MSc International Accounting and Financial Management

MSc International Accounting and Financial Management

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The MSc International Accounting and Financial Management degree offered by Norwich Business School presents a strong model of integrating business, management, financial management and accounting skills and knowledge which will appeal to many students and their future employers.

The programme provides for the intellectual development of the student to enable him or her to function effectively, within a wide range of business sectors, by enhancing and developing a stronger financial perspective among general management skills and knowledge. The MSc course modules encompass international accounting and its regulation, corporate finance, managerial accounting and financial management.…

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Overview

The MSc International Accounting and Financial Management degree offered by Norwich Business School presents a strong model of integrating business, management, financial management and accounting skills and knowledge which will appeal to many students and their future employers.

The programme provides for the intellectual development of the student to enable him or her to function effectively, within a wide range of business sectors, by enhancing and developing a stronger financial perspective among general management skills and knowledge. The MSc course modules encompass international accounting and its regulation, corporate finance, managerial accounting and financial management. On completion students will be able to identify, analyse and evaluate business issues and problems within the dynamic business environment using appropriate financial competencies within current management thinking.

The degree is designed to meet the needs of graduates who have not previously specialised in management, or who have studied the subject in a non-UK context.

Special Features

The course has a number of features that make it attractive to prospective students and to employers seeking to recruit their next generation of managers:

  • A final cash prize of £1,000 to the best student on the MSc programme. There will also be opportunities for funded PhD studies in the School.
  • Guest speakers from industry through our MSc Business Forum' which is supported by the UEA Alumni Fund and other industry links of the School.
  • Hands on development of management skills and personal development..
  • Opening up recruitment opportunities through direct interaction with businesses and access to careers service.
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Our MSc International Accounting and Financial Management is recognised by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). This means you will be exempt from certain papers of the ACCA examinations after successfully completing the programme, full details and conditions.

Chartered Institute of Marketing

Our MSc International Accounting and Financial Management has been approved and accredited by The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) to provide direct entry onto the CIM's Professional Certificate in Marketing.

Course Organiser

Dr Peter Russell

Key Information

  • Course Code:DNT1NN43101
  • Duration:1 Year
  • Attendance:Full Time
  • Award:Degree of Master of Science
  • Overview
  • Why Choose Us
  • Requirements
  • Course Profile
  • Fees and Funding
  • Apply

Overview

The MSc International Accounting and Financial Management degree offered by Norwich Business School presents a strong model of integrating business, management, financial management and accounting skills and knowledge which will appeal to many students and their future employers.

The programme provides for the intellectual development of the student to enable him or her to function effectively, within a wide range of business sectors, by enhancing and developing a stronger financial perspective among general management skills and knowledge. The MSc course modules encompass international accounting and its regulation, corporate finance, managerial accounting and financial management. On completion students will be able to identify, analyse and evaluate business issues and problems within the dynamic business environment using appropriate financial competencies within current management thinking.

The degree is designed to meet the needs of graduates who have not previously specialised in management, or who have studied the subject in a non-UK context.

Special Features

The course has a number of features that make it attractive to prospective students and to employers seeking to recruit their next generation of managers:

  • A final cash prize of £1,000 to the best student on the MSc programme. There will also be opportunities for funded PhD studies in the School.
  • Guest speakers from industry through our MSc Business Forum' which is supported by the UEA Alumni Fund and other industry links of the School.
  • Hands on development of management skills and personal development..
  • Opening up recruitment opportunities through direct interaction with businesses and access to careers service.
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Our MSc International Accounting and Financial Management is recognised by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). This means you will be exempt from certain papers of the ACCA examinations after successfully completing the programme, full details and conditions.

Chartered Institute of Marketing

Our MSc International Accounting and Financial Management has been approved and accredited by The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) to provide direct entry onto the CIM's Professional Certificate in Marketing.

Course Organiser

Dr Peter Russell

Why Choose Us?

The Postgraduate MSc degree programme offered by Norwich Business School adopts an approach to teaching and learning which is designed to promote academic achievement as well as developing the potential for future managerial excellence.

