Gain a thorough understanding of accounting and open the door to a range of flexible career options. Accounting is at the heart of all business decisions and encompasses a vast range of careers, from traditional auditing to global management consulting. Christ Church Business School has strong professional links and provides great opportunities to gain work experience to prepare you for the future, including the chance to spend a year on a professional work placement. You'll get to learn from industry guest speakers and connect with business and accounting firms at our popular 'Business Futures' weeks

Dr Amee Kim
Course Director

Key dates

Start date: 19 September 2022

Academic Calendar: Semesters - click here for more about this Academic Calendar including key dates for learning and teaching, breaks and assessment periods

Welcome

Welcome to Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) and here’s to you beginning your BSc in Accounting at Christ Church Business School! We have no doubt that you have made the right choice, and we will be with you every step of the way during the next three or four years of your study. As Accounting students, you will be immersed in a world of the diversity of the national and global dimensions of accounting.

Christ Church Business School is a caring and supportive community. As your course Director, I will welcome you in person on your first day and your lecturers will guide you through the details of your course content. You will also make friends for life, as we make sure you have lots of opportunities to meet other students and have fun!

Find out more about making friends:

https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/study-here/student-life/join-our-community/making-friends-at-university

 

Employability

We care about developing your employability skills from day one. While your first graduate job may seem far in the future, it’s never too soon to start filling your graduate CV with social and professional activities and experiences. In your second year, you will spend a whole semester on developing your professional identity as an Accounting and Finance specialist (CV, LinkedIn, training for recruitment centres).

See a few of our recent graduates and where they currently work. Some of them often visit the university to speak to current students and prospective students.

Tyler Gohegan

Cherish Esse

Charlie Wood

Naushin Bokth

Dean Tuffey

Peter Adams

Melinda Szabo-Olti

Charlotte Hall

Dale Crook

Tola Obamakinwa

Iqram Ahmed

 

Support & Wellbeing

Importantly, we care about you as a person, your wellbeing, and your success. We make sure we have time for you, and we provide a large number of resources to support you with your finances, your mental health and your study skills. We will be with you every step of the way! Find out more about our support services here:

https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/study-here/fees-and-funding/undergraduate-fees-and-funding

https://cccu.canterbury.ac.uk/student-support-health-and-wellbeing/student-support-health-and-wellbeing.aspx

Here are some quotes from students:

“Stimulating lectures and seminars … Good online resources. Helpful tutors. Good employability advice.”

“I have received excellent tuition and fantastic support from all of my teaching staff and support services. I have thoroughly enjoyed everything about my course.”

“Well-informed lecturers. Variety of assignments (essays, reports, presentations) to get lots of real world experience.”

“Very flexible which is great. Library is amazing. Computers are amazing. Feedback is taken well. Good job opportunities. Great attitude to student learning.”

Getting started

Starting university can be daunting but fret not as this is completely normal. We understand that you have made a big step to achieving your future goals investing time, money, and energy to this degree.

Your first year at Christ Church Business School is divided into two semesters and you will study three modules in each one.

  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Management Accounting
  • Economics
  • Business and Information Analysis
  • Personal and Academic Skills for Success
  • Managing People in Organisations

As you move onto your second year you will develop in confidence and will start specialising/practicing.

  • International Financial Reporting
  • Management Accounting
  • Digital Business
  • Employability Skills
  • Corporate and Business Law
  • Human Resources Management

Students will have opportunity to choose 1 OR two optional modules depending on the number of core modules.

  • Managing People in Organisations
  • Contemporary Language Studies

You will have opportunity to join other students on the course for a field trip to the City of London during your second year of study.

In your final year, you will hone on the skills you have developed and chose a topic for specialisation for example, Audit and Assurance.

The students on the Accounting course are of all ages, from all backgrounds and from many places around the world. This makes us a rich, diverse, inclusive, tolerant, and lively community.

Our campus is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and we look after it with care. It has wonderfully maintained open spaces and gardens to stroll in and meet with friends. It is situated in the heart of the city and everything you need for a convenient student life is within very close walking distance.

On the social side, the Student Union has a huge range of clubs, societies, and a student-run bar called The Lounge Bar – all of which have unique social calendars of their own and offer endless opportunities to make lifelong friends and discover new hobbies. And you can always create your own society and cultivate your own community!

Find out more about our community: https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/study-here/student-life/join-our-community

And the Student Union: https://ccsu.co.uk/

 

Learning at Christ Church Business School on the *BSc Accounting (SH)*

We care about you being at ease and confident about your studies and not worried. So, we have put in place a welcome week starting on the week of Monday 19th September 2022 with lots of activities for you to familiarise yourselves with the way we teach and the way we will mark your work and support you all the way through. Make sure you attend to start making friends!

 

Pre-course reading

How you can prepare

It is very good practice to understand the news and what is happening in the world. It will help with your studies and it will help you perform better at interview. Why not start by spending five minutes each day reading BBC Business News? Then, when you get to the Business School, you can make the most of your free subscription to the Financial Times.

Given that you have worked very hard to get into University, we recommend that you use the summer to prepare yourself for your transition to higher education and take some time to relax and rejuvenate.

To ease you into the world of Accounting, here are some podcasts and films to watch / listen to over the summer.

8 Films Every Accounting and Finance Student Should Watch. Available here.

https://www.top10films.co.uk/51222-8-films-every-account-finance-student-should-watch/

4 Must Watch Films and Documentaries for Accountants. Available here.

https://www.investopedia.com/articles/professionals/112515/4-must-watch-films-and-documentaries-accountants.asp

Movies Accountants must watch in 2020. Available here.

https://www.acecloudhosting.com/blog/movies-accountants-must-watch-in-2020/

10 Business and Accountancy Podcasts You Should Be Listening to. Available here.

https://www.reedbusinessschool.co.uk/10-business-and-accountancy-podcasts-you-should-be-listening-to/

However, if you are keen to get started, you can contact your Course Director for a full or recommended reading list.