Master of Science Degrees in Accounting

Compare 130 Master of Science Programs in Accounting

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A Master of Science gives the graduate many opportunities to obtain the specific skills they need for success in their chosen field of employment. They learn research skills and develop the understanding they need to work in many professional positions. The MSc in Accounting can provide access to the specific knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to obtain lucrative employment opportunities.

An MSc in Accounting typically prepares students through financial statement analysis courses, strategic cost analysis, advanced auditing, business strategy, tax strategies, economics, statistics, and many relevant electives. The courses will prepare students to fill jobs that require business strategy, consultation, business management, decision-making, and more. Other areas such as financial reporting and analysis may also be part of this program. The technical and practical aspects of accounting responsibilities will be covered throughout the course of the program.

Accountants often benefit from higher degrees. More education often translates into better pay and higher level positions. The master’s program prepares students for the CPA Exam and other evaluations that employers may have in mind. In addition to these benefits, the student often obtains management training, information about opening their own businesses, and a foundation for a wide variety of careers.

The cost of participation in an MSc in Accounting is not the same from one school to another. The cost will also vary across countries. The investment required to participate in the program should be taken into consideration when choosing a school, but should not be the only consideration.

Most of the careers available upon completion of this program are related directly to the accounting field, such as Chartered Accounting, tax work for corporations, and work for the law enforcement or other government agencies. Some of the job titles for graduates include chief financial officer, controller, certified public accountant, auditor, investigative accountant, and personal financial planner.

 

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MSc Finance

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time 18 months September 2017 China Suzhou

This Finance programme is research oriented with emphasis on providing you with the tools to solve practical problems that will create value to companies and enable societies to evolve. [+]

MSc Degrees in Accounting. Overview The MSc Finance programme is research-oriented with emphasis on providing you with the tools to solve the practical financial problems that will create value for companies and enable societies to evolve. You will get wide theoretical knowledge in both corporate finance and asset pricing as well as quantitative skills that will allow you to conduct research and analyse real-world problems. The study of financial economics and banking will allow you to excel in both the finance and economics fields. Contemporary topics will be integrated throughout the programme in order to better understand human behaviour in financial markets. Throughout the programme, traditional academic modules will alternate with research seminars, discussions with academic staff and visiting researchers, and meetings with representatives from the financial markets. This will ensure an integrated and concrete learning environment with strong connections to the real world. The programme is a perfect fit for individuals looking to enhance theoretical knowledge, quantitative and analytical skills and improve career opportunities. It will make use of cutting-edge textbooks and materials published in the field. Unique selling points • Have the opportunity to apply for teaching and research assistantships within International Business School and across the University during your studies • Listen to and meet high-profile people from the management world as well as attend networking events with local employers and events organised by recruiting organisations on campus • Graduates of this programme, as with all XJTLU masters degrees, earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education. Knowledge and skills MSc Finance will equip you with: • comprehensive knowledge of contemporary financial and economic theories and their application to the challenges that face organisations today • academic knowledge and skills, as well as ‘softer’ business skills that employers value, such as emotional intelligence, creative thinking and high-impact communication. Modules • Advanced corporate finance • Advanced investments • Advanced derivatives • Financial economics • Money and banking • Econometrics • Time series analysis • Alternative investments and strategies • Macroeconomic theory • Dissertation. Additional learning activity modules Careers The MSc Finance programme is designed to support career entry and development in the financial sectors within world financial markets, multinational corporations, investment banks, asset management companies, banks, non-financial companies, government agencies and consultancies as well as in other financial institutions. It also prepares students for doctoral studies and an academic career. Fees RMB 120,000 for the entire 18 month full-time programme. University tuition fees cover the cost of your study with us. Entry requirements: academic background An undergraduate degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent) in finance, accounting, economics, management, science or engineering and some understanding of quantitative methods, statistics or econometrics. English language requirements • IELTS: 6.5 (minimum of 5.5 in all sections) • TOEFL iBT: 90 (minimum of 21 in any skill) [-]

MSc Finance and Accounting

Sheffield University Management School
Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 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 Accounting

University of Tampa - Sykes College of Business
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Tampa

The University of Tampa Master of Science in Accounting program prepares students for the dynamic nature of a professional career in accounting. Offering both full and part-time schedules, [+]

Master of Science in Accounting

 

The University of Tampa Master of Science in Accounting program prepares students for the dynamic nature of a professional career in accounting. Offering both full and part-time schedules, the Master of Science in Accounting graduate curriculum includes courses to help students meet the educational requirements for professional certifications and related exams.

