Get a broad understanding of both accounting and finance and gain internationally sought-after skills on our challenging course. It’s perfect if you’ve already got an accounting or finance qualification and want to develop more advanced knowledge. You can now gain invaluable work experience as part of your course with a 10 week work placement (available from September 2018).
Financial and accounting expertise is vital in a period of increasing uncertainty in global markets. Our Masters programme allows you to develop your skills and knowledge in finance-related tasks and activities, specifically the analytical, communication, critique and evaluation skills you’ll need to work in international finance.
Here at Lord Ashcroft International Business School, you'll be taught by a team of academics with close links to the accountancy profession, including authors, examiners and markers for international professional bodies. You'll also enjoy close contact with expert practitioners, analysts and consultants who’ll give you insights into current strategic approaches in accounting and financial analysis. As part of your masters degree you can now undertake a 10 week work placement as an alternative to the postgraduate major project giving you invaluable experience to help you achieve your career goals.
By the end of the course you'll be confident in making financial decisions, scrutinising accounting statements or proposals, and ready to take on a challenging role in any accounting or finance-based organisation.
Your MSc in Accounting and Finance can lead to a lucrative career in a wide range of settings and roles, in the UK and internationally.
Assessment is mainly through informal question and answer sessions. You can expect individual and group presentations, management reports, exams, presentation or written analysis of case studies, and assignments.
Our assessment strategy is linked closely to your future employability. You'll develop skills that can be transferred to the professional environment, such as team work, communication and presentation skills, and the ability to work under pressure.
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 finance guide for postgraduate students to learn more about postgraduate loans and other funding options.
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you're at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
From September 2018, EU students starting a postgraduate degree with us can access a £600 bursary.
Meanwhile, our £400 Books Plus scheme helps with the costs of study. There's no need to apply for this: if you're eligible you can simply collect a Books Plus card when you start your course.
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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