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International Accounting and Finance MSc

International Accounting and Finance MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Finance / Accounting (General) Accounting

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Why this course?

The programme is for graduates looking to broaden their previous study of accounting or for those already working in accounting or finance.

The course gives you an international perspective on the theory and practice of accounting. You will study financial management and securities markets. There is a particular focus on the move towards harmonisation with international accounting standards and the impact of leading standard-setting authorities.

The programme provides you with

  • an international perspective on accounting theories of income and value
  • critical awareness of international accounting standards and their implementation
  • sound understanding of financial theory and analysis
  • appreciation of the nature and functioning of financial markets and institutions
  • ability to apply analytical techniques in practice.

What you'll study
Two research projects

Over the summer, you will work on a series of research projects, supported by an academic supervisor. You can choose a topic from the broad range of issues covered on the programme. You will be assessed on your ability to select and apply relevant theory and research methods. This work may be linked to an issue raised by, or a problem to be solved for, an employer.

Accreditation

The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Exemptions will be awarded from CIMA’s professional examinations, according to the route taken through the MSc.

Assessment

Every class will either have a class test or assignment during semesters 1 and 2. Exams will take place at the end of each semester in December and April/May.

Careers

This course is suitable for those intending to develop their careers in finance, broadly defined as:

  • corporate finance
  • security analysis
  • portfolio management
  • options and futures
  • treasury management
  • the functioning of financial institutions and markets
  • financial decision-taking in the public sector.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

This class provides an introduction to the principles of accounting and the analysis of financial statements. The class will enable you to prepare financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and to interpret and analyse these statements. Particular emphasis is placed on the accounting concepts and information employed in financial analysis and decision taking. You will develop the ability to prepare and interpret financial statements and construct cash forecasts. In addition, you will develop an understanding of the demand and supply for accounting information; an appreciation of the role of financial analysis and analysts; and an awareness of the statistical characteristics of accounting numbers. You will study this module in semester 1.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,550

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£24,300

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Minimum second class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent in accounting, economics, business studies, maths, statistics or computing.

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