Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Accounting and Financial Management

This is a generalist MSc and will be relevant to those who wish to pursue a career in accounting and those who require a thorough knowledge of accounting as budget holders. We seek students from different areas in business/management, accounting and finance, or those with a quantitative background. We take a genuinely interdisciplinary approach to the subject, which offers you an innovative way of learning about topics that cannot be pigeonholed into one particular area. Because our students come from such a variety of backgrounds and range in age and experience, you will find our class discussions a stimulating arena in which to explore new ideas and topics. Based in the School of Business, Economics and Informatics, the Department of Management is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy in the broad field of management. Our academic staff are active researchers as well as enthusiastic teachers, and regularly publish cutting-edge articles in the world's leading journals. We have particular research strengths in international business and strategy, the management of innovation and entrepreneurship, human resource management, corporate governance, sport management and marketing, as well as financial management and accounting. We offer students of all ages and backgrounds a chance to study either part-time or full-time in our department and to gain an internationally recognised University of London qualification.

Course modules

You take 8 compulsory modules, plus a 12,000-word dissertation on any area of accounting or financial management. Full-time modules: Applied Financial Management; Contemporary issues in Financial Reporting for Complex Entities; Financial Modelling; Management Accounting and Decision Making 1; Management Accounting and Decision Making 2; Multinational Financial Management; Principles of Financial Reporting; Valuation Analysis and Risk Management . Part-time modules - Year 1: Applied Financial Management; Financial Modelling; Management Accounting and Decision Making 1; Management Accounting and Decision Making 2; Multinational Financial Management; Valuation Analysis and Risk Management . Part-time modules - Year 2: Applied Financial Management; Contemporary issues in Financial Reporting for Complex Entities; Principles of Financial Reporting. MSc Accounting and Financial Management dissertation: MSc Dissertation.

Assessment methods

Short tests, written examinations, coursework, group work and poster sessions. Minimum pass mark of 50%.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2018 GBP 11,250 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2018 GBP 11,250 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2018 GBP 11,250 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2018 GBP 17,425 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2018 GBP 11,250 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Part-time October 2018 GBP 8,700 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2018 GBP 5,625 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Management
Telephone number: 
02076316670