BSc Accounting & Finance

81% of our BSc Accounting & Finance graduates go on to work or further study six months after leaving university* 

Perhaps you know exactly what you would like to do after graduation, or perhaps you’re still considering your options? Whatever point you are at in planning your career, you'll find lots of support, resources and activities available at Warwick Business School and The University of Warwick to help you make decisions, enhance your employability skills and achieve your career goals.

WBS CareersPlus

Our dedicated CareersPlus team provides specialised careers services solely for Warwick Business School students including:

  • 1-2-1 careers coaching
  • Career planning and preparation workshops
  • Employer events
  • Work placements and internships

Bespoke employer events organised specifically for our students have seen the likes of EY, L’Oréal, Aldi, Johnson & Johnson, Royal Bank of Scotland, Grant Thornton UK LLP, Accenture and Aston Martin visit Warwick Business School, providing students with great networking opportunities and links to top local, national and international brands.

Why not join the WBS CareersPlus Facebook Group?

Student Careers & Skills

In addition, you will have access to the University of Warwick’s Centre for Student Careers & Skills who also provide skills workshops, access to job vacancies and further opportunities to meet employers on campus. 

Events organised throughout the year include the Business, Finance & Consultancy Fair, Investment Banking Uncovered, Careers in Advertising, Marketing and PR, Careers in Digital Communications, Careers in Politics and Government plus many more. 

The university's job site, MyAdvantage lists thousands of graduate jobs, placement and internship opportunities throughout the year, as well as a range of other useful online resources. 

*Data from Unistats 2018

Placement support

In today’s competitive job market you need to stand out from the crowd; employers will take notice if you demonstrate employability skills. Our dedicated CareersPlus team will be on hand to support you by providing advice and guidance on finding a placement and helping you with your application.

Professional work placement

You will have the opportunity to take a 12-month work placement, also known as an intercalated year, as part of our Undergraduate Partnership Programme, in collaboration with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

This programme involves working in an accounting role with an ICAEW member organisation during the third year of the course. Depending on the organisation, you may also be able to take professional ACA exams during the placement which will form the first year of the ACA training contract. You can work in the UK or overseas, before returning to Warwick Business School for the final year of the course. The programme forms 10% of the overall degree classification.

In addition to working in accounting, our students also take up work placements focusing on finance and consulting. Here are some examples of the companies our students have worked at while on their course:

  • EY
  • ESSO
  • PwC
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • MGH Technology Solutions
  • RSM

Work experience

You may also be interested in securing a summer internship, or applying for a Spring Week position at an accountancy firm or investment bank. Our dedicated CareersPlus team will be on hand to support you with your application.


After WBS

What do our graduates do?

  • Audit Associate
  • ACA Graduate Trainee
  • Accountant
  • Accounts Associate
  • Actuarial Associate
  • Analyst
  • Assurance Associate
  • Auditor
  • Equity Research Analyst
  • Investment Banking Analyst
  • Operations Analyst
  • Trainee Chartered Accountant

* Source GEMS. Data: Classes of 2014/15 and 2015/16. This is a selection of the types of roles our graduates went on to.

Where do our graduates work?

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • FTI Consultanting
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • John Lewis Partnership
  • JP Morgan
  • KPMG
  • PwC
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • RSA Associates
  • The National Audit Office

* Source GEMS. Data: Classes of 2014/15 and 2015/16. This is a selection of where our graduates are employed.

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