Open Day
Accounting and Finance BSc(Hons)
Sue Endean
Course Leader
What do we offer?
 A friendly, caring, learning environment
 Good student facilities (library, online journals,
teaching...
Brighton Business School
 Professional, dedicated teaching and
administrative teams
 Wide mix of student nationalities a...
Undergraduate programmes
 Course structure
- modular
- lectures and seminars
 All students supported by personal tutors
...
BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance
 A challenging 3 or 4 year degree course with a
reputation for producing outstanding gr...
Course structure
Year 1 Year
2
Final
year
Financial Accounting ✓ ✓ ✓
Management Accounting ✓ ✓ ✓
Financial Management ✓ ✓
...
Personal skills
Year 1 Academic Skills
Peer assisted study sessions (PASS)
Year 2 Case Study Analysis
Optional Placement Y...
Work placements
 You will have the opportunity to undertake a paid work
placement during year 3
 It significantly adds t...
What our students say
“My work placement year at American Express gave me
more drive during the rest of my course.”
“I wor...
Professional exemptions
CIMA Foundation level (all papers)
Managerial Level (4 papers)
Final Level – No exemptions
ACCA Pa...
Career focused
 Careers Service in regular contact with over 1,800
businesses and organisations
 Finance and Accounting ...
Typical employers of our graduates
 Finance: American Express, Arcadia, Commonwealth Bank
of Australia, British Airways, ...
Typical job areas for our graduates
 Typical job areas:
Accountancy, Administration, Advertising,
Buying/Purchasing, Comp...
Requirements
 BBB (300 points) from 3 A-Levels
 GCSE Maths and English at minimum grade C
 BTEC National Diploma DDM
 ...
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The University of Brighton's Accounting and Finance degree meets the needs of students seeking a rewarding career in accountancy, finance or business. As well as gaining a detailed understanding of finance and accounting, you will develop a broad appreciation of real-world business issues.

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Accounting and Finance BSc - open day presentation Oct 2013

  1. 1. Open Day Accounting and Finance BSc(Hons) Sue Endean Course Leader
  2. 2. What do we offer?  A friendly, caring, learning environment  Good student facilities (library, online journals, teaching rooms, hot desks)  Wide range of sport and leisure activities  Career-focussed courses
  3. 3. Brighton Business School  Professional, dedicated teaching and administrative teams  Wide mix of student nationalities and backgrounds  Good research ranking in business and management  Consultancy and research active  Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) gold tuition provider
  4. 4. Undergraduate programmes  Course structure - modular - lectures and seminars  All students supported by personal tutors  PASS programme on year one – see later (peer assisted study sessions)
  5. 5. BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance  A challenging 3 or 4 year degree course with a reputation for producing outstanding graduates  A relevant accounting degree recognised by the leading accountancy bodies  Provides the opportunity to specialize in key areas such as accounting, finance and taxation
  6. 6. Course structure Year 1 Year 2 Final year Financial Accounting ✓ ✓ ✓ Management Accounting ✓ ✓ ✓ Financial Management ✓ ✓ Economics ✓ Financial Skills ✓ Law ✓ Ethics/Governance ✓ Case studies ✓ ✓ Choice of 2 options (from 25) ✓
  7. 7. Personal skills Year 1 Academic Skills Peer assisted study sessions (PASS) Year 2 Case Study Analysis Optional Placement Year Final Year Advanced Case Study or Business Project (Individual)
  8. 8. Work placements  You will have the opportunity to undertake a paid work placement during year 3  It significantly adds to your CV and many students return to university for their final year with firm job offers  Placement companies include American Express, AXA Investment Managers, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, Dow Jones, Ernst & Young, Financial Services Authority, FTSE Group, HM Revenue and Customs, Goldman Sachs International, KPMG, Lloyds Banking Group, LMDB Accountants, PricewaterhouseCoopers and The Bank of England
  9. 9. What our students say “My work placement year at American Express gave me more drive during the rest of my course.” “I worked there part-time during year 3 and the contacts and work experience helped me get a permanent job at American Express after graduation.” “I would strongly encourage anyone to do a placement.” Tanya Wadey 2012 Graduate
  10. 10. Professional exemptions CIMA Foundation level (all papers) Managerial Level (4 papers) Final Level – No exemptions ACCA Part 1 Knowledge (all 3 papers) Part 2 Skills (5 or 6* papers) Part 3 Professional – No exemptions ICAEW Preliminary Subjects – exemption Professional Stage (6 to 8* papers) Advanced Stage – No exemptions * Depends on option choices
  11. 11. Career focused  Careers Service in regular contact with over 1,800 businesses and organisations  Finance and Accounting Forum discusses routes into the sector and what it is really like to work within it
  12. 12. Typical employers of our graduates  Finance: American Express, Arcadia, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, British Airways, Fidelity Investments, Royal Bank of Scotland, Rank Xerox, Schroders.  Accountancy – large firms: W.S.Atkins, British Alcan, Deloitte, Ericsson, EDF Energy, Grant Thornton, Inland Revenue, Insolvency Service , KPMG, Lloyds TSB, Mercedes, National Provident, Price Waterhouse Coopers.  Accountancy – small/medium sized firms: Baker Tilly, Brighton Ford, Business Link, Hilton Sharp & Clark, Karen Earl Ltd, Mayflower, Moores Rowland, Newton & Garner, Queens Hotels, Stewart & Pellant.  General administration: BUPA, Family Investments, BT, Cable & Wireless, Unigate Dairies.
  13. 13. Typical job areas for our graduates  Typical job areas: Accountancy, Administration, Advertising, Buying/Purchasing, Computing, Distribution, Finance, Hotel and Leisure Management, Insurance, Marketing/Market Research, Retailing & Sales, Tax  Typical job titles and functions: Trainee Accountant, Accounts Assistant, Audit Trainee, Portfolio Administrator, Financial Consultant, Risk Consultant, Project Manager, Trainee Buyer, Stock Controller, Assistant Manager
  14. 14. Requirements  BBB (300 points) from 3 A-Levels  GCSE Maths and English at minimum grade C  BTEC National Diploma DDM  International Baccalaureate 32 points (16 at Higher)
  15. 15. Thank you for attending this presentation

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