It is run collaboratively by the Business School, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and prestigious accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). You will benefit from the Business School's teaching, insight and unique international experience, alongside leading professional practice during your time on placements with PwC.
You will qualify for exemptions from the Professional stage papers for ICAEW's Associate Chartered Accountant qualification and can become a fully qualified chartered accountant a year after graduation (subject to successfully completing the Advanced stage papers as required by ICAEW). There are also opportunities to apply for an ICAEW bursary.
Nottingham University Business School is recognised as an ICAEW Partner in Learning, working with ICAEW in the professional development of students.
Your first year on the BSc Accountancy programme serves as a broad foundation to the study of a range of business disciplines, including modules in financial accounting, assurance, principles of taxation, business law, microeconomics, macroeconomics, quantitative methods, organisation studies and business computing.
During your first year, you will also be liaising with PwC to identify which office you will work in over the next three years.
After taking a block period of study in early September on audit and assurance, you will spend September to December on a paid placement with PwC. The office you are based in will be your office for the rest of the time on the programme, which will help you make friends and build lasting relationships with others who work in the same office.
While on placement, you will be working on real client work, applying the knowledge you have learnt earlier in the course. You will return to your studies in January, where you will take modules on tax compliance, financial accounting and reporting, financial management and management strategy.
You will start year three undertaking another block of study in early September on business planning for taxation. Following this, you will spend September to December on a further paid placement with PwC, where you are likely to be taking on more complex work.
You will return to your studies in January, where you will take modules on financial markets, financial accounting and reporting, business ethics, corporate finance and management accounting and decisions.
Starting your final year in September, you will study modules on contemporary issues in accounting. You will then be able to take a further four optional modules chosen from subjects such as management accounting and decisions, risk management decisions, human resource management, entrepreneurship, corporate restructuring and governance and financial markets.
You will also be able to undertake a dissertation as an optional module if you wish. Your studies with the University will conclude in January and you will then undertake your final paid placement with PwC from January to May.
I'm looking forward to putting the knowledge I’ve gained in lectures and seminars into action on my PwC placement in London.
Kira Eilfield, BSc Accountancy
- This course includes paid work placements with PwC and there are secondment opportunities to overseas offices and other parts of PwC's business
- You may be eligible for exemption from the Professional stage papers for the ICAEW's Associate Chartered Accountant qualification
- You can become a fully qualified Chartered Accountant a year after graduation (having successfully completed the Advanced Stage papers of the ICAEW's Associate Chartered Accountant qualification)
- We are one of the UK's leading centres for management education, part of an elite group of global EQUIS accredited business schools
- We are ranked 7th in the UK for accountancy and finance in The Guardian University Guide 2018
- Nottingham University Business School is recognised as an ICAEW Partner in Learning