Fifty years of the BAcc marked in Bute Hall event

Issued: Mon, 17 Sep 2018 19:10:00 BST

More than 250 alumni, some from as far afield as Australia, Hong Kong and Canada, joined the University’s Principal and Vice Chancellor, Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, and Professor John Finch, Head of the Adam Smith Business School, to celebrate 50 years of the BAcc (Bachelor of Accounting) degree at a gala dinner in Bute Hall on Saturday 14 September.

Video: 50 years of BAcc

The event included an exhibition in The Hunterian detailing the history of the BAcc, the people involved in its creation and development, and alumni memorabilia curated by current BAcc academics.

The evening provided opportunities for academics, alumni and those involved with the BAcc throughout the years to reunite and share memories.

The BAcc degree was introduced at the University in 1968. It is committed to practical engagement and research-led learning, and to empowering students to discover and share knowledge whilst developing their capacity to make a difference.

Since its inception the BAcc has continuously evolved to meet the expectations of students and the demands of modern business. It now has nearly 4000 alumni across the world. The University offers five variants of the BAcc enabling students to combine their interest in accounting with an interest in languages or finance, for example.