BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance

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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.

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At ARU you'll be part of our Faculty of Business and Law. Our Dean, Professor Gary Packham, talks about the faculty's impact on your future.

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.

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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:

  • access to our Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab to put your new-found knowledge into practice in a fully simulated and completely safe environment
  • active collaborative learning which includes digitally supported learning with online screencasts providing background material to support face-to-face discussion
  • recognition from the ACCA – this means you’ll be exempted from the nine foundation papers of the ACCA qualification.


Alongside your Accounting and Finance studies with us, you'll also have access to:

  • the opportunity to apply and enhance your skills while developing new ones, with our four-year degree with placement year
  • study visits available in the UK and internationally.

ACCA and CIMA accredited

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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