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MSc Accountancy and Financial Management

Course Overview

The MSc Accountancy and Financial Management degree is designed to help support your career development in business, accounting and financial management roles. The course offers finance, accountancy and broader management knowledge and is ideal for individuals seeking to obtain roles within Global, Public and Private Sector Companies.

The course offers the opportunity to explore the principles and practice of financial management and accounting, the different contexts in which firms operate, and how they are managed.  It will equip you with applied skills involved in financial reporting and financial management, as well as wider management issues such as corporate and social responsibility, business ethics, risk and business strategy, financial performance, and taxation/auditing. Being intellectually stimulating and challenging, the course opens up career development opportunities as well as the opportunity to enhance your critical and investigative skills, and could benefit your professional practice.

Why study this course?

  • The MSc Accountancy and Financial Management is great qualification to acquire as it will take your employability to global fronts.
  • Successful completion of this MSc will provide you with necessary business skills and knowledge needed for roles in financial analysis, investment banking, management, public administration and accountancy, and will be useful if you want to pursue a career in industry, commerce or with professional services organisations.

Course details

  • Location

  • Duration

    2 years
  • Fees

    £ 7,920 per year,
  • Timetable

    Flexible options with weekday, evening, and weekend classes available. Check when you apply.
  • Delivered in partnership with

  • Advanced Financial Management (option) – (ACC7504)
  • Advanced Performance Management (option) – (ACC7505)
  • Advanced Taxation (option) – (ACC7506)
  • Advanced Audit and Assurance (option) – (ACC7507)
  • Dissertation – (ACC7510)
  • Research Methods for Accountants – (ACC7508)
  • Strategic Business Leader – (ACC7530)
  • Strategic Business Reporting – (ACC7520)

Career progression

The Master’s Degree in Accountancy and Financial Management will give graduates the opportunity to explore a global career in a variety of roles in financial analysis and management, banking, public administration and accountancy. These may be within the private, public or voluntary sector, or a multinational company or SME. Graduates may also explore a range of other careers within:

  • Corporate finance
  • Auditing
  • Retail Management
  • Financial consultancy
  • Tax and pensions
  • Stocks and shares
  • Loss adjusting
  • Advertising, marketing and PR
  • Insurance
  • Credit and investment analysis
  • Claims inspection

Entry Requirements

  • Normally, you’ll have at least an Upper Second Class (2.1) Honours degree (or equivalent) in Accounting or Accountancy.
  • Alternatively, you’ll have at least an Upper Second Class (2.1) Honours degree (or equivalent) in Business Management. If this is the case, we’ll counsel you towards taking the Advanced Financial Management and Advanced Financial Performance option modules.
  • We’ll also consider applications where appropriate work experience can be demonstrated in lieu of, or in addition to, the published academic qualifications in line with the University’s Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) procedures.
  • If English isn’t your first language you’ll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent). We also accept a range of other English language qualifications
  • If you are an international student, you must take a Secure English Language Test (SELT). You can only take a SELT with one of the following providers: IELTS SELT Consortium including UKVI Academic IELTS, LanguageCert, Pearson and PSI Services (UK) Ltd.
  • Rao M Kashif Khan
    Deputy Head of School of Business and Enterprise

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