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4050f - Accounting, Finance and Financial Analysis MSc

Accounting, Finance and Financial Analysis MSc

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Start in: September 2022

Our course develops your understanding of financial reporting and management in the context of the international financial environment.

Overview

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:

  • accounting
  • finance
  • economics

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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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:

  • Stata
  • SPSS

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

  • corporate strategy
  • accounting
  • valuation

Financial databases

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.

Modules

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

Careers

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

Facilities

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 2022 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.

Find out more about:

  • 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 2022 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

How to apply


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  • campus tours
  • on-campus open days
  • virtual open days
  • 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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