Taught course

Accounting and Finance

Institution
University of Aberdeen · University of Aberdeen Business School
Qualifications
MSc(Econ)

Entry requirements

This programme is open to graduates from any discipline and does not require business or management study to be completed at undergraduate level.

Our minimum entry requirement for this programme is a degree at 2:2 (lower second class) UK Honours level (or a degree from a non-UK institution which is judged by the University to be of equivalent worth).

Months of entry

September

Course content

Status and earning potential are just two of the benefits of being an accountant. An accounting qualification can open doors worldwide in any industry.

This specialised 'conversion' progamme is designed specifically to enhance employment prospects. It assumes little or no business knowledge at undergraduate level and helps graduates from any discipline break into this highly skilled profession, gaining the key business skills to advance a career in the finance sector in a single year.

You may have recently graduated, but feel the subject you graduated in has its limits. Equally, you might be already in work, yet just feel that a new start in accountancy or finance would be a more rewarding career path.

Whatever your background, if you are looking to progress into a financial or accounting career, the knowledge, skills and networks offered by this MSc will help you position you for success.

A career in accounting or financial services requires an in-depth understanding of both the theory and practical knowledge of accounting and finance. This programme offers students the opportunity to master a wide range of financial tools and so acquire a solid foundation of key accounting and finance topics (without any requirement of having previously studied accounting or finance). while developing the necessary skills for management roles in these areas.

Led by renowned Academics and top practitioners, you gain access to the latest finance research, software and techniques. Our strong links with financial institutions, recruiters and practitioners ensure a focus on tangible, marketable employability skills, relevant to the real financial world.

  • You pick up practical outputs and industry certifications from one of the most prestigious accounting bodies in the world, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW).
  • Our Professional Accounting module comes complete with the International Reporting Standards Certificate, IFRS used by the majority of countries around the world.
  • Students have access to top notch facilities, including the UK’s First University Trading Room, to support in-depth understanding of finance in practice. This virtual trading room gives you access to the same professional tool used by major international financial services companies. At no extra cost, you can also earn the Datastream certificates to demonstrate your ability to handle professional investing tools.

Qualification and course duration

MSc(Econ)

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
School Administrator
Email
study@abdn.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1224 273235