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Postgraduate Accounting Finance and Economics

Our postgraduate courses are focused on making you highly employable and preparing you for the professional examinations that will take your career to the next level. With unique specialisations such as Islamic Banking and the Professional Accounting programme, that prepares you for the ACCA and ICAEW professional papers, we will train you in research methods and methodologies and expose you to the profession’s latest thinking, techniques and practices. Where better to learn than in one of the world’s great financial capitals?.

Why us? 

  • As a postgraduate student you can be confident that you’ll be taught by research-active staff who bring their insights into the lecture theatres and seminar rooms to inform, stimulate and inspire. Lectures have guest speakers, are interactive and follow an inter-disciplinary approach (they’re not just economics, maths and statistics, but they expand to the fields of political economy, international relations and history).
  • When you study a finance or accountancy course at UEL, you’ll be based between the financial powerhouses of the City of London and Docklands. Our location matters, as we’re on the doorstep of the bankers, traders, investors, brokers, consultants, auditors and accountants who together make up the professions you’ll be studying and working in.
  • We have great links with this world as many of the staff that will be teaching you have a professional background in industry and you’ll benefit from leading guest speakers from major corporations.

  • You will use the software, techniques and models used by the professionals and we’ll help you to obtain work experience or an internship if that interests you. 
  • Many of our courses provide an essential step towards the professional accreditation you need to make a mark in your chosen field and convince employers that you have what it takes to make a positive difference.
  • Students from all over the world are drawn to our campus and our city, so you will be joining an ambitious group who will form the foundation of your professional network.

What we're researching

Financial news doesn’t just make the financial pages – it’s often front-page news as well. Since the credit crunch, banking and the world of corporate finance in particular have been high up the news agenda, and behind the headlines lies fertile ground for academic research.

Current research interests of our staff include Islamic banking and finance, financial risk management and derivatives. Here are some examples:

Dr Shampa Roy-Mukherjee, our Head of Finance, Economics and Risk, has research interests that include the economics of the Arab Spring, mathematical and statistical modelling privatisation and moral hazard.

Professor Vassilis Fouskas has a wealth of research interests including financialisation/globalisation and the state, including the intensification of financial crises and the expansionist drive of financial capital that leads to wars and conflicts in key geopolitical zones, such as the Balkans, Central Asia and the Greater Middle East. He is the co-author, most recently, of Greece, Financialisation and the EU (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2013) and of The Fall of the US Empire (Pluto press, 2012). 

Dr Christina Stirk, our Head of Accounting, acquired extensive professional experience before making the move into academia, with past employers including the Royal Bank of Trinidad & Tobago, Touche Ross & Co (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers) and WH Smith Group plc. Her research interests include current issues in international taxation and auditing.

Senior Lecturer Eric Owusu Boahen has research interests in micro-finance and micro-credit, financial reporting and corporate governance. He also had a professional services background and has worked for PWC and Prudential Bank.