We provide a comprehensive grounding in corporate analysis and reporting, as well as building your confidence in financial decision-making. You then tailor your studies to suit your preferred career direction in industry, commerce or professional services by choosing from optional modules.
You cover topics including:
You study at Essex Business School, in one of the top 25 accounting and finance departments in the UK for research excellence (REF, 2014). We expose you to cutting-edge course content, informed by the latest academic thinking so you can excel in your professional career.
We foster your creativity and ethical awareness so you’re ready to meet the challenges of the international business world. In 2016, 87% of our postgraduate taught students were in work or further study (DLHE 2016).
Our MSc Accounting and Financial Management provides you with the skills needed for roles in financial analysis, management, public administration and accountancy. Our course will be particularly useful if you want to pursue a career in industry, commerce or with professional services firms, with many of our graduates also beginning their own entrepreneurial ventures.
Our graduates have progressed to work for high-profile organisations and innovative SMEs such as:
We’re also proud of our student entrepreneurs, including international business incubator 0100Ventures and entrepreneurship website SlovakSTARTUP.
You have access to a range of career advice and employability opportunities within the School, as well as from the University’s Employability and Careers Centre. There is also access to employer talks on campus.
This programme is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
On successful completion of this course, you may be entitled to be considered for exemption from up to four of the ACCA’s examination papers, ensuring you’re well positioned to pursue a career in accounting.
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Schedule IELTS
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You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to First Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
For up-to-date information on funding opportunities at Essex, please visit: www.essex.ac.uk/studentfinance.
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