Master of Science Programs in Accounting and Finance

Compare 42 Masters of Science in Accounting and Finance

Accounting and Finance

Students who wish to pursue careers in the fields of accounting and finance often seek an MSc degree in order to receive a well-rounded and in-depth education. The advanced degree obtained through this program prepares the student to meet qualifications for the highly-sought positions with top companies.

Students in an MSc in Accounting and Finance program will participate in many courses. Depending upon the area of specialization the student is pursuing, classes may include corporate financial management, corporate responsibility, research methods, tax systems and policies, auditing, operation management, investment analysis, global financial strategy, and more. The program usually consists of modules of learning, the study of research methods, and development of a supervised dissertation. In general, this area of study prepares students to enter the accounting and finance sector with all of the necessary skills and certification to participate in their chosen areas of employment.

After completion of this program, graduates are often able to find jobs with excellent employers and in lucrative positions. The advanced degree gives accountants an edge over their competitors when applying for the best jobs in the area. The graduates often have access to better employment opportunities and higher salaries than their bachelor’s level counterparts. Graduates may also find that they have developed connections with those employers who are in a position to offer the best job opportunities.

It can be difficult to pinpoint the cost of an MSc in Accounting and Finance because the different universities establish different tuition rates. From one country to another, the costs of completing these programs can vary widely.

Financial managers and analysts often enjoy faster than average industry growth and job opportunities. With an advanced degree, graduates will be eligible for positions such as senior financial analyst, financial controller or director, chief financial officer, investment banker, real estate finance manager, and other professions with comfortable pay scales. The process of obtaining the best positions is usually very competitive, and advanced degrees provide an edge for graduates.

 

There are many opportunities to study accounting and finance within the country and across the world. Many universities offer online options for those students who wish to study, but face obstacles to traditional attendance. Browse the options available to you through our large database. To get started with a course, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling out the lead form. 

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MSc in Accounting and Finance

University of Exeter Business School
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Exeter

If you wish to pursue a career in finance and economics in the international banking sector, our MSc Money, Banking and Finance is an ideal choice. [+]

If you wish to pursue a career in finance and economics in the international banking sector, our MSc Money, Banking and Finance is an ideal choice.

Delivered jointly by the Department of Economics and the Xfi Centre for Finance and Investment, this course focuses on the application of advanced economics and finance theories to commercial money markets and banking.

In order to give you a thorough knowledge of the financial sector the programme also includes intensive computer training in financial databases and software including Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg, IQ, and Morning Star.

You will graduate ready to launch an international career in this dynamic sector.

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Online MSc Accounting and Finance - University of Salford (UK)

Robert Kennedy College
Online Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2019 Switzerland Zürich Switzerland Online + 3 more

The aim of this course is to provide you with the advanced level skills and knowledge required by personnel in the accounting, finance, and corporate financial industry sectors. [+]

3 good reasons to study Accounting and Finance at Salford: Equip yourself for a career in the rapidly expanding accounting and finance industry Learn in an internationally-orientated environment with access to a global network of like-minded professionals A programme that equips you with the necessary theory and skills to work successfully in professional accountancy services and corporate sectors Course Details

The aim of this course is to provide you with the advanced level skills and knowledge required by personnel in the accounting, finance, and corporate financial industry sectors.

On completion of the course, you will be able to take advantage of opportunities in either managerial or consulting role in the corporate sector and finance industries.... [-]


MSc in Accounting

Syracuse University - Whitman School of Management
Campus 2 years September 2019 USA Syracuse

In today’s marketplace, rapid innovation and business without borders require accounting professionals to think critically and conceive strategic solutions for complex commerce scenarios. The Joseph I. Lubin School of Accounting in the Whitman School of Management offers an M.S. in professional accounting that combines a rigorous curriculum with practical industry experience to fully prepare you for the challenges of a career as a practicing accountant, consultant or manager. [+]

Overview

In today’s marketplace, rapid innovation and business without borders require accounting professionals to think critically and conceive strategic solutions for complex commerce scenarios. The Joseph I. Lubin School of Accounting in the Whitman School of Management offers an M.S. in professional accounting that combines a rigorous curriculum with practical industry experience to fully prepare you for the challenges of a career as a practicing accountant, consultant or manager.

Our program accommodates students with a background in accounting as well as those with education in other disciplines. If entering with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, you will complete 30 credits to earn your M.S. in professional accounting. If entering without an undergraduate accounting degree, you will need to take additional courses during your time in the program, depending on your previous business and accounting coursework. This path could lengthen your time in the program.... [-]


MSc in Finance and Accounting

Sheffield University Management School
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 United Kingdom Sheffield

If you are going to succeed in finance, accountancy or other management disciplines, this MSc at Sheffield University Management School will give you a competitive edge. [+]

If you are going to succeed in finance, accountancy or other management disciplines, this MSc at Sheffield University Management School will give you a competitive edge.You will learn how to interpret accounting reports and the key skills essential for financial competence – critical if you are to excel in any field of business. Whatever career you choose to pursue, these skills will equip you for the future: entrepreneurs need financial insight to evaluate opportunities effectively and deal with banks and for a successful career in either an SME or multi-national, you will need to ground your decisions within a sound financial framework.The techniques you acquire on our MSc in Finance and Accounting will give you a set of practical skills, as well as the academic know-how.... [-]


