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Business with Accounting and Finance MSc

Business with Accounting and Finance MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Business & Finance Finance / Accounting (General) Accounting

Course type


Course Summary

Course Overview

Our MSc offers you the opportunity to study business and get specific insight into the world of finance. You’ll study the underlying foundation disciplines of business, and then specialise in accounting and finance, learning from experts in these fields. There is a choice of Dissertation or Business in Practice route. If you are considering further academic study (PhD) and you would like the opportunity to research a topic relating to accounting and finance, the dissertation enables you to test and apply the techniques and theories you have learned. If you would like to develop further applied skills and specialist knowledge to suit your career aspirations, you can complete your studies with one additional elective module and our applied Business in Practice module.


Students on this MSc will typically receive between 27 and 30 contact hours per module.

Assessment on the course will be comprised of a mix of exams, individual and group work, and tests.

Skills from this degree

  • Get a grounding in business whilst specialising in accounting and finance
  • Tailor your degree to your own interests with our range of optional modules
  • Put your learnings into practice with the applied Business in Practice module
  • Access to dedicated CareersPlus service with specialist careers coaches


Graduates from these courses have gone on to work for employers including: Accenture, Amazon, Arup, BAE Systems, BNP Paribas, CitiBank, Deloitte, Delphi, European Central Bank, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, Morgan Stanley, Nielsen, Rolls-Royce, Shell, UBS and Unilever. They have pursued roles such as: actuaries; business and financial project management professionals; chief executives and senior officials; economists, estimators, valuers and assessors, finance and investment analysts and advisers, investment/merchant bankers and taxation experts.

WBS CareersPlus Service

We offer you a comprehensive pre-arrival, student, and alumni careers service. You will have access to one-to-one career guidance appointments, CV checks and tailored mock interviews.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Foundations of Financial and Management Accounting - Core
Quantitative Methods for Business - Core
Fundamentals of Economic Behaviour - Core
Corporate Finance - Core
Business Analysis and Valuation - Core
Strategy Analysis and Practice - Core
Strategic Management Accounting - Core
Corporate Governance - Core
Research Methodology and Dissertation or Business in Practice - 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

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent). This course will suit a wide variety of candidates looking to break into business, and we welcome applicants from all academic fields. The course is designed for candidates who have not studied accounting or finance. If you have already studied a considerable amount of accounting in your undergraduate degree this course will not be suitable for you.