On this course you will be taught about international standards, practices of accounting, thinking globally and working across cultures. You will develop excellent team working, problem solving, communication and analytical skills plus the commercial awareness to prepare for your future employment.
Year 1 will start with an induction week where you will meet fellow students. You will also meet with your academic adviser and course managers to discuss your first year programme of study. Included in the first year modules are sessions which will equip you with key skills, including academic writing and reading in English, primary research, sourcing and evaluating secondary data, academic referencing with emphasis on avoiding plagiarism, and manipulation and critical evaluation of numerical data.
In Year 2 and your final year you can continue with the Accounting and Finance degree or choose either the Accounting and Information Management pathway or the Accounting and Business pathway.
If you follow the Accounting and Information Management pathway you will be particularly well equipped to deal with the growing impact of information systems on working life within organisations generally, and the importance information systems tend to have in the careers of accounting professionals in particular. If you choose this pathway, you will take the Management Information Systems and Accounting Information Systems modules in your second year. In your final year you will study the Information Systems Strategy and Business Intelligence and Decision Making modules. If you take this pathway you will graduate with a BSc (Hons) Accounting and Information degree.
If you choose the Accounting and Business pathway, you will be equipped to analyse complex business problems from a range of organisational, industrial and international contexts, and use these in effective decision making. In the second year you will learn and apply these skills by studying the International Markets and Competition and Business Strategy for Competitive Advantage modules. In your final year you will take the Strategic Futures Insight and Design module (a double credit module). If you take this pathway you will graduate with a BSc (Hons) Accounting and Business degree.
In Year 3 there is the option of a work placement which will enable you to graduate with highly valued graduate-level work experience alongside the academic knowledge and transferable skills gained throughout the course.
Please see the course structure chart.
As our courses are reviewed regularly, the module lists you choose from may differ from the ones listed here.
You can spend your third year on a work placement, which is a great opportunity to enhance your CV, preparing you for future employment. You will gain commercial and practical experience, and many students are offered graduate positions by their placement employer.
Students have enjoyed exciting and intellectually challenging positions at Aldi, BMW, Lloyds Banking Group, the NHS, Microsoft, IBM, KPMG, Hewlett Packard, Ernst & Young, Grant Thornton, Harley Davidson and a host of other global organisations.
During your placement there is a fee which is paid to the university. It covers the cost of your placement tutor, and the support we provide whilst looking for a placement position and during your placement role.
Whilst on your placement you will still be classed as a student. You will be paid a financially sustainable salary which will vary depending on your role, company and location.
For more information about the fees please go to the Fees/Funding section.
You may be able to go on a European or international study exchange while you are at Brookes. Most exchanges take place in the second year.
Studying abroad provides an amazing opportunity to add value to your studies by:
- Improving your employment prospects within an international market
- Boosting your language skills
- Building your confidence in adapting to new situations
- Improving your knowledge of different cultures.
While on exchange you will gain credits which count towards your degree.
We have more than 100 partner universities around the world. Funding is available through the Erasmus scheme, and also via some international programmes such as the Santander Student Awards.
There is also a European work placement programme which gives you the chance to work abroad as part of your studies.
For more information, visit our pages on studying abroad and exchanges.
Free language courses for students - the Open Module
Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.
Please note that the free language courses are not available if you are:
- studying at a Brookes partner college
- studying on any of our teacher education courses or postgraduate education courses.
Essential purchases It's your responsibility to purchase core texts and cover print/binding costs where coursework submission is required. Please note that a lot of the coursework is now submitted online.