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University College Birmingham: Finance and Accounting

Institution University College Birmingham
Department Business School - PG
Study type Taught


This course is accredited by the University of Warwick

OVERVIEW Are you fascinated by today’s complex global financial environment? Thinking of changing career, or just want to develop your skills and knowledge for the finance sector? Our Finance and Accounting postgraduate course will help mould you into a strong decision maker, able to deal with the accounting and finance-related challenges facing local and international organisations in the modern world.

Our Finance and Accounting course encourages you to engage with real-world business problems throughout your studies. Working closely with professional practitioners, you will be exposed to the latest technology and become familiar with the essential digital tools used in the industry. You will also have the opportunity to learn within a live environment in our state-of-the-art Financial Trading Suite, one of the biggest among all UK universities and the first to be powered by Infront Professional Terminal.

Working with the likes of ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW, this course is designed to ensure you are highly skilled upon graduation and enables you to apply for exemptions from professional exams. Our master's in finance and accounting is accredited by CIMA and includes 11 exemptions* from the CIMA qualification, which is achieved through the successful completion of the CIMA Master’s Gateway route.

*Please note: the amount of exemptions you receive will depend on the modules studied, and students completing the PGDip pathway will not receive 11 exemptions.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE? - Excellent facilities – Our Financial Trading Suite supports the develop of your skills in professional trading

  • Practical application – Put your skills into practice working on live client cases with local and international businesses

  • In-depth research – Study a topic that interests you and is relevant to your career ambitions for your final research project

  • Industry approved – We have close links with industry employers while completing our course will allow you to apply for a range of exemptions from professional exams, including 11 CIMA exemptions

FACILITIES Students on our accounting and finance courses at University College Birmingham enjoy a wealth of practical learning opportunities in our cutting-edge Financial Trading Suite. The facility features 21 workstations, two large wall screens and a scrolling ticker providing real-time global market information. Our suite is also the first university trading suite in the country to be powered by Infront Professional Terminal, offering unique benefits in using and sharing data.

If you want to set up your own business, our Enterprise Hive provides a wide range of start-up support, including incubation space, tailored mentoring from industry experts and networking opportunities.

Students on our postgraduate courses also have exclusive access to our dedicated postgraduate suite in McIntyre House, providing study and meeting spaces, PCs and other facilities.

ACCREDITATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS Our Financial Trading Suite is powered by Infront Professional Terminal.

Our course enables you to apply for a range of exemptions from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) upon completion.

CAREERS AND PROGRESSION Examples of careers you could pursue following this course: - Chartered management accountant

  • Mortgage adviser

  • Financial risk analyst

  • Retail banker

  • Data analyst

  • Purchasing manager

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Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip

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