University of Hertfordshire

BA (Hons) Accounting and Economics

The study of Accounting and Economics brings students face to face with the current trends, practices and themes within both the Accounting and in touch with global economies. This practical and relevant course develops students to become confident, knowledgeable and forward thinking graduates ready to take on this growing sector head on. 90% of Accounting and Economics graduates are in employment or further study after 6 months.

Studying economics enables you to gain a sound knowledge of economic principles and to appreciate fully the way in which this knowledge can be applied in 'real world' situations. The field of study emphasises the role of economics in the formation of policy by individuals, companies and governments as well as offering an appreciation of the role played by business in a modern economy.

Studying accounting will provide you with a sound basis for progression to careers in accounting or with an accounting bias, as well as for careers in general management. It will also afford a good preparation for professional accounting qualifications.

This multi-disciplinary and globally focused course has been developed with industry leaders and professional bodies, combining real world scenarios with the academic theory of a university degree to give you a spectrum of skills for when you graduate. The course is taught by leading academics and industry specialists with years of real world commercial experience within the sector.

Entry Requirements

UCAS pointsA LevelBTEC
112 - 120BBC - BBBDMM - DDM

GCSE: Grade 4/C in English Language and Mathematics

All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 6 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.

Career Prospects

Graduates have found employment in fields such as future accounting training with Accountants, local businesses, the public sector or large organisations. Our graduates can leave with key employability, enterprise and strong interpersonal skills. The average salary six months after graduating is £22,000 rising to an average of £28,000 after 40 months. 90% of BA (Hons) Accounting and Economics graduates are in work or full time study after 6 months.

Course Details

Alongside traditional teaching methods of lectures, seminars and tutorials, we operate a web-based student support system called StudyNet where you can expect to find a range of material and communications about every module.

The teaching method for most modules on the course is a one hour lecture followed by a one hour seminar. Typically, a new topic will be introduced in each lecture. The seminars provide an opportunity to discuss and obtain feedback on the topic introduced in the previous week's lecture. Usually, assessment is split between coursework and examination. Coursework may take a variety of forms and could be individual or group work.

Year 1

Introduction to microeconomics
Introduction to macroeconomics
Accounting principles
The accounting professional
Economics tools and techniques

Year 2

Management accounting for business decisions
Consumers, firms and markets
Financial reporting
Macroeconomics
Business economics techniques
Professional development
International trade and the open economy
Econometrics

Year 3

Performance strategy
Advanced financial reporting
Economics of strategy
Industrial organisation
Anatomy of financial crises
International production and governance
Islamic banking and finance
Money, banking and finance
Financial management in the public sector
Effective governance
Public finance
Taxation
HBS placement

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