MScAccounting and Finance
The programme offers the opportunity to pursue appropriately advanced studies in both accounting and finance, equipping the students for careers in financial institutions, management consulting, industry or government bodies. The modules included in the programme aim to develop capacities of critical assessment of literature and methods, and the ability to communicate, orally and in writing, on topics in accounting and finance. They provide a stimulating suite of learning activities that introduce students to contemporary theories and practice.
The development of transferable skills will shape the teaching and learning on the programme. The successful completion of coursework, for instance, will require students to gather information from a range of sources, as well as select and assimilate the relevant knowledge and complete tasks within deadlines. The students will also acquire the ability to write projects and an MSc dissertation, which aims at developing the skills of reading and summarising academic articles.
The students will be able to analyse financial statements, apply investment strategies, and understand the role of accounting in both profit and not-for-profit organisations. The contents provided during the programme will also be useful to those who wish to pursue PhD studies in accounting and finance.
- Entry requirements
- 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant subject (Accounting or Finance based) or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.
- English language requirements
- An IELTS* score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each test component. *Taken within the last 2 years.
- Tuition fees
- £20,900 / ¥190,170
- Financial Management (15)
- Principles of Corporate Finance (15)
- International Financial Accounting and Reporting (15)
- Case Studies in Accounting and Financial
- Management (15)
- Accounting and Performance Management in Public-Sector and Not-For-Profit Organisations (15)
- Management Accounting and Control (15)
- Research Methods and Techniques (15)
Route 1 (60 CAT points)
- Traditional Dissertation (100%)
Route 2 (60 CAT points)
- Academic Research Project
A variety of methods, including individual and group work, presentations, case studies, class tests and dissertation will be used. Both summative and formative assessment methods are adopted throughout all modules, which span from practical computer based work, to class tests, group and individual presentations and academic essays. Timely feedback is provided on the students’ performance.
The Corporate Finance module is taught in the Trading Room. Students have access to Bloomberg software, a market leader in financial news, data and analytics, which is used by many financial institutions.
Students will use and have access to software such as Stata, Excel, Matlab, and databases such as Thomson One Banker, DataStream and Bloomberg.
Accreditation and Exemptions
The programme is accredited by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), the global body for professional accountants. Students will be exempt from exams F1 (Accountant in Business), F2 (Management Accounting), F3 (Financial Accounting), F4 (Corporate and Business Law), F5 (Performance Management), F7 (Financial Reporting) F8 (Audit and Assurance), and F9 (Financial Management).
The CIMA accelerated route will allow students to take the CIMA master’s gateway assessment on completion of the MSc Programme. Exemptions are recognised for:
CIMA Certificate Level
BA1 Fundamentals of Business Economics
BA2 Fundamentals of Management Accounting
BA3 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
BA4 Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law
CIMA Operational Level
P1 Management Accounting
CIMA Management Level
P2 Advanced Management Accounting
F2 Advanced Financial Reporting
Students who do not wish to take the gateway route are eligible for exemptions from the certificate level and will enter directly into the operational level objective tests of the CIMA professional qualification.
Students have the opportunity to hear from industry professionals who regularly deliver guest lectures and have the opportunity to network afterwards.
Student Managed Fund (SMF)
Students are invited to join the Student Managed Fund where they will have a unique opportunity to manage a real money investment portfolio of £30,000. Queen’s Management School is one of only a handful of universities in the UK and Ireland to offer this experience which is a game changer when it comes to graduate employability.
Queen’s Management School is committed to the continuous improvement and enhancement of all of its degree programmes. New modules may be developed and included to replace or enhance those which are mentioned here.