The strategy underpinning Norwich Business School's courses is:


  • To provide a framework for the acquisition and progressive development of knowledge throughout the learning experience
  • To enable the development of personal and professional business skills that will support fast career progression
  • To stimulate a positive attitude towards lifelong learning and a culture of creativity and innovation.

We are committed to instilling confidence in our students and will support you to:

  • Develop assertive and confident communication skills
  • Plan, monitor and review individual development
  • Understand the dynamics of effective team working
  • Make use of advanced problem-solving techniques
  • Develop and practice your leadership skills.

Teaching is provided by members of academic staff, often in a relatively informal learning environment, with programmes incorporating lectures, seminars, and practical work. Assessment is usually by essays and other written assignments, written or oral examinations, and projects. A continuous control process ensures that our teaching quality continues to develop, and students have access to a number of quality-control channels including student feedback forms, debriefing meetings, and the Student Liaison Committee to help us monitor, evaluate and develop current practice.

There are many external indicators of the quality of our teaching and research. In relation to our teaching, we have been consistently rated as a top University in the National Student Satisfaction survey. Our School also benefits from a constructive relationship with a number of professional bodies, including the Chartered Management Institute, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Career Opportunities

Norwich Business School students benefit from our highly valued insight into state-of-the-art thinking and practice in the fields of business and management. Many of our graduates have subsequently achieved varied and successful careers with high profile roles in regional, national and international organisations.

The University of East Anglia provides a professional Careers Centre and, together with the School's Academic Careers Adviser, we will help students to choose their career path and develop their employability skills.

Come and Visit Us

Our Open Days will give you the opportunity to experience the University of East Anglia's unique campus atmosphere.

You will have the chance to attend subject-specific talks and presentations about student life and finance. You will also be able to talk directly to academics, admissions staff and current students giving you a first-hand impression of life at the University of East Anglia - check out the accommodation, learning resources, student support, and our sport and entertainment facilities.

If you are not able to visit us in person, check out our Virtual Open Day experience which we hope will help to provide you with an insight into life and study at the University of East Anglia.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally have a good first degree from a recognised higher education institution in the UK or overseas in disciplines other than business or management. Applicants from overseas may hold a non-UK degree in any discipline.

It is normal for undergraduate students to apply for entry to postgraduate programmes in their final year of study. Applicants who have not yet been awarded a degree may be offered a place conditional on their attaining a particular class of degree.

Subject
All subjects excluding Business (unless studied in a non-UK context)

Classification
Good 2.2 or equivalent

English
We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English or those whose degree was not taught in English. To ensure such students benefit fully from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. We also will require a certain standard to be achieved on the written element of the test.
Our usual entry requirements are as follows:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in all components)
  • TOEFL: Internet-based score of 92 overall (minimum 21 in the listening and writing components; 22 in the reading component; and 23 in the speaking component)
  • PTE: 62 overall (minimum 55 in all components)

In certain circumstances we may require you to complete a Pre-Sessional English for Academic Purposes course prior to beginning your programme. This course may be taken at our INTO Language Learning Centre.

Course Profile

Disclaimer

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.

  • Year 1
Compulsory Study (180 credits) Name Code Credits Semester

Managing People and Organisations

The module provides an overview of how to manage the people in the organisation. The module will raise awareness of the dynamics involved at work and how effective management of employees can lead to improved organisational performance. It focuses on the area of human behaviour in the workplace, covering both the individual and how individuals interact at work.

NBS-MC01 20 Semester 1

Marketing and Strategy: Markets, Competitors and Customers

We live or die by the decisions of the market. If we are good we thrive, if not….well, we don't want to go there. The two connected disciplines that we use to determine our fate are strategy and marketing. Strategy for it is about creating the future and managing our future development and marketing for whatever we do it must be grounded in the reality of our chosen markets. Further is it not the best products or services that usually win, but it is the best marketed products or services. Drawing on theories, models, case studies and experience this module develops strategists and marketeers to lead firms in their future development.

NBS-MC03 20 Semester 1

Accounting, Finance and Technology Management

The module lays the foundation for general accounting and finance knowledge. It is an introductory course for students with differing prior knowledge and backgrounds. It also aims to provide a foundation in two key areas of business management, Operations and Information Systems such that, on completion of the module, the student will be in a position to undertake more advanced study of these important topics.

