Postgraduate study
Business, Accounting, Leadership & Management

MSc International Management (Accountancy)

This programme equips you with a comprehensive range of skills and knowledge to prepare you for a successful career in business and finance within a global context.

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Full-time

  • within 1 year

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January 2018 entry

September 2018 entry

Part-time

  • 2 years

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January 2018 entry

  • One afternoon and evening per week
  • Enrolment date: September
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384491
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £4,590
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September 2018 entry

  • One afternoon and evening per week
  • Enrolment date: September
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384491
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £561 per 20 credits
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You gain skills in management and enterprise combined with the study of accounting and finance, financial crime and global economy and financial markets. This programme will be of interest to those seeking to pursue a career in the financial services sector including economics, accounting and management in both the commercial and public sectors.

This course provides clear links between theory and practice and places discussion of relevant management techniques and themes in the context of the international stage. You gain specialist knowledge of the global economy, financial reporting requirements and financial management in a global marketplace and gain insight into the process of detecting and preventing financial crime. The programme concludes with the dissertation, which provides the opportunity for you to carry out a major international business project.

You develop your understanding of strategy and management alongside cross-cultural and international aspects of business. You reflect on the main functional areas of international business and integrate theoretical knowledge with practical enterprise skills in a global context as well as developing strategic thinking in accountancy.

Course structure

Core modules

Business Research Methods

This module develops your awareness and understanding of the factors that impact research design for business and management students. You explore the ethical principles underpinning business research, research methodologies, data type, collection and analysis, research methods and how to present a research proposal and dissertation.

Core Concepts in Accounting and Finance

This module introduces essential accounting and finance concepts and principles for master's level students to afford an appreciation of the nature of financial information, the identification of relevant economic events, the determination of the most appropriate financial measures for those events, and the analysis of the effects of those events on the performance and financial standing of an organisation. You are assessed via a case study-based examination

Developing Self and Others

Using a range of self-diagnostic tools to evaluate your personal strengths and areas for development, you develop a strong sense of awareness of your own skills and values and are introduced to a range of alternative debates on individual, group, leader and organisational behaviour. The skills developed will help your ability to perform effectively over time, with an awareness of differing cultural contexts and operating environments.

Dissertation

You will integrate your learning and development and synthesise knowledge and understanding of theory and practice through its application to organisational issues, which are demonstrably concerned with development within the organisation. You are supported throughout the process by a supervising tutor who will monitor progress and ensure that you are appraised of your on-going performance. Usually the dissertation should be completed within one year.

Financial Crime

This module considers an area of increasing concern in both domestic and international economies and which is therefore of growing interest to accountants and finance professionals. Specifically it considers a detailed knowledge of the context of fraud and financial crime and develops the understanding and skills relevant to the prevention, investigation and detection of such conduct in both the public and private sectors. You are assessed by an extended essay.

Global Economics and International Financial Markets

This module explores concepts and techniques in financial reporting, governance and professional ethics, and then moves to develop a critical understanding of the theoretical issues associated with the subject and the relevant skills associated with work issues in the area. You are assessed by a combination of a written essay and an end examination.

Managing in a Challenging Environment

You develop a systematic understanding of the nature of organisations and how they function and a critical awareness of the current challenges facing contemporary organisations. You are encouraged to critically reflect on the leadership skills and values required to better support organisations through the difficult challenges they may encounter.

 

Modules offered may vary.

How you learn

This programme enables you to develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of international management and broad accountancy themes as well as a range of practical, professional and key transferable skills.

  • Interactive classroom sessions deliver the relevant subject knowledge and allow you to explore and apply theory to real examples.
  • You engage in group work, class debate, employer projects, case studies analysis and research.
  • The dissertation requires the use of a range of cognitive and intellectual skills and you need to demonstrate the ability to produce a substantial piece of self-directed work.

How you are assessed

The assessment strategy has been designed to assess your subject-specific knowledge, cognitive and intellectual skills and transferable skills applicable to the workplace. The strategy ensures that you are provided with opportunities for feedback to assess your learning and guide you with the final assessments for each module.

The assessments include assignments, business reports, case studies, presentations, a research proposal and literature review, and the production of a dissertation. The assessments may include individual or group essays or reports.

Career opportunities

Successful completion of this programme opens up opportunities in international business and management and accountancy.

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirement is one of the following:

  • an honours degree (at least a 2:2) in a relevant/related discipline
  • a post-experience or professional qualification
  • equivalent qualifications (including international qualifications).
  • for EU and international students, an IELTS score (or equivalent) of 6.

For additional information please see the entry requirements in our admissions section

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Course information

Full-time

  • within 1 year

More full-time details

January 2018 entry

September 2018 entry

Part-time

  • 2 years

More part-time details

January 2018 entry

  • One afternoon and evening per week
  • Enrolment date: September
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384491
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £4,590
    More details about our fees

September 2018 entry

  • One afternoon and evening per week
  • Enrolment date: September
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384491
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £561 per 20 credits
    More details about our fees

Contact details

Further information