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MSc Accounting & Finance2021-07-13T16:17:17+00:00

The world of accountancy and finance is constantly changing. This engaging programme offers a contemporary and specialised approach to accountancy and finance, focusing on the exploration of key practical, theoretical, and empirical issues. Enhance your career prospects with an understanding of the complexity of policies and practices.

Our MSc in Accounting and Finance provides theoretical understanding and key skills to further your career in a range of finance-related professions. We aim to equip you with essential accounting and finance capabilities, including critical analysis, research, and advanced numeracy.

Why should I choose this course?

This qualification is therefore designed to provide:

  • Opportunities for learners to develop a breadth of knowledge and understanding of subject matter related to accounting.
  • Development of underpinning skills, personal qualities, and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life.
  • Units that are directly related to learners’ current responsibilities or that meet a particular interest and support career development.
  • A base for continued learning and a desire to constantly develop as an individual, further improving knowledge, understanding, and skills.
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Key Facts

Mode of Study
Full-Time
Duration
16 Months
Fees
UK / EU – £9,500
International – £11,500
Payment Plan
Available
Scholarship
For 20 students
Learning
Campus
2020 Intakes
February, June, October

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Learning Outcomes

  • Have an imaginative appreciation of different views and options and analyse these critically

  • Propose imaginative solutions of your own that are rooted in evidence

  • Communicate clearly, concisely, and persuasively in writing and speech

  • Source, interpret and present relevant numerical information

  • Work to deadlines and priorities, managing a range of tasks at the same time

  • Work as part of a team, developing a collaborative approach to problem-solving

Modules

Term 1

Learners selecting this qualification must complete all 5 modules from Term 1.

Modules Credits
Critical Issues in Accounting & Finance 20
Dissertation and Research Methods 20

Term 2

The following Progression Routes have all been arranged and confirmed between LSB and each university, however you can also apply to universities that are not on this list as many others will accept LSB qualifications as they are regulated by Ofqual.

Modules Credit
Critical Issues in Accounting & Finance 15
Dissertation and Research Methods 15

Students can transfer their credits to the Universities listed below to complete their final term of the MSc.

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Entry Requirements

We accept candidates who have achieved a wide range of credentials, including any post- 16 qualification in the UK. Functional, Vocational and other essential skills are recognised and accepted from all around the world. Please get in touch with us to discuss the specific requirements for your country.

  • Level 6 qualifications in Accounting or finance related subject.

  • Other related levels 7 subjects.

  • Other equivalent international qualifications.

  • Level 6 qualifications in Accounting or finance related subject.

  • Other related levels 7 subjects.

  • Other equivalent international qualifications.

English Requirments

  • The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components).

“I would like to recommend this school because it is really helpful. I have done a Level 3 course Business Management and I really enjoyed it. The teacher was always there to support me and to motivate me to work hard. The admission team was friendly and they offer support and advice when you need it.”

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Assessments

Assessment is by completing assignments and meeting assessment criteria for each of the modules. These assignments are meant to demonstrate your achievement of learning objectives. All units within this qualification are internally assessed via exams and tasks which are externally verified by the awarding organisation.

The assignments submitted by learners must achieve the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by the assessment criteria for the unit. Learners can make pass, merit or distinction grade depending on the quality of assignment and questions attempted. To achieve a merit or distinction grade, the learners must demonstrate that they have met all the criteria set for these grades.

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Fees & Funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of a student’s academic studies. It usually includes teaching costs, registration and examination fees (not repeat or tailing modules, re-sit fees or coursework resubmission). Any costs associated with work placements will be the students’ responsibility.

Full Time Fees £9,500 per year

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Full Time Fees £11,500 per year

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Scholarships

The level of competition for scholarships and educational awards is very high. We recommend that you apply for the course early if you plan to use for a related prize.

For some of our scholarships, you will need an offer to study the course to be eligible. Even where it is not a requirement, holding an offer to study can often benefit a funding application.

 Global Ambassador Scholarship
 Income Based Scholarship

Scholarships are available for candidates under the Global Ambassador Scholarship scheme. The total value awarded will be determined by your academic and professional achievements.

Applicants must provide recent financial information. We will consider any circumstances and please contact us for more information.

30 % Fee Reduction

We are proud to offer our students scholarships to support their tuition fees

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Employability

 The Accounting & Finance industry is broad, interesting, and challenging. If you have a knack for playing with numbers and figuring out what’s the story behind them, you’re probably fit to pursue an Extended Diploma in Accounting & Finance. This will be the best option to land a role in a finance-related job, and it will open the doors to career opportunities in any industry you can think of. Additionally, the knowledge, tools, and methods used in Accounting and Finance are the same anywhere you go. This allows you to travel and find work in different countries.

