Our accounting and finance programmes prepare you to meet the expectations of the accounting industry and the requirements of the general job market.

Accreditation

The Accounting and Finance Group has accreditation arrangements with the six major professional accounting bodies in the UK. All of our MA accounting-related programmes are accredited by:

  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)
  • The Association of International Accountants (AIA)
  • The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

School Accreditation

The Business School holds triple accreditation from the international ranking bodies of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

Flexibility

Our accounting-related programmes enable students to have the flexibility of pursuing a double-major degree in Accounting and Business, Accounting and Finance, Economics and Accounting, and Law and Accountancy.

Professional Accounting Qualifications

All accounting-related degree programmes were developed to prepare students to successfully achieve their professional accounting qualification and to meet the expectations of the accounting industry specifically as well as the requirements of the general job market.

Grow Your Network

Major accounting firms as well as other large companies regularly present talks and conduct recruitment activities at the Business School.

Benefits of a Four-year Degree

Edinburgh's four-year degree offers a range of advantages. The added experience and intellectual depth acquired over four years is widely recognised and greatly valued by employers.

If you're studying accounting, you'll also have the option to take accreditation courses which can lead to exemptions from courses set by the professional bodies.

The four-year degree offers the opportunity to study abroad in Year 3.

Your final 'honours' years 3 and 4 allow you to focus on your specialities in depth, and the fourth-year dissertation, comprising a piece of original research, represents the culmination of your degree and the demonstration of your abilities as an independent scholar.