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MSc Accounting and Finance

BPP University

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 1 year Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £15000.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

Our MSc Accounting and Finance is a unique programme which aligns with the ACCA Professional Level exams. That means you can secure an ACCA qualification and a Master’s without sitting both ACCA and BPP exams in the same module. You will develop knowledge on data science and how new technologies are changing the industry at pace. Studying key topics that are shaping the future of accountancy will also help to enhance your employability.

Our MSc Accounting and Finance is a unique programme which aligns with the ACCA Professional Level exams. That means you can secure an ACCA qualification and a Master’s without sitting both ACCA and BPP exams in the same module. You will develop knowledge on data science and how new technologies are changing the industry at pace. Studying key topics that are shaping the future of...

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Course Content

You must complete all compulsory modules. Elective modules will run subject to demand and may not all be available in all locations on all courses.

Term 1

Compulsory

Strategic Business Leader (30 credits):  An innovative case study module on governance and making strategic decisions. By using real-world scenarios students will develop a blend of technical, professional and ethics skills in the evaluation and presentation of their responses.

Elective - Choose one from two modules (30 credits)

Advanced Financial Management: Gives an understanding of what is expected of a senior financial executive regarding the financial management of an organisation.

Advanced Performance Management: Teaches how to evaluate business performance through the application of strategic management accounting techniques.

Term 2 (12 months programme)

Business Project (assessed in term 4):

  • Provides the opportunity to conduct a business project using a variety of information sources and data analysis

  • Facilitate the development of problem-solving thinking and behaviour with the ability to manage a project from inception to delivery

Principles of Data Science for Business (15 credits)

  • Provide a critical understanding of what data science means in practice, different types of data (e.g. big data or streaming data), and common activities in data science lifecycles
  • Explore the breadth and depth of data science, framing the concepts involved with its theory and practice in a set of data science lifecycle patterns used within businesses
  • Provide experience of the main techniques and related tools in data science, along with practice phases of the data science lifecycle using statistical models and spreadsheets
  • Understand  the ethical and legal challenges raised by data science and practice with tools commonly used in data security

Term 2 (18 months programme)

Professional Development in the 21st Century (15 credits):

This module will help develop a strong sense of self-awareness about your own strengths and weaknesses, both as managers and colleagues. It is focused on the development of specific skills pivotal to successful management practice and effective leadership. These include thinking and decision-making skills, a range of team working and interpersonal skills, as well as skills associated with developing personal effectiveness and credibility at work.

Principles of Data Science for Business (15 credits)

  • Provide a critical understanding of what the term data science means in practice, different types of data (e.g. big data or streaming data) and common activities in data science lifecycles
  • Explore the breadth and depth of data science, framing the concepts involved with its theory and practice in a set of data science lifecycle patterns used within businesses
  • Provide experience of the main techniques and related tools in data science, along with practice phases of the data science lifecycle using statistical models and spreadsheets
  • Understand the ethical and legal challenges raised by data science and practice with tools commonly used in data security

Term 3

Compulsory

Strategic Business Reporting (30 credits): Develop the skills needed to speak the language of business, and the ability to explain reports and the impacts of transactions to a variety of stakeholders.

Elective - Choose one from two modules (30 credits)

Advanced Taxation: How to apply relevant knowledge and skills gained from Taxation paper (Fundamental Level) to evaluate the impact of major taxes, focusing on the financial decisions of both individuals and organisations.

Advanced Audit and Assurance: Teaches how to obtain, plan, control and conclude both audit and assurance engagements.

Work Placement or Academic Career Skills (6 months duration from 18 months course)

You only need to do this module if you take an 18-month programme.

Term 4 (12 months programme)

Business Project (from term 2 – 30 credits)

Digital Leadership (15 credits)

  • Provide opportunities to develop a deeper understanding of traditional leadership theories and how to adapt for the digital age
  • Get equipped with an understanding of the changes affecting organisations due to technology, so you can develop a critical approach to digital leadership and apply this to your own professional development as future leaders and managers

Term 4 (18 months programme)

Business Project

  • Provides the opportunity to conduct a business project using several information sources and data analysis
  • Facilitate the development of problem-solving thinking and behaviour with the ability to manage a project from its inception to delivery

You must complete all compulsory modules. Elective modules will run subject to demand and may not all be available in all locations on all courses. Term 1 Compulsory Strategic Business Leader (30 credits):  An innovative case study module on governance and making strategic decisions. By using real-world scenarios students will...

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Available Dates

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Birmingham

Full Time, 1 year

September, 2020

£15000.00

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London Shepherd's Bush

Full Time, 1 year

September, 2020

£15000.00

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BPP University in Manchester

Full Time, 1 year

September, 2020

£15000.00

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Entry Requirements

Students wishing to study the MSc Accounting and Finance will require:

  • A related undergraduate degree (lower second class or higher) that provides eligibility for the ACCA Professional Level exams

OR

  • ACCA Knowledge and Skills paper (AB-FM) passes or exemptions

If you have not passed all of the ACCA Fundamental Level, or hold any relevant exemptions, you can enter our MSc Accounting & Finance [ADAF route] at the relevant stage instead.

If a student already has a pass for 1 or more ACCA P-level papers, we will accept them into the relevant term of MSc (consistent with how we treat admissions to our ADAF programme and F-level passes). This pass must have been achieved within 5 years of the start date of the programme.

If you do not meet the entry requirements, but have other qualifications or work experience, get in touch so we can review your options.

Students wishing to study the MSc Accounting and Finance will require: A related undergraduate degree (lower second class or higher) that provides eligibility for the ACCA Professional Level exams OR ACCA Knowledge and Skills paper (AB-FM) passes or exemptions If you have not passed all of the ACCA Fundamental Level, or...

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Assessment Methods

Your course materials will include study materials, formative assessments and revision guidance to fully prepare you for your assessments and professional examinations. You will also get feedback throughout the course to help you realise your full potential.

Your course materials will include study materials, formative assessments and revision guidance to fully prepare you for your assessments and professional examinations. You will also get feedback throughout the course to help you realise your full potential.

Additional Information

A deposit of £250 will need to be paid within 48 hours of accepting your offer, in order to secure your place.

A deposit of £250 will need to be paid within 48 hours of accepting your offer, in order to secure your place.

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