Pearson College London

Pearson College London

Financial Leadership

Are you interested in becoming a financial leader of tomorrow?

The MSc Financial Leadership enables part exam qualified accountants (who have already passed ACCA modules F1-F9) to become fully exam qualified. It will also allow you to gain some of the emerging and contemporary skills required by employers for example, predictive analytics, digital decision-making, advanced risk management and innovation.

This master’s programme has been developed to offer you more than just technical accounting and finance. It also will help to prepare you to become a financial leader of tomorrow. The MSc Financial Leadership provides you with the contemporary professional and technical skills required to lead in finance teams. You’ll develop a broad set of skills and knowledge required by modern finance professionals in business.

You’ll learn from leading academics and professionals, through industry-led workshops, guest lectures, internships as well as traditional lectures and seminars. This will provide you the perfect balance of academic theory and hands-on experience, to give you a practical grounding in accounting as well as a solid foundation of business knowledge.

Entry requirements

Candidates should have passed an accredited programme by the ACCA that provides exemption from ACCA papers F1-F9, and successfully pass an interview.

English language requirements for students whose first language is not English are available on the website.

Course modules

You’ll have core and optional modules to build skills in areas of interest to you:

You’ll study two core modules worth 90 credits:

  • Strategic Leadership (60 credits)
  • Advanced Corporate Reporting (30 credits)

You can then select 60 credits from the following four technical modules:

  • Strategic Financial Management (30 credits)
  • Strategic Performance Management (30 credits)
  • Strategic Tax Planning and Advice (UK) (30 credits)
  • Leading Assurance Engagements (30 credits)

You can then select 30 credits from the following five modules:

  • Contemporary Project (30 credits)
  • Data & Predictive Analytics (15 credits)
  • Advanced Risk & Digital Decision-Making (15 credits)
  • Leading & Managing Change (15 credits)
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship (15 credits)

Assessment methods

We use a range of methods, designed to reflect the kind of activities you may be asked to do in the workplace, either individually or as part of a team. For example, coursework, report writing, data analysis, preparing strategies and problem solving business cases and presentations. You’ll also sit exams in some modules, the core modules of this programme will be assessed by the ACCA P2 exams.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 10,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Pearson Business School MidTown London WC1V 7BH London

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