Management, Finance and Accounting, MSc, 1 year, full-time

This is for you if... you want to study how management, finance and accounting functions work together in contemporary organisations and how this interaction affects organisational behaviour and change.

Start date
September each year
Department
School of Business

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Course description

Course description

The MSc in Management, Finance and Accounting will provide you with a thorough understanding of the role of accounting and finance in organisational management. You will acquire the specialist knowledge and skills to deal with complex accounting and finance issues and handle them effectively in a range of management contexts.

The course features a combination of core and option modules which allow you to focus on areas of interest that relate to your professional needs. You will develop an understanding of the main theories, models, frameworks, and techniques of management. Specifically, you will be provided with a stimulating and intellectually challenging learning experience, along with rigorous teaching in the concepts of financial management and accounting and general management tools and techniques.

As well as specific knowledge of financial management and accounting, this degree will develop your ability to analyse and evaluate management problems and make sound strategic decisions. It will also develop your practical transferable skills including the ability to conduct independent research, both online and offline; time management, verbal and written communication, presenting and planning.

The course will prepare you for management level accounting and finance careers in public or private sector organisations, or an academic career in this area.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

  • Good UK honours degree or its equivalent, or a postgraduate diploma from a recognised institution, or a relevant graduate level professional qualification.
  • Or a demonstration of considerable relevant practical experience and evidence of the ability to cope with the demands of the course.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

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Fees and funding

Fees and funding

UK and EU Students

This is the total course fee.

Starting in September 2018

  • £8,520

Starting in September 2019

  • Tuition fees for 2019/20 are yet to be confirmed

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

You could be eligible for a School of Business Postgraduate scholarship.

Did you know you can apply for a Government Postgraduate Loan? Find out if you’re eligible.

International Students

This is the total course fee.

Starting in September 2018

  • £18,095

Starting in September 2019

  • Tuition fees for 2019/20 are yet to be confirmed

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

You could be eligible for a School of Business Postgraduate scholarship.

Careers and employability

Careers and employability

Our management, accounting and finance courses have been developed to match the needs of employers and are highly regarded within business and government, whether national or international. Our courses are both intellectually stimulating and relevant to career needs, a fact endorsed by over 20,000 School of Business graduates from about 100 countries.

At the start of the course you will take a week non-credit bearing module which covers two professional certificates.  Firstly you will cover the content for the Claritas Investment Certificate offered by the CFA. It is recognised by employers in the finance industry and can be completely externally to the University for a small fee. You will be also be introduced to the Bloomberg Terminals and given the opportunity to complete a free online examination, 'Bloomberg Essentials'. Completing these professional certificates can really help you stand out to employers.

By taking the MSc in Management, Finance and Accounting, you will acquire the latest academic and professional knowledge in the areas of accounting, finance, financial management and organisational performance and skills which will enhance your professional development and career prospects.

Our Career Development Service is here to support you, with advice on interviews, CVs, work experience, volunteering and more. From Freshers’ Week to Graduation and beyond, they are here to help you reach your professional goals.

Course structure

Core modules

Core modules

You will spend your first two weeks studying the non-credit bearing module, ‘Professional Skills in Finance’.

Plus either the following three modules:

  • Management Accounting
  • Accounting Representations: Public and Private Sectors
  • Dissertation

Or the following three modules:

  • Management Accounting OR Accounting Representations: Public and Private Sectors
  • Research Methods for Managers
  • Dissertation

As part of the University of Leicester’s commitment to being a leading academic institution, we regularly review and update our degrees and modules to ensure that they reflect the most up-to-date research, knowledge, ideas and teaching practices, as well as student feedback. We also have to take into account the availability of key teaching staff. If there are major changes to the course that you have applied for, we will contact you as soon as possible to ensure that any disruption to your studies is minimised.

Option modules

Option modules

Choose three option modules from:

  • Contemporary Issues in International Financial Reporting
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Finance, Markets and Organisations
  • Financial Accounting and Audit
  • Financial Risk Management
  • International Business
  • International HRM
  • Knowledge Management
  • Social and Environmental Accounting

As part of the University of Leicester’s commitment to being a leading academic institution, we regularly review and update our degrees and modules to ensure that they reflect the most up-to-date research, knowledge, ideas and teaching practices, as well as student feedback. We also have to take into account the availability of key teaching staff. If there are major changes to the course that you have applied for, we will contact you as soon as possible to ensure that any disruption to your studies is minimised.

Why Leicester?

Our multi-disciplinary approach to management draws on anthropology, cultural studies, economics, sociology, politics and psychology – as well as traditional management theories.

Our wide range of option modules provide you with the flexibility to tailor your study around your interests.

We are a member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools and hold a Small Business Charter Award in recognition of our role in helping to kick-start British enterprise.

We are a proud signatory to PRME – the Principles for Responsible Management Education, organised by the United Nations and business schools worldwide.

Teaching and learning

You will be taught through a mixture of methods, including seminars, lectures, group work, case study analysis and guided reading. You will be assigned a personal tutor who has a pastoral role and can offer support and advice.

Your work will be assessed through assignments and examinations, plus a dissertation.

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