In today’s competitive global environment, employers are increasingly selective in their search for competent accounting and finance professionals.
Our MSc in International Accounting and Finance is specially designed to develop your international accounting knowledge and skills to a high professional standard.
This one-year, full-time programme is designed to meet market needs through the preparation for, and development of, your career in international accounting and finance. It is well suited to students who have some knowledge of accounting and finance, and who wish to expand their skills and understanding to an advanced level. The programme is also suitable for students with a good academic standing from a related discipline, who wish to enhance their careers in international accounting and finance or for those interested in pursuing research or further study in this area.
This programme equips you with the professional and research skills to pursue careers in a wide range of institutional settings such as academia, auditing, banking, financial institutions, management consultancy and organisational management.
Teaching in the School is informed by the latest research and the changing needs of the global business environment. Our international teaching staff are all experts in their field of study and are regularly published in leading journals worldwide. They guide and support your learning, not only in current best practice in your chosen area of study, but also in emerging new concepts and theories, and the latest business thinking.
Visit the website https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/24/international-accounting-and-finance
- Quants Workshop
Kent Business School offers an optional two-week refresher workshop in Mathematics, Statistics and Excel, prior to the start of this programme. See Study support for full details.
Kent Business School (KBS)
Kent Business School has over 25 years’ experience delivering business education. Our portfolio of postgraduate programmes demonstrates the breadth and depth of our expertise. Academic research and links with global business inform our teaching, ensuring a curriculum that is relevant and current. We are ranked as a top 30 UK business school for the standard of our teaching and student satisfaction. We also hold a number of accreditations by professional bodies.
Studying at Kent Business School (KBS) gives you the opportunity to increase your employability with real-life case studies, a student council and a business society. We have strong links to local and national organisations providing opportunities for projects, internships and graduate placements. The School attracts many high-profile speakers from industry and last year included visits and lectures from staff of the Bank of England, BAE Systems, Barclays, Lloyds Insurance, Cummins, Delphi and Kent County Council.
The course structure provides a sample of the modules available for this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. You may also have the option to take ‘wild’ modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.
CB8013 - Financial Systems and Institutions (15 credits)
CB8017 - International Financial Reporting (15 credits)
CB8018 - Advanced Management Accounting (15 credits)
CB8020 - Corporate Finance (15 credits)
CB8021 - Foundations of Finance (15 credits)
CB9059 - Ethics of International Business (15 credits)
CB9069 - Advanced Financial Accounting (15 credits)
CB9077 - Research Methods and Skills (Accounting) (15 credits)
CB8015 - Financial Regulation (15 credits)
CB8019 - International Money and Finance (15 credits)
CB8004 - Auditing (15 credits)
CB8006 - Financial Statement Analysis (15 credits)
CB9080 - Business Report in Accounting (45 credits)
The programme involves a taught and a project component.
The taught programme is assessed by a mixture of coursework assignments throughout the year, and by examinations in May and June.
Once these are completed, you work full-time on the project component and write a dissertation based on this, applying techniques and insights presented in the programme to a specific problem.
This programme aims to:
- provide you with an advanced conceptual understanding of the key issues in international accounting and finance
- provide you with an awareness of up-to-date practices in international and domestic accounting
- provide you with knowledge of research methodologies adopted in empirical research and the ability to critically evaluate concepts and theories
- provide you with the skills to test and evaluate theoretical models
- provide preparation for and/or development of a career in accounting and finance by developing skills at a professional or equivalent level, or as preparation for research or further study in the area
- develop an appropriate range of cognitive, critical and intellectual skills, research skills and relevant personal and interpersonal skills
- provide teaching and learning opportunities that are informed by high-quality research and scholarships, from within the Kent Business School and elsewhere
- foster the enhancement of life-long learning skills and personal development so as to be able to work with self-direction and originality and to contribute to business and society generally
- develop your ability to conduct independent self-directed research.
Our finance programmes equip you with an impressive set of skills and specialist knowledge. In addition, inbuilt practical experience will help you succeed in a competitive job market.
This programme is ideal preparation for a career with investment and commercial banks, insurance companies, specialised financial institutions, trading companies and financial management roles in other industries.
Careers in finance continue to provide exceptional earning potential in the UK and globally (The very highest-paying job specialisms in the finance sector include structurer, trader, M&A and leveraged finance, 2 November 2015, CityA.M.).
Our students have an excellent record for employment. Recent graduates are now working in top companies including AXA, BNP Paribas, FactSet, HSBC, PwC, Santander, Thomson Reuters, USB Investment Bank and Zurich Financial Services.
Kent Business School is a member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EMFD), CIPD, CIM and the Association of Business Schools (ABS). In addition, KBS is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).
Find out how to apply here - https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/apply/
Students who wish to apply for a higher degree should have a good honours degree from the UK or equivalent internationally recognised qualification, in a relevant subject such as finance, accounting, economics, mathematics, engineering or any mathematically based natural science discipline. Students must have studied at least 60 credits in accounting within their first degree. Consideration will be given to those applicants holding a good second class honours degree.Applicants without an honours degree may also be considered on the basis of work experience, professional qualifications and the relevance of the programme to their current professional role.