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 Seminar Series 2019
Engaging with Business
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.Visit Article
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.
Student wins 2019 Nom Habu scholarship
We would like to congratulate the latest recipient of the Nom Habu scholarship, Rhoda Aba Dadzie-Dennis, who is an Actuarial Science graduate from Ghana. She joined Lancaster in September this year to begin her MSc Quantitative Finance course, and we wish her all the best with her studies.
Firms violating securities laws more likely to breach accounting rules
New research shows links between non-compliance with securities laws – such as insider trading, stock manipulation and providing false or misleading information about securities or the company’s operation – and future accounting violations.
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.