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MSc Accounting and Finance (top-up from ACCA and CIMA)

Course Description

Course Aims
The MSc is designed for ACCA – Association of Chartered Certified Accountants or CIMA – Chartered Institute of Management Accountants graduates and aims to provide a means by which the continuing professional and personal needs of accounting practitioners may be met. Specifically, it aims to extend and enhance the understanding and competence gained via professional qualification and to enhance the ability of students to think strategically about management and organisational change. This top-up course may be taken by parttime study (day or evening) in Northampton or by distance learning worldwide. Distance learning students are supported by CDROM material and on-line virtual environment.

Special Course Features
• Converts professional qualifications into an MA/MSc
• Networking opportunities with other professionals
• Part-time study in Northampton
• Distance Learning worldwide supported by CDROM and e-learning

Course Content
The programme is designed to broaden your specialist knowledge gained at the professional level. In particular the module on Managing Strategic Change takes an
in-depth look at both leading edge strategic issues and change processes. The module covers the business tools,
techniques and concepts used in scanning the business environment for potential changes, analysing the potential
implications of differing scenarios, strategies and processes before developing responses to potential changes.
Research Methods covers the introduction to research, types of research methodology, formulating and planning a
research project, data collection and analysis and presentation of research findings. Following successful completion of the modules course, members undertake a Dissertation related to an aspect of strategic significance for the organisation.
Typical Modules Include
• Managing Strategic Change
• Marketing Dissertation
• Research Methods

Career Opportunities
The programme is concerned with broadening your professional qualifications and aims to provide practitioners with the necessary skills to contribute to the effective management and development of organisations. As such, it will enhance your professional and career development.

Visit the MSc Accounting and Finance (top-up from ACCA and CIMA) page on the University of Northampton web site for more details!

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