Taught by professionally qualified accountants with a range of experience and industry links so you can develop the latest knowledge from those that have applied it in the business world
Boost your employability with more main professional body exemptions than any other Russell Group Accounting and Finance
Ranked 1st in the Russell Group Universities for both ‘teaching quality’ and ‘student experience’ (Times Good University Guide 2021)
The University of Liverpool Management School is one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to be accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.
Our BA Accounting and Finance programme has a theoretical and practice-led approach covering the core aspects of accounting and finance including financial accounting, management accounting and finance. It also covers specialist areas such as auditing, taxation and strategy to a level equivalent to the ICAEW professional stage.
Choosing this highly accredited course can give you an advantage in a range of careers including: accountancy (both in practice and in industry), investment banking, asset management and insurance in organisations such as Deloitte, EY, Grant Thornton, KPMG, NHS, PwC, Siemens as well as in the public sector. Some students also pursue further postgraduate study.
Links with Professional Bodies
With close industry links, excellent teaching, and quality content the programme is accredited by the professional accountancy bodies and receives the maximum number of exemptions available to any university from the:
Department Key Facts
Number of first year students
700 Year One undergraduates across all programmes in 2018
96% of our students are employed or in further study six months after graduating (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2016/17)
National Student Survey
91% overall satisfaction at programme level for Accounting and Finance BA (Hons) (NSS 2017, University of Liverpool analysis of unpublished data)
£12 million extension providing additional resources including an experiential marketing facility, Bloomberg trading floor, social study spaces, flexible teaching rooms and lecture theatres.
Facts and figures
36 professional accreditations across the Management School recognising excellence in programme content and teaching
Why this subject?
Enhance your employability with our co-curricular programme
With our unique 'ULMS Extra' programme you will go beyond the core curriculum and have the opportunity to develop your employability and personal networks by participating in specially designed activities, business societies and business competitions.
Reach your full potential
Our committed Student Support team is available to provide learning and development opportunities such as study skills sessions, placement advice, study abroad opportunities and pastoral support to help get the most of your student life and prepare you for the global workplace.
Benefit from our range of industry links and research expertise
We have outstanding links with private and public sector organisations as well as leading academics conducting cutting-edge research which helps shape our innovative curriculum to ensure that you develop knowledge and skills grounded in the real world.
Gain a global perspective
With a vibrant international learning community you’ll be exposed to business ideas and cultures from the UK and beyond, drawing on a long tradition of commercial acumen in one of the world's truly global cities, still at the heart of international trade and interaction.
Take advantage of innovative teaching methodologies
Modules are taught using the latest active learning techniques including business simulations, real-world case studies, social media, interactive participation software, lecture capture and real-time financial and business data using our Bloomberg Trading Floor.
Tailor your studies to suit your interests and career aspirations
Our programmes offer flexibility, choice and opportunities allowing you to pursue your career and life aspirations. See what our current students think about their studies and what some of our graduates are doing now.