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Accounting and Finance (MSc)


Course Description

All of our MSc degrees are full-time and last 12 months. They will utilise your quantitative skills and provide you with a solid theoretical foundation in accounting and finance. They will also enhance your employability by preparing you for accounting or finance-related careers. Exemptions from ACCA financial accounting examinations are available for our MSc in Accounting and Finance students.

If you are looking for a career in accounting and/or finance, have at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) and have excellent quantitative skills, then we look forward to hearing from you.

Visit the website http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/msc-accounting-finance/structure/msc-accounting-finance.html

Programme Structure

Full-time programme lasting 12 months
Divided into two semesters and the dissertation period
Programme is made up of core courses and electives
Taught courses last for two semesters and the summer months are dedicated to the dissertation

In Semester 1 four core courses are introduced:
Econometrics for Economics and Finance
Theory of Financial Decision Making
Financial Accounting 1
Management Accounting 1

Select one Elective:
Banking
Investment Management
Corporate Governance

In Semester 2 the core courses are:
Financial Econometrics
Corporate Finance
Financial Accounting 2
Management Accounting 2

Select one Elective:
International Finance
Financial Statement Analysis

Dissertation

The programme finishes with a Dissertation of between 9,000-12,000 words.

Career development and Support

96% of our MSc Finance graduates from 2014 were employed within 6 months of graduation.

We recognise that enhancing your employability is a primary goal for undertaking a Master's degree at Bath. We have a successful track record and extensive experience of working with a wide range of global organisations to develop the right skills and competencies that our students will need to achieve their career goals.

Destinations of our MSc Finance graduates (2014):

96% of 2014 MSc Finance graduates were employed within 6 months of graduation. Our outstanding record for employability is reflected in the companies and organisations where these graduates now work:

Recruiters include:

Bank of China
Deloitte
Deutsche Bank
EY
Grant Thornton
HSBC
IBM
Iron FX
PwC
Tenma Consulting

Career Development Programme

Our expert careers team is dedicated to providing first class careers support exclusively for School of Management MSc students.
We offer a Comprehensive Career Development Programme and provide an individual service by working with you on a one-to-one basis to identify your career goals and help you to plan your job search.

Our Career Development programme is integrated into your MSc timetable and includes;

- An overview of career opportunities in different sectors
- Workshops on the recruitment process including: CVs, cover letters, application forms and interview advice
- Mock interviews and assessment centres
- Opportunities to network with graduate recruiters, sector specialists and alumni
- Guest speakers, company visits and presentations, employer-led skills sessions
- Development of employability skills by participating in company sponsored community projects
- Week-long business immersion week - The Future Business Challenge
- Additional support for international students and those seeking global job opportunities

A highly ranked business school

We have established ourselves as one of Europe’s leading business schools and 2016 marks the 50th Anniversary of the University of Bath, celebrating our past achievements and looking forward.

The School of Management is one of the UK's leading business schools. Currently ranked 1st for Student Experience (Times Higher Education 2015) (http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/about/rankings.html#NSS) and 1st for Business & Management (The Complete University Guide 2016) (http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables/rankings?s=Business+%26+Management+Studies), we are a leading centre for management research - placed 8th in the UK in the latest REF2014 (http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/about/rankings.html#ref) for business and management studies, confirming the world-class standing of our faculty.

Find out about the department here - http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/faculty/

Find out how to apply here - http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/msc-operations-logistics-supply-chain/how-to-apply

Government Loans

A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters courses is being developed for students at English universities. There will be loans of up to £10,000 available for Masters students starting a course in 2016/17. More information is available on the study site (http://www.bath.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/taught/government-loans/index.html) and the government website external website.

Visit the Accounting and Finance (MSc) page on the University of Bath website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Eike Christian Frerichs

3916.jpg I started my undergraduate studies after having finished a banking apprenticeship at a German Bank. I studied Business Administration and Economics (BAE) for four semesters at the University of Passau. I then participated in an ERASMUS Scholarship for a year, where I took BSc Business Administration and MSc Corporate Finance classes at Lund University – School of Economics and Management (Lund, Sweden).

Given my corporate banking background and BAE studies I was clear about returning to banking after my Masters. I also knew that a combination of Accounting and Finance and refining my English language skills would be important in my career. Furthermore, I was looking for somewhere which had a friendly and professional atmosphere with nice surroundings; the University of Bath provided all of these.

The exceptional combination of Accounting and Finance and the freedom to specialise in the second semester was the perfect concept to prepare for my career. The professors were approachable and helpful, enabling you to make most of your studies. The fantastic people I met, from all over the world, encouraged me to succeed on this challenging course.

