A career in accounting, financial services or related sectors requires a high level of understanding of the theory and practice of accounting and finance.
This course gives you a broad-based understanding of the core subject areas with an emphasis on empirical research methods and accounting and finance practice.
A wide range of modules allows you to specialise. During the course you have the opportunity to build on and apply your growing knowledge and expertise by completing a dissertation on a topic linked to the wide ranging research interests of faculty. This, coupled with the support you get from our staff, ensures a first-class learning experience.
Whether you want to further your professional career, or go on to study for a PhD, this course gives you the qualification you need to succeed.
The course meets the ESRC guidelines for Masters degrees and has ESRC recognition as a postgraduate training year in preparation for a PhD.
It also holds the award of partnership status from the CFA Institute, the global association for investment professionals.
Recent recruiters include:
Recent recruiters include: Bank of East Asia, Barclays, Brammer UK, Deloitte, Grant Thornton, KPMG, Lenovo, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Royal Bank of Scotland, Standard Chartered Bank
(All taught course units are 15 credits)
One elective unit from:
One elective unit from:
Summer research period
Research dissertation (60 credits)
The dissertation is an integral part of the course. It gives you the opportunity to apply what you have learned in the taught part of the course.
It normally consists of a piece of empirical work, involving qualitative research methods or traditional statistical methods.
Examples of recent accounting dissertation project topics include:
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Rolling admission - please apply as early as possible.
Please note: there is a non-refundable application fee of £60.
We’re delighted that you are considering applying for one of our postgraduate courses. Please view the most up-to-date admission information on the MBS website and follow the How to Apply guide to submit an online application. Our guide is designed to make the application process as straightforward as possible for you, and to ensure that your application is correct and submitted in plenty of time. All courses start on 21 September 2015.
English Language requirements
If English is not your first language, you are required to take an English language test to prove your level of proficiency.