Career Progression

There are a number of routes you can take after university – and everyone’s journey will be different. You could search for a graduate job, enrol on a postgraduate course or set up your own business.

Chartered accountancy offers a prestigious career with lots of opportunity for progression and high earning potential

If you’ve got a good head for numbers, are business-minded and enjoy problem-solving, consider becoming a chartered certified accountant

You need to be great with figures and have the ability to explain financial information clearly to excel as a chartered management accountant

If you work in a logical way, enjoy problem solving and understand public policy and finance, consider a career as a chartered public finance accountant

Company secretaries work in a strategic and influential way to ensure that a company operates within the law

External auditors combine first-rate people skills with a high level of attention to detail to help businesses of all types and sizes achieve their performance potential

A career in forensic accountancy will suit you if you’re looking for a specialist role which requires meticulous attention to detail and excellent numeracy skills, combined with an investigative mindset

If you can handle a fast-paced and challenging financial environment, using your excellent communication, negotiation and analytical skills, working as a stockbroker may be the career for you

Business development managers are concerned with improving and growing a business, by establishing and developing relationships with customers, suppliers and other partners

Sales executives help to drive a business forward by selling its products or services to customers.

Further Study

As an accountancy graduate, you may have an exemption from some of these examinations, depending on the modules and credits you’ve achieved in your degree.

Some postgraduate courses train you to work in a more specialised area of the financial industry, such as an MSc in actuarial science. It’s also possible to study for a Ph.D. in specific areas of finance, such as banking or trade statistics.

Popular professional bodies include:

  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

  • Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

  • Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

FAQ’S

As a student at the Department of Accounting and Finance, you will be able to use leading technology in the Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab. Here, supervised by industry experts, you can participate in real-time financial and trading simulations.

If you reach out to us, we will be able to arrange another phone call to discuss what grades are acceptable. If we believe you don’t have enough credits to get into LSB, there are many alternatives so don’t panic.

There are open day’s available for students who wish to get a tour around the school. London School of Business holds more than one open day so that every student has an opportunity to attend.

We can always help and inform you what is needed. We can provide a list of available accommodation.

Yes, students can open a bank account, all that is needed is documentation.

  • Current passport.
  • Valid visa (for those from outside the European Union)
  • Home bankstatement from the past three months.
  • Proof of address in the UKor abroad (check with your bank)
  • StudentID or acceptance letter from your university.

You must inform us immediately so that we can update your details. For example your address may have changed and this is important we know so that when we send certificates, it goes to the right address.

London School of Business will always be able to help you and if you email us we aim to get back to you within 48hrs or feel free to call us on +44 (0)20 3305 8124.

Please inform us as soon as possible as this may cause a delay in your application by the time you start. There are many applications and checks to be made which takes time. Therefore, we recommend doing this before you start at LSB so that everything is ready when you start.

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If you are interested in applying we encourage you to visit the School and meet with our recruitment and admissions staff. This is neither a requirement nor expectation if you are planning on applying to the programme.

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How to Apply

Enrolling at London School of Business will help you study in a diverse mix of cultures, providing an opportunity to socialise and make friends from nations across the globe. Apply now, and one of our Admission Advisors will be in touch to support you through the process.

You can use the following link to apply for the programme: https://www.lsbuk.com/apply/

  • Personal details

  • Family information

  • Extracurricular activities

  • Global interests and experiences

There is no application fee.

  • Proof of your academic achievements, including official school transcripts

  • Evidence of English proficiency, i.e: TOEFL/IELTS/ Functional Skills Level 2 (if English is not your native language)

  • GMAT/SAT/ACT scores (optional)

  • One academic reference

  • A Personal Statement as an essay (400–500 words)

  • Scholarship and financial aid application included with the application form

In order to assess your eligibility for the programme, we will review your profile and your expectations from your career. This will be done via an in-person, telephonic or video conversation. In addition, we will mark your English proficiency for the course as well, and advise on further actions to be taken on your part.

Once your application and personal assessment interview are completed, you will receive an admission decision within two weeks. If you have any questions regarding the status of your application, feel free to contact your Admission Advisor.

If you are accepted into the program and have decided to start your studies at London School of Business, you must confirm your place prior to confirmation deadline.

Once we confirm your student status with us, we will be sending out useful information regarding your pre-arrival, and pre-enrolment.  Not only that, we will work alongside to make sure you have a seamless arrival in the UK.

Need Help Choosing A Programme?

Choosing the right programme is an essential part of your future success. Our dedicated student counsellors are happy to assist you in selecting the right plan that best suits your professional goals. Please contact us on +44 (0)20 3305 8124 or send us an email to postgraduate@lsbuk.com to discuss your requirements and obtain an application form.

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