Managers in international companies require an understanding of accounting and financial management. With our programme you will gain an appreciation of economic, technical and institutional foundations of accounting and financial management and the importance of accountability and information, corporate governance, and ethics in global financial markets. After completing a series of core courses you can pursue electives in a range of management areas.
- You are taught in an internationally renowned department with impressive institutional and organisational links.
- You will study in the heart of London, the perfect location for building a career.
- Close links and regular speakers from outside organisations give you insights and up-to-the-minute knowledge of the subject area.
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Our programme provides a stimulating learning environment using various techniques to link theoretical knowledge to good business practice. You will have the chance to pursue your own interests through a selection of modules and dissertation topics. Our objective is to develop your accounting and financial management skills and provide you with the global capabilities required for business success.
After completing a series of core courses you may pursue electives in a range of management areas.
- Course purpose
Our MSc will enhance your knowledge of: 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. Our MSc is international in its outlook.
Dissertation - An original piece of research on an aspect of accounting and/or financial management undertaken by you under the supervision of a staff member.
- Corporate Governance & Accountability
- Financial Management
- Financial Reporting & Analysis
- Management Accounting & Control
- Research Methods
We review the modules offered on a regular basis in order to continue to offer innovative, exciting and relevant programmes, this list is therefore subject to change
- Accounting Organisations & Society
- Advanced Financial Management
- Advanced Financial Reporting
- Financial Statement Analysis
Course format and assessment
Term one: compulsory modules covering
- Financial management
- Reporting and analysis
- Management accounting
- Research methods
- Compulsory module covering corporate governance and accountability
- Options covering advanced finance and other areas of management.
- Individual research project.
Throughout the course you are assessed by a variety of methods, eg written examinations, coursework, individual or group projects, presentations, case studies, multiple-choice tests etc. More information on module-specific assessment can be found in module outlines. Assignment feedback is provided within four working weeks of submission.
Graduates from this programme will enter multinationals as well as smaller firms, across the business spectrum: financial institutions, management consulting, industry, or government bodies.
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