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BScAccounting and Finance with Placement year

University of Southampton
United Kingdom, Southampton
Tuition fee £16,054.00 per year
Course code N401
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This Accounting and Finance BSc degree will provide you with a thorough working knowledge of accounting and finance theory and methods in the context of social science. You will learn how to prepare and interpret financial and managerial information for a variety of users, as well as gaining an understanding of the theory and practice of investment and finance.

This is a four year programme. It is of modular structure, consistent with other undergraduate degrees within the Business School. You will spend three years at the University of Southampton, and in each of these years will study eight modules divided equally between the semesters. Core modules run throughout the programme, but with an increasing ability as you progress to select optional modules of your choice from an approved list, culminating in the final year of the programme when you will submit a double-weighted project that gives you scope for investigating, in depth, an accounting, tax, finance or management topic (broadly defined) of personal interest.

You will spend a minimum of 30 weeks on placement in Year 3. This placement may be in any area related to accountancy, finance or management, but it is anticipated that the majority of placements will be in the roles of auditing, financial reporting, management accounting or finance.

Career opportunities

The anticipated destination of students in this programme is management roles in a wide range of private, public and third sector organisations (including social enterprises), particularly the most innovative students. A small number may form their own businesses on graduation, or within a few years of graduating.

The intent of the BSc Accounting and Finance programme is not to encourage too-early business formation, but to develop wider enterprising competencies that will enable employability in a range of organisations. Understanding better quality venture creation should be the result for students who choose this path.

Southampton has an enviable record for producing high-calibre graduates who move quickly into good careers soon after finishing their studies. The latest survey of Management graduates showed that 89% were employed or undertaking further study six months after graduating.

Employers value the quality of these programmes and recognise the skills of the graduates. Many graduates go on to professional training and graduate management schemes while others begin careers in management, accounting, finance or banking.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States