Master in Accounting and Finance - Máster en Contabilidad y Finanzas
This highly innovative course is designed for students who have passed (or who are exempted from) the Fundamentals Level papers of the ACCA Professional Qualification and who wish to complete their ACCA Professional Level studies and obtain a Masters qualification simultaneously. Further, qualified accountants can study a ‘fast track’ variant of the course which boosts career prospects and provides a source of qualifying CPD activities.
The ACCA Professional Level builds on technical knowledge and skills already acquired at Fundamentals Level and develops advanced professional skills, techniques and values that are required and used by the ‘expert’ accountant acting in an advisory or consultancy role at a senior level. The Professional external ACCA examination papers focus on synthesis and evaluation at an advanced professional level and are examined at Master’s cognitive level.
Licenciado/Título de Ingeniero/Título de Arquitecto with an average of 6.0-6.9, Aprobado or above
English language qualifications:
GCSE pass in English at Grade C or above
IELTS with an average overall score 6.5 with at least a 5.5 in each component
TOEFL IBT minimum score 88
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): exams taken from January 2015 – overall score of 176 with at least 162 in each component; exams taken before January 2015 – Grade C and no less than borderline in each skill
Trinity College English Language qualifications: ISE III Pass for postgraduate taught courses and research applications
City and Guild’s IESOL/ISESOL tests at expert and mastery levels (C2 and C1) for the majority of postgraduate programmes
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with a minimum of 67 points in each elemen
Don’t worry if you do not meet these requirements, we run a number of courses to prepare you for academic studies.
Governance, Risk and Ethics / ACCA Paper P1
Corporate Reporting / ACCA Paper P2
Business Analysis / ACCA Paper P3
Advanced Financial Management / ACCA Paper P4
Advanced Performance Management / ACCA Paper P5
Dissertation / Business Research Project including Research Methodology
MSc Fast Track Option
Fully qualified members of UK Chartered accounting bodies (such as ICAEW, CIMA and ACCA) are eligible for a ‘fast track’ variant of this course. Such students will gain credit for prior learning on their professional qualifications and will not be required to undertake the five core MSc technical modules. Students will only be required to undertake the Contemporary Issues module, Research Methodology classes plus either a Dissertation or a Business Research Project.
Learning and teaching methods
The course is delivered through a combination of lecturers, tutorials, computer workshops, case study analysis and discussion groups. You will be exposed to real-life situations and given the skills and opportunities to find practical solutions.
Classes will offer rich and varied networking and idea development opportunities as students study with fellow professionals.
Fast track students: Sessions will be run either outside of office hours or as blocked delivery and will offer a blend of class and online activities.
Employment opportunities are numerous, including firms of accountants, in the finance departments of commercial organisations, and the public and not-for-profit sectors. Many graduates go on to work as practicising accountants in roles including financial managers, controllers, consultants or internal auditors.