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Accounting and Finance

Our Accounting and Finance programmes are ranked in the top 25 Accounting and Finance degrees in the UK (Complete University Guide, 2019) and are accredited by industry bodies including ICAEW, ACCA and CIMA.

You'll have the opportunity to apply learning to real-world contexts, and the ability to personalise your degree with a range of optional modules.

BSc Accounting and Finance teaches you how to prepare and interpret financial information, as well as gain an understanding of investment and finance. Choose from a variety of optional modules including topics on international banking, marketing or project management to broaden your knowledge of business. BSc Accounting and Finance with placement includes the addition of a one-year industry placement in year three, where you can apply your learnings to a real business.

Athena Liu (pictured) studies BSc Accounting and Finance with Placement, and competed her placement year as a Business Operation (Planning and Analysis) Intern at Norwegian Cruise Lines. Find out more about her time at Southampton here.


Business programmes at Southampton are considered to be among the best in the UK, with 96 per cent of our students satisfied with the quality of the course (NSS, 2013).

Our BSc Business Entrepreneurship provides a broad appreciation of business theory and practice, combined with specialist knowledge of entrepreneurship. It will develop key skills, such as problem-solving, communication, self-management and teamwork, and will enable you to operate at a strategic level in a variety of organisations or even set up your own company.

A central theme is entrepreneurial behaviour and how this relates to innovation, opportunity recognition and development, and new venture creation. You will be able to choose optional modules from Business, as well as a language or other approved subjects.

This course is also available with a placement.

Business and Entrepreneurship

For ambitious leaders who want to change the world, Southampton Business School offers a truly distinctive multidisciplinary and integrated approach.

What's more, 95% of our Business students are in employment and/or further study within 6 months of graduating (DHLE, 2017).

For ambitious leaders who want to change the world, Southampton Business School offers a truly distinctive multidisciplinary and integrated approach. What's more, 95% of our Business students are in employment and/or further study within 6 months of graduating (DHLE, 2017).

BSc Business Analytics at Southampton is one of the only business analytics degrees in the UK to include the fundamentals of programming, and is designed to meet a growing need for graduates with specialist skills to help businesses understand their customers.

Learn the skills you need to start your own business on BSc Business Entrepreneurship, gaining hands-on experience in preparing business plans and presenting pitches to industry experts.

Designed to create innovative thinkers, BSc Business Management draws from economics, history and the social sciences to offer an interdisciplinary perspective you won't find on similar causes elsewhere.

All of these courses are also all available with placement years.


A strong emphasis on digital and data-driven marketing sets our courses apart from many other UK marketing degrees.

We cover the latest digital marketing techniques and you’ll learn how to use consumer data to make effective marketing decisions – a skill set that is valuable in the current job market.

Our BSc Marketing provides up-to-date knowledge of marketing grounded in marketing theory and practice. The focus is on delivering value for customers and shareholders, using technology to manage the customer experience and engaging with them through digital media. Your optional industrial placement year will give you valuable work-related skills.

Alternatively, study BSc Marketing with Study Abroad which includes a year spent studying at an international partner University. Choose from a range of destinations including Hong Kong, Austria, France and Spain.

Business & Management Sciences - taught courses

Choose to study at Southampton Business School, internationally accredited by AACSB, and become part of world-changing research as it happens and be taught by internationally renowned academics.

In fact, over 97% of our research has been assessed as world-leading and internationally excellent (latest REF, 2014).

Join a close-knit postgraduate community and soon become one of over 11,000 Business School alumni working for leading companies in over 120 countries and the University's vibrant community of over 6,500 international students.

Postgraduate study at Southampton Business School

Business & Management Sciences - research

Our Business postgraduate research degrees come in two forms to meet different, but complementary needs. The PhD is entirely research-oriented, whereas the Doctorate in Business Administration deals with strategic business problems.

The PhD programme can lead to a wide spectrum of career options, in both academia industry. You might be funded by a UK research council, an overseas government or the University itself. Unlike a PhD, which addresses a purely academic question, the DBA research you will engage in will deal with high-level strategic business issues and problems.Your research will be conducted and applied within the organisation of your choice.

Southampton Business School

Building 2 is home to most of our Southampton Business School courses.

Southampton has one of the UK’s leading business schools, with high academic standards and an impressive success rate in educating tomorrow’s business leaders through our range of management degrees.

Our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in management-related disciplines are designed to challenge your thinking and inspire you to develop the advanced knowledge and analytical skills you will need to succeed.

The quality of our research was recognised in the last Research Assessment Exercise. Our academics continually work with international, national and regional businesses as part of their research and use their experiences to make their teaching focused, relevant and up-to-the-minute.


New for September 2019 entry, BSc Finance teaches you how to prepare, interpret and analyse financial information for a variety of users, as well as gain an understanding of investment and finance.

Considerable emphasis is placed on key quantitative and analytical skills, and your learning will be informed by the latest industry research in Fintech, high-frequency trading, corporate finance, portfolio theory and alternative investments.

Course Leader, Professor Andrew Urquhart, says "BSc Finance is a rigorous new programme which will equip students with a strong foundation in finance, along with the necessary skills to analytically and critically evaluate key issues in finance from a variety of perspectives."

This course can also be combined with a placement year.