 

Accounting is often called the language of business. Organizations plan, assess and report the results of operations, financial condition and cash position using accounting principles to prepare financial statements that express business operations to both internal and external users of financial information.... [-]


Accounting & Finance - MSc / Banking & Finance - MSc / Economics & Finance - MSc​

Cardiff Metropolitan University
Online & Campus Combined Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

​In 2008 cataclysmic events shattered the world of Finance and caused shockwaves through the rest of the global economy. Some realised that change would be needed but none forecast that less than a decade on the sector would be so radically and irrevocably changed. [+]

​In 2008 cataclysmic events shattered the world of Finance and caused shockwaves through the rest of the global economy. Some realised that change would be needed but none forecast that less than a decade on the sector would be so radically and irrevocably changed. These new postgra​duate programmes in Accounting and Finance; Banking and Finance; Economics and Finance have been designed to develop postgraduate students who are equipped academically to succeed in an increasingly complicated and challenging global workplace. ​ Employability & Careers The demand for highly skilled and knowledgeable finance professionals is now more global than ever before. No longer are London and New York the only homes for large multi-national international financial businesses and institutions. These potential employers are now additionally located in the Middle and Far- East and a postgraduate student is almost as likely to find their first job in Dubai, Bahrain or Shanghai as in the traditional centres. This demand has been instrumental in designing this challenging suite of programmes. In order to maximise employability the programme learning outcomes are geared towards supplying students with the knowledge, skills and understanding that the finance industry requires. A key component of this is the module “Current Issues in Accounting, Economics & Finance”. The programmes seek to meet individual and industry needs by developing students with higher-level cognitive skills and abilities who also possess an excellent practical understanding of "how to apply" rather than just "why it happens". All the programmes have a 20 credit optional Professional Work Experience module which involves a minimum 4 week work placement to take place outside the teaching semesters. Students are expected to organise their own placement and all such placements must be substantive and at an appropriate level. These placements will involve “employer” input and must be approved by the Programme Director prior to commencement. Alternatively students with appropriate managerial level experience within an appropriate field can apply for “Recognition of this Prior Experiential Learning”. The School of Management has opportunities for successful graduates to apply for M.Phil./ PhD study within the School. Entry Requirements & How to Apply Applicants should meet one of the following: Possess, or expect to obtain, an undergraduate degree or equivalent, in a relevant area (Accounting, Economics or Finance) with a minimum of a 2:2 classification. Students with a general Business Studies degree with a relevant pathway or substantive appropriate module coverage will be considered on a case by case basis; Have a minimum of five years relevant work experience in the field of finance; Hold a suitable professional qualification from an appropriate professional body. In some instances those with higher level professional qualifications may be exempt from specific taught modules. Such exemptions would be discussed on a case by case basis with the Programme Director. In general terms graduates from non-financial disciplines will not normally have the pre-existing skills set to succeed on the programme BUT such students are welcome to apply and such applications will be viewed on an individual basis. International Students: Students whose first language is NOT English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.0 standard. [-]

MSc Accounting

Alliance Manchester Business School - The University of Manchester
Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

Our new specialist MSc Accounting course will help you develop an in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of accounting as well as your critical thinking. You will be introduced to different aspects of accounting research, and provided guidance in conducting the research. You will advance their thinking and debate in contemporary issues in financial reporting, management account, auditing and governance. These skills are not only valued by employers, but also prepare students for a research career in academia. [+]

