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Finance and Accounting

University College Birmingham
Program overview
1.5 years plus an optional work placement of up to six months.
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
Birmingham
09 September 2019 
27 January 2020 
21 September 2020 
25 January 2021 
Program description

Program description

Overview

This Finance and Accounting course is ideal if you are thinking of changing career or want to further develop your skills and knowledge having previously studied a different discipline. You will develop the skills you need to be a strong decision-maker in an increasingly complex, global financial environment, and develop the ability to deal with accounting and finance-related challenges facing local and international organisations.

The experiential approach used in the delivery of the course encourages you to take on opportunities to engage with real-world business problems throughout your studies. Working with ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW, the course is designed to ensure you are highly skilled upon graduating and enables you to apply for exemptions from professional exams.

IT expertise, software skills and entrepreneurship are essential in an increasingly competitive market. Working closely with our delivery partners including NatWest, Santander, PWC and Grant Thornton, you will be exposed to the latest technology and become familiar with the digital tools used in the industry. You also have the opportunity to complete the Bloomberg Certificate (Bloomberg Market Concept) as part of your course. 

Why should I choose this course?

  • Our planned Bloomberg trading room (due for completion in 2019/20) will support the development of your skills in professional trading 
  • You will gain international entrepreneurship and finance experience, generously offered by the University, with trips to the US, Europe or the Middle East
  • You will have the opportunity to work on live consultancy cases with local and international clients, for example, Fracino (UK), Hayward Tyler (UK), Avingtrans Plc, Nysora (Belgium), Alcaplast (Czech Republic), Disneyland Paris (France), France Volontaires (France), ADP Paris Airport (France) and PRIME (Israel)
  • Close links with employers such as NatWest, Santander and accounting firms who have also been involved in the design and delivery of the course
  • For your final project, you can research a topic that interests you and that is relevant to your intended future employment
  • UCB is ranked #1 for Employability by AdvancedHE for postgraduate courses in business (out of 105 institutions in the UK) 

Work placements

There is an optional six-month placement available on the course.

Open days

Our  open days are designed to give you as much information as possible about UCB and the areas you are interested in studying. Come along and we may make you an offer on the day.

Program content

  • Introduction to Accountancy
  • Mathematics for Decision-Making
  • Revenue Management and Pricing
  • Advanced Accounting and Financial Management
  • Auditing Theory and Practice
  • Accounting and Finance Case (Research Project)

Optional Modules (choose 1):

  • International Entrepreneurship
  • Risk and Strategic Enterprise Management
  • Managing Across Cultures
  • International Financial Reporting

Tuition fees

  • UK/EU - £7000. 

English and EU students studying a full Masters (MA/MSc) course (i.e. the full 180 credits) may be eligible for a Postgraduate loan from Student Finance, if you meet the relevant criteria. 

  • Non-EU - £11,000

Degree

MSc Finance and Accounting

Career opportunities

Employability

Graduating with this course will enable you to work in any organisation, covering roles such as a financial analyst, payroll outsourcer, company secretary, forensic accountant and stockbroker. 

Your degree would also be useful for the following roles:

  • Actuary
  • Business development manager
  • Data analyst
  • Economist
  • Licensed conveyancer
  • Management consultant
  • Mortgage adviser
  • Purchasing manager
  • Retail banker
  • Tax adviser
  • Financial consultant

hired@UCB

hired@UCB is our new student and alumni support service designed to provide a single reference point for information, advice and guidance regarding opportunities to develop and demonstrate employability and enterprise skills. 

Based on the 7th floor of our Summer Row campus, in newly refurbished facilities, the hired team comprises of specialist and qualified staff with knowledge and experience of: 

  • Careers advice and guidance
  • Placements, work experience and volunteering
  • Employer engagement
  • Part-time and seasonal work
  • Internships, apprenticeships and traineeships
  • Graduate schemes and alumni support
  • Unitemps – UCB's recruitment agency 

Find out more about hired@UCB services.

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University College Birmingham

Based in the heart of the UK’s biggest regional city, University College Birmingham (UCB) is highly respected by employers and industry for providing career-focused education and training. UCB specialises in vocational courses in both the Higher Education and Further Education...


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University College Birmingham

UCB; Summer Row
B3 1JB Birmingham
United Kingdom

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www.ucb.ac.uk


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