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MA-PgDip-PgCert Accounting and Finance

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  • Objectives
    Graduates from this course are well equipped with the knowledge and skills needed for professional careers in accounting and finance such as • accountant • finance or accounting manager • financial controller • financial analyst • researcher • educator.
  • Entry requirements
    It will appeal to you if you are • from a general business background and wish to gain specialist knowledge in accounting and finance, or • already from an accounting background and would like to extend and update your knowledge and skills
  • Academic Title
    MA/PgDip/PgCert Accounting and Finance
  • Course description
    The course meets the growing demand for masters level professionals in finance and accounting.

    It has a strong international element to meet the demands of global accounting and financial systems, which companies and organisations across the world use.

    On successful completion of the course, you will be able to
    • apply and adapt techniques to improve and extend specialist knowledge

    • apply relevant frameworks, models and techniques of financial decision making to planning, control, performance measurement, and information and risk management

    • solve problems and develop and carry out accounting and financial strategies for different types of organisations

    • display intellectual abilities, analytical research skills, led by the latest developments in the field

    • use models and techniques for collecting, processing, validating, interpreting and presenting information

    You will also have
    • transferable intellectual and professional skills relevant to the current national and international business world

    • problem solving, communication and information technology skills

    Course content

    Semester one – postgraduate certificate
    • international auditing and assurance
    • financial strategy
    • international auditing and assurance
    • methods of enquiry: research and consultancy in finance

    Semester two – postgraduate diploma
    Core modules
    • emerging issues in international management accounting and control • financial analysis

    Optional modules
    Two from • corporate governance and control • financial regulation and supervision • international finance • treasury management • information strategy • forensic accounting • derivatives • electronic crime

    * the options available are subject to demand

    Semester three – MA
    • research methods • dissertation

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