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MSc - Master of Science
Finance / Accounting (General) Accounting
The ability to understand and control the finances of a business are essential to an organisation’s success; good accountancy skills and financial management experience are highly sought after and provide the basis for a rewarding career.
Designed for graduates looking to start work, professionals aspiring to develop their career or those preparing to study for the exams of the professional bodies, this Accounting and Finance postgraduate degree is highly practical and future facing. The Master’s programme covers a variety of operational and functional concepts and practices as well as the technology that supports them. You will also look closely at how these aspects integrate with the management of global organisations.
You will study at Salford Business School, on the Peel Park campus, close to Manchester city centre. Manchester is a vibrant financial centre and, with financial headquarters nearby, you will have plenty of opportunities for industry engagement and networking.
Over the duration of your course a range of assessment techniques will be used. Types of assessment include; essays, assignments, exams, multiple choice tests, online tests, group reports, and portfolio work. The weighting between exams and coursework varies between modules and years, but exams still play a major role.
The University of Salford grew out of the institutes of the late 19th century that provided a talented, technically proficient and professional workforce to support the UK’s rapidly growing industries. In the 21st century, this still holds strong. Whilst industry has changed significantly, the need for industry-focused education is equally relevant today.
We teach the skills that employers need and as a result, our graduates enjoy excellent international career prospects.
This is an advanced degree in corporate finance and can lead you to a wide range of career opportunities and roles, such as finance director, new business development manager, treasury manager, financial controller, financial planning manager, stock market financial analyst, funds portfolio manager, and global hedge fund manager. It also provides a thorough preparation for academic research in finance and corporate finance.
On successfully finishing this programme, you will be equipped with the skills and understanding necessary to effectively and efficiently perform tasks in a managerial or consulting role. As well as your academic learning, you will develop your ability to work well in teams and independently, to evaluate critically, think creatively and communicate effectively with respect to issues in the industry; and to recognise good practice in the analysis, planning and management of international banking and finance products and services. You'll also develop an advanced level of understanding of research methods and their application to a wide range of international banking and finance problems.
Students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.
For this course (per year)
For this course (per year)
A minimum 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in accounting, finance or similar. A wide range of professional qualifications are also accepted either in partial or complete fulfilment of entry requirements. Where a student has gained a recognised honours degree but does not meet the normal entry qualification requirement, they may still be considered for entry if they can demonstrate relevant work experience of a minimum two years duration post study and acceptable level of responsibility. We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.
The University of Salford is an ambitious and progressive institution in the Greater Manchester area. It offers a high-quality programme of postgraduate and research degree courses that furthers understanding in key areas of global research, and leads graduates into challenging and rewarding careers in science, healthcare, law, business, engineering, the built environment, media, music and the arts. Students will join a postgraduate community...more