BSc Accounting and Finance with year work placement

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  1. UCAS code:
    NN44
    Duration:
    4yrs Full-time (with a year in Industry)
  2. Accredited: ACCA & CIMA

Course Overview

The BSc Accounting & Finance is designed for students with an interest in one or both areas of accounting or finance. This programme gives you the foundation skills of both accounting and finance (management accounting, financial accounting, corporate finance) and then allows you significant freedom to pick from a range of optional modules to suit your developing interests. In the final year, there are no compulsory modules and you will have the choice to specialise in any area of accounting or finance.

The four year option offers students the opportunity to undertake either a year-long or two six-month industrial placements. These will be invaluable in helping the student to gain real-world experience and network with leading business thinkers and many companies go on to hire their placement students on graduation. Students do not need to decide on application which placement route they prefer – they can choose their preferred option in their first year of study.

Key Features

  • All modules are taught by our world class faculty who have a breadth of industrial and academic knowledge
  • A wide range of professional accreditations to accelerate your career (ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW and CFA) depending on the optional modules you take
  • Opportunity to undertake work placements in both three year (single week or summer internship) and four year (year in industry) variants
  • 93% of Swansea students in employment six months after graduating
  • High contact time – our modules come with a lecture (in classes sizes capped at approximately 150 students) and seminar/tutorial (in classes sizes capped at 30) every single week
  • Fully refurbished facilities – we have invested half a million pounds in a recent refurbishment to our student facilities
  • Scholarships available for outstanding students – click here for more details. 

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 4)

FHEQ 4 Degree / HECert
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
MN-1002Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Maths 1 for Accounting and Finance
MN-1004Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Foundations of Financial Accounting
MN-1007Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Marketing and Strategy
MN-1014Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Economics 1 for Accounting and Finance
MN-1502Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Finance
MN-1503Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Statistics 1 for Accounting and Finance
MN-1508Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Managing People and Operations
MN-1514Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Foundations of Management Accounting

Year 2 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Degree / HEDip

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
MN-2004Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Corporate Finance 1
MN-2051Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Management Accounting 1A
MN-2052Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Financial Accounting 1A
MN-2502Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Financial Markets and Institutions
MN-2557Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Management Accounting 1B
MN-2558Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Financial Accounting 1B
Optional Modules
Semester 1 

Choose Exactly 15 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students should select 15 credits from the following list for Semester 1. Optional modules will be offered subject to demand, availability and timetable constraints. Students should note and check BEFORE selecting whether modules have any special requirements, such as pre-requisites, co-requisites or incompatibles. NOTE: Pre-reqs need to have been taken in a previous year and co-reqs have to be selected in the current year

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
MN-2003Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Corporate Governance and Ethics
MN-2007Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Strategic Marketing Planning
MN-2008Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Digital MarketingPre-reqs: MN-1016 Marketing or MN-1505 Marketing or MN-1007 Marketing and Strategy
MN-2009Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Change Management
MN-2010Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15International Marketing 1
MN-2011Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Information Systems
MN-2013Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Organisational Behaviour
MN-2015Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Programming for Analytics
MN-2017Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Management Science 1
MN-2019Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Composition & Critical Writing
MN-2021Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Micro-economics 2Students must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-1015 or MN-1014 or MN-1511 or (MNE102 or MN-2524)
MN-2023Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Economic History and Industrial Development
MN-2029Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Environmental and Resource EconomicsStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-1011 or MN-1015 or MN-1014 or MN-1511 or MNE102.
MN-2035Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Global Business Environment: International Political Economy
MN-2054Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Business PlanningCo-requisite module for MN-2559 and needs to be taken and passed in order to proceed to TB2 module
MN-2055Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Theory of Entrepreneurship and Small Business ManagementCo-requisite module for MN-2559 and needs to be taken and passed in order to proceed to TB2 module
MN-2056Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Maths and Statistics 2Pre-reqs: MN-1010 or MN-1012 or MN-1002 or MN-1503. Incompatible with MN-1507 or MNA101
MN-2057Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Econometrics 1Pre-req: MN-1002 Maths 1 for Accounting and Finance AND MN-1503 Statistics 1 for Accounting and Fina
MN-N001Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)0English for Management 1This is a non-credit bearing module aimed at School of Management Students whose first language is not English and who wish to improve their English language skills.
AND
Semester 2 

