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BScAccounting and Finance

University of Essex United Kingdom, Colchester
Tuition fee £13,350.00 per year
Course code N420
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Overview

BSc Accounting and Finance is accredited by a number of professional accounting and finance bodies. You have access to our virtual trading floor, where you make use of real-world Bloomberg data, information and analytics to practise trading stocks and securities in the type of environment found in City finance firms.

You study a wide range of topics and develop your quantitative skills, giving you the flexibility to pursue a career in finance, accounting or business management after graduation.

You explore areas such as:

- the preparation of financial statements and budgets
- accounting standards and corporate governance
- financial theory
- portfolio management
- options and futures markets
- risk management

Essex is one of just three UK universities to have received Q-Step Affiliate status, including for our BSc Accounting and Finance, to support the way we develop the quantitative skills of our graduates.

This means we can provide work placement bursaries to develop your skills in evaluating numerical evidence, analysing data and designing research. We also offer the opportunity to follow a specialised degree path, where you graduate with enhanced quantitative skills. These are evidenced on your degree transcript, to help give you the competitive edge in the graduate job market.

BSc Accounting and Finance is taught at Essex Business School, ranked in the UK’s top 25 for research excellence (REF, 2014) and in the top 20 UK business schools by the Chartered Association of Business Schools. Our finance group is one of the largest and most respected in the country and our students and staff join us from all over the world.

We not only teach you how financial information underpins leadership, strategy and planning, but how financial decisions can impact society and the economy. We develop your understanding of governance and ethics, so you can take actions for the good of organisations and the wider world.

BSc Accounting and Finance includes an introductory first year to familiarise you with wider business topics, such as management, marketing and economics.

This course can also be taken with an optional placement or study abroad year.

Programme structure

Year 1

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

Year 2

Financial Reporting and Analysis
Management Accounting I
Corporate Finance
Financial Modelling
Management Accounting II
Portfolio Analysis
Elements of Business Law (optional)
Successful Futures

Final year

Current Issues in Financial Reporting
Advanced Management Accounting
Options and Futures
Risk Management and Financial Institutions
Auditing (optional)
Corporate Governance (optional)
International Finance (optional)

Career opportunities

Our recent graduates work for companies such as:

AVIVA
PWC
IBM
Deloitte
EY
Bank of England
Hiscox
John Lewis Partnership

Apply now!
Application start
Aug 1, 2017
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2017 23:59 (GMT)

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