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Finance and Accounting MSc

University of Westminster
Location: 
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35 Marylebone Rd, Marylebone, NW1 5, London
Tel.+44 (0) 20 7911 5000

Current Status: Terminato
Course Type: Master Level:
Available Financing:
Tuition: 13.000 £ Duration y/mm: 0/12
Places Available: Credits:
Application Deadline: 16/01/2017 Admissions:
Start Date: 16/01/2017 End Date: 20/12/2017

Description

This course has been designed to develop the knowledge, skills, research interests and career prospects of those who work, or wish to work, in finance, treasury management or accountancy. It’s especially useful if you’re a graduate with little or no accounting experience, as it offers the opportunity to study modules which will cover this shortfall.

If you are a graduate member of a UK accountancy body, or an overseas equivalent, you may claim up to four exemptions from this Masters by applying for Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning. This would enable you to complete the taught part of the course in one semester.
The course provides exemptions from 7 of the papers of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exams. The Westminster Business School is an ACCA Gold approved learning partner and one of the few UK institutions where you can qualify for so many ACCA exemptions on completion of a one-year course. Furthermore, graduates of the course have the chance to enter the the Gateway route of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). On successful completion of the Gateway examination, students will gain exemptions from 12 of the 17 CIMA examinations.

Objectives

As a postgraduate finance student you will have access to the Financial Markets Suite, which uses the Bloomberg computer system to monitor real-time financial market movements and trends. It’s a resource available to very few UK universities, and one which provides a modern and progressive teaching environment combining finance theory with practice. A highlight for many students are the social events organised throughout the course which provide an opportunity for networking with fellow students and alumni. Students on this course also benefit from free access to part of the material on the course reading list.

Contents

The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. For more details on course structure and modules, and how you will be taught and assessed, see the full course document on the Mater webside.

Core modules

  • Financial Accounting Policy and Practice
  • International Risk Management
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Modern Finance
  • Project
  • Research Methods in Finance and Accounting

Option modules

  • Corporate Governance and Business Ethics
  • Data Analysis
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Financial Information Systems
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Fixed Income Analysis and Trading
  • International Financial Reporting
  • Modern Portfolio Management

Requirements

Applicants should normally hold a first degree from a recognised institution (minimum Lower Second Class Honours or international equivalent) and demonstrate interest and motivation in the subject area. Alternative professional qualifications with at least three years' relevant professional experience will also be considered. Directly relevant degree disciplines include business studies, economics, geography, management, and operations research.

However students with qualifications in other disciplines such as engineering, environmental sciences, the humanities and languages are also encouraged to apply. If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum score of 6 in each element.

Career Prospects

The majority of our graduates go on to successful careers in accounting, with some having secured employment in a ‘Big 4’ accountancy firm. Other graduates have achieved employment in the fields of finance, banking or general management careers.

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