MSc in Accounting and Finance


Program Description

MSc Accounting and Finance

Built upon the United Nation’s Principles of Responsible Management, the concept of ‘responsible management’ is a theme that runs throughout the programme. It incorporates the issues of value creation, ethics, environmental sustainability, corporate social responsibility, employee wellbeing and global impact within the overall context of accounting and finance education.

The programme aims to create a firm grounding in the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary for accounting and finance at a strategic and management level and explores the current and emerging theories, techniques and practices within these fields. Students are encouraged to engage with academic literature, case studies and each other by reflecting on their own managerial and business experiences.


  • Principles of Responsible Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Analysis and Valuation
  • Financial Strategy and CorporateGovernance
  • Contemporary Issues in Accounting and Finance
  • Investments and Behavioural Finance
  • Research Methods in Business

Learning and Teaching

Modules are characterised by innovative,student-centred teaching and learning, which develops students’ intellectual skills of analysis, synthesis and critical evaluation.This is achieved by our small class size settings that allow students to capitalise on their current and/or prior experience on an individual basis.The integration of theory and practice is important and this is achieved through an innovative blend of simulations and case studies. For example, simulation software allows students to experience the dynamic and challenging environment of stock market trading.


The programme aims to prepare students for a wide range of careers in accountancy and finance in private and public sectors, for example, accounting and finance executives, financial advisers and planners, fund managers, investment analysts and stock brokers.

Entry requirements

Normally a first or second-class Honours degree in accounting or business-related discipline. Students who have achieved full membership of a professional accountancy body (for example, ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA, ICAEW, ICAS) or international equivalent may be eligible for entry with advanced standing.

If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.5 (including 6.5 in academic writing) or a TOEFL score of 575 (paper-based) or 232 (computer-based) or equivalent.

Last updated Jan 2018

About the School

The University of Winchester was established in 1840, and it combines this heritage with innovative learning and teaching.

The University of Winchester was established in 1840, and it combines this heritage with innovative learning and teaching. Read less