Taught course

Strategic Accounting

Ulster University · Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics

Entry requirements

Applicants must have completed the 9 ACCA papers which comprise the Essential Knowledge and Essential Skills modules of the ACCA qualification or to have been exempted from these papers by having gained:

(i) a second class honours degree in Accounting or better from a university of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, or from a recognised national awarding body, or from an institution of another country which has been recognised as being of an equivalent standard; or

(ii) an equivalent standard (normally 50%) in a Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma or an approved alternative qualification in Accounting;


have completed enrolment as a student of ACCA;


provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent).The English language requirements for non-native English speakers is IELTS 6.0 with no contributing band below 5.5 or equivalent SELT (S).

English Language Requirements

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Months of entry


Course content

Do you aspire to become a leader within the global accounting profession?

The MSc Strategic Accounting is an excellent way to advance your career within this competitive and highly rewarding sector.

Give yourself an additional edge in the accounting and professional services by getting the finance, technology, leadership and advanced accounting skills employers are looking for.

This programme will help you obtain ACCA membership, while gaining a Masters with employment relevant skills.

All ACCA’s strategic professional papers are embedded into the programme, so you will be ready to complete all the examinations of the ACCA professional qualification.

As well helping you achieve your ACCA membership, this programme provides the opportunity to work with an employer on a live project, ensuring the course is relevant and provides you with workplace ready skills.

Over 18 months, you will cover topics such as strategic business leadership, strategic business reporting, advanced taxation or advanced financial management, advanced performance management or advanced audit and assurance, and cyber security or data analytics.

ACCA members are in increasing demand across the globe. If you want to be part of this growth, this course is for you.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Ryan Quinn