Taught course

Accounting and Finance

Queen Mary, University of London · Business Management

Entry requirements

You should have at least a good lower second class honours degree (2:2), or equivalent, in economics, accounting, finance or a related subject. Some background in maths or quantitative subjects is required with good marks. We will also consider business and management-based degrees provided the required maths and quantitative modules have been studied along with at least two finance-based modules. You will be expected to sit pre-sessional mathematics and statistics examinations following an intensive pre-sessional module. IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme offers a contemporary and specialised approach to accountancy and finance, focusing on the exploration of key practical, theoretical and empirical issues. It is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in the financial services industry, professional accountancy, banking and finance or management, as well as providing preparation for academic research.
The programme adopts a critical approach to the study of accountancy and finance, focusing not only on the numbers underlying business operations, but also the wider context and environment within which businesses exist and operate. Compulsory modules enable you to critically examine recent developments in areas such as financial reporting, investment management and corporate governance, while elective modules will enable you to specialise in areas such as risk management, international accounting and financial derivatives.
Why study with us?
  • This programme is offered jointly by the School of Business and Management and School of Economics and Finance (SEF).
  • The School of Economics and Finance contributes its vast knowledge of applied aspects of the financial market.
  • You will acquire an in-depth understanding of key theories, approaches and issues in the field of accounting and finance, an area which has changed significantly since the financial crisis of 2008.
  • You will enhance your career prospects with an understanding of the complex policies and practices in accounting and finance, and their similarities and differences across jurisdictions.
  • You will receive tuition from visiting ‘practitioner’ professors who are City professionals and able to apply theory to real-world scenarios.
  • Our location in east London, close to the business and financial centres of the City of London and Canary Wharf, means that you are conveniently placed to pursue employment opportunities in these areas.

Programme Outline

Compulsory Modules

  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Business Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • EViews and Data Analysis
  • Financial Reporting
  • Investment Management
  • Quantitative Methods for Finance
  • Research Methods for Business Management
  • Pre-sessional support classes for Maths and Statistics (ungraded)


  • Accounting and Value Management
  • Asset Management
  • Behavioural Finance and Decision Making
  • Contemporary Issues in Accounting
  • Financial Derivatives
  • International Accounting
  • International Finance
  • Risk Management for Banking

Core Module

  • Dissertation

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

James Boote, Recruitment and Marketing Officer
+44 (0)20 7882 8569