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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements English language requirements: If English is not your first language, you will need a recognised English language qualification, such as: * ‘Test of English as a Foreign Language’ (TOEFL), administered by the Educational Testing Service in the US, in which scores of at least 580 overall and 4.0 in the Test of Written English are required. The computer-based test requires scores of at least 240 overall and 4.0 in essay-writing. * ‘The International English Language Testing Service’ (IELTS) test, administered by the British Council, in which scores of 6 or more in each section and an overall score of 6.5 are required. Academic entry requirements: * You will need a good first degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject. In exceptional circumstances, applicants without a first degree will be considered on the basis of their relevant work experience and potential for benefiting from the programme. * International applicants may be asked to take GMAT, in which a score of at least 600 and an AWA of 4.0 are required.
  • Academic Title
    Accounting and Finance MA
  • Course description
    The MA in Accounting and Finance is a recognised postgraduate qualification that is valued by employers in both the private and public sectors, and provides a sounds basis for postgraduate research.

    The programme provides exposure to advanced accounting and finance concepts, knowledge and skills, which are academically rigorous and have practical application in the workplace. It is delivered by highly qualified teaching staff with research and consultancy expertise in credit, banking and financial services. This is complimented by support for your personal development through cooperative and participatory approaches to learning, and opportunities to share your ideas and experiences with students from a range of backgrounds, cultures and countries.

    Housed in state-of-the-art facilities, Leeds University Business School is ranked in the world’s top 100 business schools and has both EQUIS and AMBA accreditation. The latest Financial Times Full-Time MBA Survey (2005) ranked the quality of the school’s research as the 5th highest amongst UK business schools and 8th in Europe. Specialist areas of activity include: Accounting and Finance; Economics; International Business; Management; Marketing and Work and Employment Relations.

    The school has many valuable links with business and commerce. Directors and senior managers from leading organisations advise the school, and provide placements and projects for students on our programmes. Recent participants have included Barclays Bank, British Aerospace, British Telecom, Eurotunnel, GE Capital Bank, The National Health Service Executive, PowerGen, SAP, Unisys and Wang Global. At the same time, staff have been consultants to more than 80 companies, and income from research contracts has topped £2.8 million in the last five years.

    All our programmes take an international perspective and, as a result, students worldwide come to study at Leeds. We think you'll enjoy the international mix - it's a great chance to network and to make lasting international friendships.

    What you study

    Compulsory modules

    -Quantitative Methods
    -Information & Organisation Design
    -Corporate Finance
    -Accounting and Organisational Performance
    -Professional Skills
    -Financial Analysis
    -Financial Reporting and Regulation

    Students them choose either Stream 1 or Stream 2:

    Stream 1

    Compulsory modules :

    -Research Methods

    One option from:

    -International Business Finance
    -Financial Derivatives
    -International Investment
    -International Banking and Finance

    Stream 2

    Compulsory modules:

    -Professional and Research Skills
    -Consumer and Corporate Credit
    -Securities Markets Micro-structure

    Two options from:

    -International Business Finance
    -Risk and Insurance
    -Governance and Regulation
    -Financial Derivatives
    -International Investment
    -International Banking and Finance

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