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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Business & Management

  • Start Date

    September, January

  • Course Duration

    12-15 months full-time; 24-30 months part-time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    08 August 2019

The course meets the growing demand for masters level professionals in finance and accounting. It is suitable if you are from a general finance background and wish to gain specialist knowledge in accounting and finance, or if you have an accounting background and would like to extend and update your knowledge and skills.

  • Study present-day national and global developments in systems, regulations and general practices of accounting and finance.
  • Develop transferable intellectual and professional skills relevant to the current national and international business world.
  • Undertake 'real-world learning' to gain immediate value to your present or potential employers.

How you learn

This course is respected for its innovative practice-based teaching and the development of applied knowledge and skills within the modern financial business environment.

By studying updated literature, international accounting standards, worldwide events and companies financial accounts, you learn how real organisations operate and the accounting and financial strategies and decisions they implement.

You learn through:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • coursework
  • problem solving
  • individual and group research projects
  • reports
  • presentations
  • workshops
  • self-directed learning
  • assessment

Applied learning

Students on this course are typically from all corners of the globe, providing you with opportunities to engage with different cultures and network while learning the knowledge you need to gain management positions.

Many of the tutors are from industry and are well connected with professional accountancy bodies, researching professional knowledge, developing professional syllabi and designing professional assessments. This ensures you are at the cutting edge of applied professional knowledge, while also developing your critical reflexivity, questioning established knowledge and imagining alternatives.

The team delivering the course also has strong links with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and Association of Corporate Treasurers.

Guest lectures from visiting academics and practitioners from commercial and non-profit making organisations will provide further opportunities to enhance your understanding and encourage you to make contact with employers.

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career as an:

  • accountant
  • financial controller
  • finance or accounting manager
  • consultant
  • financial journalist
  • researcher or educator
  • PhD study
  • financial analyst
  • financial consultant

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for:

  • HSBC
  • Chinatrust Commercial Bank
  • KPMG
  • Self-employment

Accreditation

ACCA has granted the following exemptions from their examinations to students graduating from this course:

  • F1 accountant in business 
  • F2 management accounting 
  • F3 financial accounting 
  • F4 corporate and business law

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus.

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

City Campus map

Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.

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Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.

Compulsory modules:

  • Corporate Finance - 15 credits - Coursework 
  • Corporate Governance And Ethics - 15 credits - Coursework 
  • Dissertation - 60 credits - Coursework 
  • Financial Analysis - 15 credits - Coursework 
  • Forensic Accounting - 15 credits - Coursework 
  • International Auditing And Assurance - 15 credits - Coursework 
  • International Corporate Reporting - 15 credits - Coursework 
  • Methods Of Enquiry: Research And Consultancy In Finance - 15 credits - Coursework 
  • Strategic Management Accounting For Performance Enhancement - 15 credits - Coursework 

How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

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Visit the Accounting and Finance (MSc) page on the Sheffield Hallam University website for more details!

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