University of Bolton: Accountancy and Financial Management (MSc)

InstitutionUniversity of Bolton View institution profile
Department Accountancy
Telephone 01204 903903
Study type Taught


Aimed at professionals working in the business, accountancy and finance sectors, our MSc in Accountancy and Financial Management focuses on the principles and practice of these key areas, as well as covering wider management issues. Our highly qualified and experienced team are dedicated to helping you achieve your career goals.

Aligned to the Final Year ACCA programme, our MSc in Accountancy and Financial Management is designed to support your career development in business, accounting and financial management roles. It offers the finance, accountancy and broader management knowledge that can be central to success in many private and public sector industries.

Our dedicated, highly qualified and experienced team will lead you in an exploration of the principles and practice of financial management and accounting, the context in which they operate, and how they are managed. We’ll support you to learn the applied skills involved in financial reporting and financial management, as well as wider management issues such as corporate and social responsibility, business ethics, risk and business strategy, financial performance, and taxation/auditing.

You’ll be encouraged to explore research methods, giving you the chance to gain an understanding of a range of research tools and analytical techniques. This knowledge will be of value when you undertake your Master’s dissertation – carrying out a substantial piece of research on an accountancy or financial management issue will enhance your critical and investigative skills, and could benefit your professional practice, too.

4 course options

Qualification MSc
Level RQF Level 7
Entry requirements

Applicants must possess a minimum of a 2.2 UK Honours degree (or equivalent) in accounting. Applicants with a business undergraduate degree will be considered, and will be counselled towards taking the financial management and financial performance options. Accountancy undergraduate students have the option of completing this master’s course alongside the final year ACCA. For applicants who have not studied their previous qualifications in English, an academic IELTS score of at least 6.5 will be required.


Applicants submit a dissertation for which they carry out a substantial piece of research on an accountancy or financial strategy issue.


Corporate and Social Responsibility; Corporate Reporting; Business Analysis, Risk & Decision Management; Advanced Financial Management; Advanced Performance Management; Advanced Taxation; Advanced Audit & Assurance; Dissertation and Research Methods For Accountants.

Location Main Site
Deane Road

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