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Tomorrow's management accountants and management consultants will be at the hub of both day-to-day and strategic organisational life - as dynamic partners to other business managers, and as leaders of change management projects, systems design, strategy formulation and much more.

Why study Accounting, Management and Strategy?

Our MSc in Accounting, Management & Strategy is designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to embark on various business-related career alternatives.

As leading-edge research suggests, a broad knowledge of strategic management issues will, in the future, be essential in all medium and large organisations. Financial and non-financial management is no longer only for accountants, but is an important requirement amongst managers across all business functions. This programme offers students with an excellent platform, post-graduation, to enter the fast-changing worlds of management accountants, management consultants and global business managers.

Our course:

Is informed by the latest, and leading-edge, research in the relevant discipline areas,
Provides leading-edge insight into the roles and skills requirements for tomorrow's management accountants, consultants and global business managers.
Contains an infusion of organisational case studies relating to (changing) financial management and management accounting practice, incorporating group discussions and presentations.
Features graduate professionalism and employability.

What's Great about Accounting, Management and Strategy at Dundee?

The MSc in Accounting, Management and Strategy encapsulates many important aspects of the remit of today's management accountants, management consultants and business managers – which could include (but is by no means restricted to): strategy, change management, corporate governance.

The modules you study encourage you to think analytically and critically about the ways in which modern businesses organisations create and use information, in both operational and strategic contexts.

An additional aim, specifically for overseas students, is to provide educational and cultural experiences which are unique to the UK; indeed a great deal of this uniqueness can also be attributed to Scotland and even Dundee.

How you will be taught

The degrees are taught full-time for a period of twelve months, starting in September each year. Modules are taught using a variety of teaching methods such as lectures, workshops, groupwork and student presentations.

What you will study

This programme runs for 12 months from September to August, and comprises five compulsory modules plus a dissertation:

Research Methods
Quantitative Methods
Strategic Management Accounting
Marketing, Management and Strategy
Performance Measurement and Reporting
Dissertation

How you will be assessed

Semester 1 modules are examined in December.

Modules taught in Semester 2 are examined by the end of April/early May.

At this point, students will be directed, by their supervisor, to begin the dissertation phase of the degree (although they will be encouraged to begin thinking about their research topics in Semester 2).

The dissertation should take students around four months to complete with final drafts being submitted in late August/early September

Careers

Students will be equipped with the necessary skills to embark on various business-related careers. Those with an accounting and/or finance background will be able to pursue such exciting and fast-changing careers as management accountancy or management consultancy within business organisations. Others will be able to pursue a more general managerial career with increased financial and commercial astuteness, as well as nurture a global business perspective.

The School of Business has excellent employment records for its students (and an impressive Alumni), and this new Masters-level programme is intended to continue this pattern of success and enable students to embark on fulfilling and rewarding careers. In this regard, the structure of the degree, with an emphasis on developing both technical and generic (soft) skills, in the context of a fast-changing business environment, will stand students in good stead.

Visit the MSc Accounting, Management & Strategy page on the University of Dundee website for more details!

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