NBS-MC05 20 Semester 1

Corporate Financial Management

This Module provides a foundation in the theory and practice of financial management and managerial accounting. There is an introduction to the role, context and language of both financial management and managerial accounting.

NBS-MC60 20 Semester 2

International Financial Reporting

The aim of this module is to study the theory and practice of financial accounting and reporting especially as it relates to limited liability companies. The module entails the study of international accounting standards which have begun to dominate financial reporting networks throughout the world. The module includes an examination of current legal and professional financial reporting requirements together with an introduction to the concept of theory, and competing theories, in financial accounting.

NBS-MC64 20 Semester 2

Managerial Accounting

1. To apply fundamentals of Management Accounting for decision makers in a strategic context. Students should be able to appreciate the contribution and value of management accountants and their various outputs in the strategic planning process. 2. To interpret and evaluate financial and non-financial management accounting information and to be able to comprehend the managerial implications arising. 3. To give students a thorough understanding of the difficulties, limitations and problems associated with using management accounting information. 4. To be able to apply management accounting techniques in a manner that is transferable into employment (work situations).

NBS-MC66 20 Semester 2

Integrated Business Decisions

The module is "delivered" as a "game" played in teams. The military has used such a game to teach strategy and tactics. It has been updated to the international business environment, so that one team (business) in each game emerges as the winner. Each team needs to use something of what has been learnt from all modules covered so far in the MSc course.

NBS-MC28 20 Semester 3

Critical Issues in Accounting and Business Finance Research

This module looks at the underlying theoretical issues of accounting and business finance. This is an area traditionally dominated by complex technical models. In this module the value-laden nature of these models is examined.

NBS-MC62 20 Semester 3

Management Skills and Personal Development

This module is designed to give students a solid set of study skills, personal skills, and management skills through which their learning from across all modules develops into a coherent whole. The focus will be on developing the skills recognised as important for securing meaningful employment in the global marketplace appropriate to the Masters level of qualification. The format of the module will be of workshops, and the underlying pedagogic approach will be of experiential learning and action research.

NBS-MC1Y 20 Semesters 1, 2 & 3

Fees And Funding

Fees for the academic year 2013/2014 will be

  • UK/EU Students: £9,000
  • International Students: £14,350

International applicants from outside the EU may need to pay a deposit.

Living Expenses

Approximately £7,500 living expenses will be needed to adequately support yourself.

Scholarships and Funding

Scholarships of £1,000 are available for all UEA alumni.

Scholarships may be offered to UK/EU and International students. Scholarships are normally awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and are usually for the duration of the period of study.

Funding for postgraduate study is also available both from the university and from a number of external schemes.

Find out more about scholarships, funding and bursaries.

Apply

Applications for Postgraduate Taught programmes at the University of East Anglia should be made directly to the University. You can apply online.

Further Information

To request further information & to be kept up to date with news & events please use our online enquiry form.

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances prior to applying please do contact us:

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

International candidates are also encouraged to access the International Students section of our website.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally have a good first degree from a recognised higher education institution in the UK or overseas in disciplines other than business or management. Applicants from overseas may hold a non-UK degree in any discipline.

It is normal for undergraduate students to apply for entry to postgraduate programmes in their final year of study. Applicants who have not yet been awarded a degree may be offered a place conditional on their attaining a particular class of degree.

Subject
All subjects excluding Business (unless studied in a non-UK context)

Classification
Good 2.2 or equivalent

English
We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English or those whose degree was not taught in English. To ensure such students benefit fully from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. We also will require a certain standard to be achieved on the written element of the test.
Our usual entry requirements are as follows:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in all components)
  • TOEFL: Internet-based score of 92 overall (minimum 21 in the listening and writing components; 22 in the reading component; and 23 in the speaking component)
  • PTE: 62 overall (minimum 55 in all components)

In certain circumstances we may require you to complete a Pre-Sessional English for Academic Purposes course prior to beginning your programme. This course may be taken at our INTO Language Learning Centre.

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