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BScAccounting with Economics (4 Years Including Foundation Year)

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Our BSc Accounting with Economics (including foundation year) is open to Home, EU and international students. It will be suitable for you if your academic qualifications do not yet meet our entrance requirements for the three-year version of this course and you want a programme that increases your subject knowledge as well as improves your English language and academic skills.

This four-year course includes a foundation year (Year Zero), followed by a further three years of study. During your Year Zero, you study four academic subjects relevant to your chosen course as well as a compulsory English language and academic skills module.

You are an Essex student from day one, a member of our global community based at the most internationally diverse campus university in the UK.

After successful completion of Year Zero in our International Academy, you progress to complete your course with Essex Business School and the Department of Economics. On this course, you learn how a firm grounding in accounting can help you apply the concepts and theories of economics to today’s increasingly complex business world. You’ll be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed for financial and management accounting, and will gain an understanding of the principles of economics that drive changes in accounting.

You study topics including:

- The preparation of financial statement
- Accounting
- Costing, budgeting and performance evaluation
- Micro- and macroeconomics
- International trade

Essex has more start-up businesses than any other county in the UK, and more than two-thirds of the research within Essex Business School is rated “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”, placing us in the top 25 in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014).

Programme structure

Year 0

Introduction to Business Management
Introduction to Economics
Mathematics and Statistics
Academic Skills

Year 1

Introduction to Accounting
Quantitative Methods and Finance
Introduction to Management and Marketing
Introduction to Economics
Research and Study Skills for Professional Development

Year 2

Financial Reporting and Analysis
Management Accounting I
Microeconomics (Intermediate)
Management Accounting II
Successful Futures
Corporate Finance (optional)
Introduction to Banking (optional)

Final year

Current Issues in Financial Reporting
Advanced Management Accounting
Issues in Management Accounting
Mathematical Economics (optional)
Theory of Monopoly and Regulation (optional)
Market Structure and Strategic Behaviour (optional)

Career opportunities

Our students are in demand from a wide range of employers in a host of occupations, including financial analysis, management, public administration and accountancy.

Our recent graduates have gone on to work for a wide range of high-profile companies including:

Ernst and Young
Bank of England
John Lewis Partnership

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States