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Southampton Solent University School of Business and Law
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Got an undergraduate finance degree? Looking to advance your career in accountancy or corporate finance? Southampton Solent University’s MSc International Accounting and Finance programme combines academic theory and practical application, helping you to improve your employment or promotion prospects. Read more

Overview

Got an undergraduate finance degree? Looking to advance your career in accountancy or corporate finance? Southampton Solent University’s MSc International Accounting and Finance programme combines academic theory and practical application, helping you to improve your employment or promotion prospects.

- International accounting and finance at Solent covers risk, ethics, financial strategy, decision making, financial reporting, and auditing over the course of eight distinct units.
- Students can also tailor the curriculum to their own unique career ambitions by choosing from a range of optional units.
- Students work alongside experienced academics, researchers and business specialists, benefiting from their first-hand industry insight.
- Solent's strong links with industry help provide students with access to live briefs, case studies and guest speakers.
- Students will graduate in a good position to pursue chartered accountant, chartered management accountant or chartered certified accountant status.
- Two employability events are held throughout the year, introducing students to a range of employers and guest speakers.
- The course concludes with a final master’s project. This project gives students the opportunity to specialise their knowledge further, researching a subject that will help them throughout their careers.

The industry -

Finance is fast-moving, complex and ever-evolving – an industry that’s adding billions to the UK economy each year. Employers in this challenging environment are always looking for motivated and intelligent students to fill a variety of graduate roles. A postgraduate degree can help students to secure these roles – proving their academic commitment and bringing them one step closer to chartered accountant status.

The programme -

Southampton Solent University’s MSc International Accounting and Finance programme combines academic theory and practical application, helping students to understand the impact of accounting information on business performance, stock markets and corporate finance. It is also designed to prepare our graduates for essential professional accreditation.

Students study financial accounting and corporate finance, exploring their contribution to the strategic development of organisations through real-world examples and case studies. Students will also cover contemporary global issues in accountancy and finance, preparing them well for careers with multinational businesses.

The curriculum is taught by lecturers with professional qualifications and industry experience. This helps them to teach academic theory alongside practical application, enriching the student experience and ensuring that graduates understand how the skills they have learnt relate to ‘real world’ practise.

The accountancy, finance and economics tutoring team have significant experience of delivering postgraduate, professional accountancy and finance units. Tutors are friendly, approachable and accessible.

Course Content

- Risk, Governance and Ethics
- Financial Strategy
- Financial Aspects of Decisions (Strategic Management Accounting)
- Academic Skills for Accounting, Finance and Economics
- Corporate Financial Reporting
- Strategy and Performance
- Audit and Assurance
- Project.

Plus one of the following options:

- Taxation
- Finance in Context
- Current Issues in International Accounting and Finance
- Financial Risk Management.

Programme specification document - http://mycourse.solent.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=6152

Teaching, learning and assessment -

The course is taught through a variety of lectures, seminars and workshops which will guide your individual learning. You learn through taught sessions and independent study, with good access to support from tutors. You will have personal supervision for the project.

Assessment:

The course is assessed through individual coursework, with a variety of portfolios, written work, presentations, exams and the final project.

Web-based learning -

The University’s virtual learning environment is an integral part of the learning and teaching of the MSc course. It is used for course content, case studies, access to additional study resources and interaction with peers and tutors.

Why Solent?

What do we offer?

From a vibrant city centre campus to our first class facilities, this is where you can find out why you should choose Solent.

Facilities - http://www.solent.ac.uk/about/facilities/facilities.aspx

City Living - http://www.solent.ac.uk/studying/southampton/living-in-southampton.aspx

Accommodation - http://www.solent.ac.uk/studying/accommodation/accommodation.aspx

Career Potential

The MSc International Accounting and Finance will provide a foundation for anyone wishing to pursue a career in accountancy or corporate finance. It has been specifically designed to be a stepping stone to professional qualifications in accounting.

Suitable roles for graduates of this course include:

- Auditing
- Financial accounting
- Management accounting
- Financial management
- Tax
- Corporate finance
- Consultancy.

Links with industry -

All members of the course team have professional qualifications (chartered accountant, chartered management accountant or chartered certified accountant) and connections with the various professional bodies of which they are members.

The course team runs two employability weeks for students interested in careers in accounting and finance, with visiting speakers from over a dozen individuals and organisations.

Students will be encouraged to enter various business competitions and attend industry events.

Transferable skills -

In-class activities and assessments, and in particular the contemporary, real-world project, will help you to develop business awareness and skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork and communication.

Further study -

The course provides a foundation for further study for professional accounting qualifications.

