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Accounting and Business Management MSc


Course Description

Accounting information lies at the heart of management and is also used by investors, business contacts, competitors and other external parties. Therefore, the MSc Accounting and Business Management appeals to graduates with a business-related degree who want to develop their understanding of accounting and management in a business context and develop skills that enhance their employability. The rigorous and integrated syllabus emphasises the value of developing knowledge and skills progressively from the core modules to the elective modules. It supports personal learning and development through managed choice and encourages personal initiative, enthusiasm and positive study habits.

Special Features

Valuable accounting and management skills for students intending to seek employment in today’s competitive job market and those who will work in the family business
Strong foundation for entrepreneurs planning to set up and manage their own businesses
Potential exemptions from some of the entry level examinations of ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW and ICAS for those seeking a career in accountancy
Firm foundation for future doctoral studies

Core modules

Financial Accounting and Reporting
International Financial Statement Analysis
Management Accounting
Current Issues in Accounting
International Management
Understanding Business and Management Research
Dissertation

This programme offers students an opportunity to:

Develop an appreciation of the role of accounting within the overall function of management
Acquire technical accounting skills and integrate theoretical and conceptual considerations with practice
Evaluate the principles and theories that underpin accounting and management
Critically reflect on the role of the main stakeholders and the influence of regulatory frameworks on accounting and management
Develop analytical and problem solving abilities and apply them in making management decisions
Review research on current issues in accounting and management and apply accepted research methods to investigate a specific research question independently
Develop transferrable skills that will enhance employability.

Employability

BusinessLife is a unique Employability Programme designed to maximise students’ employability by providing an intensive programme of professional workshops and events that run in parallel with academic studies.
Business Life was conceived, developed and is delivered in association with leading employers from business, industry and the public sector.

Business Life features at-a-glance

High quality personal, technology, language and business skill training courses and workshops
Career development and planning services, including mentoring, industry taster sessions and guest speaker series
Sector leading work experience programme covering placements, volunteering, internships and vacation work
Help with marketing your capabilities, through networking events, CV development, employer exhibitions and student showcases
Lifelong continuous professional development, including short courses and Masters programmes at preferential rates.

Entry Requirements

A good honours degree (2.1 or above), or overseas equivalent, in a business-related discipline with evidence of numeracy skills. Candidates should be graduates from a recognised university, plus have satisfactory references.Applicants with a lower second class degree (2.2) may be considered, providing they can show evidence of significant relevant work experience (minimum 2 years). Applications from candidates with non-degree qualifications will be also considered. Candidates from non-business/management disciplines (and without any business/management element) will be eligible if they have a first class honours degree or the overseas equivalent.

Course Fees

UK/EU students: £9,400, International students: £15,400


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