Wolverhampton Business School

Finance and Accounting

MSc Full-time 12 months, Part-time 2 years

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.

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.

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  • Start Date(s) 20 September 2021, 17 January 2022, 19 September 2022
  • Award MSc
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (12 months), Part-time (2 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Wolverhampton Business School

Why choose this course?

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, the course is taught by highly research active staff who have embedded their research into the programme

 

 

 

What happens on the course?

Semester 1

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

7AC007 Financial Statements Analysis and Current Accounting Issues

 

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Upon completion of MSc Finance and Accounting you can take up jobs as finance professionals in banking, insurance, multinational corporations, NGOs, national and local governments, international financial institutions such as IMF, World Bank, IFC etc. For those who want to take up careers in academia, this MSc prepares you with the appropriate skills and provides students with the necessary building blocks to pursue further study at the MPhil or PhD level.

 

 

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

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

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £10650 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £5325 per year 2020-21
Home Full-time £10900 per year 2021-22
Home Part-time £5450 per year 2021-22
International Full-time £13350 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £13950 per year 2021-22

These fees relate to new entrants only for the academic year indicated for entry onto the course, any subsequent years study may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

A Undergraduate Honours Degree (2:2 or above) 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.

International Applicants

Your qualifications need to be deemed equivalent to the above entry requirements.

Postgraduate Loan (Home Fee Status):

You may be able to get a postgraduate student loan from Student Finance England of up to £11,570 to help pay for a Master’s degree. Applications are made through Student Finance England and more information on the regulations and eligibility criteria can be found at Masters Loans gov.uk.

* Any RPL will invalidate your eligibility as you must study a minimum of 180 credits


Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as Overseas (International) students for fee purposes. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

You can get 20% discount on a taught on-site postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.

The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.

The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.


Self-funded:

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 by clicking here.


Sponsored - Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

Your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Charitable Funding:

You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. 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.


You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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