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Finance and Accounting with CIMA MSc

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Full time | Paisley Campus | 1 year | 04-SEP-23

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

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

Course type


Course Summary


Developed in conjunction with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Finance & Accounting MSc prepares you for a successful career in finance and accounting, working at home or overseas in various business environments.

The master's course offers a portfolio of modules reflecting the needs of those wishing to pursue a career in accounting and/or finance but who may not have accounting as their first degree. The course focuses on conceptual understanding and practical skills of accounting and finance supplemented by an understanding of the background within which accounting operates.

Assessment (Typical for taught modules)

  • Exam: 70%
  • Coursework: 30%

Assessment methods will include:

  • Written examinations
  • Oral presentations
  • Written reports
  • Essays
  • Case studies
  • Literature reviews
  • Research proposals
  • Dissertation research and write-up

Career Prospects


Graduates can explore a rich diversity of career options in finance and accounting management posts in industry and commerce e.g., management accountant, business analyst, management consultant, finance manager or chief financial officer.

Further Study

Graduates may also choose to pursue a research career or further management qualifications such as an MBA or DBA. You will also gain PGCert and PGDip awards in this course.


This module builds on the knowledge gained from the Strategic Management Accounting module which focussed on the disciplines of management accounting used to support decision making. This will cover the tools and techniques that generate information needed to evaluate and control present and projected performance. The areas covered include: forecasting, applications of linear mathematical methods, strategic cost management, risk and uncertainty, pricing, approaches to performance measurement and challenges to traditional management accounting.

Tuition fees

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International fees
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Entry requirements

Applicants must have achieved an Honours degree in any business or accounting related discipline or an equivalent international degree qualification. Applicants with lesser qualifications may also be considered if they have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry, and/or hold other degrees, if they have started to study with any accounting and finance professional body, such as CIMA, ACCA etc.