Our programme comprises of six core accounting and finance modules, one optional module from two options, and a dissertation in a relevant area.
- Advanced Financial Reporting and Analysis
- Advanced Management Accounting for Decision Making
- Case Studies in Management Accounting
- Advanced Performance Management
- Project Management
- Research Methods
- Strategic Risk Management
- Contemporary Issues in Financial Accounting
On graduating from the programme, you will know how to:
- Critically understand the underlying principles and theories of financial reporting and analysis in the international context and demonstrate extensive knowledge with the recent development of international accounting and reporting standards and practices.
- Assess current developments in strategic financial accounting, management accounting and social, environmental and sustainability accounting in theoretical, practical and historical contexts.
- Critically understand the principles and underlying theories of corporate finance and equity investments.
- Apply appropriate strategic management accounting techniques for strategic planning, control and performance management and analyse a business project and identify where improvements could have been made.
- Identify, conceptualise and define a research question(s) and justify its relevance to practice and its significance as a potential contribution to existing knowledge.
- Critically evaluate a range of complex scenarios and generate evidence-based solutions using contemporary research methods/methodologies in the context of relevant accounting and finance theories and sound organisational management principles, especially in the area of financial and management accounting.
- Interpret, assess and communicate knowledge and information effectively using a range of analytical tools for presenting, communicating and assessing financial and accounting strategies with academic, professional or practical contexts, both as an individual and as part of a team.
Guest lectures will be a significant feature of the programme. Topical, international case-based and research material will be used to encourage learner autonomy, empowerment, the development of higher order thinking skills and cooperative group activities, such as team presentations. At the start of modules you’ll be given more directed tutor support and will be encouraged to provide peer support and constructive feedback.
Traditional lectures, seminars and tutorials will also feature throughout the programme.
'Live' business problems with a wide range of organisations across different market sectors will be used as assessments in several of the modules and you’ll be required to provide recommendations.
You’ll also be assessed using a variety of other methods, including report and essay writing and closed book examinations.