Do you want to be able to speak "the language of business" and understand financial decision making and financial institutions? Do you want to be taught and supervised by leading academics whilst gaining exemptions from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) professional examinations?
Accounting is the process of summarising, analysing and reporting financial transactions to permit informed judgements and decisions by users of the information.
Finance looks at how company managers and investors make financial decisions, how they manage their risk and how financial markets function.
The MSc in Accounting and Finance provides students with an understanding of both the theoretical framework and practical skills necessary to work in the global financial environment.
Accounting and Finance highlights
Queen's Management School is ranked 2nd against UK Business Schools in the Russell Group (National Student Survey)
•The programme is accredited by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), the global body for professional accountants. Students will be exempt from exams F1 (Accountant in Business), F2 (Management Accounting), F3 (Financial Accounting), F4 (Corporate and Business Law), F5 (Performance Management) F7 (Financial Reporting) and F9 (Financial Management).
•Students have the opportunity to hear from industry professionals who regularly deliver guest lectures and have the opportunity to network afterwards.
•From 2018: CIMA accelerated route will allow students to take the CIMA master's gateway assessment on completion of the MSc Programme. Exemptions are recognised for: • CIMA Certificate level BA1 Fundamentals of Business Economics BA2 Fundamentals of Management Accounting BA3 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting BA4 Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law • CIMA Operational level P1 Management Accounting • CIMA Management level P2 Advanced Management Accounting F2 Advanced Financial Reporting Students who do not wish to take the gateway route are eligible for exemptions from the certificate level and will enter directly into the operational level objective tests of the CIMA professional qualification.
World Class Facilities
•The Corporate Finance module is taught in the Trading Room. Students have access to Bloomberg software, a market leader in financial news, data and analytics, which is used by many financial institutions.
•Students may wish to join the Trading and Investment Club, a student run organisation which aims to educate its members on trading and investing through guest speakers, competitions and educational seminars. The Student Managed Fund, which uses real money, gives students the opportunity to be part of an investment management process.
•Students will use and have access to software such as Stata, Excel, Matlab, and databases such as Thomson one banker, DataStream and Bloomberg.
The programme offers the opportunity to pursue appropriately advanced studies in both accounting and finance, equipping the students for careers in financial institutions, management consulting, industry or government bodies.
The modules included in the programme aim to develop capacities of critical assessment of literature and methods, and the ability to communicate, orally and in writing, on topics in accounting and finance.
They provide a stimulating suite of learning activities that introduce students to contemporary theories and practice.
The development of transferable skills will shape the teaching and learning on the programme. The successful completion of coursework, for instance, will require students to gather information from a range of sources, as well as select and assimilate the relevant knowledge and complete tasks within deadlines.
You will also acquire the ability to write projects and an MSc dissertation, which aims at developing the skills of reading and summarising academic articles. The students will be able to analyse financial statements, apply investment strategies and understand the role of accounting in both profit and not-for-profit organisations.
The contents provided during the programme will also be useful to those who wish to pursue PhD studies in accounting and finance.