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The programme will enable students to combine their academic study for a BSc Accountancy with relevant and high quality work experience at KPMG who are internationally recognised as one the world’s largest providers of auditing and professional advisory services.. TARGETJobs named KPMG the Graduate Employer of the Year 2012 and maintained their podium position as number three in the Times Top 100 Graduate Employers.
The first year of the programme provides students with a grounding in core disciplines of accounting, finance and economics. It enables students to select an elective module of their choosing from across the University and develops key transferable skills in a ‘professional skills’ module. Students would remain with the University programme during the first term but would work for KPMG during the second term. Students would return to the University in May to finish the remainder of their first year courses and complete examinations during the summer.
Year two of the programme provides more focus as students study the intermediate stages of the core accounting related disciplines in greater depth. Students study law, systems, taxation and auditing, whilst advancing their learning of accounting and finance and get the opportunity to to select an elective module of their choosing from across the University. Students complete the first term at the University before returning in term 3 to complete the remainder of their second year courses and complete examinations during the summer.
In Year 3, students gain work experience throughout the year at KPMG before returning to the University in June and studying half of their higher level credits in management accounting and finance during the summer. Students also commence their final year projects where they have an opportunity to synthesise their academic and professional experience.
In Year 4, students commence their remaining higher level credits in financial reporting, taxation and assurance, and submit their final year projects during the autumn term. Students leave to work for KPMG in December before returning to graduate at the University in July.
Why study this course
The programme will enable students to combine their academic study for a BSc Accountancy with relevant and high quality work experience at KPMG, and the opportunity to achieve Chartered Accountant (CA) status on completion of additional elements of the CA qualification following graduation. It will enable students to directly apply aspects of their academic education in a professional setting and reflect on their experiences as they progress through the programme.
The programme aims to develop the intellectual, analytical and communication capabilities of students to levels that can prepare them for successful careers as professional accountants, together with the transferable skills that are necessary to apply their capabilities and technical knowledge in new and challenging contexts across accounting, finance and commerce.
It will adopt a variety of teaching and learning strategies to promote high levels of knowledge, understanding and competence about what accounting is, how it is applied and how accounting measurements affect our behaviour as individuals, organisations and societies. Studies of core disciplines such as accounting, finance, information systems, economics, tax and law will be complemented by electives that enable students to broaden their knowledge in, for example, languages, arts and natural sciences.
The programme will provide an educational environment that stimulates and supports learning and personal development and utilises the extensive range of university support services to enrich the students' learning experience
Fees and funding
KPMG pay all tuition fees and your accommodation fees while you are at university. See the KPMG website
Number of A levels required: 3
Typical offer: ABB
Required subjects and grades: Minimum of B in GCSE Maths and B in GCSE English Language (or equivalent)
General Studies: excluded
Depending on your chosen course of study, you may also be interested in the Birmingham Foundation Academy, a specially structured programme for international students whose qualifications are not accepted for direct entry to UK universities. Further details can be found on the foundation academy web pages.
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