The MSc (Management Information and Managerial Accounting Systems) or MIMAS is a full-time degree running for 15 months from the date of first registration. It includes a six-month industrial internship. You will attend lectures, seminars and tutorials in a variety of subjects relevant to both management accounting and Information Systems (IS).
The IS courses will give you an appreciation of how technology can be used to support the operations and transactions of modern organisations. The management accounting courses will provide you with a thorough understanding of management accounting concepts and techniques and how these can be used to support managerial decision-making.
MIMAS is a challenging postgraduate degree course. The employment record of the degree is excellent, with graduates from this course currently employed in a variety of positions, including: management consultant, project manager, business analyst, business intelligence analyst, management accountant and financial accountant.
This course consists of traditional classroom-based lectures in addition to a series of computer practical sessions. You will also gain experience of seminars, industrial site visits, guest lectures, student presentations to (and feedback from) leading industry experts etc.
On average, you can expect 25 contact hours per week (i.e. lectures/practical sessions) with the remainder of your time spent researching and completing projects and assignments.