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BSC/MSCi Professional Accounting in Business

BSc (Hons)/MSci Professional Accounting in Business

Our Professional Accounting in Business degree is focused on giving you real-world skills and experience. You'll learn by actually practicing accounting throughout your degree and if you choose to study the Integrated Masters you'll be fully ACCA exam qualified in just 4 years!

This degree is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), so you can gain exemptions from professional qualifications as you study. We've partnered with Sage so you get practical experience of using accounting software. Plus all students are guaranteed at least one paid accountancy internship as part of their studies (subject to academic approval).

Our programme has also been awarded Credit for Prior Learning with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) for their ACA professional qualification.  This means that you will be able to apply fo exemptions for 7 of the 15 exams, effectively having completed all of the certificate level exams and one from the professional level as part of completing your degree.  This will leave you with 5 professional level exams and 3 advanced level to undertake before becoming a Chartered Accountant and gaining the ACA qualification, which is valued around the world in business, practice and the public sector. 

Industry engagement is at the core of everything we do and you'll have industry workshops with professionals from global companies. Students have previously visited Lloyd's of London, IBM and Unilever. You'll be taught by Chartered Accountants that have worked for sector-leading companies such as Deloitte and PwC and you'll study in one of London's busiest business districts.

We're the only business school based within a FTSE 100 company and we’ve designed this degree to give you the core professional skills needed for a contemporary career in accountancy, going far beyond the technical skills required.

  • UCAS code: N400 (BSc) N401 (MSci)
  • Institution code: P34
  • Location: MidTown campus
  • Start date: September 2019
  • Tuition fees: 
    2019 entry £9,000 p.a 
    2020 entry £9,250 p.a
  • Mode of study: Full time
  • Programme duration: 3 years (FT). Option to accelerate and complete the programme in 2 years (subject to certain conditions)* It is not possible to apply for an accelerated programme; on completion of level 4, our full-time students have the opportunity to request to accelerate to a two-year programme (subject to minimum numbers). The decision to allow this is based on the student's performance in their assessments in the programme so far
  • Entry requirements: Typical offer: 120 UCAS points (BBB at A levels) and an interview
  • Accreditation: Accredited ACCA programme

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Every aspect of your degree programme will be shaped by the employers we work with and you'll get the chance to learn directly from them, helping you develop the skills, qualities and experience you need for your career.

  • All of our degrees are designed through our unique approach which brings together leading figures from business and academic communities to design degrees that are relevant to employers. Our programmes have been developed with input from industry partners, including Unilever, Lotus F1, IBM, WPP - a world leader in marketing communications, Lloyds of London and leading law firm Gowling WLG.
  • Employers get involved in the actual delivery of modules too, so there’s a wide range of industry activities and projects that you can be part of. You’ll visit the HQ of some of the biggest companies in London, be taught by professionals through industry workshops, attend a yearly conference and have the opportunity to work with a mentor with an industry background.
  • That means you’ll get direct exposure to hugely successful real-world businesses and business leaders, through regular industry workshops, termly industry conferences and a yearly residential event. Previous workshops and conferences have been hosted or run by Unilever, Savills, IBM, Direct Line Group, L'Oreal and Salesforce, to name just a few.  
  • You’ll get the chance to compete in national and international business challenges too, like the L’Oreal Brandstorm competition. Three of our Business and Enterprise students won the UK final in 2013, so you’ll be following in impressive footsteps. Find out more

Why Pearson Business School?

Choose Pearson Business School and you'll be immersed in business from day one. You will:

  • study within the heart of a FTSE100 company, in Pearson's offices in the heart of central London, a little different from the average university campus!
  • be taught by top industry professionals as well as leading academics as all of our courses are designed, developed and delivered by industry
  • benefit from guaranteed internships, if you're a full-time undergraduate student within Pearson Business School (subject to academic performance)
  • learn about business as it really is, fast-paced, global, exciting, challenging and forever-changing and our workshops and events with industry give you the chance to show up and shine!
  • get the best of both worlds - by benefitting from the perfect balance of academic theory and practical, industry experience
  • graduate feeling ready to leap straight into your career and you'll stand out from the crowd too
  • also have a lot of fun along the way!

I enjoy living in London as there are so many free events and talks to go to. I love the way you can hear so many interesting people right on your doorstep who inspire and help shape my degree.

Hayley Hewett, Business Management with Entrepreneurship


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