University of Sussex

University of Sussex

International Accounting and Corporate Governance

This course provides you with the essential skills and knowledge for a career in management or finance, and develops the managerial and technical analytical skills required by employers in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Distinctive features of the course are: The global perspective on the interactions between business, management and finance, which is critical to the sustainability of the advanced economies; a focus on the growth and development of emerging economies. This contemporary course brings into focus, among other things, the themes of sustainability, ethics, and corporate and social responsibility. In addition, building on your prior knowledge of accounting, it provides a rigorous foundation for the application and critical evaluation of management accounting and the regulation and content of International Accounting Standards in an international context. Current debates concerning drivers for change are examined and placed within appropriate contexts, both national and international. The University is in the process of seeking accreditation for the course from relevant professional bodies.

Entry requirements

A 1st- or upper 2nd-class undergraduate Honours degree which contains modules in accounting, or equivalent professional qualification.

Course modules

Autumn term: Corporate finance; global business; institutions in the global financial market; international financial accounting 1. Spring term: Accounting, organisations and society; corporate governance and social responsibility; management accounting and control; 2 from: Banking and financial institutions; business in context (Asia); business in context (Europe); corporate governance; entrepreneurial finance; globalisation and integration; international corporate reporting; international financial accounting 2; multinational financial management. Spring and summer terms: You work on a research-based dissertation. A research methods module runs throughout the academic year.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed by a combination of coursework, essays, group and individual reports, and presentations. There are also unseen examinations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,300 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 15,350 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time October 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sussex House Brighton BN1 9RH South East

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