The Management Development Programme (MDP) is a core element of the undergraduate degree programme in the Strathclyde Business School. The programme runs for the first three years of the BA degree. The entire class is driven by real business problems and the approach to learning is active problem-based, with students working in project teams. The class aims to encourage integration of the knowledge and experience gained in Principal Subjects. Each year of the MDP focuses on different aspects of business and the content of MDP is constantly evolving and being updated and enhanced.
Many of our accounting graduates go onto qualify as Chartered Accountants through one of the major accounting bodies (ICAS, ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA and CIPFA). Some graduates enter branches of commerce such as banking, insurance and fund management. Employers include Santander, Ernst & Young, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte, HBOS, KPMG and Morgan Stanley. This course is also useful for those considering a more general business career. How much will I earn? Graduate accountants earn around £25,000. Once fully qualified, accountants earn £26,000 to £50,000. The average salary of a chartered accountant six to nine years after qualifying, is £85,000.*