Choose Exactly 15 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students should select 15 credits from the following list for Semester 2. Optional modules will be offered subject to demand, availability and timetable constraints. Students should note and check BEFORE selecting whether modules have any special requirements, such as pre-requisites, co-requisites or incompatibles. NOTE: Pre-reqs need to have been taken in a previous year and co-reqs have to be selected in the current year

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
MN-2504Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Business and Employment Law
MN-2505Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Investments: Assets; Equities and Bonds
MN-2508Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Human Resource Management
MN-2509Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Management Consulting 1
MN-2510Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Consumer Behaviour 1
MN-2511Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15International Business
MN-2512Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Industrial Marketing
MN-2513Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Supply Chain Management
MN-2514Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Business Information Systems
MN-2518Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15e-Business
MN-2520Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Business Analytics
MN-2521Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Public Speaking
MN-2522Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Social Marketing
MN-2527Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Macro-economics 2Students must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-1014 or MN-1015 or MN-1511 or MNE102 or MN-2024.
MN-2529Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15European Economic IntegrationStudents wishing to select this module will need to have also selected MN-2021 Micro-economics 2 as a co-requisite module.
MN-2530Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Economic PolicyPre-reqs: MN-1011 or MN-1014 or MN-1015 or MN-1511 or MN-1512 (or MNE102)
MN-2536Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Service Operations Management
MN-2544Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Economic DevelopmentStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-1014 or MN-1015 or MN-1511 or MN-1512 or MNE102
MN-2548Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Auditing 1
MN-2549Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Decision AnalysisStudents cannot select this module if they have previously completed MNB218.
MN-2551Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Social Aspects of Organisation
MN-2560Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15International Financial ManagementStudents wishing to select this module will need to have also selected MN-2004 as a co-requisite
MN-2562Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Managerial EconomicsPre-reqs: MN-1011 or MN-1014 or MN-1015 or MN-1511 (or MNE102 or MN-2524)
MN-N002Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)0English for Management 2Students must have completed MN-N001 or MN-N003 English for Management 1 in order to select this module.
MN-N003Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)0English for Management 1 (TB2)This is a non-credit bearing module aimed at School of Management Students whose first language is not English and who wish to improve their English language skills (repeat of MN-N001 taught in TB1)

Year 3 (Level 5 YR OUT)

FHEQ 5 Sandwich Year
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
MN-S000Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)120One year industrial placement

Year 4 (Level 6)

FHEQ 6 Degree / Honours

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
Optional Accounting Modules 

Choose Minimum Of 15 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : A minimum of 15 credits of options must be selected from the following list of Accounting Modules. NOTE: Students must study at least 60 credits of accounting or finance subjects. Within the 60 credits a minimum of 15 credits must be selected for finance modules. This will allow students to choose the maximum ACCA exemptions. In addition, there should be a balance of 60 credits in each Semester. Please note any pre-/co-req or incompatible module requirements.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
MN-3007Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Auditing 1Students must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-2031 or MN-2535 or both MN-2052 and MN-2558 (or MNA201 or EBF223). Non-req: MN-2548
MN-3010Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Management Accounting 2Pre-reqs: BOTH MN-2051 Management Accounting 1A AND MN-2557 Management Accounting 1B OR MN-2032 Management Accounting 1 (30 credits)
MN-3011Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Financial Accounting 2Pre-reqs: BOTH MN-2052 Financial Accounting 1A AND MN-2558 Financial Accounting 1B OR MN-2535 Financial Accounting 1 (30 credits)
MN-3038Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Taxation 1This is not available to students who have previously undertaken MN-2533 Taxation 1
MN-3502Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Auditing 2To choose this students also have to select MN-3007 or have previously completed MN-2548 Auditing 1
MN-3536Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Financial Accounting 3To choose this students also have to select MN-3011 Financial Accounting 2
MN-3537Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Management Accounting 3To choose this students also have to select MN-3010 Management Accounting 2
MN-3541Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Taxation 2To undertake this module, students must have either completed MN-2533 Taxation 1 or have also selected MN-3038 Taxation 1
MN-3555Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Forensic Accounting
MN-N005Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)0Computerised AccountingZero credit module, does not count towards degree and ideally, students should have taken MN-2535
AND
Optional Finance Modules 