MSc Degrees in Accounting. Course description Boost your career prospects by developing an advanced knowledge of accounting theory and practice, and prepare for a leading role in the accountancy profession. Our new specialist MSc Accounting course will help you develop an in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of accounting as well as your critical thinking. You will be introduced to different aspects of accounting research, and provided guidance in conducting the research. You will advance their thinking and debate in contemporary issues in financial reporting, management account, auditing and governance. These skills are not only valued by employers, but also prepare students for a research career in academia. Many of our accounting academics have close connection with the accountancy profession, allowing you to benefit from these links. CFA training We have teamed up with Kaplan Schweser to facilitate student preparation for the CFA exams. Students attending our finance-related Masters - MSc Accounting, MSc Accounting and Finance, MSc Finance, MSc Finance and Business Economics and MSc Quantitative Finance - who perform well in Semester one and show a strong interest in CFA, will get free access to Kaplan's online training materials for CFA Part One. Kaplan is a global firm offering professional training and helping individuals and organisations obtain financial certifications and designations. They will support our students by giving them access to tuition material, online question banks and progress tests, as well as mock exam runs. They will also offer tutor support and 1-2-1 sessions. Students enrol in the CFA Program to build a strong foundation of advanced investment analysis and real-world portfolio management skills. Preparing for the Level I exam is the first step toward earning the Chartered Financial Analyst ® (CFA) credential, the most respected and recognised investment designation in the world. Trading BootCamp Week Each year, Alliance MBS runs a five-day Trading BootCamp for all current students studying MSc Accounting and Finance, MSc Finance, MSc Finance and Business Economics and MSc Quantitative Finance. These trading simulations provide students with experience of real world trading and the opportunity to engage with contemporary financial markets, enabling them to apply their classroom theory in practice. To deliver the Trading BootCamp, the School has teamed up with Amplify Trading to provide those looking to enter the financial industry with a crucial skill-set. Amplify Trading are a global financial trading and training firm, which offers training to some of the world's largest financial institutions, such as HSBC, Citigroup and Deutsche Bank. They have developed specialist software that enables students to experience a live trading floor and two experienced traders will deliver the week-long training. Each day there will be four hours of classes in the morning followed by four hours of trading practice in the afternoon. Engaging in live breaking news, economic data and geo-political events, students will be able to apply their understanding, technical expertise and risk management practises in trading different asset classes. This is a fantastic opportunity for accounting and finance students at Alliance MBS and is another way in which we prepare students for successful careers after graduation. The Finance Zone The Finance Zone in Alliance Manchester Business School gives you access to one of the UK's most comprehensive collections of specialist financial and business databases that are used by top researchers around the world. These include Bloomberg, Datastream, Thomson ONE, Compustat, WRDS, Capital IQ and many more. Read more about the specialist financial and business databases >> Special features Worshipful Company of International Bankers Affiliation Our accounting and finance division courses are now affiliated with the Worshipful Company of International Bankers (WCIB). This means that every year the best dissertation out of the following four courses will receive the WCIB Prize worth £300. MSc Accounting and Finance MSc Finance MSc Finance and Business Economics MSc Quantitative Finance The winner will also enter the competition for the prestigious WCIB Lombard Prize. The Lombard Prize consists of a solid silver Armada dish, a cheque for £1500, one-year honorary membership to the Company and attendance at the Annual Banquet to collect the prize. Coursework and assessment Assessment is by taught examinations, coursework, assignments, group assessment and presentations and finally by a 60 credit dissertation. Course unit details (All taught course units are 15 credits) Semester 1 Corporate Financial Reporting Quantitative Research Methods in Accounting Two elective units from: Assurance and Credible Corporate Reporting International Accounting Practice and Regulation Issues in Critical Accounting Research Semester 2 Advanced Management Accounting Qualitative Research Methods Two elective units from: Accounting and Society Corporate Governance in an Accounting Context Elements of Market-Based Accounting Research Financial Statements Analysis Summer period Dissertation (60 credits) -Apply what you have learned in the taught part of the course Normally consists of a literature review followed by a piece of work based on qualitative or statistical research Examples of recent accounting and finance dissertation project topics : Performance reporting by UK listed firms under IFRS Audit practice and professionalization Management control systems in organisations Field-based qualitative research on management accounting innovation and change Audit markets in emerging economies Corporate governance and quality of earnings Disability support Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk Career opportunities This course is new for 2017 entry and will help to enhance your abilities, skills and knowledge. It will prepare your for a career with top firms in the accountancy profession. In addition, if you have overseas professional accounting qualifications, successful completion of the course can boost your career. [-]

MSc in International Accounting and Finance

Kent Business School, University of Kent
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

The MSc in International Accounting and Finance is designed to meet market needs through the preparation for, and development of your career in international accounting and finance. [+]

In today’s competitive global environment, employers are increasingly selective in their search for competent accounting and finance professionals. At Kent Business School our MSc in International Accounting and Finance is specially designed to develop your international accounting knowledge and skills to a high professional standard. 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. Programme Information 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) Auditing Financial Regulation Financial Statement Analysis International Money and Finance Business Report in Accounting Assessment 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. Entry requirements 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. [-]

MS Accounting

Kogod School of Business, American University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 USA District of Columbia + 1 more

Our Master's of Science in Accounting (MSA) program prepares students for rewarding careers in all facets of the field, from nonprofit to forensic accounting. [+]

MSc Degrees in Accounting. An innovative curriculum. Award-winning faculty. Outstanding career guidance. Our Master's of Science in Accounting (MSA) program prepares students for rewarding careers in all facets of the field, from nonprofit to forensic accounting. Whether you’re advancing your career, transitioning to a new one, or just starting out, the MSA program will put you on track to compete in a flourishing field—one that’s projected to increase 22 percent in the next decade. In the Classroom Small class sizes keep coursework interactive. Faculty are real-world practitioners who bring their diverse experiences to the classroom. And prominent accounting experts from the “Big Four” firms are regular guest speakers. You’ll have the flexibility to customize your curricula. Students with an accounting background can choose from a range of courses in financial reporting and assurance, forensic accounting, or taxation. And all students select elective courses to supplement their specialty—as well as take part in internships and leadership groups. Graduates emerge from the master’s program well-prepared for the CPA exam, and, most importantly, a successful career. Pragmatic Learning in a Prime Location With a high success rate for full-time employment, the MSA program sets you up for a job outcome that fits your goals. AU’s prime location in the nation’s capital offers students access to extensive internship and employment opportunities across the corporate, not-for-profit, and government sectors. Students, whether full-time or working professionals, take full advantage of the strong DC and Kogod alumni networks. And career preparation is aided by our well-connected Kogod Center for Business Communication. Whether you want to work locally or globally, you’ll be set up with a network of professional leaders. What are the career outcomes of the MSA program? Graduates of the MSA program work for a variety of companies in a wide range of positions, including, but not limited to: Deloitte/Deloitte & Touche EY KPMG PwC CohnReznick RSM US LLP Fannie Mae FTI Consulting International Monetary Fund Navigant Consulting SC&H Group [-]

