Accountancy & Finance

Programme Structure

Students have a choice of five Honours programmes in Accountancy and Finance, all leading to the award of the Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc) degree:

  • BAcc Accountancy
  • BAcc Accountancy with Finance
  • BAcc Accountancy with International Accounting
  • BAcc Accountancy with Languages
  • BAcc Joint Honours in Accountancy and Economics

The structure of the BAcc Accountancy is shown below and variations on this structure for other programmes are explained subsequently.  Information about courses can be found by following the link to courses on the right side of this page.

BAcc Accountancy

Year 1 Year 2

Financial Accounting 1 (ACCFIN1004)
Management Accounting 1: A Business Decision Emphasis (ACCFIN1007)
Finance 1 (ACCFIN1003)
The Accountancy Profession (ACCFIN1017)
Management for Accountants (MGT1005)
Introductory Economics (ECON1010)
Economics 1A (ECON1001) - Joint BAcc Econ only in place of ECON1010
Economics 1B (ECON1002) - Joint BAcc Econ only in place of ECON1010

Financial Accounting 2 (ACCFIN2003)
Management Accounting 2: Organisational Performance (ACCFIN2005)
Statistical Analysis and Methods (ACCFIN2018)
Finance 2 (ACCFIN1003)
Business Law (LAW1001)
Taxation (ACCFIN2022)

Years 3 and 4 

Advanced Financial Accounting (ACCFIN4007)
Auditing (ACCFIN4009)
Dissertation (ACCFIN4001P)

And a choice of optional courses  from:



Advanced Accounting Theory (ACCFIN4006)
Advanced Theory & Practice of Taxation (ACCFIN4008)

Capital Markets & Portfolio Management (ACCFIN4010)
Corporate Insolvency (ACCFIN4029)
Corporate Finance (ACCFIN4070)
Derivative Securities (ACCFIN4040)
Econometric Methods for Accounting & Finance (ACCFIN4079)

Ethics in Accounting & Business (ACCFIN4002)
Financial Markets & Financial Institutions (ACCFIN4012)






Financial Statements and Valuations (ACCFIN4013)

International Financial Accounting (ACCFIN4014)

International Financial Management (ACCFIN4015)
Issues in Social & Environmental Accounting (ACCFIN4017)
Issues in the Accounting Profession (ACCFIN4041)
Management Accounting in Organisations and Society (ACCFIN4006)
Management Control Systems (ACCFIN4004)
Mergers & Acquisitions (ACCFIN4064)
Public Sector Accounting (ACCFIN4053)
Psychology & Financial Markets (ACCFIN4063)
Strategic Management Accounting (ACCFIN4051)


BAcc Accountancy with Finance

In years 3 and 4, three out of the following courses are compulsory Capital Markets & Portfolio Management, Derivative Securities, Econometric Methods for Accounting & Finance, Financial Markets & Financial Institutions, Financial Statement Analysis & Valuation, International Financial Management, Mergers & Acquisitions and Psychology and Financial Markets. 

BAcc Accountancy with International Accounting

Students study a language in years 1 or 2.  In years 3 and 4 International Financial Accounting and International Financial Management are compulsory courses.

BAcc Accountancy with Languages

Students study a language for the duration of the programme in conjunction with their study of accountancy.

BAcc Joint Honours in Accountancy and Economics

Students also take Economics 2A and 2B in year 2.  In years 3 and 4, students take a combination of courses in Accounting and Finance and Economics .

BSc programmes

Students who wish to combine their study of accounting or finance with either mathematics or statistics may do so in a BSc degree offered by the School of Mathematics and Statistics.  The BSc degree allows mathematics, applied mathematics, pure mathematics or statistics to be studied with either accounting or finance.  Although the BSc degrees are not accredited, they allow students to study accounting and finance, as preparation for their careers in business.  For more details on these BSc degrees, please follow the School website link.

Exchange programme

Glasgow has many partnership agreements, which allow students to spend a year of their degree, or one semester, at an overseas university – either in Europe or further afield.  Students who choose to go abroad do so in their third year.  Spending time abroad has many advantages in terms of broadening your horizons, challenging yourself in a different academic environment, enhancing your CV and employment prospects and, perhaps, learning a language.  Students studying a language as part of their accounting degree are encouraged to spend time abroad.  More information can be found on the University’s Exchange Programme web pages.

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Detailed descriptions of each programme with information about programme aims, intended learning outcomes, assessment, and other related information can be found in the programme specifications.


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