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.


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.


Professor Ron Hodges

Professor Ron Hodges

Professor of Accounting

Ron joined the Birmingham Business School on 1st March, 2012. He is currently Head of the department of Accounting and Finance. Ron is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. His research interests include the regulation of public sector accounting; public sector governance, audit and accountability; ...

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Professor Ron Hodges, Head of the Department of Accounting, discusses studying an accounting or finance related degree and the academics that teach and undertake research within those areas.