Master of Science in Taxation (MS Tax)

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA San Luis Obispo

The Master Science in Taxation (MS Tax) at Cal Poly is a rigorous one-year program that prepares graduates for careers in public accounting, industry and government. Classes are full-time and held on campus. Having a master’s degree is an absolute must for anyone seriously considering a successful career in the highly technical area of taxation. [+]

About the Program The Master Science in Taxation (MS Tax) at Cal Poly is a rigorous one-year program that prepares graduates for careers in public accounting, industry and government. Classes are full-time and held on campus. Having a master’s degree is an absolute must for anyone seriously considering a successful career in the highly technical area of taxation. Cal Poly serves as a primary recruiting school for the Big Four public accounting firms, as well as midsize and boutique firms — all of whom eagerly hire our graduates. The placement rate for our program is outstanding. Students graduating from the program also have historically excelled on the CPA examination and in their careers. The program’s curriculum covers a broad spectrum of taxation from tax research, corporate, partnership, international, state and local to estate and gift. Students enrolled in the program also apply their knowledge in a winter internship where they receive academic credit and put their tax skills to work. They can also participate in the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic to build confidence and career readiness. The MS Tax students enjoy small class sizes led by nationally recognized accounting scholars committed to the success of the entire cohort. This high-touch environment fosters close connections and a deep understanding of taxation. To help students build real-world experience and make connections, we developed the Graduate Tax Guest Speaker Series. The Speaker Series brings dozens of accounting and industry professionals into the classroom from top companies such as Google, EY, KPMG, PwC, Deloitte, and more. Topics discussed include advanced areas in taxation, ranging from venture capital, private equity and hedge fund partnership allocations and distributions, to the intricacies and complexities of tax provision work. Upon conclusion of the program, graduates have a comprehensive understanding of the Internal Revenue Code, the Treasury regulations and other authorities that they can later apply to various sophisticated transactions. Graduates also have excellent tax research and communication skills, a characteristic that sets Cal Poly’s program apart from others in the field. The MS Tax students leave prepared for today’s dynamic, innovative and changing business environment. Curriculum Cal Poly’s MS Tax program is a 45-49 quarter unit program typically completed in one year. The program includes: 3-week special session beginning August 29th before the fall quarter, and 9-quarter unit tax internship during the winter quarter. Required Courses Course Number Course Title Units GSA 546 Tax Research and Administrative Procedures 4 GSB 529 Effective Communication Skills for Managers 4 GSA 537 State and Local Taxation 4 GSA 538 Current Developments in Taxation 4 GSA 548 Adv. Individual Taxation and Tax Planning 4 GSA 540* Taxation of Corporations & Partnerships* 4 GSA 570** Selected Advanced Topics -- Federal Tax Clinic** 4 GSA 539 Clinical Tax Education Internship 9 GSA 536 Taxation of Trusts, Estates & Transfer Taxes 4 GSA 549 Adv. Taxation of Flow-through Entities 4 GSA 550 Adv. Corporate Taxation 4 GSA 551 International Taxation 4 * Required for those who have NOT previously completed BUS 417 (or BUS 414 and 415) at Cal Poly ** (Elective Class) Available for those who are NOT required to take GSA 540 because they have previously completed BUS 417 at Cal Poly Admissions Requirements The Orfalea College of Business’ MS Tax program is designed so that students holding an undergraduate degree in any discipline may qualify for admission consideration into the program. Successful completion of an undergraduate program/degree, from an accredited institution, is required prior to the start of classes. Many students in the program have a degree or concentration accounting, while others can have degrees in related fields like economics, mathematics or statistics. Admission is limited and very competitive, so if you are ready to embark on an exciting career in taxation (with unlimited possibilities), you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Due to the unique structure of this cohort program, Cal Poly accepts applications for fall quarter admission only. The application deadline is April 1. Due to rolling admissions, however we encourage early applications. All students begin their program with a short intensive session, which generally runs mid-August through early September. Required Elements: Acceptable Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited institution in accounting or any other discipline Acceptable GMAT or GRE score 4 quarter units in Federal Taxation 8 quarter units in any accounting subject (in addition to the federal taxation course) OR 2 years of full-time work experience in accounting Optional Materials: proof of accounting related work experience submitted via Interfolio, including: A statement explaining the details of how and why the items in your resume equate to two years of full-time work experience in accounting A letter from your employer confirming the foregoing Note: The MS Tax program does not accept applications from international students. [-]

