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Accounting and Financial Management MSc

Birmingham City University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    City Centre Campuses

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MSc Accounting and Financial Management course will build upon your existing graduate level knowledge and transferable skills base to enable progression to senior finance and accounting related roles within industry or commerce. The course is designed to equip you with technical knowledge and skills as well as a higher range of employability skills, attributes and attitudes. The course will encourage your intellectual and moral development and your personal commitment to the social purpose of becoming a business professional. As you progress you will become more effective and creative as a problem solver and be able to critically advise individuals and companies in the UK and internationally on a range of business related matters utilising the strong financial expertise you will develop on the course.

The accounting and financial management specialism of the course enables progression into a career requiring accounting and/or financial management and offers a conversion route for non-accounting graduates. As a highly flexible course, the MSc Accounting and Financial Management allows you to customise your pathway, selecting from a variety of modules in a range of disciplines to enable you to specialise in areas of most interest and relevance for your chosen career path. You will be fully supported in making informed decisions about the modules you take. You will develop your teamwork, IT, analytical and presentation skills whilst boosting your commercial acumen and awareness as you progress through this course which has employability at its heart and aims to equip you with the skills required of a demanding postgraduate role.

This course is a conversion course aimed at graduates with non-accounting related degrees. It will allow you to gain skills in accounting and finance related disciplines to complement your existing qualifications. Your course will prepare and equip you for a career in accountancy, finance, management or business by relating your studies to the latest research led developments in business. Your studies will make use of the latest business software applications that will provide you with opportunities to gain experience and develop workplace skills; You will be fully immersed in a range of case studies as you progress through the programme and you will consider both internal and external stakeholders in the decisions you make and the advice you provide; Your programme will provide you with an opportunity to apply your developing knowledge and skills in workplace scenarios. You will work on real world case studies acting in postgraduate level roles gaining experience of the workplace environment. Additionally you will have the option of working on live business scenarios for actual clients.

As a conversion course, the MSc Accounting and Financial Management is designed to further add to your existing set of skills. This gives you the opportunity to stand out from the crowd with skills that may be uncommon in your chosen profession. The skills you learn aren't just theoretical either - you'll graduate with hands-on skills that you can put to use straight away in your career. In particular, the course offers opportunities to work with charity organisations, a booming sector with a wide range of career paths.

Opportunity: Student Jobs on Campus ensures that our students are given a first opportunity to fill many part-time temporary positions within the University. This allows you to work while you study with us, fitting the job around your course commitments. By taking part in the scheme, you will gain valuable experiences and employability skills, enhancing your prospects in the job market. It will also allow you to become more involved in University life by delivering, leading and supporting many aspects of the learning experience, from administration to research and mentoring roles.

Tuition fees

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£ 12,800per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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Birmingham City University

  • University League Table

    84th

  • Campus address

    Birmingham City University, University House, 15 Bartholomew Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B5 5JU, England

One of only four UK universities offering a Master's in International Human Resource Management which is also fully CIPD-accredited.
ACCA programmes are taught in a Platinum status centre, showing that the university meets ACCA performance targets for course tuition and support.
Many master's courses now offer international students six-month professional placements towards the end of their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    74th out of 103

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    112 51%

    61st

    12
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    63 63%

    74th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%

    57th

    27

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