Tuesday, May 01, 2007

MSc in Accounting & Finance, Manchester Business School - KP

Programme overview

The aim of the programme is to provide graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a senior level professional career in accounting, financial services or related sectors of the economy, or an academic career via a PhD.

The programme enables you to develop a high level of understanding of theory and practice in core areas of accounting and finance. There is an emphasis on empirical research methods and on accounting and finance practice.

The programme provides suitable training for those who wish to take up specialist positions in the accounting and financial services sector of the economy or those who wish to subsequently pursue a research and/or academic career via a PhD in Accounting and Finance.

The programme conforms to the present ESRC guidelines for Masters degrees and has ESRC recognition as a postgraduate training year in preparation for undertaking a PhD.


To gain a place on the MSc Accounting and Finance programme you must have top ranking academic results. We are looking for a first class or high upper second class honours degree (overall average 65%+), or the overseas equivalent. We take into account your grade average, position in class, references and the standing of the institution where you are studying or have already attained your qualification when we assess your academic record. We particularly welcome applications from excellent candidates studying at institutions of high ranking and repute.

You need to have studied or be studying a degree in accounting and/or finance. We will consider exceptional candidates with non-accounting and finance degrees, for example economics or mathematics.

You must have taken or be studying a significant number of courses in accounting and finance in the final year of their degree and have excellent results in these subjects. You need a solid background in quantitative skills, econometrics or maths. If your degree transcript does not include a list of your final year courses please make sure you provide this information in addition to submitting your transcript, as we are unable to make a decision without this information.


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