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.



Lord Bilimoria appointed as Chancellor of the University of Birmingham

Lord Karan Bilimoria of Chelsea CBE, a long-term member of the Birmingham Business School Advisory Board, has been appointed as the new Chancellor of the University of Birmingham.

Video: Find out all about our Financial Management MSc

Watch Professor Ranko Jelic discuss the new Financial Management MSc at Birmingham Business School, introduced in March 2014.

Birmingham Three Minute Thesis Competition

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition returns this year which challenges PhD students to effectively communicate the significance of their research in just three minutes.

KPMG winners of best school-leaver programme at National Graduate Recruitment Awards

KPMG's school-leaver programme won the best school-leaver programme award at this year's TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards.
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