Taught course

Finance and Accounting

University of Sheffield · Management School

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 in business or related subject.

Months of entry


Course content

About the course

This course brings together theoretical and applied expertise in finance and accounting practices. You’ll gain a good understanding of the basics of financial statement analysis, corporate governance and international finance as well as the quantitative and analytical skills essential for developing fundamental problem-solving skills.

You can apply to base your dissertation on project work with an external organisation. Recent projects include group nominal structure for a multinational engineering firm, and developing a funding strategy for a Sheffield-based capital investment programme.

Your career

Our graduates work for companies such as Adidas, ASDA, Boots, ExxonMobil, HSBC, Morgan Stanley, Pepsico International, Sainsbury’s and Vodafone. Their job titles include Head of Business Enhancement, Management Consultant, Product Marketing Manager, Web Marketing Consultant and Campaign Manager.

An MBA can help you change direction or progress faster within your organisation. A specialist MSc can take you into a particular field of management such as human resources, finance or marketing. You might be inspired to set up a company of your own.

How we teach

We teach management from a truly global perspective, and our courses are based on pioneering research into the challenges faced by businesses everywhere.

We’ll teach you how to identify opportunities, solve problems and inspire others. Many of our teaching staff are world-class researchers working in policy-relevant areas. Our courses are based on their research.

We bring in guest speakers from business, local government and industry. You can apply to carry out a project with an external organisation as part of your course. We also offer you the chance to spend the summer at another university overseas.

The perfect learning environment

Sheffield University Management School moved to a newly refurbished building in 2013. Close to the Students’ Union, Sheffield city centre and the Peak District, these high-quality facilities are designed to stimulate study and the exchange of ideas.


The School is Triple Crown accredited, placing it in the top one per cent of business schools globally. Courses are also accredited by EQUIS and AACSB, as well as specialist institutions including the Chartered Management Institute, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the British Psychological Society, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, and the Institute of Consulting. For more about accreditation see our website.

Core modules

  • Corporate Finance
  • Research Methods for Finance and Accounting
  • Comparative Finance and Financial Services
  • Quantitative Methods for Finance and Accounting
  • Dissertation

Examples of optional modules

Five of the following:

  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis
  • Risk and Uncertainty
  • Issues in Finance
  • International Finance
  • Emerging Market Finance
  • Philosophical Perspectives on Accounting, Financial Management and Finance
  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Corporate Governance

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with 6.5 in writing and 6 in each other component, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
+44 (0)114 222 3376