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 
  • Opportunities to study abroad at one of our international partner institutions
  • Gain industry experience and enhance your employability by undertaking an optional 30-week placement which can be completed anywhere in the world
  • 95% of our graduates are working or studying fifteen months after graduating.

Find out more about the content of this course.

Foundation Year: We have a Foundation Year option for those who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in Business & Management, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will progress to the full degree.

Course accreditations

The 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
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) accreditation highlights our commitment to helping you boost your employability and will exempt you from specific early-stage professional exams.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2023, September 2024

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

3 years full-time, or 4 years full-time with a minimum 30- week work placement. Foundation Year: 4 years full-time or 5 years with a 30-week minimum placement

Accreditations:

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

For September 2023 entry: 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. Foundation year: 48-72 UCAS tariff points including 1 A-level or equivalent . For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

For September 2023 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.