You want to be able to speak "the language of business" and understand financial decision making and financial institutions.
You want a career in areas such as accountancy, banking, consultancy or academia, You want taught and supervised by leading academics and you want 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 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.