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Accounting and Business Intelligence (2 years) MSc

Accounting and Business Intelligence (2 years) MSc

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2 years

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Business Intelligence Software (Use) Accounting Primary Schools (General) Business Studies

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Course Summary


Recent disruptive technological innovations such as Big Data Analytics, Blockchain Automation, and Business Financial Technology, lead to profound changes within the modern business environment. Consequently, accounting and business finance professionals are challenged to develop new hybrid skillsets and attributes that will enable them to thrive within the sphere of the emerging 5th industrial revolution. The MSc Accounting and Business Intelligence is designed for students who have an academic background in accounting, business analytics, and financial management. The structure of the programme makes it particularly relevant to the needs of accounting graduates and newly qualified accounting professionals who aim to pursue careers within the new hybrid accounting specialisms and who aim to operate within the new and increasingly popular business models that are a by-product of modern, fast-paced technological innovations.

Completing this course successfully will help you develop the attributes required to progress faster through the business hierarchy and will allow you to secure highly sought-after positions such as Chief Financial and Technology Officer, Chief Financial Information Officer, Forensic Accountant, and International Tax Consultant, in addition to the more mainstream career pathways in accounting and auditing. The combination of the above attributes will also help you develop the necessary aptitude that leads to a successful pursuit of further studies at PhD level.

Careers and your future

Built upon the core advanced features of the professional accountancy domain, our Accounting and Business Intelligence MSc will equip you with a unique set of expertise, that is currently in increasing demand. It fosters the development of a strong conceptual understanding of business intelligence, innovation, entrepreneurship and business financial technologies in addition to exploring current issues in such areas as corporate governance, international taxation, management and financial accounting. Armed with the ability to appraise both theoretical and applied perspectives on modern business models’ operation and sustainability, you will be able to apply a range of specialist skills to the organisations in which you will operate as a modern accounting professional.

As a masters graduate you’ll be equipped to enter a number of job roles, including: Auditor; Financial Accountant; Management Accountant; Financial Technology Associate; Business Intelligence Analyst; International Tax Consultant; Forensic Accountant; Business Consultant; Financial analyst; Financial Controller.


Researching and writing a 12,000 word dissertation is an integral part of the course. Your dissertation should focus upon empirical research into a management problem or issue of your choice to be agreed with your tutor, who will support you in your research. The dissertation must be submitted by the end of the academic year.

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Entry requirements

A 2.1 (or International equivalent) in a degree in Accounting, Accountancy, Finance, Financial Management, Investment Management and Banking. Applicants with other degree subjects that include a substantial component including study of accounting, accountancy, finance, financial management, investment management and banking are encouraged to apply and will be considered according to their own merits. Applicants with a 2.2 or international equivalent will be considered on an individual basis according to the merits of each application. Please be aware that we will consider applicants who more closely meet our 2.1 degree level entry requirements in the first instance.

University information

Based in Uxbridge, on the outskirts of west London, Brunel University London offers over 100 specialist postgraduate courses, available to study both full-time and part-time. Nearly 18,000 students are enrolled at Brunel, with over 6,700 of those studying at postgraduate level. Brunel is comprised of three colleges: Business, Arts & Social Sciences Engineering, Design & Physical Sciences Health & Life Sciences It also has five...more