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Accounting and Business Management MSc

Course Description

Accounting information lies at the heart of management and is also used by investors, business contacts, competitors and other external parties. Therefore, the MSc Accounting and Business Management appeals to graduates with a business-related degree who want to develop their understanding of accounting and management in a business context and develop skills that enhance their employability. The rigorous and integrated syllabus emphasises the value of developing knowledge and skills progressively from the core modules to the elective modules. It supports personal learning and development through managed choice and encourages personal initiative, enthusiasm and positive study habits.

Special Features

Valuable accounting and management skills for students intending to seek employment in today’s competitive job market and those who will work in the family business
Strong foundation for entrepreneurs planning to set up and manage their own businesses
Potential exemptions from some of the entry level examinations of ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW and ICAS for those seeking a career in accountancy
Firm foundation for future doctoral studies

Core modules

Financial Accounting and Reporting
International Financial Statement Analysis
Management Accounting
Current Issues in Accounting
International Management
Understanding Business and Management Research

This programme offers students an opportunity to:

Develop an appreciation of the role of accounting within the overall function of management
Acquire technical accounting skills and integrate theoretical and conceptual considerations with practice
Evaluate the principles and theories that underpin accounting and management
Critically reflect on the role of the main stakeholders and the influence of regulatory frameworks on accounting and management
Develop analytical and problem solving abilities and apply them in making management decisions
Review research on current issues in accounting and management and apply accepted research methods to investigate a specific research question independently
Develop transferrable skills that will enhance employability.


BusinessLife is a unique Employability Programme designed to maximise students’ employability by providing an intensive programme of professional workshops and events that run in parallel with academic studies.
Business Life was conceived, developed and is delivered in association with leading employers from business, industry and the public sector.

Business Life features at-a-glance

High quality personal, technology, language and business skill training courses and workshops
Career development and planning services, including mentoring, industry taster sessions and guest speaker series
Sector leading work experience programme covering placements, volunteering, internships and vacation work
Help with marketing your capabilities, through networking events, CV development, employer exhibitions and student showcases
Lifelong continuous professional development, including short courses and Masters programmes at preferential rates.

Visit the Accounting and Business Management MSc page on the Brunel University London website for more details!

Student Profiles

Brunel University International Scholarships - 20+ Awards

The Brunel International Scholarship Programme is an annual award run by the Brunel International office that is open to all international students. Its goal is to provide financial support to exceptional students. Scholarship holders will go on to represent Brunel as ambassadors throughout their time at the University.For 2013/14 we are please to be able to offer 30 awards, which will comprise of a 15% discount off the cost of tuition fees. These awards are open to Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research students who are classed as overseas for fee purposes.

Value of Scholarship(s)



In order to apply for the Brunel International scholarships, applicants must:1.Have applied for a full time course for the 2013/14 academic year at Brunel University and been given an applicant number.
2.Be classed as an international fee paying applicant (students from the EU are not eligible)
3.Not be a current Brunel student, unless they are applying for a course of a higher level (for example you are a final year undergraduate and are applying for a Postgraduate Course)

Application Procedure

Applications can be made from January 2013 and should be made electronically via the Brunel International website.

Further Information



Academic Excellence Scholarships - 20+ Awards

The Academic Excellence Scholarships will be awarded in August for courses starting in September and in December for courses starting in January to all students meeting the eligibility criteria. The University will offer a discount of 15% off the fees for anyone who has obtained a first class undergraduate degree from a UK University, either in the UK or abroad. This equates to an average as follows:Home students discount for MSc programmes – £1200
International students discount for MSc programmes – £2025
MBA discount (Home and International) – £2775

Value of Scholarship(s)

up to £2775


Anyone who has obtained a first class undergraduate degree from a UK University, either in the UK or abroad.

Application Procedure

The Scholarships are automatic as long as the student meets the entry criteria.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

A good honours degree (2.1 or above), or overseas equivalent, in a business-related discipline with evidence of numeracy skills. Candidates should be graduates from a recognised university, plus have satisfactory references.Applicants with a lower second class degree (2.2) may be considered, providing they can show evidence of significant relevant work experience (minimum 2 years). Applications from candidates with non-degree qualifications will be also considered. Candidates from non-business/management disciplines (and without any business/management element) will be eligible if they have a first class honours degree or the overseas equivalent.

Course Fees

UK/EU students: £9,400, International students: £15,400

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