City, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Economics with Accounting

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A world-class economics degree, enabling you to develop a strong methodological, conceptual and quantitative foundation, preparing you for a wide range of rewarding careers in economics and accounting. Do you want to pursue a career in the fields of economics, finance or accounting? This degree is geared towards helping you achieve your future ambitions. You will learn with leading experts in the field from our own Department of Economics and the Sir John Cass Business School, developing a wide range of economic and quantitative skills and knowledge. This course has been developed to provide you with the strong knowledge and skills required for a career in economics or accountancy, along with highly transferable skills that will be invaluable to you when seeking employment. Plus, once you graduate, you will be entitled to a number of exam exemptions from professional accounting exams awarded by several prestigious accountancy bodies. The Economics with Accounting BSc (Hons) degree will prepare you for a broad variety of rewarding careers in the fields of economics or accountancy, providing you with strong methodological, conceptual and quantitative foundations through extensive study of economics. Developed as a stimulating intellectual study of economics and accounting, you will learn to appreciate their application to a range of problems and their relevance in a variety of contexts. You will learn the latest developments in all major fields of economics from lecturers recruited for their research excellence. You will also study a range of accountancy topics, taught by staff from the Cass Business School. By developing the ability to apply economic and accounting theory to the real world – this degree will furnish you with a valuable set of skills that are highly sought after in the accountancy, finance and banking industries. Graduates from our programmes are currently working at high-profile organisations, such as KPMG, Bloomberg, RBS, Deloitte, Lombard, PwC and Ernst & Young. Should you wish to take your studies further on graduation, this degree will also provide you with a solid foundation for postgraduate study. Economics with Accounting graduates from City are currently pursuing further study in economics, business, finance and management at LSE, UCL, Oxford and Cambridge. On successful completion of this degree, you will also gain multiple exemptions from professional licensing examinations with several prestigious accountancy bodies, including CIMA, ACCA and ICAEW. To help you fulfil your future ambitions, you will also have the opportunity to broaden your horizons with our European exchange and placement year schemes, and by participating in our student-led Economics Society.

Course details


The first year lays the foundations of both economics and accounting. Year one is made up of 135 credits which consists of seven core modules and two elective modules. 1st year compulsory core modules:

  • Introduction to financial accounting (15 credits)
  • Introduction to management accounting (15 credits)
  • Introduction to macroeconomics (15 credits)
  • Introduction to microeconomics (15 credits)
  • Data Analysis 1 & 2 (30 credits)
  • Introduction to law (15 credits).
The second year builds on the year one foundations with eight core modules, as you prepare for specialisation in your final year. 2nd year core modules (30 credits each):
  • Financial accounting 1 & 2
  • Intermediate microeconomics 1 & 2
  • Intermediate macroeconomics 1 & 2
  • Econometrics.
In the final year, you will refine the knowledge and skills developed in the introductory and intermediate subject areas. An accountancy background can be strengthened by core modules covering topics related to accountancy and financial management, including a module in company law. The final year also offers a small number of elective economics modules so students can pursue their own academic interests or prepare for a specific career or postgraduate study. 3rd year core modules (15 credits each):
  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Advanced Financial Accounting: Theory and Practice
  • Financial Analysis
  • Corporate Finance
  • Applied Econometrics
- Company Law

Assessment method

Assessment is based mainly on coursework and unseen examination. Marks are weighted in a 1:3:6 ratio for the three years of study. Your coursework may consist of: Standard essays Individual presentations Group presentations and reports Classwork Unseen tests Problem sets

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

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  • Year 1

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