Taught course

International Accounting and Finance

Aston University · Aston Business School

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Entry requirements

Applicants must have one of the following to enter the online programme:

  • A good UK honours degree (minimum lower second class) OR
  • An equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University OR
  • CIMA – 5 certificate papers + 3 operational level papers (E1 + P1 + F1) OR
  • ACCA – foundation level papers (i.e. F1 – F9) OR
  • Relevant HND

Two references, one from an academic referee

Official academic transcript of your grades to date

Completed application form

Months of entry


Course content

The online MSc in International Accounting & Finance builds upon your existing expertise in accounting and finance to help further your career and cement your credibility. We expect graduates of the programme to progress toward senior management roles in their organisations.

Students may take their core modules in the order they choose. You may start in any block and take one six-week module at a time. We have a range of assessment tools that complement the module you are studying and ensure that you are meeting key employability skills. The dissertation is then completed over four blocks (six months). Here you will apply research methodologies and financial analytical skills, learnt on the programme, to report on a particular organisation.

You’ll work collaboratively while building on individual strengths. A wide variety of Aston alumni have established themselves as leaders within their respective industries as well as innovators within their fields.

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

On completion of our Online MSc International Accounting & Finance programme you will be eligible for the CIMA masters gateway which means you are exempted from the Certificate, Operational and Management levels completion of our degree enabling accelerated routes into the CIMA qualification. To take advantage of this next step, you will need to apply for and pass a management level case study via the CIMA website to go straight to the strategic level.

Information for international students

International students must meet English language requirements. You may be eligible for an English proficiency waiver, please contact us for further information on how you can take advantage of our waiver policy.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Aston’s Fees and Funding page can educate you on funding options available.

There is a £5,000 Regional Award available if you live outside of the UK/EU. Contact us to see if you qualify.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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