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Accounting, Finance and Strategic Investment MSc

Accounting, Finance and Strategic Investment MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Policy / Strategic Planning Financial Management / Accounting

Course type


Course Summary

This course prepares you for a career in management accounting, financial planning or corporate investment. Strategic planning is an organisation’s process of defining its strategy or direction and making appropriate decisions on the allocation of resources to best achieve its objectives. The course contains significant elements of finance and management accounting. It provides the necessary tools for quantitative assessment of corporate performance and investment opportunities. You will cultivate a skill set that will enable you to influence financial and strategic decisions from inside a company. Management accounting and financial analysis each play a leading role in the development of these skills. You will gain a strong foundation of financial knowledge and analytical skills. You will develop an appreciation of managerial decision making and investment.

On completion of the course, you will be able to show practical skills and the ability to: implement appropriate business strategies that optimise the financial interests of key stakeholders in various organisational environments; systematically collect, analyse and interpret data; provide advice about how to apply financial models, tools and techniques to improve organisational performance and understand and apply as appropriate product costing, budgeting, capital budgeting, and other management accounting techniques to make strategic decisions. This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Associate of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and provides you exemptions from professional examinations.

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Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



This module emphasises the focus on accounting to meet the needs of managers. It stresses the interpretation (rather than the construction) of accounting information as well as a critical (rather than unthinking) acceptance of the underlying assumptions behind accounting numbers. It is suitable for postgraduate students and practising non-financial managers who need a better understanding of the role of accounting in an organisational context.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have a 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any subject. You also need to have a good basic level of numeracy equivalent to UK GCSE or above.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has developed a presence in three similarly vibrant and globally-connected locations – London, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide both a global...more

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