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You’ll need a UK honours degree – at least a 2:2 – or the international equivalent, in an accounting and finance related subject, or a degree with substantial accounting content.
We will also consider applications from mature students who have an appropriate level of professional experience and/or qualifications such as CCAB or an equivalent approved professional accounting body.
Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.
Months of entry
Strong management of financial performance and accounts are key to the success of any organisation. At Manchester Met, we’ll help you find new ways to deal with the issues facing businesses.
Home to global businesses
Manchester is one of the largest financial centres outside London, so you’ll have businesses like Deloitte and KPMG on your doorstep and plenty of opportunities to network with employers.
We also provide training courses for HMRC, BNY Mellon and PwC staff, so our teaching is current and relevant to industry professionals. We teach them in areas of tax, auditing and financial performance management.
Building your expertise
We’ll cover a whole host of areas including international financial reporting standards (IFRS), corporate reporting, governance and risk management. You’ll also apply tools and models of finance theory to understand current challenges.
Your dissertation will put your expertise to the test. It might involve working with an employer to investigate a business issue or answering a challenging research question.
Past students have explored nuclear companies, exchange rate fluctuations, and alignment between performance measurement and strategy.
Features and Benefits
- ACCA Platinum Partner - our business school is the only public sector ACCA Platinum Approved Learning Partner in the North of England, providing teaching that gives students the best possible chance of success.
- Triple accredited - our business school holds the globally recognised trio of accreditations from EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA, placing us among the best business schools in the world.
- Study in the heart of a financial centre – Manchester is home to major accountancy firms and banks, including Deloitte, KPMG, PwC, EY, Santander and RBS.
- Free access to Bloomberg – the leading global platform used by the banks, corporations and government agencies for news, data, analytics and research.
- Industry experts – our teaching staff are experienced practitioners, active researchers in their fields and consultants to large accountancy firms. They’ll share their insights and connections throughout your course.
- A network of industry connections – we have links with the main professional organisations and we invite top practitioners from accountancy firms, banks, and accountancy bodies to give guest lectures.
- Postgraduate internship programme – an optional internship allows you to gain work experience in a business environment so you can put your learning into action.
- Flexible around you – this course has January and September start dates, so you can study when it suits you.
Information for international students
International students please visit our website for more information.
Fees and funding
Funding information available, please visit our website.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
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