Why choose this course
Accountants and finance professionals help us to navigate the wide and complicated world of business.
Our MSc Accounting and Finance is taught by Surrey Business School. You will graduate equipped with the skills needed to work in multinational corporations and be a successful decision-maker in an increasingly complex global financial environment.
This course is practical in nature and will encourage you to embrace regular opportunities to engage with real business problems throughout your studies.
What you will study
On our MSc Accounting and Finance, you’ll gain a solid understanding of popular financial and management accounting systems and how they are applied in decision-making.
You’ll also receive a complete introduction to financial theory by completing a study on the challenges of investing capital. You’ll learn econometric techniques and take courses in the foundations of accounting and finance, equipping you with the skills and knowledge to thrive in today’s ever-changing global business environment.
The core modules of this course explore both industry-relevant theory and the quantitative techniques you’ll need to understand related literature and carry out empirical investigations.
MSc - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Academic year structure
Our course runs over three semesters. You will take four modules in both Semester 1 (October to January) and Semester 2 (February to June). The summer semester, or third semester, runs from June to September. You’ll study two taught modules and carry out your independent research project during this time.
Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps.
The University operates a credit framework for all taught programmes based on a 15-credit tariff. Modules can be either 15, 30, 45 or 60 credits, and additionally for some masters dissertations, 90 credits.
Year 1 (full-time)
|Foundations of Finance: Finance & Investments||Compulsory||1|
|International Auditing and Assurance||Compulsory||1|
|Principles of Accounting||Compulsory||1|
|Cases in Accounting and Finance||Compulsory||2|
|Ethics in Finance||Compulsory||2|
|International Accounting and Finance Project||Compulsory||2|
|International Corporate Governance||Optional||2|
|International Financial Reporting||Compulsory||2|
|Strategic Management Accounting||Compulsory||2|
Choose 2 out of 6 modules in Semester 2
Ethics in Finance (MANM378) and Cases in Accounting and Finance (MANM400) are taught over the summer period. International Accounting and Finance Project (MANM399) is an independent project, no lecture involved.
A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in either Accountancy, Banking, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Management or Mathematics, or a recognised equivalent international qualification.
About the School
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