Accounting & finance programmes

Why study accounting & finance at the University of Glasgow?

The University of Glasgow has a long and distinguished history of research and teaching in accounting & finance, dating back to 1925 when the Johnstone Smith Chair of Accountancy was established. Building on the legacy of Adam Smith, we continue to conduct world changing research and teaching to make a positive impact on business, culture and society.

We prepare our graduates to take on challenging roles within organisations and equip them with practical skills needed for success in an increasingly global and competitive environment. Our academics balance professional orientation and qualification, and the production of world-class research. This ensures our postgraduate degrees are both research-led and professionally focused. During your programme, you will experience a variety of teaching and learning methods including case studies, seminars, lectures, lab sessions, small group classes and blended learning. This will enable you to develop a critical understanding of theories and concepts and their real-world applications.

As an accounting and finance postgraduate student you will have access to excellent financial databases including Bloomberg, WRDS Compustat, CRSP, Datastream, Boardex, FAME and Thomson ONE, as well as sophisticated statistical software packages. You will also have access to our dedicated computer labs, study spaces and the Wards library.

Throughout the year we host a range of accounting and finance practitioner seminars, where you will have a stimulating learning experience through interactive sessions with leading industry experts and professionals from organisations such as the IASB, Bank of England, KPMG, Deloitte and EY.

Our Masters programmes are carefully designed to suit students from varying academic backgrounds and to meet the ever-changing demands of the accounting & finance industry and the business world.