This programme is suited to anyone wishing to deepen their knowledge of accounting and finance, and who wants to enter a career in financial markets, either as an analyst or professional accountant. You will develop your ability to apply and evaluate the various models and methods that practitioners use to solve practical accounting and financial problems.
The MSc Accounting and Finance is designed to deliver financial expertise with an emphasis on understanding the accounting process. You will gain insight into the accounting process within the firm (management accounting) and into external reporting and its relevance to company valuation (financial accounting). The programme gives you a solid grounding in the fundamentals of financial management and financial accounting, and will sharpen your quantitative skills in finance.
You can specialise your knowledge further by selecting options in subjects such as derivatives, investment analysis, international portfolio management, corporate finance, banking, international financial management and many others.
We offer a programme of visiting speakers and a series of study weekends in which practising fund managers and finance experts from the City, share their expertise through a combination of seminars, discussions and practical project work. In addition, non-assessed intensive computing training, covering Thomson Reuters Datastream and other financial databases and software systems, is incorporated into relevant modules.
Study abroad and gain a second Masters qualification
The double degree option enables you to gain a second Masters qualification by studying for a year with one of our prestigious partner universities. For more information on this and other postgraduate study abroad opportunities, visit the Business School’s Study Abroad webpages at http://business-school.exeter.ac.uk/programmes/postgraduate/studyabroad/
This programme is available for study 12 months full-time over three terms and is University-based throughout this time. During the programme you will study modules (including the dissertation) totalling 180 credits. Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the Business School postgraduate module list at http://business-school.exeter.ac.uk/programmes/postgraduate/modules/
Some examples of the compulsory modules are listed here; Applied Empirical Accounting; Advanced Financial Accounting; Fundamentals of Financial Management; Financial Modelling; Dissertation; Advanced Management Accounting and Principles of International Taxation.
Some examples of the optional modules are listed here; Topics in Financial Economics; Derivatives Pricing; Domestic and International Portfolio Management; Banking and Financial Services; Advanced Corporate Finance; International Financial Management; Corporate Finance and Governance; Mergers, Management Buyouts and Other Corporate Reorganizations; Alternative Investments and Principles of International Taxation.
Please note that programme structures may be subject to change. The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.