UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

International Accounting and Finance (Pathway 2)

MSc  |  Placement Year:   No

The International Accounting and Finance MSc, on offer since the 1960s, encompasses accounting in its international, public and private contexts, corporate financial management, private sector investment and foreign exchange markets.

It aims to give you a deep knowledge of the theoretical and empirical literature that provides the background to understanding changes and innovations in accounting and finance, where you will also acquire a range of skills that can be used to solve real-world problems.

By combining with Kaplan Financial to offer the ACCA this 12 month pathway enables you to leave the University of Birmingham with an MSc and the completion of two ACCA modules; Advanced Performance Management and Advanced Financial Management. This is a unique programme on offer exclusively to students of the International Accounting and Finance MSc at Birmingham.

This programme is only available for those who have a strong background in both accounting and finance; you will need to meet both the MSc entry requirements and those for the ACCA; please see the entry requirements below.

When you apply for this MSc with ACCA you must upload a transcript showing modules studied and mark achieved to date. If you have not yet completed your Bachelor’s degree, please ensure that you also upload a transcript or an official document which shows the modules you are studying in your final year, and any marks achieved so far.

For those without an accounting and finance background, but who have studied some quantitative subjects, please see our MSc Investments MSc and MSc Financial Management programmes.

For information about taught programmes in the fields of Banking and Finance, please see the Department of Economics postgraduate programmes.

Programme description

The International Accounting and Finance MSc, on offer since the 1960s, encompasses accounting in its international, public and private contexts, corporate financial management, private sector investment and foreign exchange markets.

It aims to give you a deep knowledge of the theoretical and empirical literature that provides the background to understanding changes and innovations in accounting and finance, where you will also acquire a range of skills that can be used to solve real-world problems.

By combining with Kaplan Financial to offer the ACCA this 12 month pathway enables you to leave the University of Birmingham with an MSc and the completion of two ACCA modules; Advanced Performance Management and Advanced Financial Management. This is a unique programme on offer exclusively to students of the International Accounting and Finance MSc at Birmingham.

This programme is only available for those who have a strong background in both accounting and finance; you will need to meet both the MSc entry requirements and those for the ACCA; please see the entry requirements below.

When you apply for this MSc with ACCA you must upload a transcript showing modules studied and mark achieved to date. If you have not yet completed your Bachelor’s degree, please ensure that you also upload a transcript or an official document which shows the modules you are studying in your final year, and any marks achieved so far.

For those without an accounting and finance background, but who have studied some quantitative subjects, please see our MSc Investments MSc and MSc Financial Management programmes.

For information about taught programmes in the fields of Banking and Finance, please see the Department of Economics postgraduate programmes.

Key Modules

ACCA Professional

This 12-month pathway includes tuition from Kaplan Financial for two ACCA professional modules; Advanced Performance Management and Advanced Financial Management

The MSc International Accounting and Finance Programme is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), which means you will be awarded exemptions from certain papers of the ACCA examinations upon successful completion of the programme. Find out more about ACCA exemptions.

Strong industry links

We enjoy active and close links with industry and the financial community. Many of our programmes have input from organisations such as GE, Biersdorf and Accenture. Companies such as HSBC, BP, Unilever and Deloitte visit the School to run workshops and business games, ensuring that you have the opportunity to put the theory you have learned into practice. Particular programmes also offer the ability to obtain first-hand experience in the form of either work placements abroad or UK based consultancy projects with companies such as Jaguar, Aston Villa Football Club and Cadbury.

Excellent career prospects

Students have gone on to work in a wide range of industries, in organisations such as Accenture, Deloitte, PWC, Ernst and Young, KPMG, Arcadia Group, CiscoSystems, Nissan, Ford, BP, Cadbury, P&G, and a whole host of smaller companies and public sector organisations.

Global community

We believe that the global nature of business makes it essential that our students and academics understand business from different international perspectives. Our programmes currently include students from over 60 countries, so you will also have the opportunity to make friends and study with many nationalities. We have numerous international links and have been involved in projects in countries which include Argentina, Brazil, Chile, the Czech Republic, Indonesia, Malaysia, Iran, Mauritius, Singapore and Thailand.

Module & Subject

Dissertation, 60 credits
Financial Accounting Theory and Policy, 20 credits
Professional Integrity and The Reflective Practitioner, 20 credits
Theory of Financial Management, 20 credits
Optional modules
Choose three modules from the following:

Advanced Management Accounting: Issues in Strategy and Accounting, 20 credits
Auditing Theory and Practice, 20 credits
Empirical Topics in Accounting and Finance, 20 credits
Foreign Exchange and International Money Markets, 20 credits
International Business Finance, 20 credits
International Business Tax, 20 credits
International Financial Statement Analysis, 20 credits
Management Accounting, 20 credits
Managing Public Money, 20 credits
Social and Environmental Accounting, 20 credits
Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Finance, 20 credits
If you choose to study on this Pathway (2), you will undertake tuition with Kaplan Financial to prepare for two of the ACCA Professional examinations:

Advanced Performance Management
Advanced Financial Management

Entry Requirements

A good Honours degree (2:1 or higher) or postgraduate diploma from an UK university or equivalent. The degree must be in a relevant subject and applicants must meet the following module criteria: 

For applicants with a degree in Accounting, Finance, Accounting and Finance, International Accounting, International Finance or International Accounting and Finance:

  • One module with minimum 2.1 grade from: Accounting, Financial Accounting, Corporate Reporting, Financial reporting, Senior Financial Accounting and Theory or Accounting
  • One module with minimum 2.1 grade from: Business Finance, Corporate Finance, Finance, Financial Management, International Finance or International Financial Management 

All other Applicants:

  • One module with minimum 2.1 grade from: Accounting, Financial Accounting, Corporate Reporting, Financial reporting, Senior Financial Accounting and Theory or Accounting
  • One module with minimum 2.1 grade from: Business Finance, Corporate Finance, Finance, Financial Management, International Finance or International Financial Management
  • Two modules with minimum 2.1 grade from a list of 22 other possible modules, including Auditing, Investments, Money and Banking etc. 

 

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries – learn more about international entry requirements 

Standard English language requirements apply (IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band).

Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 1 Year
Course Fee:  19890.00
Course Level:  POSTGRADUATE
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Edgbaston Birmingham B15 2TT United Kingdom
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER