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Accounting, finance and banking

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

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

Essex Business School, where many of our courses are taught, equips you with the quantitative and inter-personal skills needed to get the best from your team and is home to some of world's most respected accounting and finance academics.

Why study here?
  • Our accounting and finance courses have 90% student satisfaction (NSS 2017).
  • 80% of Essex Business School undergraduates are in professional employment or postgraduate study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2016).
  • Many of our courses are professionally accredited and give you exemptions from some professional exams, including ACCA and CIMA.
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.
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?
  • Essex Business School, where many of our courses are taught, is ranked in the UK’s Top 25 for research excellence (REF 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.

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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