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Accounting at Essex goes well beyond the preparation of financial statements
We teach you to be accountable, act ethically and make financial decisions that positively impact both organisations and society.

You have the opportunity to explore the changing role and perception of accounting within dynamic global markets.

We encourage you to take a critical view of both financial reporting and management accounting, so that you can be perfectly placed to lead financial decision-making in your chosen industry.

Whether or not you’ve studied business before, we’ve got a Masters course for you

  • MSc Accounting
  • MSc Accounting and Finance

Both of the courses above will advance the depth and scope of your knowledge of accounting.

  • MSc Accounting and Financial Management
  • MSc International Accounting and Banking

These programmes above are designed for those who have not studied accounting before, but have a degree in business, economics or another related subject.

Our undergraduate degrees are grounded in the accounting profession
We offer a range of Bachelors courses including:

  • BSc Accounting
  • BSc Accounting and Finance
  • BSc Accounting and Management
  • BSc Accounting and Economics

Foundation year options are also available for all of these programmes.

Give your career a head start
Many of our courses are professionally accredited and give you exemptions from some professional exams. This means you can gain a professional qualification more quickly after you graduate, by taking fewer exams. Professional accreditation is highly prized by employers and can give your career a head start by allowing you to move into a professional role faster.

Business as usual? Not at Essex.
At Essex Business School, we aim to teach leadership with integrity. We encourage our students to think critically about business and support them to do business better. We demonstrate these values through our teaching and research and through our environment, our home in Colchester is the UK’s first zero carbon business school building.

Home to the curious, bold and brave
We are Essex. We’re a university where curiosity prevails, and where exploring new ways of thinking and pushing boundaries isn’t just encouraged, it’s expected.

We’re home to a truly global community for original thinkers who seek to change the world for the better. We were named University of the Year at the Times Higher Education Awards 2018 for our determination to do things differently and put student success at the centre of everything we do.

We’re proud to be gold rated in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017 and we’re in the top 25 for research quality in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. This year we were also in the top 15 for the seventh year running in the National Student Survey for overall student satisfaction (2019, overall student satisfaction, English mainstream universities*).

We’re committed to two things: excellence in teaching and excellence in research. We put student success at the heart of our mission, supporting every student from every background to achieve outstanding outcomes; preparing our students to thrive in their future lives.

* Non-specialist higher education institutions with a survey population of at least 500. 

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