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.



Leave your mark: The National Student Survey 2014

The National Student Survey (NSS) is an opportunity for all final year students to give your opinion on what you liked about your time at Birmingham Business School as well as things that you felt could have been improved. (links to NNS website)

Martin Wolf talks "The Shift and the Shocks of the global financial crisis" at the University of Birmingham

The Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times delivers a lecture on the global financial crisis to a packed audience at the University of Birmingham.

Accounting & Finance PhD students to present their research in Rome

Two Accounting & Finance PhD students have been selected to present their research at an upcoming Doctoral Seminar this summer in Rome.

Dean of Birmingham Business School speaks in the House of Lords

Professor Simon Collinson recently spoke at a recent Industry and Parliamentary Trust (IPT) dinner in the House of Lords on "The Role of Government in Developing Trade with China".
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