Taught course

International Accounting and Corporate Governance

University of Sussex · Business and Management

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Entry requirements

You should have a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above (including an average mark of at least 57%).

Your qualification should include modules in accounting. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Months of entry


Course content

Gain a rigorous foundation in:

  • the application and critical evaluation of management accounting
  • the regulation and content of International Accounting Standards.

You’ll study issues in financial reporting to equip you with the technical skills to prepare financial statements as well as a framework for understanding and evaluating the role of accounting regulation. The course will give you a broad global business perspective covering both emerging and developed economies. You also develop the managerial and technical analytical skills required by employers in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

You benefit from studying the unique combination of International Accounting Standards together with corporate governance. This will improve your career prospects in management consultancy as well as large international financial bodies. You’ll also have the opportunity to broaden your knowledge through a range of options.

You’ll have opportunities to engage with employers through networking and guest lectures. This can prove invaluable for future careers.


The University of Sussex Business School is accredited by EQUIS, the most comprehensive institutional accreditation system for business and management schools. Accreditation ensures a rigorous quality control, benchmarking against international standards and is acknowledged worldwide. The MSc has been awarded a four-paper accreditation from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44 (0)1273 872668