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Management, Finance and Accounting MSc

1 year, full-time

Finance and accounting are the backbone of many organisations. But without good management, things can easily fall apart. You’ll learn how to solve complex finance and accounting problems, and keep organisations moving in the right direction.

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

Finance and accounting are the backbone of many organisations. But without good management, things can easily fall apart. You’ll learn how to solve complex finance and accounting problems, and keep organisations moving in the right direction.

Course information

UK fee £10,700

International fee £23,650

Taught by School of Business

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Course description

Course description

The MSc 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 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.  You will also learn the main data analysis techniques needed to take informed decisions in modern corporations.  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.

International Qualifications

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Fees and funding

Fees and funding

UK Students

Starting in September 2024 and January 2025

  • MSc: £10,700

If you are resident outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland, you will need to pay a deposit of £3,000 to secure your place. This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

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

International Students

Starting in September 2024 and January 2025

  • MSc: £23,650

You will need to pay a deposit of £3,000 to secure your place. This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.

From 2022 onwards, EU nationals will pay the International fee. If you are an EU national with settled or pre-settled status under the EU settlement scheme, you may qualify for the UK fee (subject to criteria). 

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

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.

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 Careers and Employability 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.


This course holds exemption accreditation with CIMA on 11 of their modules.  CIMA is the professional body of management accountants.  Exemptions are subject to satisfactory completion of the selected modules.

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Course structure



You will spend your first two weeks studying the non-credit bearing module Academic Skills and Practice

Then the order in which you will study the following four modules may vary depending on which intake you join the programme:

You will then study Research Methods and Dissertation

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Why Leicester?

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Our Brookfield campus is equipped with state-of-the-art learning facilities including the ULSB Trading Room. Our 16 dual-screen Bloomberg terminals let you see how traders work using real-time stock quotes 24/7 and providing access to industry-leading data, research, news and analytics.

The School of Business is a research-driven and student centric school, offering excellent academic support to students whilst using research to inform teaching. Many of our academics also have had experience as practitioners in industry.

The School of Business holds a prestigious Small Business Charter Award for our contributions to businesses and entrepreneurs, and sharing of innovation expertise.

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.

Key dates

September 2024 start

  • Application deadline: 9 September 2024 (Please note if you require a visa to study you will be required to submit your course application by 26 July 2024)
  • Deposit payment deadline: 9 August 2024
  • CAS request deadline: 6 September 2024
  • 70% tuition payment deadline: 6 September 2024

January 2025 start

We are open for applications. Please contact the Admissions and Applicant Experience Team on +44 (0)116 252 5281 or email for details of key dates and deadlines.

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