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Full time | Pearson Business School | 1 year | SEP-21

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Acca - Association Of Chartered Certified Accountants Leadership

Course type


Course Summary

This programme has been developed by Pearson Business School, with input from the ACCA and global leaders such as IBM and Santander. Our modules are taught by experienced Chartered Accountants who have worked for accountancy firms including PwC. We combine academic theory with real accountancy projects so you develop the skills to be a successful financial leader.

You will sit the ACCA professional exams during the programme with some of these counting as assessment towards your MSc qualification. In addition, you'll study a set of complementary univserity modules to top-up to a Masters degree and accelerate your career in finance and accounting.

Become fully exam qualified with ACCA, whilst studying a trailblazing masters degree in Financial Leadership validated by the University of Kent (a Gold awarded university by the Teaching Excellence Framework).


Strategic Leadership (includes ACCA Strategic Business Leader exam) (60 Credits) - Core
Corporate Reporting (includes ACCA Strategic Business Reporting exam) (30 Credits) - Core

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

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have passed an accredited programme by the ACCA that provides exemption from the first 9 ACCA exam papers (formerly known as F1-F9): AB Accountant in Business; MA Management Accounting; FA Financial Accounting; LW Corporate and Business Law; PM Performance Management; TX Taxation (UK); FR Financial Reporting; AA Audit and Assurance; FM Financial Management; Candidates are also required to successfully pass an interview. Students no need to have an undergraduate degree for this MSc programme due to the professional body entry requirements. However, if students hold a relevant Accounting or Finance degree from a recognised ACCA-partner institution (or otherwise), you may qualify for some or all of these exemptions. If Students first language is not English you may need to complete an English language test, such as a Pearson English language test (PTE Academic) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test, to demonstrate you have the language skills needed to complete your degree. All of our courses are taught in English. Students need to have an 6.5 IELTS (with a minimum of 6.0 in Reading and Writing and 5.5 in Speaking and Listening).

University information

Pearson Business School, part of Pearson College London, offers postgraduate degrees in Business Management and Accounting and the unique chance to study within a FTSE 100 listed company. All of their degrees have been designed and developed alongside industry. With top professionals who bring their experience to the classroom, and a real-world approach to learning, all students graduate with the skills needed to get ahead. ...more