University of Essex

University of Essex

International Accounting

This course has been designed to broaden students' thinking about international accounting. Students develop their vision and understanding of the changing roles and perception of accounting within the context of changing global markets, competition and shifting societal values. The course interests both home and international students, and provides an educational programme which prepares them to face the challenges of managing and working in organisations within a wide array of competing economic, social, political and cultural conditions.

Entry requirements

Our applicants should have a 1st, 2.1 or high 2.2 degree, or equivalent, in accounting or a related discipline. If English is not your 1st language, then we require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

International financial reporting; issues in financial reporting; management accounting; international management accounting; MSc/Ma dissertation; research methods and methodologies in accounting and management. Options: accounting and professionalism; advanced research methods: empirical explorations the contemporary workplace; asset pricing; audit theory; bank strategy and risk; behavioural finance; business strategy; cases in corporate governance; cases in financial reporting and corporate governance; corporate finance; corporate reporting and analysis; creativity and organisation; critical marketing; derivative securities; environment, sustainability and management; ethical marketing; exchange rates and international finance; financial decision making; financial modelling; fixed income securities; global investments; human resource management; industry expert lectures in finance; industry expert lectures in finance; international environment of business; international financial reporting; international management accounting; issues in financial reporting; management accounting; management in organisations; management psychology; management: principles and practices; managing across cultures; managing for ethics and sustainability; marketing: principles and practices; modern banking; people and organisations; performance management; perspectives on corporate governance; perspectives on marketing; philosophy of management and accounting; portfolio management; postgraduate mathematics preparation; research evaluation projects; research methods and methodologies in accounting and management; research methods in finance: empirical methods in finance; researching organisational dynamics; risk management; strategic brand communication; strategy and accounting; trading global financial markets; using financial and commodity derivatives in business.

Assessment methods

Combination of written coursework, end-of-term tests, practical and laboratory work (where appropriate) and end-of-year exams. During the summer, students work on a dissertation or individual project included in their final grade.

Sponsorship information

Research councils and some University of Essex studentships available.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,785 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 14,950 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 4,750 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
MSc Part-time £ 7,475 per Academic year (overseas fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Colchester Campus Colchester CO4 3SQ South East

Key information

Graduate Administrator, Essex Business School
Telephone number: 
01206 872719