial statements
- regulation in governing accounting practice
- principles of cost accumulation
- financial and management accounting theory
- providing information to managers to assist their decision making

We ensure you gain a fully-rounded business education by introducing you to subjects such as finance, management, marketing and economics in your first year. In your second and final years, you can choose from selected optional modules to tailor the programme to your career aspirations.

Essex Business School is ranked in the UK’s top 20 (Chartered Association of Business Schools). You join an international community of students and staff, working to make organisations better places to do business.

BSc Accounting can also be taken with either a placement or study abroad year.

Programme structure

Year 1

Introduction to Accounting
Quantitative Methods and Finance
Introduction to Management and Marketing
Economics for Business
Research and Study Skills for Professional Development

Year 2

Financial Reporting and Analysis
Management Accounting I
Corporate Finance
Elements of Business Law (optional)
Management Accounting II
Portfolio Analysis (optional)
Accounting Information Systems (E-Accounting) (optional)
Successful Futures

Final year

Current Issues in Financial Reporting
Advanced Management Accounting
Issues in Management Accounting
Auditing (optional)
Principles of Commercial Law
Options and Futures (optional)
Applying E-Commerce in Business (optional)

Career opportunities

Graduates can develop rewarding careers in a range of disciplines including financial analysis, management, public administration and accountancy. Many work at high-profile organisations across the globe:

Bank of England
John Lewis Partnership

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States