MSc in Business with Accounting & Finance

Warwick Business School
Campus Full time 12 months August 2019 United Kingdom Coventry

Want to gain comprehensive business skills to give your career a boost? Our MSc in Business with Accounting & Finance offers you the opportunity to study business and get specific insight into the world of finance. [+]

Break into business and convert your undergraduate degree into a highly valuable WBS Masters

Interested in developing your financial acumen? Want to gain comprehensive business skills to give your career a boost? Our MSc in Business with Accounting & Finance offers you the opportunity to study business and get specific insight into the world of finance. A grounding in key business areas is followed by modules in accounting and finance to give you knowledge in this specialist field. This course is open to anyone with a good first degree who wants an opportunity to study business with an introduction to accounting and finance.

Learn from the expertsWe are experts in the field: the Financial Times ranks our MSc in Finance in the world's top 20.... [-]


MSc Finance and Accounting

Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Nottingham

Our MSc Finance and Accounting degree is designed to enable you to become a critical member of an organisation’s core management team. Your first semester develops a strong core knowledge of institutional, accounting and financial modelling frameworks. You'll explore the operation of markets, their major participants and the regulatory environment, as well as building a firm understanding of corporate finance, basic accounting and financial analysis. [+]

A fundamental requirement of any successful organisation is to be able to manage its accounting and financial activities efficiently and effectively. This requirement has become more obvious in recent times as organisations have faced turbulent economic conditions, lending difficulties, risk management issues and the criticisms of governance.

Our MSc Finance and Accounting degree is designed to enable you to become a critical member of an organisation’s core management team. Your first semester develops a strong core knowledge of institutional, accounting and financial modelling frameworks. You'll explore the operation of markets, their major participants and the regulatory environment, as well as building a firm understanding of corporate finance, basic accounting and financial analysis.... [-]


MSc Accounting and Financial Management

Royal Holloway University of London
Campus Full time 1 year August 2019 United Kingdom Egham

This internationally focused course will help you to enhance your understanding of accounting and finance, regardless of your undergraduate background. [+]

Overview

The rise in importance, complexity and uncertainty of accounting and financial management poses a challenge for all organisations - from established multinational corporations to social enterprises and tech start-ups - and for those who wish to pursue a career within them. This internationally focused course will help you to enhance your understanding of accounting and finance, regardless of your undergraduate background.

The course provides practical-oriented knowledge in a worldwide context and aims to develop you as an independent and reflective learner, with the ability to continue to learn once in your chosen profession. Providing the skills and framework for future needs, this course takes an integrated approach to finance, accounting and business, delivering a coherent view that explores the interrelationships between these. The course draws upon the extensive research, practical knowledge, and teaching expertise of our management and finance academics. Their internationally recognised research and involvement in the activities of professional accounting bodies and firms across the world means that each module provides cutting-edge knowledge of contemporary accounting theory and practice.... [-]


MSc in Accounting & Finance

London School of Planning and Management
Online Full time 36 months Open Enrollment United Kingdom London

The course is designed to help you gain theoretical inputs which can then be applied in to practice. The course develops your innovative and dynamic vision required in the real business environment. [+]

MSc in Accounting & Finance Course overview

The course is designed to help you gain theoretical inputs which can then be applied in to practice. The course develops your innovative and dynamic vision required in the real business environment.

You are introduced to the functions of a business organization, challenges faced in the actual business environment and key management skills required in business.

You gain insight into managing and leading people along with important business decision making.

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MSc in Accounting and Finance

University of Bath School of Management
Campus Full time 1 year October 2019 United Kingdom Bath

Receive a solid theoretical foundation in accounting and finance. Use your quantitative skills and enhance your employability. You’ll graduate prepared for a finance-related career. [+]

This course is for

Graduates who have little or no business experience and want a career in finance or accounting.

Overview

Receive a solid theoretical foundation in accounting and finance. Use your quantitative skills and enhance your employability. You’ll graduate prepared for a finance-related career.

Develop an in-depth knowledge of the financial system. You’ll learn to analyse financial decisions and the motivations of people making them. You’ll apply this knowledge in a range of real-world scenarios.

Our course brings in expertise from the University’s departments of Mathematical Sciences and Economics. This ensures you’ll have access to a wide range of teaching and research experience.... [-]


MSC in Accounting and Finance

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

This programme has been designed to enhance the specialist knowledge and skills of graduates who have already undertaken substantial accounting and finance studies at undergraduate degree level. Alternatively, if you have successfully achieved all of the ACCA Fundamental level papers you are eligible to apply. [+]

Overview

This course will equip you with the latest knowledge and skill set needed for a successful career within the accounting and finance sector. We have had graduates go on to work at companies including KPMG, Deloitte and RBS to name a few.

This programme has been designed to enhance the specialist knowledge and skills of graduates who have already undertaken substantial accounting and finance studies at undergraduate degree level. Alternatively, if you have successfully achieved all of the ACCA Fundamental level papers you are eligible to apply.

