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Accounting and Financial Management MSc

Accounting and Financial Management MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Financial Management Accounting

Course type


Course Summary

This course is designed for those who have not studied accounting before, but have a degree in business, economics or another related subject. We provide a comprehensive grounding in corporate analysis and reporting, as well as building your confidence in financial decision-making. You then tailor your studies to suit your preferred career directed towards a range of positions in industry, commerce or professional services. You cover topics including: theories of financial reporting; management accounting and control; theoretical and critical approaches to accounting and financial management; analysis of financial statements.

Our MSc Accounting and Financial Management provides you with the skills needed for roles in financial analysis, management, public administration and accountancy. Our course will be particularly useful if you want to pursue a career in industry, commerce or with professional services firms, with many of our graduates also beginning their own entrepreneurial ventures. You have access to a range of career advice and employability opportunities within the School, as well as from the University’s Employability and Careers Centre. There is also access to employer talks on campus.

Different course options

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

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The primary purpose of this module is to provide the student with the basic econometric tools and experience necessary to begin conducting empirical research in finance. The first part of this module covers a review of statistics and basic econometric models. The second part will concentrate on the application of econometric techniques in finance by considering such topics as (G)ARCH models, unit roots and cointegration.

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