Taught course

Accounting, Governance and Financial Management

University of Sheffield · Management School

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) in any subject or an approved professional qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme will explore the financial management of a range of organisations.

The first semester will set the scene with foundation modules, then you will be guided into more advanced material. On graduation, you will be fully equipped to take on an advanced accounting or financial management role in a variety of organisations.

The special emphasis on governance means that this masters is ideal if you want to be a financial manager in an organisation or if you want to go into financial services, as an auditor, for example.

Like all our masters, this programme will combine rigorous academic work with practical experience. Through seminars, group work, real-life case studies and a dissertation, you’ll develop the skills – and the judgement – to practise financial management in any sector.

Core modules:

  • Corporate Governance
  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis
  • Research Methods for Finance and Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Dissertation

Examples of optional modules:

  • Four of the following:
    • International Financial Reporting
    • Performance Management
    • Quantitative Methods for Finance and Accounting
    • Corporate Finance
    • International Corporate Governance
    • Philosophical Perspectives on Accounting, Financial Management and Finance
    • Supply Chain Accounting and Finance
    • Comparative Finance and Financial Services


Lectures, seminars, case studies, group work for collaborative learning, and web-based discussion groups.


  • Essays;
  • Practical work and presentations;
  • Exams;
  • Dissertation.

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with 6.0 in each other component, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Tutor
+44 (0) 114 222 3376