Taught course

Accounting and Business Management

Brunel University, London · Brunel Business School

Entry requirements

A 2:2 UK Honours degree or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification in management, business studies or a cognate discipline (with a large component of management related subjects in their degree) and evidence of numeracy skills. Applicants from non-business/management disciplines (and without any business/management element) will be eligible if they have a first class Honours degree or the overseas equivalent. Applicants with a lower second class degree (2.2) in a management; business studies or cognate discipline may be considered, providing they can show evidence of significant relevant work experience (minimum 2 years). Applicants with non-degree qualifications will be also considered who have relevant work experience (minimum 5 years) and will be assessed on an interview basis.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Award winning, innovative and forward-looking Brunel Business School is one of the largest schools at Brunel University London. The School is well recognised by numerous international bodies and features prominently in many league tables, proudly voted as the Business School of the Year in 2013 by The Times Higher Education Awards.

About the Course

Accounting information lies at the heart of management and is also used by investors, business contacts, competitors and other external parties. Therefore, the MSc Accounting and Business Management appeals to graduates with a business-related degree who want to develop their understanding of accounting and management in a business context and develop skills that enhance their employability. The rigorous and integrated syllabus emphasises the value of developing knowledge and skills progressively from the core modules to the elective modules. It supports personal learning and development through managed choice and encourages personal initiative, enthusiasm and positive study habits.


This programme offers students an opportunity to:

  • Develop an appreciation of the role of accounting within the overall function of management.
  • Acquire technical accounting skills and integrate theoretical and conceptual considerations with practice.
  • Evaluate the principles and theories that underpin accounting and management.
  • Critically reflect on the role of the main stakeholders and the influence of regulatory frameworks on accounting and management.
  • Develop analytical and problem solving abilities and apply them in making management decisions.
  • Review research on current issues in accounting and management and apply accepted research methods to investigate a specific research question independently.
  • Develop transferrable skills that will enhance employability.

Special Features

  • Valuable accounting and management skills for students intending to seek employment in today's competitive job market and those who will work in the family business.
  • Strong foundation for entrepreneurs planning to set up and manage their own businesses.
  • Graduating students receive credit from ICAEW for 3 Professional Stage Papers towards the ICAEW Chartered Accountant qualification.
  • Graduating students receive credit from CIMA for 5 Papers towards the CIMA qualifications.
  • Graduating students receive credit from ACCA for 4 Papers towards the ACCA qualification.
  • Graduating students receive credit from AIA for 6 papers towards the AIA professional qualification.
  • Firm foundation for future doctoral studies.

Academics who teach on this exciting programme are part of the Accounting and Auditing Research Group (AARG). AARG is led by Jill Collis with support from Robin Jarvis and Sergio de Cesare. Jill has developed a critical mass of research on the effects of accounting and auditing regulations on small and micro-entities, which has twice formed part of the UK government's regulatory impact assessment. It has also been used as the model for surveys in other EU Member States and contributes to the 'think small first’ approach to accounting regulation in Europe.

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas); Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores); BrunELT 65% (min 60% in all areas). For further information on language requirements visit the Brunel International website.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,500 full-time
International students
£15,750 full-time

Brunel University is offering an automatic Academic Excellence Scholarships to postgraduate students to the value of 15% of tuition fees for anyone who has obtained a first class undergraduate degree from a UK University, either in the UK or abroad.

Brunel International Scholarship Programme is an annual award run by the Brunel International office that is open to all international students. Its goal is to provide financial support to exceptional students. Scholarship holders will go on to represent Brunel as ambassadors throughout their time at the University.

Alumni concession - a 15% reduction in the fee for fully self-funding Brunel University graduates if full payment of the programme fee is made at or before registration

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Brunel Course Enquiries
+44 (0)1895 265599