The Cass in MSc International Accounting & Finance offers an expertly structured course, giving you the real world accounting and finance expertise that leads to a wide range of rewarding international roles. And because Cass is located close to the City of London, you will be perfectly placed to exploit the opportunities created by the degree.
This is a highly practical course. You will need a high level of quantitative skills in order to examine accounting and finance from the perspective of those who use financial reports to evaluate company and managerial performance. You will also gain an essential understanding of the principles underlying current thinking in accounting and finance.
The course is a Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA) Partner Programme. There are exemptions from some exams of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Please see the Accreditations tab for more information on how you can benefit from these partnerships.
The MSc in International Accounting & Finance course starts with two compulsory induction weeks, focused on:
• an introduction to careers in finance and the opportunity to speak to representatives from over 75 companies during a number of different industry specific fairs.
• a refresher course of basic financial mathematics, statistics, computing and electronic databases.
To satisfy the requirements of the degree course students must complete:
• eight core courses (15 credits each) and • five electives (10 credits each) or • three electives (10 credits each) and an Applied Research Project (20 credits) or • one elective (10 credits) and a Business Research Project (40 credits)
Assessment of modules on the MSc in International Accounting & Finance, in most cases, is by means of coursework and unseen examination. Coursework may consist of standard essays, individual and group presentations, group reports, classwork, unseen tests and problem sets. Please note that any group work may include an element of peer assessment.
Graduates from the MSc in International Accounting & Finance move into a diverse range of careers in the financial sector, particularly roles as analysts in accounting firms, corporate finance, auditing, regulatory bodies and consultancies.
Some examples of where graduates from the MSc in International Accounting & Finance class of 2014 are working are:
• Pernod Ricard - Business Analyst • Deloitte - Junior Consultant • Gold Coin Capital Corporate - Accounting Associate