Program Overview

Our BSc Accounting and Finance degree is designed to prepare you for a career in accountancy firms, financial institutions or large multinational enterprises.

Henley Business School is ranked 19th in the UK for Accounting and Finance (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2020).

On this degree you will obtain a critical grasp of core accounting and finance theory as well as sound technical knowledge. You will also gain a thorough understanding of the role of accounting and finance in business and society.

A range of core modules will develop your understanding of the operation of the financial system and capital markets, and you will have the opportunity to apply the theory learned in a state-of-art dealing room, using computer trading simulations and spreadsheet modelling. Having acquired a sound understanding of core financial, accounting and business concepts in your first year, you can go on to take more advanced modules specialising in your key areas of interest in your second and final years.

The final year of the programme enables you to choose optional modules, tailoring your degree towards your own interests and aims. You will graduate with professional and technical skills that will be immediately transferable to the business environment.

This degree also offers you the opportunity to transfer to our campus in Malaysia for one year, while still completing the programme in a total of three years. This offers you a fascinating cultural experience, international perspective and the added bonus of reduced fees for that year.

This course offers the opportunity to apply for credit for prior learning from three major accounting bodies: ICAEW, ACCA and CIMA.


ReadingUnited Kingdom

  Course Duration

36 Months

  Tuition Fee

£ 19,500


IELTS: 6.5


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Year 1

Compulsory modules include:

  • Management Information
  • Introduction to Business
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Introductory Securities and Markets
  • Introductory Finance/Trading Simulation I
  • Introductory Quantitative Techniques for Business and Finance

Year 2

Compulsory modules include:

  • Financial Accounting  
  • Further Management Accounting
  • Corporate Finance  
  • Portfolio Management

Year 3

Compulsory modules include:

  • Advanced International Financial Reporting   
  • Business and Professional Ethics    
  • Management of Risk  
  • Derivative Securities

Typical offer

ABB including A level or AS level Mathematics at grade B.

International Baccalaureate

32 points overall, including 5 in standard level Maths and 4 in standard level English


English at grade B (5)


DDD (Modules taken must be comparable to AS level Mathematics)

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5, with no component below 5.5

New UK/Republic of Ireland students: £9,250*

New international students: £19,500

A degree from Henley Business School is respected internationally and can provide a route into many areas, including accounting and professional services, banking, consultancy, finance, human resources, IT, investment banking, marketing, operations and, of course, general management. We recognise that undergraduate study is an important investment in your future career and we are therefore very proud of our outstanding graduate employment record, reflected in our consistently strong performance in the university league tables.

Many of our courses provide exemptions and/or credit for prior learning from professional bodies including the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).


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