Why study BA (Hons) Accounting at BU? Gain a comprehensive overview of the sector in your first year with the flexibility to transfer to a different specialism within accounting and finance at the end of the year Meet industry-leading practitioners and professionals through guest lectures, seminars and assessment activities Compete in the IBM Challenge through a series of simulated business exercises, allowing you to develop your employability and meet potential employers Study abroad at one of our international partner institutions in Australia, Canada or Europe Gain industry experience and enhance your employability by undertaking an optional 30-week placement which can be completed anywhere in the world 90% of our graduates are working or studying fifteen months after graduating.Course accreditationsThe accreditation bodies on our BA (Hons) Accounting course are renowned industry-wide for promoting excellence and the highest standards, all of which is reflected in the Bournemouth University Business School experience: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation is a hallmark of excellence that has been awarded to fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) accreditation offers some exemptions from exams required to become a Chartered Accountant. Careers A degree in Accounting will prepare you for a variety of roles in organisations of all sizes and from many sectors. You’ll have an excellent grounding in accounting before going on to specialise in your second year, ensuring that you keep your career options open. Some of our alumni go on to work for companies such as Airbus, Arcadia, Barclays Bank Plc, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, HMRC, IBM, Miscox, Threadneedle Investments and Vodafone.Foundation Year: We have a foundation year option for UK students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in the general business and management skills required for Accounting, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress to the full degree.