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Finance and accounting are the backbone of many organisations. But without good management, things can easily fall apart. You’ll learn how to solve complex finance and accounting problems, and keep organisations moving in the right direction.

Course description

The MSc in Management, Finance and Accounting will provide you with a thorough understanding of the role of accounting and finance in organisational management. You will acquire the specialist knowledge and skills to deal with complex accounting and finance issues and handle them effectively in a range of management contexts.

The course features a combination of core and option modules which allow you to focus on areas of interest that relate to your professional needs. You will develop an understanding of the main theories, models, frameworks, and techniques of management. Specifically, you will be provided with a stimulating and intellectually challenging learning experience, along with rigorous teaching in the concepts of financial management and accounting and general management tools and techniques.

As well as specific knowledge of financial management and accounting, this degree will develop your ability to analyse and evaluate management problems and make sound strategic decisions. It will also develop your practical transferable skills including the ability to conduct independent research, both online and offline; time management, verbal and written communication, presenting and planning.

The course will prepare you for management level accounting and finance careers in public or private sector organisations, or an academic career in this area.

Careers and employability

Our management, accounting and finance courses have been developed to match the needs of employers and are highly regarded within business and government, whether national or international. Our courses are both intellectually stimulating and relevant to career needs, a fact endorsed by over 20,000 School of Business graduates from about 100 countries.

At the start of the course you will take a week non-credit bearing module which covers two professional certificates. Firstly you will cover the content for the Investment Foundations Certificate offered by the CFA. It is recognised by employers in the finance industry and can be completely externally to the University for a small fee. You will be also be introduced to the Bloomberg Terminals and given the opportunity to complete a free online examination, 'Bloomberg Essentials'. Completing these professional certificates can really help you stand out to employers.

By taking the MSc in Management, Finance and Accounting, you will acquire the latest academic and professional knowledge in the areas of accounting, finance, financial management and organisational performance and skills which will enhance your professional development and career prospects.

Our Career Development Service is here to support you, with advice on interviews, CVs, work experience, volunteering and more. From Freshers’ Week to Graduation and beyond, they are here to help you reach your professional goals.


Visit the Management, Finance and Accounting - MSc page on the University of Leicester website for more details!

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