Tuition fees

The tuition fees for the 2016/2017 academic year are:

UK and EU full-time fees: £5,665

International full-time fees: £12,380

UK and EU part-time fees: £2,835 per year

International part-time fees: £6,190 per year

Graduation costs -

Graduation is the ceremony to celebrate the achievements of your studies. For graduates in 2015, there is no charge to attend graduation, but you will be required to pay for the rental of your academic gown (approximately £42 per graduate, depending on your award). You may also wish to purchase official photography packages, which range in price from £15 to £200+. Graduation is not compulsory, so if you prefer to have your award sent to you, there is no cost.
For more details, please visit: http://www.solent.ac.uk/studying/graduation/home.aspx

Next steps

Think employment in accountancy and finance might be for you? With modern facilities, experienced teaching teams and a specialist focus on international regulations, Southampton Solent University’s postgraduate accountancy and finance programme could be the ideal next step towards your dream career.

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University of Southampton Southampton Business School
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This programme has been designed to provide a solid foundation in Finance and Empirical Finance. The course fully integrates theory and practise and provides the opportunity to take a number of specialist modules to focus learning on a particular area of finance. Read more

Summary

This programme has been designed to provide a solid foundation in Finance and Empirical Finance. The course fully integrates theory and practise and provides the opportunity to take a number of specialist modules to focus learning on a particular area of finance. Companies are looking for a combination of high-level interpersonal skills, in-depth knowledge and analytical skills to enable them to succeed in a rapidly changing and highly complex environment and this programme has been designed with those expectations in mind. This one-year programme offers finance graduates the ability to further develop their skills, especially in quantitative analysis, to become highly numerate graduates with excellent analytical skills. Teamwork is a key component, with several modules requiring students to undertake groupwork assignments.

Modules

Introduction to Finance; Introduction to Portfolio Management and Exchange-traded Derivatives; Quantitative Finance; Advanced Corporate Finance; Advanced Time Series Modelling; International Finance; Behavioural Finance; Stock Market Analysis; Management of Financial Risk; Derivative Securities Analysis; Fixed Income Securities Analysis

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University of Southampton Southampton Business School
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This programme will suit numerate graduates from a broad range of subjects seeking specialist knowledge of risk and finance. Read more

Summary

This programme will suit numerate graduates from a broad range of subjects seeking specialist knowledge of risk and finance. The programme is an alternative to masters programmes in operational research, finance or economics and provides you with appropriate theories, models and techniques to reflect critically on how people use financial products and improve practice.

Modules

Introduction to Finance; Principles of Risk Management; Behavioural Finance; Risk-taking and Decision-making; Management of Financial Risk; Quantitative and Qualitative Research Optional modules: Simulation; Quantitative Methods; Stock Market Analysis; Corporate Risk Management Processes; Business Ethics; Problem Structuring; Advanced Corporate Finance; Project Risk Management; Insurance; Credit Risk Modelling and the Basel Accord; Credit Scoring and Data Mining.

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This programme offers students both a rigorous training in econometrics and provides the broad knowledge needed to operate as finance specialists for the corporate, banking, fund management or government sectors, as well as. Read more

Summary

This programme offers students both a rigorous training in econometrics and provides the broad knowledge needed to operate as finance specialists for the corporate, banking, fund management or government sectors, as well as
further career in academia. It is designed for students with a particular interest in the more quantitative aspects of the subject and is one of the few programmes in the UK to offer specialist training in advanced econometric techniques and
their application to finance.

Modules

Compulsory modules: Economic Analysis; Econometrics I; Corporate Finance; Fin Econ & Asset Pricing; Time Series Econometric; Empirical Finance; Panel Data & Microeconometrics

Optional modules: Labour Economics; Industrial Economics; International Trade; Economic Policy in Development; Experimental Economics

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This course equips students with the specialist skills and knowledge to pursue a career within the financial sector, or to undertake research in finance; the taught modules provide training in economic analysis and quantitative techniques, coupled with practical knowledge of financial markets and their operations. Read more

Summary

This course equips students with the specialist skills and knowledge to pursue a career within the financial sector, or to undertake research in finance; the taught modules provide training in economic analysis and quantitative techniques, coupled with practical knowledge of financial markets and their operations.

Modules

Compulsory modules: Economic Analysis; Financial Economics and Asset Pricing; Futures and Options; Principles of Corporate Finance; Quantitative Methods

Options change from year to year

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University of Southampton Southampton Business School
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This programme offers a rigorous training in the theory and practice of international banking and finance and familiarity with key concepts and techniques in international banking. Read more

Summary

This programme offers a rigorous training in the theory and practice of international banking and finance and familiarity with key concepts and techniques in international banking. This includes an understanding of the fragility and pitfalls of international banking and its role in supporting the economy. The programme has an international focus and will hone your skills in the practical application of financial techniques in a real-world setting.

Modules

Corporate Finance 1 and 2; Financial Risk Management; International Banking Derivative Securities Analysis; Fixed Income Securities Analysis; International Financial Policy; Introduction to Portfolio Management and Exchange traded derivatives; Quantitative Research in Finance; Stock Market Analysis.

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Summary

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Modules

Accounting and finance for actuarial science; actuarial communication and research; actuarial mathematics; actuarial risk management; economics; financial mathematics; mathematical finance; probability and mathematical statistics; statistical models in insurance; stochastic processes; survival models; dissertation.

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