Accountancy BSc Hons

Accountancy BSc Hons

The BSc (Honours) Accountancy degree at Birmingham City Business School will equip you with the skills and knowledge that you will need to become a professional accountant.

The course provides a valuable insight into the worlds of accountancy practice, commerce and industry, underpinned by principles of good governance and ethical decision-making.

Delivery of the course is flexible and includes a blend of lectures, workshops, field trips and online learning. The modules, which feed into the course, are broad, covers key current topics such as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and help you to appreciate accountancy from a range of perspectives. Ultimately, decision making in accountancy, calls for one to exercise judgement and intuition and this course helps you to strengthen that judgement.

This will prepare you for a long-term financial career as an accountant, allowing you to progress in many financial and related roles as well as the accounting profession. We create graduates who possess a global outlook, with the conceptual and applied knowledge in the field of accounting that will enable them to make a positive impact on society.

This course offers an accounting curriculum that is up to date, vocationally relevant, challenging and reflects the complex and challenging nature of the accounting and business environment.

You will build expertise in areas including financial and management accounting, corporate finance, international accounting and finance issues, data analysis and business technology. You will have the opportunity to use software relevant to the modern business environment, equipping you with the skills and experience sought by employers.

You will develop scholarly attributes, becoming an independent learner with the ability to critically evaluate data and evidence, draw reasoned conclusions and communicate effectively in a professional manner.

With our practice-based approach to teaching, you will learn from professionally qualified academics with direct experience of the industry, and research-active academics, whose research underpins and informs our approach to teaching.

To give you first-hand experience of working in the accounting sector, you will be actively supported and encouraged to undertake an additional professional placement year. This time spent in the industry will empower you to put your learning into practice and develop your commercial acumen and professional skills, and is highly prized and sought after by graduate employers. Our students have worked for industry leading accountancy practices including PwC and EY, as well as for organisations such as the NHS, IBM and Vodafone.

The international focus of the course is derived through a variety of means including the study of international accounting standards, student body, the teaching team and the use of international teaching materials. Moreover, students can choose to spend a full semester studying their modules overseas at a partner institution.

This course shares a common first year with other accounting courses within the Business School, with full transferability between courses at the end of the first year.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE English language and mathematics at grade C/4 or above
  • IELTS 6.0 overall with 5.5 minimum in all bands

Career Prospects

Your course will prepare and equip you for a career in accountancy, finance, management or business, by relating your studies to the latest practice-based business developments.

Throughout the course, we have regular visits from professional bodies such as the ICAEW, CIMA and ACCA. These visits help ensure that you are learning the exact skills organisations and regulator bodies are looking for. 

You will also have the opportunity to attain the Microsoft Office Specialist – Excel qualification, enhancing your employability prospects.


In order to apply and enhance the skills you learn from the course, you will have the option to undertake a year-long work placement in the UK or overseas. Shorter-term work placements, voluntary work and internships will also be available.

In the past, students have benefited from our partnerships with the NHS, Volkswagen and Bentley.

OpportUNIty: Student Jobs on Campus ensures that our students are given a first opportunity to fill many part-time temporary positions within the University. This allows you to work while you study with us, fitting the job around your course commitments. By taking part in the scheme, you will gain valuable experiences and employability skills, enhancing your prospects in the job market.

It will also allow you to become more involved in University life by delivering, leading and supporting many aspects of the learning experience, from administration to research and mentoring roles.

Course Details

Year 1

Governance, Ethics and Law
Professional Development in Accounting
Introduction to Economics and Finance
Introduction to Financial Accounting
Introduction to Management Accounting
Data Intelligence

Year 2

Financial Reporting
Management Accounting
Corporate Finance
International Accounting and Finance Issues
Business Technology and the Finance Function
Principles of Taxation

Final Year

Advanced Financial Reporting
Strategic Management Accounting
Corporate Financial Strategy
Audit and Assurance

Optional modules.
Project Management
Tax Planning
Strategic Group Accounting
Principles of Not-For-Profit Accounting and Governance
Business Research Methodology and Practice + Business Advice Project
Business Research Project (Major)

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