Taught course

Accounting and Financial Management

Keele University · Keele Business School

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Entry requirements

Undergraduate degree in accounting, finance, economics or other business-related subject area, with at least a Second-Class Honours degree (2.2). Students who have appropriate professional qualifications (e.g., ACCA, CIMA) or relevant work experience may also be considered. Students with a good 2.2 (55% and above or overseas equivalent) with backgrounds outside of these areas (e.g., History or Pharmacy) may also be considered and are encouraged to contact the course Director.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Accounting and Financial Management delivers a rigorous examination of core accounting and financial management theories combined with a wide-range of practical applications. You will to work confidently with both numerical quantitative and qualitative accounting and financial management issues and case studies, utilising professional data sources such as the Bloomberg Professional Services Platform and DataStream.

This programme is professionally accredited by both the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). We also provide you with a Bloomberg Training Couse allowing you to complete the Bloomberg Market Concept Course.

At its core the MSc in Accounting and Financial Management aims to provide a solid foundation to develop the theoretical and technical skills in a number of subjects including contemporary areas such as multinational management accounting, corporate governance and sustainability, performance management, international financial reporting, financial management, contemporary issues in accounting practices, and strategy and globalisation and information management. The programme builds a rigorous understanding of the international business environment and future challenges with relevant real world accounting and financial management problems and their efficient solutions.

A distinctive feature of this programme is the opportunity to select a particular pathway for the final 60 credits which best suits your ambitions and development needs. You will get the opportunity to select from a Research Dissertation; a Consultancy Project within an organisation; a 6-12 month Work Placement or a 6-12 month Entrepreneurship Activity.*

*Students who require a Visa to study in the UK may be able to add in a work placement of up to 1 year depending upon the programme. The ability to add a work placement is dependent upon the UK Immigration rules at the time of the request. It may be that for some programmes students will not have the option to request a placement period to be added to their programme before they arrive in the UK and would need to apply for a new Visa. There is no guarantee that a placement will be provided and that students who have a Visa are subject to a number of restrictions on the type of work, including placements they can undertake.

Information for international students

All of our programmes ask for an undergraduate degree of 2:2 or above (or equivalent) and an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Learn more at the funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12-20 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Shirley Xu
+44 (0)1782 733254