MSc - Master of Science
Cass Business School
Who is it for?
You may already be working in charity finance, as a manager or consultant, or aiming to move into this demanding role in the sector. Either way, this academically rigorous course will match your needs. It will also equip you for a role as an advisor, auditor or independent examiner to a charity.
You will gain a well-rounded understanding of the role and the knowledge and skills to develop and apply your financial expertise in the sector.
Under scrutiny from regulators, trustees and supporters, charities must exercise the highest level of financial governance. This course equips you for that unique challenge. Combining the academic rigour of an internationally respected business school with a highly practical and applied approach, it is tailored precisely to the issues facing senior managers in the third sector.
You will be taught by an academic team who understand first-hand the tools and techniques for effective financial management of charity income and assets. Guest lecturers will present their thoughts on the real-world challenges placed on charity finance managers. Your course includes a fieldwork exercise. This will give you a deep insight into the practical realities of charity financial management in another organisation.
The programme is accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW)
The MSc course is taught on a part-time basis over a period of two years (20 months for those eligible to enrol on the April Intake). Students initially enrol on the Postgraduate Diploma with the specialist area of their choice, and confirm their intention to complete the MSc at the end of the first year.
Develop your understanding of the strategic issues and organisational challenges facing charity organisations and their managers within the finance function.
Build relevant management and leadership skills, and analytical capabilities
Acquire insights into the different strategies and approaches commonly adopted by charities
Deepen your appreciation of the issues of managing change in the finance function
Gain access to a strong network and connections within the charity sector
Build your confidence as you pursue your career in the sector.
Students are selected on their professional experience, and generally continue working in their full –time role whilst undertaking this course.
Past students have come from a variety of organisations, including business and the public sector.
Students can exit with PGDip awards.
- United States
- Antigua & Barbuda
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Cabo Verde
- Central African Republic
- Congo (Democratic Republic)
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- East Timor
- El Salvador
- Equatorial Guinea
- Hong Kong
- Ivory Coast
- Korea DPR (North Korea)
- Marshall Islands
- New Zealand
- Northern Ireland
- Palestinian Authority
- Papua New Guinea
- Puerto Rico
- Republic of Ireland
- San Marino
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Saudi Arabia
- Sierra Leone
- Solomon Islands
- South Africa
- South Korea
- South Sudan
- Sri Lanka
- St Vincent
- St. Kitts & Nevis
- St. Lucia
- Trinidad & Tobago
- United Kingdom
- Vatican City
- Western Samoa
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