University of Edinburgh Business School


We provide a series of courses at all levels which discuss the organisational, political and societal implications of accounting.


The University of Edinburgh Business School offers two undergraduate accounting degree programmes: MA Accounting & Finance, and MA Business & Accounting. We also provide joint accounting degrees with the School of Economics and Law.

Within the four year undergraduate degree programme, our senior honours (4th) year course options allow students to engage with the academic accounting literature. These courses draw on the particular research expertise of staff members.

For example, The Accounting Profession senior honours course introduces students to issues such as the history of the accounting profession, the changing scope of professional work and the accountancy profession in the global economy.

The Accounting & Everyday Life senior honours course examines the role of accounting in a range of everyday contexts, from the home to shopping malls, and explores its manifestation in cultural forms such as art, architecture and cinema.


Executive education

Members of the Centre for Accounting and Society run two executive education masterclasses in the University of Edinburgh on an annual basis. Our staff also work with our executive education team to develop┬ácustom programmes to best suit your organisation’s needs.

Masterclass in numbers, governance and leadership

This masterclass equips participants with the critical understanding of the function and use of financial data, necessary to make complex judgements on the risks and opportunities that organisations face.

Masterclass in behavioural finance

This advanced two-day masterclass introduces participants to the latest research findings in the area of behavioural finance from an applied perspective and explores the nuances of decision making in the presence of risk and uncertainty.

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