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Accounting (MSc)


Course Description

Our MSc in Accounting will give you the skills and knowledge you need for many mid to senior-level roles in finance and accounting – and a range of broader, transferable skills that are valued by employers in many sectors.

All businesses need people with advanced knowledge of accounting and finance. Our Masters programme will encourage you to reflect on the theories behind current accounting practice, and give you a broad range of skills in management accounting, international accounting and financial management, as well as related areas such as strategy, risk and governance.

You’ll be taught by tutors who are experienced practitioners with strong links to the accountancy profession, including authors, examiners and markers for international professional bodies. Throughout your studies, you’ll have close contact with expert practitioners, analysts and consultants who’ll give you invaluable insights into current industry practice. We’ll also encourage you to pursue a professional qualification.

Lord Ashcroft International Business School is one of the largest business schools in the east of England. Our students benefit from state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities, study areas, campus libraries with online databases containing professional journals, plus our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) through which you can access study resources and help.

See the website http://www.anglia.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/accounting

Careers

We think you’ll benefit from gaining a professional qualification alongside relevant, work-related experience. Your MSc in Accounting will help you to develop a lucrative career in a wide range of settings and roles, such as internal and independent audit roles, financial accounting, management accounting, or taxation.

Modules & assessment

Core modules:
Research Methods for Business Management
Financial Management
International Accounting
International Tax Theory and Policy
Postgraduate Major Project

Optional modules:
Strategic Management Accounting
Forensic Accounting (Forensic Analysis and Investigation)
Non-Commercial Governance

Assessment

We’ll asses your work both individually and as part of a group. Assessment methods include:
- feedback in class on topics of current interest, and from textual material, research papers and articles
- evidence of critical reflection in assignments, reports and projects
- formal written and oral presentations
- exams.

Assessment is designed to maximise your employability by encouraging you to develop skills in areas such as teamwork, communication, presentation and working under time pressure.

- This is a 1 year programme
Alongside your core modules you will pick a number of optional modules. Please note that modules are subject to change and availability.

Your faculty

The Lord Ashcroft International Business School is one of the largest business schools in the East of England, with nearly 100 full-time teaching staff and approximately 6,000 students from more than 100 countries.

Our striking and award-winning business school building in Chelmsford, as well as new buildings in Cambridge, offer the most advanced learning technologies. We’re well-recognised for our centres of excellence by students, employers and professional bodies alike.

What makes us stand out is that our courses don't just give you sound academic knowledge – they’re at the cutting edge of current business practice and highly relevant to employers. This is owing to the close links we have with the business community and the partnerships we've developed with a wide variety of businesses and public service organisations.

We're interested in people who are confident, ambitious and ready to take the challenge of making a difference in the world of business. If that's you, we'd love to hear from you.

Visit the Accounting (MSc) page on the Anglia Ruskin University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Normally a minimum of 2:2 bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance OR Business-related discipline plus accounting and finance conversion course OR Another discipline plus accounting and finance conversion course. If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

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