25 years of UG Accounting & Finance

We are celebrating 25 years of our BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance undergraduate degree at RGU. Read stories from the course’s alums.

We first delivered our BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance degree in 1997, with 19 eager students enrolled on the course. Since then and over 25 years later, we have welcomed more than 2,300 students onto the popular degree.

As the industry, the profession and the role of accountants have evolved over the years, so has our degree. We are always thinking ahead by futureproofing our degree, our course content and our graduates. Recent additions to our degree include teaching and learning around the digital context of business, as well as sustainable business practices.

Find out more about our degree past and present in this article from Professor of Accounting and Dean of Aberdeen Business School, Elizabeth Gammie:

It is with great pride & pleasure that I have watched graduates from the course secure their first graduate jobs; study to become professionally qualified with a variety of professional accounting bodies; become professional prize winners competing against some of the brightest and best graduates in the country; and accelerate up the ranks to CFOs & CEOs of multinational organisations.
Professor Elizabeth Gammie, Dean of Aberdeen Business School and Creator of the course

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance, read about the inspiring stories of our students, graduates and alumni of the course over the years.

We look forward to the next 25 years of teaching Accounting and Finance at RGU.

Since graduating from RGU in 2012, Jasmin Corbett now spends her days transforming the lives of her clients through her health coaching business Wellthy You.

From “howler” tax implications to career opportunities, the ability to roll with change has been a consistent for 2012 Accountancy and Finance graduate Frazer Nicol.

Lauren, a recent BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance graduate shares why she chose to study at RGU, and how a module in her first year at university led her to undertake a new career route.

Zoe Buchan is celebrating success as she graduates with a BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance from RGU in a virtual ceremony on Friday, December 4

Recovering from pandemic-imposed redundancy, an unwavering 21-year-old from Moray, who thought university might not be for her, celebrates achieving a First-Class Honours degree in Accounting and Finance.

An ambitious and resilient student from Caithness celebrates achieving a first-class BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance after finding the experience of moving away from home to attend university daunting.

Not only did Grace Rennie excel at her studies during her time at RGU, but she was also Vice Captain of the netball team and took part in many events to raise money for charity.

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