BA (Hons) Professional Accountancy

Our BA (Hons) Professional Accountancy is a three-year honours degree designed for students holding advanced qualifications, who wish to pursue a career in accountancy.

Professional Accountancy

Key facts

  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Start date September 2022
  • Duration 36 months
  • Mode of study Part-time, Full-time, Campus based
  • UCAS Code N402
  • Study abroad opportunities

Accreditations

Accredited modules (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA); Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance (CIPFA))

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The BA (Hons) Professional Accountancy is a three-year Honours degree designed for students holding advanced qualifications who wish to pursue a career in accountancy. The degree provides significant exemptions from the professional examinations of the ACCA, CIMA and CIPFA.

By studying towards this degree, you'll learn all the skills that accountancy involves to prepare and interpret financial information to enable investors, lenders, management, employees, government and others to make financial decisions.

Amplify Trading Boot Camp

Students on the course have the opportunity to participate in this innovative week-long global financial trading and training boot camp run by our partner Amplify. The Stirling Amplify Boot Camp won the CFA Institute Innovative Delivery of Education (IDEA) global award and gives you the chance to participate in highly realistic computer-based simulations that replicate the experience of trading in financial markets. By letting you trade in a simulated environment with virtual money, the boot camp bridges the gap between an academic understanding of financial markets and how they function in practice. 

Student Managed Investment Fund

Our students have established a Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF), with support of our academics in the Accounting and Finance Division. The SMIF allows you to gain practical experience of managing investments. A student-led project, it will help you to enhance your employability before you graduate – giving you exceptional practical understanding of theoretical aspects of investment valuation. Particular emphasis is placed on the principles of responsible investment, including the use of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria when selecting stocks. Find out more about the Student Managed Investment Fund, the regular guest speakers and how you can get involved at the SMIF website.

Top reasons to study with us

Professional accreditation

The course consists of modules that are accredited by the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance.