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Course content

You can’t become a manager in an international business without understanding its finances. This programme provides a comprehensive background to the economic, technical and institutional foundations of accounting and financial management.

You’ll explore the importance of accountability and information, corporate governance, and ethics in global financial markets. With an undergraduate degree in a relevant social science subject, you’ll be ready to tackle the intellectually challenging world of finance.

Through a combination of core modules and your own choice of management areas, you’ll come away fully equipped to thrive in any industry you choose to go into.

Key benefits

  • King’s Business School is known around the world for its impressive track record, outstanding research and great links with other organisations.
  • We’re right in the heart of London, surrounded by countless companies where you can build your career.
  • Our network includes agile startups and established multinational corporations, so we’re never short of inspirational speakers.

Description

We want you to be able to achieve business success in any industry, anywhere in the world. So we’ll equip you with theoretical knowledge – as well as the means to apply this to good business practice.

Our stimulating choice of modules allow you to customise your programme to your interests.

Course purpose

You’ll gain a deep understanding of a range of issues facing businesses around the world, including:

  • theoretical foundations of accounting, accountability and financial management
  • application of technical accounting and financial management techniques to a variety of scenarios
  • internal workings of financial institutions and accounting firms and their inter-relationships
  • importance of accounting and financial management for businesses and financial institutions
  • need for accounting, accountability and financial management to incorporate corporate governance, social responsibility, the needs of a broad group of stakeholders and ethical considerations. 

Course format and assessment

We use lectures, seminars and group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the course. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

The primary method of assessment for this course is a combination of written examinations, coursework, individual or group projects, presentations, case studies and multiple-choice tests.

Career prospects

Some of our graduates choose further study at King’s, while others go on to work in a range of fields including management consultancies, the financial sector, and large retail and manufacturing organisations.


Visit the Accounting, Accountability & Financial Management - MSc page on the King’s College London website for more details!

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