University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Accounting and Management

This course is for those wishing to gain knowledge of the fundamental concepts underlying accounting and management, including graduates from other disciplines and those intending to follow a career in business and management or accounting; it bridges the gap between general and specialist programmes and does not require prior knowledge of accounting or management. Develop your understanding of the central issues and challenges faced by managers at all levels (board, strategic or tactical) with an emphasis on the role of accounting systems in the measurement and assessment of organisational performance.

Entry requirements

Degree in accounting or finance, or overseas equivalent, or professional qualification; applications are assessed on individual merit; international students require evidence of English language proficiency.

Course modules

Core modules: Fundamentals of management accounting; fundamentals of financial accounting; strategic management; managing in a global context; marketing in the digital age; accounting for corporate performance; foundations of research in accounting and finance; qualitative and quantitative research. Optional modules: risk taking and decision making; operations management; project management; strategic marketing decisions; corporate finance.

Assessment methods

Essays; case studies; coursework; examinations; dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ South East

Key information

Business and Law
Telephone number: 
023 8059 4393