About this course
Today's business managers need to be able to analyse and interpret financial information and use this to inform business strategy. This Accounting and Financial Management programme will help you develop this expertise, as well as giving you an indepth understanding of the contemporary issues encountered by financial managers.
The underlying practical focus ensures that the skills and knowledge you gain are highly relevant to the workplace whichever area of accounting or financial management you are seeking to engage in.
You will develop your knowledge and understanding of accounting and financial management, while also enhancing your critical thinking, research and analytical skills. During the year, you will:
- analyse and solve complex problems relating to financial reporting, performance measurement and management, corporate strategy and financial management
- be encouraged to think critically and creatively about problems requiring a multi-disciplinary approach
- develop in-depth knowledge in a specialist topic you have chosen for your dissertation
- enhance your key personal skills in time management, information accessing, analysis and interpretation
- develop your interpersonal, communication and management skills through team working, making presentations and writing reports.
- a good honours degree in either Accounting and Finance (minimum 2:2), or Business/related subject (minimum 2:1) with a significant accounting and finance content (normally at least 25% of the degree) from a recognised Higher Education institution, or
- equivalent, from a recognised overseas institution or
- to have successfully completed all of the Fundamental papers of the ACCA syllabus or the Certificate, Operational and Management levels of the CIMA syllabus, and have at least two years' relevant work experience. (If you have passed any of the ACCA Professional level or CIMA Strategic level papers you may be eligible for exemption from one or more of the MSc modules).