BA Accounting and Management with Placement Experience
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This BA Accounting and Management with Placement Experience programme includes a one-year work placement and combines two key areas of business to prepare you for a successful future career.
Henley Business School is ranked 16th in the UK for Accounting and Finance (The Times and The Sunday Times University Guide, 2019).
Accountancy isn't just about being good at numbers. It’s about being able to analyse and interpret information, spot trends, identify issues and opportunities, and communicate complex ideas in a clear and concise manner.
The difference between this degree and BA Accounting and Management is that it includes an additional one-year work placement after the second year.
You will study the fundamental concepts of the accounting discipline, while developing your knowledge of management and enhancing your skills in communications, information handling, and analysis.
The second and final years are designed to build on the commercial and academic knowledge you have already acquired by offering a range of compulsory and optional modules that enable you to tailor your degree towards your own interests and aims. Certain modules on this degree are professionally accredited, meaning you can claim credit for prior learning towards professional accountancy exams in the future, if you achieve the required grades.
The accountancy element covers the core areas of financial reporting, management accounting and business finance.
The management element will enable you to explore areas such as marketing, organisational behaviour, strategy, information systems, human resource management, entrepreneurship and ethics.
This course offers the opportunity to apply for credit for prior learning from three major accounting bodies: ICAEW, ACCA and CIMA.
All of our undergraduate degree programmes in accounting, business and management provide you with the opportunity to take a one-year industry placement between your second and final year of study, which we encourage students to do.
Our careers team will provide you with expert advice and guidance – from helping choosing the right industry placement through to supporting you while working during your third year. To support you while applying we provide workshops covering all the main selection methods used by employers: competency interview training; CVs, cover letters and application forms; and drop-in clinics.
A successful industry placement can also lead to a job offer with your placement company upon graduation. You will also have lots of opportunities to develop excellent professional contacts that will stand you in good stead for the future.
Organisations we have worked with in the past include 3M, Aldi, BMW, British Airways, Cisco Systems, Deloitte, Disney, Dyson, Ford Motor Company, Fujitsu, GE, GSK, Goldman Sachs, Grant Thornton, Hewlett Packard, HSBC, Hyundai, IBM, Intel, Jaguar Land Rover, Kimberley Clark, KPMG, Lilly, Lloyds TSB, L’Oréal, Marks & Spencer, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Nissan, PepsiCo, PwC, Symantec, Tesco, Unilever, Verizon and Waitrose.
For more information about securing and completing a placement for your placement year, please visit our Important Information page.