MSc Accounting and Tax

University of Exeter
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Exeter + 1 more

The MSc in Accounting and Tax is a unique programme designed to offer you a high level academic understanding of contemporary developments in taxation policy and practice together with accounting both in the UK and in an international global context. [+]

MSc Degrees in Accounting. The MSc in Accounting and Tax is a unique programme designed to offer you a high level academic understanding of contemporary developments in taxation policy and practice together with accounting both in the UK and in an international global context. In short, our aim is to give you the best possible preparation for a long and successful career in accounting and finance with a specialisation in taxation. Alongside traditional accounting subjects our programme covers all aspects of taxation including policy development and implementation and practical operation of tax systems in the UK and overseas. The programme gives you an understanding of a broad range of topics on which you can choose to focus in greater depth when developing ideas for written assignments and later your Masters dissertation. The MSc in Accounting and Tax offers you the opportunity to specialise if you choose to do so early in your career. Study abroad and gain a second Masters qualification The double degree option enables you to gain a second Masters qualification by studying for a year with one of our prestigious partner universities. For more information on this and other postgraduate study abroad opportunities, visit the Business School’s Study Abroad webpages. Careers Our Masters programmes are designed to prepare you for a successful career, wherever in the world you plan to work. Employers expect advanced communication and technical skills, team-working and independent research, project-management and the very latest specialist knowledge from their postgraduate recruits. An MSc in Accounting & Tax will enable you to develop the professional and financial skills and subject expertise that will make you a valuable asset from day one of your career. Careers in Accountancy & Financial Management Global demand for accountants and financial managers means you can compete across a variety of services in a huge range of sectors and businesses, from vast multi-nationals to small and medium enterprises, public sector organisations and charities. This degree programme can prepare you for a variety of roles including: Professional Accountant: Financial Accounting; Forensic Accounting; Management Accounting; Assurance; Audit Financial Analyst with a commercial, corporate, or treasury orientation By carefully selecting the research topic for your dissertation and your optional modules such as derivatives, investment analysis, banking or international financial management, you can develop a specialisation to enhance your employability. Developing applied IT skills through using Thomson Reuters Datastream and other financial databases and software systems as part of your modules, you will have the latest technical know-how to kick-start your career. Potential employers include ‘The Big Four’ Accounting and Professional Services firms: Ernst & Young, Deloitte, KPMG and PWC, together with other big or mid-tier accounting firms like Baker Tilly, Grant Thornton UK LLP. Big name companies like Accenture, BAE Systems and Unilever recruit for their accounting departments and in the public sector NHS Trusts and universities are great options. Around the world you will find significant employers who will value your specialist knowledge, including ‘The Big Four,’ international and national banks like Bank of China (Hong Kong) and multi-nationals such as Procter & Gamble and Coca Cola who have global offices and country-specific recruitment channels. Our Careers & Employability team will help you identify your career path and support your route to a fulfilling global career. Tuition fees per year 2016/17 UK/EU: £11,500 full-time International: £22,000 full-time [-]

MSc Accounting & Finance

Warwick Business School
Campus Full time 12 months October 2017 United Kingdom Coventry

Explore how accounting and reporting decisions affect markets and companies. Study accounting in its wider social context [+]

MSc in Accounting & Finance

Explore how accounting and reporting decisions affect markets and companies. Study accounting in its wider social context

 

Have you got a background in accounting with sound quantitative skills?

 

Do you want to enhance them by developing a more critical understanding while exploring current theories and cutting-edge techniques in finance?

Join us and after 12 months in our creative and innovative learning environment you will leave well-equipped for a wide range of careers in international finance.

Academic qualifications

You must have, or be expecting to obtain, an excellent undergraduate degree from a UK university, or overseas equivalent, which contains substantial elements of accounting, as well as some quantitative modules and preferably some microeconomics.... [-]


Master of Science in Accounting

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Rochester

The master of science in accounting is designed to satisfy New York state requirements for students with an undergraduate degree in accounting to sit for the CPA exam and attain CPA licensure. Students may complete the program on a full- or part-time basis, with the full-time program beginning exclusively in the fall semester. [+]

