The theoretical, practical and numerical skills learnt on this programme will prepare students for a career in accounting and finance. Graduates entering positions in the accounting and finance-related professions, require an in-depth understanding of the subject, and this degree is both academically rigorous and closely in line with professional practice. It is also a good preparation for further research at PhD level.
The School maintains good relationships with a number of accounting and finance professionals who will be on hand to provide advice on research and career opportunities.
Students who follow this programme will:
* develop knowledge of international accounting standards, global financial markets and the finance and investment industry – how different organisations interact, their roles, and factors behind success or failure;
* learn how to evaluate financial statements and how to estimate the fair value for an investment, to test assumptions and sensitivities, and to compare different investments;
* gain an understanding of basic valuation techniques and how they help to analyse the value drivers of a company;
* understand the role of different asset classes;
* explore how portfolios of investments can be constructed and analysed.
How You Will Be Taught
Learning will primarily be through reading, class discussions, group-work assignments, solving problems in tutorials and attending the lectures. Assessment methods include examinations, assignments, presentations or continuous assessment.