Accounting and Finance is a core function of any business, and this programme is designed to enable you to become a critical member of an organisation's strategic management team. The core elements of the course enable you to understand and apply traditional and current theoretical principles, models and frameworks to strategic accounting (internal and external reporting) and strategic financial management. The option modules give you the opportunity to specialise in an accounting and finance area that particularly interests you, while the applied project allows you to demonstrate how you could use acquired learning in an organisation, or choose an area you would like to research further.
Key benefits and features:
- contemporary issues in accounting and finance
- consultancy project
- input from external international academics and practitioners
- being part of a postgraduate community.
The new framework will facilitate greater engagement with external businesses and organisations, leading to an enhanced student learning experience.
As a student on MSc Strategic Accounting and Finance you will be entitled to a free iPad to enhance your learning experience. Students will be provided with the iPad upon commencing the course to access the latest learning materials. Additionally, students will also be supplied with a £100 Blackwell's book voucher.
Students on this course are also eligible to apply for a scholarship from Nottingham Business School. For full details on eligibility and how much is available visit the postgraduate fees and funding section of our website.
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Course length: One year full-time
Study location: City site
Fees and funding:
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Candidates applying from visa national countries are required to submit an advance payment, which will then be deducted from the full fee.
About the course
The core elements of this programme enable you to understand and apply traditional and current theoretical principles, models and frameworks to strategic accounting. The option modules give you the opportunity to specialise in an accounting and finance area that particularly interests you, and the applied project allows you to demonstrate how you could use acquired learning in an organisation, or choose an area you would like to research further
- Corporate Finance and Valuations
- Strategic Management Accounting
- Financial Statement Analysis
- International Financial Management
- Contemporary Issues in Accounting and Finance
- Research Methods
- Applied / Consultancy Project.
- Investment and Portfolio Management
- Fraud Risk Management
- International Financial Management
- Derivatives Markets.
How do you study?
You will be taught three modules per term. These modules will be delivered over a period of nine weeks. There will be a further 2 weeks for reflection and independent study, concluding with assignment preparation and completion. This will enable you to gain information over a number of weeks and build up knowledge, to then focus on completing the assignment for those modules.
A range of teaching and learning methods are used depending on the module being studied. These methods include large group teaching, small group tutorials, research supervision; interactive teaching; industry specific workshops (involving guest speakers, project work, etc.); e-supported learning; guided and directed individual and group study; and a variety of multimedia approaches.
In-sessional English language support
For those students whose first language is not English, the Business School provides in-sessional support for academic writing specific to the requirements of the course.
For further information about Nottingham Business School, our resources and facilities please visit the School website.
Students can go on to work in any field of accounting and finance with a strategic view of accounting and its relevance to the organisation. Past students have taken up positions with one of the top four accounting practices, in consultancy, tax and as trainee auditors. Other areas for careers are strategic management accounting, financial analysis, or related fields in the financial sector. This may include corporate finance, investment and portfolio management, international finance, central banking or consultancy.
Although this course does not currently offer a placement, the applied Consultancy Project provides the opportunity to put into practice the knowledge gained from the previous modules within a real life UK business setting. The Consultancy Project enables you to experience and develop your consultancy skills and gain a detailed understanding of the management and operation of a modern business.
The consultancy project
Designed to integrate and operationalise theory, the consultancy project provides you with the opportunity to put theory into practice in a real life UK business setting. The module aims to develop the capacity to work as part of a management team through active participation in a live consultancy project, and to enhance the ability to communicate clearly; argue rationally; and apply strategic concepts to produce real business solutions - given time constraints and conditions of uncertainty.
All our courses are vocationally-oriented, providing the skills and experience that are relevant to and valued by employers.
The consultancy project, carried out in collaboration with local organisations, continues to be a key factor in the success of our course and one on which we are keen to build upon the theory and practice that has been part of the course experience. The masters, in which the consultancy experience forms the basis of a 40-credit project, has preserved and extended this opportunity to provide you with work-based experience that is of genuine value to your future career.
- You will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (2.2 or above) in Accounting and Finance or a Higher Education Level Two understanding of accounting and finance in Business or experience.
- Alternatively, applicants with experience of working in a relevant accounting or finance occupation that demonstrates the equivalent knowledge and skills through employment and training will be considered but will be required to demonstrate their motivation and ability to study at the required academic level in their Personal Statement.
How to apply
Applications should be made using the 'Apply' button at the top of the page.
As places are limited you are encouraged to submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment. The course starts in September 2013 so in order to receive enrolment materials in good time we advise that applications are submitted before the end of July 2013. Please allow additional processing time for international applications from countries that require a visa.