Accounting provides information for decision making. Almost every business and organisation needs accountants to measure performance and provide information for decisions.

Areas of study

There are two areas of study: Financial Accounting and Management Accounting. Financial accounting involves consideration of the presentation of financial statements and techniques for their analysis. Management accounting explores the use of accounting data for managerial planning, decision making, and control.

You can study Accounting in the following programmes:

What you will learn

You will learn how to present financial statements that can be used to assist business planning and decision making. You will also learn financial analysis techniques.

Accounting at postgraduate level covers more advanced subjects and methods to enable you to further develop your skills, knowledge, and career options.

Career opportunities

The study of accounting can be regarded as either a specialist professional area in itself or as a basic tool which can be applied across the broad spectrum of business or non-profit organisations.

Postgraduate study can lead to more senior or specialised career roles in both financial and management accounting. An academic career specialising in accounting is also an option.

More information

For more information see the Business School website: Why study Accounting?