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Accounting and Finance (CIMA Gateway) MSc

Accounting and Finance (CIMA Gateway) MSc

Different course options

Full time | Abertay University | 1 year | SEP-22

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-22

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Finance / Accounting (General) Cima - Chartered Institute Of Management Accountants

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Why Study Accounting and Finance?

Designed in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), this programme will prepare you for a successful career in finance by enhancing the skills you need to succeed at management and strategic level within any organisation.

Financial experts with the knowledge and critical decision-making skills to add value to organisations are in high demand. Top-level financial skills combined with leadership ability, business, technical and people skills are often a prerequisite for boardroom positions.

On joining this programme, you will:

  • Develop a thorough and contemporary knowledge of the accounting and financial processes of an organisation and the ability to forward plan and effectively manage risk.
  • Gain knowledge of environmental challenges and trends, the opportunities and constraints these create, and how they impact on organisational decision-making and resource allocation.
  • Build on key skills associated with employment in high-performance organisations.
  • Work towards a Management Accountant qualification while completing your master’s degree.
  • Receive significant study support from CIMA. Your programme fees will include CIMA registration, your first year’s CIMA subscription fees, an attempt at the CIMA Management Case Study Exam, and access to and CIMAconnect online.

This Accounting and Finance MSc is one of the few programmes in the UK to provide an accelerated route to becoming a chartered accountant, whilst delivering insight into how to master all of the qualities and skills mentioned above.

Learning and Assessment

Guest lectures are a significant feature of the programme. Topical, international case-based and research material will be used to encourage learner autonomy, empowerment, the development of higher order thinking skills and cooperative group activities, such as team presentations. At the start of modules, you’ll be given more directed tutor support and will be encouraged to provide peer support and constructive feedback.

Accreditation

This is a one-year Masters degree programme for which on successful completion you'll receive a Masters degree in Accounting and Finance. It allows you to receive significant exemptions from CIMA professional examinations, resulting in a fast-tracked route to the Strategic Level of the CIMA Qualification Framework.

Modules

The complexity of project management and the tools and techniques to support successful management. Carry out an investigation into a project failure and recommend alternative actions which could have been taken. Module content: Project analysis and planning; Managing projects; Project management methodologies.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£10,000

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

£15,000

Entry requirements

Students need to have an Undegraduate degree (2:2 or better). Students who have an ordinary degree and are CIMA accredited to 'Operational Level' or above are also eligible for entry. A desire to focus on management accounting and progress towards a professional qualification with CIMA.