Accounting and Finance

Studying one of our Accounting and Finance degrees at the University of Northampton will see you develop excellent problem-solving skills and provide you with industry desired analytical skills. Many of our courses offer professional accreditation which are seen as regulators in their respective industries.

With a finance degree, you will learn practical techniques and develop analytical skills to prepare you for a career in finance, while our accounting degree options will help you broaden these talents and apply them to other business areas including law and human resources.

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  • The Accounting and Finance Division has also retained its accreditations from ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants), ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) and AIA (Association of International Accountants). Representatives from these bodies and visiting speakers from a variety of businesses attend the university regularly. You will be invited and encouraged to attend these useful accounting and finance events and engage in the debates.

    Accounting and Finance BSc offers significant exemptions from the main professional body exams including:

    • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
    • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
    • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

    If you are seeking a finance career such as banking, personal financial planning, investments and wealth management, then Banking and Financial Planning BSc is ideal for you. This course is accredited by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the regulator of the financial services industry.

  • Our three year single honours programmes at undergraduate level are encouraged to undertake a year-long placement in between Stages Two and Three of study. If you meet the entry criteria, and choose to take up a placement year, you will find it an invaluable source of economics, accounting and finance work experience that helps you to apply your learning in your final year and prepares you for your career. We offer a lot of support in helping you to find a placement, which can be in the UK or overseas.

    Our undergraduate Top Up courses are specifically designed for holders of HND qualifications or similar UK and international qualifications. We also offer postgraduate courses, including Masters in economics and Masters in accounting and finance for those who wish to expand upon their current skill set and increase their appeal to potential employers.

  • If you’re considering applying for one of the below courses, we request that you ensure you meet the economics, accounting and finance degree entry requirements for your chosen programme. You can check the specific course page to see a full list of criteria, as these vary by programme and level of study.

    You can find more information on the specific entry requirements on the course pages below.

  • FAME (Finance, Accounting, Management and Economics) subjects are essential within the global business market.

    While all our programmes will give you the tools you need to build up your numerical, analytical and problem-solving skills, there are variances between our courses. While our accounting courses focus more on the application of those skills within specific business environments, our economics courses and finance courses take a broader approach to the various areas of business and banking.

    Regardless of which subject you choose though, you will graduate with diverse and wide ranging career prospects. Some of the common economics, finance and accounting careers that our graduates have gone on to pursue include;

    • Economist
    • Financial consultant/risk analyst/planner/manger/trader
    • Investment banker
    • Insurance officer
    • Hedge fund manager
    • Accountant
    • Actuary
    • Auditor
    • Bookkeeper
    • Treasurer
    • Tax advisor
    • Budget analyst
    • Credit controller
    • Payroll administrator

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