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MSc Professional Accounting and Finance

Aston University, Birmingham

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Aston University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    10-JAN-22

  • Duration

    6 months

Course summary

This course aims to meet the needs of exam qualified home accounting professionals, with relevant employment experience, who wish to obtain a masters degree and gain the skills to complete a substantial, rigorous piece of research on a work related or broader issue in order that they may exploit their accounting qualification and progress in their chosen careers.

Course outline and modules

This course aims to meet the needs of exam qualified home professionals, with relevant employment experience, who wish to acquire a masters degree and specialist research skills in order to leverage their accounting knowledge and experience so that they may progress in their chosen careers.

How will my skills develop?

You will receive a wide-ranging introduction to the theories and practicalities underlying research methods in the Social Sciences with a particular emphasis on Accounting and Finance themes.

The implications of the choices that inform your style of research will be considered including research philosophy, methodology and the choice of qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods. Research quality, publishing and disseminating research will be discussed.

At this first stage you will develop skills in assessing published research and putting together your own, viable research plan. You then apply the research methods understanding and skills to your professional accounting and business finance background to create your own research.

You will choose a relevant issue or problem, design your research approach and execute it under the supervision of your personal supervisor. The aim is to produce a well-balanced, critical narrative based on a rigorous analysis of evidence, which comes to an informative, logical conclusion with recommendations where appropriate.

You will learn how to communicate your research findings/results effectively and demonstrate essential skills in project management, self-organisation and time management.

How will this course help my career?

You’ll be taught by our exceptional research and teaching staff. They have a range of experience and expertise, and include qualified accountants who have worked for prestigious global companies and the ‘Big 4’ as well as leading academics who are at the forefront of research in the field of accounting and finance. This means you will benefit from complementary perspectives and insights that will help you carry out well-informed rigorous research.

We use an innovative and engaging range of teaching methods. Lectures, tutorials, group work and case studies will introduce you to the latest research thinking in this field and give you the opportunity to critically consider its application in real-life business situations. These opportunities will enable you to learn about current practices and challenges in accounting and business finance research.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 8,000overall cost

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

University information

Aston University, Birmingham

  • University League Table

    43rd

  • Campus address

    Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, Birmingham, B4 7ET, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    38th out of 103 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    131 59%

    36th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    47th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    81st

    62

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