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MSc in International Accounting and Corporate Governance

Course Description

This course provides you with the essential skills and knowledge for a successful career in management or finance, and develops the managerial and technical analytical skills required by employers in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

Distinctive features of the course are:

- the global perspective on the interactions between business, management and finance, which is critical to the sustainability of the advanced economies
- a focus on the growth and development of emerging economies.

This contemporary course brings into focus, among other things, the themes of sustainability, ethics, and corporate and social responsibility. In addition, building on your prior knowledge of accounting, it provides a rigorous foundation for the application and critical evaluation of management accounting and the regulation and content of International Accounting Standards in an international context. Current debates concerning drivers for change are examined and placed within appropriate contexts, both national and international.

The University is in the process of seeking accreditation for the course from relevant professional bodies.

Course Structure

We continue to develop and update our modules for 2016 entry to ensure you have the best student experience. In addition to the course structure below, you may find it helpful to refer to the Modules tab.

Autumn term: you take Corporate Finance • Global Business • Institutions in the Global Financial Market • International Financial Accounting I.

Spring term: you take Accounting, Organisations and Society • Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility • Management Accounting and Control, and two from Banking and Financial Institutions • Business in Context (Asia) • Business in Context (Europe) • Corporate Governance • Entrepreneurial Finance
• Globalisation and Integration • International Corporate Reporting • International Financial Accounting II • Multinational Financial Management.

Spring and summer terms: you work on a research-based dissertation.

A research methods module runs throughout the academic year.


Modules are assessed by a combination of coursework, essays, group and individual reports, and presentations. There are also unseen examinations.


The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study and offers one of the most generous scholarship programmes of any UK university. For full details of our scholarships please visit: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/pgt2016/

Visit the MSc in International Accounting and Corporate Governance page on the University of Sussex website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A first- or upper second-class undergraduate honours degree which contains modules in accounting, or equivalent professional qualification. Overseas entry requirements: View Website

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