Do you want to be able to speak “the language of business” and understand financial decision making and financial institutions? Do you want to be taught and supervised by leading academics whilst gaining exemptions from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) professional examinations?
Accounting is the process of summarizing, analysing and reporting financial transactions to permit informed judgements and decisions by users of the information.
Finance looks at how company managers and investors make financial decisions, how they manage their risk and how financial markets function
The MSc in Accounting and Finance provides students with an understanding of both the theoretical framework and practical skills necessary to work in the global financial environment.
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Accounting And Finance Highlights
Accounting and Finance at Queen's is ranked 6th in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2021.
The programme is accredited by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), the global body for professional accountants. The programme is also part of the CIMA accelerated route, which will allow students to enter via the CIMA master’s gateway route.
Students have the opportunity to hear from industry professionals and academics who regularly deliver guest lectures/talks in the Management School.
The programme is accredited by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), the global body for professional accountants. Students will be exempt from exams F1 (Accountant in Business), F2 (Management Accounting), F3 (Financial Accounting), F4 (Corporate and Business Law), F5 (Performance Management) F7 (Financial Reporting) and F9 (Financial Management). Those who pursue the final route of the Academic Research Project (as opposed to the traditional dissertation) will also avail of the ACCA exemption for paper F8 (Audit and Assurance).
Students may also avail of exemptions from the CIMA, entering at the Management Level Case Study entry point. Thus, students are exempted from all elements of the Certificate and Operational levels, plus E2 Managing Performance, P2 Advanced Management Accounting and F2 Advanced Financial Reporting.
The Corporate Finance module is taught in the FinTrU Trading Room. Students have access to Bloomberg software, a market leader in financial news, data and analytics, which is used by many financial institutions.
Students may wish to join the Trading and Investment Club, a student-run organisation which aims to educate its members on trading and investing through guest speakers, competitions and educational seminars. The Student Managed Fund, which uses real money, gives students the opportunity to be part of an investment management process.
Students will use and have access to software such as Stata, Excel, Matlab, and databases such as Thomson One Banker, DataStream and Bloomberg.
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