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International Accounting and Finance MSc

City, University of London

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Cass Business School

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Who is it for?

If you are an ambitious, curious and hard-working graduate, driven to excel and succeed in the area of finance or accounting, this is the right course for you.

The International Accounting and Finance MSc is a highly practical course so you’ll need to possess sound quantitative skills.

This is a master's course for graduates that are keen to acquire both the leading techniques in finance and analytical understanding of accounting in measuring economic activities in a business.

You will be able to tailor your course with elective modules to pursue selected fields in depth and address your individual career choice.

You can choose modules that will enable you to focus at greater depth on finance, or that will provide you with knowledge you will need to prepare for professional accounting qualifications.

Objectives:

This is a one-year, full-time, expertly structured programme that will provide you with the real-world finance and accounting expertise that leads to a wide range of rewarding international roles.

The emphasis of the International Accounting and Finance programme is to enable you to critically assess the implications of financial figures for a multitude of finance related topics.

During the course you will develop a deep understanding of the use of finance and accounting tools in the context of global capital markets.

The postgraduate programme is designed to equip you with skills for using both finance theory and analysis together with accounting numbers in investment decisions and corporate assessment.

For example, you will learn how to think in financial terms and develop the methods that will help you weigh financial risks when valuing underlying real assets, evaluating a strategy, and drawing conclusion about the business using financial figures, you will acquire analytical skills for making informed assessments on key financial decision, you will develop deep understanding of the fundamental issues behind international capital flows, their accounting treatment and bearings on business decisions.

This is a demanding and highly rewarding course and after leaving it you will be well-prepared for a broad range of financial careers.

MSc International Accounting and Finance graduates find careers in investment and corporate banks, accountancy and audit firms, ratings firms, private equity, financial data providers, venture capital, and finance departments in major corporations.

What will I learn:

On the International Accounting and Finance master’s course, you will:

  • Acquire a comprehensive grasp of the principles and applications of finance and accounting
  • Develop your range of technical and conceptual skills
  • Gain broad experience of quantitative techniques
  • Develop your understanding of a wide range of financial issues across all industry sectors
  • Network with your peers and senior accounting and finance industry professionals in the City of London
  • Gain a highly valuable international, multicultural perspective
  • Acquire a flexible qualification suitable for a wide range of roles in accounting and global finance.

As Cass is located close to the City of London, you will be perfectly placed to exploit the opportunities created by the degree. Our dedicated careers team will work with you to identify and achieve your career goals by providing you one-to-one support, as well as regular skills workshops and employer and alumni networking opportunities.

Our graduates embark on fulfilling careers in finance and accounting across the finance, professional services, and corporate world at companies including Ernst & Young, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, and KPMG.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 29,500per year

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

University information

City, University of London

  • University League Table

    57th

  • Campus address

    City, University of London, Northampton Square, City of London, EC1V 0HB, England

City is one of the most international UK universities. Students are from over 160 countries, creating a diverse, cosmopolitan university community.
City's supportive alumni network stretches across the globe. They help those thinking of moving to London and organise in-country events after graduation.
City's international student advice team give guidance on the application process, answers questions on visa and immigration issues and check visa documents.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    33rd out of 103

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    152 69%

    20th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68 68%

    64th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    41st

    9

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