The MSc Accounting & Finance degree provides industry relevant accounting and finance skills.
This Masters in Accounting and Finance will provide you with the knowledge, skills and independent thinking abilities which are essential for developing a career in the accounting sector, within banking and financial institutions, or in the field of corporate finance. Given the nature of modern business, this MSc may also be useful to graduates seeking to develop a career in general management or management consultancy.
The course is a conversion Master’s course for graduates who have completed a first degree in any field of study and who now wish to develop a career in accounting. It aims to produce independent thinkers who are able to deal with the complexity of the accounting and finance challenges facing organisations, either domestically or internationally. It is studied full-time over one year and degree completion will result in exemptions from examination papers F1-F4 of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
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The course is a "conversion" masters which assumes no prior knowledge of accounting or finance. It involves one year of full-time study, over three semesters with study normally commencing in the third week of September. The MSc stage is completed the following September with the submission of a Masters dissertation.
The modules provide an important core content developing a range of accounting, financial and quantitative theory and practical skills for application in the general corporate financial environment.
• Finance Theory
• Quantitative Methods for Finance
• Financial Information and Decision Making
• External Reporting
Exit award: Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) Accounting and Finance
• Corporate Financial Management
• Research Methods
• Portfolio Investment and Wealth Management
• Management Accounting
Exit award: Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) Accounting and Finance
Award: Masters (MSc) Accounting and Finance
You will learn through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshop sessions. These comprise of a mix of group study, discussion, simulation and presentations of findings by teams and individuals. You will work as an individual and also as part of a team on case studies, team activities, presentations and discussions.
Access to our virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle, is also provided giving access to discussion forums with fellow students and faculty, e-book resources, financial databases and investment simulations and to other learning materials e.g. videos.
Placements and accreditation
The MSc Accounting and Finance has been granted ACCA accreditation (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).
A degree from Robert Gordon University
is confirmation to a future employer that a graduate will possess the blend of learning, skills and experience that they are looking for. The MSc Accounting & Finance will deliver graduates who can make an immediate valuable and effective contribution to their employer's business, allowing them to undertake careers in:
• Management Accounting
• Financial Management
• General Management
• Financial Accounting Robert Gordon University
has won awards as a top university for graduate employment with consistently high rankings. It is the top modern University in the UK and the only modern university to appear in the top 50 of all UK universities. See The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2012 (subscription applies). The university also saw its position in the UK university student satisfaction rankings rise in the Guardian University Guide 2013.
The University supports career development and offers online and offline advice and services through GRAD LINK, the university Careers Advisory Service.
How to apply
To find out how to apply, use the following link: http://www.rgu.ac.uk/applyonline
For information on funding, including loans, scholarships and Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) please click the following link: http://www.rgu.ac.uk/future-students/finance-and-scholarships/financial-support/uk-students/postgraduate-students/postgraduate-students/
A good honours degree in any discipline. Applicants having degree equivalent qualification and relevant work experience at a suitable level within an organisation for an appropriate length of time may be considered, as may qualifications from an approved professional body. All international students, for whom English is not their first language, must provide evidence of linguistic ability, by gaining either IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent in TOEFL.