Taught course

International Finance and Accounting

Abertay University · Dundee Business School

Entry requirements

UK students should have a good honours degree in any subject area. Non-UK students should have GPA equivalent credentials (e.g. GPA = 3.6).

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc International Finance and Accounting is specially designed to enable you to establish a professional career in the financial sector – the main engine of growth in modern, open market-based economies. Employment opportunities are plentiful both nationally and internationally, and salaries are high for those with professionally attested skills and an international focus.

Well-qualified professionals in the financial sector can expect to spend a significant part of their career in an international setting, and our MSc is designed with this in mind. During your studies you’ll find yourself in a cosmopolitan environment, where you’ll learn to develop a critical understanding of the principles, theories, concepts, contexts, approaches and challenges central to international finance, accounting and economics in the global economy. As well as developing skills in the use of tools, techniques, and research methods, you’ll become familiar with ethical and professional standards in finance and accounting, in an international setting, and will be supported to acquire ethical awareness and sound judgment in interpreting complex features of institutions in the global economic system (e.g. accounting information reported by international companies).

You’ll develop these abilities in an interactive learning environment, working on the real business, accounting and financial problems that managers encounter in international settings. You can work first as an executive in simulated businesses, and then carry forward this training to help you engage with local business and professional bodies, improving your awareness of contemporary management practices in firms that have global operations. Our Global Growth Week is a high spot of the programme and brings into DBS senior personnel from local companies with global reach such as Michelin, NCR and Heineken, who will freely interact with students.

Professional accreditations are currently being finalised and subject to confirmation, depending on your interests, our programme can be tailored to offer professional accreditations from CFA, CIMA, ACCA at various levels.

Information for international students

A minimum proficiency level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (CEFR: C1) is required. Other certificates and evidence of English proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 can be accepted.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
9 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0)1382 308080
+44 (0)1382 308081