Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Accounting and Finance

The MSc Accounting and Finance programme is suitable for anyone wishing to acquire specialist knowledge within the realm of accountancy and finance, and who aspire to pursue a career in the financial sector, either as an analyst or accountant. This programme offers a suite modules, core and optional, which will enable learners to choose some modules to suit their individual needs and interest. This MSc is also suitable for individuals who aim to become professionally qualified accountants as it offers modules which are closely aligned to the Professional level syllabus of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification. By choosing a set combination of modules, learners can simultaneously cover key aspects of ACCA's Professional level syllabus. All the Finance based Masters programmes within the School of Management have full access to the Financial Times on-line and the opportunity to learn and carry out practical work in our dedicated, state-of-the-art Bloomberg Financial Lab. The virtual financial platform allows you to access and engage with live market data through applying practical evaluation and financial modelling. The programme also offers you an opportunity to gain the Bloomberg certificate

Course modules

Module Information Corporate Finance and Risk (Compulsory - 20 credits); Current Issues in Accounting, Economics and Finance (Compulsory - 20 credits) ; Professional Development and Practice in Business and Management (Compulsory - 10 credits); Governance, Risk and Ethics (Compulsory - 20 credits); Research Methods (Compulsory - 10 credits); Dissertation (Compulsory - 40 credits); Advanced Financial Management (Elective - 20 credits); Advanced Corporate Reporting (Elective - 20 credits); Quantitative Finance (Elective - 20 credits); Advanced Performance Management (Optional - 20 credits); Capital Markets and Derivatives (Optional - 20 credits); Professional Work Experience (Optional - 20 credits);

Assessment methods

The professional world our successful graduates are aiming to enter are seeking students that are able to conduct useful research, think critically about that research and apply to complex problems - this ,inter alia, necessitates effective use of modern ICT and the ability to utilise knowledge effectively. Particularly within this field graduates will be expected to show excellent quantitative skills. These students will be assumed to process effective two-way communication skills and be comfortable and effective in self-managed and team environments. The formative and summative assessments necessary to develop, hone and showcase these abilities are, of necessity many and varied and these programmes will expose the students to individual coursework, and presentations, group tasks, reflective logs, role-playing as well as traditional closed book examinations.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2017 GBP 9,000 per Whole course (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time October 2017 GBP 9,000 per Whole course (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Llandaff Campus CF5 2YB Wales

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