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.
A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent.
International entry requirements
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.
This Master´s course is delivered by highly qualified staff and is designed to first give you a firm understanding of how firms report their financial data (Financial Reporting). Then, the course will move on to develop your ability to effectively analyse such data and draw conclusions from it (Financial Analysis).
Financial Reporting & Analysis: Learn the main principles and techniques involved in the production and operation of financial statements and the analysis of corporate financial reporting.
International Corporate Finance: The aims of this unit are to address the importance of the corporate finance function in an internationally diverse corporation and to offer a framework for assisting corporate decision makers in a complex, dynamic and inherently uncertain external environment.
Business & Finance Analytics: You will be equipped with the skills to understand statistical processes and techniques for the collection, presentation, analysis and interpretation of data common in business and finance. You will be able to interpret, and communicate quantitative results and show how quantitative methods may be used to provide reliable management information.
Corporate Governance & Ethics: This unit covers the objectives, principles and methods of corporate governance practice in different economic environments, providing a range of frameworks for analysing complex ethical problems. You´ll learn how to aid managerial decision-making, particularly for risk management.
Research Project: The research project provides Master’s level students with an opportunity to undertake a significant piece of self-managed research in an area that interests you and is relevant to the course.
International Investment Management: This unit is designed to explore some of the wider issues in the global investment marketplace, providing an understanding of key theoretical concepts and how to apply this knowledge to the analysis of practical real estate problems.
Corporate Social Responsibility & Environmental Accounting: This unit will equip you with the ability to account and report on environmental matters and critically appraise the usefulness of such information.
Portfolio Construction & Theory: This unit aims to provide you with the necessary theoretical background for the application of portfolio selection and how to apply modern portfolio theory to investment management, coving specific issues such as ethical investment strategies.
International Taxation: This unit will provide knowledge of the business opportunities and business risk entailed in cross-border trading and of the measures commonly taken by countries to protect their jurisdiction to tax.
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