Accounting and Finance MSc

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About the course

The Department of Accounting and Finance received the best possible results from the Government’s most recent Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) assessment for the quality of its teaching and student support.


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Key facts

Duration: One year full-time

Entry and admission criteria

You should have a good honours degree or overseas equivalent, in a business, accounting, finance, banking or economics-related subject.

If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required. English language tuition is available both before and during the course if requir…

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About the course

The Department of Accounting and Finance received the best possible results from the Government’s most recent Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) assessment for the quality of its teaching and student support.


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Key facts

Duration: One year full-time

Entry and admission criteria

You should have a good honours degree or overseas equivalent, in a business, accounting, finance, banking or economics-related subject.

If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required. English language tuition is available both before and during the course if required.

Teaching and assessment

Modules include formal lectures, tutorials, workshops, and interactive sessions.

Course modules

This is a course for graduates seeking to enhance their financial knowledge and skills, and develop their career prospects in accounting and financial roles with organisations worldwide. Core taught modules may include:

  • An Evaluation of Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • An Evaluation of Management Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Research Methods

Elective taught modules may include:

  • International Taxation Policies
  • Risk Management
  • International Finance
  • Strategic and Financial Decision Making
  • Internal Audit and Control
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

You must also undertake a dissertation, providing an invaluable opportunity to work in depth on a particular aspect of accounting and/or finance (in its broadest sense) and to apply and enhance technical knowledge and critical awareness in a subject of your choice.

Fast track entry

This is available on a part-time basis to fully qualified CIMA graduates (three years’ experience plus the exams) who will be exempted 90 credits and will have to undertake the following remaining credits:

1. Research Methods
2. Literature Review
3. Dissertation

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Academic expertise

Our £35 million Hugh Aston Building offers state-of-the-art teaching and computer lab facilities.

Industry links and professional accreditation

Leicester Business School is an ACCA Approved Learning Partner with Gold status and a CIMA Learning Quality Partner.

Graduate careers

The Department of Accounting and Finance has a strong work-related bias, offering professional, postgraduate and undergraduate courses. You will develop an advanced understanding of accounting and finance issues for the private and public sectors, both nationally and internationally, enhancing your career prospects with key financial skills sought after by many organisations.

Fees and funding

Home/EU Students: For 2012/13 entry the tuition fees for this course are £6,500.
Overseas Students: For 2012/13 entry the tuition fees for this course are £11,200
A range of scholarships and early payment discounts are also available for eligible students. For the latest information on UK funding, please visit dmu.ac.uk/pgfunding| and for international fee information please visit dmu.ac.uk/fees|

Scholarships

We are committed to supporting students and firmly believe that finance should not be a barrier to accessing university education - at any level. We are still confirming our package of funding for postgraduate students and information will be available shortly.


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