This course gives you access to leading figures in the fields of accounting, finance and management.

You’ll study alongside academic staff with an international reputation for research. You’ll build on your existing knowledge, and receive rigorous training in advanced theories of modern accounting and finance.

We’re committed to developing the knowledge and experience which make you attractive to employers. You’ll develop advanced skills to begin or progress your career in finance. Our focus on the role of accounting and finance in management gives you the opportunity to develop your managerial skills too.

Study Details:

1 year full time

Module Details:

Core modules
Managerial Economics (10 credits)
Critical Perspectives in Accounting (10 credits)
Advanced Management Accounting (20 credits)
Advanced Financial Accounting (20 credits)
Financial Strategy and Governance (20 credits)
Qualitative Research Methods (10 credits)
Quantitative Methods and Data Analysis (10 credits)

Option modules
Choose one of the following options:

Financial Markets and Investment (20 credits)
Ethics and Sustainability Reporting (20 credits)
Accounting and Risk (20 credits)
Managing Public Finance (20 credits)
Taxation in a Global Environment (20 credits)

Student Destinations

This course will help build your qualifications for a career in financial management or accountancy. Our graduates are developing careers in management roles worldwide. Many go on to work for one of the ‘big four’: Deloitte, Ernst & Young, PwC, and KPMG.

The skills that you will develop are in demand far beyond the financial services industry. Our alumni can be found in diverse small and medium enterprises and in public sector roles in local government, education, policing and health.

Each year, some of our students choose to continue their studies, joining the York Management School doctoral programme.

Career opportunities

  • Accountancy and audit
  • Computing
  • Education
  • Finance and banking
  • Investment consultancy
  • Politics
  • Retail


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Entry Requirements

2:1 or equivalent qualification in Finance or Accounting, or a degree with a significant proportion of Accounting/Finance elements. We will also accept 2:2 supported by relevant professional qualifications or at least one year of relevant work experience

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