University of Aberdeen: Accounting and Finance (MScEcon)

InstitutionUniversity of Aberdeen View institution profile
Department Business School
Web http://www.abdn.ac.uk
Email study@abdn.ac.uk
Telephone +44 (0) 1224 272090
Study type Taught

Summary

Status and earning potential are just two of the benefits of being an accountant. An accounting qualification can open doors worldwide in any industry. This specialised 'conversion' programme is designed specifically to enhance employment prospects. It assumes little or no business knowledge at undergraduate level and helps graduates from any discipline break into this highly skilled profession, gaining the key business skills to advance a career in the finance sector in a single year.

You may have recently graduated, but feel the subject you graduated in has its limits. Equally, you might be already in work, yet just feel that a new start in accountancy or finance would be a more rewarding career path. Whatever your background, if you are looking to progress into a financial or accounting career, the knowledge, skills and networks offered by this MSc will help you position you for success.

A career in accounting or financial services requires an in-depth understanding of both the theory and practical knowledge of accounting and finance. This programme offers students the opportunity to master a wide range of financial tools and so acquire a solid foundation of key accounting and finance topics (without any requirement of having previously studied accounting or finance). while developing the necessary skills for management roles in these areas.

2 course options

Qualification MScEcon
Level SCQF Level 11
Entry requirements

This programme is open to graduates from any discipline and does not require business or management study to be completed at undergraduate level.

Our minimum entry requirement for this programme is a degree at 2:2 (lower second class) UK Honours level (or a degree from a non-UK institution which is judged by the University to be of equivalent worth).

Assessment

The programme assesses the competency and skills that you will need in the financial world in a number of ways. You will give individual and group presentations, prepare reports, sit traditional exams, write academic essays and complete the Dissertation over the summer period.

Modules

Modules include: Issues in Corporate Finance; Economic Analysis; accounting; Quantitative Methods; Financial Analysis and International Accounting; Management Accounting; Portfolio Analysis; and Professional Accounting or Studies in Accounting; dissertation.

We will endeavour to make all course options available; however, these may be subject to timetabling and other constraints.

Location King's Campus
King's College
Aberdeen
AB24 3FX

Fees

EU 7800 GBP for Whole course
England 7800 GBP for Whole course
Northern Ireland 7800 GBP for Whole course
Scotland 7800 GBP for Whole course
Wales 7800 GBP for Whole course
Channel Islands 7800 GBP for Whole course
International 16900 GBP for Whole course

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University of Aberdeen Founded in 1495, the University of Aberdeen is the fifth-oldest university in the UK, and combines ancient tradition with the best in modern teaching and study facilities.

The University is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world, with an excellent reputation for teaching quality and research. In fact, over the years, 5 Novel Prizes have been awarded for work carried out or begun ...

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