Accounting refers to a wide range of topics within a vast research field which covers themes including management accounting, reporting and analysis and accountable accounting. You will explore qualitative and quantitative methods of research specifically designed to reflect the field of accounting.
MRes Accounting is designed for those wishing to follow a career in research and/or academia there is a strong research focus in this degree, although there are some taught elements which will support your knowledge of the research field. An MRes is the ideal first step if you hope to progress to doctoral studies, such as PhD.
You deepen your thinking about accounting and develop a broader understanding of the changing roles and perception of accounting within an ever-changing social context.
MRes Accounting explores research and accounting theory issues, such as:
research skills, including both quantitative and qualitative approaches
theoretical stances underpinning different approaches to research
how to design a research proposal, including construction of research questions and/or hypotheses
launching and managing a research project, including data collection, analysis, and interpretation
corporate reporting and analysis
We equip you with the skills and knowledge to appreciate the depth and breadth of accounting theories and techniques and apply these within a social science context. You benefit from cutting edge research conducted by our Accounting Group who specialise in accounting, accountability, and global development.
At Essex Business School. we champion ethical management and sustainable business. We believe accounting information is the foundation for successful decision-making and further develop your practical accounting skills and theoretical knowledge so you can make a positive impact in the workplace or in accounting research.
Many of our students enjoy roles in areas such as financial analysis, management, public administration, and accountancy.
They progress to work for high-profile organisations and innovative SMEs such as:
Grant Thornton LLP
Ministry of Taxes of the Republic of Azerbaijan
ERS Insurance Group
Credit Data Research, an SME finance provider
Coast Digital, an award-winning marketing agency
Humanity First UK