Program Overview

The MSc in Accounting and Finance will provide you with a thorough understanding of finance and accounting concepts and their application within organisations.

 

You will learn the main theories, tools, methods and techniques of accounting and finance within an international context and gain an understanding of the advantages, limitations and typical applications of each major method or technique in practice. You will develop your ability to reflect critically on the current debates in the accounting and financial professional and academic literature.

 

The course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to deal with complex accounting and financial issues in a range of employment contexts. The focus of the course will enhance your ability to analyse any situation and make sound strategic decisions.

 

This degree will prepare you for senior accounting and finance roles in both public and private sector organisations and offers exemptions from CIMA, the world's largest professional body of management accountants (subject to successful completion of modules).

 

In addition, to help you develop the skills that leading employers ask for, and to let you see how traders work, we have 16 Bloomberg terminals in the ULSB Trading Room at the School of Business.

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  Location

LeicesterUnited Kingdom

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  Course Duration

12 Months

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  Tuition Fee

£ 21,000

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IELTS: 6.5

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Semester 1


You will spend your first two weeks studying the non-credit bearing modules Professional Skills in Finance and Foundations of Mathematics for Finance

 

  • Financial Analysis and Investment
  • Financial Modelling
  • Financial Statement: Theory, Practice and Critique
  • Financial Risk Management


Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

 

Semester 2


Modules

 

  • Accountability, Representation and Control
  • Social and Environmental Accounting
  • International Money and Finance
  • Corporate Finance


Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

 

Term 3


Modules

 

  • Management Accounting
  • Accounting Analysis and Valuation: Private and Public Sectors
  • Dissertation


Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

A good UK honours degree or its equivalent, or a postgraduate diploma from a recognised institution, or a relevant graduate level professional qualification

 

English Language Requirements
IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

 

International Qualifications
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UK Students
This is the total course fee.

 

Starting in September 2022

  • £10,500


If you are resident outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland, you will need to pay a deposit of £3,000 to secure your place. This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.

 

International Students
This is the total course fee.

 

Starting in September 2022

  • £21,000


You will need to pay a deposit of £3,000 to secure your place. This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.

 

From 2022 onwards, EU nationals will pay the International fee. If you are an EU national with settled or pre-settled status under the EU settlement scheme, you may qualify for the UK fee (subject to criteria).

Our accounting and finance courses have been developed to match the needs of employers and are highly regarded within business and government, whether national or international. Our courses are both intellectually stimulating and relevant to career needs, a fact endorsed by over 20,000 School of Business graduates from about 100 countries.

 

At the start of the course you will take a week non-credit bearing module which covers two professional certificates.  Firstly you will cover the content for the Investment Foundations Certificate offered by the CFA. It is recognised by employers in the finance industry and can be completely externally to the University for a small fee. You will be also be introduced to the Bloomberg Terminals and given the opportunity to complete a free online examination, 'Bloomberg Essentials'. Completing these professional certificates can really help you stand out to employers.

 

By taking the MSc in Accounting and Finance, you will acquire the latest academic and professional knowledge in the areas of corporate finance, financial modelling, accountability, representations and control, financial statements, financial analysis and investment, which will enhance your professional development and career prospects.

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