MSc Degrees in Accounting. Program overview The master of science in accounting is designed to satisfy New York state requirements for students with an undergraduate degree in accounting to sit for the CPA exam and attain CPA licensure. Students may complete the program on a full- or part-time basis, with the full-time program beginning exclusively in the fall semester. Curriculum The program consists of 10 courses and a comprehensive exam based on the finance courses completed by the student. The exam is administered at the end of the student’s last term. Students must pass the exam to earn their degree. ACCOUNTING, MS DEGREE, TYPICAL COURSE SEQUENCE Accounting Profession Accounting Information Systems Advanced Accounting Auditing and Professional Responsibility Advanced Taxation Information Systems Auditing and Assurance Services Comparative Financial Statement Analysis Financial Accounting Theory and Research Electives Field Exam Admission requirements To be considered for admission to the MS program in accounting, candidates must fulfill the following requirements: Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution, Submit official transcripts (in English) from all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work, Submit the results of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (GMAT preferred), Submit a personal statement, Submit a current resume, and Complete a graduate application. International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language. Minimum scores of 580 (paper-based) or 92 (Internet-based) are required. Scores from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) will be accepted in place of the TOEFL exam. The minimum acceptable score is 7.0. The TOEFL or IELTS requirement is waived for native speakers of English or for those submitting transcripts from degrees earned at American institutions. For additional information on the IELTS, visit www.ielts.org. Completed applications for admission should be on file in the Office of Graduate Enrollment Services at least four weeks prior to registration for the next academic semester for students from the United States, and up to 10 weeks prior for international students applying for student visas. Accepted students can defer enrollment for up to one year. After one year, a new application must be submitted and will be re-evaluated based on the most current admission standards. [-]

MSc in International Accounting and Finance

University of Strathclyde Business School
Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

The programme is for graduates looking to broaden their previous study of accounting or for those already working in accounting or finance. [+]

Why this course? The programme is for graduates looking to broaden their previous study of accounting or for those already working in accounting or finance. The course gives you an international perspective on the theory and practice of accounting. You’ll study financial management and securities markets. There’s a particular focus on the move towards harmonisation with international accounting standards and the impact of leading standard-setting authorities. The course provides you with: an international perspective on accounting theories of income and value critical awareness of international accounting standards and their implementation sound understanding of financial theory and analysis appreciation of the nature and functioning of financial markets and institutions ability to apply analytical techniques in practice You’ll study The taught component of the course is covered in the first two semesters. Core modules include Principles of Finance and Accounting & Financial Analysis. Elective modules include Advanced Corporate Finance and Applications Advanced Accounting. The research project will take up the third (summer) semester. You’ll be assessed on your ability to select and apply relevant theory and research methods. This work may be linked to an issue raised by, or a problem to be solved for, an employer. Dissertation or three research projects (MSc only) You’ll work on either a series of research projects or a dissertation, supported by an academic supervisor. You can choose a topic from the broad range of issues covered on the programme. You’ll be assessed on your ability to select and apply relevant theory and research methods. This work may be linked to an issue raised by, or a problem to be solved for, an employer. Facilities Strathclyde’s award-winning Business School is one of the largest institutions of its kind in Europe. We've around 200 academic staff and more than 3000 full-time students. The departments and specialist units work together to provide a dynamic, fully-rounded and varied programme of specialist and cross-disciplinary postgraduate courses. The MSc International Accounting & Finance has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. This status is granted to institutions whose degree program(s) incorporate at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provide students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit for the CFA exams. Entry requirements an Honours degree (upper second-class preferred), or equivalent, in accounting, economics, business studies, maths, statistics or computing. for students whose first language is not English, get more information about the English language requirements for studying at Strathclyde you must also be able to attend the introductory sessions in mid September 2017 Pre-Masters preparation course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit isc.strath.ac.uk or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333 and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form. To ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today. Careers This course is suitable for those intending to develop their careers in finance, broadly defined as: corporate finance security analysis portfolio management options and futures treasury management the functioning of financial institutions and markets financial decision-taking in the public sector [-]

MSc Finance and Accounting

Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This route is designed to build on your first degree in Accounting. Its focus is on developing your understanding by applying theories to practice, covering the subjects that will enable you to complete your professional body entrance exams and progress your career. [+]

