Master's in Accounting and Finance in Africa

Best Masters in Accounting and Finance in Africa 2017

Accounting and Finance

A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree. One must already have an undergraduate degree to apply for a master's program. Most master's degree program would require students to complete a master's thesis or research paper.

Accounting and finance is an academic area of study that prepares students for a variety of careers in the business realm. Classes usually focus on what makes up the financial system of the economy as well as financial management tools.

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Master in Accountancy, Control and Audit

HEM Business School
Campus Full time August 2017 Morocco Fez Casablanca Rabat Marrakech Tangier + 4 more

The ACA major in HEM’s Grande Ecole Program (4th and 5th years - MASTER) aims at training high-level financial executives capable of working in leadership positions within the company or conducting tasks of auditing and consultancy ; the purpose of this training is to fulfill an increasingly growing need in expertise in Accounting, Control and Audit... [+]

Top Master's Programs in Accounting and Finance in Africa 2017. The ACA major in HEM’s Grande Ecole Program (4th and 5th years - MASTER) aims at training high-level financial executives capable of working in leadership positions within the company or conducting tasks of auditing and consultancy ; the purpose of this training is to fulfill an increasingly growing need in expertise in Accounting, Control and Audit. Thus, the objectives of this training are three: Provide the company with expertise equipped with Audit methods and techniques both internally and externally; Provide the company with operational executives with precise financial management tools; Allow students to access a technical training with interesting work opportunities. The objective of a technical and specialized training should not be at the expense of personal development, which can alone guarantee to young executives of this level adaptive capacity and advancement. HEM Business School Grande Ecole Program - Year 4 (Master 1) The 4th year (the equivalent of a Master's 1st year) opens the second cycle. During the 4th year, the management training is further developed and completed as a number of concentration areas open up. First semester General management (in common core) Finance International Management & Logistics Touristic Management Marketing Management of Information Systems Industrial Management Accounting Control and Audit - ACA Second semester General management (in common core) Finance International Management & Logistics Touristic Management Marketing Management of Information Systems Industrial Management Accounting Control and Audit - ACA HEM Business School Grande Ecole Program - Year 5 (Master 2) The 5th year is a concentration focus and a management proficiency year. First semester General management (in common core) Finance International Management & Logistics Touristic Management Marketing Management of Information Systems Industrial Management Accounting Control and Audit - ACA Second semester General management (in common core) Finance International Management & Logistics Touristic Management Marketing Management of Information Systems Industrial Management Accounting Control and Audit - ACA [-]

Master in Finance

East London University
Campus Full time February 2017 South Africa East London

In the era of new business, the formula for success demands more than clicking through spreadsheets or grabbing headlines from stock-market tickers. Here at the East London University, our greatest insights are born from a hands-on understanding of how finance can improve people's lives. We invite you to roll up your sleeves — and get down to business. [+]

In the era of new business, the formula for success demands more than clicking through spreadsheets or grabbing headlines from stock-market tickers. Here at the East London University, our greatest insights are born from a hands-on understanding of how finance can improve people's lives. We invite you to roll up your sleeves — and get down to business. This Postgraduate Master program will prepare you for a position in the Finance field (Analyst, Quant, Risk Management, etc.). The Master in Finance affords up-to-the minute knowledge in the most innovative areas of finance, including geopolitics, behavioral finance, risk governance, and Islamic finance. The master will also equip you with a practical and applied knowledge, as well as the additional values you will need to succeed as a financier. The master combines the academic rigor of the analysis tools with the experience of seasoned professionals. Our immersive, MS in Finance program will equip you with the foundational skills to: Identify, evaluate, and implement capital budgeting processes to maximize shareholder value Assess financial risk and proficiency, especially when future payoffs are uncertain Understand and implement asset allocation strategies and risk management procedures Leverage cutting-edge finance techniques and the resources that support them Program objectives This full-time program will put you to work with real world group projects and hands-on assignments revolving around the following 3 areas of expertise.: Financial modeling (including capital budgeting, basic statistics, and forecasting) Financial accounting and the principles underlying financial accounting and use of accounting information for decision-making Financial Markets: financial derivative securities covering options, forwards, futures, and OTC derivatives Program This 2-year Postgraduate Master’s Degree grants 120 ECTS credits distributed in 4 semesters of 15 weeks each: 96 mandatory ECTS credits (including 18 ECTS credits granted upon completion of a mandatory professional internship and 12 ECTS credits for the Master’s Thesis at the end of the program) and 24 elective ECTS credits chosen a catalog of 48 elective ECTS total. Students will have to decide between 2 minors: Financial Accounting: provides students with a thorough understanding of corporate financial accounting and reporting. This information is widely used in making investment decisions, corporate and managerial performance assessment, and valuation of firms. Students perform economics-based analysis of accounting information from the viewpoint of the users of accounting information (senior managers) rather than the preparer (the accountant). Financial Markets: gives students ideas, methods, and institutions that permit human society to manage risks and foster enterprise. Introduction to risk management and behavioral finance principles to understand the functioning of securities, options, forwards, futures, OTC derivatives as well as insurance, and banking industries. In addition to finance courses, students have the option to prepare for CFA Charter Level I, a highly respected international qualification within the finance industry. Curriculum Semesters 1 & 2 Financial Accounting Corporate finance Financial statement analysis Macro economy Financial markets Mandatory internship Semester 3 Fixed income Investment Theory Microeconomics Financial Accounting Minor Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Statement of Cash Flow and Principles of Accrual Accounting Financial Statement Analysis Financial Markets Minor Stock Market, Portfolio Diversification and Supporting Financial Institutions Insurance and banking industries - Risk and Financial Crises Semester 4 Financial statistics Quantitative financial economics International finance Financial Accounting Minor Time Value of Money, Long-Term Debt and Deferred Taxes Investments, Business Combinations and Financial Decision-Making Financial Markets Minor Options Markets Exchanges, Brokers, Dealers, Clearinghouses Master thesis Thesis Our world-class faculty members don't just teach traditional finance. They challenge you to use creativity, critical thinking, and ethical leadership to make organizations better. Understand the macro challenges that impact our world at the micro level. We invite you to join us. Technological advances and economic and political events have greatly influenced the financial industry in recent years. As the marketplace becomes increasingly complex, financial managers and analysts need an in-depth understanding of how to maximize global diversification of financial portfolios, shareholder value, and return on financial assets while managing the risk exposure to interest rate, exchange rate, and commodity fluctuation. A master’s degree in finance can help equip you with the skills you need to meet the demands of today’s marketplace. [-]

