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Accounting and finance

You've got a head for figures and the ambition and drive to work in the financial sector. You want to study at a thriving and highly regarded school, hit the ground running and go right to the top. At ARU, we'll equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience you need for an exciting and lucrative career.

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Here at the School of Economics, Finance and Law, we'll help you develop the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to succeed in a highly competitive jobs market.

Our expert, experienced staff are looking forward to sharing their knowledge of the latest business trends and practices with you, so you'll graduate ready to impress employers.

Whether you want to work for a City banking firm, provide essential accounting services to businesses or individuals, or start up on your own, you'll gain essential hands-on experience that will help you excel in your career. You can also stand out from the crowd with our unique, optional ARU Certificate for Professional Development (ARUCPD).

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Better futures

At ARU you'll be part of our Faculty of Business and Law. Our Dean, Professor Gary Packham, talks about the faculty's impact on your future.

World-class facilities and support

Join us in ARU's School of Economics, Finance and Law and benefit from:

  • access to Bloomberg data, with the opportunity to use our Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab if you choose to study in Chelmsford
  • active collaborative learning which includes digitally supported learning with online screencasts providing background material to support face-to-face discussion
  • work experience and placement opportunities
  • study visits in the UK and internationally
  • business events, seminars, talks and networking opportunities
  • business support and mentoring from our start-up hub in Chelmsford and Cambridge
  • opportunities to enter our annual Big Pitch competition.
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Dawn

"I cannot say enough how much the support provided and the co-curricular activities has helped throughout uni and will continue to be of use in the future."

Dawn

BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance

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Accounting and Finance

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
,
Chelmsford
,
ARU Peterborough
Available as:
3 years full-time
,
4 years with placement
,
4 years with foundation
,
4 years with foundation 2022
Course features
  • Build your trading skills
  • Get ready for the ACCA qualification
  • Enhance your CV with a placement year

Banking and Finance

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
Chelmsford
Available as:
3 years full-time
,
4 years with placement
,
4 years with foundation
Course features
  • Get hands-on experience
  • Build industry connections
  • Get a head start in your career with a placement year

Business with Finance

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
Chelmsford
Available as:
3 years full-time
,
4 years with placement
,
4 years with foundation
Course features
  • Build your trading skills
  • Stand out with a Bloomberg certification
  • Enhance your CV with a placement year

Finance and Accounting

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
ARU London
Available as:
3 years full-time
,
4 years with foundation
Course features
  • Earn the maximum exemptions from the global body for professional accountants
  • Learn theoretical and practical aspects of finance and accountancy in a business context
  • Gain transferable skills from professionally qualified accountants

Finance with Economics

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years full-time
,
4 years with placement
,
4 years with foundation
Course features
  • Learn about a wide range of topics
  • Perfect your decision-making skills
  • Stand out with a placement year

Fresh Start

Undergraduate

Study in:
Distance learning
Available as:
2 weeks full-time November
Course features
You're eager to enhance your career but may feel a lack of degree is holding you back. You're motivated and want to make the exciting leap into higher education and potentially a new direction in business or law, but haven't studied at this level before. Fresh Start is for you.

Accounting and Finance

Postgraduate - MSc

Study in:
Chelmsford
Available as:
1 year full-time
,
2 years with placement
Course features
  • Refine your financial skills
  • Develop your knowledge of local and global financial markets
  • Gain valuable experience with an optional placement year

Finance MBA

Postgraduate - MBA

Study in:
Chelmsford
Available as:
1 year full-time
,
2 years full-time with placement
Course features
  • Boost your management, strategy and leadership skills
  • Learn about international finance and investment
  • Gain valuable experience with an optional placement year

FinTech and Data Analytics MBA

Postgraduate - MBA

Study in:
Chelmsford
Available as:
1 year full-time
,
2 years with placement
Course features
  • Learn how to use financial technology to solve real-world challenges
  • Develop your leadership, marketing and strategic skills
  • Boost your CV with our optional placement year

Business PhD - School of Economics, Finance and Law

Research - MPhil : PhD

Study in:
Cambridge
,
Chelmsford
Available as:
Full-time
,
Part-time
Course features
Join an international group of researchers whose work is making a positive difference in the world of business, economics, finance and law. Our doctoral programme draws on the expertise of our staff and research centres. As a PhD research student here, you'll be supported to contribute to current knowledge practice and progress into your future career.

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