You want lucrative, wide-ranging opportunities that challenge you. You can keep up with the changes and bustling nature of the finance world. You’re driven and want to understand the complexity of global financial markets around the world. Our course has the right balance of everything you need to succeed in accounting and finance; niche international content reaching beyond ACCA, knowledgeable and industry-experienced lecturers, influential guest speakers, The Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab, and strong local and London-based professional connections.
You want to enhance your career; you see the opportunities within your industry and want to be able to seize them. Our course will challenge you, and help you get more out of yourself and the industry, so that you can take your career to the next level.
ARU’s MSc Accounting and Finance course attracts student from all over the world, which infuses the classes with global perspective. That makes learning about Global Financial Markets, International Accounting, and International Tax Theory and Policy more real and accessible. Your course mates can offer valuable insights into their local markets and practices, which enriches the discussion and your learning path, giving you exposure to different cultures and professional customs right there, in the classroom.
Our tutors are dedicated to the subject and want to see you progress. There’s an open door policy, which encourages building strong working relationships with students. You’ll benefit from their industry contacts, which means you’ll start building your own local network while you’re at ARU. You will get real insight during special lectures and seminars led by prominent industry guests. Our dynamic, active learning-based seminars involve the combination of individual research and team work. This approach will help you develop critical thinking and collaboration skills, and give you a chance to reflect on your performance at the end of the session.
As part of this course, you’ll have an option of doing a ten-week work placement and project instead of a dissertation. This flexibility means you can choose what is best for you and your career ambitions. On placement you’ll enter a company who share your goals and allows you to apply your skills hands-on in a working environment. If you prefer to create impact on current knowledge by contributing to existing research then the dissertation option is for you. You have the power to decide because we understand everyone’s ambitions are different, and we want you to pick what’s right for you.
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.
Through our Business School Intern programme, around 35 students each year get a business mentor, work experience, exclusive training and development, and a reference from our Dean.
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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