What Will You Study

This programme provides advanced study of accounting and financial management. It enables professionally qualified accountants to take stock of what they have learnt, and helps graduates extend their academic training. You will gain the theoretical framework and skills needed to cope with the increasingly complex and global nature of the field.

Many MSc graduates have progressed to senior positions in the accounting profession and industry, including investment banking. Others are now faculty members in universities in the UK and throughout the world.

Compulsory modules:

  • Introduction to Quantitative Methods
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Introduction to Financial Reporting
  • Introduction to Financial Markets
  • Quantitative Methods for Finance
  • Foundations of Finance
  • Principles of Financial Reporting
  • Financial Markets

Optional modules:

Two or three from:

  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Financial Reporting for Complex Entities
  • Advanced Management Accounting

Plus one or two from:

  • Financial Econometrics
  • Advanced Investment Management
  • Derivatives Pricing
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Fixed Income Markets
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Professional Ethics: Standards in Finance and Accounting Practice
  • Risk Management in Commercial Banking

Plus a dissertation in advanced topics in Accounting or Finance.