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Accounting and Finance

Brand new BA (Hons)

Benefit from streamlined learning methods and connected curriculum

Flexible learning

Full-time, part-time and accelerated BA (Hons) and MA courses available

Workplace learning

Take the opportunity to complete a work placement on every course

Welcome, you’ve arrived at the future of accounting and finance.

Whether you’re joining us on our brand new BA (Hons) Finance and Business Enterprise, or on our postgraduate MSc Accounting and Finance, you’ll go further than developing expertise on taxation and financial capital management. You will gain a deeper understanding of the crucial role of finance in organisational decision making and the pursuit of competitive advantage, giving you the edge on the competition in your future career and ensuring you’re able to hit-the-ground-running when you graduate.

We are constantly staying ahead of the game in researching and developing new teaching around the latest in the financial industries, including sustainable accounting and financial technologies. We strive to teach the up-to-date specialised software and algorithms that are utilised to help companies, business owners and consumers alike to better manage their financial operations, processes and lives.

As well as our three-year degree courses, we offer two-year accelerated degree if you are keen to get a head start. We also offer four-year degrees if you want to ease yourself in gently, and postgraduate level courses if you want to advance your knowledge further. All of our courses include work placement opportunities, so you'll leave us work ready.

The Catalyst Building

New-for-2021 we are launching our brand-new teaching development: the Catalyst building. This new building will combine new technologies with dynamic learning spaces and will be used to launch the careers of the next generation of Staffordshire Business School students.

Networking and business collaboration are key to the buildings objective, with drop-ins from industry employers, as well as an open plan social and food zone that create a casual, yet professional atmosphere. Every day will offer the opportunity to make life-changing connections.


Accounting and Finance

Accounting and Finance


Find out how an Accounting and Finance degree could open the door to a huge range of career paths.



Finance and Business Enterprise BA (Hons)

Study options
Foundation year
Placement year


Taught courses

Accounting and Finance MSc

Study options



A cleverly designed room to allow you to work together in teams, communication is key in business and this space allows you to practice team dynamics in a safe space.

Think Tank

Business is not all about rushing around, mindfulness and thinking time is important to innovation.  Use our Think Tank to come up with the next big thing – designed for entrepreneurs of the future.

Transition Room

A space dedicated to you. The room has all the tech you need to work in groups on assignments, project plan and talk through your ideas.

Work experience and careers

Work experience

This work experience may link to your course, or it could be in a broader field. Alongside your studies, it will give you the best possible mix of knowledge and practical understanding.

Professional work placements give you first-hand experience of the kind of work you want to do. We'll help you get a taste for the job function, organisation and industry you have in mind, so you have a deeper understanding of how business works before you enter the job market as a graduate.

Competition is fierce, by combining your course with a year of relevant employment experience in a full-time salaried placement, you'll have a tangible competitive advantage. Work placements take place between year two and three of your degree, or before your MSc dissertation.

Work experience opportunities 

Students on our accounting and finance courses have worked with: 

  • KPMG 
  • Royal Bank of Scotland 
  • Vodafone 
  • Staffordshire County Council 
  • Toyota 
  • Mazars 
  • Leoni 


Our graduates have secured careers in the accounting, auditing and finance professions across the private and public sector.

You'll also gain excellent employment opportunities in a wide range of business related and management roles. A regular programme of guest speakers will deliver varied insights, and you'll also be able to gain placements from within these visiting organisations.

You'll also be invited to a selection of careers and networking activities, including Global Entrepreneurship Week, to help develop your employability skills.

Typical employment sectors 

  • Business management 
  • Accounting 
  • Financial service 
  • Government 
  • Economic 
  • Banking 
  • Insurance 
  • Retail banking 

Our students

The experience was a mix of enjoyment and satisfaction. It played a vital part in securing my job and its rewards in terms of progression.

The experience was a mix of enjoyment and satisfaction. It played a vital part in securing my job and its rewards in terms of progression. I was lucky enough to take part in a work placement year and the degree instils the necessary skills needed to succeed in the work place.

Ryan Smith

Staffs has greatly helped me to make the transition from theory to reality.

Staffs has greatly helped me to make the transition from theory to reality. It equipped me with a broad skill-set and the knowledge to be able to be proficient in a wide range of financial areas. As I embark on my CIMA studies I know I have a great foundation to build on.

Jonathon Smith

Our staff

Dr Syed Zaidi


Syed is the Award Leader for BA (Hons) Finance and Business Enterprise. He teaches across undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programmes and also supervises postgraduate taught and research students.

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Karl Mccormack

Senior Lecturer

Karl has experience teaching on Apprenticeship and Foundation Degrees, BA accounting programmes, MBA modules. He has also taught as a subject specialist in forensic accounting, computerised accounting and management accounting.

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Dr Ahmad Mlouk

Senior Lecturer

At Staffordshire Business School, Dr Mlouk has taught a wide range of subjects/modules at undergraduate, Postgraduate and professional levels. These modules included: Business Finance, Corporate Governance, Corporate Finance, International Corpo…

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Dr Olushola Fashola

P/T Lecturer (Hrly) - Accounting

Olushola joined Staffordshire University in 2019 and has experience of working in banking, professional accountancy service, retail management and higher education. His expertise include merger & acquisition, banking, business advisory, mana…

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Mayowa Akinbote


Mayowa is a Certified Chartered Accountant and started his career as a Senior Finance Officer and Audit/Tax consultant in public and private sectors respectively. He has expertise in cash flow, financial reporting, auditing, financial markets, t…

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Our graduates

Anamaria Bobos

Accounting and Finance, 2017

Going from GCSE English to a MA since moving to the UK, Anamaria is now an operations analyst markets officer at one of the world’s largest investment banks.

Anamaria's story
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