Preparing you for the job market and helping you embark on a successful career is top of our agenda in the Department of Accounting and Finance. We do this in various ways throughout your degree.

Careers support built into the curriculum

Careers support is not an optional extra or left until your final year – it is incorporated into your academic programme right from the start through a series of specialist modules on Careers in Accounting and Finance that form part of your assessment.

Run in conjunction with the LUMS Careers Team, these are designed to help you start to identify your career options, work out what type of career might suit you best, and develop a clear strategy for getting there. They also focus on the skills you’ll need to succeed when applying for jobs or internships.

You’ll also acquire many practical skills and industry insights through our academic modules which are tailored closely to industry demands. Real-world case studies are used to illustrate key concepts, and in some modules – as on our third-year Taxation module, for example – with teaching by industry practitioners.

All our degree programmes offer you the chance to apply for a paid work placement, where you spend an extra year acquiring valuable on-the-job experience with a leading business organisation before you graduate. We prepare you carefully beforehand, so that you’ll know what to expect and how to make the most of your time in the company.

Careers events and one-to-one guidance

The LUMS Careers Team provides personalised advice, guidance and coaching to help you at all stages of your career planning, whether it is shaping your initial ideas, applying for jobs or internships, or preparing for assessment centres.

In addition, for those who have set their sights on a job in the City, we have also teamed up with a financial markets specialist who can give you unique insights into competitive areas such as investment banking. Find out more

Throughout your time at Lancaster, you will have plenty of opportunities to meet employers, as the LUMS Careers Team provides a packed programme of events each year, including skills-based workshops, careers fairs and campus visits by major employers.

Accounting and Finance graduates from Lancaster are to be found in senior positions across the world, giving us a strong alumni network. They work in the Big 4 accounting firms, in leading retail and investment banks, in major industrial and technology companies, and in governmental and international not-for-profit organisations. To get an idea where some of our graduates have gone, see our alumni profiles.

Demonstrating your skills to employers

Alongside their formal academic studies, many students at Lancaster choose to complete the Lancaster Award – another way to provide tangible evidence of your skills and achievements to potential employers.