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University of Salford: Accounting and finance

Institution University of Salford
Department Salford Business School
Telephone 0161 295 4545
Study type Taught


The ability to understand and control the finances of a business are essential to an organisation’s success; good accountancy skills and financial management experience are highly sought after and provide the basis for a rewarding career.

Designed for graduates looking to start work, professionals aspiring to develop their career or those preparing to study for the exams of the professional bodies, this Accounting and Finance postgraduate degree is highly practical and future facing. The Master’s programme covers a variety of operational and functional concepts and practices as well as the technology that supports them. You will also look closely at how these aspects integrate with the management of global organisations.

The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the course tracks the CIMA syllabus. When you successfully complete the course, you will gain exemptions from 11 CIMA exams (leaving 4 to complete after graduation). The programme is also accredited by EFMD, the leading international system of quality assessment, improvement and accreditation of business programmes. These accreditations are your assurance of the quality of the course.

You will study at Salford Business School, on the Peel Park campus, close to Manchester city centre. Manchester is a vibrant financial centre and, with financial headquarters nearby, you will have plenty of opportunities for industry engagement and networking.

You will: - Study a practically-focussed course, learning from industry experts

  • Work with the appropriate tools of analysis to understand the basic mechanics of banks’ financial instruments

  • Develop your knowledge and technical skills of financial reporting

  • Examine the most important issues in corporate finance

  • Learn advanced management accounting techniques for decision-making

  • Follow your own areas of interest from a choice of optional modules

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