Taught course

Accounting and Finance

University of Reading · Henley Business School

Entry requirements

Normally a good first or second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) in accounting/finance or with significant accounting/finance content. Applicants with professional accounting qualifications will also be considered for entry.

Months of entry


Course content

* Advanced programme for students who are accounting graduates or equivalent
* Understand the role of finance in the contemporary commercial environment
* Learn to make judgements on complex commercial issues
* Suited to anyone who wants to enter a career in financial markets or advisory/financial services
* Provides the opportunity to gain exemption from four Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) professional exams (BA1 to BA4)

About the Department

Business (Pre-experience) at Reading

Henley Business School is consistently ranked in the world’s top 50 business schools by the Financial Times and The Economist, and we hold triple-accredited status from the UK, European and US accrediting bodies (AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB), putting us among the world’s leading business schools.
You’ll learn from internationally renowned academic experts and thought leaders who have relevant academic and practical experience in international business, marketing, entrepreneurship, human resource management and accounting.

You’ll also benefit from our close connections with international organisations and senior industry leaders.

Our programmes have a research-led approach to business and management situations. Our engaging teaching approach will involve you in the analysis of business situations, giving you insight into the challenges and dilemmas facing organisations in local and international contexts.

We attract strong applicants from around the world, all wishing to develop business and personal capabilities within a world-renowned school, and you will go on to join Henley’s impressive international alumni network.

Our staff bring research and practical know-how to help you develop a range of transferable business skills and technical knowledge, and to help you achieve your career goals and aspirations.

Information for international students

IELTS: 7.0 overall with no element less than 6.0 (or equivalent).

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

    Accreditation The programme has accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA), which provides for exemptions from Certificate level exams C01 to C05.

Course contact details

Global Recruitment Team