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Accounting, Finance & Economics

UK Quality Assured
Global financial markets, trading, economic meltdown and recovery… our courses cover the theory and business of making and managing money, and much more besides. Where better to learn than in one of the world’s great financial capitals?
School of Business & Law
  • professional quality

    On our Economics and Finance courses you’ll develop your practical skills with our Bloomberg trading platform, using the same tools as professional City traders.

  • official status

    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.

  • popular with students

    Our Accounting and Finance students gave us an impressive ‘overall satisfaction’ score of 86 per cent in the 2016 National Student Survey, while 95 per cent of students said our teaching team were ‘good at explaining things’.

Why us?

We welcome students from all over the world to study on our accountancy, finance and economics courses. Join us and you’ll be learning in one of the world’s greatest financial hubs – with plenty of opportunities to gain valuable, real-life experience in the City of London and Canary Wharf.

Our superb facilities, outstanding teaching and world-leading research, combined with your ambition to succeed, make a winning combination.

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

UEL Docklands Campus

You can choose to extend your stay with us by undertaking a year-long work placement, which we’ll help organise through our strong links to City-based businesses. Whatever path you take, each course has a strong focus on the skills and qualities you’ll need to stand out in the workplace.

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.

And you’ll be taught by lecturers and tutors with strong academic credentials and significant commercial experience with companies such as PwC, Prudential and Standard and Poor’s.

Learning By Doing
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I’ve had some wonderful teaching and been given lots of opportunities. I'm from Pakistan and I was made to feel very welcome. There are so many international students at the University.

Sanaa Nusrat , BSc (Hons) Economics with Mathematics, graduate
Sanaa Nusrat-economics with mathematics-bachelors degree-university of east London

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 major political events unfolded in the wake of international financial crises.

Our teams are researching many of the issues that are headline news, keeping up to date with modern trends and new 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.