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Accounting (Financial Services) MSc

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  • Objectives
    This is a course designed to meet the needs of students who have completed an undergraduate degree in a relevant area of business, accountancy or finance. The two specialist routes offer the option to specialise in the International or Financial Services aspects of accountancy. It will allow you to develop critical insights, vocationally-relevant subject matter and skills development.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements Normally, applicants will provide formal demonstration of their intellectual skills and capabilities through the possession of a recognised undergraduate Honours degree in Accountancy, Business, Marketing, Management, Economics or an appropriate professional qualification (on a case-by-case basis). In exceptional circumstances, a candidate may be admitted to the course on the basis of substantial relevant professional experience and non-certified development activities, providing that the overriding criterion for entry is met.
  • Academic Title
    Accounting (Financial Services) MSc
  • Course description

    Course Structure

    Core modules:

    -International Economics
    -Strategic Management
    -Business Information Management
    -Financial and Monetary Framework
    -Managing Finance
    -International Business Finance
    -Marketing Financial Services
    -Research Methods

    Option modules:

    Choose one from the following -

    Project Appraisal, Risk and Financial Management
    International Business Strategy

    The Research Methods module provides comprehensive training in research skills. You will then have the opportunity to gain first hand experience of field research through the dissertation module - an extended piece of research which allows you to pursue an area of interest in depth.

    Teaching and Assessment

    Each module may include:

    -The delivery of formal lectures, intended to provide a focus for study and to stimulate an enquiring and exploratory approach.
    -Group discussion, dealing with questions and issues highlighted by the module leader for your consideration within the context of your private study, with questions and issues raised by students themselves.
    -Seminars, workshops, student-led discussions and other group sessions to analyse issues relating to defined topic areas.
    -Case study analysis and advanced level accounting and finance exercises.
    -e-Learning to support teaching and learning strategies.
    -Assessment can include case studies, presentations and examinations.

    Career Opportunities
    As a graduate from this course you will be ideally placed for further academic study to PhD level, a career in Higher Education, or careers in industry, commerce or financial services.

    Other Information
    This course is also available on a part-time basis over a period of 2-3 years. For more information please contact the Departmental Secretary

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