In today’s competitive global environment, employers are increasingly selective in their search for competent accounting and finance professionals.
This one-year, full-time programme aims to meet market needs through the preparation for, and development of, your career in international accounting and finance. It is well suited to students who have some knowledge of accounting and finance, and who wish to expand their skills and understanding to an advanced level. The programme is also suitable for students with a good academic standing from a related discipline, who wish to enhance their careers in international accounting and finance or for those interested in pursuing research or further study in this area.
The MSc in International Accounting and Finance will equip you with the professional and research skills to pursue careers in a wide range of institutional settings such as academia, auditing, banking, financial institutions, management consultancy and organisational management.
This programme equips you with the professional and research skills to pursue careers in a wide range of institutional settings such as academia, auditing, banking, financial institutions, management consultancy and organisational management.
Teaching in the School is informed by the latest research and the changing needs of the global business environment. Our international teaching staff are all experts in their field of study and are regularly published in leading journals worldwide. They guide and support your learning, not only in current best practice in your chosen area of study, but also in emerging new concepts and theories, and the latest business thinking.
The following modules are offered to our current students. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation.
- Advanced Financial Accounting
- Advanced Management Accounting
- Corporate Finance
- Ethics of International Business
- Financial Systems and Institutions
- Foundations of Finance
- International Financial Reporting
- Research Methods & Skills (Accounting)
- Financial Regulation
- Financial Statement Analysis
- International Money and Finance
- Business Report in Accounting
The programme involves a taught and a project component. The taught programme is assessed by a mixture of coursework assignments throughout the year, and by examinations in May and June.
Once these are completed, students then work full time on the project and write a Business Report in Accounting based on this. This 8000-10000 word Business Report is an opportunity to apply the techniques and insights presented in the programme and apply them to a particular problem area.
Students who wish to apply for a higher degree should have a good honours degree from the UK or equivalent internationally recognised qualification, in a relevant subject such as finance, accounting, economics, mathematics, engineering or any mathematically based natural science discipline. Students must have studied at least 60 credits in accounting within their first degree. Consideration will be given to those applicants holding a good second class honours degree.
Applicants without an honours degree may also be considered on the basis of work experience, professional qualifications and the relevance of the programme to their current professional role.
Proof of English language proficiency is required. We do offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.
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Last updated September 28, 2017