Taught course

Accounting, Finance and Strategic Investment

Newcastle University · Newcastle University Business School

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any subject. You also need to show a good basic level of numeracy equivalent to a GCSE. We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have a 2:2 honours degree.

Months of entry


Course content

This course will provide you with a strong foundation of financial knowledge, analytical skills and an appreciation of managerial decision making, to prepare you for a career in management, accounting, financial planning or corporate investment.
Strategic planning is an organisation’s process of defining its strategy or direction and making appropriate decisions on the allocation of resources to best achieve its objectives.

The course contains significant elements of finance and management accounting. It provides the necessary tools for quantitative assessment of corporate performance.
The course is for graduates who are looking to develop a career in:
•financial planning
•corporate investment
Your development

On completion of the course, you will be able to demonstrate practical skills and the ability to:
•implement appropriate business strategies that optimise the financial interests of key stakeholders in various organisational environments
•systematically collect, analyse and interpret data
•provide advice about how to apply financial models, tools and techniques to improve organisational performance
•understand and apply as appropriate product costing, budgeting, capital budgeting, and other management accounting techniques

Graduates of this course have undertaken various roles including:
•Financial Trader
•Risk Analyst
•Revenue Analyst
•Tax Assistant
•Accounting Associate

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 6 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Degree Programme Director, Newcastle Business School
+44 (0) 191 208 1503