Bangor University Accounting And Finance

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Bangor University Accounting And Finance

Accounting has been defined as the measurement and disclosure of financial information that is used by managers, investors and others to make decisions about the allocation of resources within organisations.

Accounting is much more than just the mechanical manipulation of financial data to produce company accounts. The methods for preparing accounting information must be applied with judgement, and with an understanding of the purposes for which the information will be used. A wide range of decision makers need to understand the key principles which underpin a cost or profit figure produced by an accountant.

By studying for a degree in Accounting and Finance, you will acquire skills that are central to the management of organisations, for measuring performance and maintaining the cash flows that are essential for the prosperity of any private company or public sector organisation.

This programme is accredited by the ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales), CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants), ICSA (the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators) and CIPFA (the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy).

Why choose Bangor University for this course?

  • During this course you will study within a multidisciplinary School that employs specialists across a broad range of business subjects, including accounting, banking, finance, economics, management, marketing and entrepreneurship.
  • All single honours students taking degrees within Bangor Business School follow the same modules in year 1, so as an course student you are allowed to change to another Business School degree anytime up to the start of year 2.
  • Our students take part in national competitions such as the IBM Business Challenge, where the Bangor team was recently awarded 3rd prize in the semi-final.
  • We arrange a varied programme of guest lectures, eg Chief Executive of the Scottish Premier League, Chief Operating Officer of No. 10 & 11 Downing Street, Head of IT Security at HSBC.
  • Our staff are active researchers in their subject areas and we enjoy an international reputation.
  • We have excellent computing facilities and you will have the chance to develop your skills in data analysis and report preparation.
  • Bangor offers an attractive range of postgraduate degrees (MA and MSc) in business and finance subjects, if you wish to study for an extra year after completion of your course.
  • Depending on the modules you study, you will be able to gain exemptions from parts of the professional examinations of the major accounting bodies.

What will you study on this course?

Year 1

You take 7 core modules plus 2 options.