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Accounting and finance

Accounting and finance isn’t just about trading stocks or maintaining balance sheets.

Accounting and finance
Many of our accounting, finance and banking courses are professionally accredited and develop your ability to solve complex business problems and make responsible, ethical decisions that ensure organisations thrive, not just survive.

The courses are taught by the Accounting and Finance groups at Essex Business School and will equip you with the quantitative and inter-personal skills needed to get the best from your team. Essex Business School is home to some of world's most respected accounting and finance academics.

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Why study here?

Professor of accounting, Teerooven Soobaroyen, stands in the winter garden of the Essex Business School building.
Our accounting degrees are very much related to the profession itself i.e. preparing accounts, providing financial advice and information to companies and clients. Accounting is providing information to help people make informed decisions and is much more than recording and book-keeping. It is the process of providing assurance that the numbers are indeed what they say they are. Finance is much more concerned with investment and financing decisions and has rooted history in microeconomics.
Professor Teerooven Soobaroyen Lecturer in Accounting Essex Business School

Meet our students

Essex graduates understand the impact their decisions can have on society as well as business.

They think critically and act responsibility for the good of their organisations and their stakeholders. Essex Business School, where many of our courses are taught, provides an academically rigorous Masters education that’s strongly linked to practice. You gain the skills, confidence and advanced knowledge to thrive in the demanding, and continually changing, fields of accounting, finance and banking.

Why study here?
  • Top 20 in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014, intensity weighted GPA, mainstream universities, THE 2014).
  • Many of our academics and practitioners regularly present at the Bank of England, the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve.
  • Essex Business School's finance group is one of the largest and most respected in the UK.
Essex Business School students can use industry-leading Bloomberg data and X_TRADER software in our virtual trading floor, giving you access to the same tools used by traders and business analysts worldwide.
Essex Business School students can use industry-leading Bloomberg data and X_TRADER software in our virtual trading floor, giving you access to the same tools used by traders and business analysts worldwide.
Our stunning winter garden gives our zero carbon business school building its own micro-climate. More than one tonne of carbon is saved per day through energy efficient design and low carbon technologies.
Our stunning winter garden gives our zero carbon business school building its own micro-climate. More than one tonne of carbon is saved per day through energy efficient design and low carbon technologies.
Accounting and finance professionals face continual change and uncertainty as our external environment becomes increasingly complex. Could your research help to solve these challenges?

At Essex, we’re world-renowned for high quality empirical research in accounting, finance and related disciplines. We have accounting expertise in governance, the impact of auditing and the effect of accounting practices in a globalised world. Our finance academics have been cited in the Bank of England, the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve and are known for their work on financial econometrics, behavioural finance and banking, amongst other research interests.

By studying for a research degree with us, you can benefit from a lively and supportive PhD community and strong industry links. You are supervised by respected academics, who support you to submit papers to conferences and guide you throughout your research journey.

Our Research Groups

  • Accounting Research Group
    Our accounting experts crunch a lot of numbers, but their research is also more closely linked to peoples' lives than you may think. Our accounting research fits perfectly with our belief that businesses and organisations should behave in such a way that is responsible and ethical.
  • BAFA Accounting and Finance in Emerging Economies
    We carry out research across the fields of accounting and finance, with a focus on developing economies
  • Finance Research Group
    We are one of the largest groups of finance researchers in the UK and our work isn’t just respected in academic circles. Work by our researchers has been discussed in the Bank of England and the Federal Reserve and is relevant to real peoples' lives.
Why study here?
  • You’re part of a vibrant research community, challenging conventional thinking to make organisations better places to do business.
  • Work with enthusiastic academics, producing world-renowned, cutting-edge research.
  • With more than 100 doctoral students, totalling 40 nationalities, we’re the business school to launch your international research career.
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