Sita Shah, BSc Accounting and Finance (2nd year)

... the strong relationships and links Birmingham Business School has with industry."

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Sita Shah came to Birmingham Business School to study BSc Accounting and Finance because of the school's strong links with businesses. She found that the degree offered a diverse range of modules and a broad range of career options.

Why Birmingham Business School?

After visiting the University of Birmingham on an open day, I knew this was exactly where I wanted to be for the next three years. What attracted me most to the university was the reputation of the university and the strong relationships and links Birmingham Business School has with industry. These links allowed me to successfully secure a Summer Internship in Corporate Tax between my second and third year with a large multinational firm, an opportunity exclusive to students at the University of Birmingham.

The programme offers a diverse range of modules from Financial Accounting to Human Resource Management which gives a really good insight into the broad range of career options the Accounting and Finance degree can lead you into.

I’ll never forget the residential trip to the Lake District at the start of first year where I was given an opportunity to develop my teamwork, leadership and communication skills so early on through activities such as orienteering, team-obstacle courses and even canoeing.

It’s these unique opportunities at the university which not only allow you to obtain a degree, but also equip you with the right skill sets necessary for a career in any field.

The Birmingham experience

Studying at university can be a really daunting experience but the staff at the Business School go out of their way to ensure you can make the most out of your learning experience. You’re assigned a personal tutor from your very first day who is there to guide you and help you with any problems or questions you may have throughout the year.

There are also endless networking events held at the Business School, and the ability to network is something you will inevitably learn to love during your time at university.

Tips and advice

My top tip to anyone starting university is to get involved as much as possible. There is always something happening on campus and there are hundreds of societies you can choose from to join; from academic to sports to social.

There is always something happening on campus and there are hundreds of societies..."

Being the Vice-President of the Hindu Society in second year has not only given me something to talk about in future job interviews and but also the chance to meet so many other university students; not just students at Birmingham.

Accounting and Finance BSc