Our BA in Accounting degree allows you to study accounting in combination with a range of business subjects at Strathclyde. In the majority of combinations, accounting is fully accredited for entry to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. You may be offered possible exemptions to other professional bodies eg Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. In-depth understanding of economics and law will complement your accounting studies and prove valuable to employers. You’ll learn about the preparation, presentation and interpretation of financial information. You’ll also learn how to read and interpret accounting information. You’ll also explore how accounting can be developed to meet the needs of society and provide information to investors.
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. Where are our graduates now?* Job titles include: Accountant Analyst Audit Trainee Chartered Accountant Trainee Corporate Tax Associate Financial Analyst Management Trainee Risk & Control Analyst Employers include: Barclays Wealth & Investment Deloitte HMRC KPMG Lloyds Scottish and Southern Energy