Coventry University London

Professional Accounting MSc

A fast-paced and highly practical CIMA and ACCA-accredited master’s degree programme, ideal anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of accounting in the global context.

A fast-paced and highly practical CIMA and ACCA-accredited master’s degree programme. Ideal for anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of accounting in the global context.

This master’s programme demands a great deal from its students, so it may be ideal if you want to cover a lot of ground in a short time. You’ll learn to operate effectively within the global marketplace, enabling you, upon successful completion, to pursue a career in accounting or to further your knowledge in the field of accounting and finance. You may have just graduated in accounting or a related subject, or perhaps you’re already an accountant but want to develop your knowledge base into broader management roles.What’s more, both MSc Professional Accounting and MSc Professional Accounting with Extended Professional Practice have been awarded nine ACCA exemption accreditations, and upon completion of the programme students can enter CIMA via their Masters gateway which entitles them to 11 exemptions. This master’s course is also linked to SAP HANA. You’ll also learn using Bloomberg terminals and S&P Capital IQ – which are routinely used in major organisations around the word. Where better to study accounting than in the heart of London’s financial district?Extended Professional Practice
This course offers the option of undertaking Extended Professional Practice. Our Extended MSc courses are delivered over 18 months instead of the usual 12 months, giving you the opportunity to undertake a longer internship* or project as part of your course.You will have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of how businesses operate, how to apply theory to real-world scenarios, and how best to prepare you for the world of business with confidence.Our Talent Team are here to support you in securing an extended placement with the right employer. Whether you are looking to join a small business or a large organisation, the team will work with you to help you achieve your internship goal.Your placement will be full-time, with students expected to work approximately 35 hours per week.The Extended Professional Practice course lasts 5 semesters; during semesters 1 and 2 you will undertake 120 taught credits on-campus; in semesters 3 and 4 you will undertake the placement; in the final semester, you will take a 60-credit project module in which you will write up your internship report and research findings.


Entry Requirements

A second class honours degree (2:2) or equivalent.

Applications from candidates with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. Work experience is desirable but not essential.

English as a Foreign Language: An IELTS of 6.5 is required for this course

Career Prospects

Jobs in accounting and finance are competitive, so this degree is designed to provide the edge you need to secure a great career in accounting or strategic management.

That’s because this course is fully connected to the workplace – for example, it’s been designed with the help of industry experts and is aligned with the requirements of the major professional associations (such as ACCA, ICAEW and CIMA). Graduates have well-developed powers of analysis, clear perspectives on strategy, and highly effective communication and research skills. These are very much in demand from employers in private, public and third-sector organisations around the world.

You’ll have access to career-building support including entrepreneurship, CV-writing and interview skills. As a postgraduate student, you’ll be eligible to apply for our ‘High Flyers’ programme, designed to develop particularly talented students.

Where our graduates work

If you haven’t yet qualified as an accountant, this course will offer significant exemptions from the qualifying exams with the leading professional bodies. From there, you could take up a role with an accountancy firm (including the big global consultancies) or you could work in-house for a business or become self-employed. Not all students may want to qualify as an accountant, but will have obtained an excellent grounding for a career in finance, management or leadership. You might work for an investment company or in raising corporate finance, for example.

If you’ve already qualified as an accountant, your higher-level qualification could accelerate your career – whether in accounting or in strategic leadership roles. You’ll have broadened your understanding of a wide range of aspects of accounting and deepened your knowledge of international accounting standards.

Course Details

Gain exposure to a technology-rich, fully simulated trading floor – mirroring that of a top investment bank – including Bloomberg trading software.

This master’s course offers all the flexibility of both full-time and part-time study, as well as 2 start dates – making it easier for you if you choose continue working while you study.

With the support of our helpful, experienced tutors, you’ll develop advanced analytical skills, clarity of perspective on global business, the ability to think more strategically, and communication and research skills. These are all in high demand among employers in the private, public, and third sectors.

This programme is accredited by CIMA – Chartered Institute of Management Accountants where you will receive 11 exemptions with 5 exams to go. You enter CIMA and take the Gateway Exam, once passed you will be granted entry to the Professional Qualification at Strategic Level. Find out more about this entry route here.

The curriculum for this course is aligned to major accounting bodies, such as ACCA, ICAEW and CIMA. Choose this course and you’ll be well on your way to qualifying as an accountant – or, if you’re already qualified, to reaching higher and wider in your career.

This is an intensive course focusing in on issues of accounting rather than placing accounting in a broader context. You’ll be asked to study a set of core accounting modules plus your choice of 2 optional modules in risk analysis and financial modelling or business analysis. You’ll also have an array of options for your final major project, ranging from a dissertation to real consultancy* or an internship*. These opportunities will be sourced by the student, with support from our Talent Team.

Year 1

SAP HANA
Global Financial Management
Global Performance Management
Professional Financial Reporting and Analysis
Empirical Finance and Accounting Research
Audit, Assurance and Professional Ethics
Taxation

Optional modules
Risk Analysis & Financial Modelling
Business Analysis

Final Term Project Options (without Extended Professional Practice)
Internship
Individual Consulting
Dissertation for Accounting, Finance and Economics
Accounting Simulation

Extended Professional Practice

Postgraduate Professional Practice 1
Postgraduate Professional Practice 2
Postgraduate Professional Practice Project

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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