Taught course

Accounting and Finance (top-up from ACCA, CIMA, CPA and AIA))

University of Northampton · Division of Accounting and Finance

Entry requirements

Applicants should have successfully completed professional qualifications such as ACA, ACCA, AIA or CIMA or CPA Australia.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Our MSc Accounting and Finance (Top-up) is designed for AIA, ACA, ACCA, CIMA or CPA Australia graduates and aims to provide a means by which the continuing professional and personal needs of accounting practitioners. Specifically, it aims to extend and enhance the understanding and competence gained via professional qualification and to enhance the ability of students to think strategically about management and organisational change.

This course is designed to broaden your specialist knowledge that you have gained at a professional level. In particular the module, ‘Critical Issues in Accounting and Finance’ takes a very hands on approach for you to learn about the key challenges accounting and finance professionals face in the industry. Through this course you will gain an understanding of the nature of the industry and will be encouraged to critically analyse how accounting and finance professionals operate when faced with industry challenges. The Research Methods module provides you with an introduction to research, types of research methodology, formulating and planning a research project, data collection, analysis and presentation of research findings based upon an actual industry specific or corporate focused topic.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
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