International Accounting And Finance MSc-Diploma

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  • Objectives
    The aim of this course is to enhance the research and employment potential of students who seek to specialise in international accounting and finance. It is particularly suitable for those who seek to develop an academic career in research. It is also suitable for those seeking a professional career in this area, or for those already established in such a career who wish to extend their skill set and familiarise themselves with the latest themes of research in the areas of international accounting and finance.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements A good Honours Degree in a relevant subject from a British or overseas university.
  • Academic title
    International Accounting And Finance MSc/Diploma
  • Course description
    The core of the course is the stream on international accounting which consists of three modules taken over terms 1, 2 and 3. These classes seek to provide students with an international perspective to the study of accounting so that they can develop an understanding of the reasons for national differences; the tendencies towards harmonisation; and the problems of multinational companies. This is done within the context of supporting classes on accounting theory and research methodology.

    The Department of Accountancy and Finance has staff with wide range of expertise and research interests. Edinburgh is a city with a substantial and long-established financial sector. It is a major centre for fund management and it contains the head offices of two of Britain's largest banks. The University has good links with the financial sector.

    Students take six core modules and two modules from a list of options, as shown below. Satisfactory completion of these modules will lead to the award of a Diploma. Students studying for the MSc go on to undertake a dissertation over the summer months.


          International Accounting Standards
          Corporate Finance
          Financial Analysis
        * International Accounting Theory
        * International Management Accounting
        * Research Methods

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