MSc Degrees in Accounting. MSc Finance and Accounting This route is designed to build on your first degree in Accounting. Its focus is on developing your understanding by applying theories to practice, covering the subjects that will enable you to complete your professional body entrance exams and progress your career. 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. In your second semester you can deepen your core knowledge of Finance, or specialise by taking an Investment Banking or Accounting route. Finally, your third semester sees you undertake a major project, applying your skills in a real-world setting, conducting independent research or gaining an international perspective by working overseas. Why choose this course? The course will give you a wide-ranging theoretical background and equip you with practical skills for active interaction in the world of finance. The course will help you to understand and apply traditional and current theoretical principles, models and frameworks to strategic accounting and strategic financial management. It is run by tutors who have both academic and practical industry experience in finance. The emphasis of the course is on applying knowledge, skills and techniques to analyse the instruments, participants and markets in international finance. You'll also be able to specialise in an area of finance that particularly interests you. You will complete a comprehensive development programme, which includes a short residential team-building course, usually held in the Peak District. You can learn from the best by attending guest lectures from leading organisations. Previous speakers have included representatives from organisations such as E.ON, Lego, Experian, Santander, and IBM. Work Placement Opportunity You may be able to add a years' work placement, making your master's a two year course. It's a great way to put your learning into practice and gain valuable real-world experience to boost your career. How you’re taught Study and support Teaching and learning methods are centred around interactive workshops which are highly participative in nature and will employ case studies, discussions, business simulations and group activities. Interactivity is key to our teaching and we are committed to providing courses that adopt teaching methods that are appropriate to the student cohort and the specific modules. We ensure that support and guidance is in place, especially during the early stages of the course and assessment periods, to help you become comfortable with operating in a student-centred learning environment. Assessment methods A range of assessment methods are used across the course, the choice of which reflects the needs and demands of the different types of module. Some modules will assess the ability to work collaboratively in a team and others will assess individual capability. Types of assessment will range from examinations to group presentations including essays, reports, financial analyses, literature reviews and research based projects. The interactive nature of the taught sessions offers opportunities to gain feedback on your performance before being formally assessed and increasing use is made of eLearning to further support the feedback process. Induction All our courses begin with a comprehensive development programme that will help you prepare for your studies and develop key academic and transferable skills. A key feature is a short residential team-building course, normally in the Peak District. You will also have opportunities to meet members of the teaching team and other postgraduate students, receive detailed programme information, and gain valuable support and guidance from the library, careers service, international office and Student Support Services. In-sessional English language support In-sessional English language support classes are available to all international (non-EU) students studying on degree courses at NTU. There is no extra charge for these classes. Learn a new language Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have. Learning a new language can: enhance your communication skills enrich your experience when travelling abroad boost your career prospects. Careers and employability Placement Year Opportunities If you are starting your course in September, you can choose to add a year's work placement, making your master's a two-year course. It's a great way to put your learning into practice and gain valuable real-world experience to boost your career. We have extensive links with corporate partners who can offer placements, so we can help you find something perfect. If you undertake a placement, you must take up the Business Research Project in Semester Three. If you're unable to take a full year's placement, but have completed at least 36 weeks, you can qualify for a Placement Diploma in Industrial Experience. Career prospects Accounting is a vital part of all kinds of organisations, all over the world, so this route equips you with sought-after skills you can apply in a huge range of settings. Our Accounting graduates have taken up positions with the top four accounting practices, in consultancy, tax and as trainee auditors. Other areas for careers are strategic management accounting, financial analysis or related fields in the financial sector. This may include corporate finance, investment and portfolio management, international finance, central banking or consultancy. Career development As an integral part of the course, careers advisers will run a series of workshops where students can identify methods and strategies to enable them to effectively pursue their career goals. The workshops will focus on both home and international students and concentrate on developing skills and occupational awareness. Helping you find your feet after university Following graduation, we will continue to support you by providing a number of services that will help kick-start your career. Our Employability Team are here to inspire and enhance every stage of your career planning, and as a graduate of NTU, you will be able to access their services for three years after your course has finished. Services they provide include: finding placements, internships and part-time work pursuing self-employment taking gap years and time out getting into volunteering providing advice on further study. Entry requirements UK You will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (2.2 or above) containing some evidence of quantitative ability. For Accounting and Finance, your undergraduate degree should be in this subject, or in a business and management related subject with a substantial accounting and finance element. You also need GCSE Maths at grade B or above. All applicants will be required to demonstrate a commitment to the subject they wish to study and should demonstrate how their chosen programme of study will benefit them in their future career. One academic reference is required. Applicants with non-standard entry requirements and / or relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis Getting in touch If you need any more help or information, please email our Admissions Team or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200. International You will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (2.2 or above) containing some evidence of quantitative ability. For Accounting and Finance, your undergraduate degree should be in this subject, or in a business and management related subject with a substantial accounting and finance element. You also need GCSE Maths at grade B or above. All applicants will be required to demonstrate a commitment to the subject they wish to study and should demonstrate how their chosen programme of study will benefit them in their future career. One academic reference is required. We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our postgraduate degrees. If you’re not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page. Pre-masters and foundation courses If you need to do a foundation or pre-masters course to meet our course requirements please visit Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC). If you’re already studying in the UK at a school or college and would like to know if we can accept your qualification please visit our foundation and pre-masters courses page. English language entry requirements If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests. For a list of our language requirements please visit our English language page. If you need to do a pre-sessional English language course to meet the English requirements please visit our pre-sessional English course page. Help and support If you have any questions about your qualifications or about making an application to the University please contact our international team for advice. [-]

Master of Science in Accounting

University at Buffalo School of Management
Campus Full time 10 months August 2017 USA Buffalo

The one-year full-time curriculum, together with most undergraduate accounting programs, should satisfy the 150-hour educational requirement for certification and licensure as a certified public accountant (CPA). This is the educational standard advocated by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) that is required in most states. [+]

