Management, Finance and Accounting

MSc, 1 year, full-time

This is for you if... you want to gain a deeper understanding of management, finance and accounting to enhance your professional prospects in public or private sector organisations.

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.

Key Facts
Start date
September each year
Department
School of Business
Contact

Postgraduate Admissions Team
+44 (0)116 252 5382
pgadmissions@le.ac.uk

School of Business website

Why Leicester?

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

The research talents at Leicester are far-reaching and this research feeds directly into our teaching, allowing you to learn from those currently involved in cutting-edge research in your area of interest.

Our wide range of option modules provide you with the flexibility to tailor your study around your interests and with the skills and knowledge to move into a variety of careers or postgraduate research.

Course Structure

Core modules

Core modules

Plus

  • 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.

Option modules

Option modules

Choose two option modules from:

  • Alternative Economies
  • Critical Approaches to HRM
  • Finance and Society
  • Investment and Portfolio Analysis
  • Management Accounting
  • Managing Diversity
  • Managing Information: Technology and Systems
  • Social and Environmental Accounting
  • Strategy: Contemporary Issues and Critical Debates
  • Finance, Markets and Organisations
  • Public Policy
  • Knowledge Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Contemporary Issues in International Financial Reporting
  • The Management and Shaping of Innovation
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

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.

Teaching and Assessment

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 15,000-word dissertation.

Entry Requirements

  • 2:1 degree from a British university 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

Career Opportunities

Our Business, Management and Human Resources courses have been developed with the professional in mind and offer many opportunities for career enhancement. 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.

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Course Qualification Duration Start Dates Availability
Management, Finance and Accounting MSc 1 year full-time September each year Apply Now
Course
Management, Finance and Accounting
Qualification
MSc
Duration
1 year full-time
Start Dates
September each year
Availability