Why study Accounting, Finance and Economics

Our degrees in Accounting and Finance give you the opportunity to develop a wide set of versatile, desirable skills, providing you with excellent graduate prospects in the finance and accounting sectors as well as lots of other industries. Our courses, in this subject area, will provide you with an exciting overview of all areas of accounting, finance and economics and improve your employability in your chosen career.   

If you think you would enjoy examining, researching, analysing, and preparing financial records for businesses, monitoring economic trends, and developing forecasts, then a course in Accounting and Finance is you. In your first year, you’ll explore the foundations of accounting, finance and economics.* As you progress through your degree, you’ll be able to choose modules to tailor your degree to your particular interest areas.

Our courses

Careers in this area

Unsure on what degree to study? We understand that choosing a university and a subject to study is a huge decision. There are lots of things to consider. To make things easier for you, we’ve a created a list of popular careers in Accounting, Finance and Economics to help you make an informed decision.  

Accreditations and industry links

Some of our courses have professional accreditations from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). The accreditations will help put you in good stead for when you enter the industry after graduating. 

You’ll also be able to benefit from our Partners in Accountancy schemes that link you to major accountancy firms. Our partners will provide you with career advice and mentoring. They will also come onto campus to work with you in seminars where you’ll get further insights into accountancy, finance, and economics in practice. You’ll be able to get a real feel for the participating businesses, and what it’s like working in the field, preparing you for the working world as much as possible. 

Accounting and Finance accreditations logos Accreditations

Where you could go on placement

Many of the courses allow you to undertake a work placement, which gives you the opportunity to put your learning into practice and understand how theory works in the real world.** Our students go on a wide range of placements across the private, public and third sectors. Previous students have gained experience at places like Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Lloyds Banking Group, L’Oréal, NHS England, PPG Architectural Coatings EMEA, Kirklees Council, Walker and Sutcliffe Chartered Accountants and West Yorkshire Accountancy Services.*** 

Our final year Accounting and Finance Student, Omar Al Ghazal, recently completed a placement at Enterprise-Rent-A-Car as a Management Trainee. You can hear what Omar had to say about his placement experience in this video.


Our facilities 

We aim to provide a professional, modern environment that offers top-class facilities and resources. Our Accounting, Finance and Economics students benefit from a fully equipped stock exchange-style trading room. The trading room enables you to use advanced technology to analyse economic, business and financial data in real time.

Students using Trading Room Terminal at Huddersfield Business School The trading room.

AACSB Accredited

Huddersfield Business School is an accredited member of the AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

AACSB accreditation ensures continuous improvement and provides focus for schools to deliver on their mission, innovate, and drive impact. AACSB-accredited schools have successfully undergone a rigorous review process conducted by their peers in the business education community, ensuring that they have the resources, credentials, and commitment needed to provide students with a first-rate, future-focused business education.

AACSB Accredited and AASCB Business Education Alliance Member logos.

* This applies to undergraduate courses of more than a 12-month duration. 

** This applies to undergraduate courses of more than a 12-month duration.  

*** Source LinkedIn. 


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