Why should you do the OBU degree in Applied Accounting?

In this article, I’ll discuss the top 5 benefits of completing the Oxford Brookes degree in Applied Accounting. 
1. Great addition to your CV

There are many accounting jobs which require an ACCA qualification and a BSc (or higher). Without a degree, you would not be eligible to apply for these jobs.

2. Widely recognised qualification

Oxford Brookes University degree is a widely recognised and respected qualification. By gaining the BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting, you will not only demonstrate to a potential or existing employer that you possess all the relevant graduate skills to equip you for a career in accounting and finance, but that it is from a university that has a reputation for excellence.

OBU has to comply with the standards set by QAA, a body responsible to the UK Government’s 13 Department for Education for assuring the quality of UK Higher Education in the public interest. The BSc (Hons) degree in Applied Accounting complies with the same rigorous QAA standards as any other degree offered by the OBU. 

Here are some of the OBU achievements:

  • amongst the world’s elite institutions in 15 subject areas (QS, 2018)
  • the only UK university in the QS world rankings of top 50 institutions under 50 years old (QS, 2018)
  • among the top 25 in the UK for teaching quality (Times Good University Guide, 2016)
  • an Oxford Brookes degree sets you up for a great career. 93.2% of students are either employed or embark on further studies within 6 months of leaving Oxford Brookes (HESA, 2017)

3. Cost-effective

You can get a well-respected degree under £900!

This is much cheaper compared to studying for an undergraduate degree full-time. I looked at the Oxford Brookes University tuition prices, and here is the breakdown:

Tuition fees for a full time undergraduate course per year: £9,000 x 3 = £27,000
Living costs per year: £9,000 x 3 = £27,000
Total cost  £54,000!
As you can see, the ACCA OBU degree is a clear winner in terms of cost. Plus it will take you less time to complete.

4. Acquire new skills


Undertaking this degree is something completely different to studying for the ACCA exams. You will learn many new skills, for example, how to:

  • think more independently,
  • conduct research,
  • analyse and evaluate data,
  • form opinions based on the evidence,
  • present your findings in a professional manner and much more.
You will also learn how to prepare an effective PowerPoint presentation and present it to your mentor and other students.

5. Nothing to lose

You have nothing to lose by submitting the project. You have three attempts to pass the Research and Analysis Project. If you are eligible, then you should definitely take this opportunity and complete the degree project.

I would recommend this degree to anyone!

Anna