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
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:
In Semester 2 the core courses are:
Financial Accounting 2
Management Accounting 2
Select one Elective:
Financial Statement Analysis
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:
Bank of China
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
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.
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.