Year 1: Initially you will be introduced to the theory and practice of financial accounting, management accounting and finance. You will learn about the processes of accounting and the structure and development of accounting statements, budgeting and management control within organisations, as well as the nature of the financial markets. You will also study economics and business statistics to gain an understanding of the place of accounting and finance in the business environment.
Year 2: In the second year you will concentrate on the regulatory framework of accounting practice, standard setting, the use of cost information and the provision of information for decision making and the operation of the financial markets. You will also study information systems, business law and management.
Years 3 and 4: In your third and fourth years you will study taxation, and advanced financial accounting and audit; in addition you will complete a dissertation, an extended piece of personal research on a topic of your own choice guided by a member of academic staff.
2023 entry requirements
Standard entry: 6 Highers at AAAAAA (by end S6 with min ABBB after S5) including Maths and English.
Widening access entry: 5 Highers at ABBBB or AAABB (by end of S6 with min ABB after S5) including Maths and English and completion of a pre-entry programme.
College of Social Sciences
Adam Smith Business School