Finance and Accounting - Extended MSc

This course enables entry onto the MSc Finance and Accounting if you did not gain a first or second class honours at degree level (or equivalent). It will add to your existing skills and knowledge providing you with enhanced understanding and abilities which will prepare you for Masters courses.

The MSc Finance and Accounting is aimed at providing you with an in-depth grounding for your professional and/or academic career in finance, business and accounting. Previous students studying this course have taken up appointments in large financial institutions, national government departments and international banks.

This course develops your strategic understanding and critical thinking of the main finance principles and theories that support and inform corporate financial decisions and upon which modern business decision making is based. In addition, it provides you with an opportunity to develop practical skills and theoretical understanding of finance for international business. You will explore the importance of accounting information in the management of corporations and a variety of approaches small firms follow to secure finance to survive and succeed in the hyper-competitive market. You will have the opportunity to evaluate the impact of organisational theories and corporate governance on corporations in an international context. In this modern globalised business environment you will explore the key factors that affect international business management.

Your research skills will be developed and you can apply this knowledge through an independent piece of research in an accounting or finance related topic.

MSc Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
12 months Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

The applicant will have normally occupied a position of management responsibility for a minimum of two years within an organisation;

Any undergraduate degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent, or a professional qualification and/or experience considered to be equivalent to the above;

A reference from a tutor who has supervised the applicant’s undergraduate studies and/or employer;

Students may apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) subject to the guidelines set out in the RPL Handbook. RPL includes accreditation of prior certificated learning and /or accreditation of prior experiential learning.

Applications are also welcome from individuals who do not possess the above qualifications but who have significant management experience and are able to demonstrate previous non-certificated learning equivalent to the above. In such cases, admission to the programme will be based on an evaluation of the applicant’s ability to continue to benefit from and achieve the award.

Location of Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Wolverhampton