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