Since 1923, the UB School of Management has built an impressive reputation as one of the best schools of business in the world. In our nationally-ranked full-time MBA program, our four specialized Masters of Science in Accounting, Finance, Management Information Systems (MIS), and Supply Chain and Operations, or our PhD program in six management disciplines, you have an opportunity to study, experience, and prepare for your career. The UB School of Management programs are held on the globally diverse campus of a premier, research-intensive public university and the largest, most comprehensive institution in the 64-campus State University of New York system. From the day you walk on campus to the day you receive your degree, experience deep engagement in a vibrant and welcoming community atmosphere. Application for all programs are now open. Please visit our website to apply. Master of Science in Accounting We offer a highly competitive Master of Accounting program with a 97% placement rate. If you're a student or professional with an undergraduate accounting degree from a U.S. college or university and you wish to enhance your technical and professional skills through completion of an advanced degree in accounting, our Master of Science in Accounting program is for you. Our graduates earn positions in companies such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, KPMG and Deloitte. The one-year full-time curriculum, together with most undergraduate accounting programs, should satisfy the 150-hour educational requirement for certification and licensure as a certified public accountant (CPA). This is the educational standard advocated by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) that is required in most states. The photos on our profile page are real UB Masters students, who made the decision to join our program and get real results. Picture yourself here. You fit. Visit us at www.mgt.buffalo.edu/ms to apply or learn more about the UB Masters of Science in Accounting. Applications for the UB Master of Science programs are now open. Price: Please see our website for all tuition information Deadline: Please see our website for all application deadlines and information [-]

MSc International Accounting and Finance

Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

As our MSc is for graduates with a strong background in both accounting and finance, this programme is designed to strengthen your existing knowledge and develop your skill set to prepare you for your career in the industry. [+]

MSc Degrees in Accounting. The world of accounting and finance is a fluid, ever-changing one, with new innovations and thinking being introduced all the time. Working in this field, you will need a strong knowledge of how to resolve issues and tackle challenges by using the most up-todate methods. As our MSc is for graduates with a strong background in both accounting and finance, this programme is designed to strengthen your existing knowledge and develop your skill set to prepare you for your career in the industry. The International Accounting and Finance MSc, on offer since the 1960s, encompasses accounting in its international, public and private contexts, corporate financial management, private sector investment and foreign exchange markets. It aims to give you a deep knowledge of the theoretical and empirical literature that provides the background to understanding changes and innovations in accounting and finance, where you will also acquire a range of skills that can be used to solve real-world problems. This programme is only available for those who have a strong background in both accounting and finance; please see the entry requirements below. When you apply for this MSc you must upload a transcript showing modules studied and mark achieved to date. If you have not yet completed your Bachelor’s degree, please ensure that you also upload a transcript or an official document which shows the modules you are studying in your final year, and any marks achieved so far. For those without an accounting and finance background, but who have studied some quantitative subjects, please see our MSc Investments MSc and MSc Financial Management programmes. For information about taught programmes in the fields of Banking and Finance, please see the Department of Economics postgraduate programmes. Why study this course Accedited by ACCA The MSc International Accounting and Finance Programme is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), which means you will be awarded exemptions from certain papers of the ACCA examinations upon successful completion of the programme. Find out more about ACCA exemptions. Strong industry links We enjoy active and close links with industry and the financial community. Many of our programmes have input from organisations such as GE, Biersdorf and Accenture. Companies such as HSBC, BP, Unilever and Deloitte visit the School to run workshops and business games, ensuring that you have the opportunity to put the theory you have learned into practice. Particular programmes also offer the ability to obtain first-hand experience in the form of either work placements abroad or UK based consultancy projects with companies such as Jaguar, Aston Villa Football Club and Cadbury. Excellent career prospects Students have gone on to work in a wide range of industries, in organisations such as Accenture, Deloitte, PWC, Ernst and Young, KPMG, Arcadia Group, CiscoSystems, Nissan, Ford, BP, Cadbury, P&G, and a whole host of smaller companies and public sector organisations. Global community We believe that the global nature of business makes it essential that our students and academics understand business from different international perspectives. Our programmes currently include students from over 60 countries, so you will also have the opportunity to make friends and study with many nationalities. We have numerous international links and have been involved in projects in countries which include Argentina, Brazil, Chile, the Czech Republic, Indonesia, Malaysia, Iran, Mauritius, Singapore and Thailand. Entry requirements A good Honours degree (2:1 or higher) or postgraduate diploma from an UK university or equivalent. The degree must be in a relevant subject and applicants must have studied and achieved a mark equivalent to a 2.1 at bachelor’s level in Intermediate (or above) level of Financial Accounting, Principles of Accounting, Corporate Finance or Financial Management or International Financial Management, and at least two other modules in Accounting and Finance, such as Auditing, Taxation, Financial Statement Analysis, Investments etc. [-]