Welcome to Accounting and Finance

students working with trading and computational finance software

If you've applied to study an accounting or finance degree at the University of Essex then get ready to learn how to be accountable - not just to financiers and investors, but to an increasingly wide range of stakeholders and sustainability concerns.

Find out below what makes our accounting and finance degrees unique and what our current students have to say about their courses.


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Welcome to Accounting at Essex

Our accounting courses are professionally accredited by bodies such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) so that you graduate with exemptions from your professional examinations.

We are home to some of the most respected accounting and finance academics in the world and you will learn ethical and accountable methods in accounting and finance to ensure that you go on to make the responsible decisions required of the modern accountant or financier.

Welcome to Finance at Essex

Our finance courses are professionally accredited and offer you a practical education in financial principles, portfolio management and banking and trading.

Our Bloomberg Trading Floor is where the magic happens. This is where you learn the practicalities of portfolio analysis with (almost) live financial data from the Bloomberg world stock indexes. You will experience a simulation of the stock market environment while accessing real financial data from our Bloomberg Terminals installed in our bespoke trading floor computer lab.

BSc Banking and Finance student, Dorota Hotova, stands in the winter garden of Essex Business School
"When I was figuring out what I wanted to study I realised that I like maths but I still wanted to be a bit different so I chose to study BSc Banking and Finance. I chose banking with finance because I still wanted an economics focus because it gives a better understanding of the economy. It’s like an applied economics degree."
Dorota Hotova BSc Banking and Finance, 2020