Our MSc in Accounting will give you the skills and knowledge you need for many mid to senior-level roles in finance and accounting – and a range of broader, transferable skills that are valued by employers in many sectors.
All businesses need people with advanced knowledge of accounting and finance. Our Masters programme will encourage you to reflect on the theories behind current accounting practice, and give you a broad range of skills in management accounting, international accounting and financial management, as well as related areas such as strategy, risk and governance.
You’ll be taught by tutors who are experienced practitioners with strong links to the accountancy profession, including authors, examiners and markers for international professional bodies. Throughout your studies, you’ll have close contact with expert practitioners, analysts and consultants who’ll give you invaluable insights into current industry practice. We’ll also encourage you to pursue a professional qualification.
Lord Ashcroft International Business School is one of the largest business schools in the east of England. Our students benefit from state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities, study areas, campus libraries with online databases containing professional journals, plus our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) through which you can access study resources and help.
We think you’ll benefit from gaining a professional qualification alongside relevant, work-related experience. Your MSc in Accounting will help you to develop a lucrative career in a wide range of settings and roles, such as internal and independent audit roles, financial accounting, management accounting, or taxation.
We’ll asses your work both individually and as part of a group. Assessment methods include:
Assessment is designed to maximise your employability by encouraging you to develop skills in areas such as teamwork, communication, presentation and working under time pressure.
Alongside your core modules you will pick a number of optional modules. Please note that modules are subject to change and availability.
The Lord Ashcroft International Business School is one of the largest business schools in the East of England, with nearly 100 full-time teaching staff and approximately 6,000 students from more than 100 countries.
Our striking and award-winning business school building in Chelmsford, as well as new buildings in Cambridge, offer the most advanced learning technologies. We’re well-recognised for our centres of excellence by students, employers and professional bodies alike.
What makes us stand out is that our courses don't just give you sound academic knowledge – they’re at the cutting edge of current business practice and highly relevant to employers. This is owing to the close links we have with the business community and the partnerships we've developed with a wide variety of businesses and public service organisations.
We're interested in people who are confident, ambitious and ready to take the challenge of making a difference in the world of business. If that's you, we'd love to hear from you.
You won't need to pay fees until you've accepted an offer to attend, but you must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments.How to pay your fees directly
You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter/financial guarantee. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use our funding guide for postgraduate students to learn more about the following:
We've a number of scholarships, as well as some fee discounts for early payment.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.
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