Studying accounting at Strathclyde, you'll learn about the preparation, presentation and interpretation of financial information that enables investors, lenders, management, employees, government and others to make effective decisions. You'll also learn how to read and interpret accounting information in the annual reports of businesses and the financial information within the public sector, and become familiar with the principles and practice of presenting information to those who manage all types of organisations. Accounting at Strathclyde is fully accredited for entry to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland in the majority of study combinations, as well as offering possible exemptions to other professional bodies, eg ACCA and CIMA. Studying management will help you understand theory and develop the skills to put it into practice.
Many of our accounting graduates go onto qualify as Chartered Accountants through one of the major accounting bodies (ICAS, ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA and CIPFA). Accounting graduates find jobs as trainee accountants, auditors and tax trainees. Employers include Santander, Ernst & Young and PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte, HBOS, KPMG and Morgan Stanley. As a management graduate you’ll have a strong understanding of business structure with the ability to analyse and use business data and information. Your commercial awareness will be valued by a wide range of employers across in all industries. You are as likely to find yourself working in a small, privately-owned company as you are to work in a large multinational, the public sector or perhaps even in your own business. For example, recent graduates are now working for Ernst & Young, The Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds, Hewlett Packard and Proctor & Gamble with job titles such as graduate sales trainee, logistics manger and business development manager.