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Accountancy and Finance (Accelerated) MA (Hons)

Heriot-Watt University

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  • Qualification

    Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)

  • Location

    Edinburgh Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    12-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Edinburgh Business School’s MA (Hons) Accountancy and Finance degree is accredited by all major professional bodies in the UK. It prepares students to enter accounting or finance professions and features the use of professional-standard Bloomberg Trading Terminals throughout. As your studies progress through Years 1, 2 and 3 of this accelerated MA (Hons) programme you will study an increasing number of specialist accountancy & finance courses.**An industry-focused degree**MA (Hons) Accountancy and Finance is an industry-focused degree with extensive professional accreditations that offers the strongest possible foundation from which to launch your career. By studying accredited courses on this degree, students can gain the maximum number of exemptions from professional accountancy exams upon graduation.The course content is designed and delivered by professionals with industry experience and respected academics with expert knowledge across the full range of disciplines related to accounting and finance.Students at the Edinburgh Business School can enhance employability in the area of finance through use of our state-of-the-art Bloomberg Trading Room - a professional-standard facility that provides access to live financial data from global markets and organisations. Use of Bloomberg Terminals is integrated into our courses to develop professionally relevant skills in data analysis, financial reporting, financial risk management and financial modelling.**Rankings and employability**Edinburgh is the UK’s second biggest financial centre, making it a useful place to study accountancy and finance.Heriot-Watt’s Edinburgh Business School was ranked as the second best place in Scotland to study undergraduate accounting and finance degrees in the Guardian University League Tables 2019. This degree enjoys a well-established reputation with leading organisations in the world of accountancy and financial services, and our graduates are often sought-after by recruiters.Most graduates go on to become chartered accountants in either professional practice, industry, or the public sector, but many go on to successful careers in banking and finance. A survey by Unistats 2019 found that 91% of recent graduates were in work or further study 6 months after graduating.**An employable skillset**This degree develops broad understanding of the contexts in which modern accounting operates. It examines legal and ethical contexts and provides insight into accountancy as a profession, and builds understanding around business entities and the capital markets in which they operate.Throughout this four-year degree, you will develop key accountancy expertise in a number of areas, including:- recording and summarising transactions- preparing and analysing financial statements- analysing business operations- conducting financial analysis- producing & reporting projections.On the financial side, you will gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the areas of:- asset pricing- portfolio construction- corporate finance- financial risk management- capital markets.**Accreditation**Heriot-Watt University is accredited as a Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partner, recognising us as a leader in experiential learning in the area of finance.This degree is accredited by a number of institutions for exemptions from professional examinations:- Accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)- Accredited by the Association of International Accountants (AIA)- Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)- Accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW)- Accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland (ICAS)

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,384per year

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A level : ABB

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University information

Heriot-Watt University

  • University League Table

    23rd

  • Campus address

    Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH14 4AS, Scotland

Highly regarded around the world with a strong focus on business, engineering, design and the physical and life sciences.
Culturally diverse, warm and welcoming, Heriot-Watt is one of Scotland's most international universities with a global footprint.
Global companies actively seek out Heriot-Watt graduates due to the nature of the university's research-informed education.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    13th out of 105 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    174 79%

    9th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%

    2nd

    25
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%

    95th

    50

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