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This is accounting, finance & economics

Study at a triple-accredited business school

We are one of the few universities in the world to hold the 'triple-crown' of accreditations: AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.

Our courses prepare you for a career in the financial sector, and give you a strong understanding of core business principles and practice. You'll be able to tailor your studies to match your career aspirations, and learn from academics with extensive and wide-ranging experience.

All our courses offer the option of a professional sandwich year in industry, which enables you to apply your knowledge in a professional environment, build contacts and enter the graduate job market with real-world experience to draw from.

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The skills you'll develop

"Studying towards a degree within the Accounting, Finance & Economics (AFE) subject areas in the University of Bradford’s School of Management provides you with an invaluable opportunity to gain fantastically useful skills and knowledge critical to the functioning of private firms, public agencies, departments and government and third sector non-governmental organizations (NGOs). 

"In Accounting we go well beyond simply considering 'what is a balance sheet?' in terms of the balance between assets and liabilities of firms. We consider all aspects of financial accounting, performance ratios, benchmarking, information reporting and global reporting standards such as IFRS, GAAP, US GAAP and a variety of other structured ways to report firms performance and structure. We also focus on cost accounting, otherwise known as 'management accounting' through consideration of how costs build up throughout an organization, and the critical determinants of how companys can 'break even' and survive – all essential knowledge in the unprecedented challenges we face at the moment as we emerge from the Covid pandemic.

"In Finance we have experts in mathematical finance and stochastics, alongside others with more applied and corporate focus. Here you will learn how companies are valued and why, what financial performance benchmarks are and how they are useful to you in your future professional careers. We also look at how the day-to-day operations of firms can lead to potentially huge efficiencies and impact on bottom line profitability, in subject areas such as working capital management.  Furthermore, we look at project appraisal and valuation - so if you are a budding entrepreneur or manager and want to create a sustainable additional business or project, then how do you go about valuing it and what investment decisions do you make?

"Finally, in terms of Economics and we are lucky to have a range of well-known experts who excel in providing a supportive learning environment where you can get to grips with the crucial elements of business economics, macroeconomics and start to get an appreciation of how and why macroeconomies work and function in the ways they do, and of the topical problems and challenges we, as a society, face today."

Professor Bruce Hearn, Professor in Finance at the University of Bradford

A student at the School of Management

We have 11 courses in this area.

Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: N420
Duration: 3 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: N421
Duration: 4 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: N42F
Duration: 4 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: Y007
Duration: 1 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: L100
Duration: 3 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: L104
Duration: 4 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
Duration: 3 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
Duration: 4 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: L113
Duration: 3 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: L115
Duration: 4 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: Y006
Duration: 1 years
Attendance mode: Full-time

this is where I got my big break

Farooq Arshad, Accounting and Finance BSc (Hons)

"In the summer in between my second and third year I got an internship with PricewaterhouseCoopers which involved working with clients such as Morrisons and other major companies. It was a good experience; I learnt so much about the business and I was never treated as an 'intern'.

"After graduation, I'm going on to start the graduate scheme at PwC in September in the Assurance department. The department deals with many multinational and top FTSE 100 companies in the UK and provides them with audit and non-audit services."

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Where Accounting, Finance & Economics can take you

Our Accounting, Finance & Economics degrees open up many different career paths. Recent graduates have progressed into roles such as:

  • Accountant
  • Account Manager
  • Digital Analyst
  • Financial Support Adviser 
  • Graduate Trainee
  • Programmer
  • Trainee Accountant
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