We are a young and dynamic department with strong industry links, expert staff who consult for leaders in business and government, industry speaker events throughout the year, and state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities.
Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab
Our state-of-the-art Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab offers access to the same Bloomberg trading platform used by the world’s leading banks, corporations and government agencies.
You'll be taught by our academic and industry experts, who play a leading role in the global community. We apply our research to inform teaching and assessment at all levels, and have practical working experience with investment banks, rating agencies, hedge-funds, big four accounting organisations, and charities.
Lecturer in Accounting
In our software modules, you’ll develop the computing skills to engage with the latest developments in modern financial markets. This includes blockchain technology, big data and algorithms for high-frequency trading.” DR MARTIN WHITE
Reader in Computer Science
Accounting and Finance BSc
My placement was a dream role and so varied – from new model launch activity to sales forecasting and stock relocation. And now I have a prestigious employer on my CV!” WILL O'DONOGHUE, Accounting and Finance (with a professional placement year) BSc
Placement year in Sales and Marketing at Aston Martin Lagonda
Among the diverse range of societies you can join at Sussex, there are many specifically related to Accounting and Finance, including Accounting, Fintech and Banking, Stock and Crypto, Investment and Trading, and Women in Finance. They build links between faculty, students and industry professionals, and help you apply the skills learnt in your degree.
President of the University of Sussex Blockchain Society
I get the opportunity to meet fascinating and talented individuals, both from the society and the industry experts that we host. When speakers talk about their failures and triumphs, it sparks motivation in students to do what they love without fear of failing.” Ali Eshaghi, Finance and Technology (FinTech) BSc
President of the Banking and FinTech Society
Our research has significant impact, with major contributions in areas such as climate finance, financial technology, crypto assets, data analytics in accounting, social and environmental accounting and reporting and financial misconduct. Our research informs our teaching at all levels, equipping students with insights at the cutting edge of our discipline.
Read more about our research, impact and influence.
Benefit from extensive career support and business connections, and development of your workplace skills. Your degree will open employment opportunities worldwide, in both the public and private sector.
Management and Finance MSc
The MSc offered an unique chance to get deep insight into economic theories and methodologies for students coming from the field of business like me.” DENIZ KERN, International Finance and Economics MSc
Ernst & Young AG Switzerland, Consultant Financial Services