With the opportunity to learn the tricks of the trade in our Bloomberg Lab, our accredited Accounting and Finance degree will set you up for a career in the world of business.
You see yourself with a rewarding career in accountancy and finance.
Using real-world challenges as your starting point, our BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance degree will equip you with all the skills you need to dive into the world of business. Whether it’s through our Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab, out on placement or through an internship, you’ll get the chance to put what you learn to the test.
Alongside these practical opportunities, you’ll also be learning all about the ever-changing world of business – from business law to marketing concepts and beyond.
Our ACCA and CIMA accredited course could see you go on to become a practising accountant or opt for a wider range of careers in business – it’s up to you where your journey takes you.
At ARU, we’re helping to develop the next generation of business practitioners and thinkers.
Our Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab in Chelmsford can give you the chance to enhance your professional development and employability, through virtual trading and live financial information on global stock exchanges. Cambridge students can visit the Lab in their free time too alongside any-time access to data through Canvas, our learning management system.
With us, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the knowledge and tools you need to launch your career. Because there’s having access to facilities and software, and there’s having the support to experiment with them. We believe the sooner you start, the more you’ll get out of it; that’s why our students can access Bloomberg from Year 1.
We know that your future career is important and you want to build your CV. So we’ll encourage you to grab every opportunity for real-world experience. This could mean a placement year in industry, studying abroad for a semester, or a short study visit in Europe, Canada, the USA or Malaysia.
Our Accounting and Finance degree course will set you up with all the theoretical and practical knowledge you need to work in finance or as an accountant once you graduate from ARU.
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As well as our extensive library and IT facilities, you can expect the following as part of your Accounting and Finance degree course:
Alongside your Accounting and Finance studies with us, you'll also have access to:
Our Accounting and Finance degree is both ACCA and CIMA accredited.
The world of business never stands still and our BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance degree course is no different. Taking real world challenges as our starting point, there is a major focus on practical, hands-on learning to get you set up for a career in business.
Firstly, we work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it – and they offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn through work-based projects, internships or placements.
You could go on to become a practising accountant or opt for a wide range of careers in the business sector. You may find yourself working in a global corporation, a small to medium-sized enterprise (SME) or even for yourself – it’s not unusual for company CEOs to come from an accounting or finance background.
Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us, of course. You might decide to stay at ARU and study for a Masters, such as our renowned MSc Accounting and Finance. With our Alumni Scholarship, you'll even get 20% off your fees as an ARU graduate.
“Studying a course I love makes my time at ARU even more enjoyable, because I’m spending time learning something with people who share the same interest.”
BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance
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