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This programme is suited to anyone wishing to deepen their knowledge of accounting and finance with a view to enter a career in either field.
The MSc Accounting and Finance offers you a solid grounding in the fundamentals of financial management, financial accounting, and management accounting and will sharpen your quantitative skills in finance. You will gain insight into the accounting process within a firm (management accounting) and into external reporting and its relevance to company valuation (financial accounting).
One of the main attractions of the degree is the broad spectrum of options available – you can specialise further by selecting subjects such as international taxation, derivatives pricing, domestic and international portfolio management, corporate finance and governance,
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A 2:1 with honours in Accounting, Finance or related discipline, with relevant modules at 2:1 level. Candidates may also offer ACCA papers F1-F9. We do consider all applications where there is evidence of exceptional performance in modules relevant to the programme of study, significant relevant work experience or professional qualifications such as CFA, ACCA, ICAEW, ICAS and CIMA.
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A Masters at the is a great way to gain a competitive edge in your field or gain specialist training in a particular subject area. At Exeter we combine teaching excellence and high levels of student satisfaction with world class research. A member of the Russell Group, our success is built on a strong partnership with our students and a clear focus on high performance. We are the fastest growing research-intensive university in the UK and 98 per cent of our research was rated as international or world-leading quality in the last national Research Excellence Framework.Read more
“The University of Exeter Business School is an academic partner institution of the European School of Business in Germany, where I obtained my second Bachelors degree. That was how I found out about Exeter’s good reputation and opted to do a Masters at the Business School here immediately after my undergraduate studies in business, accounting and finance.
I applied for the World Class Business School Scholarship, and was fortunate to be awarded the funding to cover my full tuition fees. I think my international study and work experience put me in a good position, as I was born in Thailand, went to school and worked in Japan, and then studied and gained further industry experience in Germany.
The Business School provides a very good learning environment and study facilities, with up-to-date infrastructure, balanced study materials and proactive and helpful staff. Each student is assigned a professor as an academic tutor, which I think is an excellent model. I know that if I ever have a problem, I have someone to go to who can advise me on any academic or personal issues.
The course content manages to find just the right balance between the core theories we need to be aware of, and supporting content such as case studies to support our deeper understanding. Thanks to the many industry examples and practical projects built into the curriculum, I’ve been able to apply what I am learning to my real-life work experience. I also find the academics we work with very inspiring – many have worked at senior levels in industry and that motivates me to work harder and do as well as I can on the course.
I believe the decision to come to a business school should be taken after careful consideration, especially for your Masters degree. The requirements are much higher, both in terms of motivation and academic content. But despite all these challenges, a Masters at the University of Exeter Business School will be one of the most memorable experiences of your life. I can thoroughly recommend it.”
I studied for my undergraduate degree in Accounting and Finance at the Alexander Technological Institute in my hometown in Greece. After completing my degree I worked in hospitality for a few years in a variety of sectors. However I began to focus on upgrading my knowledge as my degree was very accounting focussed and I wanted to diversify so I started looking for a master’s degree in the UK.
A big draw to this course was the amount of optional modules that were available, which meant I could really adapt the course to suit me. I had a clear idea of what I expected the course to be from my previous studies but it was very different to my expectations, in a good way! I thought there would be a heavy focus on reporting but there is much more including financial modelling modules which have equipped me with skills which are key to getting a job in the financial sector. We have also covered modules I didn’t expect, such as sustainability, which I had never really thought about in detail as having a connection to accounting. I’ve discovered new interests and widened my expertise whilst also developing my interpersonal, critical thinking and practical skills.
As I’d had a break from studying, I was a bit concerned about the learning expectations and workload. However you are giving a clear understanding of what is expected of you and I really enjoyed the second term as I had a better idea of how to approach the modules. The course content is challenging but at a Masters level it needs to be, I tackle things in a different way and I have been encouraged to be critical and broaden my thinking. In classes the tutors will challenge you and this inspires and motivates your private study as you want to have the answers needed to be able to contribute to the discussions.
One of my aims for coming to the UK was to build a global network whilst I was studying as this is so important for building a successful career. I have been learning about new cultures and being open to meeting new people has allowed me to learn a lot and I have met some really exciting people. I have friends from Thailand to Korea and my network has grown further than I ever thought it would.
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