Meet BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance Top-Up graduate, Patrick

Image: online accounting and finance ba top up graduate Patrick KaturuzaPatrick graduated from UDOL in July 2017 with a 2:1 from the BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance Top-Up. He is originally from Zimbabwe, and relocated to Qatar for a new job opportunity as a Senior Internal Auditor.

Patrick completed his ACCA Qualifications in 2007 and decided he wanted to enhance his knowledge, so decided to apply to the University of Derby Online Learning. He chose to study online because of the flexibility it offered. He knew it would be hard to balance work and study, so online learning was a great option.

“Competition in the job market is tough. I wanted to take this degree as it would give me an edge in addition to my ACCA and extensive finance experience”

UDOL was also a good choice for Patrick due to the module choices on offer. He was able to choose a number of modules that would fit in with his job role and preferred area of accounting and finance. After working in finance for a number of years, it was an achievement for Patrick when he came out as the best student in the Financial Strategy module with 71% overall score.

After graduating from the BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance at UDOL, Patrick has already seen a significant increase in job opportunities. Within the first quarter of 2018 he has been approached for 4 new jobs!

“I would encourage people to study with UDOL. You need to be clear in your mind of what you want to achieve and you’ll find a way to get there”