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The University of Essex is one of the UK's leading academic institutions, ranked ninth nationally in the last Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). Essex Business School was ranked second in the UK for the accounting and finance subject area in the last RAE. Our teaching and research is informed by a broad range of social science theories and concepts that are applied to some of the pressing issues facing business, public sector and voluntary organisations. This course develops your understanding of advanced accounting together with finance topics and methods. Compulsory modules allow you to critically discuss many of the recent developments in both theoretical and empirical approaches to accounting and corporate finance. You are also able to pursue specialist interests with up to two optional modules. Furthermore, in order to prepare you for writing your dissertation, there is a full year module on research methodologies and methods, which includes both quantitative and qualitative approaches to empirical research. Although this is a self-contained course, if you successfully complete you will be encouraged to continue your academic studies by applying for a PhD.

The University of Essex is one of the UK's leading academic institutions, ranked ninth nationally in the last Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). Essex Business School was ranked second in the UK for the accounting and finance subject area in the last RAE. Our teaching and research is informed by a broad range of social science theories and concepts that are applied to some of the pressing issues...

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