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Find the accounting, economics and finance course for you
From accounting to economics, build the skills and get the qualifications you need for your future career
From the individual financial choices we make each day, to the big decisions that shape the success of the global economy, the subjects of accounting, economics and finance deal with how money is made, spent, shared, recorded and managed.
And because money impacts every aspect of society, accounting, economics and finance degrees are among the best for graduate employment prospects. With the analytical skills, financial expertise and experience you'll gain on your degree, you could graduate into jobs such as investment banker, stockbroker, financial analyst, accountant, forensic accountant, project manager or management consultant.
Several of our courses are accredited by professional bodies including the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). Accreditation can mean you can fast-track your career by getting chartered status sooner.
Undergraduate accounting, economics and finance courses
Postgraduate Accounting, Economics and Finance courses
5 reasons to study an accounting, economics or finance degree at Portsmouth
1. Study an accredited degree (CIMA, ACCA or ICAEW)
Our accreditations can help you fast-track your career and reach chartered status sooner. Depending on your course and modules you could graduate with ACCA or CIMA exam exemptions, which means you'll only need to take the remaining industry exams after your graduate.
2. Join a CISI approved centre
We're a recognised Centre for Excellence for finance teaching with the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI), meaning your degree has an industry seal of approval.
3. Complete industry placements
Use our strong business connections to secure a placement year in a company like IBM, Estée Lauder, Boeing, Amazon, BMW or the Bank of England.
4. Use our Bloomberg suite
Depending on which course you choose, you'll access our industry standard Bloomberg terminals to monitor and analyse financial market activity and use financial databases like DataStream and Bank Scope. You'll have the chance to earn your Bloomberg Certificate as you study.
5. Choose a qualification that suits you
Whether you want to study a full undergraduate or postgraduate degree, or if you're an EU or international student looking to top up your diploma to degree level with one of our top-up courses, we have a range of courses and qualifications to meet your needs.
Preparing for your career
What can you do with a Finance and Accounting degree?
Studying accounting or finance prepares you for a range of careers across the banking, insurance and financial sectors. Discover some jobs you could do after university.
7 September 2022
5 mins read
Pathways into accounting
Our mentoring programme helps prepare you for the transition from student to working professional. You'll take part in virtual meetings with alumni mentors who are working in industry, where you'll hear about their journeys, successes and challenges.
What jobs can you get with an economics degree?
Studying an economics degree leads you on a path to a variety of job opportunities – including an Economist, Risk manager, Statistician, Commercial Analyst and many more.
16 March 2022
4 min read
Women in economics
Explore our female mentoring programme in finance and meet successful and experienced female economists to mentor you during your studies.
After university, I was offered a job back at the company where I undertook my placement - Opus 2 International. Now, a year on - I have gone from being a placement student to being the Project Manager for all our Client Cases in the APAC Region. I feel that with my placement, my career certainly received a jump start.
James Allnutt, BSc (Econ) (Hons) Economics, Finance and Banking
Economics and Accounting Students Monitor Real-Time Financial Data
Economics and Accounting students can monitor and analyse real-time financial data in our Bloomberg Suite.
[We recognise the skills students learn on this software]
[Meet Adam - our Principal Lecturer in Economics and Finance]
A Bloomberg terminal is something that is used by professional economists, often in a finance-related role, and it shows live prices of things like equity shares or stocks or currency fluctuations.
[The Bloomberg Suite has 20 PCs running Bloomberg and SDC Platinum software]
As a university we have access to this, just slightly delayed so we can’t actually gamble any money on it, but it shows students the real world application - what is going on right this second - and we can use this data to directly add some value on to the theory that we teach so we can find out information about stocks and shares, about businesses, but also trades and commodities.
[Students can become Bloomberg certified]
This is a real benefit for students when they graduate. Mainly because they’re able to see economics live, in-action, now. But also the job that the students might be going to might actually be using some of this software, so they’re already familiar and they will have already the Bloomberg certificate to show that.
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