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Accounting and Management (MSc)

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Management Accounting

Course type


Course Summary

About this course

Explore the key strategic and tactical challenges faced by managers at all levels with our full-time MSc Accounting and Management degree. You’ll develop your financial management practice to understand the risks and uncertainties impacting modern business.

On this course, you’ll focus on accounting and financial management as you learn how to measure and assess organisational performance. This will give you the skills to pursue careers in finance, accounting or consultancy.

Our master's in accounting and management is a great way to advance to higher-level strategic management roles. You don’t need training or experience in accounting to apply, and we consider applicants from a range of backgrounds.

During the course, you’ll gain a solid foundation in management and accounting concepts, along with related topics including:

  • managing in a global context
  • accounting for corporate performance
  • marketing in the digital age

You can personalise your learning to suit your professional needs. For example, you can choose to focus on:

  • corporate finance
  • international logistics
  • risk taking and decision making
  • entrepreneurial governance
  • project management

Our academic team will enrich your learning through their research and industry insights.


You’ll boost your salary potential by graduating with the accounting and management skills employers are looking for:

  • analysis and interpretation of financial reports and accounts
  • accounting in business decision making and corporate governance
  • appreciation of management in a global context
  • design of a marketing campaign
  • identification, analysis and interpretation of quantitative and qualitative data

As a graduate you can work for banking organisations, financial institutions, accounting firms and consultancies. Examples of the companies our students have gone on to work for include:

  • EY
  • PwC
  • Deloitte
  • McLaren Automotive Ltd

If, once you've graduated, you decide to study for professional qualifications you may be able to apply for accounting qualification exemptions.

This master's is also good preparation for further research at PhD level.


This module provides you with the theoretical background and practical knowledge of management accounting. It introduces fundamental concepts of relevant cost and revenue for decision making and more contemporary management control techniques.

Tuition fees

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For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

This programme is now closed to all international applicants.

Entry requirements

Students will need at least a 2:1 degree, preferably in business or economics.

University information

The University of Southampton is an institution with a strong heritage, with more than 100 years of history and tradition supporting a modern educational model that focuses on student success. Southampton is one of the founding members of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group, a network of research-focused and prestigious universities. Today, the 2023 Complete University Guide league table places Southampton among the top 13 institutions...more

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