Reasons to study Applied Accounting MSc at DMU:
The programme will be both quantitative and qualitative and reflect the increasing internationalisation of business. There will be an emphasis on the application of accounting and finance techniques, underpinned by the relevant UK law and regulations and international standards.
- Gain practical accounting skills
Strongly linked to accounting in a practical environment and to the role of finance trained staff within the economy.
- Get workplace ready
Employability skills will be simultaneously developed to aid progression from study to employment.
- Specialise in areas of your choice
Specialise in relevant areas of practice such as tax advise and audit which will permit you to consider areas of interest in more depth through a range of elective modules.
- Close links with employers and professional accounting bodies
providing you with opportunities for industry relevant sessions to enhance your employability
- The Department of Accounting and Finance is committed to providing a high quality educational experience
focusing on teaching excellence through diverse approaches to learning, teaching and assessment that enable all students to maximise their potential.
- Learn key skills to help you in the future
The programme is designed to reflect the requirements of the ACCA professional papers.
- Learn from industry professionals
The core taught modules will be delivered by professionally qualified accountants who have years of industry experience and teaching students to pass ACCA exams.
Structure and assessment
Semester one (September – January)
ACFI5411 Business Ethics and Compliance
ACFI5402 Strategic Corporate Reporting
ACFI 5070 Research Methods
LCBS5028 Knowing and Developing Yourself for Professional Success
Semester two (January – May)
ACFI5410 Advanced Busines Strategy and Leadership (30 credit module)
ACFI5406 Further Taxation
ACFI5407 Further Audit and Assurance
Semester three (May – September)
During the final semester you will complete a:
ACFI5028 Dissertation: provides an invaluable opportunity to work in depth on a particular aspect of an international business and entrepreneurship topic of your choice. The topics of the dissertation are chosen in line with your interests and preferences, but mainly look at application of management theory to small firms.
LGPG5030 Business Research Project (BRP): is an individual enterprise consultancy project that serves as a commercially and employability relevant experience. The BRP is a live project where you gain a guaranteed business consultancy experience and are able to use your learned skills to make a genuine impact and benefit for a company.
Facilities and features
Hugh Aston Building
You will be taught in the Hugh Aston Building, which was purpose-built at a cost of £35 million.
Facilities also include lecture theatres and classrooms with capacities ranging from 50 to 250 people, break-out spaces for group work, quiet study zones for individual work and a large number of high-spec IT labs, some of which are installed with professional software.
The programme is based in the Great Hall of what was once Leicester Castle. Originally built in approximately 1150, and then extensively rebuilt in approximately 1523, the Great Hall has recently undergone a restoration project. Based in Leicester’s historical Castle Quarter adjacent to the university, the Great Hall will provide a prestigious and inspirational setting for students who have the passion and talent to change the business world.
Students will also be taught in the Hugh Aston Building, which was purpose-built at a cost of £35 million. Facilities include break-out spaces for group work; quiet study zones for individual work, high-spec IT labs and a café. Learning will be supported by access to DMU’s excellent facilities.
The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (other than in exceptional circumstances) and offers a huge range of online resources, all of which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose.
The library is run by dedicated staff who offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching and reference management and assistive technology, and mathematical skills for non-maths students. There is also a Just Ask service for help and advice, available via email or telephone.
Opportunities and careers
This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.
Through #DMUglobal, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.
We aim to deliver courses that prepare students for today’s competitive job market. Our range of real-world placements and strong links with employers has helped DMU enter the top 25 UK universities for graduate employment.
In fact, according to the most recent Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 95.8 per cent of our most recent graduates were in employment or full-time education six months after graduating, well above the national average.
Support also extends beyond the classroom and includes employment fairs, graduate internships, enterprise support and a whole range of careers advice.