Finance and Accounting
David Thompson
the University of Surrey
University of Derby

University of Derby

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About this Subject Spotlight

Join David Thompson as he looks beyond the numbers and explores the role of accounting and its importance in our modern day society. He will also be taking an in-depth look at the roles within accounting, and also discussing responsibility and sustainability within the sector. David then poses a research task in which you'll ask yourself the question: can you trust an accountant?

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Accounting and Finance at University of Derby

Accelerate your ambitions to become an accountant, finance director or business manager – on highly practical degrees that pave the way for you to achieve vital exemptions from professional accounting bodies such as ACCA, CIMA or ICAEW.The BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance course, in partnership with international accountancy firm Mazars, offers our students the opportunity to secure a paid placement at one of the Mazars offices. This is exclusive to students studying on the BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance programme and subject to a successful application process. Students can apply for the Mazars industrial placement in their first year, if successful your placement will commence at the start of your third year.Our new BA (Hons) Business Accounting and Finance gives you versatility, flexibility and a broad knowledge base. You’ll mix a strong grounding in financial and management accounting with business strategy and the capacity to lead an organisation. It’s a powerful combination marking you out for rapid advancement in any branch of contemporary business - anywhere in the world.With a year-long industry placement or summer internship on offer, there’s every opportunity for you to build your skills, networks and professional profile. Professionally qualified and industry experienced, the teaching team at the university of Derby will also keep you up-to-date with the latest developments shaping the modern business world.

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