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Accounting and Financial Management MSc

OVERVIEW

The Accounting and Financial Management MSc is designed to provide training on functional accounting and finance topics for those considering careers in the Accounting or the Financial Services Sectors.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

accounting_financial_management_msc2The programme covers both advanced accounting and financial management modules giving students a certain level of flexibility to explore more before specialising in a particular area.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

The modules covered in the MSc Accounting and Financial Management degree have been carefully developed so that the following three main streams are covered:

  • Internal accounting and the financial management environment;
  • External financial market environment;
  • Inter-linkages between internal and external accounting and financial management environments.

You will study the following modules in the Accounting and Financial Management MSc.

Semester 1

  • Institutional investments;
  • Financial statement analysis and valuation;
  • Corporate finance;
  • Quantitative methods.

Semester 2

  • Auditing and assurance;
  • Advanced management accounting;
  • Corporate financial strategy;
  • Financial risk management;
  • Research methods.

Semester 3

  • Dissertation or Company Internship and Report.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold a good honours degree 2.2 or above in a relevant academic discipline. Applications from candidates with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. International applicants should also hold a minimum of 6.5 score in the IELTS test for English language.

HOW TO APPLY

To find out more about how to apply, click on the Apply For This Course button above. Many of our courses offer a part-time study option. Note that the part-time mode of study is not applicable to international students, unless you hold a relevant visa – please check with the international office.

Please note: we have a range of taught postgraduate awards to suit your needs, from Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma to a full Master's Degree (MA, MBA, MSc, LLM). In most cases you can decide to exit at Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma level, without carrying onto the full Master's qualification.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

The MSc is an important stepping-stone for those who want to become, for example, Accounting and Financial Managers, Professional Accountants, Financial Analysts and Financial Consultants.

WORK PLACEMENTS

As part of the Accounting and Financial Management MSc degree students have the option of enrolling on the internship programme. This module normally lasts between 8–12 weeks and provides students with an opportunity to undertake a workplace project on behalf of an organisation.

Coventry University Business School works closely with companies across the UK and Europe to offer a wide variety of internships.

Eligibility

Students must successfully meet the following assessment criteria:

  • Academic: successful completion of all Semester 1 modules including research methods at the first attempt;
  • CV short-listing: submit a CV which will be used for competitive short-listing by the internship panel;
  • Presentation: prepare and successfully deliver a formal presentation;
  • Interview: interview with the university internship panel.

Assessment

After completing the Internship, you are required to write an extensive report based on the managerial and educational experience derived from the internship itself and present your findings to both the employers and academic staff.

More information on the internship programme offered by Coventry University Business School.

GLOBAL LEADERS PROGRAMME

Centre for Global Engagement logoTo prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.

The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.

Click here for further details on the Global Leaders Programme.

 

Further information

If you click on the Order a Prospectus button above, we will send you a printed Postgraduate Prospectus; alternatively you can download a pdf prospectus.

To find out more information about Postgraduate Study at Coventry University, including finance and funding and the benefits of further study, see our Postgraduate Study pages.

APPLY FOR THIS COURSE ORDER A PROSPECTUS
Course code:
BEST049
Duration:
  • 1 year full-time

Qualification:
  • Postgraduate Degree (MBA / MSc / MA / MPA)

Course type:
  • Full time

Fees:
£13,678

Contact Details:

International Office

+44 (0) 24 7765 2152