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What are the best universities for Finance and Accounting?

28 Nov 2016 - Barni Homden

Why study a Finance degree?

Finance is a hugely important discipline – it’s a vital aspect of all businesses, and helps to shape the world economy. It can also provide a very lucrative career for graduates with a good degree in Finance.

The UK is one of the best countries for studying Finance, and London is, along with New York, the world’s most significant financial hub.

But what are the best universities for Finance?

In the USA, Kaplan partner Pace University enjoys a convenient location in the centre of New York – just around the corner from Wall Street, America’s financial heart. Aside from being in an inspiring location for Finance students, Pace is dual accredited by the AACSB in both Accounting and Business; only 2% of universities worldwide can boast of this prestigious achievement.

Kaplan is also partnered with City, University of London, which is ranked 4th in the UK for Accounting and Finance (Guardian University Guide 2017). City received its name from its location in what is known as the ‘City of London’. This district forms the capital’s business hub, and is particularly famous for financial services.

This has helped City build exceptional relationships with businesses and employers over the years, giving its graduates great job prospects. Degrees on offer at City via a Kaplan pathway course include Banking & International Finance, and Financial Economics.

The University of Glasgow is also an excellent institution for Finance and Accounting, ranking 7th in the UK (Complete University Guide 2017). Glasgow has a wide array of degrees available to choose from, and the University itself has an academic tradition that dates back to 1451.

The University of Nottingham  is 9th for Accounting and Finance, while the University of Birmingham is in country’s top 25 (Guardian 2017), as is Aston University (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017). A variety of subjects are available through pathway courses, from Finance, Accounting & Management, to Financial Mathematics.

How to study Finance and Accounting in the UK or USA

Students interested in a high-flying career in the financial world can find their pathway to a good degree in Finance and Accounting with Kaplan. Our partner universities are among the best universities for Finance and Accounting degrees. Find Finance and Accounting degrees in the UK or use our US degree finder to find Finance and Accounting degrees in the USA.


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