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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 Seminar Series 2019
By harnessing the power of research and academic insight, we are leading the debate on a range of global issues. Read our latest article by Professor Steve Young, in which he talks about whether corporate talk of employees as an asset is matched by their actions. This is demonstrated by our partnership on our new Fitch scholarships and placements. Discover how we are engaging with organisations by visiting For Business.
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.
Our undergraduate courses provide you with the tools and support to secure a successful career in accounting and finance.
Drawing on our excellence in cutting-edge research, our Masters courses provide able graduates with crucial theoretical and practical skills.
Our vibrant PhD programmes immerse you in an environment where ideas flourish and you can reach your potential.
Our international research reputation is driven by individual staff research activities covering a wide variety of research areas and topics.
The Department of Accounting and Finance runs a series of research seminars with invited academics from universities across the world. For past events, please visit our Events Archive.
Wednesday 27 March 2019, 10:15am to 11:30am
Wednesday 1 May 2019, 10:15am to 11:30am
Friday 3 May 2019, 10:15am to 11:30am
Friday 10 May 2019, 10:15am to 11:30am
Wednesday 22 May 2019, 10:15am to 11:30am
Friday 7 June 2019, 10:15am to 11:30am
Several subjects at Lancaster University have been ranked among the best in the world according to the QS World Subject Rankings 2019.
Professor Jeffrey Unerman, of the Department of Accounting and Finance, was recently invited to the Accounting for Sustainability summit hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales at St James’s Palace to celebrate the positive impact of The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S).
The annual Nom Habu scholarship, in honour of a former LUMS colleague and postgraduate student, has been awarded to Philomena Dzakpasu who joined the MSc Quantitative Finance programme this year.
Lancaster University students and alumni engaged in an evening of lively discussion and networking at the Thomson Reuters building in London's Canary Wharf, on 27th June.
The Financial Times Global Master in Finance ranking, published June 2018, once again recognises Lancaster University Management School’s MSc in Finance as being one of the best in the world. With 65 global business schools ranked, Lancaster’s programme is positioned 29th worldwide and 5th in the UK.
Lancaster University has risen one place to eighth in the country in The Complete University Guide 2019 league tables, solidifying its status as one of the UK’s elite universities.