MSc Accounting & Finance
You know that strong management of financial performance and accounts are key to the success of any organisation. At Manchester Met, we’ll help you find new ways to deal with the issues facing businesses.
To take us up on this challenge, you’ll need to have studied accounting and finance at undergraduate level or achieved all of the ACCA Fundamental Level Papers.
Home to global businesses
Manchester is one of the largest financial centre outside London, so you’ll have businesses like Deloitte and KPMG on your doorstep and plenty of opportunities to network with employers.
We also provide training programs for HMRC, BNY Mellon and PwC staff, so our teaching expertise is second to none. We teach the professionals in areas of tax, auditing and financial performance management.
Building your expertise
We’ll cover a whole host of areas including International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), corporate reporting, governance and risk management. You’ll also apply tools and models of finance theory to understand current challenges.
Your dissertation will put your expertise to the test. It might involve working with an employer to investigate a business issue or answering a challenging research question.
Past students have explored nuclear companies, exchange rate fluctuations, and alignment between performance measurement and strategy.
You will normally have at least a 2:2 UK honours degree (or international equivalent) in an accounting and finance degree, or a degree with substantial accounting content.
We will also consider applicants with appropriate professional passes in a CCAB or equivalent approved professional accounting body and with substantial relevant work experience.
Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.
For more information about entry requirements, please visit the university website.
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Manchester Met is offering scholarships of up to £2,500 for high achieving applicants. This scholarship is open to international students who enrol on a full-time postgraduate Masters program and meet the eligibility criteria. The scholarship will be awarded automatically upon enrolment, no application is required.
For more information about scholarship options, please visit the university website.
- Tuition fee for UK and EU students: £9,250 per year.
- Tuition fee for Non-EU International and Channel Island students: £15,500 per year.
A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits.
When you graduate, your expertise will be sought after by employers in large and small organisations in the private and public sector. It’s likely that your experience will help you progress to more senior roles too.
Because our course content relates to international financial reporting standards, your degree could take you anywhere – New York City, Singapore, Frankfurt and more.
Your extensive knowledge and skills could be applied to a career in:
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Hedge Funds
- Stocks and Shares
- Financial Planning
Graduates from this course have gone on to take up positions including trade administrator at BNY Mellon and audit assistant at PWC Malaysia.
But the opportunities are limitless – you could set up your own business, carry on postgraduate research, take further professional accountancy examinations and more.
About this institute
Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester Metropolitan University is home to a diverse international student population from more than 130 countries. The University is ranked amongst the world’s top 200 universities under 50 years old†, which is a measure of its commitment to delivering and...
Why study at Manchester Metropolitan University
- Ranked in the world’s top 200 universities under 50 years old. (** Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020)
- Lifelong access to our digital careers service for all alumni of the University.
- £400M+ future investment planned to develop our facilities, buildings and public spaces.
- Holder of the distinguished Queen’s Anniversary Prize 2019 for our multilingual poetry project, Mother Tongue Other Tongue.
- 1,700 academic teaching staff and Professors.
- Our teaching quality has been recognised with a Silver award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), introduced by the Government in 2017.
- History and heritage: Our roots in higher education date back to 1824.
- Partnerships from across the sporting world including Manchester City Football Club.
- One of the UK's greenest universities / Ranked 2nd in the People & Planet University League 2019.
- Founding member of the Institute of Coding.
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