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International Accounting and Financial Management

This programme will provide you with current practical and theoretical knowledge of accounting and financial management. It focuses on internal corporate management, external corporate reporting and financial markets, all of which enables you to think critically about the financial business environment both throughout the degree and in your future career.

**Academic contact: business-accounting-finance@glasgow.ac.uk
Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow
September start
MAcc: 12 months full-time**

**WHY THIS PROGRAMME**

Our teaching across all areas of the curriculum is informed by current research in many disciplines including international financial reporting, management accounting and control, and corporate financial management.

As part of your studies you will be introduced to current research that will help you build your critical and analytical skills, which are beneficial for senior roles in many accounting, finance and related fields.

We offer a wide range of optional courses which allows you to gain expert knowledge in current issues affecting accounting and finance and gives you the opportunity to look into the broader social and environmental consequences of accountancy.

The MAcc in International Accounting & Financial Management has been taught at the Adam Smith Business School for more than 35 years.

You will have access to prestigious financial databases, such as Datastream, Thomson ONE, FAME and Amadeus, which will help develop your analytical and critical thinking skills and prepare you for your own dissertation research and for City life.

**Adam Smith Business School is triple accredited**
**www.gla.ac.uk/schools/business/aboutus/accreditationsandrankings/**

**PROGRAMME STRUCTURE**

You will take four core and two optional courses, and complete a substantial piece of independent research work in the form of a dissertation on an accounting related theme. Teaching is through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials.

**Core courses**
- Foundations of international corporate finance

- International financial accounting for multinational companies

- Issues in accounting research

- Management accounting and control.

**Optional courses may include**
- Accounting and business ethics

- Advanced international corporate reporting

- Audit, risk and control

- Climate change policies and accountability issues

- Global issues in management accounting

- Governing risk and uncertainty

- Human right and business

- Public sector financial management

- Social and environmental accounting.

**Programme alteration or discontinuation**
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.
www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/studentcontract/

**CAREER PROSPECTS**
Upon successful completion of the programme you will be equipped to work in roles relating to accountancy, management advice, and audit and assurance. The degree can also act as a springboard into other areas, such as management consultancy, tax, or general management. Recent graduates have secured employment with leading accounting firms, financial institutions and commercial organisations such as, KPMG, Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and EY. We have a dedicated careers and employability team who provide 1-2-1 support and advice, group workshops, employer events on campus and networking opportunities throughout the year to help you with your career prospects.

Entry requirements

Master of Accountancy - MAcc: 2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in any subject, with at least five courses in accounting or finance.

International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training):
?overall score 6.5
?two sub-tests no less than 6.5, no sub-test less than 6.0
?or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification:

Common equivalent English language qualifications

All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:
?ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than: ?Reading: 20
?Listening: 19
?Speaking: 19
?Writing: 23

?CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
?CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
?PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
?Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests

For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

Pre-sessional courses

The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:
?School of Modern Languages and Cultures: English for Academic Study
?BALEAP guide to accredited courses

Course modules

You will take four core and two optional courses, and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation, on an accounting related theme. Teaching is through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials.

Core courses
?Foundations of international corporate finance
?International financial accounting for multinational companies
?Issues in accounting research
?Management accounting and control.

Optional courses may include
?Accounting and business ethics
?Advanced international corporate reporting
?Audit, risk and control
?Climate change policies and accountability issues
?Global issues in management accounting
?Governing risk and uncertainty
?Human right & business
?Social and environmental accounting.

Programme alteration or discontinuation
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Legal statements: Disclaimer.

Assessment methods

Dissertation

Sponsorship information

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
Master of Accountancy - MAcc Full-time September 2019 10,650 (Year 1) England 12 Months
Master of Accountancy - MAcc Full-time September 2019 10,650 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 12 Months
Master of Accountancy - MAcc Full-time September 2019 10,650 (Year 1) Scotland 12 Months
Master of Accountancy - MAcc Full-time September 2019 10,650 (Year 1) Wales 12 Months
Master of Accountancy - MAcc Full-time September 2019 10,650 (Year 1) EU 12 Months
Master of Accountancy - MAcc Full-time September 2019 24,000 (Year 1) International 12 Months

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