The MSc Accountancy and Financial Strategy degree is designed for professionals working in the business and finance sector. Successful completion of the course will support your development in a business finance career, in particular strategic accounting, in public and private sector businesses or multinational organizations.
You will develop your understanding of the principles and practice of financial strategy and accounting, the context in which they operate and how they are managed. You will learn the applied skills involved in financial reporting and strategic planning, as well as wider management issues such as corporate and social responsibility, risk management and e-business strategies and models.
Course Content: You will study at total of 180 credits.
This includes seven modules worth 20 credits each:
Research and Study Skills for Accounting and Finance;
E-Business Strategy and Models;
Financial Reporting and Analysis;
Strategic Planning and Management Accounting;
Corporate and Social Responsibility.
In addition, you will write a research based Dissertation worth 40 credits.
Exit awards are also available. For a Postgraduate Diploma you will require a total of 120 credits and for a Postgraduate Certificate, 60 credits.
Course Duration: 16 months full time
Course Start Date: January 2014
Course Fee: 9900 GBP
Entry Requirements: You should have at least a lower second class honours degree (2.2) in accounting, business or a finance-related discipline (or a comparable relevant qualification from a UK or overseas institution). Applicants may be invited for interview.
Applications from candidates offering a mix of relevant professional qualifications and appropriate experience are also welcomed and will be considered on a case by case basis.
If English is not your first language you will need IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent).
Applicants whose current English language qualification is below this level will be invited to take one of the English Language Foundation Program (offered by University at preferential rates prior to commencing the Master’s degree.