Wolverhampton Business School

Finance and Accounting

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

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 January 2020, 21 September 2020
  • Award MSc
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (2 years), Full-time (12 months)
  • 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?

Learning and teaching methods:

As a student on the MSc Finance and Accounting course, you will have the opportunity to experience a variety of learning and teaching methods to help you achieve the most in your studies. Modules are taught in lecture, seminar, workshop, and tutorial format, where you will have the chance to discuss and apply concepts through complex and practical exercises as well as in-depth study. On many modules, sessions are delivered through class exercises, group work or presentation and practical case study discussions. Students will be assigned to personal tutors who will be readily available for guidance and advice on academic related matters or personal issues.

Assessment:

Assessment methods consist of formative and summative assessments. Formative coursework is not assessed or graded. It is designed to enable you to prepare for summative assessment which counts towards your final mark for the module as well as to the degree award. Assessment may include examination, reports, group and individual work or presentations and written assignment or essay. 

In addition to the assessed modules, you will have the opportunity to benefit from guest lectures to be delivered by experts and professionals with a wide range of experience.

We provide basic arithmetic support for students who require further assistance to help improve their mathematics skills.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

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

  • 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.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £10400 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £5200 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £13300 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.

2019 Entry

A first or second class undergraduate honours 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.

International Applicants

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

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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