What causes 'credit crunches', and how do their effects spread throughout the economy? What determines the value of Pound Sterling relative to the US Dollar or Euro? How do stock market prices affect asset prices? Financial events are rarely far from the forefront of headline news. They have an impact that extends far beyond the financial sector to affect almost every aspect of daily life, including income, employment, prices, property value and cost of mortgages. Our course is built on the core principles of economics and accounting, which are applied to your study of financial institutions (such as banks), financial markets (such as the stock exchange), and financial instruments. You receive a thorough introduction to all aspects of economics and mathematics, as well as training in quantitative research methods. Your study of accounting modules not only focuses on the preparation of financial statements, but also on theoretical aspects of accounting such as the need for accounting standards and conceptual frameworks, and covers topics including costing, budgeting and performance evaluation. Your third year is spent abroad, where you take similar modules to consolidate your knowledge in a fresh environment, and complete a project in your final year, which is an excellent way to evidence the skills you have learnt to future employers, or to prepare for postgraduate study.