Why study this course?
Expand your knowledge of accounting and finance theory and gain practical experience of using financial services software. You’ll develop transferable business skills such as problem solving and adaptability, helping you to prepare for a successful career in the financial sector.
This course is perfect if you’re currently working in finance or accounting and want to gain an academic qualification in international finance and finance operations, or if you’re looking to go into this field.
More about this course
This master’s degree is designed to develop your skills and understanding of accounting and finance theory and practice.
You’ll study the major disciplines in international accounting and finance, such as international financial reporting and advanced financial management, plus how these relate to business operations. You’ll also learn about the multifaceted role that accountants play in organisations.
London is one of the world’s leading centres of finance and is unrivalled in Europe. Although there have been some major challenges in the sector over the past few years due to Brexit and COVID-19, financial services in London remain a strong recruiter with lots of exciting opportunities available.
This course will develop your analytical and problem solving skills, and your ability to adapt to change, which are important skills to have in the rapidly changing business environment. By building a solid foundation of knowledge, you’ll be prepared for a professional or managerial role in the industry.
Using our Bloomberg room, you’ll have access to the same Bloomberg financial data that’s used on trading floors and in investment houses around the world. Having access to this data will help inform your decisions, aid research, assist you in analysing facts and figures of the current market, and enable you to join the elite group of Bloomberg users around the world. As well as building knowledge of Bloomberg, you’ll also develop expertise in other financial services packages such as Sage accounting software, EViews’ statistical package and IBM’s SPSS statistics software.
We understand the importance of industry insight, which is why you’ll be taught by people with industry experience and hear from practitioners via guest lectures.
This course uses a range of assessment methods including essays, group work, case studies, individual presentations, coursework, mini-projects, group reports, in-class tests, seen and unseen exams.
Where this course can take you
There is a high demand for highly skilled graduates in accounting and finance, so this course would be a great opportunity to either launch or progress your career in this industry. Successful graduates could go on to work in London, the UK or internationally.
By choosing to study in one of the world’s epicentres for financial services, you’ll benefit from a huge number of regional employers such as HSBC, JP Morgan, Google, Deloitte, Barclays, P&G, plus many other organisations including charities and local government.
You could also go on to take professional courses and qualifications from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) or The London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF).