This professionally accredited degree provides a firm foundation in accounting and finance, offering you a balance of academic theory and real-life problem solving skills that will be attractive to a wide range of employers. The degree focuses on the core disciplines of: * financial accounting * management accounting * finance Many of our graduates go on to train as chartered accountants. However, this degree can also lead to a wide choice of other career options, such as finance or general management. This degree is available as: a three-year degree (N400) a four-year degree with placement (N401) Students on N400 can apply to study abroad for a year between Stages 2 and 3 (see below), extending their degree to four years.
We enjoy a good reputation for producing highly employable graduates. In addition to technical skills, we teach our students to use their initiative and be self-reliant. Our students also develop the key skills employers are looking for, such as communication skills, the ability to work in a team, personal enterprise and commercial awareness. Knowledge of accounting, finance, economics and law, together with the analytical and interpersonal skills that you will acquire while studying at Newcastle, provide you with a good foundation for the future. The Accounting and Finance degree leaves your options much more open and could lead to different sorts of accounting traineeships (such as public sector, management accounting, Certified Accountant), as well as to finance, financial services and careers in business. Graduates in accounting and finance do not have to become accountants, although in practice many of our graduates do. There are different types of accountant and within accounting firms there are a number of specialisms which you can choose, such as audit and assurance, taxation, and sometimes insolvency and corporate finance. Some students also choose to undertake further study, often here in Newcastle. A professional accounting qualification can open the door to a wide range of senior positions. A significant proportion of those accountants who train in a professional firm later work in industry, commerce and finance, some in the finance area, but many in general management. For example, a high proportion of the chief executive officers of FTSE-100 companies are accountants by training.