MSc in International Accounting and Finance

University of Strathclyde Business School

Program Description
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MSc in International Accounting and Finance

University of Strathclyde Business School

Why this course?

The programme is for graduates looking to broaden their previous study of accounting or for those already working in accounting or finance.

The course gives you an international perspective on the theory and practice of accounting. You’ll study financial management and securities markets. There’s a particular focus on the move towards harmonisation with international accounting standards and the impact of leading standard-setting authorities.

The course provides you with:

  • an international perspective on accounting theories of income and value
  • critical awareness of international accounting standards and their implementation
  • sound understanding of financial theory and analysis
  • appreciation of the nature and functioning of financial markets and institutions
  • ability to apply analytical techniques in practice

You’ll study

The taught component of the course is covered in the first two semesters. Core modules include Principles of Finance and Accounting & Financial Analysis. Elective modules include Advanced Corporate Finance and Applications Advanced Accounting.

The research project will take up the third (summer) semester.

You’ll be assessed on your ability to select and apply relevant theory and research methods. This work may be linked to an issue raised by, or a problem to be solved for, an employer.

Dissertation or three research projects (MSc only)

You’ll work on either a series of research projects or a dissertation, supported by an academic supervisor. You can choose a topic from the broad range of issues covered on the programme.

You’ll be assessed on your ability to select and apply relevant theory and research methods. This work may be linked to an issue raised by, or a problem to be solved for, an employer.

Facilities

The Department of Accounting & Finance is ranked 2nd in the UK for Accounting and Finance by the Times University Guide 2013 & the Sunday Times Guide.

Strathclyde’s award-winning Business School is one of the largest institutions of its kind in Europe. We've around 200 academic staff and more than 3000 full-time students.

The departments and specialist units work together to provide a dynamic, fully-rounded and varied programme of specialist and cross-disciplinary postgraduate courses.

Course content

Semester 1

  • Principles of Finance
  • Accounting & Financial Analysis
  • Quantitative Methods for Finance
  • International Financial Markets & Banking

Semester 2

  • Advanced Corporate Finance & Applications
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Management Accounting

Elective classes

Choose one from the following:

  • Security Analysis
  • Portfolio Theory & Management
  • Empirical Methods in Finance
  • International Accounting

Learning & teaching

The taught component of the course will be covered in the first two semesters. Both of these semesters will run for 12 weeks.

At MSc level the research project stage of the course is taken during the summer semester.

Assessment

Every class will either have a class test or assignment during Semester 1 and 2. The exams for all classes will take place at the end of the semester in January and June.

Entry requirements

  • an Honours degree (upper second-class preferred), or equivalent, in accounting, economics, business studies, maths, statistics or computing.
  • for students whose first language is not English, more information about the English language requirements for studying at Strathclyde can be found here
  • you must also be able to attend the introductory sessions at the end of September 2016

Pre-Masters Preparation Course

The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at the University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options.

Fees & funding

How much will my course cost?

All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise.

  • Scotland/EU

2015/16 - £10,000

  • Rest of UK

2015/16 - £10,000

  • International

2015/16 - £16,000

Careers

This course is suitable for those intending to develop their careers in finance, broadly defined as:

  • corporate finance
  • security analysis
  • portfolio management
  • options and futures
  • treasury management
  • the functioning of financial institutions and markets
  • financial decision-taking in the public sector
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated November 8, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
Duration
Duration
12 months
Full time
Price
Price
16,000 GBP
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Deadline
Start date Sept. 2016
Place
United Kingdom Glasgow, Scotland
Application deadline Request Info
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Duration 12 months
Price 16,000 GBP
International fee 2015/16