Accounting and Finance

Accounting and Finance is part of a fast-paced financial industry, and with the advances in technology being utilised it has a real influence on the modern world. It is concerned with the theories around money, business and management. Areas of study include accounting, banking, finance, economics and investment analysis.

Studying Accounting and Finance courses at the University of Stirling allows you to prepare, present and interpret financial information for a wide range of businesses and organisations, empowering investors, lenders, management and others to make key decisions based on financial facts.

Accounting and Finance courses

Courses labelled are available for online study only.

CPD / standalone modules

The University of Stirling Management School offer executive education programmes to organisations and businesses to help you make an impact with your industry.

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Graduate careers in Accounting and Finance

Our Accounting and Finance courses give students a firm grasp of the theoretical and analytical skills needed in the industry. Graduates are well positioned to follow a career in a range of business roles such as: banking, fund management, security dealing, investment analysis, financial market regulation, treasury management, corporate finance, financial engineering and corporate finance work within merchant banking firms.

Stirling graduates work for many different financial and banking organisations across the globe, including:

  • Santander
  • Citibank
  • Baillie Gifford
  • JP Morgan
  • Schroders
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • HSBC
  • Aberdeen Asset Management
  • Vodafone
  • Bank of China
  • Novartis

Partnerships and industry

Many of our courses are accredited and recognised within the industry:

  • Our MSc Digital Banking and Finance course is accredited by The Chartered Banker Institute.
  • We're recognised as a member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute University Affiliation Program (UAP) with our MSc Investment Analysis course.
  • We’re accredited by the Small Business Charter (SBC) for our work to support small businesses, local economies and student enterprise.

Demonstrating the University of Stirling Management School’s strong international focus is our membership of the following organisations:

  • The European Foundation for Management Development
  • The Chartered Association of Business Schools
  • AACSB Business Education Alliance

We have an international reputation for producing top class research and teaching, with three global partnership hubs. Our international partners include:

Specialist facilities

Amplify Trading Boot Camp is a global financial trading and training company who deliver a week-long boot camp to our finance students. Students gain first-hand experience of how intraday trading works on the world's leading market place for financial derivatives, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and have access to multiple asset classes, including stocks, bonds and currencies.


Student Managed Investment Fund – a student run club for those to get together with others who are interested in investments and the stock market. A number of seminars with industry guest speakers are run throughout the semester.

Accounting and Finance research

Our Accounting and Finance research is recognised as being academically excellent, policy relevant, and of benefit to society. It aims to improve sustainable and responsible governance and reporting, the financial well-being of individuals, and market efficiencies. The public interest is pursued by exploring and improving the interaction and the discharge of accountability between organisations, individuals and society.

Find out more about Accounting and Finance research.

Postgraduate research opportunities

The Accounting and Finance Division at Stirling offers a stimulating environment in which to study towards a PhD. See our PhD and MPhil opportunities in: