Taught course

Finance and Accounting with CIMA

University of the West of Scotland · Business School

Entry requirements

Applicants must have achieved an Honours degree in any business or accounting related discipline or an equivalent international degree qualification.

Applicants with lesser qualifications may also be considered if they have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry, and/or hold other degrees, as long as they have started to study with any accounting and finance professional body, such as CIMA, ACCA etc.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Finance & Accounting was developed in conjunction with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), this course prepares you for a successful career in finance and accounting, working at home or overseas in various business environments.

The master's course offers a portfolio of modules reflecting the needs of those wishing to pursue a career in accounting and/orfinance but who may not have accounting as their first degree. The course focuses on conceptual understanding and practical skills of accounting and finance supplemented by an understanding of the background within which accounting operates.

Graduates can explore a rich diversity of career options in finance and accounting management posts in industry and commerce e.g. management accountant, business analyst, management consultant, finance manager, chief financial officer.

You may also choose to pursue a research career or further management qualifications such as an MBA or DBA.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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