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Finance and Accounting with CIMA MSc

University of the West of Scotland

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Paisley Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    05-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

Developed in conjunction with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Finance & Accounting MSc prepares you for a successful career in finance and accounting, working at home or overseas in various business environments.

The master's course offers a portfolio of modules reflecting the needs of those wishing to pursue a career in accounting and/or finance but who may not have accounting as their first degree. The course focuses on conceptual understanding and practical skills of accounting and finance supplemented by an understanding of the background within which accounting operates.

Assessment (Typical for taught modules)

  • Exam: 70%
  • Coursework: 30%

Assessment methods will include:

  • Written examinations
  • Oral presentations
  • Written reports
  • Essays
  • Case studies
  • Literature reviews
  • Research proposals
  • Dissertation research and write-up

Career Prospects

Jobs

Graduates can explore a rich diversity of career options in finance and accounting management posts in industry and commerce e.g., management accountant, business analyst, management consultant, finance manager or chief financial officer.

Further Study

Graduates may also choose to pursue a research career or further management qualifications such as an MBA or DBA. You will also gain PGCert and PGDip awards in this course.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,420per year

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

University information

University of the West of Scotland

  • University League Table

    124th

  • Campus address

    University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus, High Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 2BE, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    101st out of 104 31

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    140 63%

    32nd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    42.0 42%

    80th

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.18 64%

    104th

    45

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