Department of Accounting and Finance
About the Department
We have a 20 year reputation for producing world-leading research, and are recognised for our excellence in both research and teaching. The department is made up of a diverse group of internationally-renowned scholars who specialise in key areas including accounting and bank regulation, corporate finance, financial econometrics and many more.
The quality of our teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level is an essential element of our success. Our programmes are highly ranked amongst the best in the world, and The Higher Education Funding Council for England and its predecessors have consistently ranked our Department in the highest research quality category, corresponding to research of international excellence. Every year, we host about 20 seminars with leading researchers from around the world and we have an active visitors programme. View our Accounting and Finance Past Seminars 2020.
Teaching & Research
Within this department we offer a range of study options at undergraduate, Masters and PhD level and our established reputation for excellence in research underpins our teaching.
Engaging with Business
How businesses can balance profit with environmental good is an urgent question for boardrooms globally. Professor Jeffrey Unerman explains how the evolution of sustainability accounting should help more organisations achieve better sustainability.Read article
Students around the globe manage multi-million dollar portfolios in unique simulation workshops
More than 100 students from across the world have taken part in a ground-breaking asset management simulation this month, to try their hand at managing multi-million dollar investments on the stock, bond and foreign exchange markets.
MSc Finance ranked top-50 globally by Financial Times
Lancaster’s MSc Finance is recognised as one of the best in the world by the Financial Times (FT). The Masters in Finance Pre-experience 2020 ranking, published today, is a global ranking based on a broad range of criteria, designed to provide an insight and comparison of postgraduate Finance degrees offered by universities across the globe.