Accounting & Finance MSc

School of Business

The Master's in Accounting and Finance is for students who are looking to take their previous study in business and advance it to a higher level.

Start date
September 2024
12 months (full time)
Dundee City Campus

The degree explores the links between different aspects of accounting, finance, management and strategy e.g. International financial accounting and reporting, corporate finance, corporate governance, international finance, risk management and management and strategy.

It will give you an international perspective of the theory and practice of accounting and finance. It focuses on accounting standards and the impact of leading standard-setting authorities, as well as international capital markets and topical issues in finance.

It will expose you to contemporary debates and demonstrate how to apply theory to real-world issues in accounting, finance, management and strategy. It will also demonstrate the challenges involved in applying these theories.

The degree offers ACCA exemptions from papers F1-F4 (the papers have been renamed as Applied Knowledge AB, Applied Knowledge MA, Applied Knowledge FA and Applied Skills LW).

You can also contact the course director, Professor Bill Russell, via Skype to discuss the course.

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“Dundee is a city campus and the staff are extremely helpful. There are plenty of academic and non-academic resources (such as the Institute of Sport and Exercise by UoD) available. It has one of the best student unions in the UK because they organize a lot of events for the students throughout the year.”

Benji Lee, Accounting & Finance student

Econometrics for Finance or Quantitative Methods

Across all the MSc Accounting and Finance options, you will select one of two very important modules. Both of these areas are important for employers. Econometrics provides you with an intuitive grasp of the theoretical concepts and basic skills required to estimate and interpret economic models, with a strong focus on statistical analysis. Quantitative Methods equips you with the knowledge and skills required to use statistics in research in accounting or finance and to introduce you to statistical thinking.

Research methods

Examine what academic research is and why it is important in the key module, studied on all the Accounting and Finance degrees. What is research, why are we doing it and how do we create knowledge through it? This module is vital to assist in your dissertation. It also helps your career development, essential if you want to pursue an academic career, but equally important if you want to work in the finance sector. Research skills allow you to analyse and report on data, make decisions and to develop creative thinking and solutions for your business.

Specialist Management English for Business modules

English is the worldwide language of business. If English isn’t your first language, we will offer you two free English language modules that will focus on words and terminology that are used in business. These modules are an important signal to employers of your commitment to English language skills. They will also help you to feel confident in communicating when you start your business career.

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“I am honoured to be awarded the Global Excellence scholarship. It has been a blessing to me and my family. Also, a huge thanks to the university of Dundee for this wonderful opportunity.”

Sughter Gege

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

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AACSB accreditation ensures that business schools meet the highest standards of excellence in teaching, research, curriculum, and learner success.

Course structure

We offer you the opportunity to study our MSc Accounting and Finance, or MSc Accounting and Finance combined with another business topic. Our degrees are flexible, and this gives you the chance to focus on a specific area that interests you. It also shows future employers where your specific interests and skills are. There are three Accounting and Finance degree options for you to choose from, we refer to these as specialist pathways. The option you choose to study is what will be printed on your graduating certificate.

All the MSc Accounting and Finance degrees are made up of core modules (ones you must study) and a range of optional modules. Each module is worth 20 credits (except the dissertation which is worth 60) so in total you study six modules and a dissertation module, making a total of 180 credits.


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