The MSc Finance and Accounting is aimed at providing you with an in-depth grounding for your professional and/or academic career in finance, business and accounting. Previous students studying this course have taken up appointments in large financial institutions, national government departments and international banks. This course develops your strategic understanding and critical thinking of the main finance principles and theories that support and inform corporate financial decisions and upon which modern business decision making is based. In addition, it provides you with an opportunity to develop practical skills and theoretical understanding of finance for international business. You will explore the importance of accounting information in the management of corporations and a variety of approaches small firms follow to secure finance to survive and succeed in the hyper-competitive market. You will have the opportunity to evaluate the impact of organisational theories and corporate governance on corporations in an international context. In this modern globalised business environment you will explore the key factors that affect international business management.
Your research skills will be developed and you can apply this knowledge through an independent piece of research in an accounting or finance related topic, the course is taught by highly research active staff who have embedded their research into the programme
Upon completion of MSc Finance and Accounting you can take up jobs as finance professionals in banking, insurance, multinational corporations, NGOs, national and local governments, international financial institutions such as IMF, World Bank, IFC etc. For those who want to take up careers in academia, this MSc prepares you with the appropriate skills and provides students with the necessary building blocks to pursue further study at the MPhil or PhD level.
What skills will you gain?
On successful completion of this course you will be able to:
Critically evaluate and apply a variety of corporate & international finance and accounting theories in an organisational setting.
Critically evaluate and appreciate the relevance of accounting information for business performance management.
Explore a variety of funding sources for a range of organisations and how crafted public policies address the needs of small firms and entrepreneurs.
Critically assess how the international economic environment affects businesses.
Develop a range of inter-personal skills that are appropriate for the international workplace.
Synthesise relevant critical thinking through academic research completing an independent research project/dissertation at masters level.