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MSc International Accounting & Finance

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    Full time according to Funding Council definitions, Sandwich (Thick) out of college.

This conversion course is delivered by the Business School, which has AACSB accreditation in recognition of our focus on excellence in all areas. It’s something that fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide have achieved, so you can be sure you’re in good hands.

It’s ideal for graduates looking to change subjects or career direction, and is designed to give you a firm understanding of how organisations report their financial data. As well as helping you learn how to analyse data and draw conclusions from it, you’ll study how to help modern international corporations to accurately reflect environmental issues in their financial reporting.

This is an area of increasing importance in modern financial reporting, and a challenge that many companies are struggling to meet. By giving you this sought-after skillset, this course will help you to stand out from the crowd as an employee who can really make a difference to the businesses looking for graduates in this area.

Ultimately you’ll gain the transferable skills needed for a future career in accounting and finance. These include team working, objective analysis, and communication. You will also have the option to complete a 30-week work placement. The placement will help increase your employability even further. You can opt to take your placement in the UK or overseas, and in fact many large financial firms are located within Bournemouth. 

Our global focus allows you to develop a truly international perspective while studying with our expert teaching team. This course is industry focused, with our graduates going to work at leading international companies.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2019, January 2020

Location:

Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus

Duration:

September: 1 year full-time. January: 16 months full-time; 2 years with optional 30-week work placement

Accreditations:

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

For 2019 entry: A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 or equivalent in any subject. For more information see our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent. For more information see our full entry requirements.

Course details

Your application

Placements

An exciting and valuable part of your studies with us is the opportunity to gain valuable experience through full-time paid industrial placements, for a minimum of 30 weeks. You will have the option to start your placement when the taught units of the course are finished, before the dissertation.

Find out more about placements for postgraduate students

Entry requirements

Careers

Costs and fees

You can find full information about the deposits required and how to pay your fees in our postgraduate fees and funding section, including details of the Postgraduate Loan (subject to fee status).

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per annum. Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course.

Find out more about living expenses for postgraduate students

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that teaching staff can change.

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