Choose Minimum Of 15 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : A minimum of 15 credits of options must be selected from the following list. NOTE: Students must study at least 60 credits of accounting or finance subjects. Within the 60 credits a minimum of 15 credits must be selected for finance modules. This will allow students to choose the maximum ACCA exemptions. In addition, there should be a balance of 60 credits in each Semester. Please note any pre-/co-req or incompatible module requirements.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
MN-3002Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Financial Market Efficiency and Behavioural FinanceTo select this module, students will need to have previously undertaken: MN-1503 or MN-1012 or MN-2517
MN-3004Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Investment BankingPre-requisite: MN-2004 Corporate Finance
MN-3005Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Financial ServicesPre-requisite: MN-2004 Corporate Finance
MN-3006Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15International Financial ManagementIncompatible for students who have previously taken MN-2053 or MN-2560 International Financial Management
MN-3008Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Corporate Finance 2Pre-requisite: MN-2004 Corporate Finance
MN-3501Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Financial EconomicsThis module requires a high degree of mathematical ability. Pre-reqs: MN-2004 or MN-1509/MN-2028 Econometrics 1
MN-3503Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Financial Innovation and Risk ManagementPre-requisite: MN-2004 Corporate Finance
MN-3505Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Asset ManagementPre-requisite: MN-2004 Corporate Finance
MN-3506Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Derivatives and Risk ManagementPre-requisite: MN-2004 Corporate Finance
MN-3507Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Risk Management in BankingPre-requisite: MN-2004 Corporate Finance
MN-3508Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Contemporary Issues in FinancePre-requisite: MN-2004 Corporate Finance
AND
Optional Modules 

Choose Maximum Of 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : A maximum of 60 credits of options can be selected from the following list. NOTE: Students should ensure that they balance total module credits across the two semesters, aiming for 60 credits in total for each Semester. Optional modules are offered subject to numbers and timetable constraints. Please note any pre-/co-requisite or incompatible module requirements.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
MN-3012Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Marketing Research
MN-3013Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15International Human Resource Management
MN-3014Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Marketing Communications
MN-3015Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Power and Organisation
MN-3016Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Innovation Management
MN-3018Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Sales and Sales Force Management
MN-3019Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Project ManagementPre-requisite: MN-2014 Project Management
MN-3021Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Marketing Metrics
MN-3022Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Pioneers of Entrepreneurship 1
MN-3023Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Lean Operations
MN-3024Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Data Mining
MN-3025Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Composition & Critical WritingStudents cannot select this if they have previously undertaken MN-2019 Composition and Critical Writing
MN-3026Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Application Development
MN-3027Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Mathematical EconomicsPre-requisite: MN-2056 Maths & Stats 2 (formerly MN-2005) or MN-2506 Maths 2 for Business
MN-3028Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Econometrics 3Pre-requisite: MN-2528 Econometrics 2
MN-3031Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Labour EconomicsPre-requisite: MN-2021 Microeconomics 2. Not available if MN-2546 Labour Econ 1 has been taken
MN-3032Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15International Economics and Trade 2Pre-req: MN-2527 Macroeconomics 2 and either MN-2550 International Economics and Trade or MN-2026 International Economics and Trade
MN-3033Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15History of Economic Thought
MN-3035Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Monetary EconomicsPre-requisites: MN-2021 Microeconomics 2 AND MN-2527 Macroeconomics 2
MN-3042Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Global Shift: Globalization and Transnational Corporations
MN-3047Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Strategic Implementation
MN-3048Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Advanced Economic AnalysisPre-requisites: MN-2021 Microeconomics 2 AND MN-2527 Macroeconomics 2
MN-3055Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Rheoli Prosiectau (Project Management)This module is for students who want to take MN-3019 Project Management and wish to undertake the seminars in Welsh. Incompatible with MN-3019
MN-3512Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Business Ethics
MN-3513Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Leadership
MN-3515Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15International Marketing 2Pre-requisite: MN-2010 International Marketing 1
MN-3516Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Marketing Ethics
MN-3517Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Corporate Social Responsibility
MN-3519Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Information Technology Service Management
MN-3521Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15International Standards
MN-3522Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Environmental Management for Business
MN-3524Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Consumer Behaviour 2Pre-requisite: MN-2510 Consumer Behaviour 1
MN-3525Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Public SpeakingThis cannot be selected if students have previously undertaken MN-2521 Public Speaking
MN-3526Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Spreadsheets and Databases for Business AnalysisThis cannot be selected if students have previously undertaken MN-2523 Spreadsheets and Databases for Business Analysis
MN-3531Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Public ChoicePre-requisite: MN-2021 Microeconomics 2
MN-3532Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Econometrics 4To take this, students must have also selected MN-3028 Econometrics 3
MN-3533Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Economies of the Middle and Far East
MN-3548Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15International Economic PolicyPre-requisites: MN-2021 Microeconomics 2 AND MN-2527 Macroeconomics 2
MN-3551Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Law of International Corporate Governance
MN-3552Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Business and Financial ForecastingPre-requisites: MN-1509 (MN-1516) OR MN-2028
MN-3553Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Sales and Personal Selling
MN-3560Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Strategic Sales Management and Selling
MN-3561Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Social Media MarketingPre-requisite: MN-2008 Digital Marketing
MN-N001Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)0English for Management 1Zero-credit module, aimed at students whose first language is not English, and wish to improve
MN-N002Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)0English for Management 2Zero-credit, builds on skills learned in MN-N001 (pre-req)
MN-N003Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)0English for Management 1 (TB2)Teaching block 2 version of MN-N001

