Why study a Finance or Accounting 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 accounting degree.
Both the UK and the USA are among the best countries in the world to study finance. Both have a range of universities which are highly ranked in the subject. Plus you could benefit from proximity to London or New York, which are both major financial hubs.
But what are the best universities for Accounting degrees?
The University of Glasgow has an excellent institution for Accounting and Finance, ranking 2nd in the UK (Complete University Guide 2019). Glasgow has a wide array of degrees available to choose from, and the University itself dates back to 1451! Available degrees include International Accounting and Financial Management & Quantitative Finance.
Nottingham Trent University also ranks highly in the subject, appearing in the top 10 in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2019). Here, you can study Accounting and Finance at either undergraduate or postgraduate level through a pathway course with Kaplan.
Also in the UK top 10 for Accounting and Finance degrees is the University of Birmingham (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019). A UK red brick university and a member of the Russell Group, Birmingham offers degrees in Accounting and Finance and Money, Banking and Finance.
Another Russell Group member, the University of Nottingham (Guardian University Guide 2019), ranks in the top 15 for Accounting and Finance related degrees, while the University of York ranks an impressive 17th in the UK for the subject (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019). At York you can study a range of degrees at undergraduate or postgraduate level. These include Accounting, Finance and Business Management, and Statistics and Computational Finance.
Finally, Kaplan is also partnered with City, University of London, which ranks in the UK top 25 for Accounting and Finance (Guardian University Guide 2017). City is based in the ‘City of London’, from which it takes its name. This district forms the capital’s business hub, and is particularly famous for financial services. This makes it an ideal place to study Accounting and Finance.
Accounting degrees in the USA
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. Pace is also dual accredited by the AACSB in both Accounting and Business; only 2% of universities worldwide can boast of this prestigious achievement.
How to study Accounting and Finance degrees in the UK or USA
Interested in a career in finance? You can find your path to a great degree in Accounting and Finance with Kaplan. Our partner universities are among the best universities for Accounting and Finance degrees. Find Accounting and Finance degrees in the UK or search for Finance and Accounting degrees in the USA using our degree finder.