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Accounting and Finance MSc

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Degree awarded
MSc
Duration
12 months full-time.
Entry requirements

We normally look for a UK bachelor degree with first or upper second class honours or the overseas equivalent, with excellent results in accounting and finance subjects. 

When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average, position in class, references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification. 

You need to have studied or be studying a degree in accounting or finance. We can also consider exceptional candidates with degrees in economics or mathematics.  You must have taken a significant number of courses in accounting and finance during your degree, and a major or specialisation in accounting and/or finance in your final year, with top level results in final year accounting and finance subjects.  You must also demonstrate a solid background in quantitative skills, econometrics or maths.

We can consider applicants studying degrees in business administration, business management or commerce who can demonstrate a very strong background in accounting and finance throughout their degree and a final year major or specialisation in accounting or finance, and strong quantitative skills. Due to competition for places, we give preference to applicants with a bachelor degree in accounting or finance.

We highly recommend GMAT or GRE for applications to all our accounting and finance related programmes. We anticipate a well-balanced score with a strong performance in the quantitative sections. 

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online

NOTE: There is a non-refundable application fee of £60, which you can pay using our secure online payment facility . We cannot consider applications until you have paid the application fee.

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning
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Course description

Course module details  

Listen to Senior Lecturer Dr Danture Wickramasinghe talk about the course:

Take your skills and knowledge to the next level with the best accounting and finance group in the world. Whether you want to further your professional career, or go on to study for a PhD, this course gives you the qualification you need to succeed.

A career in accounting, financial services or related sectors of the economy requires a high level of understanding of both the theory and practice of accounting and finance. This course is designed to give you a broad-based understanding of the core subject areas with an emphasis on empirical research methods and on accounting and finance practice.

Our wide range of modules allows you to specialise and during the course you have the chance to build on your growing knowledge and expertise by completing a dissertation on a research area of your choice. This, coupled with the support you get from our staff, ensures a first class learning experience. 

The MSc Accounting and Finance is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council as postgraduate preparation for a PhD.

Open days

Postgraduate Open Day

Our postgraduate open days give you a great opportunity to look round the School, meet staff and students and find out what Manchester has to offer you.

The next one is provisionally scheduled for 18 March 2015 - for a taste of what happens at one of these events, download the programme from the day (PDF document, 817KB).

We are also planning a series of informal information during the academic year and will publish the dates shortly. 

We also take part in events both at home and around the world, and we'd be delighted to meet you in your country .  If you are in the UK, you are also welcome to visit the campus. 

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2015, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £19,000
    International students (per annum): £22,000

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Scholarships/sponsorships

Contact us for further information on  scholarships available .

Contact details

Academic department
Manchester Business School
Contact name
Masters Admissions Office
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 1339
Email
Website
www.mbs.ac.uk/masters/courses/accounting-finance/index.aspx
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