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Course content

This specialist Masters degree is intended to build on your existing knowledge of accounting and finance. The programme concentrates on the role of accounting and finance in organisational management and will provide you with a thorough grounding in accounting, finance, financial management, financial reporting, financial markets and investment and risk.

The programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills you will need for a career in the financial service industry or financial consultancy.

Course Structure

Term 1
-Critical Perspectives in Accounting (10 credits)
-Advanced Financial Accounting (20 credits)
-Managerial Economics (10 credits)
-Advanced Management Accounting (20 credits)

Term 2
-Financial Strategy and Governance (20 credits)
-Qualitative Research Methods (10 credits)

Example Options - Choice of 1 from:
-Social and Environmental Accounting (20 credits)
-Financial Markets and Investment (20 credits)
-Managing Public Finances (20 credits)
-Accounting and Risk (20 credits)

Term 3
-Quantitative Methods and Data Analysis (10 credits)

-Dissertation (60 credits)

Where you’ll go from here

York Masters students have been successful in developing careers in a range of organisations in many parts of the world. Common destinations on leaving are:
-Investment Banking
-Accountancy and Audit
-Education (Further and Higher)
-Finance and Banking
-Political Organisation

A small number of students each year are keen to continue their studies, enrolling on specialists masters programmes elsewhere in the UK or moving on to The York Management School’s Doctoral programme.

Visit the Accounting and Financial Management - MSc page on the University of York website for more details!




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