As one of only three Flying Start courses in the UK, BSc Accountancy offers an innovative and challenging opportunity to fast-track your accountancy career.
It is run collaboratively by the Business School, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and prestigious accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). You will benefit from the Business School's teaching, insight and unique international experience, alongside leading professional practice during your time on placement with PwC.
You will qualify for exemptions from the Professional stage papers for ICAEW's Associate Chartered Accountant qualification, and can become a fully qualified chartered accountant a year after graduation, subject to successfully completing the Advanced stage papers as required by ICAEW.
Nottingham University Business School is recognised as an ICAEW Partner in Learning, working with ICAEW in the professional development of students.
Your first year on the BSc Accountancy programme serves as a broad foundation to the study of a range of business disciplines, including modules in financial accounting, assurance, principles of taxation, business law, microeconomics, macroeconomics, quantitative methods, organisation studies and business computing.
During your first year, you will also be liaising with PwC to identify which office you will work in over the next three years.
After taking a block period of study in early September on audit and assurance, you will spend September to December on a paid placement with PwC. The office you are based in will be your office for the rest of the time on the programme, which will help you make friends and build lasting relationships with others who work in the same office.
While on placement, you will be working on real client work, applying the knowledge you have learnt earlier in the course. You will return to your studies in January, where you will take modules on tax compliance, financial accounting and reporting, financial management and management strategy.
You will start year three undertaking another block of study in early September on business planning for taxation. Following this, you will spend September to December on a further paid placement with PwC, where you are likely to be taking on more complex work.
You will return to your studies in January, where you will take modules on financial markets, financial accounting and reporting, business ethics, corporate finance and management accounting and decisions.
Starting your final year in September, you will study modules on contemporary issues in accounting. You will then be able to take a further four optional modules chosen from subjects such as management accounting and decisions, risk management decisions, human resource management, entrepreneurship, corporate restructuring and governance and financial markets.
You will also be able to undertake a dissertation as an optional module if you wish. Your studies with the University will conclude in January and you will then undertake your final paid placement with PwC from January to May.
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A level: AAB excluding general studies, critical thinking, and citizenship studies
GCSEs: GCSE maths, 5 (B) or above, unless taking it at A level and two further GCSEs, 4 (C) or above
English language requirements
IELTS: 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element)
For details of other English language tests and qualifications we accept, please see our entry requirements page.
Offered in collaboration with one of the 'big four' accountancy firms, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), this course includes paid work placements. You'll spend part of your second, third and fourth years at PwC and there are also opportunities to work in other parts of the business as well as in the firm's international offices.
If you graduate with a 2:1 or higher, PwC may offer you a full-time position at Senior Associate level.
Our accreditation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) also means that you'll be exempt from a number of the exams required to become a Chartered Accountant.
The Business School's careers and recruitment service provides targeted and bespoke support to help steer you onto a career path of your choice. You will have opportunities to network with top employers throughout your degree, with many of these companies choosing to sponsor prizes for the highest-performing students in different years of study or particular subjects.
Nottingham University Business School is recognised as an Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) Partner in Learning, working with ICAEW in the professional development of students.
Successful completion of the programme will lead to you completing 80% of the ICAEW Chartered Accountancy modules along with relevant practical work experience that will count toward your training agreement.
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