The MSc in Accounting and Financial Management enables students to develop their understanding of key principles in Accounting and Financial Management in a challenging and dynamic global environment. The programme is chiefly suitable for students interested in a wide range of careers in accounting and/or financial management including global banking and in financial institutions, multinational firms and public organisations. It will also provide a sound foundation for an academic career in Accounting and Financial Management.
The unique Keele MSc in Accounting and Financial Management delivers a rigorous examination of core accounting and financial management theories combined with a wide range of their practical applications globally. Across the programme, students learn to work confidently with both numerical and qualitative accounting and financial management issues and case studies with access to professional data sources such as the Bloomberg Professional Services Platform and DataStream.
All applicants must hold at least a good Second-Class Honours degree (2.1 or 2.2) or overseas equivalent in accounting and/or finance, economics or other business-related subject areas or in an alternative quantitative subject. Students who have appropriate professional qualifications or relevant work experience in other areas may also be considered. For example outstanding students (2.1 and above or overseas equivalent) with backgrounds outside of these areas may also be considered and are encouraged to contact the course director. The University uses a range of relevant selection criteria including academic qualifications, professional experience, evidence of likely commitment to academic study, and an estimate of a candidate’s future potential.
Students applying with a 2.1 and higher degree or overseas equivalent will be automatically considered for a scholarship subject to continual good performance throughout the year.
Anyone applying from a country where English is not the first language is required to take one of the internationally recognised English language tests such as Academic IELTS or equivalent English language qualification. The minimum entry is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent English language test scores with a minimum of 5.5 in each subtest.
For overseas students who do not meet all direct entry requirements, the opportunity to take an intensive pre-MSc programme leading to MSc entry may be offered.
The MSc in Accounting and Financial Management is designed to provide a solid foundation to develop theoretical and technical skills in a number of subjects including contemporary areas such as multinational management accounting, corporate governance and sustainability, financial management, strategy and information management. The flexible programme structure is designed to encourage students to focus on particular areas of accounting and financial management whilst building a rigorous understanding of the international business environment. Students will experience real world accounting and financial management problems, their efficient solutions and future challenges.
•Accounting for Decision Making
•Globalisation and International Management
•International Corporate Governance and Sustainability
•Introduction to Research
In the second semester (January to May) students take the following two core modules:
•International Financial Reporting
•Contemporary Issues in Accounting
Plus one from the following two modules
•Multinational Accounting & Control
Plus one from the following two modules:
•Creativity and Business Development
Choice of either Dissertation or Applied Company Research Project
•A systematic understanding of knowledge in accounting and financial management.
•A command of analytical theories and techniques, in the relevant areas of accounting and financial management
•Knowledge of the role and essential features of global accounting and financial management
•Increased confidence in the analysis, synthesis and evaluation of financial management decision-making problems and their solutions in dynamic and uncertain global financial markets
•Improved employability through enhanced professional and practical skills
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