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Accounting and Financial Management, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #251 (WUR) ,
The Accounting and Financial Management course offered by the University of Essex is designed for those who have not studied accounting before, but have a degree in business, economics or another related subject. 

About

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:

  • theories of financial reporting
  • management accounting and control
  • theoretical and critical approaches to accounting and financial management
  • analysis of financial statements

Your future

We foster your creativity and ethical awareness so you’re ready to meet the challenges of the international business world. In 2018, 80% of Essex Business School postgraduates were in professional employment or postgraduate study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2017).

The Accounting and Financial Management course offered by the University of Essex 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.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research Methods in Accounting
  • Corporate Reporting and Analysis
  • Financial Decision Making
  • Issues in Financial Reporting
  • Audit Theory
  • Management Accounting
  • International Management Accounting

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: There is no application deadline but we recommend that you apply before 1 July for our taught courses starting in October.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second 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).

A 2:2 degree containing modules from a social science or numerate discipline.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    17560 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17560 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    11250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Part-time:
  • Home/EU fee: £5,625
  • International fee: £8,780

Living costs for Colchester

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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