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University of Bedfordshire
UK, LU1 3JU
The Business School continues to lead excellence in teaching and innovation in education, scholarship and research through attracting staff professionally embedded in their fields and rich in both experience and applied research.
Our close proximity to the City of London, a key financial capital of the world, with abundance of heritage and culture and the use of leading edge trading platforms such Thompson Reuters Eikon, databases, and analysis tools provides our students with a unique student experience enhancing added value and employability.
With more than 16 permanent and 15 visiting academics the Department supports more than 500 students across our undergraduate and postgraduate courses specialising in Accounting, Finance and Banking. it also contributes expertise and teaching across the Faculty that include the MBA, MBM and MSc courses and undergraduate programmes offered by other departments within the University.
At undergraduate level our courses attract professional exemptions from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Association of International Accountants (AIA). Subject based exemptions may be available from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and other professional bodies.
The Department consists of a team of highly qualified members. The majority of our staff hold PhDs and/or are professionally qualified in their field. Most have substantial industry experience and are engaged in applied research.
We have a strong international profile and are notable for our links with China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Oman.
We have recently made considerable investments in our teaching facilities and outreach work with the City of London and regional businesses. The improvements to the teaching and learning environment include dedicated Reuters simulation finance trading rooms, Datastream financial databases, Bankscope and EQL. Our interactions with city institutions include the London Stock Exchange and Lloyds of London.
To strengthen students' quantitative and practical skills, we also teach EViews, SPSS and Sage Accounts package. Mastering the techniques of using these packages will not only enhance student experience but significantly improve students' employability.
Academics within the department are actively engaged in research and scholarship in accounting, finance, insurance, e-Business and management. More information about research and research student supervision in the department can be found in the Business and Information Systems Research Centre (BISC), Centre for Leadership Innovation and Research Centre for Contemporary Accounting and Finance (ResCAF)