Master's study in Accounting and Finance

Flexible master's courses to fast-track your career at Lancaster University Management School.

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About our master's programmes

Our master's courses draw upon our excellence in cutting-edge research and provide able graduates with the theoretical and practical skills needed to succeed in the increasingly complex world of finance. Our courses also receive accreditation from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for up to seven exemptions at the Fundamentals stage, and we are part of the CFA Affiliated University Program and offer extensive support to students interested in acquiring this prestigious qualification.

The benefits

Here are just a few of the reasons why our Accounting and Finance Master's courses stand out from the rest.

Industry links

Our master's courses are closely tied to industry needs, giving you skills that will be of practical use back in the workplace. Our strong relationships with the wider business community across the globe provide a network of expertise and range of opportunities to gain first-hand experience of the business world via guest speakers, workshops, lectures, projects and work placements.

Research led

Our teaching is informed by the latest research, and your summer project includes the chance to work directly with a faculty member.

Global experiences

Build your global network through the connections you will make at LUMS and enhance your CV with international experience. We have links with world-class partner universities where you can gain international experience, and all our master's programmes offer the chance to spend a semester abroad at the end of your studies.

All the resources you need

State-of-the-art facilities, resources and tools to enhance your learning, such as access to leading financial databases

Highly ranked

Our MSc Finance is ranked 9th in the UK and 51st in the world in the Financial Times Global Master's in Finance 2024 rankings (pre-experience). In the QS Business Master's rankings 2024, we place 10th in UK and =58th in the world for Master's in Finance.

Master's courses

We offer a range of master's courses to provide you with the advanced skills and specialist knowledge needed to succeed in the complex world of finance.

  • MSc Accounting and Financial Management

    Ideal for professional accountants wishing to take stock of what they have learnt in practice to develop their skills and knowledge.

  • MSc Investment Management and Financial Analysis

    Designed to deliver the advanced technical knowledge and practical experience with programming needed to work in the investment management and financial analysis sectors.

  • MSc Finance

    Specialist coverage of financial markets, investment, financial instruments and risk management to prepare you for careers in finance.

  • MSc Financial Management

    Gain core skills to pursue a career in the financial management industry or a finance-oriented role in other sectors.

Financial databases

Developing your practical knowledge in preparation for your future career is an essential element of your degree, so the Department of Accounting and Finance provides you with access to a number of leading financial databases. This valuable resource enables you to acquire crucial skills that are highly desirable to employers, making you stand out in the competitive job market.

For more information, please contact Justin Chircop

Learning environment

Throughout your studies, formal lectures are interspersed with discussion, group exercises and case studies that allow you to engage with theories and concepts and reflect on their application in practice. You will have opportunities to work on a variety of group tasks, both assessed and non-assessed, and there is a strong emphasis on active participation with many sessions including significant interaction, debates and exchanging of ideas between the tutor and class.

To broaden your skills and optimise your performance, we offer academic study skills support courses. We also run workshops and individual tutorials for international students, and we have a range of resources accessible in the library and online to support your studies.

It's not all work as a master's student, as our social events also play a very important part in your experience at Lancaster. Throughout the year, you'll be able to join in a series of events and end-of-term parties organised by a social committee appointed by the class at the start.

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QS Master's in Finance Top 100

Globally recognised

We're ranked in the QS World University Rankings Business Master's 2024 Master's in Finance top 100, placing 65th globally overall, 10th in the UK and 8th in the UK for Value for Money.

QS Master's in Finance 2024 rankings

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