With a focus on the ever-changing global financial markets, this MSc in Accounting and Finance aims to equip graduates with highly employable expertise and a thorough understanding of current issues in global financial markets – both academically and professionally.
On this MSc International Accounting and Finance delivered at Heriot-Watt University you will take six main courses on the subject of international accounting and be offered a choice of one specialist per semester. These courses will give you an international perspective on accounting and help you understand things like national differences, harmonisation and the challenges and problems facing multinational companies.
You will have the opportunity to apply your newly acquired knowledge and expertise gained from courses in international banking, financial markets and accountancy to a subject of interest to you in your dissertation research project which is undertaken during the summer months.
Successful completion of our MSc International Accounting and Finance programme grants the following ACCA Exemptions: F1 Accountant in Business; F2 Management Accounting; F3 Financial Accounting and F4 Corporate and Business Law. These exemptions mean you will be able to qualify more quickly than other graduates.
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