Accounting at Derby is recognised as one of the best courses in the UK. In the Guardian League Table 2016, Accounting and Finance at Derby is ranked in the top four of all Midlands universities, and 17th nationally.
Our staff are all professionally qualified and know the industry inside out – they bring insights from the front line of contemporary accounting and finance.
We have designed the course to ensure that, if you select the relevant module pathway, you will be eligible to apply for the maximum exemptions offered by ACCA – which means you can achieve membership for your professional quicker and accelerate your career.
We can help you secure work placement, which puts you in professional shoes and shows you the realities of the modern business world.
It is all about employability – how you study and what you learn are entirely relevant to the challenges you will face as a professional accountant or manager.
Our BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance gives you a sound knowledge of accounting and business, which will enable you to take up a management position in industry and commerce, or become a professional accountant.
Throughout the degree we will also be developing your personal, transferable skills. These are the skills that will complement your academic knowledge and improve your employability.
You will develop your communication, report writing and presentation skills, and be able to manage your time and work to meet deadlines. You will be able to work independently and be self-motivated, and also work effectively and constructively as part of a team. These skills are vital to your success, wherever you see your career developing.
There are a range of assessment methods used throughout the degree. In the first stage, the range of assessments include computer-based assessments, examinations, essays, business reports and portfolios. All of these are designed to help you gauge your own level of learning by giving you feedback on how you do so that it helps your learning in a constructive way.
At the second and third stages, you will be assessed mainly by examinations, but also by essays, business reports, portfolios and presentations. Again, all of these are designed to help you gauge your own level of learning, by giving you feedback on how you do so that it helps your learning in a constructive way.
There is always a demand for accounting graduates. As an accountant you will have the opportunity to work in many diverse fields, anywhere in the world.
We have designed the degree in such a way that it allows you to be eligible to apply for the maximum exemptions from ACCA professional qualifications, subject to the module pathway you select. This shortens the time required for you to become a fully qualified member of your chosen professional body.
Applicants must have one of the following Entry requirements:
To be assessed by DOMS, HA. Qualifications are to be submitted for assessment together with application.
MUET Band 2 (Malaysia Student Only)
Applicants must have one of the following English requirements: