This course aims to equip students with grounding in accountancy, financial markets, investment appraisal and risk management, along with a thorough background to economics, qualitative and mathematical research methods, always highlighting the link between theoretical aspects and real-world applications. The degree programme is intended to provide students with a thorough grounding in economic and financial principles. It gives students strong foundations for further studies in economics, finance and allied disciplines and will equip them with the necessary skills for successful job employability. It provides students with an appreciation and understanding of the wider international economic context. The programme examines the factors that shape sustainable economic and financial decision-making and the developments in government policy that impact on the regulatory environment. Our degrees provide you with vocationally relevant knowledge and understanding, and, depending on modules taken, you will qualify for partial exemption from Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) examinations. Over the course of our degrees students gain a variety of highly transferrable skills sought after by employers who frequently emphasise the need for their employees to possess a wide-range of intellectual skills, self-skills and interactive social skills. These skills encompass several important areas of the work environment including, self-sufficiency and motivation, problem-solving, critical thinking, teamwork and communication, mathematical skills and abilities in data management and analysis. In terms of social skills, our students are taught to develop their abilities to communicate clearly, by presenting findings and explaining pieces of data and improving their problem solving skills; such skills are highly desirable in all graduate jobs. In terms of analytic skills, our students develop experience in handling and analysing complex data; particularly, when they are tasked with assessing research methodologies, data, and research conclusions, as part of their assignments. Our students are encouraged to focus upon these skills and develop them further, in particular, by engaging with opportunities provided to them through their degree.