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. See website for more details.

Months of entry


Course content

Ranked in the top 1% globally, the triple-accredited Henley Business School is the ideal destination if you want to study business and management at postgraduate level. You’ll learn from internationally renowned academic experts and thought leaders who have relevant 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, as well as our involvement in high-profile academic conferences such as UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development). All of our programmes take a practical, research-led approach to business and management. Our interactive teaching methods will enable you to evaluate and discuss complex topics, giving you an unrivalled insight into the challenges facing organisations in an international context, with a particular emphasis on governance and ethical dilemmas. We are committed to attracting only the strongest applicants, and to developing outstanding professionals and business leaders. You can be certain that our staff will work hard to bring out the very best in you, to develop a range of transferable business skills and technical knowledge that will enable you to achieve your career goals and aspirations.

• 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

• This programme is granted exemptions from four Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) professional exams: BA1 - BA4.

Career and personal development planning is integral to our master’s programmes. Our team of supportive professionals give you the fundamental tools needed to achieve your career aspirations. You will enhance your prospects in a range of careers related to your first degree discipline or in a general business management role. Depending on the programme, you will also be suitably equipped for specialist roles in accounting, finance, international business and entrepreneurship. Employers include large corporations, multinational enterprises and government agencies.

Information for international students

Henley Business School requires a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 (with no element below 6.0) to enter all programmes.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Professor Peter Miskell