Description

This course is integrative, blending accounting and business finance theory to solve problems faced by managers on a daily basis.

You will also further develop the necessary quantitative, research, and presentation skills required for successful career in business or further academic study.

Your studies will be enhanced by the integration of theory and practice into those situations where vital financial decisions have to be made.

Why choose this course?

  • Study in formal lectures, seminars and tutorials but also in small groups that involve the in-depth discussion of case studies, simulation exercises, preparation for assessments and work on presentations
  • Explore the synthesis of information from different sources, and take different contextual approaches from a range of perspectives in order to solve complex problems and implement solutions
  • Develop your skills in the use of REUTERS 3000 Eikon, which will equip you with technical knowledge and skills in trading and data analysis
  • Gain a deep understanding of the synthesis of information from different sources and of the international context of your subject
  • Benefit from teaching that focuses on the relevance of accounting regulations to a complex globalised economy.

Study Details:

MSc 1 year Full-time

Module Details:

Units for your course (unit order depends on your start date):

  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Management Accounting and Financial Planning
  • Financial Markets and Portfolio Management
  • Strategic Management

Block Delivery Method

Your course takes place over three semesters. Depending upon when you join the course, this will determine the order of units which you will study. You will benefit by beginning your studies with others who started at one of the earlier points of entry.

·         Induction Week

·         Unit 1 (30 credits)

·         Unit 2 (30 credits)

·         Unit 3 (30 credits)

·         Unit 4 (30 credits)

·         Capstone Project (60 credits)

 

Capstone Project:

  • Professional Practice – you will be required to respond to a number of work-based scenarios through critical evaluation to determine an appropriate course of action.
  • The Live Project – this will enable you to work as part of a team on a project provided by a business organisation.
  • The dissertation – this is a conventional dissertation of 12,000 to 15,000 words, enabling you to undertake in-depth research of a topic relating to your course.

The structure of the course provides an intense and highly rewarding learning experience. You will study only one unit at a time, which will enable you to focus upon the subject.

Each unit takes place over six weeks in two, three week sections. In the first week of each of the two sections, you will undertake two and a half days face-to-face contact time. This enables you to engage with a considerable amount of learning material with the tutor. After this, there is more contact, which varies from unit to unit as well as other work undertaken using online resources.

You will be involved in both individual and group work, all designed using evidence-based approaches to improve your experience and quality of work. During this time you will also have access to our new Luton campus library which provides 24/7 access to learning resources to help support your study.

 

This emphasis on active learning uses the latest in teaching and learning approaches, integrated with our employability practice-based method with real businesses to enable you to gain real experience as part of your course.

Student Destinations

By completing the course you will have the skills and find career opportunities in the following industries/areas:

– Assurance and audit
– Financial accounting
– Taxation
– Corporate finance
– Corporate insolvency and recovery

You will also be well prepared for further research study in either the MPhil, or PhD.

Fees

UK/EU: £6,800; International: £12,000

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.  

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