At a time of global concern with international financial and accounting issues, including the so-called 'credit crunch' and associated problems with liquidity and solvency, it is vital that managers are aware of accounting and financial standards and their application.
Our course will enable you to follow an academically rigorous course of study in the area of accounting and financial analysis, whilst giving due consideration to the environment in which practitioners must operate.
The tutor team involved in the development and delivery of our course are closely linked with the accountancy profession and include authors, examiners and markers for the international bodies.
On successful completion of our course you should be able to comment critically, and with some insight, on a range of accounting and financial problems and issues. You will also be able to work independently or as a member of a group: able to identify problems, evaluate possible solutions, and work to implement suitable changes.
Additional course information
Our course aims to:
* provide you with a general foundation for subsequent practice as an accountant or financial manager in a large, possibly international, organisation
* stimulate, and offer the opportunity to develop, a critical perspective of current developments in a range of accounting and financial issues.
Our Postgraduate Diploma and Masters awards:
* provide an opportunity for detailed research
* enable the development of analytical and research skills.
Our Masters award produces appropriately skilled accounting and financial experts.
Core modules: PG Cert
* Accounting Through Audit
* Decision Making and Problem Solving
* Strategic Financial Analysis
Core modules: PG Dip
* International Accounting
* Strategic Management Accounting
* Research Methods for Managers
Core modules: MSc Postgraduate Project Optional modules
* International Financial Markets
* International Business Environment
* International Corporate Finance
* Venture Capital and Private Equity
* Management Theory into Management Practice: Global Perspectives
* Finance for Non-Financial Managers
Assessment is through exercises, written assignments, presentations, examinations or any combination of these. Assessments can be completed either as part of a group or on an individual basis.
A highly participative approach to teaching and learning is adopted, with considerable use of discussions, group work, case studies and presentations. You will also be expected to supplement each formal taught hour with three hours of self-managed study and learning, under general guidance from your module tutor.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.