Accountancy, Finance and Economics

Department of Law, Economics, Accountancy and Risk

Contact: Dr Stuart McChlery T: 0141 331 3358 E:

The Accountancy, Finance and Risk group has strength in depth across its three broadly defined areas of provision. We pride ourselves on close links with business, which provide our students with regular contact with professional accountants, risk managers and key players in the banking sector.

We also work in partnership with key professional bodies in areas in which we excel.  Our BA Accountancy programme is accredited by all the UK professional accounting bodies.  We provide professional programmes in partnership with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). We work closely with the Chartered Institute of Insurers (CII), the Institute of Risk Management (IRM), the Institute of Operational Risk (IOR) and the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) with whom we are a ‘Centre of Excellence’.

The economic environment in which businesses operate is increasingly shaped and influenced by international trends, developments and events. Economics brings together specialists in economic analysis and international business and development to deliver a wide range of modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The group delivers high-quality teaching underpinned by policy-relevant research, which reflects the dynamic nature of global economics and modern business organisations.

These links enable us to remain relevant - providing both students and corporate clients with cutting edge, contemporary and impartial information.

Areas of Excellence

  • Accountancy
  • Developing Business in International Markets
  • Economics of Gender Equality- Women in the Scottish Economy
  • Economic Policy Analysis
  • Financial institutions performance
  • International Development
  • Labour Market Analysis
  • Oil and gas accounting
  • Operational risk management
  • Public and private sector risk management
  • Regional Economic Development

Our Courses

Postgraduate and undergraduate degrees in accounting, finance and economics.