Explore how accounting and reporting decisions affect markets and companies. Study accounting in its wider social context
Have you got a background in accounting with sound quantitative skills?
Do you want to enhance them by developing a more critical understanding while exploring current theories and cutting-edge techniques in finance?
Join us and after 12 months in our creative and innovative learning environment, you will leave well-equipped for a wide range of careers in international accounting.
You will study six compulsory modules and two optional modules of your choice, one of which must be from Accounting. Finance modules are taken from our very successful MSc in Finance – one of the UK’s top finance courses.*
*The Financial Times ranks our MSc in Finance 13th in the world and 3rd in the UK in their Masters in Finance Pre-experience Ranking 2018
Every year we offer many optional modules from behavioural science through to quantitative finance, giving you the opportunity to tailor the course to your preferences. Please note that availability and delivery modes may vary.
Assessment is a mix of exams, project work, and tests, with your 10-12,000 word dissertation bringing all your learning together.
Lectures & classes
Lectures introduce key theories, concepts, and economic models. In classes, you will solve financial problems and numerical exercises, analyse case studies, and make presentations of research published in academic journals.
A 10– 12,000-word dissertation gives you the opportunity to develop, test, practice and apply the techniques and theories you have gained through your studies. You will be supervised and supported throughout by one of our academic staff or teaching associates and will usually submit your dissertation in early September.
The finance programmes are challenging technical courses. To succeed on these courses you will need strong mathematics and statistics or econometrics ability, this could be demonstrated by a high 2.1 or 1stachieved in a relevant subject at Undergraduate level.
Your Undergraduate studies should contain substantial elements of accounting, as well as some quantitative modules and preferably some microeconomics.
GMAT & GRE
We do not require a GMAT or GRE score but a well-balanced score (700+) may strengthen your application.
English not your first language?
If English is not your first language, you must meet a minimum overall standard in a recognised test of English, examples are shown below. You must show a good balance across all sections of the test and it must have been taken within two years of starting the course. We will require your certificates as evidence.
Educated in the English language?
If you are a non-native speaker of English but have been educated entirely in English for your degree, and completed this within the last two years, this may satisfy the University of your language skills. For further information, please see the University’s page for English language requirements.
We do not offer a pre-sessional English class as an alternative to achieving these scores. Any pre-sessional course should be viewed as a way of settling into living and studying in the UK and not as a way of boosting your score.
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Last updated November 12, 2018