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Aimed at professionals working in the business, accountancy and finance sectors, our MSc in Accountancy and Financial Management focuses on the principles and practice of these key areas, as well as covering wider management issues. Our highly qualified and experienced team are dedicated to helping you achieve your career goals.
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Aligned to the ACCA Strategic Professional Level programme, the MSc in Accountancy and Financial Management at the University of Bolton is designed to support your career development in business, accounting and financial management roles. It offers the finance, accountancy and broader management knowledge that can be central to success in many private and public sector industries.
Our dedicated, highly qualified and experienced team will lead you in an exploration of the principles and practice of financial management and accounting, the context in which they operate, and how they are managed. We’ll support you to learn the applied skills involved in financial reporting and financial management, as well as wider management issues such as corporate and social responsibility, business ethics, risk and business strategy, financial performance, and taxation/auditing.
You’ll be encouraged to explore research methods, giving you the chance to gain an understanding of a range of research tools and analytical techniques. This knowledge will be of value when you undertake your master’s dissertation – carrying out a substantial piece of research on an accountancy or financial management issue will enhance your critical and investigative skills, and could benefit your professional practice, too.
Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.
The MSc Accountancy and Financial Management course is designed for professionals working in the business, accountancy and finance sectors. The programme is designed to enable you to develop your understanding of the principles and practice of financial management and accounting, the context in which they operate and how they are managed. It offers you the opportunity to learn the applied skills involved in financial reporting and financial management, as well as wider management issues such as corporate and social responsibility, risk and business strategy, financial performance and taxation/auditing.
Successful completion of this MSc will provide you with the skills needed for roles in financial analysis, investment banking, management, public administration and accountancy, and will be useful if you want to pursue a career in industry, commerce or with professional services organisations.
Graduates can use the qualification as a stepping-stone into a range of other careers. For some of these roles, relevant experience and/or postgraduate study may be required. They include:
Important note regarding tuition fees for the 2022-2023 academic year: EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for 'Home' fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for 'Home' fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance for EU students web page on www.gov.uk for information.
The fees for a student's course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.
For details of how to apply for this course, please choose your status from the options below:
You may apply directly to the University using the University's online application form. Please select your chosen start date from the list below:
You should have to hand:
Details of the educational establishments you attended and dates
Your certificates for the qualifications you are using to gain entry to the course – you will need to enter the completion date and upload copies
Details of any employment history including name, address, dates and role
Personal statement – this can be either input into the relevant field or uploaded separately
Details including e-mail addresses of two referees, at least one of which should be someone who can provide an academic reference
Please make sure any documents you wish to upload in support of your application are in pdf or jpeg format. Personal statements may be word documents.
Please ensure your data is correct at each stage of the application before you proceed to the next page. If you use the back button at any time during the application, you should check the validity of the data you have already input.
If you experience difficulties during the application process, contact the Admissions Team on 01204 903394 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply online: University of Bolton MSc Accountancy and Financial Management - 25 September 2023
As an international student you are not allowed to study this course because of the restrictions on your visa.
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While the bulk of your master’s degree will consist of guided independent study, you’ll also be expected to attend lectures, seminars and tutorials to give you the best possible chance to learn, understand and assess the theories and concepts being discussed.
You’ll be expected to submit regular work for assessment which, while not counting towards your final grade, will help you to understand your strengths and weaknesses. You’ll also submit formal written coursework and undertake written exams to demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes and achieve the award of MSc Accountancy and Financial Management.
The modules listed below may be a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules shown as part of the course.
|Level one||Coursework 42%, Written exams 58%|
|Level one||Guided independent study 66%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 34%|
The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.
Associate Lecturer in Accountancy with Business, Institute of Management. Programme Lead Accountancy
The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.
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