Birmingham City University

Accounting and Finance - MSc

Birmingham City University
In Billingham

£7,900
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Typology Postgraduate
Location Billingham
Duration 1 Year
  • Postgraduate
  • Billingham
  • Duration:
    1 Year
Description

Taught by professionally qualified academics with a wealth of industrial and professional experience, this CIMA accredited* Master's course focuses on the practical application of accountancy in the real world and theoretical aspects of related research with a clear objective of preparing you for a career in accountancy, finance or management. You can maximise your CIMA exemptions by choosing particular modules, and get prepared for the remaining final (external) CIMA exam at the end of the course.

You can study ACCA with us (full or part-time) and then take the final, 60 credit dissertation module to gain the MSc award. Our status as a Platinum Approved Learning Partner reflects the quality of our course provision and teaching.

If you are already a CCAB or CIMA qualified accountant you have the option of seeking accreditation for prior learning experience (APLE) and simply topping up with the final, 60 credit dissertation module to gain the MSc award.

Based at the University’s new campus in the UK’s second city, you’ll live and study in an exciting, vibrant environment and engage with local, national and international businesses.

* Subject to approval

What's covered in the course?

The programme is highly flexible, allowing you to customise your degree to align more closely with a particular professional body or specialise in particular areas of accounting or finance. The flexible course explores a range of business disciplines, offers real world examples and case studies and is recognised by the major global professional bodies enabling fast track progression to internationally recognised professional accounting qualifications upon completion.

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Where and when

Location

Starts

Billingham (Cleveland)
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Starts

On request

To take into account

· What are the objectives of this course?

Our accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) helps boost your postgraduate qualification even more, giving you professional qualifications employers would be hard pressed to ignore.* Our accreditation allows us to offer an extensive list of CIMA exemptions, including all CIMA papers up to (but not including) the Final Strategic Case Study, which we also offer tuition for upon completion of your MSc (in November / December). We also boast close links with CIMA, who offer our students reduced registration and exam fees, as well as full access to their support content, which includes webinars and online support. The course offers a high level of flexibility in terms of your module choices. Maximise your CIMA exemptions by choosing particular modules, and take only one external CIMA exam at the end of the course. Preparation for this (final case study) exam is included in the course.* If you are seeking to become a qualified accountant, you can take our ACCA course first (available full or part-time) and then only take the final 60 credit dissertation module to gain the full MSc Accounting and Finance degree. Our status as a Platinum Approved Learning Partner reflects the quality of our course provision and teaching. If you are already a qualified ACCA or CCAB accountant, you need only take the final 60 credit dissertation module to gain the full MSc degree. The University is an active research centre, and the latest Research Excellence Framework 2014 report found that we’ve doubled the amount of staff producing internationally recognised research. The course offers a recognised and respected programme of study around one of the business world’s key functions.

· Who is it intended for?

OpportUNIty: Student Jobs on Campus ensures that our students are given a first opportunity to fill many part-time temporary positions within the University. This allows you to work while you study with us, fitting the job around your course commitments. By taking part in the scheme, you will gain valuable experiences and employability skills, enhancing your prospects in the job market.

· Requirements

A first or second class degree in Accountancy, Accounting and Finance or business related area with significant accounting related content from a UK institution or international equivalent. OR ACCA Papers F1-9 / CIMA Operational and Management Levels (or equivalent).

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Reviews on this course

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Student Reviewer
4.5 27/05/2019
About the course: Good place, nice people and I had an amazing experience, great thanks.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Joey Moxley
4.0 25/05/2019
About the course: BCU is a great uni and Birmingham is a wonderful city, there is so much to do and facilities were amazing and so were the staff.
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What you'll learn on the course

Portfolio Management
Credit
International
Global
Finance
Accountancy
Accounting and Finance
Management Accounting
Financial strategy
Relationship Management
Global Finance
Corporate Reporting
Strategic Risk Management
International Tax Planning
Security Analysis
Public Sector Financial Management

Course programme

Semester One - PG Certificate

In the first semester, students will study a choice of three optional modules, listed below.

Project and Relationship Management

20 credits

Advanced Management Accounting

20 credits

Corporate Reporting

20 credits

International Tax Planning

20 credits

Audit Theory and Practice

20 credits

Security Analysis and Portfolio Management

20 credits

Semester Two - PG Diploma

In the second semester, students will study a choice of three optional modules, listed below.

Strategic Management

20 credits

Strategic Risk Management

20 credits

Financial Strategy

20 credits

Public Sector Financial Management

20 credits

Global Finance

20 credits

Semester Three - Masters

In the third semester, you will have a choice of one of the following two final modules.

Research Skills & Dissertation/Project

60 credits

Integrated Strategic Case Study

60 credits


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