Aims of the Programme
Globalisation, the growth of multinational enterprises, the convergence of international accounting practices, and the expansion of the European Union all contribute to the importance of an international focus in accounting and finance education. The increasing influence of International Financial Reporting Standards and the shortage of international accounting expertise have led to significant demand for relevant education. The speed and significance of recent reforms have led to a demand for Master's level education which reflects these developments and facilitates transition. The MSc in International Accounting and Finance is designed to equip you with a high standard of knowledge in the principles, theoretical concepts and practice of accounting and finance. In today's fast paced business world, competition is more fierce than ever, and well qualified graduates in accounting and finance are recognised as having the knowledge and skills necessary to deal innovatively with the many challenges occurring in industry, financial institutions and public services.
Key Features of the Programme
The structure of the MSc in International Accounting and Finance focuses on accounting and finance from a global perspective. It is distinctive from other accounting Master's programmes in that:
- International aspects of accounting and finance are at the core of the programme.
- The content reflects current developments in accounting and finance and thus students will gain a knowledge and skill base which is relevant to the needs of employers.
- The Department of Accounting and Finance provides a thriving internationally-focused atmosphere with students from across the globe.
- Students are given training in information gathering and research in accounting and finance. These skills will be useful for a career in business and commerce.
The programme is structured in two sequential stages. Stage 1 is a wholly taught component, contributing 60 credits. Stage 2 is a supervised dissertation, contributing 30 credits. The dissertation provides you with the opportunity to critically review the literature in any part of the taught syllabus.
Suited to: Accounting and Finance Graduates and Business Graduates where Accounting and Finance is a main component.