Description

All of our undergraduate programmes combine a range of compulsory modules that students must study in their first year with us before giving you significant freedom to pick optional modules  in later years to allow you to focus in on your own interests and specialisation.

Our BSc Accounting and Finance is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), meaning that graduates will be exempt from the CIMA professional examinations. Swansea also offers the maximum number of exemptions from ACCA examinations that are possible from University study. This means that graduates of this scheme may be exempt (depending on module selection) from all 9 of the ACCA  ‘Fundamentals’ examinations.

Entry Requirements

A-level Qualification

The School of Management will make offers to students with predicted (or achieved) A-Level grades of ‘ABB-BBB’ or better.   No A-level in Business, Economics, Maths or Accounting/Finance is required. We do not however consider General Studies as an A-level subject for offer purposes. Students may combine A-levels with other qualifications below. GCSE Maths and English minimum grade is also required. 

International Baccalaureate 

The School of Management will make offers to students with predicted (or achieved) IB of 32-33 or higher.

BTEC (18-unit)

The School of Management will make offers to students with predicted (or achieved) BTEC results of DDM or better.

English Language

Non-native English speakers must achieve 6.0 overall with no component less than 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent tests.

For students who fall short of only the English language requirement we offer a range of pre-sessional training programmes that you may take before starting your degree programme. Further details can be found here.

International Qualifications

View the international qualifications that we accept, and the level required, for International Students (non EU) and EU Students.

How To Apply

If you are a UK or EU student, you should apply here.

Students from outside the UK or EU should apply here.

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International
BSc (Hons) Full-time (with a year in Industry) £9,000 £14,550

Fees for full time Undergraduate UK/EU students may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government.

Fees for full time Undergraduate International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

During a sandwich year (e.g. year in industry, year abroad or placement year) a lower fee will apply. For more information visit our tuition fees page.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

Recommended textbooks for this course are available in the library. All software needed for the course is available on the School of Management network, for use within our PC rooms at Swansea University.

Free wireless internet access is available across the whole of the University campus and halls of residence.

Fees for Work Placement

During a placement year (e.g. year in industry or year abroad) a lower fee will apply. For more information visit our tuition fees page.

Location and Facilities

 For more information on what's available to you on the Bay Campus visit our Location and Facilities page. 

Scholarships

Swansea University offers a range of scholarships to help fund your studies, including: 

Excellence Scholarship - awarded to students achieving AAA or above at A-Level (or equivalent) - £3000 over 2 years. 

