What Will You Study

Studying our combined degree of Accounting and Economics (Industry) gives you the opportunity to learn in two of the country’s leading departments.

You’ll gain an understanding of Economics while taking an Accountancy course that is accredited by all the major British accountancy bodies and provides exemptions from some core professional examinations.

You’ll study the core elements of Economics as well as the key areas in Accounting and Finance, such as analysis and the preparation of information for reporting requirements. You will begin your degree with modules including an Introduction to Accounting and Finance, and the Principles of Economics. In your second year you will study subjects such as the Principles of Financial Accounting; Accounting Information Systems, and Auditing and the Principles of Finance.

You will then spend your third year undertaking an industrial placement before returning to Lancaster for your fourth year where you will chose from modules such as Corporate Finance, Bond Markets and Investments.

In addition to the technical training needed for a career in accountancy and finance you will confront a range of broader issues and problems. Examples include the crisis in banking, failures in corporate governance, fairness in organisations, CEO salaries and incentives in organisations.