Accounting and Finance

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In Coventry

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  • Typology

    Bachelor's degree

  • Location


  • Duration

    3 Years

  • Start

    Different dates available


This course is a professionally-oriented qualification, which is consistently ranked highly in major UK league tables. You will gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to operate effectively in the fast paced world of multinational companies and global financial markets.

In collaboration with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the UPP enables selected students to gain professional work experience during an intercalated year. This involves working in an accounting role with an ICAEW member organisation during the third year of the course. Depending on the organisation, you may also be able to take professional ACA exams during the placement which will form the first year of the ACA training contract. You can work in the UK or overseas, before returning to WBS for the final year of the course. The programme forms 10% of the overall degree classification.




Coventry (West Midlands)
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University Of Warwick, CV4 7AL


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To take into account

You will be encouraged from the outset to think critically, enabling you to analyse and interpret real life business issues in order to devise solutions, helping to prepare you for your career in accountancy, financial services, or management. You will also have the opportunity to develop your interpersonal skills including communication, leadership and team working, to become more adaptable and resilient to change. You may take a 12-month work placement in your third year – extending your degree to four years. Typically this would be in the finance sector working for companies such as JP Morgan, Barclays and Goldman Sachs, or in accounting via our Undergraduate Partnership Programme (UPP).

Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including: Goldman Sachs, Jaguar Land Rover, KPMG, Procter & Gamble, EDF Energy. Examples of our graduates’ job roles include: Finance Analyst, Merchandising Executive, Actuarial Associate, Communications Consultant, Human Resource Manager. Some graduates have chosen to start their own businesses or work with other start-ups.

AAA to include Mathematics or Further Mathematics.

Degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc)

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What you'll learn on the course

  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Financial Reporting
  • Integrative Project
  • Marketing
  • Strategy
  • Operations Management
  • Global Environment

Course programme

In your first year modules could include Introduction to Financial Accounting; Economics for Business; Business Law; Integrative Project; Foundations of Management Accounting; Financial Management; Quantitative Analysis for Management I and II; Foundations of Organisational Behaviour and CORE Practice.

Year two modules may include core modules of Accounting in Context; Financial Reporting 1 and 2; Economics of Strategy; Finance: Financial Markets and Finance: Corporate Finance; Global Environment of Business; Issues in Management Accounting, Global Integrative Project, plus one elective which can be taken from a range of topics including marketing, strategy, accounting, finance, operations management, or something from outside WBS such as economics, or a language.

Third year modules could include Critical Issues in Management as well as a selection of elective modules in accounting and finance or other topics as above.

How will I learn?

Teaching is delivered via lectures and seminars. Lectures will be in groups of up to 450 in your first year, and seminars (also known as tutorials) are taught in smaller groups of around 20-25. As you progress to your second and final years you will find that some of the lectures are smaller as you all follow different optional modules.

You will have around 15 hours of lecture and seminar contact time with WBS academics and will be expected to complete around 20 hours of private study per week. This may include preparing for seminars and lectures by reading set texts, working through problem sets, participating in group work, writing essays and reports, and revising for tests and examinations.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a combination of end of year examinations and on-going assessments, which may include essays, research assignments, projects, case study analysis, class tests, presentations and group work.

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