- Equip yourself for a career in the rapidly expanding accounting and finance industry
- Learn in an internationally-orientated environment with access to a global network of like-minded professionals
- A programme that equips you with the necessary theory and skills to work successfully in professional accountancy services and corporate sectors
The aim of this course is to provide you with the advanced level skills and knowledge required by personnel in the accounting, finance, and corporate financial industry sectors.
On completion of the course, you will be able to take advantage of opportunities in either managerial or consulting role in the corporate sector and finance industries.
You will be equipped with the advanced level skills and understanding necessary to effectively and efficiently perform tasks relevant to the corporations or organisations involved with accounting and finance.
You will be able to work effectively in teams and independently, to evaluate critically, think creatively and communicate effectively with respect to issues in different areas of accounting and finance; and to recognise good practice in the analysis, planning and management of accounting policies and corporate financial strategies.
You also develop an advanced level of understanding of research methods and their application to a wide range of accounting reporting, accounting policies and corporate financial decisions.
Corporate Financial Reporting
Develop an in-depth understanding of financial and management accounting techniques to enable you to evaluate the performance of profit-making and not-for-profit organisations. You will gain the ability to apply relevant knowledge, skills and techniques to evaluate the performance of an organisation and its strategic development. You will also learn to critically analyse the professional and ethical duties of accountants and finance managers and critically evaluate methods of benchmarking performance in line with business objectives.
International Financial Management
Examine the impact of such factors as exchange rates, inflation rates and interest rates on the performance of firms and assess their significance in decision making in an international/global context.
Risk, Regulation and Compliance
Learn to employ critical reflection and thinking regarding domestic and international regulatory frameworks for financial and non-financial companies. You will also develop an understanding of the economics of regulation and the problems of compliance.
Corporate Financial Strategies
Evaluate the principal issues facing professionals in today’s competitive environment, and apply financial theories and techniques in corporate finance to evaluate the link between financial decisions and their impact on enhancing a firm’s value. You will also develop knowledge and ability to value financial securities, to evaluate, analyse and construct corporate projects, and to propose more relevant approaches to valuation analysis relating to both developed and emerging markets.
Business Innovation Project
Dissertation: a conventional dissertation of 12,000 to 15,000 words, consisting of the research question, aims and objectives, the rationale for undertaking the study, literature review, research methodology, analysis of findings, conclusions and recommendations.
Blended learning mostly online via OnlineCampus (an interactive online learning environment) with intensive class discussion and collaboration, plus a one-week compulsory residency. The residency will be held in Salford or Zürich, Switzerland.
Normally a minimum 2:2 honours degree or equivalent.
A wide range of professional qualifications is also accepted either in partial or complete fulfilment of entry requirements.
We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.