• For Entry: January | September
  • Duration: 12 months
  • School: Business
  • Study Mode: Full Time

For graduates ready to take up strategic management roles in the organisations of tomorrow

TEF Gold - Teaching Excellence Framework

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

Our MSc in Accounting, Management and Strategy will put you at the hub of day-to-day and strategic organisational life. Tomorrow’s management accountants and consultants are dynamic partners to business managers. They are leaders of change management projects, systems design, strategy formulation and much more.

Leading-edge research indicates a broad knowledge of strategic management issues is becoming essential in all medium and large organisations. Financial and non-financial management has become an important requirement for managers across all business functions. Dundee is an elite university. It has designed this course to enable ambitious graduates to join the fast-changing worlds of management accountants, management consultants and global business managers.

This is an ideal course if you already have a sound background in accounting and/or business and want to move up to management accountant or management consultant roles within a business.

Our MSc Accounting, Management and Strategy course

  • is informed by the latest, and leading-edge, research in the relevant discipline areas,
  • provides insight into the roles and skills required for tomorrow's management accountants, consultants and global business managers,
  • includes organisational case studies relating to (changing) financial management and management accounting practice, incorporating group discussions and presentations,
  • elevates graduate professionalism and employability.

For the benefit of overseas students particularly, the course includes educational and cultural experiences which are unique to the UK and familiarise students with global business protocols.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

The University of Dundee has been given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

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TEF Gold - Teaching Excellence Framework

There are two intakes each year - January and September. The course lasts for 12 months. Modules start at the beginning of the academic session and are taught through a mixture of lectures and tutorials. The degree consists of five compulsory modules, two optional modules, plus a dissertation. The course is academically rigorous, drawing on current strategy, change management, corporate governance and accounting theory. It is practically relevant, helping you apply knowledge and develop generally transferable skills such as problem solving, team-working and collaboration.

How you will be taught

Teaching methods include lectures, workshops, group work and student presentations. The modules are designed to encourage you to think analytically and critically about the ways in which modern business organisations create and use information, in both operational and strategic contexts.

How you will be assessed

Modules are examined in December and April/ May. Students complete their supervised decision during the summer. The dissertation takes around  three months to complete with a final draft to be submitted in August.

Course content

The course begins with a two week foundation module to bring all students up to a common minimum standard in management and business statistics. The foundation module also introduces you to the University’s learning resources (e.g. the library and study skills support) and encourages you to work in ‘teams’ exchanging your intellectual assets for your mutual benefit.

Modules - core

  • BU52004 - Contemporary Accounting Issues
  • BU52031 - Strategic Management and Organisational Analysis
  • BU52010 - Dissertation
  • BU52015 - Research Methodology & Methods
  • BU52016 - Quantitative Methods

Plus two optional modules from:

  • BU51001 - Corporate Governance (S)
  • BU51006 - Performance Measurement and Reporting (S)
  • BU51008 - Operations Management and Change (S)
  • BU51015 - Marketing as Creative Practice (S)
  • BU51016 - International Business Strategy (J)
  • BU51017 - Customer Experience Design (S)
  • BU51018 - Human Resource Management Strategies (S)
  • BU51024 - Managing People and Organisations (J)
  • BU51029 - Financial Statements and Analysis (S)
  • BU52005 - International Accounting and Financial Reporting (J)
  • BU52008 - Marketing Management and Strategy (J)
  • BU52013 - Strategic Management Accounting (J)
  • BU52021 - International Human Resource Management (J)
  • BU52034 - Stakeholder Management and Business Ethics (S)
  • BU52044 - Corporate Social Reporting (J)

Students will be equipped with the necessary skills to embark on various business-related careers. Those with an accounting and/or finance background will be able to pursue such exciting and fast-changing careers as management accountancy or management consultancy within business organisations. Others will be able to pursue a more general managerial career with increased financial and commercial astuteness, as well as nurture a global business perspective.

We have excellent employment records for our students (and an impressive Alumni), and this new master's-level course is intended to continue this pattern of success and enable students to embark on fulfilling and rewarding careers. In this regard, the structure of the degree, with an emphasis on developing both technical and generic (soft) skills, in the context of a fast-changing business environment, will stand students in good stead.

Good first degree, preferably the equivalent of a UK 2:2 degree, in accounting or related discipline with significant accounting content and/or a relevant professional qualification.

 EU and International qualifications

English Language Requirement

IELTS Overall 6.0
Listening 5.5
Reading 5.5
Writing 5.5
Speaking 5.5

 Equivalent grades from other test providers


English Language Programmes

We offer Pre-Sessional and Foundation Programme(s) throughout the year. These are designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme.

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The fees you pay will depend on your fee status. Your fee status is determined by us using the information you provide on your application.

 Find out more about fee status

Fee statusFees for students starting academic year 2019-20
Scottish and EU students £6,950 per year of study
See our scholarships for UK/EU applicants
Rest of UK students £6,950 per year of study
See our scholarships for UK/EU applicants
Overseas students (non-EU) £16,450 per year of study
See our scholarships for International applicants

Additional costs

You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year.

Examples of additional costs:

One off costOngoing costIncidental cost
Graduation feeStudio feeField trips

*these are examples only and are not exhaustive.

Additional costs:

  • may be mandatory or optional expenses
  • may be one off, ongoing or incidental charges and certain costs may be payable annually for each year of your programme of study
  • vary depending on your programme of study
  • are payable by you and are non-refundable and non-transferable

Unfortunately, failure to pay additional costs may result in limitations on your student experience.

For additional costs specific to your course please speak to our Enquiry Team.

You apply for this course through our Direct Application System, which is free of charge. You can find out more information about making your application when you click Apply Now below

  Degree Course code
Apply nowAccounting, Management and Strategy MScP052072

Course Contact

Dr Suzanne Fifield
Social Sciences
+44 (0)1382 385148

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