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5156f - Accounting, Finance and Strategic Investment MSc

Accounting, Finance and Strategic Investment MSc

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Start in: September 2022

Our MSc Accounting and Finance prepares you for a career in management accounting, financial planning or corporate investment.

Overview

The changing business environment is driven by:

  • technological changes
  • globalisation
  • customer preference

This requires organisations to respond effectively and efficiently. Our Accounting, Finance and Strategic Investment MSc will enable you to develop:

  • advanced understanding of accounting, finance and strategic investment. You'll advance the effectiveness and competitiveness of organisations
  • quantitative and qualitative skills for evaluating and informing strategic decisions and investment opportunities
  • professional attributes and investment and decision-making skills highly valued by international organisations

You'll also learn transferable skills including:

  • report writing
  • personal and interpersonal skills
  • presentation skills
  • group working skills
  • an appreciation of working in a multicultural environment

This course brings together:

  • innovative thinking
  • fundamental theory
  • real-life case studies

It will enable you to develop a wide range of analytical and critical-thinking skills.

The course contains a significant part of both finance and management accounting. This provides the necessary tools for quantitative and qualitative assessment of corporate performance.

This master's dimensions reflect the fact that the degree is designed for those working:

  • within organisations
  • providing consultancy advice to organisations

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What you'll learn

You'll cultivate a skill set that will enable you to influence financial and strategic decisions from inside a company. Management accounting and financial analysis each play a leading role in the development of these skills.

You'll gain a strong foundation of financial knowledge and analytical skills. You'll develop an appreciation of managerial decision making and investment.

Learn how developing an advanced understanding of accounting, finance and strategic investment can increase the effectiveness and competitiveness of organisations.

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

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

  • implement appropriate business strategies. They will optimise the financial interests of key stakeholders in various organisational environments
  • systematically collect, analyse and interpret data
  • provide advice about how to apply financial models, tools and techniques. These will help to improve organisational performance
  • understand and apply as appropriate: product costing, budgeting, capital budgeting, and other management accounting techniques. These skills will help you make strategic decisions.

Your future

Graduate destinations

Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles, including:

  • futures trader
  • investment analyst
  • investor relations officer
  • procurement manager
  • financial planner
  • corporate finance consultant
  • auditor
  • risk analyst
  • financial trader
  • business development consultant

Careers

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

  • P&G
  • PwC
  • EY
  • KPMG
  • Vodafone Group Plc
  • Agricultural Bank of China
  • BDO AG
  • Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
  • Tunlan Investment
  • Excelian

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.

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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.

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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 2022 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

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Questions about this course?

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

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