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BAFinancial Economics and Accounting

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Overview

Our course is built on the core principles of economics and accounting, which are applied to your study of financial institutions (such as banks), financial markets (such as the stock exchange), and financial instruments.

You receive a thorough introduction to all aspects of economics and accounting, so you master skills including:

- Quantitative research methods
- The preparation of financial statements
- Accounting standards
- Costing, budgeting and performance evaluation

With a focus on accounting and the economic analysis of financial issues, you receive a strong training in economics from one of the top-rated research departments in the UK.

Our Department of Economics is rated consistently highly for student satisfaction, is Top 5 in the UK for research, with over 90% of their research rated as “world-leading” or “internationally excellent” (REF 2014), and is ranked among the top 150 departments on the planet according to the QS World [University] Rankings [2016] for economics and econometrics.

You are also taught within Essex Business School. More than two-thirds of our research is rated “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”, placing us in the Top 25 in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014).

Programme structure

Year 1

Introduction to Accounting
Quantitative Methods and Finance
Introduction to Economics
Career Skills in Economics
Applied Economics and Policy (optional)

Year 2

Financial Reporting and Analysis
Management Accounting I
Management Accounting II
Microeconomics (Intermediate)
Financial Instruments and Capital Markets
Career Skills in Economics
Management of New Technology (optional)

Final year

Current Issues in Financial Reporting
Advanced Management Accounting
Issues in Management Accounting
Economic Analysis of Asset Prices
Economics of Bond and Derivatives Markets
Corporate Finance (optional)
Environmental Economics (optional)

Career opportunities

This course gives you comprehensive training in all these areas and teaches you the essential skills for a successful career in economics, finance and/or accounting, or further academic study at postgraduate level.

Our students find themselves in demand from a wide range of employers in a host of occupations, including financial analysis, management, public administration and accountancy, as well as directly in roles using economic knowledge.

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

Bank of England
Barlcays
Citigroup
Deloitte
Ernst and Young
Morgan Stanley
Bank of New York
Santander

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

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

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

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States