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  • Entry requirements
    For entry, you should normally have a degree with at least lower second class honours in Accounting and Finance, or a related subject, with sufficient background of accounting and finance. Equivalent qualifications would be considered. For applicants whose first language is not English, proof of proficiency in English is required.
  • Academic Title
    Master in Science Accounting and Financial Management
  • Course description
    The Accounting and Financial Management MSc is a new and exciting development at Coventry University Business School. The programme is designed as an advanced programme for students who have already obtained a first degree (or equivalent) in accounting and finance.

    The Accounting and Financial Management MSc has been specifically designed to meet the growing demand from industry for rigorous and well-trained researchers and practitioners. With the rapid growth of global change in all organisations, economies and societies, the need for highly qualified accounting and finance practitioners trained at Masters’ degree level has never been higher.

    The main feature of this programme is that it covers both advanced accounting and financial management modules. This gives a certain level of flexibility to students who want to explore more before specialising in a particular area.

    Reasons to choose Accounting and Financial Management MSc degree

    The course is taught by a team of highly qualified accounting and finance practitioners and researchers.

    Future prospects

    The Accounting and Financial Management MSc is an important stepping stone for those who want to become, for example:

        * accounting and financial managers
        * professional accountants
        * financial analysts
        * financial consultants

    Course content

    The modules covered in the programme have been carefully developed so that the following three main streams are covered:

        * Internal accounting and financial management environment.
        * External financial market environment.
        * Inter-linkages between internal and external accounting and financial management environments.

    In addition to training on functional accounting and finance topics, the Accounting and Financial Management MSc programme also develops students’ quantitative and research skills, through undertaking either a traditional dissertation or, if approved, a company internship module in their final semester.

    Teaching, learning and assessment
    Teaching and learning are in the forms of formal lectures, discussions and directed readings with the exception of research methods and dissertation.  All modules are formally assessed by both coursework and examination.

    The research methods module is assessed by a written project proposal and the dissertation module is assessed by an about 15,000 words dissertation.

    Course structure

    You will study the following modules in the Accounting and Financial Management MSc.

        * auditing and assurance
        * financial statement analysis and valuation
        * corporate finance
        * quantitative methods for finance
        * research methods in finance
        * institutional investments
        * advanced management accounting
        * corporate financial strategy
        * financial risk management
        *

          dissertation or company internship

    Professional recognition

    Students may claim exemption on an individual basis on professional accounting bodies and financial services qualifications examinations.

    Facilities

    Students studying the Accounting and Financial Management MSc will have access to all the facilities available on campus including:

        * library
        * masters students suite
        * computer lab
        * accounting and financial databases

    Expertise

    All lecturers are well qualified, experienced and well known in their fields.

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