Deepen your understanding about the capital markets and the financing decisions that businesses and organisations need to make, and explore how accounting and reporting decisions affect markets and companies with the MSc in Accounting and Finance. This programme will boost your professional career, delivering a comprehensive and rigorous treatment of key areas of accounting and corporate finance.
When applying to this programme you select one of three specialisations: Accounting and Management Control; Accounting, Assurance and Financial Communication; or Corporate Financial Management.
An accounting and finance background is an excellent springboard for a career in the top echelons of industry, and the target audience of the programme consists of students who are aiming for a career as, for example, financial analysts or investment bankers, in internal audit, assurance, or management consultancy, or as chief financial officers, controllers, treasurers, or in other financial-management functions.
The MSc in Accounting and Finance will provide you with an insight to the finance industry with strong links to the theories and practices of accounting or corporate finance depending on your chosen specialisation. If you choose to specialise in accounting, you will gain a deep understanding of how international companies control and evaluate performance, design incentives and allocate resources to facilitate innovation and value-creation, reach business goals and report financial information to shareholders and stakeholders. If you instead specialise in corporate finance, you will learn the theories, concepts and skills necessary to analyse corporate performance and corporate restructurings, firm value and credit worthiness, and how to finance and manage the risk of ventures, be they start-ups or incumbent firms.
My previous studies focused mostly on theoretical concepts, whereas the MSc in Accounting and Finance looks at real life case studies. Working in multi-cultural teams has influenced my teamwork abilities and broadened my horizon in terms of different problem solution approaches. This programme provides a broad knowledge within the field of management and has improved both my analytical and critical skills.
Throughout the programme you have the opportunity to apply your learning to practical examples and simulations with case studies, projects, team work and live presentations. Lectures are given by academics with extensive teaching, research and consultancy experience, and you will work with graduates from a range of countries and backgrounds for a challenging and rewarding learning experience.
Given the high level of academic performance expected from participants, a significant amount of independent study and preparation is required for successful completion of the programme.