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Accounting & Finance MSc

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  • Entry requirements
    Entry RequirementsA first degree with an 'excellent' or 'very good' classification from a respected university in accounting, finance or a related discipline and with some evidence of mathematical ability. Exceptional candidates with degrees in other quantitative disciplines (eg economics or mathematics) or in business studies will be considered, but they must have taken a significant number of courses in accounting and finance during their degree.No work experience is required.For students from non-English-speaking countries there will be an English-language requirement. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 600 on the noncomputerised TOEFL test (250+ computer based or 100 in the iBT TOEFL test) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 7 is required.
  • Academic Title
    Accounting & Finance MSc
  • Course description
    Programme

    The theoretical, practical and numerical skills learnt on this programme will prepare students for a career in accounting and finance. Graduates entering positions in the accounting and finance-related professions, require an in-depth understanding of the subject, and this degree is both academically rigorous and closely in line with professional practice. It is also a good preparation for further research at PhD level.

    The School maintains good relationships with a number of accounting and finance professionals who will be on hand to provide advice on research and career opportunities.
    Learning Outcomes

    Students who follow this programme will:

        * develop knowledge of international accounting standards, global financial markets and the finance and investment industry – how different organisations interact, their roles, and factors behind success or failure;
        * learn how to evaluate financial statements and how to estimate the fair value for an investment, to test assumptions and sensitivities, and to compare different investments;
        * gain an understanding of basic valuation techniques and how they help to analyse the value drivers of a company;
        * understand the role of different asset classes;
        * explore how portfolios of investments can be constructed and analysed.

    How You Will Be Taught

    Learning will primarily be through reading, class discussions, group-work assignments, solving problems in tutorials and attending the lectures. Assessment methods include examinations, assignments, presentations or continuous assessment.

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