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MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert Accounting and Finance

Course Description

The aim of this course is to provide you with the advanced level skills and knowledge required by personnel in Accounting, Finance, and Corporate Financial Industry sectors.

You will gain valuable insight into accounting processes, both from in-business and external reporting perspectives. You will also learn about the relevance of accountancy to company valuation, and gain a solid understanding of the fundamentals of financial management.

Key benefits:

• Excellent career potential and the opportunity to take a Business Innovation Project, enhancing your practical skills and experience
• Choose to take a one to three-month Assessed Internship with an employer, supported by Salford Business School
• A programme that equips you with the necessary theory and skills to work successfully in professional accountancy services and corporate sectors

Visit the website: http://www.salford.ac.uk/pgt-courses/accounting-and-finance

Course detail

On completion of the course you will be able to take advantage of opportunities in either managerial or consulting roles in the corporate sector and finance industries.

You will be equipped with the advanced level skills and understanding necessary to effectively and efficiently perform tasks relevant to the corporations or organisations involved with accounting and finance.

You will be able to work effectively in teams and independently, to evaluate critically, think creatively and communicate effectively with respect to issues in different areas of accounting and finance; and to recognise good practice in the analysis, planning and management of accounting policies and corporate financial strategies.

You also develop an advanced level of understanding of research methods and their application to a wide range of accounting reporting, accounting policies and corporate financial decisions.

Suitable for

This programme is ideally designed for graduates with an academic background in the following subjects: Financial and management accounting; economics; finance; management, or business studies. Alternatively, sufficient and suitable work experience will also be considered.

Format and assessment

The course is delivered in four blocks of three-day intensive study periods, followed by independent study and online support through the University’s virtual learning environment, Blackboard. Each module is taken and assessed over a six week block.

Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials using a wide range of learning activities.

Over the duration of your course a range of assessment techniques will be used. Types of assessment include; essays, assignments, exams, multiple choice tests, online tests, group reports, and portfolio work. The weighting between exams and coursework varies between modules and years, but exams still play a major role.

Career potential

Many of our graduates go on to join leading accountancy firms, banking and finance industries, both small and large corporate sector businesses, and the academic community.

This programme is the perfect springboard to employment in the just some of the following sectors:
• Assurance and audit
• Management consultancy
• Financial accounting
• Forensic accounting
• Taxation
• Corporate finance
• Corporate insolvency and recovery

How to apply: http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying

Visit the MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert Accounting and Finance page on the University of Salford website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Normally a minimum 2:2 honours degree or equivalent or successful completion of the Graduate Certificate International Management. A wide range of professional qualifications are also accepted either in partial or complete fulfilment of entry requirements. Where a student has gained a recognised Honours degree but does not meet the normal entry qualification requirement, they may still be considered for entry if they can demonstrate relevant work experience of a minimum 2 years duration post study and acceptable level of responsibility. In the case of non-graduates please look at APEL.

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