Currently, I am working as an Analyst for UniCredit Group in Munich within Corporate Finance Advisory - Mergers & Acquisitions.

My advice for current students is to study hard, socialise and get to know the people you are studying with! Studying at Bath is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience such a diverse group of people with the same interests as you. Make sure you keep in contact after studies -you won’t regret the effort!


(Scholarship)

MSc Scholarships for Home/ EU students - 10 Awards

Applying for a scholarship
In order to apply for a scholarship you are required to submit an essay answering the following question:How will your chosen MSc programme help to support your career and personal development? Please support your answer by telling us about the experiences and people who have influenced and shaped your decision to consider this career. Your essay should be between 500-750 words in length.

Value of Scholarship(s)

2,000

Eligibility

The School of Management is pleased to announce the provision of ten scholarships worth £2,000 for Home/EU students.

Application Procedure

You have until 30th July 2010 to apply for a scholarship. If you have already submitted an application form you are still welcome to apply for a scholarship.Please ensure that you state your full name, date of birth and email address, as given on your application form, together with the name of the MSc course you have applied to. Please also title the page MSc Scholarship application

Further Information

http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/msc_management/scholarships/


(Scholarship)

MSc Scholarships for International students - 12 Awards

Applying for a scholarship
In order to apply for a scholarship you are required to submit an essay answering the following question:How will your chosen MSc programme help to support your career and personal development? Please support your answer by telling us about the experiences and people who have influenced and shaped your decision to consider this career. Your essay should be between 500-750 words in length.

Value of Scholarship(s)

2,500 and one at 5,000 (India only)

Eligibility

The School of Management is pleased to announce the following International scholarships for students from these specific regions:India
One Scholarship worth £5,000 and a further 5 scholarships worth £2,000 each
Latin America
Two scholarships worth £2,500 each
Africa
Two scholarships worth £2,500 each
CIS States: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.
Two scholarships worth £2,500 each

Application Procedure

You have until 30th June 2010 to apply for a scholarship. If you have already submitted an application form you are still welcome to apply for a scholarship.Please ensure that you state your full name, date of birth and email address, as given on your application form, together with the name of the MSc course you have applied to. Please also title the page MSc Scholarship application.

Further Information

http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/msc_management/scholarships/#international


(Scholarship)

PGT Bath Bursaries (Home UK full time) - 20+ Awards

For the academic year 2016/17 we have 30 bursaries of £6,000 each available for new UK Masters students.We anticipate opening for applications around late April/early May. We will email eligible offer holders with further details on how to apply once we are ready to open applications.In addition, the selection panel may take into account the following widening participation criteria and information in your supporting statement when making awards, if:- the highest education level of both of your parents is below degree level or equivalent
- the occupation level of both of your parents is between SEC 4-7 (Social Economic Class)
- you are a care leaver
- you were aged 21 or over when you commenced your undergraduate studies
- you were in receipt of free school meals, Education Maintenance Allowance or 16-19 Bursary Fund
- you attended a state school and/or a low performing school
- your gender is underrepresented in your academic department
- your ethnicity is underrepresented in your academic faculty.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£6,000

Eligibility

- be a Home (UK) student, and
- apply for and subsequently register on an eligible Masters course.An eligible Masters course leads to an MSc, MBA, MA or stand-alone MRes with a maximum duration of two years for a full time course or four years for a part time course. Part time courses must be studied at a minimum of 50% intensity (e.g. a course which would take one year if studied full time may take up to two years if studied part time). Courses studied by distance learrning are not eligible for this scheme.

Application Procedure

The application process will be online, accessible through Bath Application Tracker, which you will have access to once you apply for a course. You will be required to answer questions relating to the widening participation eligibility criteria and provide a supporting statement of around 350 word

Further Information

http://www.bath.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/taught/pgt-bursaries/


(Scholarship)

Our scholarships for 2016 entry - 20+ Awards

Information on how to apply for a scholarship will be confirmed soon. Please continue to check the website.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£5,000

Eligibility

Information on how to apply for a scholarship will be confirmed soon. Please continue to check the website.

Application Procedure

Information on how to apply for a scholarship will be confirmed soon. Please continue to check the website.

Further Information

http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/msc-business-analytics/scholarships/



Entry Requirements

A good undergraduate degree (2:1 or above or its international equivalent). Applications from graduates of disciplines such as engineering, mathematics, economics or natural sciences are particularly welcome. Business graduates who have developed a strong interest in accounting and finance and have shown evidence of good quantitative skills are also welcome. This programme is open to graduates who currently have little or no business experience.

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