Taught course

Accounting and Data Analytics

Institution
University of Portsmouth · Department of Accounting and Financial Management
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Overview

The digitalisation of accounting and financial management in modern business means that professionals with the skills and aptitude to identify, analyse and use vast amounts of financial data are in high demand.

On this Accounting and Data Analytics Master's degree, you'll build a proficiency in accounting, expanding your knowledge of accounting and analytical software, report writing, and data and critical analysis. You'll get the confidence and skill to use the findings from the data you analyse to make strategic business decisions.

You'll graduate with a flexible and sought after skill set, opening the door to jobs in banking, accounting and the financial sector, as well as more specific roles like forensic accounting.

What you'll experience

On this Accounting and Data Analytics Master's course you'll:

  • Combine big data theory, business acumen and communication ability into a sought after skill set
  • Improve your financial analysis and data visualisation skills
  • Learn how to prepare and analyse accounts
  • Get experience with analytical software
  • Learn how to effectively analyse financial data to achieve certain goals, such as internal auditing
  • Access the same data, analytics and software used by city traders in our Bloomberg Suite
  • Study alongside students from our MSc Forensic Accounting and MSc Accounting and Finance courses, so you'll experience other areas of accounting and get a better idea of what to expect in the workplace
  • Develop transferable skills such as business acumen, professional ethics, critical analysis, report writing, communication skills and data analysis
  • Be able to attend guest lectures, which illustrate how you can apply the knowledge and skill you learn in industry
  • Study modules that accelerate the path to membership of accounting professional bodies after the course

Programming skills are not required on this course.

Work experience and career planning

To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course.

We can help you identify placements, internships, voluntary roles and other opportunities to build your CV.

Careers and opportunities

When you finish this Accounting and Data Analytics Master's course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.

What can you do with an Accounting and Data Analytics Master's degree?

Areas that you could go on to work in include:

  • accounting
  • banking
  • financial sector businesses
  • internal and external auditing
  • forensic technology
  • professional services

What jobs can you do with an Accounting and Data Analytics Master's degree?

  • Roles you could go onto include:
  • management accountant
  • financial accountant
  • external auditor
  • internal auditor
  • financial analyst
  • consultant

Other graduates have set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Fees and funding

UK students
TBC
International students
TBC

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Faculty
Email
bal-enquiries@port.ac.uk
Phone
02392 842991