What Will You Study

Taught in the world-class Lancaster University Management School (LUMS), our three-year joint honours Finance and Economics degree provides an excellent academic foundation for anyone interested in a career in management and finance.

Your Finance studies cover capital markets, investment decision-making and option pricing. Your degree will also require you to study financial statement analysis. In Economics, you will study micro-economics at an individual and market level and focus on national economies at the macro-economic level. You will also take a rigorous look at wider contemporary economic issues, such as the crisis in banking, failures in corporate governance, fairness in organisations, CEO salaries and incentives in organisations.

You’ll begin your degree with courses including an Introduction to Accounting and Finance and Principles of Economics. In your second year, you’ll study subjects such as Advanced Principles of Finance; Micro and Macro Economics and, Strategic Management. You will then spend your third year undertaking an industrial placement before returning to Lancaster for your fourth year to complete your degree with courses such as Financial Statement Analysis and Business Valuation; Corporate Finance; and Investments.