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Accounting and Finance

Industry recognised

Highly rated by CIMA and ACCA professional bodies

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

Accounting and finance is at the heart of any business. Our courses will teach you how to guide every business decision from financial reporting, tax planning and business strategy.

You'll learn from passionate people and organisations, and gain insights from experienced academics, guest speakers and industry visits. On all our courses, you'll also get the opportunity for hands-on work experience and professional exam exemptions.

Join us, and whether you’re studying at an undergraduate or postgraduate level, you'll be joining one of the best accounting and finance courses in the country. Professional bodies such as The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants rate us, so you know you're being prepared in the right way for any financial sector role. Not only this, our undergraduate program is ranked 4th out of 99 Accounting courses for Teaching quality (The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017).

The BA (Hons) is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and has the maximum 9 exemptions from ACCA’s professional qualifications, making this course highly regarded.

As well as our three-year degree courses, we offer two-year accelerated degrees 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. 


Work experience and careers

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 students

Ryan Smith

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.

Jonathon Smith

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.

Our staff

Karl Mccormack
Karl MccormackLecturer

Undergraduate Accounting and Finance Course Leader Karl joined Staffordshire University in 2010, and is an accounting and business lecturer in the Business School. He is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and has expertise …

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Dr Ahmad Mlouk
Dr Ahmad MloukSenior 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
Dr Olushola FasholaLecturer

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 AkinboteLecturer

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 , 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.

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