The MSc in Accounting and Finance is designed for managers of the future who recognise the need for businesses to service a wider range of stakeholders. The course consists of a rigorous and intellectually demanding study of the ‘core’ disciplines of Financial Reporting, Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Research Methods, Strategic Management Accounting and Auditing together with a wide range of options.
The foundation module Corporate Governance looks at the fundamental relation between shareholders and stockholders and explores topical issues of accountability, transparency, corporate social responsibility and environmental responsibility to prepare you for the study of Accounting and Finance from a wider societal perspective. A dissertation, which forms a substantial part of the assessment of the degree, will allow you to develop your interests in either mainstream or wider business and societal aspects of Accounting and Finance.
The programme is awarded and delivered in collaboration with The University of Buckingham ranked 25th by the Guardian University Guide and 1st amongst the non-specialist institutions in the country for graduate employment for the third time. Figures released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) reveal that the University scored 96.9% for job prospects ahead of Oxford, Cambridge and mainstream universities. Furthermore, we provide a dedicated career service, which includes advice on personal development as well as the opportunity to make use of our exclusive recruitment channels.
Graduates of this programme have gone on to securing positions with KPMG, PWC, Accenture, Deloitte Touche, Thomas Cook, Taj Hotels, Granada, Air Seychelles, Lufthansa, Siemens, Hutch, Yahoo, Thames Water, Anglian Water, VW, Daimler-Benz, Jungheinrich, Peugeot, Volvo, Santander, Prudential, HDFC, NCR and IBM.