Taught course

Accounting and Finance (online advanced standing)

Institution
Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Business and Law
Qualifications
MSc top-up

Entry requirements

You must be a registered ACCA, ICAEW and CIPFA (or CCAB) member and hold current associate or fellow membership status to apply for this course.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our online part-time MSc in Accounting and Finance will complement your ACCA, ICAEW or CIPFA qualifications. You will be able to gain a recognised advanced qualification by studying just two units:

The Academic and Professional Development unit is studied over a three month period and equips you with the knowledge and skills to identify and investigate accounting issues and practices that will stimulate and support improvements to the accounting and finance strategies and practices of organisations. You will have the opportunity to research a live accounting issue; for example it could be an assessment of the impact of financial reporting standards or an investigation of the effect of the economic climate on management control practices. You choose your topic, and you will have the opportunity to follow your interest and develop a real area of expertise.

The Dissertation is studied over nine months surrounding a particular accounting issue of your interest and building on the work you undertake in the previous unit. The Dissertation is your opportunity to undertake a significant applied research project into a particular accounting issue of your interest. Building on the work you undertake in the Academic and Professional Development unit, you will conduct original research, usually in an organisational setting, with a view to making practical recommendations for organisational practice and deepening the understanding of the issue amongst accounting professionals and commentators.
You will conduct original research, usually in an organisational setting, with a view to making practical recommendations for organisational practice.

Tuition is delivered through an interactive student portal with sophisticated online learning materials, dedicated one-to-one online support from academic supervisors and access to the University’s digital business library. There are also plenty of opportunities for you to communicate online with fellow students.

There are no set lecture times and you can work through the units at your own pace although most students complete the course in a year.

Information for international students

Please visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Qualification and course duration

MSc top-up

distance learning
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries - Business Gateway
Email
mscaccandfin.enquiries@mmu.ac.uk