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Seven reasons to study Accounting & Finance

For those considering a degree in Accounting & Finance, but need further convincing, we lend our expertise. Here are seven compelling reasons to study this course.

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1. Excellent graduate prospects

Using our Accounting & Finance subject table, you can see the that the Graduate Prospects for students of Accounting stand a decent chance of being professionally employed within six months of graduating.

2. The world needs accountants

Accountants and finance professionals have to move with the times and stay up-to-date, but there will always be a demand for this profession.

3. You could work in any industry

Accountants record, classify, summarise, interpret and communicate the financial information about a business. You can apply this to any company, in any field, industry, sector. Better still, you could be working across a number of industries.

4. Internationally diverse cohort

Subjects which fall under the broad spectrum of Business and Administrative Studies, including Accounting & Finance, benefit from the most culturally diverse student cohort of all. Over 55,000 of the UK's students in this area come from overseas. A diverse cohort will not only expose you to people of different cultures but can provide you with an international network of contacts.

5. Joint honours

Accounting & Finance complements other subject areas well, particularly those which fall under the large umbrella of business. A number of universities offer Accounting & Finance joint honours degree courses so you have the option to explore other passions. 
So whether you want to become a broad business person or an accountant with a second language (particularly useful in a global marketplace), there’s plenty of combinations to choose from.

6. Real-life application

Accounting & Finance degrees often take a highly practical approach. Universities ensure their students learn by doing from simulated and real-life opportunities to manage business accounts. Many Accounting & Finance courses have an optional placement year, so you’d come out of university with a degree and a year of industry experience.

7. Year abroad opportunities

As business is a global enterprise, Accounting & Finance students often have the chance to study for a year abroad. This could provide you with a deeper understanding of the global economy, experience of other cultures, and language skills.

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