This course has been designed with the aim to facilitate your personal, professional and academic development – and help to prepare you for professional exams.
The MSc Professional Accountancy course is designed to help you achieve a Master’s qualification, as well as prepare you for the Strategic Professional level qualification of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)*, the world’s leading body for professional accountants, upon successful completion.
You will have the opportunity to complete modules that are designed to mirror the Strategic Professional papers of the ACCA, and while you will need to undertake ACCA exam papers at an external ACCA examination centre to gain the Strategic Professional qualification, we believe our teaching puts us in a good position to facilitate our students in helping them towards completion of ACCA exams, should they choose to take the ACCA exams, upon successful completion of this course.
This course aims to develop strategic knowledge and understanding, critical thinking and analysis, and advanced skills within an international accounting and finance context.
*This course can also help you prepare for the Strategic Professional level of the globally-recognised ACCA qualification, which you may wish to undertake following successful completion of this course. Please note that undertaking ACCA exams is is subject to availability and additional fees will apply. Students will need to undertake any ACCA exams at an external ACCA examination centre.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
This course aims to develop students strategic knowledge and understanding, critical thinking and analysis, and advanced skills within an international accounting and finance context, to help students towards achieving a Master’s qualification (subject to successful completion of the course), whilst also helping to prepare students for ACCA examinations, through the study of modules mirroring the Strategic Professional papers of the ACCA.
This course aims to enable you to build upon existing accounting and finance learning and provide you with an opportunity to develop postgraduate level knowledge. Further, this course has been designed to provide an opportunity to develop commercial awareness and demonstrate critical appraisal of alternative solutions to financial decision-making based upon systematic analysis of complex business problems.
Upon successful completion, you will be able to graduate equipped with a range of employability skills, attributes and attitudes, including developing effective problem-solving skills which could enable you to advise local and international individuals and organisations on a range of business-related matters.
Alongside employability skills, you will also have the opportunity to develop and demonstrate a capacity for independent research, together with the opportunity to gain the ability to present solutions to complex accounting and finance problems using a range of media appropriate to the profession.
This course can be offered on a part-time basis, with study over two years. Whilst we would like to give you all the information about our part-time offering here, it is tailored for each course each year depending on the number of part-time applicants. Therefore, the part-time teaching arrangements vary. Please contact us using our online forms, for UK and for EU/International students, to discuss part-time study.
Why choose this course?
AAs a student with prior accounting and finance experience, possibly with a degree in the discipline or maybe having passed the Fundamentals level of ACCA through study or the eligibility of exemptions, you may now be ready for the next step and progression in your accounting career. By successfully completing this course you will be awarded a postgraduate award with a strong emphasis on research and decision-making. This course can also help you prepare for the Strategic Professional level of the globally-recognised ACCA qualification*, which you may wish to undertake following successful completion of this course.
There is also the opportunity for students who have already passed papers at the ACCA Strategic Professional level to be exempted from certain modules thus allowing a fast-track completion of the Master’s qualification, upon successful completion. The ACCA professional papers which currently provide exemptions, and which modules they currently provide exemptions from, are listed below:
- If you have successfully completed the ACCA Strategic Business Leader (SBL) paper, you will be exempted from the Strategic International Organisation Management module.
- If you have successfully completed the ACCA Strategic Business Reporting (SBR) paper, you will be exempted from the Strategic International Corporate Reporting module.
- If you have successfully completed the ACCA Advanced Financial Management (AFM) paper, you will be exempted from the Strategic International Financial Management module.
- If you have successfully completed the ACCA Advanced Performance Management (APM) paper, you will be exempted from the Strategic International Performance Management module.
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