Our graduates have gone on to further study at most of the world’s leading universities, including Harvard, London, Oxford and Cambridge and secured jobs in senior positions around the world. Among our alumni we have a graduate who became the head of his country’s civil service and one who became a leading Formula One motor-racing driver. Another secured a position as the Minister of Sabah and one female law graduate became the first British lawyer to become a French Advocate.
While the Accounting and Finance degree programme provides a platform for a career in accounting and finance, it also serves as a basis for a career in general management, banking, financial services and consultancy (for which a solid grounding in accounting and finance is increasingly recognised as desirable). Graduates wishing to become professional accountants can ‘fast-track’ the completion of the relevant professional qualification. Those wishing to use accounting and finance training for wider management may wish to pursue our Master’s Programme in Accounting and Finance, thus gaining an honours degree and master’s degree in just three years.
Students who have successfully completed the BSc (Hons) Accounting and Financial Programme are eligible to apply for exemptions from many accounting professional bodies.
F1 Accountant in Business
F2 Management Accounting
F3 Financial Accounting
F4 Corporate and Business Law
In addition, the papers listed below will be exempted on the basis of the corresponding accredited modules.
F6 Taxation on the basis of Taxation A & B
F7 Financial Reporting on the basis of Financial Reporting
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Full exemption from Certificate in Business Accounting:
C01 Fundamentals of Management Accounting
Required module: Introduction to Management Accounting
C02 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
Required module: Introduction to Financial Accounting
C03 Fundamentals of Business Mathematics
Required modules: Quantitative Methods 1 AND Quantitative Methods 2
C04 Fundamentals of Business Economics
Required module: The Economic Environment of Business
C05 Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law
Required modules: Introduction to Business AND Introduction to Management AND Corporate and Business Law AND Introduction to Marketing
CIMA Professional qualification, Operational level:
P1 Management Accounting
Required modules: Introduction to Management Accounting AND Management Accounting
F1 Financial Operations and Taxation
Required modules (only available to Single Honours Accounting and Financial Management students): Financial Accounting AND Financial Reporting AND Financial Management AND Taxation A AND Taxation B
- IT and Business Processes on the basis of BIS 1 and BIS2
- Economics and Markets on the basis of The Economic Environment of Business, Quantitative Methods 1 AND Quantitative Methods 2
- Foundations of Accounting on the basis of Introduction to Financial Accounting AND Financial Accounting
- Fundamentals of Business Law on the basis of Corporate and Business Law
- Business Finance on the basis of Financial Management
- Financial Accounting and Reporting on the basis of Introduction to Financial Accounting, Financial Accounting, Financial Reporting, Taxation A AND Taxation B
- Management Accounting on the basis of Introduction to Management Accounting AND Management Accounting
- Accounting Concepts and Principles on the basis of Financial Reporting and Auditing
Please contact the Business School directly to discuss ICAEW exemptions.
Have you thought about a career in management accounting? Management accounting is a great career path for anyone interested in business and finance, and can lead you on to a salary in the region of £100-150,000 in senior roles. And thanks to the CIMA and CGMA qualifications, you can work anywhere in the world, making this a great career for any driven and determined graduate who wants to explore and travel the world as well as earn a great income! If you’re looking to travel, develop strong leadership skills, and fast-track your way to a senior finance related role, then read on!
What our students and alumni say
“After first studying Taxation at Buckingham I became interested in the area, I find it quite challenging and never boring. There is always something new to be learnt with the ever changing tax legislation. Since joining TPC, I have gained hands-on experience with many different tax issues, and I have also worked with many clients and tax professionals in the process. A wide variety of opportunities have been made available to me such as the tax training. I have successfully completed my Association of Taxation Technician (ATT) exams within a year, and I am currently studying for the Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA) exams, which are all funded by the firm. Success in these exams not only enables me to gain professional qualifications, but they also equip me with the necessary skills to become a competent tax adviser. Buckingham enabled me to gain knowledge and now I am applying it outside of the classroom.”
Accounting and Financial Management, 2009
“Doing an Accounting and Financial Management degree at Buckingham offered me the ability to understand the rules and principals in creating and presenting of financial information for a UK and Global perspective. Through the professional abilities of the lecturers and the personal tutorials available, I was capable of leaving the university with a good understanding of the subject. Unlike public university, Buckingham is provided with a student support division which can be used to help resolve any problems or difficulties which may be encountered, whilst also assist students who may have any disabilities whilst providing assistance for studying. The degree enabled me to operate in a wide range of fields in any business environment, and allow me to enhance my skills for the job market.”
Accounting and Financial Management, 2008