Our MSc is an accounting and finance-based master’s with a financial analysis focus.
The global financial and business environment is rapidly changing. With increased regulatory supervision it has highlighted the importance of sound financial management and robust reporting. This course has been developed to meet this need.
The course will also provide you with an integration of accounting and finance expertise. This is for the assessment of corporate performance and valuation.
The course is for you if you're a graduate in:
You'll gain more specialist knowledge of issues related to financial analysis.
It is also suitable for business and non-business graduates with good numeracy levels. It will help to develop financial skills and understanding.
The course also covers many relevant topics for those intending to study for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams.
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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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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 quantitative and qualitative skills to real-world complex scenarios
- use the analysis results for evidence-based decision-making
Advanced statistical software
Where possible you'll have access to advanced statistical software including:
You'll analyse individual companies from an external perspective with substantial emphasis placed on:
- corporate strategy
You'll undertake practical studies of real-world data via DataStream and other industry sources. You'll develop skills in the manipulation of 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.
Module information is intended to provide an example of what you will study.
Our teaching is informed by research. Course content changes periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.
Full details of the modules on offer will be published through the Programme Regulations and Specifications ahead of each academic year. This usually happens in May.
Optional modules availability
Some courses have optional modules. Student demand for optional modules may affect availability.
To find out more please see our terms and conditions.
How you'll learn
This course is modular, comprising 180 credits.
Depending on your modules, you'll be assessed through a combination of:
- Professional skills assessments
- Problem-solving exercises
- Written examination
- Written exercise
You'll focus on the application of knowledge and skills learned from taught modules to real-world complex scenarios in the report-based dissertation.
Your dissertation consolidates your learning. It takes the form of an analyst's report on a major corporation. Including:
- preparing a report on a company of your choice
- analysing financial and accounting data, strategy and corporate governance
You'll conclude with a valuation of the company itself.
Your teaching and learning is also supported by Canvas. Canvas is a Virtual Learning Environment. You'll use Canvas to submit your assignments and access your:
Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to support from:
- our University Student Services Team
You'll also be assigned an academic member of staff. They will be your personal tutor throughout your time with us. They can help with academic and personal issues.
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
Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles, including:
- financial analyst
- finance officer
- financial trader
- 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:
- HSBC Bank
- Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
- Nexus Group
- Royal Bank of Scotland
- Bloomberg L.P.
- Tier One Capital
- Standard Chartered
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.
Quality and ranking
All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body
From 1 January 2021 there is an update to the way professional qualifications are recognised by countries outside of the UK
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
- 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
Fees and funding
Tuition fees for 2022 entry (per year)
If your studies last longer than one year, your tuition fee may increase in line with inflation.
Depending on your residency history, if you’re a student from the EU, other EEA or a Swiss national, with settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, you’ll normally pay the ‘Home’ tuition fee rate and may be eligible for Student Finance England support.
EU students without settled or pre-settled status will normally be charged fees at the ‘International’ rate and will not be eligible for Student Finance England support.
If you are unsure of your fee status, check out the latest guidance here.
We support our EU and international students by providing a generous range of Vice-Chancellor's automatic and merit-based scholarships. See our searchable postgraduate funding page for more information.
What you're paying for
Tuition fees include the costs of:
- tuition (or supervision)
- library access
Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.
Find out more about:
- additional costs
- living costs
- tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts
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The entrance requirements below apply to 2022 entry.
Qualifications from outside the UK
English Language requirements
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