The MSc in Accounting and Finance is designed specifically to enhance employment prospects by offering students the opportunity to acquire an advanced and in-depth understanding of key accounting and finance topics (without any requirement of having studied accounting or finance before). The MSc in Accounting and Finance has been designed around the ACCA accreditation system.
Modules on the MSc in Accounting and Finance typically include:
• Principles of Finance • Financial Accounting • Financial Modelling • International Financial Markets • Management Accounting • Financial Statement Analysis • Quantitative Methods • Principles of Law for Accounting & Finance
The MSc Accounting & Finance programme offers:
A full conversion programme that may be completed in a single year Does not require accounting, finance or any quantitative study to be completed at undergraduate level All modules are taught by our world-class faculty who have a breadth of industrial and academic knowledge Swansea is joint 1st in Wales for international ranked research (REF 2014) 93% of Swansea students in employment six months after graduating High contact time – our modules come with a lecture (in class sizes capped at approximately 150 students) and seminar/tutorial (in class sizes capped at 30) every single week Fully refurbished facilities – we have invested half a million pounds in a recent refurbishment to our student facilities Scholarships available for outstanding students – click here for more details Swansea is 1st in Wales for world-leading impact - 60% at 4-star level (REF 2014)
The MSc Accounting and Finance has been awarded the following ACCA exemptions:
F1 - Accountant in Business
F2 - Management Accounting
F3 - Financial Accounting
F4 - Corporate and Business Law
F5 - Performance Management
F7 - Financial Reporting
This means that graduates of our MSc Accounting and Finance will be exempt from seven out of nine of the ACCA ‘Fundamentals’ examinations. This means that students graduating from this programme can now leave Swansea as part-qualified accountants and just have to sit the remaining six.
We have an excellent track record of placing our Accounting and Finance graduates with major multinational companies and our graduate employment rate is 92%.
From the moment you arrive at the School of Management we will work with you to help you build your skills and experience to enhance your career prospects. During your time with us you’ll have the chance to:
Undertake a work placement or internship through the Swansea Paid Internship Network (SPIN) or ‘Week of Work’ initiative Work and network with employers from a range of national and multi-national companies through our visiting speaker programme In conjunction with the International Development Office, undertake an Internship in India, with a company such as GE, Thomson Reuters, 3M, Private Equity or Kanvic Consulting Boost your skills and meet employers during our biannual Employability Week Complete the Swansea Employability Award Participate in one of our student challenges and competitions, such as the Branding Challenge, and CIM student competition ‘The Pitch’
Some of our recent graduate destinations:
Advanced Analytical Modelling Consultant, AC Neilsen Assistant Tax Consultant, PriceWaterhouseCoopers Business Analyst, Bloomberg Commercial Graduate, Tata Finance Analyst, Cable and Wireless Worldwide Finance Graduate Trainee, Tate & Lyle plc Finance Graduate, Ford Motor Company Financial Accounts Controller, Airbus UK Financial Management Trainee, L'Oreal Foreign Exchange Trader, HSBC Graduate management scheme, Enterprise Rent- a-Car Graduate Trainee programme, Barclays Investment Banker, Julian Hodge IT Consultant, Cap Gemini Management Consultant, Accenture Management Trainee, Marks and Spencer Management Trainee, Shell UK Marketing Assistant, Alfa Romeo Recruitment Consultant, Microsoft Share Dealer, OSTC Trainee Accountant, Deloitte Trainee Auditor, PriceWaterhouseCoopers
Students applying for the Accounting and Finance MSc must attain a 2:2 (or overseas equivalent) in an undergraduate degree. Any degree subject will be considered. We consider all applications on their merits and will look at each individual case before making an offer, so students who fall slightly short of the entry criteria should still apply. Non-native English speakers must achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no component less than 5.5. Please see website for further details.
Recipient: Swansea University
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