Our Accounting, Finance and Strategic Investment MSc prepares you for a career in management accounting, financial planning or corporate investment.
Strategic planning is an organisation’s process of defining its strategy or direction and making appropriate decisions on the allocation of resources to best achieve its objectives.
The course contains significant elements of finance and management accounting. It provides the necessary tools for quantitative assessment of corporate performance and investment opportunities.
The course is for graduates who are looking to develop a career in:
- financial planning
- corporate investment
What you'll learn
You will cultivate a skill set that will enable you to influence financial and strategic decisions from inside a company. Management accounting and financial analysis each play a leading role in the development of these skills.
You will gain a strong foundation of financial knowledge and analytical skills. You will develop an appreciation of managerial decision making and investment.
On completion of the course, you will be able to show practical skills and the ability to:
- implement appropriate business strategies that optimise the financial interests of key stakeholders in various organisational environments
- systematically collect, analyse and interpret data
- provide advice about how to apply financial models, tools and techniques to improve organisational performance
- understand and apply as appropriate product costing, budgeting, capital budgeting, and other management accounting techniques to make strategic decisions
You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.
Modules for 2018 entry
- NBS8001 International Finance and Capital Markets
- NBS8401 Business Context and Operations
- NBS8135 Introduction to Financial Reporting
- NBS8223 Dissertation (Consultant Report)
- NBS8224 Performance and Decision Management
- NBS8233 Managerial Decision Making and Control
- NBS8235 Financial Planning and Investment
- NBS8301 Managerial Economics and Organisational Architecture
Modules change annually to take account of:
- changing staff expertise
- developments in the discipline
- the requirements of external bodies and partners
- student feedback.
Most module information for 2019 entry will be available from mid-May 2019.