MA (Hons) in Accounting and Business Finance


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Program Description


Our Accounting and Business Finance programme is a specialist degree, particularly suited to those seeking entry into the accounting profession, financial services or financial management. The value of such studies is also recognised by professional accountancy bodies which offer examination exemptions.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials and project work. Course assessment is generally based on either coursework or an exam at the end of the semester, or a mixture of the two at the end of the semester or academic year.

The degree of Master of Arts (MA) is an undergraduate Honours degree, awarded by the ancient universities in Scotland and the UK including Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, St Andrews, Cambridge and Oxford. At other universities in Scotland and the UK, undergraduate degrees in the arts, liberal arts, humanities or social sciences are awarded as Bachelor of Arts (BA).

Course content

Please note that there are no options for this pathway, all courses are mandatory.

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Commercial Law
  • Management in a Global Context
  • Business Accounting and Assurance
  • Finance and Financial Statistics

Semester 2

  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Business Entities
  • Financial Reporting
  • Management Accounting in Organisations

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Business Research Methods
  • Auditing and Assurance
  • Management Accounting Techniques and Decisions
  • Finance Markets Theory

Semester 2

  • Strategic Management
  • Contemporary Issues in Financial Accounting
  • Taxation
  • Corporate Financial Theory

Year 4

Semester 1

  • Accounting and Finance Dissertation
  • Agency Theory and Corporate Governance
  • Managerial Accounting-Decision making
  • Accounting Theory

Semester 2

  • Accounting and Finance Dissertation
  • International Accounting
  • Contemporary Issues in Finance
  • Corporate reporting

*Information correct at time of publication and may be subject to change

English language requirements

Where English was not the medium of instruction at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 Academic (with no element below 5.5).

Application deadline

Our Dubai Campus operates a rolling year-round admissions process: as soon as one intake has closed we begin accepting applications for the next one. It is also possible for you to defer your start date for up to a year.

Most students apply 6–10 months in advance of their chosen intake. We can accept applications up until 3 weeks before the start of each intake but you should note that a late application will almost certainly mean a delay in the provision of essential administrative services, such as your student matriculation card (without which you won't be able to access the library or online services).

Last updated Sep 2019

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Pioneering British education in Dubai, with highly acclaimed degree programmes that meet the specific demands of local business and industry.

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