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International Accounting and Banking MSc

International Accounting and Banking MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Accounting Banking

Course type


Course Summary

This course equips you with in-depth financial knowledge and the practical skills needed for a rewarding career in accounting or banking in multinational organisations. Our MSc International Accounting and Banking is a unique degree amongst UK universities, giving you a competitive edge by combining theory and practice with real-life examples. You gain an advanced understanding of contemporary accounting and banking issues and produce a business report on a listed company. You develop your ability to research issues, analyse and solve business problems and operate effectively in a fast-paced international business environment. Whether you have a first degree in accounting, or are looking to study the subject for the first time, this course is for you if you’re looking for a career in international organisations, such as banks, accountancy firms, accountancy and finance departments or business consultancy.

You explore topics including: international management accounting; international financial reporting; corporate reporting and analysis; modern banking; bank strategy and risk. We develop your creativity, innovation and ethical awareness to prepare you for a successful business career. Our Masters courses foster the business leaders of the future, equipping them with the skills to handle the many challenges the international world of business continues to present. As well as exploring their own entrepreneurial ventures, our graduates have gained fulfilling roles in financial analysis, management, public administration and accountancy.

Different course options

Full time | Colchester Campus | 1 year | OCT-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The module commences with a comparative analysis of the development of national accounting systems. Next the role of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and its impact on financial reporting internationally will be examined in the context of perceived advantages and disadvantages of harmonisation and standardisation. Although the importance of the IASB is primarily seen in the context of capital markets, we will also consider the particular financial reporting needs of developing countries. The module then considers several country studies, including examples of financial reporting taken from North America, Europe and Japan. Finally the module considers some specific issues related to comparative international financial analysis.

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 2:2 degree containing modules from a social science or numerate discipline.