Accounting and Banking MSc

This degree programme provides the opportunity to follow the prestigious CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) specialist pathway and acquire the skills to complete the CFA Level 1 examination (for both September-intake and January-intake students). Clickhere for more information.

The course will enable students to develop an advanced knowledge of accounting and banking, which will be of particular interest to students who wish to pursue a career in the financial industry.

The overall aim of the course is to develop  an integrated understanding of the role of banking and  accounting for decision-making both inside and outside organisations. Students will undertake an advanced study of organisations, including financial institutions, their management, the role of accounting for internal and external users, and the changing external context in which they operate. Students will develop the ability to apply their knowledge and understanding of accounting and banking to complex issues.

Course content

Compulsory modules:

  • Accounting Theory
  • International Banking
  • Research Methods
  • Financial Analysis
  • Advanced Financial Reporting
  • Bank Financial Management

Optional modules (choose 2):

  • Corporate Risk Management
  • Management Accounting
  • International Financial Management
  • Financial Intermediation
  • Financial Institutions Strategic Management

Entry requirements

Candidates should have a good first degree of 2(ii) or higher or equivalent from a university or another approved degree-awarding body. Non-graduate qualifications deemed to be of a satisfactory standard for the purpose of postgraduate admission may also be considered. Work experience is desirable.

Prior study of accounting (as part of the first degree, for example) or experience of working within the field of accounting is essential.

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