University of Portsmouth: Accounting and Finance

InstitutionUniversity of Portsmouth View institution profile
Department Faculty of Business and Law
Web www.port.ac.uk/study/postgraduate
Email bal-enquiries@port.ac.uk
Telephone 023 9284 2991
Study type Taught

Summary

Overview Accounting and finance experts are always in demand, so if you've studied a business discipline at undergraduate level – and have an eye for detail and the drive to succeed in a challenging business environment – our MSc Accounting and Finance degree course is the way to take your ambitions further.

You'll learn the key principles and practices of accounting and finance and examine how they affect global business and sustainable wealth creation. You'll also get transferable skills, such as analytical and problem-solving techniques that will be invaluable in any business environment.

You'll graduate from the MSc Accounting and Finance degree course with the skills needed for a successful career in the accountancy and finance professions, ranging from management accounting to corporate finance, as well as all the skills required to excel in business.

Accredited by: This course is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

What you'll experience On this course, you'll: * Learn how to write and interpret financial statements, to monitor, control and plan for the ongoing success of an organisation

  • Understand accounting and finance from both a strategic and management perspective, ranging from business planning and strategic management accounting to corporate financial management and corporate governance

  • Have the chance to use the University’s Bloomberg terminals to monitor and analyse financial market data movements and trades

  • Improve your commercial skills with our business simulation software, with technicians on-hand to help out when needed

  • Receive support and mentoring from staff – including our Study Support Tutors – in formal meetings and also via social media

  • Tap in to our Library’s vast selection of electronic resources, which include 24-hour internet access and access to our online journals

Careers and opportunities When you graduate, you'll be exempt from all five Certificate Level papers of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Additionally, CIMA's 'Gateway' route gives MSc Accounting and Finance graduates the opportunity to sit one paper which combines their Management level papers P2, F2 and E2. If you complete this successfully, you'll also be exempt from all of CIMA's Operational level and Certificate level papers. For the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), we currently have exemptions from Fundamentals Level papers F1 - F4.

What jobs can you do with an Accounting and Finance degree?

When you graduate, you'll be in a strong position to pursue a career in: *Auditing * Financial accounting

  • Management accounting

  • Corporate finance

  • Financial planning

  • Insurance

  • Banking

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Taught qualification or independent research? On-campus teaching or online part-time study? At Portsmouth, you can choose from a wide range of subjects and modes of study.

Why Portsmouth?

  •    5***** rated for excellence in the QS World University rankings 2021
  • Outstanding Gold-rated teaching for our students (TEF)
  • Dedicated Graduate School supporting all research students
  • 84% satisfaction with course quality (PTES Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2020
  • Master’s Scholarships available for high achievers

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