Coventry University: Professional Accounting

InstitutionCoventry University View institution profile
Department Coventry University London
Study type Taught


The course has been devised in close collaboration with industry experts and informed by the advice of senior practitioners in this field. You’ll enhance your accounting skills while also developing into a strategic thinker – the consummate professional, ready to take your place as an accountant or a business leader in industry.

This is the only master’s course in the UK linked to SAP, the market leader in enterprise application software. Two course modules are delivered 100% using SAP, which will provide you with an excellent grounding in industry-standard software – helping to ensure you’re workplace-ready. Once you graduate, you’ll be able to qualify more quickly as an SAP practitioner, if you chose to pursue this.

You’ll study at our campus in the heart of London, one of the world’s busiest and most successful financial centres. You’ll be a stone’s throw from world-famous institutions such as the Bank of England and the London Stock Exchange, and you’ll be within easy reach of Britain’s second financial centre, Canary Wharf.

You’ll spend time working on our simulated trading floor. We’re one of very few universities to train students to use Bloomberg terminals, which bring together real-time data and research on all the markets plus powerful analytic tools. You’ll become proficient with S&P Capital IQ, enabling you to research and analyse publicly traded companies and develop your overall market awareness. These platforms are used routinely in many organisations around the world, so you’ll add a distinctive and innovative edge to your skills.

The learning on this course is applied, which is to say that you’ll test out what you learn either in the workplace or in workplace simulations – which might include our trading floor, seminars, client case studies, or software-based projects and exercises. You’ll have plenty of exposure to business, with field trips (one of which will be overseas), networking, guest lecturers, and the opportunity to do work experience with an employer, or a consultancy project with a real client, in your final term.

You’ll be taught by supportive, highly qualified tutors who have substantial career experience in accounting and finance. Some are research-active; others are well-published; some speak at international conferences; and some have strong links with the professional associations. All of them will use their wide network of contacts to create opportunities for you to have regular contact with industry.

Key course benefits;

+ You’ll take a major step towards qualifying as an accountant, if that’s what you choose.

+ There are plenty of opportunities to network with and hear from industry experts, both in and out of the classroom

+ You’ll have the opportunity for field trips within the UK (Bank of England or Canary Wharf) and an overseas visit

+ This is the only master’s programme in the UK linked to SAP – so you’ll become proficient with the world’s leading enterprise platform

+ Course content is aligned with the requirements of the leading professional associations for accounting, including the ACCA, ICAEW and CIMA

+ This new programme is right up to date with what employers are looking for, because the curriculum was designed in collaboration with industry experts

+ You’ll use our fantastic simulated trading floor, featuring the latest technology used in finance and accounting, including Bloomberg Terminals and S&P Capital IQ.

+ You’ll do a final major project which offers your choice of a significant piece of work, including a consultancy project with a real client or an internship with an employer

+ Our London campus is located within the iconic Square Mile, so you’ll be surrounded by historic institutions and all the buzz of one of the world’s busiest financial districts


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