Our undergraduate courses provide you with the tools and support to secure a successful career in accounting and finance.
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 2020/21.
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.
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.
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
Ground-breaking research led by Lancaster University finds Boardrooms must still do more to eradicate modern slavery
New research published today by the Financial Reporting Council, in conjunction with Lancaster University and the UK Anti-Slavery Commissioner, has identified significant shortcomings in the quality of companies’ modern slavery reporting.
'The innovation ecosystem: why collaboration is key'
In an interview with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Dr Chris Ford (Accounting and Finance) explains why a collaborative or ecosystem approach to innovation can open up new avenues for growth - and stands to make organisations more competitive.
Lancaster research informs Financial Reporting Council Review and finds ‘superficial’ reporting into modern slavery
Lancaster University Management School research into how companies report on modern slavery within annual reports has been published today as part of the Financial Reporting Council’s Annual Review of Corporate Governance.