The fields of accounting, finance, and economics have developed considerably in recent years and today’s graduates are expected to have a range of skills that transfer into a business environment. As such our degrees have been designed to equip you with the knowledge you’ll need in any organisation, large or small.Each of the courses in our accounting and finance framework will give you vital core skills, as well as offering specialist options depending on the pathway you choose to pursue. All courses’ first year units are the same, allowing you the flexibility to transfer to another pathway at the end of the first year. This keeps your career options open and enables you to make more informed choices.On the Accounting & Business degree you'll discover that there is considerable crossover between accounting and business management, and as such gaining an understanding of both fields will serve you well. From an accounting point of view, it’s important to have a good understanding of various aspects of a business, while business managers can benefit from a background in accounting to ensure their decisions are financially viable.As well as having industry accreditations and exemptions for accountancy qualifications, which means you may not have to take all the exams required to become a Chartered Accountant, this course also covers communication and IT skills, which are vital in the modern business world. What's more if you opt to include the 30-week (minimum) placement as part of your course, you’ll gain invaluable workplace experience and can see how what you’ve learned translates into the real world.