This course is aimed at graduates who wish to acquire the knowledge and ability to understand, interpret and utilise financial information in decision making within organisations. This course is designed to prepare students who do not have background in accounting and finance for careers in business and financial management. It will also help those with accounting and finance background to explore the subject area in varied perspectives. The knowledge gained on this course will allow graduates to understand and interpret financial data.

This course provides an opportunity to study a body of academic knowledge that can be applied in a managerial context. In doing so, it will help expand your intellectual ability and develop higher level analytical skills so that any problems you encounter in your future career can be critically examined using an accounting and finance perspective. 

Semester B entrants

Student wishing to join in January will study can apply for Semester B entry. Any questions about Semester B entry should be directed to the Programme Leader or Business School Admissions Team.

Why choose this course?

  • Study a course to provide you with the relevant skills to pursue a career in business with an accounting and finance focus.
  • Benefit from the skills, knowledge and industry experience of our academic staff.
  • Develop a fluency in finance to support your career in a broad range of areas.

Study Details:

MSc Full Time, 1 Years, Part Time, 2 Years

Module Details:

Year 1

Core Modules
  • Accounting for Business Decisions
  • Effective Governance and Accountability
  • Professional and Research Skills for Financial Managers

Student Destinations

Graduates of this programme are ideally placed to follow careers in accountancy or in the financial services sector.
In previous years, students have progressed to work for companies such as KPMG and Deloitte, with typical job roles including Financial Analyst or Chartered Accountant.


UK/EU Students Full time: £6,450 for the 2017 academic year Part time: If you decide to study this course on a part time basis you will be charged on a modular basis. The cost is £510 per 15 credits for the 2017 academic year International Students: Full time: £12,100 for the 2017 academic year

Entry Requirements

An honours degree (at least 2:2) in any subject area or relevant professional qualification combined with managerial experience. Other academic qualifications such as HNDs will be considered on a case by case basis where they are combined with managerial level experience. Managerial experience to be considered must be more than ten years in accounting or finance management role.

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