Taught course

International Accounting and Corporate Governance

University of Sussex · Business and Management

Entry requirements

An upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above which contains modules in accounting, or an equivalent professional qualification

Months of entry


Course content

This course provides you with the essential skills and knowledge for a career in management or finance, and develops the managerial and technical analytical skills required by employers in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

Distinctive features of the course are:

  • the global perspective on the interactions between business, management and finance, which is critical to the sustainability of the advanced economies
  • a focus on the growth and development of emerging economies.

This contemporary course brings into focus, among other things, the themes of sustainability, ethics, and corporate and social responsibility.

In addition, building on your prior knowledge of accounting, it provides a rigorous foundation for the application and critical evaluation of management accounting and the regulation and content of International Accounting Standards in an international context. Current debates concerning drivers for change are examined and placed within appropriate contexts, both national and international.


Modules are assessed by a combination of coursework, essays, group and individual reports, and presentations. There are also unseen examinations.

Course Structure

We continue to develop and update our modules for 2017 entry to ensure you have the best student experience. In addition to the course structure below, you may find it helpful to refer to the Modules list. Modules may be subject to change.

Core Modules

Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.

  • Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Corporate and International Finance
  • Global Business
  • Institutions in the Global Financial Market
  • International Corporate Reporting
  • International Financial Accounting 1
  • International Financial Accounting 2
  • Management Accounting & Control
  • Research Methods (Finance, Accounting and Banking)
  • Research Project (International Accounting and Corporate Governance)


Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests.

  • Accounting, Organisations and Society
  • Bank Risk Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Globalisation & Integration: A Long Run Perspective
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Money and Banking
  • Multinational Financial Management
  • The Business Context in East Asia
  • The Business Context in Europe

Information for international students

Please visit: International qualifications for Masters courses or Fees and Scholarships.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Please visit our website for latest fees information: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/masters/2017/business-management-and-economics/international-accounting-and-corporate-governance-msc

The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study. For full details of our scholarships please visit: Masters Scholarships

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment75

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Services
44 (0)1273 872668