What causes ‚credit crunches’, and how do their effects spread throughout the economy? What determines the value of Pound Sterling relative to the US Dollar or Euro? How do stock market prices affect asset prices? Financial events are rarely far from the forefront of headline news. They have an impact that extends far beyond the financial sector to affect almost every aspect of daily life, including income, employment, prices, property value and cost of mortgages.
Our course is built on the core principles of economics and accounting, which are applied to your study of financial institutions (such as banks), financial markets (such as the stock exchange), and financial instruments.
You receive a thorough introduction to all aspects of economics and accounting, so you master skills including:
- Quantitative research methods
- The preparation of financial statements
- Accounting standards
- Costing, budgeting and performance evaluation
With a focus on accounting and the economic analysis of financial issues, you receive a strong training in economics from one of the top-rated research departments in the UK.
93% of our students from the Department of Economics expressed overall satisfaction with their course (NSS 2020), Economics is also Top 5 in the UK for research, with over 90% of their research rated as “world-leading” or “internationally excellent” (REF 2014).
You are also taught within Essex Business School. More than two-thirds of our research is rated “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”, placing us in the Top 25 in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014).