MRes Business Administration

GIMPA Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration
Campus Part time September 2017 Ghana Accra

The MRes is a research-based degree that prepares graduates for academic careers in various functional areas of business at tertiary institutions and in the research departments of organizations. The programme emphasizes the development of skills in understanding theory, the research process and methodology. [+]

Top Master's Programs in Accounting and Finance in Africa 2017. If you are looking for: A Master’s degree in business with world-class credentials Global faculty with latest knowledge in leadership and management The best set of PhD-qualified Lecturers in any business school in Ghana A strong link between classroom learning and the practice of global business To raise your management and leadership skills to the highest global standard Then GIMPA is your perfect match. The MRes is a research-based degree that prepares graduates for academic careers in various functional areas of business at tertiary institutions and in the research departments of organizations. The programme emphasizes the development of skills in understanding theory, the research process and methodology. Graduates of the program are expected to make contributions to the advancement of knowledge of business practices through research, teaching and consulting. It is also designed for those interested in acquiring a doctoral degree in the future. The curriculum is intended to provide graduates with a broad perspective of business plus an in-depth exposure to a specific business content area and research methods. Programme Content Required (Core) Course(s): MSCO 700 Quantitative Methods (6Cr)* (Pre-Program) *May be waived for students with quantitative based first or second degrees GMBA 601 Managing Organizations (3cr) GMBA 602 Business Economics (3cr) GMBA 603 Accounting for Decision Making (3cr) GMBA 606 Marketing Management (3cr) GMBA 607 Managing Operations (3cr) GMBA 609 Managerial Finance (3cr) Research Tools (9 Credits) MSCO 800 Foundations of Social Science Research (3cr)* MSCO 801 Research Methods in Behavioral Sciences (3cr) OR MSCO 802 Research Methods in Accounting and Finance (3cr) MSCO 804 Econometrics (3cr) OR MSCO 806 Measurement Theory and Data Analysis (3cr) *Required of all students Area of Specialization/Elective Courses: (12 credits) Accounting MSAC 900 Financial Accounting Theory 1 (3cr) MSAC 901 Management Accounting Theory 2 (3cr) MSAC 902 Special Topics in Accounting (6cr) Finance MSFI 910 Corporate Finance Theory & Research (3cr) MSFI 911 Investment Theory & Research (3cr) MSFI 912 Special Topics in Finance (6cr) Management MSMG 920 Theory in Organizational Behavior (3cr) MSMG 921 Organization Theory (3cr) MSMG 922 Special Topics in Management (6cr) Marketing MSMK 930 Consumer Behaviour Theory and Research (3cr) MSMK 931 Theory in Marketing Strategy (3cr) MSMK 932 Special Topics in Marketing (6cr) Supply Chain Management MSOP 900 Theory of Operations Management (3cr) MSOP 901 Supply Chain Management Seminar (3cr) MSOP 902 Special Topics in Supply Chain Management (6cr) Research Component: MSTH 990 Thesis Seminar (18cr) Programme Structure The programme is run in three formats: Evenings, Weekend and Modular. Campuses in Kumasi, Takoradi and Accra may run different formats depending on student needs. The Evening programme is run over a 2-year period of 4/5 semesters. Students have classes three (3) times a week. Classes are from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm. The Modular programme is an intense learning experience based on five 3-week sessions at five-month intervals. The weekend programme is run over a two-year period of 4/5 semesters. Students have classes on Friday evenings and full day Saturday. Admission Requirements The prerequisites for admission are: Strong quantitative background and/or research orientation; 2nd Class Upper Division minimum for graduates in business, economics and other social sciences; 2nd Class Lower Division minimum for graduates in mathematics, statistics and engineering related sciences; For the program in Accounting a terminal professional qualification would be an added advantage; Demonstrated interest in teaching and research at the tertiary level; Sponsorship by a tertiary institution will be an added advantage. How to apply: Interested candidates may download the application form from our website, www.gimpa.edu.gh. The completed application form with original transcripts and certified copies of certificates should be submitted to one of our campuses. The completed application form must also be accompanied by proof of payment of the application processing fee of GHC 200.00 [US $150 for foreign students]. [-]