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We designed this course for international students who are CIMA passed finalists or qualified accountants. It is a fast track route that enables you to convert your CIMA qualification to a UK masters degree in nine months.

  • Study on a course recognised and respected for its innovative practice-based teaching and the development of applied knowledge and skills within the modern financial business environment
  • Develop your intellectual capabilities, analytical skills and research abilities through an academically rigorous course of study

How you learn

This course has a real-world focus while developing your critical capacity, which is increasingly important for those aspiring to the hierarchies of management. Your studies benefit from strong links to professional bodies such as the ACCA and CIMA.

You learn through:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • coursework activities

Applied learning

Guest lectures from visiting academics and practitioners from commercial and non-profit making organisations will provide further opportunities to enhance your understanding and we 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
  • educator

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

  • HSBC
  • Chinatrust Commercial Bank
  • SKNA National Bank
  • Barclays Bank
  • KPMG

Others have taken the opportunity to start their own business.

Potential progression to PhD study opens up an array of career opportunities in academia, financial journalism, research and regulatory advisory.

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

Compulsory modules:

  • Dissertation - 60 credits - Coursework 
  • Mergers And Acquisitions - 15 credits - Coursework 
  • Methods Of Enquiry: Research And Consultancy In Finance - 15 credits - Coursework 

How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

Apply for January 2020

Visit the Financial Management - Fast Track (MSc) page on the Sheffield Hallam University website for more details!





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