Wolverhampton Business School

Professional Accounting and Finance

MSc Full-time 18 months

The MSc in Professional Accounting and Finance provides an opportunity for students to both complete their ACCA qualifications and also gain a Masters in Accounting and Finance within an eighteen month period.

The MSc in Professional Accounting and Finance provides an opportunity for students to both complete their ACCA qualifications and also gain a Masters in Accounting and Finance within an eighteen month period.

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  • Start Date(s) 20 January 2020, 23 September 2019, 21 September 2020
  • Award MSc
  • Study Mode Full-time
  • Course Length Full-time (18 months)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus, University of Wolverhampton
  • School Wolverhampton Business School

Why choose this course?

The MSc in Professional Accounting and Finance provides an opportunity for students to both complete their ACCA qualifications and also gain a Masters in Accounting and Finance within an eighteen month period.

This course will provide you with an in depth grounding for your professional and/or academic career in finance, business and accounting. It will develop your strategic understanding and critical thinking of the main finance and accounting theories upon which modern business decisions are made as well as exploring the role and importance of accounting information in the management of corporations. Through your dissertation you will be able to investigate in depth a business, accounting or management issue, applying your research and quantitative skills which have been further developed throughout the course.  

Studying for your ACCA papers will be taken with the support and guidance of Kaplan Financial Limited. Kaplan has become one of the world’s largest providers of professional accounting education with operations in more than 30 countries.

In addition, the course will provide you with the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities. These could include, for example, a visit to the London Stock Exchange, and guest lectures from prominent individuals within the financial world. These activities are designed to enhance your knowledge,understanding as well as enjoyment of your course.

What happens on the course?

September start (full time)

Year 1

Semester 1

7IB003 International Business Environment (20 credits)

7FC002 International Finance (20 credits)

7MG001 Independent Business Analysis Project (12 months in length) (60 credits)

Semester 2

7AC003 Advanced Performance and Financial Management (40 credits)

 

Year 2

Semester 1

7AC004 Corporate Reporting and Governance (ACCA 1 &2) (40 credits)

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

This course will enable students to have the opportunity to study for both ACCA final level papers and an MSc at the same time, enabling to get both awards in an eighteen month period. The course is a collaboration between the University and Kaplan who is one of the world’s largest providers of professional accounting education.

In addition to the above course students will also be given the opportunity to study with Kaplan at the University ACCA paper 3 Business Analysis thereby having the opportunity to complete all the professional level papers of the ACCA.

Students who enrol on this course must already have ACCA up to paper 9 either directly through passing the professional body exams or indirectly through undergraduate study.

 

 At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to:

 
  1. Critically evaluate and apply a variety of corporate governance, international finance and accounting theories in an organisational setting.
 
  1. Critically evaluate and appreciate the relevance of accounting information for business performance management.
 
  1. Critically assess how the international economic environment affects businesses.
 
4.         4.  Synthesise relevant critical thinking through academic research completing an independent research project/dissertation at masters              level. 

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £11330 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £14120 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.

  • The entry requirements for the proposed course are:

  • A good undergraduate honours degree (second class and above) in accounting which provides exemption from the first nine papers of the ACCA professional qualification from a UK university or overseas equivalent
  • Or, the first nine papers of the ACCA  qualification and ideally three years of relevant work experience. Students with less experience may be considered.
  • 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.
  • Students may apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) subject to the guidelines set out in the UWBS RPL Handbook. RPL includes accreditation of prior certificated learning and /or accreditation of prior experiential learning.

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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