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Accounting and Finance MSc


Course Description

Choose Kingston's Accounting and Finance MSc

Enhance your career prospects with a course that equips you with the skills you need to gain high-level positions in the accounting and finance industries. We offer you practical experience of industry standard methods, tools and data, set in a global context and taught by international staff.

This course has been ranked in the top 50 accountancy and auditing courses in western Europe by the Eduniversal masters ranking 2015/16.

Kingston Business School was one of only a few of the 120 UK business schools to be awarded an 'excellent' rating for its teaching quality by the Higher Education Funding Council.

Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world's business schools.

The programme has been developed in consultation with finance professionals at RBS Capital Markets, Commerzbank AG, Standard Chartered Bank and NatWest Bank to give you the practical, real-life skills employers require in this highly competitive sector.

We are one of only a handful of UK universities that offer a Bloomberg trading room, giving you the opportunity to develop the hands-on skills employers want.

There are regular talks from practising industry experts such as the former head of Financial Services Authority.

As well as studying an international curriculum, you will meet and work with students from a wide variety of countries and cultures who can add international insight to class discussions and working groups, and give you a global alumni network.

Study in London's happiest borough, with London's lowest crime rate, but still be within easy reach of central London.

What you will study

During your Accounting and Finance MSc, you will develop your understanding of financial accounting, modelling and reporting, and how this integrates into a business environment. You will look at how theoretical and conceptual issues combine in the operational and practical activities of management accounting.

You will also look at the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental factors that influence an organisation's social responsibilities and how they integrate with a company's strategic decision-making processes. You will examine the core theories of finance and investment, and how they can be used in practical decision-making.

Assessment

You will be assessed according to a combination of assignments, case studies, formal examinations and dissertation.

Course structure

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.

Available modules

Financial Accounting and Financial Management
Management Accounting
Market-based Accounting
Financial Modelling and Research Methods
Corporate Finance and Financial Statement Analysis
International Money and Finance
Auditing and Control
Taxation
Financial Reporting
Research Project

Information for international students

If you don't meet these entry requirements, our Pre-Masters programme can prepare you for the course (http://www.kingstonisc.com/pre-masters).

English language requirements

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirement, which is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 6.0. Make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we consider.

Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements could be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Applicants from a recognised majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

Visit the Accounting and Finance MSc page on the Kingston University website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Andrea Martin

326.jpg “I chose to study Accounting and Finance at Kingston University, as I had heard excellent reports about the business school at Kingston Hill from my teachers at school.

I liked the fact that the course had an optional placement year in industry included and I was very fortunate to get the opportunity of a one-year paid placement at a local Chartered Accountancy company. This gave me valuable practical experience to add to my CV and to carry forward in my future career. By taking a placement I was able to further enhance the skills and knowledge of accounting & finance that I had gained from my course, by putting theory into practice.”


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Entry Requirements

We welcome applications from anyone with a good honours (or equivalent) in any relevant discipline.If you do not have an honours degree, you will need to show us evidence that you know enough about the relevant subjects to understand the course materials - for example, a professional qualification, training or work experience in a relevant field (contact the postgraduate admissions team to find out more).

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