Department of Accounting

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The Department of Accounting at Birmingham Business School emerged from Department of Accounting and Finance, which contributed to sustaining the high reputation for scholarship in commerce related disciplines since the University’s foundation in 1900.

Degrees and Courses

Find out about the Accounting related degrees and courses offered across all levels of study, as well as programmes offered in other departments, that are available at Birmingham Business School; view degree programme and courses.


Research in the Department is centred around the Accounting Research Group and the Accountability and Governance Research Cluster.

The Birmingham Business School Accounting Research Group covers the mainstream research interests of the Department and also contributes towards commenting on the development of accounting and auditing standards.


At undergraduate level the Department contributes to the long established Accounting and Finance BSc degree and a recently launched, innovative BSc Accountancy degree, partnering with KPMG and the ICAS.

At postgraduate level, the Department, working with the Department of Finance, provides one-year full-time programmes leading to:

Members of the Department also contribute to our executive MBA programmes, in Birmingham and overseas. The Department also provides research degrees leading to a PhD qualification on both full-time and part-time bases.


Emeritus Professor Ron Hodges discusses studying an accounting or finance related degree and the academics that teach and undertake research within those areas.



Birmingham Means Business Research Showcase

The Birmingham Means Business showcase was held to demonstrate how our academic research can help businesses and voluntary organisations in the region take advantage of a booming local economy.

University of Birmingham wins Outstanding International Strategy

The University recently won the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Award (THELMA) for its bold approach to securing its position in Brazil as the higher education institute partner of choice.

Sixth form students work to balance the budgets at CIPFA business event

Midlands sixth formers visit Birmingham Business School for team management games organised by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).

The Capgemini Community Challenge at Birmingham Business School

The third annual Capgemini Community Challenge was held, which sees University of Birmingham students working in consultancy teams to provide solutions for third sector clients.
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