MSc Accountancy and Finance (ACCA Pathway)
Birmingham City University
Postgraduate (QCF_NQF Level 7)
Full time â€“ Classroom
Good Honours degree in Accountancy, with ACCA accreditation for F1-F9 or ACCA Fundamental Level papers F1-F9.
Students for whom English is not the first language must satisfy the University requirement for IELTS currently at 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any band.
Further academic study of MPhil, PhD or professional career.
Graduates take up positions such Financial Accountant, Finance Director, Professional Accountant in private and public sectors.
Postgraduate Certificate Stage
At Postgraduate Certificate stage, you investigate the key modern theories of finance, look at corporate governance issues in the accounting and finance professions, and explore the crucial business management strategies increasingly employed by management accountants today. This stage runs between September and December.
Postgraduate Diploma Stage
The Diploma stage lifts the lid on four specialist areas: the corporate reporting issues faced by complex organisations, the international focus of strategic financial management, the key function of performance measurement and evaluation, and the current issues and practices relating to the audit functions. This stage runs between January and April. You will take the core module and two other options.
The Masters stage requires you to study and pass the Research Skills module, before undertaking a substantial piece of research for your dissertation in a chosen finance or accounting area. This stage runs between May and September.
Combination of examination, coursework and a supervised independent business research project.
Reasons for choosing this course
Main learning outcomes
The programme aims to provide learners with:
Advanced preparation for career development in accounting or finance, by extending their knowledge in the core areas of the disciplines, as well as by providing them with the theoretical framework and analytical skills to cope with an increasingly complex and international accounting and finance environment. It also aims to provide a valuable foundation for those contemplating careers in areas such as financial analysis, investment banking or fund management, all of which are likely to involve extensive use of accounting and financial information. The course modules and structure are also designed with the aim of contributing substantially to the students’ chances of achieving success at ACCA the Professional Level of ACCA examinations.
Students who successfully complete the MSc. in Accountancy and Finance should be able to:
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