Prepare yourself for a career in banking, management, consulting, and a vast array of other business fields with a degree that combines the strengths of both our Accounting & Finance and Mathematics & Statistics departments. Take advantage of the natural overlap between the worlds of finance and mathematics, taking your maths to the highest level while learning how to apply highly-valued big data and quantitative modelling skills in the worlds of accounting and finance. Learning from top academics whose global perspectives shape policy and research at the leading-edge of their fields, and practitioners bringing their experiences of running businesses and working in the worlds of accounting and finance, this degree is the perfect balance of theory and practice. Your third-year industrial placement provides you with a positive, practical experience of working in a graduate role, allowing you to gain priceless business skills. You will have the chance to see how well academic theories work in real-life situations, and gain a real insight into where your talents and interests lie for your future career. Our graduates’ analytical ability, logical thinking and project management skills are highly prized. Whether you want to become a banker, an accountant or a quantitative mathematician, your studies equip you with the advanced mathematical and statistical techniques needed in the City of London and beyond. You will study investor decision-making, reporting and market analysis, acquire the skills to build a strong investment portfolio and calculate financial risk. We will teach you the foundations of economics, accounting and finance. You will use real-world data to develop your financial reporting skills, and learn key mathematical elements, such as calculus, probability and statistics. The second year builds on your mathematical knowledge, and introduces you to statistical computer programming. You will study auditing, financial accounting, management accounting and finance. Our careers team will provide you with expert support and guidance in securing a third-year industry placement. Past students have worked with companies such as Deloitte, Lloyds Bank, PwC and Samsung in roles ranging from finance, auditing and accounting to operations, consulting and risk. In your final year, you will develop their understanding of advanced accounting methods, financial reporting standards and statistics, and may choose to study options including investments, taxation and corporate finance. The University will make all reasonable effort to support you in finding a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation directly related to your studies or career aspirations, all roles offer valuable experience of working at graduate level, gaining a range of professional skills. If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University advertises a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.
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The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We also require: GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6, and GCSE English Language grade C or 4
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