Taught course

International Accounting and Finance

University of Birmingham · Birmingham Business School

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Entry requirements

At least an upper second-class degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent. For those not qualified for direct entry to the one-year MSc programmes, a preliminary year is available. We welcome postgraduate applications from candidates offering a range of overseas qualifications. As well as achieving appropriate grades in your examinations, you also need to submit official transcripts of your qualifications translated into English and showing the subjects and grades obtained.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme, on offer since the 1960s, has developed to reflect our wide interests. It encompasses accounting in its international, public and private contexts, corporate financial management, private sector investment and foreign exchange markets.

The programme aims to give you a deep knowledge of the theoretical and empirical literature that provides the background to understanding changes and innovations in accounting and finance. You also acquire a range of skills that can be used to solve real-world problems.

You take six modules, including compulsory ones on Financial Accounting Theory and Policy and Theory of Financial Management. You can also choose from a wide range of options and must submit a dissertation on a topic of your choice.

Modules include:

  • Financial Accounting Theory and Policy
  • Theory of Financial Management
  • Foreign Exchange and International Money Markets
  • Management Accounting
  • Managing Public Money
  • Dissertation
  • Empirical Topics in Accounting and Corporate Finance
  • International Business Taxation
  • International Business Finance
  • International Financial Statement Analysis
  • Public Sector Accounting
  • Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Auditing Theory and Practice

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Information for international students

International students can find details of scholarships at www.international.bham.ac.uk/scholarships

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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