Wolverhampton Business School

Finance and Accounting - Extended

MSc Full-time 12 months

This course enables entry onto the MSc Finance and Accounting if you did not gain a first or second class honours at degree level (or equivalent).

This course enables entry onto the MSc Finance and Accounting if you did not gain a first or second class honours at degree level (or equivalent).

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  • Start Date(s) 7 September 2020, 6 January 2020
  • Award MSc
  • Study Mode Full-time
  • Course Length Full-time (12 months)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton
  • School Wolverhampton Business School

Why choose this course?

This course enables entry onto the MSc Finance and Accounting if you did not gain a first or second class honours at degree level (or equivalent). It will add to your existing skills and knowledge providing you with enhanced understanding and abilities which will prepare you for Masters courses.

The MSc Finance and Accounting is aimed at providing you with an in-depth grounding for your professional and/or academic career in finance, business and accounting. Previous students studying this course have taken up appointments in large financial institutions, national government departments and international banks.

This course develops your strategic understanding and critical thinking of the main finance principles and theories that support and inform corporate financial decisions and upon which modern business decision making is based. In addition, it provides you with an opportunity to develop practical skills and theoretical understanding of finance for international business. You will explore the importance of accounting information in the management of corporations and a variety of approaches small firms follow to secure finance to survive and succeed in the hyper-competitive market. You will have the opportunity to evaluate the impact of organisational theories and corporate governance on corporations in an international context. In this modern globalised business environment you will explore the key factors that affect international business management.

Your research skills will be developed and you can apply this knowledge through an independent piece of research in an accounting or finance related topic.

What happens on the course?

September start

Semester 1

7BE011 Masters Learning

7FC003 Entrepreneurial Finance

7FC010 Corporate Governance, Risk and Ethics

7FC002 International Finance

7MG001 Independent Business Analysis Project (12 months in length)

Semester 2

7AC005 Management Accounting and Decision Making

7FC001 Financial Management

Course Modules

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

  • Critically evaluate and apply a variety of corporate & international finance and accounting theories in an organisational setting.
  • Critically evaluate and appreciate the relevance of accounting information for business performance management.
  • Explore a variety of funding sources for a range of organisations and how crafted public policies address the needs of small firms and entrepreneurs.
  • Critically assess how the international economic environment affects businesses.
  • Develop a range of inter-personal skills that are appropriate for the international workplace. Synthesise relevant critical thinking through academic research completing an independent research project/dissertation at masters level.
  • Analyse the different approaches and techniques that facilitate detailed study at the postgraduate level in business and management issues

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Part-time £5778 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £14745 per year 2019-20

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2019/20. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

  • Any undergraduate degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent, or a professional qualification and/or experience considered to be equivalent to the above;
  • A reference from a tutor who has supervised the applicant’s undergraduate studies and/or employer;
  • Students may apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) subject to the guidelines set out in the RPL Handbook. RPL includes recognition of prior certificated learning and /or accreditation of prior experiential learning.
  • Please check our minimum language entry requirements/before submitting your application.
  • We offer a range programmes in English as a Foreign Language if you don't meet these requirements

Applications are also welcome from individuals who do not possess the above qualifications but who have significant management experience and are able to demonstrate previous non-certificated learning equivalent to the above.  In such cases, admission to the programme will be based on an evaluation of the applicant’s ability to continue to benefit from and achieve the award.

Postgraduate Loans: Are available for taught and research Masters courses for students resident in England. For more information on eligibility and how to apply online visit: www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

Professional and Career Development Loan: The University is a Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) registered Learning Provider, registration number [4413]. A PCDL is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.

Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.ukwww.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.

University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-loyalty-discount/): If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at www.wlv.ac.uk/howtopay

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