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Undergraduate Accounting Finance and Economics

If money really does make the world go round, our undergraduate degrees will help you to set it spinning. Our undergraduate courses cover the theory and business of making and managing money, accountancy and much more besides, in an ever changing and stimulating financial world. There is nowhere better to learn about Accounting, Finance & Economics than in one of the world’s great financial capitals. 

Why us? 

We have a dedicated Bloomberg Room at our USS campus. On our Economics and Finance courses you’ll be trained to use the same tools as professional City traders on our Bloomberg trading platform which will assist you to develop practical skills and improving employability

Our BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance course is accredited by five accountancy bodies, all of which offer you exemptions from Fundamentals-level papers. We’re one of only seven UK universities to have been awarded Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) status for our BSc (Hons) Finance programme.

In the 2015 National Student Survey, 97% of our Accounting and Finance students said our teaching team were ‘good at explaining things’, while 83% of our Economics students agreed that ‘staff have made the subject interesting’.

You’ll learn and be assessed in ways that mirror the real world including presentations, pitches and assignments in addition to the more traditional lectures and seminars taught by lecturers and tutors with strong academic credentials. Our teaching staff has significant commercial experience with world-leading companies such as PwC, Prudential and Standard and Poor’s.

We welcome students from all over the world to study on our Accountancy, Finance and Economics courses. Studying these subjects at UEL means you’ll be learning in one of the world’s greatest financial hubs. You will have the brilliant opportunity to gain valuable, real-life experience in the City of London and in the financial, accountancy and business hub that is Canary Wharf.

UEL’s superb facilities, outstanding teaching staff and world-leading research, combined with your ambition to succeed, make a winning combination. The only limit is your own enthusiasm. 

Our courses are regularly updated in consultation with employers, business groups, professional bodies and students to ensure courses meet the evolving requirements of business and prepare you for your life and chosen career in a professional environment.

What we're researching

The world of finance, banking and economics has undergone a seismic shift in recent years as global economies nose-dived into recession and terms like ‘credit crunch’ were on everyone’s lips.

Our teams are researching many of the issues that are headline news, keeping up to date with modern trends and ways of thinking. It means you’ll be taught by people with a passionate interest in passing on the very latest knowledge and understanding.

For example, Dr Shampa Roy-Mukherjee, Head of Finance, Economics and Risk, is researching the economics of the Arab Spring and social exclusion in developing economies.

Senior Lecturer Dr Tat-Lung Chan has research interests that include high-frequency trading and risk management, while Senior Lecturer Eric Owusu Boahen researches financial reporting and corporate governance and auditing.

Other research interests of our academic team include corporate and behavioural finance, valuation, fund management, privatisation, the management of financial institutions and Islamic banking.