Accounting - Strategic

Ulster University - Belfast

Accounting - Strategic

Do you want to become a professional accountant? With the ability to work anywhere in the world? And stand out to the best employers? This course will help you work towards membership of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the global body for professional accountants.

If you have passed or been exempted from the Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills ACCA exams through your degree, this course will allow you to graduate with a Masters qualification, plus everything you need to complete your ACCA professional exams.

You will cover topics such as strategic business leadership, strategic business reporting, advanced taxation, advanced performance management, advanced audit and assurance, advanced financial management, cyber security and/or data analytics.

Benefits of this route to professional accountancy include the flexibility to take the ACCA exams when you want, expert teaching by qualified staff with international industry experience, and the opportunity to collaborate and network with fellow students worldwide.

Work placement / study abroad
The Strategic Business Project module provides an opportunity to work with an employer on a specific project which will be structured so that you will meet a number of the learning outcomes specified by ACCA's Professional Experience Requirement.

For further course details please see "Course Web Page".

Subjects taught

Year one
Strategic Business Leader
Strategic Business Reporting
Introduction to Research
Advanced Taxation This module is optional
Advanced Financial Management This module is optional
Cyber Security This module is optional
Data Analytics This module is optional

Year two
Advanced Performance Management This module is optional
Advanced Audit and Assurance This module is optional
Strategic Business Project This module is optional
Dissertation This module is optional

Entry requirements

Standard entry conditions
We recognise a range of qualifications for admission to our courses. In addition to the specific entry conditions for this course you must also meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements.

Applicants must have completed the 9 ACCA papers which comprise the Essential Knowledge and Essential Skills modules of the ACCA qualification or to have been exempted from these papers by having gained:
(i) a second class honours degree in Accounting or better from a university of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, or from a recognised national awarding body, or from an institution of another country which has been recognised as being of an equivalent standard; or

(ii) an equivalent standard (normally 50%) in a Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma or an approved alternative qualification in Accounting;


have completed enrolment as a student of ACCA;


provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent).The English language requirements for non-native English speakers is IELTS 6.0 with no contributing band below 5.5 or equivalent SELT (S).

Application dates

Your Application
Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink").

Enrolment dates

Start date: September 2024 and January 2025.

Post Course Info

Career options
ACCA members are employed in a wide range of roles in all sectors globally.

Further information can be obtained at:

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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