Accounting and Finance MScEcon

University of Aberdeen

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    3 (Accounting & Finance)
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    / 100
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    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    Master of Economics

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  • Start date

    SEP-19, SEP-20

Course Summary

A globally relevant conversion programme to enhance employment options which assumes no knowledge at undergraduate level this programmes gives you internationally employable skills in finance and accountancy which can be valuable for wide ranging high level business administration positions ranging from starting your own business to working in multi national enterprise internationally.

The programme provides you with the dual strengths of understanding both Accounting and Finance to enable you to work with both skill sets and provide strength in analysis and practical application in the financial world. You can also apply either dispciline in future employment options.

You gain academic and practical skills and certification from the Institute of Chartered Accountants (England and Wales). You can additionally add further certification in trading and international reporting whilst you study to enhance your employability internationally. You have access to a trading room which is used by major international financial service companies.

You learn quantitative analysis methods, challenges in corporate finance, accounting, economic analysis, portfolio analysis, international accounting and management accounting with further options available.

The Business School offers internationally focused programmes designed to give you both academic rigour and professional focus. The School is ranked in the UK top three for impact and it is a member of AACSB which is a global association of leaders in education and business supporting quality business education worldwide. It is ranked in the UK top 3 for world leading research (REF 2014) and the programme benefits from industry links in the city and internationally.

The University of Aberdeen and Kings College is the 5th oldest university in the UK. It was founded by Bishop William Elphinstone in 1495 in the ‘pursuit of truth’ to provide progressive, innovative research. Many of its subjects continue to progress societal, economic and new innovations to this day. Initially aligned to the universities of Paris and Bologna this progressive vision continues to attract international research staff and international academics. The stunning contemporary blue glass Sir Duncan Rice library offers you panoramic views over the city, beach and beyond and excellent study facilities.

Old Aberdeen is a heritage tourism attraction in its own right in the cosmopolitan city of Aberdeen. Aberdeen is one of the leading world energy hubs with over 900 related companies located in the city and over 20 FTSE companies many of whom are internationally recognised brands. The city is compact and architecturally very interesting due to its European trading past and silver granite opulence. It offers four shopping centres, restaurants for all tastes and budgets, museums, galleries, a beach, walks and plenty to do.

You are within easy distance of Royal Deeside, the Cairngorms National Park, trains to Inverness and the Highlands and major cities of Scotland. Ferries run direct from the city centre to Orkney and Shetland to visit world heritage sites and there is a large selection of flights from Aberdeen to major European hubs.

The careers service offer you mentoring, volunteering, internships, placements, enterprise and other competitions, events and resources to support employability which is currently 96% within six months of graduating.

Why study at Aberdeen?

  • You gain an international academic qualification and professional qualification whilst you study
  • You study with over 45 nationalities and you are also taught by internationally qualified business leaders, researchers and academics
  • Graduates have gone on to work at Citibank, Npower, BP, Talisman Energy, RBS, Ernst and Young, KPMG and many more multinational businesses

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About this University

The University of Aberdeen is the fifth oldest university in the UK, with a beautiful medieval campus dating back to 1495. The university attracts international academics and students at all levels of study, both on campus and via distance learning. It offers one of the largest medical campuses in Europe, as well as the stunning Sir Duncan Rice Library with its panoramic views across the cosmopolitan yet compact city and its golden beaches.


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