Get six months’ work experience and gain the specialist knowledge you need for many mid to senior-level roles in accounting and finance – plus a range of broader, transferable skills that will be valued by employers in any sector.
All businesses need people with advanced knowledge of accounting and finance. Our Master’s programme will encourage you to reflect on the theories behind current accounting practice and give you a 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 with strong links to the accountancy profession, including authors, examiners and markers for t international bodies. Throughout your studies, you’ll also have close contact with expert practitioners, analysts and consultants who’ll give you valuable insights into current industry practice.
We’ll encourage you to pursue a professional qualification while undertaking a six-month work placement with companies such as City Credit Capital London and Parker Randall UK LLP.
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.
You might also be interested in our MSc Accounting.
Your MSc Accounting (with Placement) degree could help you to develop a lucrative career in a range of settings and roles, including internal and external audit roles, financial accounting, management accounting, or taxation. Gaining a professional qualification alongside work experience will further enhance your opportunities.
We’ll use a number of methods to assess your work both individually and as part of a group. They 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 constraints.
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 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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