Merit Scholarship - awarded to students achieving AAB at A-Level (or equivalent - £2000 over 2 years. 

For more information on scholarships and other funding opportunities available at Swansea, please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

The School of Management also offers the Developing Futures Scholarship package, which encourages students to develop a number of professional skills whilst working with the School throughout the academic year.

Undergraduate scholarship of £2000 towards tuition fees.

Available to non-EU (International) students holding an offer to study at the School of Management. 

Postgraduate scholarship of £3000 towards tuition fees.

Available to all UK/EU and International students holding an offer to study at the School of Management. 

More information on Developing Futures Scholarships, including how to apply, can be found here.

Industrial Work Placements

For detailed information visit our placements webpages.

The School of Management has a dedicated placements and employability team, which facilitates the placements process in-house and advertises a range of potential placement opportunities to students.

Students receive extensive help to find a placement including careers workshops, skills training for CV writing and mock interviews, and the School of Management is one of the only UK business schools to have its own dedicated careers advisors for students.

We have worked with a broad spectrum of companies both through placements and graduate recruitment schemes. These range from international blue chip conglomerates to local start-up companies including: Bloomberg, Corus, Cable and Wireless Worldwide, Tate & Lyle, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, L’Oreal, HSBC, Barclays, Julian Hodge Bank, Capgemini, Accenture, Marks and Spencer, Shell, Microsoft, Deloitte and Nike.

Work placements offer enormous benefit to students:

  • discover what work is like in your chosen field of study
  • develop new work-orientated skills
  • build confidence and maturity
  • help you gain relevant experience in a real organisation
  • help you gain breadth of subject knowledge before undertaking the critical final year to inform module choices
  • help you to identify your ideal career pathway
  • provide you with high level work experience to add to your CV for graduate recruitment
  • translate your academic studies into the real world
  • many placements are paid

Most importantly, many companies who take on placement students go on to employ that student permanently after graduation.

 

Meet our Students

Do you want to know what life is like as a SoM Student? Read our student blogs

Careers and Employability

We have an excellent track record of placing our graduates with major multinational companies and our graduate employment rate is 92%.

From the moment you arrive at the School of Management we will work with you to help you build your skills and experience to enhance your career prospects. During your time with us you’ll have the chance to:

  • Undertake a work placement or internship through the Swansea Paid Internship Network (SPIN) or ‘Week of Work’ initiative
  • Work and network with employers from a range of national and multi-national companies through our visiting speaker programme
  • In conjunction with the International Development Office, undertake an Internship in India, with a company such as GE, Thomson Reuters, 3M, Private Equity or Kanvic Consulting
  • Boost your skills and meet employers during our biannual Employability Week
  • Complete the Swansea Employability Award
  • Participate in one of our student challenges and competitions, such as the Branding Challenge, and CIM student competition ‘The Pitch’

Discover how our in-house Careers Service has supported our students:

Graduate Destinations

Some of our recent graduate destinations:

  • Advanced Analytical Modelling Consultant, AC Neilsen
  • Assistant Tax Consultant, PriceWaterhouseCoopers
  • Business Analyst, Bloomberg
  • Commercial Graduate, Tata
  • Finance Analyst, Cable and Wireless Worldwide
  • Finance Graduate Trainee, Tate & Lyle plc
  • Finance Graduate, Ford Motor Company
  • Financial Accounts Controller, Airbus UK
  • Financial Management Trainee, L'Oreal
  • Foreign Exchange Trader, HSBC
  • Graduate management scheme, Enterprise Rent- a-Car
  • Graduate Trainee programme, Barclays
  • Investment Banker, Julian Hodge
  • IT Consultant, Cap Gemini
  • Management Consultant, Accenture
  • Management Trainee, Marks and Spencer
  • Management Trainee, Shell UK
  • Marketing Assistant, Alfa Romeo
  • Recruitment Consultant, Microsoft
  • Share Dealer, OSTC
  • Trainee Accountant, Deloitte
  • Trainee Auditor, PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Contact Details

For more information on this programme, please contact us:

Telephone: +44 (0)1792 205678

Email: study@swansea.ac.uk