The programme covers a number of core themes including International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), corporate reporting, corporate governance and risk management. Professional ethics, alongside the application of tools and models of finance theory, to complex strategic corporate finance transactions are central to the programme. In addition, you will develop knowledge in implementing the strategy in the context of both the external environment and internal business capabilities, and be able to evaluate performance implications of a given strategy.... [-]


MSc in Accounting and Finance

Alliance Manchester Business School - The University of Manchester
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 United Kingdom Manchester

Take your skills and knowledge to the next level with the best accounting and finance group in the world. Whether you want to further your professional career or go on to study for a PhD, this course gives you the qualification you need to succeed. [+]

Take your skills and knowledge to the next level with the best accounting and finance group in the world. Whether you want to further your professional career or go on to study for a PhD, this course gives you the qualification you need to succeed.

A career in accounting, financial services or related sectors of the economy requires a high level of understanding of both the theory and practice of accounting and finance. This course is designed to give you a broad-based understanding of the core subject areas with an emphasis on empirical research methods and on accounting and finance practice.

Our wide range of modules allows you to specialise and during the course, you have the chance to build on your growing knowledge and expertise by completing a dissertation on a research area of your choice. This, coupled with the support you get from our staff, ensures a first class learning experience.... [-]


MSc in Finance and Accounting

University of Westminster, Westminster Business School
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom London

This course has been designed to develop the knowledge, skills, research interests and career prospects of those who work, or wish to work, in finance, treasury management or accountancy. It’s especially useful if you’re a graduate with little or no accounting experience, as it offers the opportunity to study modules which will cover this shortfall. [+]

This course has been designed to develop the knowledge, skills, research interests and career prospects of those who work, or wish to work, in finance, treasury management or accountancy. It’s especially useful if you’re a graduate with little or no accounting experience, as it offers the opportunity to study modules which will cover this shortfall. If you are a graduate member of a UK accountancy body or an overseas equivalent, you may claim up to four exemptions from this Masters by applying for Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning. This would enable you to complete the taught part of the course in one semester. The course provides exemptions from 7 of the papers of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exams. The Westminster Business School is an ACCA Gold approved learning partner and one of the few UK institutions where you can qualify for so many ACCA exemptions on completion of a one-year course. Furthermore, graduates of the course have the chance to enter the Gateway route of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). On successful completion of the Gateway examination, students will gain exemptions from 12 of the 17 CIMA examinations.... [-]


MSc in Accounting and Finance

University of Gloucestershire
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 semesters September 2019 United Kingdom Gloucester + 1 more

The course is recognised by ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW, for those seeking an international accounting career. Each module offers a combination of practical and research-focused activities that reflect the realities of present-day accounting and finance. The modules that comprise the MSc provide technical understanding and critical analysis skills, prized by employers. On completion, you will have the skills to think strategically in many accounting and finance contexts. [+]

The course is recognised by ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW, for those seeking an international accounting career. Each module offers a combination of practical and research-focused activities that reflect the realities of present-day accounting and finance. The modules that comprise the MSc provide technical understanding and critical analysis skills, prized by employers. On completion, you will have the skills to think strategically in many accounting and finance contexts.

You’ll be taught by experienced and dedicated staff, who have industry knowledge and who have published research. If you hold a relevant accounting qualification, you may benefit from exemptions from this award, including direct entry onto the Masters Stage Award.... [-]


MSc in Accounting and Finance

University of Edinburgh Business School
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Our MSc in Accounting and Finance provides theoretical understanding and key skills to further your career in a range of finance-related professions. We aim to equip you with essential accounting and finance capabilities, including critical analysis, research and advanced numeracy. [+]

Our MSc in Accounting and Finance provides theoretical understanding and key skills to further your career in a range of finance-related professions. We aim to equip you with essential accounting and finance capabilities, including critical analysis, research and advanced numeracy.

Programme overview

Our MSc is designed to give students a specialist education in accounting and finance, suitable for a range of careers in the finance sector. It will provide you with an understanding of international accounting standards, global financial markets and the factors behind success and failure in different organisations. The programme will also help you to develop practical skills, such as the ability to evaluate financial statements, estimate fair values and compare different investments.... [-]


MSc in Accounting & Finance

Aston Business School
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 United Kingdom Birmingham

This programme provides students with a solid foundation and understanding of the accounting and finance principles. Designed for graduates from any academic discipline [+]

MSc Accounting and Finance

Programme overview

This programme provides students with a solid understanding of accounting and finance principles. It has been designed for graduates from any academic discipline who wish to become senior business managers or seek a career in accounting and finance.

Outline of programme

The taught modules will give you a clear understanding of the joint role of accounting and finance in ensuring successful operations in a range of business settings, including financial, non-financial and public sector organisations and in providing information to interested parties.

Modules

Core Modules

Management Accounting (Double Module) Business Finance International Finance Financial Analysis Sustainability Accounting and Accountability Financial Accounting and Reporting Corporate Governance, Regulation and Compliance. ... [-]