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Accounting & Finance Masters - MSc

The MSc Accounting and Finance programme is suitable for anyone wishing to acquire specialist knowledge within the realm of accountancy and finance, and who aspire to pursue a career in the financial sector, either as an analyst or accountant. This programme offers a suite modules, core and optional, which will enable learners to choose some modules to suit their individual needs and interest.

This MSc is also suitable for individuals who aim to become professionally qualified accountants as it offers modules which are closely aligned to the Professional level syllabus of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification. By choosing a set combination of modules, learners can simultaneously cover key aspects of ACCA's Professional level syllabus.

All the Finance based Masters programmes within the School of Management have full access to the Financial Times on-line

Entry Requirements

  • Possess, or expect to obtain, an undergraduate degree or equivalent, in a relevant area (Accounting, Economics or Finance) with a minimum of a 2:2 classification. Students with a general Business Studies degree with a relevant pathway or substantive appropriate module coverage will be considered on a case by case basis; 
  • Have a minimum of five years relevant work experience in the field of finance; 
  • Hold a suitable professional qualification from an appropriate professional body. In some instances those with higher level professional qualifications may be exempt from specific taught modules. Such exemptions would be discussed on a case by case basis with the Programme Director. 
  • Students whose first language is not English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.0 standard or equivalent.

Career Prospects

The demand for highly skilled and knowledgeable finance professionals is now more global than ever before. No longer are London and New York the only homes for large multinational international financial businesses and institutions. These potential employers are now additionally located in the Middle and Far- East and postgraduate student are almost as likely to find their first job in Dubai, Bahrain, or Shanghai as in the traditional centers.

This demand has been instrumental in designing this challenging suite of programs. To maximize employability the program learning outcomes are geared toward supplying students with the knowledge, skills, and understanding that the finance industry requires. A key component of this is the module “Current Issues in Accounting, Banking & Finance”.

Career opportunities after completing Accounting & Finance Masters - MSc

  • Comptroller.
  • Corporate controller.
  • Director of accounting.
  • Finance manager.
  • Treasurer.
  • Business controller.
  • Financial controller.

Course Details

The programme comprises of a taught element, worth 140 credits and a final compulsory non-taught Dissertation worth 40 credits. The MSc will be awarded on successful completion of the 180 credits. 

The taught element of the programme is delivered over two semesters, where each taught module is worth 20 credits. The taught modules to be completed are: 

Compulsory Taught Modules:

Advanced Financial Management (20 credits)
Advanced Performance Management (20 credits)
Corporate Finance And Risk (20 credits)
Current Issues in Accounting, Banking & Finance (20 credits)
Governance Risk & Ethics (20 credits)
Research Methods (20 credits)

Optional Modules (choice of one)

Capital Markets And Derivatives) (20 credits)
Innovation and Risk Management (20 credits)
Professional Work Experience (20 credits)
Quantitative Finance (20 credits)

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