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Accounting, Finance and Financial Analysis MSc

Our course prepares you for the positions of financial analysis, accounting, and finance in the global marketplace.

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Start date(s):

  • September 2023
Masters level study – Webinar - 29 March, 14:00-15:00 (BST)  


Our MSc* is an accounting and finance-based Master’s with a financial analysis focus.

*formerly International Financial Analysis MSc

The global financial and business environment is rapidly changing. Increased regulatory supervision has highlighted the importance of sound financial analysis and robust reporting for business decision making. This course has been developed to meet this need and to enable you to develop: 

  • an in-depth understanding of accounting, finance and financial analysis
  • quantitative and qualitative skills of analysis
  • professional attributes and financial analytical skills

You'll gain more specialist knowledge of issues related to financial analysis.

The course is suitable for business and non-business graduates with good numeracy levels who wish to develop the specialist understanding and skills of financial analysis. 

The course also covers many relevant topics for those intending to study for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams.

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What you'll learn

This master’s starts with three weeks of intensive training in fundamental accounting knowledge. This is to remedy the knowledge gap for students from different educational backgrounds.

You'll learn to:

  • apply knowledge and skills of financial analysis to complex real-world scenarios
  • use the analysis results for evidence-based decision-making

Advanced statistical software

Where possible you'll have access to advanced statistical software including:

  • Stata
  • SPSS

You'll analyse individual companies from an external perspective with substantial emphasis placed on:

  • corporate strategy
  • financial statement analysis
  • share performance assessment
  • earnings forecast
  • valuation

Financial databases

You'll undertake practical studies of real-world data via Bloomberg, Refinitiv and other data sources. You'll develop skills in analysing real-world data using financial and statistical software.


You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

How you'll learn

Your development

Professional skills

You'll benefit from our status as a Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partner. Through self-study, you'll complete the Bloomberg Market Concepts certificate. This gives you an interactive introduction to the financial markets.

On completion of this course, you'll be able to show practical skills and the ability to:

  • integrate your accounting and finance knowledge and skills to assess corporate performance and valuation
  • deal with complex issues both systematically and analytically
  • use analytical skills to make sound judgements around investment management
  • analyse quantitative data used for operational decision making
  • critically engage with contemporary debates on financial theory
  • apply, with originality and creativity, the knowledge, skills and understanding gained on the course to complex issues within the finance sector

Your future

Graduate destinations

Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles, including:

  • financial analyst
  • auditor
  • finance officer
  • financial trader
  • accountant
  • risk analyst
  • assets valuation analyst
  • investment manager
  • equity analyst
  • commercial credit officer


This course prepares you for a wide range of careers with employers, such as:

  • PwC
  • EY
  • KPMG
  • HSBC Bank
  • Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
  • Nexus Group
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • BP
  • Bloomberg L.P.
  • Tier One Capital
  • haysmacintyre
  • Standard Chartered

Careers support

Fast-track your career prospects with professional exemptions from the:

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Association of International Accountants (AIA)

Our Careers Service

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body


Newcastle University Business School is one of the largest Schools in the University. We have over 3,500 students representing over 83 nationalities. This valuable network extends beyond our current students to include:

  • regional, nationality and international leaders
  • alumni
  • leading professionals and practitioners from industry

The Business School is based in a building within the Newcastle Helix development – Newcastle's emerging business district.

Our facilities provide:

  • a flexible and dedicated conference suite with panoramic views across the city
  • Wi-Fi enabled connectivity throughout the building, including three computer clusters housing approximately 120 PCs
  • four large lecture theatres and 21 seminar rooms, providing comfortable teaching and group study space
  • a dedicated Hub, Base, and Lounge providing a balanced mix of study space and relaxation areas
  • a contemporary café

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2023 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

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  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2023 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

Admissions policy

This policy applies to all undergraduate and postgraduate admissions at Newcastle University. It is intended to provide information about our admissions policies and procedures to applicants and potential applicants, to their advisors and family members, and to staff of the University.

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Credit transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can allow you to convert existing relevant university-level knowledge, skills and experience into credits towards a qualification. Find out more about the RPL policy which may apply to this course

INTO International Graduate Diploma - Pathway courses

Our Business and Humanities Graduate Diplomas will prepare you for Master's study at Newcastle. If you're successful then you're guaranteed a place on this Master's course. Depending on your level of English, you can choose from:

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  • webinars

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Get in touch

Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Dr Zhijuan Wu
Degree Programme Director
Newcastle University Business School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1503
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