University of East Anglia Accounting and Finance

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University of East Anglia Accounting and Finance

University of East Anglia Accounting and Finance

About this course

If the plan is to become an accountant working in a practice, or to enter the worlds of commerce, industry or financial services, this course will give you the essential, must-have knowledge you need to succeed.

The degree programme will also maximise the number of exemptions you receive in your professional accountancy exams.


Principally designed for those of you who want to enter the accountancy profession and obtain a professional qualification after graduation, the BSc Accounting and Finance degree will help develop your critical and analytical faculties, leading to expertise in accounting and related skills.

Which also makes this an excellent choice of course if you’re considering a career in commerce, industry or financial services, such as banking, funds management or insurance.


BSc Accounting and Finance graduates will gain certain exemptions from foundation level examinations, from the following professional bodies, ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW. Further professional stage exemptions may also be granted. Full details can be found on their individual websites.


The first year provides you with an introduction to accounting, finance and management. Second and third year modules specialise in either accounting or finance, depending on your individual career aspirations.

Year 1

You will be introduced to essential principles and theory relating to accounting, finance and business through the following compulsory modules:

  •  Introduction to Financial and Management Accounting – your foundation in the theory and practice of accounting and an introduction to the role, context and language of financial reporting and management accounting.
  •  Introduction to Business – helps you examine the context of an organisation and its environment.
  •  Introduction to Organisational Behaviour – develops your understanding of the structure, function and performance of organisations.
  • Economics for Business – introduces you to the central concepts and methods of analysis used by economists in solving business problems.
  • Principles of Marketing – focuses on marketing as an integrated business activity and how this underpins an organisation’s response to market demand.
  • Developing Business Skills – develops key qualitative and quantitative skills used in business.

Year 2