2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (e.g. a GPA of 3.0 or above) in any subject, with at least five courses in accounting or finance.
International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.
Months of entry
This programme will provide you with current practical and theoretical knowledge of international accounting and financial management. By the end you will be able to understand and analyse the financial statements of global businesses.
- You will benefit from the latest teaching methods and most recent research into areas including international financial reporting, management accounting and control, and corporate financial management.
- The programme is part-accredited for the Diploma stage of the Chartered Insurance Institute.
- By the end of the programme you will have developed excellent analytical and critical thinking skills.
You will take four core and two optional courses, and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation, on an accounting related theme. Teaching is through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials.
- Foundations of international corporate finance
- International financial accounting for multinational companies
- Issues in accounting research
- Management accounting and control.
Optional courses may include
- Accounting and business ethics
- Advanced international corporate reporting
- Audit, risk and control
- Climate change policies and accountability issues
- Global issues in management accounting
- Governing risk and uncertainty
- Human right & business
- Social and environmental accounting.
The central role of accounting and finance in today’s society makes our postgraduate degrees a sound basis for many stimulating and prestigious career opportunities and our graduates are in demand. The qualification can be a springboard into other areas, such as management consultancy, tax, or general management. In the last few years a growing number of our graduates have chosen to follow other paths into challenging careers in the financial sector. Recent graduates have been employed by companies including KPMG, Deloitte, Bank of Shanghai, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Our dedicated College of Social Sciences Employability Officer works with students to enhance their employability.
Information for international students
For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training):
- overall score 6.5
- two sub-tests no less than 6.5, no sub-test less than 6.0
- or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification:
Common equivalent English language qualifications
All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:
- ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than:
- Reading: 20
- Listening: 19
- Speaking: 19
- Writing: 23
- CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
- CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
- PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
- Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests
For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.
The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Adam Smith Business School