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The aim of this Master’s course is to provide you with the advanced level skills and knowledge required by professionals working in accounting, finance, and corporate financial industry sectors.  You will study subjects including the principles of risk management; corporate governance; financial and management accounting methods; financial reporting; equity valuation.  The degree is taught at our Salford campus close to Manchester city centre.

The programme is highly industry-focussed and culminates in the Industry Collaboration Project

You will choose one of four options to look at a real industry problem and provide researched solutions, helping you put your learning into practice.

You will gain valuable insight into accounting processes, both from in-business and external reporting perspectives. You will also learn about the relevance of accountancy to company valuation, and gain a solid understanding of the fundamentals of financial management.

This programme tracks the ACCA and the CFA syllabi.

You will:

  • Prepare for careers within the accounting and finance sectors
  • Develop practical and transferable skills
  • Apply your learning in the Industry Collaboration Project

This course is for you if:

  • You want to enhance your employability
  • You aspire towards a career in accounting or finance
  • You wish to explore key accounting and finance theories in depth
  • You want to develop practical skills
  • You are an analytical and commercially-minded individual
  • You work effectively in teams

Course Details

The course is delivered in four blocks of intensive study periods. For each block, you study a single module for a 6-week period. Face-to-face teaching is delivered on campus for 6 hours each week. In addition, you will attend the taught element of the Industry Collaboration Project each Wednesday afternoon during the 6-week blocks.  During this period, you will also undertake independent study in your own time with online support through the University’s virtual learning environment, Blackboard.

Part-time students study alternate modules (one module on, one module off) to complete their degree in two years.

For the final third of your studies, you will work on your Industry Collaboration Project, working with your own or another organisation on a live brief.

Visit the website for further information on modules.

Teaching and Assessment

Face to face teaching is delivered on campus for two half days each week. In addition, you will attend the taught element of the Industry Collaboration Project each Wednesday afternoon during the six week blocks, with independent study completed in your own time through the University’s virtual learning environment, Blackboard. Individual student timetables will be provided during induction week.

Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials, using a wide range of learning activities.

Over the duration of your course a range of assessment techniques will be used. Types of assessment include; essays, assignments, exams, multiple choice tests, online tests, group reports, and portfolio work. The weighting between exams and coursework varies between modules and years, but exams still play a major role.

Salford Business School

Salford Business School aims to be the most business-informed, industry-relevant business school in the UK. Industry shapes everything we do, from informing our students’ learning to providing work placements, driving our research and influencing our academic staff.

We want you to gain the best academic and personal experience possible. As a student here, you’ll have access to a range of experiences and opportunities, including internships and work placements in the UK or internationally so you graduate with much more than a degree. 

Salford Business School is located at the heart of the University’s Peel Park campus and just minutes from Manchester city centre. Teaching facilities include Lady Hale and Chapman buildings, which offer stylish modern spaces with lecture theatres equipped with the very latest technology and large screen displays.

Careers

This qualification will equip you for a career in finance, management consulting, industry or government. It will also prepare you for academic research opportunities in accounting and finance. Recent Salford Business School graduates have gained employment with organisations including Ernst & Young, British Airways, BMW, the NHS, BUPA and KPMG.

We teach the skills that employers need and as a result, our graduates enjoy excellent international career prospects.

The curriculum across our postgraduate courses balances academic teaching and professional experience. Our industry partners give us their input into the curriculum so that the teaching reflects industry’s current and future needs and you develop the skills that employers want. The Industry Collaboration Project, which forms the final third of your study, is designed to give you real-world experience so you can apply the theory you have learned.


Visit the Accounting and Finance - MSc/PGDip/PGCert page on the University of Salford website for more details!

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