Accounting, Management and Strategy MSc

University of Dundee - School of Social Sciences

Program Description

Accounting, Management and Strategy MSc

University of Dundee - School of Social Sciences


Our MSc in Accounting, Management and Strategy will put you at the hub of day-to-day and strategic organisational life. Tomorrow’s management accountants and consultants are dynamic partners to business managers. They are leaders of change management projects, systems design, strategy formulation and much more.

Leading-edge research indicates a broad knowledge of strategic management issues is becoming essential in all medium and large organisations. Financial and non-financial management has become an important requirement for managers across all business functions. Dundee is an elite university. It has designed this course to enable ambitious graduates to join the fast-changing worlds of management accountants, management consultants and global business managers.

This is an ideal course if you already have a sound background in accounting and/or business and want to move up to management accountant or management consultant roles within a business.


Our MSc Accounting, Management and Strategy course

  • is informed by the latest, and leading-edge, research in the relevant discipline areas,
  • provides insight into the roles and skills required for tomorrow's management accountants, consultants and global business managers,
  • includes organisational case studies relating to (changing) financial management and management accounting practice, incorporating group discussions and presentations,
  • elevates graduate professionalism and employability.

For the benefit of overseas students particularly, the course includes educational and cultural experiences which are unique to the UK and familiarise students with global business protocols.

You’ll be learning from leading practitioners through the University’s Distinguished Visitor and Enterprise Gym Lecture Series and hearing from them, first hand, about critical aspects of real-world business and accounting.

We welcome students from the UK and elsewhere to our stimulating, supportive, friendly and well-organised campus. Dundee is among the fastest risers in the 2017 Guardian University Rankings and has also been rated the best in Scotland by some of the most influential higher education surveys.

Teaching & Assessment

There are two intakes each year - January and September. The course lasts for 12 months. Modules start at the beginning of the academic session and are taught through a mixture of lectures and tutorials. The degree consists of five compulsory modules, two optional modules, plus a dissertation. The course is academically rigorous, drawing on current strategy, change management, corporate governance and accounting theory. It is practically relevant, helping you apply knowledge and develop generally transferable skills such as problem-solving, team-working and collaboration.

How you will be taught

Teaching methods include lectures, workshops, group work and student presentations. The modules are designed to encourage you to think analytically and critically about the ways in which modern business organisations create and use information, in both operational and strategic contexts.

How you will be assessed

Modules are examined in December and April/ May. Students complete their supervised decision during the summer. The dissertation takes around three months to complete with a final draft to be submitted in August.

Course content

The course begins with a two-week foundation module to bring all students up to a common minimum standard in management and business statistics. The foundation module also introduces you to the University’s learning resources (e.g. the library and study skills support) and encourages you to work in ‘teams’ exchanging your intellectual assets for your mutual benefit.

Modules - core

  • Foundation Management and Business Statistics (AB51020)
  • Dissertation (AB52004)
  • Research Methods and Methodology (AB52018)
  • Quantitative Methods (AB50002)
  • Marketing Management and Strategy (AB51018)
  • Performance Measurement and Reporting (AB51019)

Plus two optional modules from:

  • Corporate Governance (AB51001)
  • Corporate Finance (AB51011)
  • Strategic Management Accounting (AB52012)
  • Principles of Marketing Practice (EC50005)
  • Operations Management and Change (AB51021)
  • International Business Strategy (EC50007)
  • Human Resource Management Strategies (EC50012)
  • Current Issues in Banking and Finance (AB52016)


Students will be equipped with the necessary skills to embark on various business-related careers. Those with an accounting and/or finance background will be able to pursue such exciting and fast-changing careers as management accountancy or management consultancy within business organisations. Others will be able to pursue a more general managerial career with increased financial and commercial astuteness, as well as nurture a global business perspective.

We have excellent employment records for our students (and an impressive Alumni), and this new masters-level course is intended to continue this pattern of success and enable students to embark on fulfilling and rewarding careers. In this regard, the structure of the degree, with an emphasis on developing both technical and generic (soft) skills, in the context of a fast-changing business environment, will stand students in good stead.

Entry Requirements

You should have a relevant degree, and/or a relevant professional qualification plus the ability to demonstrate that you are able to study at postgraduate level. Additional written submission may be required, at the discretion of the Programme Director. Recognition of prior learning is available for up to 50% of the award for which you are applying.

English Language Requirement

IELTS Overall 6.0

  • Listening 5.5
  • Reading 5.5
  • Writing 5.5
  • Speaking 5.5

English Language Programmes

We offer Pre-Sessional and Foundation Programme(s) throughout the year. These are designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme.

About Dundee

Fantastic culture, beautiful landscapes and famously friendly people….Scotland has passion and innovation at its heart and these are just some of the reasons why it’s an amazing place to live and study.

Dundee is located on the banks of the River Tay on the east coast of Scotland. It regularly appears at the top end of ‘quality of life’ surveys in the UK – offering all that’s great about city life, but being friendly, compact and easy to navigate.

The Wall Street Journal named Dundee as one of their ten hot destinations for 2018.

Dundee’s population is around 150,000. With students making up 1 in 5 of the population, our city is geared towards student life.

Our campus is right in the heart of Dundee’s vibrant and fun West End, with shops, cafes and restaurants all on your doorstep.

“Scottish people are nice and friendly. I remember the first day I arrived, the fellow who was supposed to meet me was not there yet. The taxi driver dropped me off, I knocked on the door and he was not there, so I was waiting outside. Someone came and asked if I was okay and invited me in while I waited. He welcomed me and gave me food and drink, so I started to love the people of Dundee and Scotland from the first day I came.” Willy William Mrema is from Tanzania and is studying MSc Geotechnical Engineering.

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University of Dundee - School of Social Sciences

Last updated January 11, 2019
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Jan. 2019
Sept. 2019
12 months
Full time
6,950 GBP
per year of study UK/EU students. £16,450 per year of study non-EU students.
United Kingdom - Dundee, Scotland
Start date : Jan. 2019
Application deadline Request Info
End date Dec. 31, 2019
Start date : Sept. 2019
Application deadline Request Info
End date Aug. 31, 2020
Jan. 2019
United Kingdom - Dundee, Scotland
Application deadline Request Info
End date Dec. 31, 2019
Sept. 2019
United Kingdom - Dundee, Scotland
Application deadline Request Info
End date Aug. 31, 2020