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Accounting and Finance

This course provides you with a solid understanding of accounting and finance principles. By studying this MSc Accounting & Finance you will be prepared for a career in accounting, finance or as a senior business manager.

This is a great step for those who have not previously specialised in accounting and finance but now wish to do so. Our students come from a wide range of educational backgrounds, including both business and non-business specialisms. You will gain a clear understanding of the joint role of accounting and finance in ensuring successful operations in a range of business settings. This includes public and private sector organisations, both financial and non-financial.

Entry requirements

One of the following: A good UK honours degree (minimum lower second class); An equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University.

Subject specific requirements: Our students come from a wide range of educational backgrounds, including both business and non-business specialisms. If you have already specialised in accounting and finance or a related subject at undergraduate level, visit our MSc International Accounting & Finance course page.

As well as: Two references - at least one must be from an academic referee; An official academic transcript of your university grades to date; A completed application form.

For International Students: An official academic transcript, with an official English translation, of your university grades to date.

Students whose native language is not English will also need to satisfy our English language requirements. Pre-sessional English language programmes are available for good applicants whose English qualifications fall just short of these requirements.

The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.

Course modules

Core Modules: Management Accounting; Strategic Management Accounting; Business Finance; International Finance; Financial Analysis; Sustainability Accounting & Accountability; Financial Accounting & Reporting; Corporate Governance Regulation and Compliance; Ethics in Academic Practice; Professional Development Programme.

The course concludes with a financial reporting project to be completed during the summer.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through a mixture of examinations and coursework. The taught element of the course is then complemented by a substantial piece of research leading to the completion of a financial reporting project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 10,280 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 18,050 (Year 1) International 18 18 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 10,280 (Year 1) Home/EU 18 18 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 18,050 (Year 1) International 1 1 Years

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